“ Brand: Asda / Type: Cheesecake „
The picture above shows one large cheesecake but ASDA also do individual strawberry cheesecakes in their 'Chosen by You' range. We prefer these to the large versions as there's only two of us so there's no waste. With the bigger 'family sized' cheesecakes sometimes we can't finish it all and the single serving version means that we cut down on waste. They come in packs of two, a pair of individual 100g desserts in plastic pots. These tubs aren't particularly attractive, they're just clear plastic tubs with a vac-sealed clear tear-off lid. If you can imagine those little pots of orange juice drink that they give you in airline meals then you've got the idea. The two pots are joined by a cardboard strip that ingeniously folds over to hold them together snugly. It's a great example of minimalist packaging that features a simple photo of some strawberries on the card strip along with the promise that the cheesecake will be "smooth and creamy with a strawberry compote on a crumbly digestive biscuit base". The desert is nicely and distinctly layered (which you can see through the side of the clear tub) with biscuit at the bottom, then cheesecake and, as you'd expect, the strawberry layer at the top. This is very red, much redder than any home-made strawberry topping would be. When you peel back the lid you can smell a huge burst of strawberry. It's gloopy and a little runny, not like a thick jam, and there are no real pieces of strawberry in it. There are some thick pieces have a consistency of soft fruit but you wouldn't be able to identify them as anything in particular. However the strong flavour and colour convince you that they must be strawberries whether they actually are or not. There's absolutely no colour or taste 'bleed' between that layer and the cheesecake below, which is nice. It's lightly whipped and fluffy, almost like a mouse, and looks clean and very white. It has a slight cream cheese taste and, of the three layers, this one is probably my favourite. The base layer is crumbled digestive biscuit. This is probably the part of this product that seems the closest to home made. It's very 'bitty', with a fine buttery crumb of just the right texture. It's light ginger in colour (though not in taste) just as if it really is mashed up biscuits. I've had home made cheesecakes with bases that are just like this, if a little less uniform. Overall it's a really nice little treat. It's obviously a mass-produced product as everything about it is perfectly even - theirs is no deviation from one tub to the next - but that's not necessarily a bad thing. It tastes lovely, if a little too sweet and with a very slight chemical aftertaste, and at 261 calories it's not something that you'd want after every meal, but at just one pound for two pots (as at August 2013) I think that they're good value. But it's still not as nice as my mum's.
Nothing will ever beat my partner's homemade cheesecake but this is a very close competitor. Priced at only £1 for this 530gram strawberry cheese cake is excellent value and it was also included in the 4 £1 items for only £3, which makes it even more of a brilliant price for a strawberry cheese cake. This cheesecake it recommended to serve up to 6 people but if you're like me and love cheesecake it'll serve only 4 with larger portions. It takes up to 2 and a half hours to defrost or you can pop it in the microwave for 2 minutes and leave to stand for half hour, but make sure you consume the product within 24 hours if the best taste. It is suitable for vegetarians and contains a massive 273 calories per 100g, which is very high so try not to gobble the whole lot up on your own otherwise you'll feel very guilty and wish you didn't the following day. The cheesecake is made up of a lovely creamy baked cheesecake on a biscuit base topped with a fruity strawberry sauce and large strawberries. The cheese cake is nice and soft and easy to serve up. The knife nicely slices into the cake. The cheesecake taste nice, soft and creamy and has that melt in your mouth sensation. The topping is nice and sweet, the sauce is slightly runny but has a very nice smooth texture which really taste just divine with the main cheesecake flavours. The base is made up of a lovely rich sugary biscuit which holds together well but once broken is does slightly crumble at the edges but nothing major. Overall I would recommend as this is a great dessert and really will be a big hit at the dinner table, and also at on £1 this is a bargain and will really satisfy your sweet needs.
I dont usually buy many deserts, but i thought i would for christmas this year as a treat. We bought this a few weeks before christmas and put it in the freezer, so it would be nice and fresh on xmas day. I had already spent a fortune on christmas presents etc, so i just wanted to stock up on a few cheaper things to go with the meal. Strawberry cheesecake is just what it says it is! It has a biscuit base though (not cake) with a creamy cheese layer on top of the biscuit. Then it has a fruity strawberry topping. When i saw this asda strawberry cheesecake for £1 i thought why not give it a go! It was only £1 for a huge cheesecake, so i wasnt expecting much from it. However, when i took this out to defrost, which only took a couple of hours, i was amazed at how nice it looked. The strawberry topping was very red in colour, not like it is in the picture, and it consisted of a thick strawberry sauce with bits of strawberry in it. The cheese layer in the middle was so light and creamy, and the biscuit just broke away so easily, it was very light not too crunchy. One thing i didnt like about this desert was the actual size of the strawberries in the topping, they are near enough whole strawberries and i think it would have been nicer if they were more chopped up. I didnt like eating a whole strawberry, just like i dont like this with jam. I like the strawberries to be a bit more blended in, so you can taste the flavour, but not have the eat whole pieces of them! There is nothing i would change about the cheese layer or the biscuit, it was just perfect. I only had a small amount of this desert as the topping was very sweet and very fruity, and i couldnt have had too much of it. Even though the cheese and the biscuit is very light to eat, i found it a very filling desert. This served six of us, and we were all more than happy with the amount we had. It cut very easily into six sections with a knife and it wasnt too messy. This desert goes nicely with whipped cream or ice cream. Cheesecakes come in all different flavours such as chocolate, raspberry and lemon. I have not tried any of these yet, but the next time i want a nice desert i may try the chocolate one! Asda are doing these cheesecakes in the 4 deserts for £3 offer at the moment, so if you like cheesecakes go and stock up on them! I dont really have enough room in my freezer to keep deserts. If you are not going to freeze this cheesecake you need to eat it the day you purchase it. This cheesecake comes in a 530g box, and every 100g of cheesecake has 273 calories! This is not a healthy desert, i thought it wouldnt be too bad as it has lots of fruit on it! But as long as you only have a small slice, its not that bad! It is free from artificial colours or flavours, and may contain traces of nuts. I would highly recommend this cheesecake, for £1 you get a really nice tasty desert.