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A delicious, low-fat rice pudding that is quick and easy to prepare and very inexpensive.

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      23.10.2013 10:23
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      Lovely and better than home made rice pudding in my humble opinion!

      I love rice pudding and ts something that I buy regularly for myself. I did go through a phase of buying cheap, shops own ones till I bought this a few weeks back and decided that it really was worth the extra money to buy this one!

      The Packaging:

      This comes in a can with a light and dark blue label on it and a little picture of a cow and on the front of it we are clearly told what it is and who it is by and that it is a made in Devon product then on the back of the can other information given includes the ingredients and allergy advice being given along with a full nutritional chart and heating instructions (this can be eaten hot or cold by the way), the size is stated which 400g and contact details for the manufacturer are clearly listed. Nice enough and informative enough can this is.

      The Rice Pudding Itself:

      What you get is alot of Whey Rice which is soft but not soggy within a really thick creamy liquid which consists of full cream milk, skimmed milk and real sugar. This is only made up of 4 ingredients only and contains no artificial preservatives or colours and is suitable for Vegetarians though not Vegans of course!

      I love this rice pudding and I find it very tasty indeed. The rice is nice with no hard bits lurking within it, the creamy taste it has to it is just superb and its sweet though in an entirely natural way and not overly so. I have had this warmed up which takes about 3 minutes in the microwave and I've eaten it cold, on its own and with a blob of good quality jam in it! Its very filling indeed and not only does it make a good dessert but its a tasty snack too!

      It contains 210 calories per half of a can and 2.8g saturates which I don't think is bad at all considering it contains full fat cream and sugar within it and although this retails at about 94p a can I believe that this is so good that it really is worth the money. With cheaper cans of rice pudding you can get hard bits or rice, sweeteners and thin cream (if there is actually any in it) and it can look revolting! This looks nice, tastes nice and for that reason I will be repurchasing this one whenever I can!

      Widely available from all good supermarkets and I buy this in Tesco, Morrisons and Asda all for around the price I have already listed!

      This review is also posted on Ciao under this same username.

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        22.10.2013 21:24
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        A great standby for a quick snack.- and made in UK

        ===The Product===

        400 gram tin of Ambrosia Rice Pudding.
        Blue label with signpost image which states 'welcome to Devon' and A cow.
        Made with fresh milk using only four ingredients.
        No added colours, flavours or preservatives.
        Suitable for Vegetarians and it is Gluten free.
        Food standard assured milk.
        Half a can is 198 calories and 24% or your daily calcium requirement.
        Made in the Ambrosia Creamery, Devon.
        Ambrosia is now owned by the Premier Food Group.
        Can be eaten hot or cold.
        To reheat - the pudding can be reheated on the hob or in the microwave (2 minutes).



        ===Varieties===

        Also comes in a low fat or organic variety.
        Ambrosia also do tapioca and semolina puddings as well as custards.



        ===Cost===

        94p per tin at Tesco.



        ===My Opinion===

        Ambrosia are well known for their tinned rice pudding and custards.

        The firm is an old British one with manufacturing still taking place in Devon - where the company originated from.

        There was a creamery there already and it was during the 1930s that they started making tinned rice pudding.

        As well as the original rice and custard in tins they now produce items in cartons similar to yoghurt pots so they can easily be transported and eaten when out or at work - the tins still need a tin opener as they do not have ring pulls.

        This has been a well known brand for many years and apparently they even had their tins of rice pudding sent to troops during World War II.

        It is good to see just a short list of ingredients so that even though you are eating a manufactured product you are not having a long List of e numbers at the same time.

        The 400 gram tin serves two people - or for me - twice! I quite like this rice pudding cold from the tin.
        It is a thick creamy texture, almost solid in the tin. It is a light cream colour and the rice is well cooked and very soft. It is deliciously creamy and sweet but without being overpoweringly sweet and sickly - which these days many manufactured foods tend to be - so that is a definite plus.

        Half a tin is under 200 calories so not overly bad for you - added to that the fact that it gives you 24% of your daily calcium intake and there is no need to feel too guilty.

        Once opened I put the remaining contents in the fridge - possibly for the next day but often, knowing it is there, I will go back and have it as a little snack later on.

        I have not been a regular user of tinned puddings for a while but had some Tesco Value Rice Pudding the other day and when I saw this on sale in our local Spar as 2 for 1 it was a perfect chance to rekindle my memories of it.

        I am glad I did - it is simply gorgeous - and being gluten free I can eat it quite happily as a treat and a snack - as I have given up wheat so some of my snack foods can be quite limited.

        Definitely something I will be buying again and enjoying in a guilt-free way.

        These are also a great standby for a quick snack or pudding. On the tin it suggests mixing in some tinned Ambrosia custard but that is not something I have tried.

        A cut above the Value rice pudding I had previously and I can see why people prefer this make. Also it does not contain the added 'acidity regulator' that the cheaper products do.

        One of the old British favourites and advertised as 'Devon knows how they make it so creamy' - no wonder they play on the fact that it is still made in the same location - and its good to have a British product that is actually made in Britain.

        Food of the Gods? Possibly not - but a lovely sweet pudding all the same.



        ===Star Rating===

        5 stars.



        ===Would I Recommend?===

        Yes.



        ===Website===

        www.ambrosia.co.uk



        ===Ingredients===

        Skimmed Milk, Whey, Full Cream Milk, Rice (9%), Sugar.
        Total Milk Content 72%.

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          29.06.2010 23:47
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          The best rice pudding in a tin

          If you are not going to make home made rice pudding then a good alternative is Ambrosia Devon Creamed Rice as it is more rich and creamy than some cheaper brands. The product is instantly recognisable with the blue colour scheme on the label, the tin is recyclable but I really think it would benefit from having a ring pull to help open the can like a lot of Heinz products do for example.

          You can prepare this in a microwave following the instructions on the can but I think it is best to heat it on the hob stirring it often being careful not to let it burn. It is perfectly alright to pour the heated creamed rice in to a bowl and eat it like this but to make it more interesting people add fruit or chocolate chips and I personally like to add some jam like strawberry or raspberry.

          A standard tin is 425g which contains roughly 421 calories and just over 9 grams of fat so if you eat half of this it is not too bad although that is easier said than done as I can easily finish a whole can by myself. A tin this size is roughly 50 pence from Tesco which is fairly good value but further savings can be made when promotions or multi packs are available.

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            28.04.2010 15:10
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            Ambrosia Creamy Rice Pudding - rich creamy rice pudding.

            The Ambrosia Creamery was founded in 1917 by Albert Morris and originally began making food for infants. As the years passed, their range expanded and their tinned puddings and custard are still very much in demand.

            I have always loved Ambrosia Creamy Rice Pudding and have been eating it since childhood. My mum did try serving up the homemade variety a few times, but I just didn't like it, as it always had a skin on top.

            This rice pudding comes packaged in a metal tin, with a paper label wrapped round it. The label is in attractive shades of blue and is decorated with a lovely country farm scene. You can also find Ambrosia rice pudding in pots, which are just enough for one person to snack on.

            On opening the tin, you find a thick, creamy, off white, coloured rice pudding. It has a sweet, creamy smell and does look like a quality product. I only ever have it cold and love adding tinned fruit to it, especially pears with a small amount of juice. The cool, fresh, creamy rice pudding, combines wonderfully with the soft, juicy pears.

            *Nutritional Value Per 212g Serving*

            Energy - 210 kcal
            Protein - 6.8g
            Carbohydrate - 35.0g
            of which sugars - 18.9g
            Fat - 4.7g
            of which saturates - 2.8g
            Fibre - 0.1g
            Sodium - 0.1g
            Salt Equivalent - 0.27g
            Calcium - 210mg

            This product contains milk. It is free from artificial colours, flavours and preservatives and is suitable for vegetarians.

            Ambrosia Custard is available from Tesco in the following:

            Single 425g can - 82p
            3 x 425g can - £1.88
            4 x 135g snack pots - £1.49
            150g snack pot - 45p

            All the above are also available in a low fat variety and the 150g snack pot is available in banana flavour too.

            Ambrosia Creamy Rice Pudding is lovely and the best tasting rice I have ever had. It is full of rich, creamy flavour and although sweet, it is not remotely sickly. I find that it's lovely on it's own but even better with some fruit added to it!

            I would be happy to recommend this pudding to anyone!

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              17.04.2010 20:05
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              Gorgeous dessertm great if you add something extra like jam!

              I used to have rice pudding all the time when i was a kid, but i have not had it for years! I decided to pick some up on my weekly shop the other week and see if it was still as nice as i remember!

              I picked up an ambrosia tin of creamy rice pudding. This cost me about 75p, i saw supermarkets own brands of this cheaper but i thought as a treat i will buy the leading brand.

              I tried this rice pudding as a dessert one night after tea. It doesnt require any cooking which is good, especially when you cant be bothered after work! You can eat this straight from the tin, but i cant stand this cold! I always heat mine up, and you can do this either in the microwave for a few minutes, or like i do on the hob for about 5 minutes heating it gently.

              This rice pudding is just how i remembered it! I like it piping hot, and it is really creamy and the rice is really soft. You dont really have to chew this desert! It was not too thick or runny, it was just the right consistency.

              I am not too keen on rice pudding all on its own, as it gets a bit too bland after a few spoofuls. I always add jam, or melted chocolate which is gorgeous! It just adds a little bit of extra flavour to it and makes it a really nice tasty desert! You can also sprinkle sugar over it, or add honey or syrup. These make it really sweet tasting and i couldnt eat it without added something to sweeten it!

              A serving contains 210 calories, and if you do add jam or honey etc, this is going to make it even more high in calories! This desert if not healthy for you, but it is nice as a treat. It is so easy to make and now i always have a few of these stocked up in my cupboard!

              You can get this rice pudding in a low fat version, a serving of this contains 193 calories, so not really much difference! I didnt pick the low fat version as it didnt really seem much healthier, only 17 calories per serving difference and i didnt want to risk the taste being different for just 17 less calories!

              This rice pudding is free from artificial colours, flavours and preservatives.

              Overall, this rice pudding is absolutely delicious, i dont know if i want to try a cheaper brand or not! This product is highly recommended!

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                06.02.2010 23:28
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                Yummy

                I only discovered rice pudding as an adult and really only in the last couple of years. Up until this point I had avoided it at all costs because it just sounded so revolting. It also didn't look all that appetizing, my secondary school served up school dinners and rice pudding was one of the puddings that was usually on offer. It looked stodgey and pale and the blob of jam chucked in the middle just made it look more disgusting. I was more of a custard fan and nothing could persuade me to venture to the rice pudding side.

                It was only when my two girls came along that I actually got round to trying the stuff. In one of my baby and toddler cookbooks there was a recipe for rice pudding which I tried to make for them. It was relatively straightforward, however I still managed to mess it up and it was completely unedible. Next time I was doing a supermarket shop, I decided to just buy a tin to see if they liked it and if it was a success then maybe I would try and make another batch.

                There was no decision to be made when it came to the brand of choice - it was Ambrosia all the way. I love love love Ambrosia custard so if I was going to enjoy any kind of rice pudding then I was sure Ambrosia was the way to go. A 425g tin of the Ambrosia Rice Pudding cost a quite reasonable 67p so into the trolley it went.

                That evening I popped the contents of the tin into a small saucepan and warmed the rice pudding on the hob. It had quite a thick consistancy and looked incredibly creamy. My hopes were raised slightly as it did look rather delicious. I served it up to my two girls as their pudding but it was met with a very favourable reaction. Neverthless they tucked in but after a couple of spoonfuls both girls pushed their bowls to oneside. My elder daughter just said that she didn't like it- I think it was the texture and my little one just started smearing it around the front of her highchair.

                Waste not want not - I decided to give their leftovers a go.... and you know what? I absolutely loved it. The overwhelming impression was that was a good and proper comfort food... sweet, creamy and fabulously indulgent. It is simply simple and I loved it. I finished off the bowl and on my next trip to the supermarket I bought another tin...just for me!

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                  05.02.2010 11:04
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                  I've Got To Have This More Often Cos It's Delish!

                  The other week I had to go to the dentist and have some work done on one of my back teeth. After the needle wore off and for about 3 days after my mouth felt proper sore and I couldn't eat anything that needed chewing because my jaw was killing me.

                  My mum done me a bowl of rice pudding up after I realised that even the vegetables in Big Soup would hurt my mouth, it was good to be able to eat something and I thought this was the best rice pudding I've ever had.

                  Ambrosia make wicked custard so it's mad that I haven't even looked at a tin of their rice pudding for years. It's yummy though and I'll deffo have it again.

                  The rice is soft but still firm, not sloppy like sometimes happens with rice pudding. It's majorly creamy and has got a delish milky, sugary taste. It tastes a bit of actual cream as well and that makes it quite a thick rice pudding, The rice pudding is rich and even though the rice obviously makes it lumpy it's got a smooth texture that is easy to swallow and my tooth was glad that I didn't have to chew it.

                  It's quite filling as well and I can see why people eat it when they're ill because it's easy to eat and also will keep you feeling full up. I had about half a tin and I was starving when I started eating it because I hadn't eaten since the day before but after I'd finished my tummy felt nice and full and better still it hadn't made my tooth any worse.

                  You can put jam in the rice pudding and either have it as a big blob on the top or stir it in so that the whole bowl of rice pudding gets a fruity flavour. I put a few little blobs on the top so that I could get the hot rice pudding and cold jam together because that was yummy!

                  Recommended!!!

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                    14.10.2009 12:15
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                    Creamy and lovely! :-P

                    One of my favourite desserts is rice pudding - in fact I could eat it for breakfast, lol!

                    I don't mind what brand I eat but the best one is 'Ambrosia Devon Rice Pudding' made since 1917 by the company in their Lifton creamery with real Devon milk, in fact there is a glass and a half of milk in every 425g tin.

                    These were recently on offer in Morrisons 2 for one pound so I got my mum to buy them as they weren't any more expensive than the supermarket's own brand at that price...

                    The tin is recyclable and has a light blue label with a really pretty picture of green fields on the front.

                    Described as: 'Ambrosia- proudly made in Devon for over 90 years' I remember this as a little girl when I used to love it then as well, warmed up and with jam mixed in!

                    I think rice pudding is comfort food with its soft grains of boiled rice in milk and sugar plus its low in fat and a really good source of calcium from the dairy product.

                    There are no artificial flavours, colours or preservatives added to Ambrosia and it is full of goodness with 9% rice and 72% milk.

                    The one I am reviewing is a low fat version which has 91 calories per 100g and 9g of sugar and 1.4g of fat.

                    It is really rich and a light creamy colour and very thick in consistency when you try and pour it out of the tin.

                    If you eat it cold it is very thick and gloopy in texture but gets a bit thicker when warmed up. You can either warm it up in a pan ob the hob or microwave it.

                    I think this is a really healthy pudding that I sometimes eat as a snack straight from the tin!

                    Five stars from me, it is a bit more expensive but well worth it in my opinion :)

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                      02.08.2009 22:42
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                      A great pudding for young and old alike!!

                      I have always been a keen fan of rice pudding. In my youth my mum always made her own. This was a time when Mums (well mine did anyway) seemed to have time to do everything. Home Cooking including Cakes and Pudding. The House keeping. A part time job and still time to do all the ironing and look after myself and my brother. How she managed I really don't know. On occasions like our holidays etc when it wasn't practical to cook, she always got tinned Ambrosia Rice.

                      For those of you interested I'll give you a bit of history. Those not interested please move on a paragaraph to hear what I think of it. Ambrosia is a very well known brand in the UK, especially for Rice Pudding and Custard. The Ambrosia Creamery was actually founded as far back as 1917. According to the tin 'it has been capyturing the goodness of Devon for you and your family to enjoy'. It also boasts that 'milk is still delivered fresh to our Devon creamery in Lifton everyday to be made into creamy nourishing products'. It falls short of saying that all the milk is sourced from Devon and the surrounding areas - but I think that is actually the case!!

                      I buy Ambrosia Creamed Rice quite often. Although I also eat other manufacturers creamed rice too. You can eat it hot or cold. Personally I prefer mine cold, even of a winter. To me it just tastes that bit nicer and you can taste the cream a lot better. Others in my house add bits to it, including raisins, jams and wait for it - chocolate!! I can't think of any worse concoction on my beloved Ambrosia - although I have tried jams etc. At the end of the day though I have always reverted to just plain creamed rice. It really has a taste of its own and doesn't need anything else adding to it in my opinion. I also used to give this rice to my young children as a way of weaning them onto harder foods. They used to love it. I think the reason being that it is so soft and literally melts in your mouth.

                      Like a certain other well know manufacturer Ambrosia also does pots as well, in order to make them easier to take them to school and work. Nothing worse than taking a can opener with you!!

                      On the tin under allergy advice it is keen to remind consumers it Contains Milk. I think most will agree that that is stating the obvious but in this strange and wonderful world, I guess they feel they need to cover themselves. Maybe some out there think creamed rice is made with water or orange juice:-)

                      It also boasts

                      Simple, dairy goodness
                      A good source of calcium
                      No artificial colours
                      No artificial flavours
                      No preservatives

                      Ingredients

                      Full Cream Milk
                      Skimmed Milk
                      Whey
                      Rice (9%)
                      Sugar
                      Total Milk Content 72%

                      Nutritional Information per 1/2 can

                      Energy 210kcal
                      Protein 6.8g
                      Carbohydrate 35.0g
                      of which sugars 18.9g
                      Fat 4.7g
                      of which saturates 2.8g
                      Fibre 0.1g
                      Sodium 0.1g
                      Salt 0.27g
                      Calcium 210mg (26% RDA)

                      I have given this desert 5 stars and recommend to all!!

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                        24.06.2009 23:29
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                        Look out for the special deals at Tescos for buying three cans, when offered.

                        Ambrosia creamed riced pudding.



                        This is the one desert that i had completely forgotton about, having watched my grandson eating a bowl the other day, it makes me think of winter evenings that i had at home when i was a little girl, my dad used to serve up rice pudding, with a big dollop of strawberry jam in the middle.


                        I must admit although his rice puddings were great, Ambrosia is a lovely thick creamy alternative to cooking rice pudding, you can just simply open a can, pop it into the mircrowave for a few minutes, then hey presto a hot bowl of creamy rice pudding.

                        The Package ***********


                        This come in a tin, which is openned by a tin opener, i brought mine in Tescos for a mere 78p, but look out for the special offers deals they do three tins for £2.00.



                        I warm mine up in the mircrowave, but you can warm it up in the oven, in an ovenproof dish, you can in turn eat it cold, straight from the fridge, it doesnt affect the lovely creamy taste, and it is delicious, i think having tried the cheaper brands, this is about one of the best rice puddings i have ever tried.


                        It contains 100grams of fat, 8.9grams of sugar. and 0.2grams of salt.



                        I have purchased a few cans to keep in the cupboard for a rainy day, it will be nice to serve up for pudding for my grandchildren.


                        I think it would be nice to eat nice and hot, on a cold winter night, i do enjoy a spoonful of jam in the middle of mine, guess thats something i developed from my childhood days at school.


                        Ambrosia creamy rice in a popular dish from Devon, and has been around since the 1900s.


                        Great thing about this product is that it doesnt contain any artificial colourings or preservatives which is also a good thing for children.


                        Thanks for reading and rating my review. x

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                          16.05.2009 18:59
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                          The best rice pudding money can buy! Get yourself some 'Ambrosia'!

                          I'd almost forgotten just how good 'Ambrosia Creamy Rice Pudding' was! It's been a good while since I had some, but when I warmed some up in the microwave the other night, I was for a brief moment, in heaven, this really is an incredible dessert!

                          The packing is well known, well branded and attracts your eyes from across the supermarket aisle. I bought the tin after seeing it on offer from 'Tesco's' at buy three for £2.00. Usually the tins are 78p which is very respectable seeing as this is good wholesome food, that really does it's duty.

                          Once I'd opened the tin and set it off in the microwave for a few minutes I was eager to see if it still had that special something. Maybe it's just me, but there's something about rice pudding. I took my first spoonful and realised what I'd been temporarily missing out on. 'Ambrosia' is still the best rice pudding in my eyes; the creamy texture is a delight to eat, the taste is sweet, but not too sweet that you couldn't finish the whole tin off. It's rich in flavour but not too overpowering, and the pieces of rice are so soft and smooth that I could go on eating this pudding right through the night.

                          If you thought it couldn't get better than the best tasting rice pudding around, it's got a pretty good set of nutritional credentials. Just half a tin has 197 calories, not surprising because of the rice and creamy filling. I'm quite surprised at how healthy this product is, per 100g there's just 1.9g of fat, 8.9g of sugar and 0.3g of salt. What more could you ask for? Even for those on a diet, this is a luxurious food that you can't be ashamed to eat!

                          I think 'Ambrosia' is going to be back stocking up my shelves. It tastes too good to miss, and the nutritional information just can't get better! If you've yet to try 'Ambrosia Creamy Rice Pudding' get on down to your local supermarket and pick up several cans, because with out a doubt, you'll love this product! I'd give it six stars if I could!

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                            15.05.2009 21:25
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                            I like it cold, with marmalade!!

                            ++What is rice pudding?++

                            Rice pudding is a dessert, originating from Asia. It is made from a combination of rice, milk, sugar and often cream.


                            ++How and when do you eat rice pudding?++

                            Rice pudding can be eaten both hot and cold, and many people add things to it such as jam (and my partner has a habit of adding more sugar, which seems disgusting to me, but each to their own!). Rice pudding is most suitable to eat as a dessert (in case the name rice 'pudding' didnt make that obvious!). And I dont know if this is just me, but rice pudding seems to be a real comfort food, and since i was alot younger i have eaten it whenever i am ill (along with cream of chicken soup!), i'm not sure why this is!


                            ++What is Ambrosia creamy rice pudding?++

                            Abrosia's rice pudding as a very well known make of rice pudding. It has been made in Devon for around 90 years. This product comes in cans, pots and the new option of the Layers Twinpot range, which is almost like a yogurt, and contains rice pudding plus a fruit compote.


                            ++How much is it, and where can i buy it from?++

                            The simple cans of Ambrosia rice pudding retail at around 80p for for a can of 425g. These are available from most supermarkets and from the majority of convienience stores such as the coop.


                            ++What is the nutritional content?++

                            Per serving (Half a can)
                            Calories 210
                            Fat 4.7g
                            Calcium 26% of RDA

                            Each portion (1/2 a can) contains a glass and a half of milk!
                            It contains no artificial flavourings, colourings or preservatives.

                            Allergy Warnings- Contains Milk.


                            ++My opinion on the nutritional content?++

                            Ok, this item isnt the healthiest on the market, and it does contain quite alot of fat and calories, but for most people this is a treat, eaten once a week at the most (much less for me personally), so why not just go for it?!


                            ++The important question, what does it taste like?++

                            Simply devine, would be my personal opinion! It is thick and creamy, and basically, perfection! Unfortunately i cannot compare it to other, cheaper brands as i do not think i have ever tasted any, as I love this product too much, but from what i have heard from family and friends it is most certainly worth splashing out that bit extra for true quality, as non of the others seem to compare! Ambrosia rice pudding is not soggy at all, yet i have heard many cheaper brands described as this, and many other not very flattering adjectives!


                            ++Would i recommend this product?++

                            Without a doubt! If you like to have the best item then buy this, as it truely is delicious, and much better than any cheaper options!

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                            09.05.2009 21:16
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                            worth a little extra

                            I usually buy Morrison's own rice pudding but when I had a recent virus I was unable to swallow without a great deal of pain so seemed to live on a diet of rice pudding. When I ran out I could not summon up the energy to walk around Morrison's so decided to drag myself and my son to Tesco express.
                            Tesco express only had can's of ambrosia Rice pudding which did seem very expensive at 81p for a can of 425g but I didn't really care much at the time. At Morrison's last week the same tins were two for £1.

                            The can states that it has been proudly made in Devon for ninety years.

                            Nutrition

                            It states on the can that each portion (1/2 a can) contains a glass and a half of milk.
                            It contains no artificial flavourings, colourings or preservatives.

                            Per serving
                            Calories 210
                            Fat 4.7g
                            Calcium 26% of RDA

                            Allergy information: contains Milk


                            My experience

                            This can does not have a ring pull top which I do tend to expect on branded cans.

                            The Rice pudding did seem thicker than my usual brand. I poured half a can into a bowl and heated in the microwave for one minute, stirred in a large teaspoon of lemon curd and cooked for a further minute.

                            I sat down and wasn't particularly looking forward to it but knew I needed to eat a bit to try and find some energy to care for my son.

                            The first thing I noticed was even heated how thick it was. Upon tasting I was shocked how creamy it was in comparison to my normal brand. The rice was soft but not soggy and I for the first time realised that sometimes branded food is better quality.

                            I do plan to ambrosia Rice pudding again although I won't be buying it from Tesco express. I do intend to look out for when these are on offer and buy them in bulk to compensate for the extra expense.

                            I do recommend this as one branded product that is definitely worth the extra expense if you do enjoy a creamy rice pudding.

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                              25.02.2009 12:38
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                              Don't buy too much at once if you are anything like me!

                              Feeling in need of some comfort food at the weekend I popped a couple of these onto my online Tesco order - costing £1.79 for 3 425g cans. More efficient than buying one can at £0.77 per can.

                              This comes in a can with a blue label over it and a picture as above but with snow (not sure if they change the label slightly according to the season??!!)

                              Made in Devon for over 90 years this contains full cream milk, skimmed milk, whey, rice and sugar. The good news is it does not have any artificial colours or flavourings to it, the not so good news is that half a can contains 10.5% of the recomended calorie intake for an adult! Half a can also carries a whopping diet busting 35g carbohydrates of which the sugars are 18.9g and 4.7g fat per half tin. Lucky for me I was buying it for indulgence sake!

                              What is it like

                              After opening the can I could smell a nice creamy sweet aroma. The pudding is very thick in consistency, plenty of rice in it and quite glupy - yummy for me! I poured a good half!! into a bowl and added a large dessert spoon of raspberry.. The taste is for me, the best rice pudding around. Sweet, creamy and quite frankly heavenly.

                              It is very filling and I definately did not need quite such a large portion though I managed to polish it off.

                              I reccomend this as an emergency comfort measure! Moderation is the key I think!!!

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                                14.12.2008 20:01
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                                A delicious rice pudding, good eaten hot or cold.

                                Ambrosia was founded in 1917 and the company initially produced infant food. Today Ambrosia is most definitely one of Britain`s most loved brands.
                                Ambrosia products use no artificial colouring or preservatives.
                                Every can of Ambrosia contains one and a half glasses of skimmed milk, so as well as being a delicious pudding it is packed with calcium to help build strong bones and good teeth.
                                Ambrosia is part of Premier Foods, the UK`s largest food producer.



                                Ambrosia rice pudding is a firm favourite in our household. The taste is unique and try as I might ive never been able to make a rice pudding that tastes quite as good!
                                Ambrosia rice pudding is made with semi-skimmed milk and is low fat, it is also fine for vegetarians. The rice is also gluten free.
                                The pudding is delicious eaten hot or cold and I always remember school dinners when we used to have rice pudding with the blob of jam in the middle.
                                One of my favourites is the Ambrosia with sultanas and nutmeg added, a lovely winter pudding.



                                Many of the old fashioned puddings have regained their popularity. You will notice that Sainsburys, Marks and Spencers, Morrisons and Tesco to name but a few all have their own brand of `homemade` rice pudding. Many of these are lovely to eat but very high in calories, they tend to have double or clotted cream added to them. But Ambrosia rice has all of the flavour and goodness but a lot less calories.
                                Ambrosia rice is sold in cans or single serving pots, in standard or low-fat varieties.


                                I have tried hard to recreate the flavour in a homemade rice pudding but have never succeeded!
                                I often cook my pudding and then twenty minutes before serving it I add some Carnation Milk, it makes it very rich and creamy. Ive also added nutmeg and sultanas.
                                I will hold my hands up to being a `skin pincher!` , if theres one thing I will fight to the bitter end for it has to be the rice pudding skin!


                                Ambrosia rice pudding is a brilliant pudding, served alone or with fruit. All of the family enjoy it and at about 79p a can it doesnt cost a fortune.

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                                Ambrosia creamy rice has been made in Devon, England since 1917. If you like Rice Pudding, Ambrosia provides you with a wholesome delicious treat without artificial colors flavorings or preservatives. Ambrosia Creamy Rice Pudding is a low fat food and is suitable for vegetarians. Delicious served hot or cold.