Product Type: Asda Chocolate
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Asda Milk Chocolate Flavoured Cake Covering
Member Name: pink_glitter
Asda Milk Chocolate Flavoured Cake Covering
Advantages: Good value for money, nice taste
Disadvantages: high in calories, a little bit of a sugary taste
I don't shop in ASDA much because it's a bus ride away and I'm lucky enough to have three supermarkets near to me -even if they are small- but I took a trip to ASDA the other day to get some top-up shopping.
I noticed that their chocolate cake covering was only 54p for a 300g bar. I occasionally make cornflake cakes, and usually buy Lidl's chocolate which costs 24p for a 100g bar. As this works out cheaper (only 18p per 100g), I decided to get a bar, and I'm glad I did...
Returning from ASDA, I went to put my shopping away, and realised I had left the freezer door open and everything had defrosted. I was so annoyed, especially as the freezer was full. I always keep something sweet in the house, as I have a sweet tooth, but by sods law I had bought ice-cream for the first time in months, and of course it had defrosted, so I had nothing to satisfy my sweet cravings.
The next day I was dying for something chocolatey and decided to make cornflake cakes with the chocolate.
~About the product~
This is a milk chocolate flavoured cake covering by ASDA. Note the word 'flavoured'. I believe that means that it is just a product which has been flavoured to taste like milk chocolate, whereas products described as 'Milk Chocolate Flavour' would actually contain milk chocolate. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I'm sure I saw that on watchdog once!
The cake covering comes in a blue foil wrapper. It features a picture of some rice crispy cakes on the front, and the back gives product information, as well as information on how to prepare, and ideas on how to use it.
This can be used in any recipe that requires cooking chocolate. Obviously it is described as being cake covering, as it can be melted and spread on top of a cake, but I only really buy it to make cornflake or rice crispy cakes, because I'm a big baby!
~What I thought~
I was hoping this would be good, as a while back I bought a bar of Tesco cooking chocolate and it was awful. It may have been something I did, but it just didn't melt properly and went into little lumps.
When I took the chocolate out of the packet it looked like any other chocolate and was divided into several little squares. They recommend putting this in a heatproof bowl, and placing over a pan of hot water to melt, but I always do it by sticking it in a bowl and putting it in the microwave for a few minutes on the defrost setting.
I found that the chocolate melted easily - no little lumps with this one, it looked smooth and creamy, like melted chocolate should look. It had a nice chocolately smell to it too, and I decided to try a little bit before adding the cornflakes - just to test it! It tasted a bit strange to be honest, although it was mainly a chocolate flavour, but I did think it had a little bit of an artificial taste to it too, but then sometimes chocolate can taste totally different when it has been melted, so I tried not to judge too soon.
I made the cornflake cakes and put them in the fridge to set. I managed to get eight cakes out of the half of the bar that I used.
Once I took the cakes out of the fridge and tried one, I found that the chocolate did taste a lot better now that it had set. It tasted slightly sweeter than normal chocolate, but I no longer thought it tasted artificial, it just had a bit of a sugary sort of taste. For the price it was great, although I sometimes buy Supercook Scotbloc, which I must admit is a bit nicer than this one.
This costs 52p from Asda.
Obviously being chocolate this is not very good for you, and the nutritional figures are pretty shocking...
Per 100g (third of a bar) there are...
For the price this is a nice cooking chocolate. Like I said, I prefer Scotbloc, as the taste of this one is a little bit sweet, but then I generally prefer dark chocolate anyway, so that may be why. Other than that, the main problem is that it's high in calories.
Summary: ASDA cake covering