Product Type: Asda Dessert / Yoghurts
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Asda's Strawberry Trifle
Member Name: Emmald
Asda's Strawberry Trifle
Advantages: A pleasant dessert
Disadvantages: Slightly soggy fruit
As you all know the Asda stores are mammoth sized and you need to set an afternoon aside to make the most of your visit.
So much to look at and such a vast choice, We must have spent nearly an hour looking around the electronics department.
Fairy liquid and Mr Muscle cleaners were all on special offer at ridiculously low prices as you entered the store, many people were stocking up and had a dozen or more bottles in their shopping trolleys.
I couldn't even guess how many different types of ready made puddings Asda have on offer, it surely must run into the hundreds. More often than not we have an Adsa Fruit Cocktail trifle, but there wasn't one in sight so we made a momentous decision lol to try an Asda Strawberry trifle.
A 600g pot of trifle was £1.74, so reasonably good value for money.
The trifle is housed in a clear plastic pot and a cardboard sleeve is wrapped neatly around the product.
At the top of the pot you see Asda Strawberry Trifle in clear and concise white lettering. Below the lettering is a bowl of strawberry trifle sitting on a table, a portion has already been removed and the serving spoon is still sat inside the bowl.
When you remove the outer cardboard sleeve the trifle is covered with a plastic film which needs to be tweaked at the edge to lift it before you can completely strip it back.
The whipped cream looked truly scrumdiddlyumptious, very pale cream coloured and filled with peaks and troughs.
As you dig the serving spoon further into the trifle you discover a layer of extra thick creamy custard, some instant custards are far too `yellow`, Asda have ensured that the custard has an authentic appearance, it is a pale primrose colour.
Beneath the custard lay a mingling mass of strawberry jelly, sponge and a reasonable amount of strawberries.
The cream and custard are gold medal winners, the cream is light, fluffy and tastes exactly like fresh whipped cream should do. The pale primrose coloured thick custard is equally as delicious, thick enough to stay on the spoon yet soft enough to slip down easily and you could easily fall for this custard in a big way.
The sponge is saturated in strawberry jelly, which is as it should be, it has a slightly grainy texture which is pleasant. The jelly has a good fruity taste but it does seem slightly `over watered`.
As you hit the centre of the trifle the strawberries are plentiful, but unless you eat strawberries when they are fresh you find that their texture changes completely. Rather than a firm pert fruit you pretty much have a wizened looking heap posing on your spoon. After being derogatory about the strawberries that is something that even Asda cannot help, strawberries are renowned for being a difficult fruit to keep successfully.
To be fair they do have a certain amount of flavour still left in them.
The Strawberry trifle is free from all artificial colours, flavours and preservatives. I noted that the trifle contained concentrated strawberry juice which I am sure helps enrich the flavour.
It is a suitable product for Vegetarians, it contains gluten, milk, eggs and wheat and it might also contain nuts. The trifle isn't suitable for home freezing and you should use it up within 24 hours of opening it.
A quarter of the trifle contains around 220 calories.
On the whole the Asda Strawberry trifle was an enjoyable experience, smooth, creamy and tasty.
The only thing that would make me pick up a fruit cocktail trifle rather than a strawberry trifle the next time around would be down to the firmness of the fruit. But in fairness Asda have produced a good flavoursome dessert.
Summary: A pleasant dessert, excellent cream and custard
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