Product Type: Asda Dessert / Yoghurts
Newest Review: ... desert in the first place. Overall this totally exceeds my expectations of Tiramisu and will be something I will definitely order and... more
A different dessert... Asda Tiramisu
Member Name: MEL0611
Advantages: Great taste ,good use of ingredients, good price, individual pots are a good idea
Disadvantages: Not the best dish for your waist line
A while ago now, whilst on holiday in Spain I tried for the very first time Tiramisu. It is not often a dessert that I see on menus so it happened to be whilst holidaying that I tried this dish. Well, that was a while ago now and for some reason I never tried the dessert for some time after that was until I was paying a visit to Asda. It is not my local Supermarket but I was at my local shopping Centre (Merry Hill) and as I have seen form this site, a lot of people recommend it as being good value so I went in for a look around.
It was in the chilled dessert section that I spotted Asda's own Tiramisu. The picture that Dooyoo are using is that of Asda's twin pot Tiramisu this is what I purchased but you can also buy a larger Tiramisu that is priced at £1.98 and comes in 1 tray as opposed to two different pots. The two separate pots of Tiramisu, which I purchased cost 95p, which makes the cost of each pot 47.5p, not a bad price in my opinion.
The packaging is really good with this product. The two pots of the dessert come packaged in a recyclable cardboard wrap. It is beige in colour and on the left hand side of the front of the packaging is a picture of the dessert and if looks are anything to go by then this Tiramisu looks good! On the right hand side of the packaging is the Asda logo, the name of the product, all of which is in white writing. There is also a brief description of the product and a note that this dessert is suitable for vegetarians.
On the back of the product you will find nutritional information and ingredient listings. It is important to point out that this Tiramisu contains no artificial flavours, colours or flavourings.
When it comes to eating the Tiramisu, you just rip the cardboard cover off to reveal the 2 pots. The plastic pots have a transparent plastic seal on them, which you can just pull off. You first notice the cocoa powder, which is sprinkled over the Tiramisu. The smell of it is quite strong and it really is all over the layers of cheese.
Tiramisu is a mixture of mascarpone cheese, Marsala wine and coffee soaked savoiardo biscuits. What I first noticed about this product is who moist it is. The biscuits really have been soaked in wine. The Marsala wine that has been used is only a small percentage, not even enough to give an alcoholic reading but you can taste it and it gives the dessert a lovely warm feeling when you are eating it, a perfect dessert for a Winters day.
Mascarpone cheese is not something I have eaten other than in a Tiramisu, it has a really creamy taste to it and is really smooth and soft in texture, making it really easy to eat and digest. It adds itself to this dessert really well; it does not have a savory taste like I thought it would but a soft sweet flavor. It works really well with the other mixture of ingredients used in this traditional Italian dish.
The savoiardo biscuits are really soft as they have been soaked in the wine. They are what I would call sponge fingers, beige in colour with a crispy outside and sponge centre; however like I said as the fingers have been soaked in the wine you can not taste the crispy outside of the fingers.
There is a really strong taste of coffee in this dish and as someone who does not normally drink coffee I have to say that it worked really well with this dish and it did not overpower any of the other flavors. It is only an instant coffee powder that is used on the dessert so it just gives an opposing taste to the other ingredients and one that I have to say I was impressed with the taste of the dessert as a whole.
A few pieces of nutritional information on this product are as follows (Per 100g)
Calories ~ 244
Protein ~ 4.8g
Carbohydrate ~ 33.1g
Fat ~ 10.3g
Fibre ~ 2.2g
In summary, I would recommend this dessert to anyone! It is a different from the traditional desserts that you find on the shelves and in my opinion makes for a welcome change!
5 out of 5 from me.
Thanks for reading!
Summary: Give this one a go, Highly recomended.
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