Product Type: Silver Spoon Chocolate
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Almost Too Thick To Lick!
Silver Spoon Milk Chocolate Treat
Member Name: HotBabes
Silver Spoon Milk Chocolate Treat
Advantages: Cheap, versatile
Disadvantages: Contains milk.
Summer has arrived (sort of!), the shorts and T Shirts come out of hiding and many an hour has been spent tidying the garden. The warm days make our enjoyment of an ice cream even more of a pleasurable experience, but there was one usual item missing from the cupboard. A trip to Tesco's soon had a bottle of Askeys 'Treat' in our trolley!
Firstly, whilst this has the brand name 'Askeys' it is actually made by Silver Spoon. The plastic bottle has an 'hour glass' shape and stands just under 8" high. The blue and brown design states this is a 'Milk Chocolate Flavour Dessert Sauce' which 'creates a little magic'! The curves of this bottle allow it to fit snugly in your hand and contains 325g. It should be stored in a cool place but not refrigerated.
The nice thing about this bottle is that it has a foil covering so you need to unscrew the cap, remove the foil to allow the sauce to be squeezed out. The only downside to this is if the little tab were to snap off. The best before date is 2008 and it won't even last till the end of 2006 in our house!
Having put a couple of scoopfuls of ice cream in my bowl, I tipped the bottle and squeezed. You need a firm squeeze to get this sauce to ooze slowly and it drizzles nicely over the ice cream allowing me to create pretty patterns ( I never said I was grown up with these things!) which settles into a nice pool in your bowl. The colour is exactly that of a milk chocolate bar and it's thick! On tipping the bowl it takes ages for the sauce to slide gently down the side.
Mmm definitely chocolately! This sauce is very smooth, just sweet enough but not too rich. Its very similar to the sauce from the ice cream vans! It melts away on my tongue leaving the delicious milky chocolate taste behind. Considering this is only a chocolate flavoured sauce (containing cocoa) it doesn't taste any different to letting a piece of chocolate melt in your mouth.
The taste lingers in your mouth and leaves you wanting more as it is not too overpowering or sickly. I am not a huge lover of chocolate bars but chocolate flavoured things are another matter and I can eat loads of this! There is no bitter aftertaste, just a pleasant sweetness.
Is it good for me?
Whilst this is heaven for my taste buds, its not ideal for the waistline. The nutritional info is measured in 100g, I find this rather odd as a bottle is 325g! So roughly a third of a bottle is 375 calories and contains 11.5g of fat. So 'Treat' is an apt name for this sauce!
Is it good for others?
I never list the full list of ingredients but sadly, this is NOT suitable for all as it contains MILK. The bottle does not state if its suitable for vegetarians either and I would not like to hazard a guess. There is no reference to nuts at all, so PLEASE check the ingredients list before you buy, just in case and obviously different flavours contain different ingredients.
Yummy!! This sauce is smooth, tasty and does create a 'little magic' to what could be a bland dessert. Its nice for the kids too as it is a treat for them. It's also very versatile and doesn't cost a fortune. A bottle will last us almost till the end of the summer but obviously depends on how often its used. The cap stays very clean and does not get messy like a brown sauce bottle either.
Costing approx 1.20p from all major supermarkets it won't break the bank, leaving you with enough pennies left over to buy some more ice cream!
This is so nice you will want to lick the bowl clean but as it's quite thick you may end up using your finger to get the last remaining amounts out! Not that I would do such a thing!!
This is a very versatile dessert sauce too so don't think you're limited in its use. Besides ice cream, it can be used to make milkshakes. It's great on pancakes, rice pudding and with fruit. It's also nice to dip Sponge Fingers in. Its also a cheaper alternative to Chocolate Body Paint should you be interested!
This sauce is also available in the following flavours :- Dark Chocolate, Maple, Toffee and Strawberry. You can also get the Monster Crackin Chocolate Flavour which hardens, if you prefer that.
Made by The Silver Spoon Company
As ever thanks for reading and I hope you create a little magic this summer!
HotBabes x x
Summary: Yum, Yum and more Yum!