I tend to shop around, never seem to stick to a supermarket as such just depends where I am and where I think would be the cheapest. I always, however, buy a lot of the supermarket's cheap range, where ever I end up. I think that most of the time it's just as good as the big brand names for a fraction of the cost!
Recently I was in Asda and my four year old was fed up and whinging to go home! She asked for some chocolate mousse as we were passing the yoghurt aisle. I looked at all the fancy (and expensive) looking chocolately deserts but then the Asda Smart price Chocolate mousse's caught my eye. A four pack of chocolate mousse for 18p!!! I thought it had to be far too cheap to be nice but definitely worth a try and popped a pack into my trolley.
Now, the pack is nothing fancy or anything special. It is four clear plastic pots, with white labels on and brown writing simply with a title and nutritional information on. But who cares? Lets face it, you don't buy chocolate mousse for fancy packaging do you?!
Now for the important bit, when we got home my two little monsters decided they wanted one, what kind of a mum would I be if I didn't try one too? You know, just to check they are all right!!
I was really surprised to discover they were actually really yummy! They taste just like normal chocolate mousse!
The chocolate taste is quite strong and I think it tastes like quite good quality.
The consistency and texture, again is just like normal chocolate mousse. I was a little expecting it to be quite thin and bland for how cheap it was but it wasn't at all.
The four pack did not last long in our house at all and I will definitely be getting some more next time I am in Asda. Well worth the 18p!!
Thank you for reading
I don't usually buy that many Smart Price products from Asda, purely because I do my shopping online and whenever I search for an item it rarely shows the value range options in the search results. The other day I decided to simply search 'Smart Price' and a huge list of this range was displayed on the page. Most of it was so cheap that I thought it was at least worth giving some items a go.
One of the things i bought was this pack of four chocolate mousses. At 18p for the pack I couldn't resist trying them!
The mousses come in four plastic pots which are attached together. The packaging is extremely basic and mainly white, with the product name, ingredients and nutritional info printed on the top.
Upon peeling back the lid of one of the mousse pots I could almost immediately smell a chocolately aroma, which was pleasant. The contents of the pot looked appetising too. The taste of the mousse is most definitely chocolate but not particularly rich, it tastes quite cheap but not too bad. The texture of the mousse is pretty good though as it's nice and light and full of air bubbles, but not so bubbly that you feel as though you're practically eating a pot of nothing!
Over all, I can't fault these much as they're just so cheap. At 4.5 pence each they are one of the cheapest snacks around and I did quite enjoy the one I've eaten so far.
I will buy them again with them being so cheap but they wouldn't fill me up so I wouldn't buy many because of the danger of scoffing the lot just because they're there and then not even feeling full!
Yes there are much tastier products like this around but really for the price this was to be expected.
Each 60g pot contains 83 calories and 2.2g of fat.
The other night I spotted these in my local Asda store and having not had them in a while decided to get some in as a little treat to myself
Well the mousses come in a white plastic pots and have light green and white plastic peel off lids to the top of them and spread over the lids we are told that they are Asda 'Smart Price' 4 Chocolate Mousse, ingredients, allergy advice, weight (240g) and contact details for Asda are given. Cheap looking packaging this is but the pots snap apart with ease and the labeling is informative enough too.
The Mousse Itself:
Light brown and with little air bubbles within them they smell of milky chocolate as well as looking it and are set.
Made with skimmed milk, cream, sugar and containing 3% chocolate these are absolutely lovely and real value for your 26p (for 4 pots containing 60g of mousse in each). They are light, chocolaty and not too sweet and any sweetness they do have is given by sugar however they do contain pork gelatine so they are not suitable for Vegetarians.
Luxurious, cheap and light I really do heartily recommend these!
Nutritional Information Per Pot:
of which sugars: 10.9g
of which saturates: 1.6g
equivalent as salt: 0.1g
Only available from Asda stores and from Asda.com
My son has always been a big fan of yoghurts but he never tried a chocolate mousse until recently when I was having one and he wanted to try a bit. I like him to have different tastes and treats every once in a while and on discovering that he absolutely loved this mousse I was exceptionally pleased. I buy them regularly and as such will be reviewing them today.
*~* Price and Availability *~*
These are available exclusively from Asda stores as they are a smartprice product, although similar versions are available from other stores.
They cost just 26p for a pack of four. Yes that small, it doesn't break the bank but it is a nice treat to have every once in a while.
*~* Packaging *~*
There is nothing much to say about the packaging. Plain white plastic cases the mousse with a foil lid in which the outside is white with classic green writing. The information we are told are the ingredients, use by date, the product name, barcode along with contact information. There is also a picture of 2 chocolate squares.
*~* The Mousse Itself *~*
Peeling back the foil lid reveals a bubbly mixture that is a deep brown in colour, much darker than brands such as Aero. There is a decent chocolate aroma but not strong or overpowering. It is easy to remove from the pot with a spoon. It is very thick and not at all thin and runny. On plaing the mousse on my tongue I could feel the thickness, it was lovely and not at all too much, the mousse didn't melt fastly and needed to be moved around the mouth to break down. It was easy to swallow and had a rich chocolate tast, more dark than milk tasting which some may find off putting but it doesn't have a bitter taste to it at all, it is somewhat creamy but more expensive brands are more so than this. It is light but I feel a little heavier than other brands but it's not unpleasantly so.
*~* Further Information *~*
The Nutritional Information for each pot is:
These are not at all too fatty or bad for adults or children. They give a good chocolatey taste without the calories of eating a bar.
*~* Overall *~*
Overall this is a fantastic mousse for the money, it is creamy, chocolatey and definately satisfies the sweet craving. It is not too sweet and has a hint of dark chocolate about it but it is still delicious. I don't mind throwing a pack of these in my trolley for my son or myself to enjoy. An excellent offering from Asda.
Most definately 5 stars from me.
As a self-confessed 'chocaholic' this one is a must for me!
First of all the price, unbelievable, '25p for four' can't be beaten and with no scrimping on flavour either!
I'm a fan of Smart Price products in general. though there has been the odd disapppointment. I have however more often than not, found them to be good value for money.
This chocolate mousse, I feel, is better than the more expensive brands. The packaging is the usual green and white and the mousse itself is very light in texture, not overly rich, therefore very moorish. Good calorie count too, which is a bonus.
I am becoming very addicted to this product and most days take one to work with my lunch. The only problem is, one is just not enough! Delicious - What a find! I cannot see the point of paying approximately 99p for four 'Cadbury' mousses, when one of this quality/price is sitting beside it on the same shelf. Pointless!
Well done Asda; another 'Smart Price' sensation. Deserves to be top of the Choccie Mousse ratings. It certainly has my vote!
My wife recently was shopping at Asda and she bought these Chocolate Mousse from the Smart Price lower range of their cheaper brands of foods for me to try as I am always snacking as people who read my reviews regular will know I love my food and snacks and I eat in between meals all the time, which I know I should not but I often find myself feeling hungry and I am on a lower budget now and so cheaper brands are what we are having to do, to save some pennies.
These Mousse come in a pack of 4 for only 30p, which in my opinion is an excellent price and they have a plastic top to reveal the light brown chocolate coloured mousse and the texture of the mousse is very soft and it melts perfectly in the mouth and they taste is a very good quality indeed, they are nice and smooth and the taste of the chocolate is very good and it is not at all bland as I first imagined it would be, in fact it was quite the opposite, I found they are very sweet but not sickly and they are not a sticky kind of mousse.
Each pot is 60g and contain only 83 calories, 12.5g carbohydrate, and 2.2g of fat and so if you are trying to lose a little weight these do not contain very many calories and are the perfect treat, and my wife loves them as she is trying to lose a little weight at the moment and they are perfect for her too, and I have a lot of grandchildren and I always have to have little treats for them for when they visit and these are just the right size for them and they love them.
I scooped a pot of these into a dish and added some chopped Strawberries to it for a desert and the 2 together tasted delicious as the Mousse is nice and light and the combination of the 2 foods together tasted lovely.
These are particularly good for very small children as they can easily swallow them and they just melt into the mouth perfectly and they are nice for a little pudding after their main meal and I think they are nice and light enough for an after school snack until meal time as they are not stodgy or too heavy.
I highly recommend these for anyone to give them a try, especially if you are on a low budget like myself or if you have a lot of children and need to save some money, these are absolutely good value for money and a very good quality treat.
I rate them 5 stars.
I am now getting a bit obsessed with trying out own brand products to save a few pound on the weekly shop. I decided to swap our usual Cadbury's chocolate mousse, costing 90pence for four, to Asda smart price mousse, costing only 25p for four 60g pots! 75% saving.
The packaging was very plain, there were four small pots stuck together which were white in colour, they had lids on each pots. In smart price green font it had 4 chocolate mousse written on the front. Also on the front was a small picture of some chocolate, the use by date, and nutritional information. There was also a blue oval stating that the recipe had been improved.
To open a mousse you just seperate the pot from the bunch of four, and peel the lid. You are greeted by a pot, nearly filled to the top of nice looking mousse. It seemed to be good in colour although not as dark brown as the Cadburys ones. When you dig into the pot, the mousse is very airy and looks a bit like an aero, as soon as you dig in, you can smell the chocolatey smell. The taste of these suprised me, it was actually very nice, it was not as thick as other brands, but bearing in mind each mousse only costs around 7p, you can't complain!
Each pot has only 82 calories and 2.2grams of fat, not bad for a chocolatey snack! It is free from artificial colours, flavours & preservatives, and is safe for people with a nut allergy. This should be stored in the fridge.
Overall, for 25p you can't fault this product, it looks and tastes good and is excellent value for money. As with most smart price products, your kid's won't want this put in their school lunch box due to the packaging, but i guess white packaging keeps everything cheap. I would buy the product again, for the money, well recommended.
When my children finish all their evening meal I will allow them to have a dessert. I find this is a great incentive to make them eat all their greens!!
Whilst some days I may make a desert like bread and butter pudding. Other days I simply don't have the time and so on busy days, my children will have a pot of chocolate mousse as a sweet dessert.
I used to use other branded chocolate mousse. But whilst shopping I have been sampling more and more smart price alternatives. As generally, I find that the smart price products are very good value for money.
The packaging is the same in colour as all other smart price products. (green and white)
The mousse itself comes in a pack of four white plastic containers which have to snapped apart in order to consume a mousse. Each pot offers a 60g portion.
Each individual pot has an easy to remove peel back foil seal on the top.
There is no writing on the white plastic pots themselves. All nutritional information, dietary advice (allergy advice) and storage information is written clearly and precisely. over the peal back lids. However I have to say that this information is spread over the top of the four mousse lids and therefore if you happen to snap one off and consume the mousse that has the allergy advice and nutritional information on it and then throw the lid away, there is no way of the next person knowing any of this important information. As it is not displayed on the lid of any other pot.
I have to say that I find this a real let down. I seriously think that all nutritional advice and allergy guidelines should be displayed clearly on every single pot.
I have to say that I find these smart price chocolate mousses to be delicious. What first strikes me when opening the pot, is how full each pot is. The mousse itself is dark in appearance and looks smooth and appetising.
When I put the spoon into the mousse, I immediately noticed how light and airy the mousse was. I believe that they have got the texture of this mousse spot on.
The lightness of the mousse becomes even more apparent when tasting. The mousse is so deliciously fluffy and certainly melts in your mouth.
The chocolate flavour is rich, deliciously bitter and incredibly indulgent. I think the coco content is certainly sufficient, to satisfy even the most ardent of chocoholics. One pot will guarantee to keep chocolate bar cravings at bay.
I will admit, that if I was served this mousse in a resteraunt and it was well presented. It would personally pass my taste test. I would think it was a well executed chocolate mousse and would think it had been made in the chefs kitchen.
The staggering price for these four pots of chocolate mousse is just 34p. That is under 10p for each individual pot. I just find it astonishing that such a good quality product can be so cheaply priced. Now this is what I call real value for money.
For a yummy treat for the kids I empty the mousse into a bowl, chop up some bananas. Mix in a few chocolate buttons and serve with ice cream. They love this. I would go as far as to state that this is their favourite dessert.
I would certainly recommend these smart price chocolate mousses to anyone who enjoys a chocolate treat. I think they are very good quality. Excellent value for money and an all round more than pleasing product.
I'm eating one as I write this. .
First of all, looking at the previous ratings for this product, I'm really suprised that it hasn't received higher ratings.
These yoghurts are a regular on my weekly shop, and cost 32p for four pots. The packaging is relatively standard, and design is in line with the ASDA Smart Price range (a white background, with green writing and trim), with a simple picture of a broken chocolate cube on the front.
Another important factor to mousses is the texture, and I am fairly impressed with this product. Not overly thick, but light, which, in my opinion, is exactly what you want from a mousse. I really enjoy eating this after a heavy lunch or dinner, as it makes the perfect desert to finish off the meal.
And finally, the taste. As mentioned previously, other reviews haven't really been that impressed with the taste of the product; whereas I have found it to be most delectable! Regardless of the cheap price, I really do think that this mousses taste is of a high quality. I don't think you'd be able to find a pack of mousses that tasted better than these out there for under £1.50; I truly believe only a product at the top end of the market could trump these for taste - and that's a huge compliment considering these are 32p for four.
To summarise, I think this is a top quality buy, despite the cheap price. The only thing that could be improved is the packaging, but this is only due to the produce being part of the ASDA 'Smart Price' range.
I picked some of these up from Asda earlier today. For the last couple of months, I'd been shopping at Sainsburys, as it was nearer to my home and I wanted to try out their range of products, but today was to cold for walking to the supermarket, and once I was on the bus, I figured I'd get the most out of my bus fare and go to Asda instead . I like to save my pennies!
So, imagine the look on my face when , after months of shopping elsewhere, I noticed how expensive Asda is on some of their smart-price stuff - These were 32p for 4 , with their Sainsbury's rivals coming in at just 25p for 4.
These pots are quite dull, white plastic with the green and white Smartprice colours on the foil peel of lids, and a little panel containing nutritional in ingredient info . Nothing to write home about, but standard packaging for a budget brand .
Opening one up, it looked a nice creamy chocolate colour, with slight bubbles on the surface, and it had a really nice cocoa smell. Digging in though, I found the mousse a little too thin and soft for my liking - too airy in fact. It tasted really nice though - a little sweet, but not overly so, with a strong chocolate flavour.
These contain gelatin , so are not suitable for vegetarians, and Asda have done the annoying thing of putting nutrition per 100g rather than per individual pot (60g). Per 100g, there are138 calories and 3.7g of fat . Which actually probably isn't that terrible, so long as you eat them sensibly
I probably will buy this again next time I shop in Asda, and I'll award these 3stars - one off for not being as cheap as the Sainsburys equivalent, and one off for slightly thin texture.
Being a student with a sweet tooth : a cheap treat is a luxury in my books.
Whilst ordering for my shopping online (I don't have a car), I decided to treat myself on some non essential food, as it was so cheap and from the economy range!
Amongst some other sweet value treats (which I will also review in the future) I bought a four pack of the Asda Smartprice Chocolate Mousse which cost me just 32p! A bargain.
Obviously the packaging wasn't amazingly pretty - the standard white and green signature colours with the text and a small image of a broken chocolate cube. I found that the actual cartons holding the mousse were not very sturdy and when holding one by the body of the carton my hand easily squashed it. The wrapper on the top had a foil in lay but was very thin, so be careful to not drop them. I wouldn't be surprised if it had spilt open had I leant something against it in the fridge or dropped them.
It was good that there was foil on the inside to keep it fresh.
The basic information is printed on the lid of one of the mousses - ingredients, nutrition, best before and contacts.
Each mousse contains 60g of mousse - so a pretty decent amount, not a stingy fromage frais amount.
However, when tasting the product I wasn't particularly overwhelmed, it was darker brown than many other mousses I have had before, the texture was almost powdery. The taste was far from creamy and rather bitter. I wouldn't describe it as a moist mousse. Though light and airy the chocolate was bitter and strange tasting. Even the colour lacked creaminess.
I wasn't overly impressed and I wouldn't buy them again despite the cheap price. I would say I would go for the next brand up. Though I wasn't expecting miracles I was expecting something at least a little tasty even if the packaging wasn't going to be great.
I decided to try these after reading a review about them. Due to the price of them, I was a bit dubious of if they would be brilliant, but I thought at 25p for the 4 Mousses, and since I could then write about them and earn 50p (hopefully more though!), then they technically weren't costing me anything!
These are found in the Chiller section at Asda next to the other Chocolate Mousses and potted desserts. As I mentioned these were only 25p and the next cheapest 4 pack was 67p, so quite a bit price difference.
Each pot is 60g, and they are all attatched together in a square shape. You just break the pots off, which snap off easy enough. The pots are just a plain white colouring and the foil lid type things are also white with the Asda smart price branding and all the writing is in a light green colour. There is a picture of some Chocolate Chunks on the front, and it also states that this is an improved recipe.
Each Mousse has 83 calories and 2.7g fat.
When I opened the pot I could smell a lovely Chocolate scent. It smelt quite rich and a stronger scent than I was expecting. The Mousse looked a deep brown colour and it has a good shine to it. When I took my first scoop out of the pot, I saw all the Mousse-bubbly bit underneath the flat surface, and to me it looked much like other Mousses out there.
When I was eating this though I felt that the Mousse wasn't as light and Milky as others i've had. This tasted more Cocoa-y and seemed a bit heavier. Weather it was because cheaper Chocolate had made this i'm not sure, but it wasn't quite as nice as others out there. I would buy this again if I was watching the pennies, as it isn't a bad dessert, but I think I would choose a more expensive one for the more Milky taste in the future.
My mum brought these last week and I thought they were ok but not as good as other choc mousses we have had in the fridge. They were about 35p for 4 so good value but they taste cheap and have a really artifical texture.
The mousse is light but isn't as full of air and bubbles like I like my mousses to be. The taste of chocolate is not very strong and tastes more like cheap hot chocolate to even though my sister says she cant taste the difference between these and Cadbury mousse. I think they are very cheap tasting and I'd rather pay the extra money and buy some better quality mousses but i suppose there alright if you haven't got much money to spend on treats liek this.
These are a bit too sweet for me and they taste like loads of sugar has been added to them. The pot I had had a bit of dried mousse in the middle as well and that put me off cos it made me think that Asda hasn't been storing them right.
Theyre not filling at all and after I'd finished my mousse I didn't feel like I had had any chocolate and ate a Snickers as well.
The pots have come in useful thou cos they're the perfect size for my baby sisters paints when she wants to make a picture.
On a recent shopping trip to Asda I was looking for some bits and pieces to get in for when my grandkids stay over or come round for tea. My oldest loves things like chocolate desserts and mousse, so when I saw the Smart price chocolate mousse at 29p for four pots, I thought I had nothing to lose.
After just two days in my fridge the oldest was over for a visit and tried one of these but sadly after four spoonfuls decided he did not like it. Being a fair lady I decided to try one for myself and see what the problem was.
He was right not to like it I decided quickly, the taste was very poor and it was more like raw cocoa powder than chocolate, the consistency of the mousse was poor too, as the spoon cut through it, it turned watery almost instantly and became more like a chocolate dessert than a mousse.
I know these were very cheap and I probably should not have expected too much from them but if something is advertised as a mousse then it should have the consistency of a mousse and if it supposed to be chocolate flavoured then should it not taste like chocolate?
Overall I have no problem with Asda smart price things and a few of them have been of decent quality but these certainly were not and I will not be buying them again and I certainly would not recommend them to others!
I am one of those people who is regularly looking for a little 'tit-bit' or snack after my evening meal at night time. My evening meal quite often consists of soup or a sandwich or something similar which many people would regard as more of a snack than a meal. The main reason for this is that I have problems with my appetite and am seldom hungry at night time. If I have only had a snack-sized meal at night time, I often 'top this up' with a pudding or something afterwards.
I am a fan therefore, of mousse desserts, puddings, angel delight and similar items. I buy things like this regularly for the days when I just cannot face a large meal at night time and am looking for something more snack-related.
Whilst in my local Asda supermarket, my eye caught the "Asda Smart Price" chocolate mousse desserts. I had tried them before, but as it was quite a long time ago, I considered buying them again to give them another trial. Once I had noted that they were available to buy for the purse-friendly sum of 29 pence (for FOUR pots) my mind was well and truly made up and into the shopping basket they went! :-D
I first tried the Smart Price mousse last night. I snapped one of the pots from the four-pack and peeled off the lid which was very easy to do. The four-pack of chocolate mousse has the familiar 'Asda Smart Price' packaging which is a very basic design of plain white packaging with green writing on it. Each little pot of mousse is 60g and I find that the size of each pot is on a par with other similar chocolate mousses that I buy on a regular basis.
The first thing that I noticed about the smart price mousse was the delicious smell of chocolate wafting from the pot. It smelled exactly right and not too rich or overly sickly. Impressed thus far, I dug my spoon into the pot (rather greedily I will admit) and scooped out a large spoonful of chocolate mousse.
The second thing that struck me about the mousse was the consistency. After scooping out a spoonful of the pudding, I found the texture wasn't quite right somehow. I can only describe it as being too 'gloopy', and the consistency was more like that of an 'Angel delight' style pudding than a mousse. The chocolate mousse that I usually buy is much thicker, and is not as sloppy or gloopy as this version.
Not one to be put off by appearances alone, I plunged the (heaped) spoonful into my mouth to see what kind of taste the mousse had.
I found the mousse to be very nice tasting, and very chocolatey. The only drawback is that it was perhaps a little rich or over-powering in taste for my personal preference, although to be fair, I usually find this to be the case with most chocolate mousses that I buy. It was by no means unpleasant though, and I quite happily finished off the entire pot.
The nutritional information on the lid of the mousse informs me that 100g of the Smart Price chocolate mousse will provide me with 138 calories and 3.7g of fat. Hmm... Perhaps these are not the best option for those of you who are watching your figures or calorie intake then?! There is some allergy advice on the packaging, and the ingredients list clearly states that the mousses contain Gelatin, so if you are vegetarian you probably wouldn't want to buy this particular brand of mousse.
Overall, I would recommend this product. I will buy it again because it offers great value for money and I have tasted worse chocolate mousse that cost me more! At around 7p per mousse, I feel that this product offers great value, and would be ideal for kid's lunchboxes.
I will award the product three stars out of five. I am deducting one star because the consistency is quite disappointing overall and am also deducting one star because the taste of the chocolate is a little too rich for my tastes.
All in all though, I would recommend this mousse and I personally will be buying it again in the future. :-D