“ Type: Puddings „
As a family we've never been big on deserts, usually opting for some fruit after a meal or a small piece of chocolate. However there are occasions when we do feel like a treat and for times like this we tend to keep some quick dessert fixes, one of which is Ambrosia custard. Usually I opt for the normal yellow custard but on a recent visit I spotted a range of flavoured custards. One of these was chocolate Ambrosia custard. Now as much as I like chocolate (I am a bit of a chocoholic) I do find all chocolate desserts such as chocolate mousses or fudge cake quite rich and am only able to take these in small amounts. For this reason I was in two minds whether I would like this but was curious enough to give it a go.
The custard comes in a 150g plastic pot, rather like a yoghurt pot, and can be found in the aisle alongside jelly, tinned fruit and powdered custard. It is priced at a very reasonable 38p a pot. The front of the pot has a picture of a wooden signpost in a field with the Ambrosia logo on it. In the background you can see grassy hills but at the front the grass has been coloured brown to signify that this is chocolate flavoured custard. The contents are protected by foil lid at the top.
Removing this lid reveals a brown coloured custard which is not too deep in colour. This I thought was good as it was likely to have more milk in it and so wouldn't be so rich. The custard itself smells of cocoa and sugar and quite delicious! Taking a spoon I dipped in and sampled a mouthful. The custard has a thick creamy texture that was also very smooth and silky. It tasted sweet but not overly so and the chocolate flavour was just right, not too rich but not weak either. It was quite moreish and I quickly scoffed the pot. My initial concerns about this being too rich were allayed and by the end of the pot I felt I'd had my dessert fix but didn't feel sick due to too much chocolate.
I've since had the custard on many occasions. It's quite versatile and I've enjoyed it on fruit, on cake and on cereal! It's really nice cold but pop it in the microwave for 40 seconds and it's even yummier!
Now onto the nutrition - well it's a dessert and so is not going to be great for you. Each pot will set you back 171 calories and contain 4.5g of protein and 4.4g of fat. Ambrosia state that this is carefully made with fresh skimmed milk and cooked to seal in the goodness. This means that it's probably not suitable for those with a lactose intolerance. It also contains buttermilk which I guess gives it that silky, smooth texture. The custard is a good source of calcium, providing 19% of an adults recommended daily amount. The product is also suitable for vegetarians.
Overall I'm really impressed with this custard. It's creamy, chocolatey and extremely tasty and it has become a regular item on my shopping list. Recommended!
I was sitting watching TV last night when I had the sudden overwhelming urge for chocolate custard. Sadly it was nearly 10pm and my craving was not so bad as to run down to the 24hour supermarket. However I did make a special detour after work today and am now the proud owner of a few of these little pots of Ambrosia chocolate custard. I have just tucked into one (before my dinner - how naughty!) and thought I would share the experience!
The custard comes in small plastic pots (which are recyclable) with a foil peel-back lid. The pots are 150g size. On peeling back the lid there is a strong chocolaty smell and the consistency is what I would describe as medium-runny! It's not thick and gloopy and slides off the spoon but not too runny either. It is shiny and I would say more like an unset blancmange rather than creamy like a custard.
I tried some cold and it was very pleasant, there is a bit of an artificial flavour, but I think this is to be expected from a 40p pot of ready made chocolate custard. It says on the pot that there are no artificial colours or flavours, sweetners or preservatives. It is suitable for vegetarians and is gluten free.
It says it is a good source of calcium (19% RDA) and is low fat (4.4g, 2.4 of which saturate.). However it is high in sugars (20.9g) - thats where most of the 168 calories per pot comes from.
But I had really wanted warm custard so I heated it up in the microwave according to the instructions - it states 50 secs but as my microwave is a higher wattage then it only took 30. After a stir, it was perfect and it is even better warmed through. It is more choclatty somehow and seemed a bit less sweet.
I really liked this pot of custard and it is good for what it is. I reckon it would be good over a bit of chocolate cake or a muffin. It really is convenience food and if you are just after that quick chocolate fix or as a nostalgia blast back to the good old days of childhood puds then this is definitely worth having a go at. I got 6 pots for £2 but they were 42p each in my local supermarket. I am waiting to try the babana flavour one I got - will review when I have sampled it!
Ambrosia Milk Chocolate Flavour Custard is so nice its hard to put into words, sweet, velvety smooth and satisfyingly high in chocolate.
They come in little 150g pots, with a foil lid and we buy them for our two little boys (2 years and 9 months), they are the perfect dessert for two boys. They keep in the store cupboard rather than the fridge and are about the right size for a little stomach to cope with as a lunchtime pudding. As they are packaged there isn't the messy saucepans and overuse of milk, powder etc and as they are at room temperature you don't have to wait for them to cool down for the little ones to enjoy the product.
That's the reason for buying them, they come in at around 168 calories calories per pot and around 5g of fat. They do have calcium if you feel the need to find a justification for giving them to your children. They normally cost about 40p a pot but are often available at 3 for a £1.
Custard is I think, a product which brings back childhood memories it's something mum's made for that sunday tea-time pudding. The custard tends to be sweet, slightly thick and a nice pale yellow colour without chocolate but when chocolate is added then the darker the better!! Who of us can resist chocolate custard? Well that's the sense of well being with custard how does the Ambrosia version hold up?
Ambrosia chocolate custard is simply gorgeous, it's like the perfect custard in terms of sweetness, consistency and form and then loads of chocolate added to the product. So you get a huge hit of chocolate, along with the sweetness and it goes down fabulously.
Well there is a lot of calories for a little pot and well anything the children don't consume tends to get eaten by the adults. Those are minor faults all of which are to do with the eater and not the product.
These are great little pots of custard perfect for growing children, yes they have calories but taste great and if used sparingly can be a nice addition to your childs lunch or tea.
One of my guilty pleasures is these little Ambrosia Custard pots. I always have mine at room temperature or you can eat them chilled or heated. You don't need to keep them refridgerated (I often keep them in my drawer at work!!). I think I first bought one attracted by the healthy claim of having 19% of your daily recommended calcium level. Although I don't think it's the lowest calorie dessert around because of the high milk and sugar content, but that shouldn't put you off enjoying this yummy little delight once in a while! I've only eaten this alone, but I'm sure it would taste nice with a pudding that suitably complements it.
Ambrosia, as you probably know, makes really nice custard, rice puddings, and their products are of a high quality. They are reasonably priced and available in major supermarkets and convenience stores. Currently, they are selling in Tesco for 42 pence a pot, also on offer as 3 pots for £1 (working out to be 33 pence each, cheap!). They only sell them singularly as far as I could see.
There are other flavours within this series of little custard pots: Original, Banana and Strawberry but I think the Chocolate is the best flavour!
The custard is a dark brown colour, and has a nice rich chocolate flavour which is sweet but not excruciatingly sweet. The custard consistency is just right, not too runny and nice and thick.
It seems to be quite healthy compared to some other puddings because of high calcium content but I still feel a bit guilty for eating it (probably as it tastes so nice!). I can finish this in super quick time (it doesn't last very long) and although Ambrosia claims this product is good for lunch boxes, I would alternate this with some healthy fruit or yogurt and have this as an occasional treat?
Meanings for Ambrosia include: food of the gods or something delicious to eat or taste...they weren't wrong in this case!!
Size: 150 grams
Ingredients: Skimmed milk, buttermilk, sugar, modified starch, vegetable oil, cocoa powder, whey, flavouring. Total skimmed milk content: 71%
- No artificial colours or flavours
- No artificial sweeteners or preservatives
- Suitable for vegetarians
- Gluten free
Nutritional information per pot:
Energy 168 calories
Carbohydrates 27.5g (of which sugars 20.9g)
Fat 4.4g (of which saturates 2.4g)
Ambrosia milk chocolate flavoured custard is a delicious desert that can be eaten hot or cold, with or without other products. It is very much like regular custard but obviously has that chocolatey taste. It has a great consistency and does not go lumpy when heated (if cooked correctly).
My favourite way to eat this custard is by heating it in the microwave using the recommended heating settings (see back of pot), crushing up four digestive biscuits and sprinkling these onto the hot custard. This has proved popular with those that I have introduced it to.
Skimmed milk, Butter milk, sugar, modified starch, vegetable oil, cocoa powder, whey, flavouring.
Suitable for vegetarians, gluten free, low fat food and packaging is recyclable
Nutrition per 150g Pot
Energy 707 Kj
of which sugars 20.9g
of which saturates 2.4g
1 pot contains 19% intake of your recommended daily allowance of Calcium.
Overall this is a delicious treat that will be enjoyed by all and is not too naughty!
We ended up buying a few little pots of Ambrosia desserts in Asda the other week, as they were selling 3 for £1. They are just a handy size to take with you to work, and make a nice change. This is the first time i've tried Chocolate Custard, and although it wasn't quite the same as normal Custard, it was pretty nice.
This is in a short dumpy tub, which lets you get a spoon in easily enough. I don't have the tub to hand, but think it was a 125ml tub.
This is quite thick, but not too thick. This would run off the spoon easily enough, but after a couple of seconds of the spoon on it's side.
You can taste the Milky taste that is the Custard but there is a slight Cocoa taste to this. Not too much, but it isn't a Milky tasting Chocolate, but also not bitter either.
I would buy this again, but would try this heated up. I like normal Custard mostly cold just out of the fridge, but the odd time hot is a nice change.
Pretty sweet and a nice change from standard Custard.
Yum yum yum.......this is my weekly treat to myself when the tesco shop gets delivered on a Friday, along with a big bottle red, it's the perfect way to reward myself for a busy week.
The Ambrosia Chocolate flavour custard comes in a standard yogurt sized pot and can normally be found alongside the normal custard in the supermarket. The price is about 36p for a 150g pot so it does come in much cheaper that your average chocolate desserts. I stumbled across it by accident and thought I'd give it a try as I absolutely love custard and i was more than pleasantly suprised. It tastes simply divine, creamy chocolatey yumminess. It can be eaten cold out of the fridge or alternativleey it can be warmed up, either way it's delicious. It it perfect when you just want to give yourself a little treat but don't want to sin in a huge way.
I would imagine it would be a huge hit with the kids too but as yet i have not shared mine.
Great hot or cold.