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      20.09.2004 12:59
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      I know I always seem to write about these naughty food stuffs, but I honestly don’t eat as many as you may think. I’m on the slimming world diet and I save my ‘syns’ up for a nice treat once a week – sometimes I’ll go out for dinner, sometimes we’ll order something in, sometimes I’ll just settle for a bar of chocolate or something yummy (and usually chocolately) for dessert. This week, I chose the latter. I was giving Tesco a rest (as our local one is being re-fitted and you can’t seem to find anything) so I decided to have a browse in Asda.

      I was looking for a ‘cheesecake-type-thing’ when a different box caught my eye. It was a browny, purpley box with a picture of a squishy looking chocolate pudding type thing on a plate. It was described as a ‘baked chocolate sponge cake with dark chocolate chunks and a creamy chocolate sauce’ and looked so deliciously soft, moist and warm…mmm…
      Into my basket it went. I picked up a few healthy options (lots of fat free yoghurt and fruit etc) and headed off to the checkout. I forgot to look at the price on the shelf but was pleased with £1.68. It looked big enough for 2 people and when I looked at the box it said it served 4. Oops…

      So, we got it home and had a look at the heating instructions:
      ‘Cook in oven for 25 mins or in microwave for 2 mins’. Hmm. Do I want to wait 25 minutes or 2 minutes? I settled for the microwave option. Stuck it in and waited for the chocolately aroma to waft out. When the two minutes were up, I had a leave it to stand in the tray for a few more minutes to regain its rigidity. The instructions also said to check it was piping hot and not to re-heat.

      Now, I don’t know if it was that I just didn’t leave it to firm up long enough or if I managed to over heat it in the microwave, but it was rather sloppy and messy as I scooped it out of the tray. Not what I was expecting. The cake and the sauce seemed to have almost disappeared into one. It was rather hot so I left it on my plate for another 5 minutes or so before taking the first bite. It firmed up a bit but still didn’t look anything like the picture on the box.

      Well, as I said a bit earlier, when I first saw it I thought it would serve 2 but the box was telling me 4. I decided I deserved it, as I’d been so good all week and opted for half. After about 3 bites I wish I didn’t!

      Don’t get me wrong. Despite the messy, mucky appearance, it was gorgeous. Soft, warm and very very sticky like I expected, really great chocolately taste that didn’t have the ‘chocolate flavour’ factor that I hate. No, the reason I couldn’t eat more than 3 bites was that it was so rich and sickly…I really wished I’d taken the advice of the manufacturers and just settled for a quarter. A classic case of ‘eyes bigger than tummy’.

      So in summary, it’s a delicious, real chocolately gorgeous cake with mountains of chocolate sauce; it looks rather messy and yucky on the plate; and although your dinner guests may think you’re being a bit tight on the portions, they’ll appreciate a smaller serving once they’ve started.

      The pack is 300g. It is suitable for vegetarians and home freezing but not suitable for wheat, gluten or dairy free diet and may contain traces of nuts.

      *Ingredients:

      Chocolate sauce, whipping cream, milk chocolate, sugar, cocoa, butter, skimmed milk powder, full cream, milk fat, plain chocolate, emulsifiers and flavourings, water, condensed milk, egg, wheat flour, cocoa powder.

      It has no added colours or preservatives (therefore, only keeps for a few days in the fridge).


      * Nutritional value per quarter of cake:

      Fat – 19g (12g saturates)
      Kcals – 325
      Protein – 3.5g
      Carbohydrates – 35g (29g sugars)
      Fibre – 1.1g
      Sodium – 0.2g


      * Contact Asda on 0845 300 1111 or visit website www.asda.com. If you are not ‘delighted’ with this product, Asda will give you a full refund AND replace the product.








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