Product Type: Ambrosia Dessert / Yoghurts
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Ambrosia Rice With Strawberry Pots
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Ambrosia Rice With Strawberry Pots
Advantages: Delicious and full of flavour, nice milky rice pudding and a well made strawberry compote
Disadvantages: The compote can burn your tongue if eaten too quickly!
I am currently seeking out healthier alternatives to my usual high calorie treats, but still want to satisfy my sweet tooth. I came across Ambrosia Rice with Strawberry Pots while I was searching for some kind of dessert containing golden syrup for my granddaughter, they looked tasty so I picked up a double pack.
This is basically an Ambrosia rice pudding with a layer of strawberry sauce at the bottom. The Strawberry Pots can be eaten cold or heated in the microwave for 30 seconds, I ate the first one cold and the other hot a few days later.
This is a very tasty dessert indeed, and even better than the Müllerice rice pudding desserts I had an obsession with a few years ago. I like that fact that the strawberry is in a layer rather than mixed in with the rice pudding because it meant I could eat the creamy rice on its own as well as choosing to have spoonfuls with the fruity sauce.
The one I ate cold was creamy and rich, it tasted milky with a slight flavour of sweet condensed milk. The rice itself was fluffy and moist and the milky sauce had a delicious thick consistency. The strawberry compote (as Ambrosia call it) is thick and jam like with small chunks of strawberry, it has a lovely sweet and natural flavour which goes superbly with the creamy rice.
When I warmed up the second Strawberry Pot I was equally impressed. The dessert had completely changed from a tasty snack into a warming and hearty winters pudding. The sauce thickens during the heating process and this gives the rice pudding a real home made consistency. The rice swells again and I noticed now that the grains of rice actually melt in my mouth because they have absorbed more and more of the creamy pudding sauce.
Beware the sauce if you're eating this warm, as the rice will be just right but the sauce will burn the skin off your tongue if you're not careful. If you imagine how hot the jam is in a jam tart straight out of the oven, this sauce can get that hot! It quickly cools to a more tolerable heat though and seems to melt upwards into the rice pudding, giving the entire dessert a subtle strawberry flavour which is lovely with the milkiness of the rice.
Each Strawberry Pot contains 175 calories and 3.3g of fat, of which 2g are saturated. I was happy to discover that it only contained 3 Weight Watchers point as I usually save enough points to have a nightly Müller Fruit Corner, and these have 3 ½ points so this is a ½ point saving for a more satisfying treat!
I got mine from Tesco and paid around 85p for this double pack. This is a fair price I think as the portion size is just right and this is a very tasty dessert, plus it has got to be better for me than the Syrup Sponge Pudding I was originally looking at!
Summary: Much better for me than Golden Syrup Sponge!
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