Product Type: Green's Baking & Ingredients
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5STARS FROM ME
Green's Cheesecake Mix
Member Name: angelboouk
Green's Cheesecake Mix
Advantages: TASTY CHEAP, EXCELLENT FOR GUESTS, QUICK PREP
*about the product*
The product I am going to review is a cheesecake mix made by Greens. Horace Green was a local Brighton baker who believed baking was the warmest way to show you care. It's thanks to his deliciously simple recipes that families have being doing just that since 1907 (a bit of information from the box).
The cheescake mix comes in a green cardboard box which is recyclable. The front of the box has a enticing picture of the finished cheescake and the name of the cheesecake. One side of the box has the ingredients, allergy warnings and nutritional information. The other side has company information and contact details. The back of the box has the method of making the cheesecake. This has been cleverly designed as you can remove this for future reference and you don't need scissors as the card has a perfotrated edge for easy removal.
*what else do I need to make the cheesecake*
The box contains 2 packets. The first is a white packet and this is the cheesecake filling and the second is a clear packet containing the biscuit base. In addition to this you require 235ml of milk & 75g of butter or margarine.
*how do I make it*
The recipe gives step by step instructions on how to make your cheesecake.
For the base
-Line a 17-18cm (7") sandwich tin with foil ensuring the foil overlaps the edges of the tin.
-Melt 75g of butter or margarine in a saucepan and stir in the biscuit crumb
-Once done, spread the crumb mixture over the base of the tin and press down with the back of a spoon.
-Chill in the fridge for 15mins, until firm.
For the topping
-Using an electric hand whisk, mix the cheesecake mix into 235ml of milk for 3 minutes, until thick and creamy. This will take longer if using a hand whisk.
-Spread the cheesecake topping over the biscuit base and smooth with the back of a spoon.
-Chill in the fridge for 45mins to allow to set.
-To serve remove for the tin and peel away the foil. Keep refrigerated and eat within 2days.
Cheesecake mix - sugar, whey powder, modified maize starch, vegetable oil, maltodextrin, emulsifiers E472a, E471, cheese powder, dextrose, milk protein, stabilisers E450iii, E401, E340, skimmed milk powder, firming agent, monocalcium phosphate, lactose, natural flavouring, colour, beta carotene.
Biscuit base - wheat flour, sugar, vegetable oil, dried glucose syrup, salt, skimmed milk powder, raising agent, sodium bicarbonate
Allergy advice - contains wheat, gluter and milk.
Contains natural colours and flavour and is suitable for vegetarians.
The cheesecake is designed for 6 people and therefore the following nutritional information is based on 1/6th of the cheesecake as it is prepared.
298kcal, 4.2g protein, 36.8g carbohydrates - 18.2g of which sugars, 14.9g fat - 9.7g of which saturates
*contacting the company*
PO Box 145
0800 783 4321
*availability and price*
Green' cheesecake mixes are available in supermarkets such as Asda and Tesco. I bought mine from Asda and this cost of 80p for a 259g 6 serving box.
I am not the best cook or baker..my limits usually stretch as far as fairy cakes and sponge cakes which are basically the same mixture! I like cheesecake and usually opted to buy the frozen one from Iceland but found that it tasted really fake if that makes sense. Not long after, my sister introduced me to Green's cheesecake mix. I had seen Green's product range in Asda but never paid much attention to it.
The picture on the front on the box made my mouth water and I had to buy one. I have made this in the past for my sons birthday party and it went down a treat with the adults. I bought one last weekend whilst in Asda for the bargain price of 80p. I decided to make it a few days ago as I had PMT (sorry if this is too much information but I really needed cheering up!). The cheesecake is extremely simple to make and preparation time is minimal except for having to wait for it to set. I am very impatient! I use butter to melt as I don't buy margarine and once you mix in the biscuit base in the pot, the smell is amazing. It is very sweet and I for one cannot resist a taste! For the filling I use a normal whisk as i don't have an electric one. It took only a few extra minutes to whisk though my hand was sore. The filling is very creamy and an off white shade. Once it is all mixed together with the milk, it is very fluffy and smells like vanilla for some reason..maybe that is just me!
I left mine to set for about an hour and a half as it was for dessert. Normally plain cheesecake does not appeal to me so although this is extremely tasty and filling on its own, I sometimes opt for a topping of strawberry or raspberry puree which is available from Asda. The taste test - oh my.. I am very proud of my cheesecake, it is firm yet soft to bite into and very tasty. It melts in your mouth and the biscuit base is delicious but not overly hard, just perfect really.
I would highly recommend this mix to anyone as it is very simple, it is cheap and looks very professional (providing you do not drop it which I have done before!).
Summary: PERFECTION IN A GREEN BOX
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