“ Brand: Tesco / Type: Chocolate „
~~~Tesco Value Milk Cooking Chocolate~~~
What a bargain buy I've just started using.
*** How I came to start using this product***
I have recently celebrated a birthday and had decided to help out the girlies coming to celebrate with the financial side of the evening.
Normally we would be out for a meal and then hit the bars until we've had enough. However, with the latest crunch hitting all our purses - I decided to cook a meal at mine then hit the bars - cutting the costs down considerably.
~~~So on the menu ~~~
Chilli - beef n veggie option with the usual side dishes.
Chocolate treats for desserts.
Here's where the Tesco value milk cooking chocolate bar came into play.
When shopping for the ingredients for the chocolate covered strawberries and banana slices - I noticed that the range of cooking chocolates were varied greatly in price. The most expensive being £1.99.
WOW - £1.99 per bar and I needed 3 - hmmm not that cheap.
So taking a gamble I picked up the Tesco value one for 49p a bar. When checking the ingredients and nutritional information this bar was pretty much the same as one of the more expensive brands.
At 49p for a 100g bar I could get all 3 bars needed for less then the price of one branded bar.
The Nutrition information is as follows:
17.0g sat fats
and a trace a salt.
*** cooking with the product***
As I mentioned before I was doing a very basic treat of chocolate covered strawberries and banana slices.
In the past I have always melted the chocolate bars in the microwave and have often over cooked and ruined the product, so I was very conscious that the bar needed to be easy to break into small even pieces.
This bar was soft and very easy to break into small, even pieces. It felt smooth and creamy in texture and the smell was not a cheapy chocolately smell you can sometimes can from the lower price ranged products.
The bar melted evenly and yeah I didn't over cook it.
I was really pleased with how it covered the half of the strawberries evenly and clung well to the fruit. The banana slices were just as easy to cover and the appearance of the milky chocolate was a good velvety brown complexion.
The chocolate did take a little longer to set around the fruit compared to other brands I have used, but by the time the chillis had been demolished they were ready - and looking very attractive.
*** What did the girls think ***
They loved the dish - all were very surprised when I revealed the cheapest of the chocolate coating and said (I have to agree) you wouldn't have thought it was such a cheap product.
So well done - again - Tescos for looking after my budget - I would recommend this bargain buy.
thanks for reading
x hev (also on ciao)