“ Brand: Cadbury's „
I used to buy these Cadbury trifles from Sainsbury's Local in a three pack and I remember them costing £1.79. For a while I didn't have them then when I was at that section one time to see if they still had them it seemed that they had stopped stocking them. Anyway, at my local Tescos I found them again but in a new double pack. The price was 99p so assuming they haven't changed the size, of which I cannot be sure, then they're better value.
It seems Cadbury are really trying to break into the desserts sector as they had all sorts of cakes and éclairs and so on and I wondered if these would be as I remembered. As you may be able to tell, these are not healthy. Annoyingly, they don't have the traffic light wheel on the front but hunt on the packaging and you'll find that they contain about 250 calories per pot which sounds about right.
They come in a brightly purple coloured cardboard sleeve traditional to Cadbury colours. The pots are see-through plastic with a foil lid.
The trifle is made from several layers. The first is a layer of whipped crème. Now I think this is really pretty as they've done a crimpled effect. The cream is like what comes out of spray can of Anchor though if possible even sweeter. Then you get a layer of thick chocolate sauce. Of course, this is Cadbury so it's good stuff. After that you get the chocolate mousse with slightly thicker consistency and is only slightly thinner than in the Cadbury mousse pots. Right at the bottom is a layer of chocolate sponge which is very soft and fluffy. I like eating it bit by bit as it's very very sweet and I know some say sickly but I really like them.
At 50p a go, they're not the cheapest but it's got almost all the different ways you can eat chocolate in it. Lovely.
This review is for Cadbury trifles, as pictured, rather than the light trifles of the title - I'm not sure why the picture and the text don't match, so I'll assume either is fair game.
If you're a Cadbury fan and a trifle fan like me, then this dessert s provides the perfect marriage of the two. It's rich, chocolatey and very indulgent.
I think the best feature for me is the combination of layers - 4 different types of goodness all in one pot. The first layer consists of fresh cream, the second of liquid milk chocolate (almost like a sauce), the third of crumbly chocolate chip cookie and the fourth, largest layer consists of chocolate mousse. It all has a really nice 'melt in the mouth' consistency. All layers are equally lovely and can be enjoyed individually if that's how you prefer it. Personally I like to dip the spoon right down to the bottom of the pot and end up with some of each layer in a single mouthful. I would say the whole trifle is definitely more than the sum of its parts!
Yummy as they are, they're pretty rich and, despite not really being a cream fan, I'm glad of its addition here as it lightens the taste.
The trifles come in 3 packs, each pot weighing 100g. The pack costs around £1, which is actually quite reasonable for a quality brand, when you consider the price of many other yoghurt/mousse/trifle type products on the market. One pot does provide enough for a small dessert. Although I find myself craving more when I've finished, they're rich enough that I know a second one would just seem sickly.
The plastic pots are clear so that you can see all that lovely chocolatey-ness inside, presenting even more of a temptation when you see them sitting in the fridge. They have a simple foil peel-back lid, and all three pots are contained within a cardboard sleeve of typical Cadbury appearance. The information given is minimal - just the very basic nutritional details. Rather shockingly, each pot contains 15.3g of fat and 23.6g of carbohydrates (most of which, I assume, are sugars - the third ingredient listed is 'sugar solution'). Actually I hadn't really looked at this before, and now find myself thinking I should try the 'light' versions. Jeez, no wonder my jeans are getting tighter.
The packaging doesn't provide the guideline daily amounts etc that we've become so accustomed to seeing on foods. Perhaps Cadbury are just admitting that this is a terribly unhealthy product, and that to include all that calorie-counting stuff would just highlight the point!
Apart from the deliciousness, another benefit of the product is that you can keep the pots afterwards. They make useful little paint-holders etc.
I was going to strongly recommend these trifles, but reeling as I am from looking at the fat content, I will just say 'approach with caution'!
Cadbury's truffle yoghurts are a relatively new release from Cadbury's and they're a small pot of sweet goodness!
The first layer is a light whipped cream which breaks way to the chocolate below. There's little chocolaty bits in it as well which make it extra yummy!
The pots are 150g each and have around 170kcal in them and have 7.2g of fat and may contain nuts.
The yoghurts can be found at most food outlets and are around £1.70 but if you're having a few people round, want something to treat the kids with or just have something for yourself then they're great!
They're not a healthy option though (obviously) and there are some places that might offer an alternative but these yoghurts are really if you want to indulge and forget about the diet.
So head down to your local supermarket and remember to put some in your basket, curl up with a movie and enjoy what these yoghurts have to offer because I doubt they can be beat!