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Ambrosia Devon Custard with Apple Compote & Crumble

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Brand: Ambrosia / Type: Puddings

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      22.06.2010 12:03
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      Give it a try, but don't expect a homely crumble.

      The crumble pud is made up of two pots - one larger one containing ambrosia custard with the fruit compote running through it, and a smaller pot with crumble for you to pour over the custard.I like to treat myself in new ways which are perhaps a little more beneficial than a chocolate bar. However, at nearly 200 calories this dessert is about the equivalent of a packet of malteasers or a flake, and i know which i'd prefer.

      I decided to try this dessert as you can warm it up in the microwave quickly after a meal, or eat it cold. I'm also all for comfort food, so a pot of warm custard, apple and a bit of crumble sounded lovely.

      The first problem arose when i went to warm the custard up - the instructions say this would only take about 40 seconds using a 800w microwave. It was a big hassle stirring the pot every 20 seconds in order to check the custard heated all the way through, and even then the custard only really gets luke warm. I have tried warming it through for longer - but it doesn't seem to remain warm for long.

      When eating it, it is clear the Calories come mainly from the crumble side of this dessert. Infact, this is the part which enticed me into trying a few more different flavours of these custard pots - the yummy, buttery crumble. It is crumble, however really it is more like small bits of biscuit resembling crumble. If you are looking for home-style crumble - you will be very disappointed. However, it does give the dessert some form of sweetness, which you unfortunately won't find in the custard.

      When i'd heated the custard, i couldn't really taste the apple compote, all i could really taste of it was a few random chunks of apple which didn't taste all that great. This dessert can't really be called a proper crumble if all you can taste is custard and crumble, and wouldn't have liked a bit more proper fruit in the bottom of the pot.

      The custard itself was alright, however i always associate ambrosia with custard, and i didn't really think this custard was all that nice. It was too bright yellow to look like a proper homey custard dessert, and again was only tasty because of the crumble pieces on top.

      All in all, this dessert is definitely not a crumble. it is a crumble 'style' custard dessert. I would say it is worth giving a go as a small treat, however for me it wasn't as satisfying as i hoped.

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        21.05.2010 17:02
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        Better crumbles out there in the galaxy.

        We tried this product for the first time this week which had been ordered through Sainsbury's on-line store.

        The description as a 'twin pot' led Scottie and I to believe that there are two puds in the package - not so! What you get is a small amount of custard with some vague taste of apple, as a compote mixed into it, in one of the pots and in the other pot attached, a small amount of tasteless crumble. This bears no relation to a true apple crumble which you can make for less than the cost of this product and sufficient for four people. Of course, this is one of the disadvantages of ordering on-line, for without physically picking up the product you can be deceived into thinking it is the real thing whereas in reality it is entirely different (happens quite often on my travels around the universe).

        This is a poor product and at 68 pence is overpriced in my opinion. From Ambrosia I expected better because their regular rice puddings and custards are superb.We will not be using this product again and certainly would not recommend it for young children, in fact I wouldn't even give it to ship's cat.

        Ambrosia, Ambrosia wherefore art thou? Beam me up Scottie!

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