Product Type: Tesco Chocolate
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Tesco Finest Profiteroles
Member Name: HotBabes
Tesco Finest Profiteroles
Advantages: Individual pots, suitable for Vegetarians
Disadvantages: Nor for Allergy Sufferers.
Whilst I like the odd bit of chocolate I am not a lover of things like chocolate gateau or Mars Bars as I cannot eat more than a couple of mouthfuls before I find them too sickly.
However, on a trip to Tesco's and fancying something different than the standard Yoghurt I came across these 'Finest Individual Profiteroles'. These are fresh and not frozen.
They caught my eye because they were an individual portion, although I couldn't see much more as they put them on the top shelf (wonder if thats cause they're naughty but nice?!)
Once I had stood on tip toes to get to them, I popped them in my trolley and took them home, and eagerly awaited tea time to try them!
They are packaged in a clear see through tub in a swirl design with a pop off lid. The cardboard strip containing all the info is slid across the pot so you can still see the contents. The pot is approx 3" high.
"3 Cream filled choux profiteroles, topped with a smooth chocolate flavour mousse and a rich chocolate sauce, decorated with milk chocolate shavings".
Thats Tesco's own description and I can hear you saying but I thought she didnt like too much chocolate! They were so appealing on the shelf I just had to give them a go, thats my excuse!
They are suitable for Vegetarians but NOT allergy sufferers as they contain, amongst other things, milk, wheat, gluten, eggs and soya.
This three and a half ounce portion contains 390 kcal, which for something that sounds quite rich is not too bad BUT, and theres always a but, they contain 31.9g of fat!
The Use By date is normally only a couple of days ahead.
The Three profiteroles are each about the size of a large walnut and fill most of the tub on their own! What I like about the appearance is that everything has been added separately, the chocolate mousse has been added on one side of the pot, the sauce on the other and it is generously sprinkled with rippled shavings. So much so that some of the shavings actually get trapped in the lid! More yumminess for me then!
Divine, heavenly, creamy, chocolately and light!
I'll try and describe them all individually starting with the Profiteroles.
You can actually tell this is Choux pastry, its very light but not chewy,the reasonable amount of fresh cream contained within does not make the pastry go all soggy as it can with some cream cakes/desserts. Its not full of air either which is what can happens sometimes. The cream is very light and just melts on the tongue.
The milk chocolate mousse, which Tesco's describe as 'smooth' is indeed that. It is a thick and creamy consistency but the chocolate taste is very subtle and delicate. At first you think it does not have much taste to it but once in your mouth you become aware of the subtle chocolate flavour and this lingers even after you have swallowed it.
The chocolate sauce is described as 'rich'. I think this applies more to a 'luxurious' rich than a 'sickly' rich. It is much thicker than you would expect a sauce to be and once on your spoon is not likely to run or drip. No wastage there then!
If push came to shove I would have to say this is only slighty more of a chocolately taste than the mousse but still not overpowering and again it leaves a smooth aftertaste full of subtle chocolate.
The Shavings are milk chocolate but they are dark enough to be almost taken as dark chocolate. They do not have a milk chocolate taste as in Dairy Milk etc but neither to they have that bitter taste that dark chocolate can sometimes have. They are not small pieces either and are sprinkled generously over the top. As you keep this pot chilled you can hear the 'snap' of the slivers of shavings as you bite into them.
To eat these individually is a pleasure in itself, but together it is a combination of the smooth chocolate being complimented by the lightnness of the pastry and the coolness of the cream and the snap of the topping all happening at once in a moment of sheer luxurious pleasure (sorry, got a bit carried away there!) Though each individual chocolate taste is so subtle, together they add up to be just right and not sickly at all. This is the sort of dessert that you would eat slowly and lingeringly off your spoon to ensure that your savoured every mouthful. For some, you may even be tempted to lick out the pot!
I think you can guess by now that I love these! There is enough in one of these pots to satisy that sweet/chocolate craving but without being sickly or off putting.
Whether you choose to eat them individually or a little piece of each (as I do) the flavours still come through the same.
Sometimes when we treat ourselves to something nice to eat, you have to buy a size somewhat bigger than you would like and end up eating the whole box/packet. Therefore as these are individual you cannot eat more than there is, unless you eat two portions that is!
At the end of a long week or if you just want a little treat or something diffferent than the norm then these are worth buying.
As I always eat mine straight from the pot ( I make no apologies for that fact!) I cannot say if these would transfer onto a plate and look so nice presented. My guess is that they probably would because of the mousse and sauce all being added seperatley it should make it easier to get out but don't quote me on it.
Not always does the Tesco's 'Finest' label live up to its name but it does on this occasion!
I have purposely left this till last, as I wanted you to think about how much you would expect to pay for this. Probably nothing if they don't appeal to you but for those of you who think you might like them they will set you back ................99p!! Yes only 99p!
Needless to say a pot of these Finest Profiteroles grace my trolley each week at that price. I hope you enjoy them as much as me.
Thanks for reading x x
© HotBabes 2006
Summary: These are a relatively cheap and luxurious dessert.