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Lighter option let-down from Cadbury's
Cadbury Light Mousse
Member Name: jeffjen
Cadbury Light Mousse
Date: 15/09/09, updated on 15/09/09 (127 review reads)
Advantages: Only 60 calories a pot
Disadvantages: Far too sweet
I am a big Cadbury fan, and often treat myself to a bar of dairy milk or a bag of buttons, but sometimes I fancy a dessert treat and will buy a Cadbury trifle or better still, a Buttons twinpot!
The problem is though, these are all calorie laden treats, and with this in mind I thought I would give 'lighter options' a try.
I saw these Cadbury Light Mousse desserts priced at just 99p for 4 x 55g pots in my local Morrisons last week, and decided these would be the first 'lighter option' dessert I would try.
Taken in by the trademark Cadbury purple packaging, and the promise of only 60 calories a pot, I wondered if I had found a low calorie dessert that would taste every bit as delicious as my regular Cadbury favourites!
Cadbury Light Mousse comes in 4 x 55g plastic pots, with easy peel back lids.
On the front they are boldly advertised as only 60 calories and 1.9g fat per pot, and are described as 'Reduced fat milk chocolate mousse with sugars and sweeteners'.
I must admit I did cringe a little when I read 'sugars and sweeteners' as I thought maybe they would be far too sweet for my liking.
Although I like my chocolate, I do not put sugar in my tea/coffee, or add sugar to cereal or anything else I am eating.
When I read the ingredients I found they include quite a few E numbers as well as the sugars and sweeteners : Dextrose, Fructose and sweeteners. There is also Pork Gelatine in there, which I am not sure about whether this is a good ingredient to have, along with concentrated skimmed milk and chocolate.
There is a warning that traces of nuts maybe contained.
Once I had read the ingredients I wasn't sure I wanted to eat one anymore! However, for the purposes of my review I peeled back the lid and got my spoon.
The mousse has quite a thick consistency, maybe only slightly less than the full fat mousse, and has a light, bubbly texture. However, I could not smell the distinct Cadbury chocolate smell wafting up when I peeled back the lid, that I get when I am opening a Buttons twinpot.
On tasting the mousse I have to say I was not really impressed at all. In it's favour I will say the texture is lovely and it does taste nice and light, but the actual flavour was quite a let down.
It had a very strong taste of cocoa powder and it was very, very sweet! Far too sweet for my taste. I am sure they do not need to have it so sweet.
I only ate three small spoonfuls and could not finish it. My partner and daughter finished them off, but both commented that they were not all that nice and not to bother buying them again.
Overall I am disappointed by these, and while I love Cadbury's, this is one product I will not be buying again. If however, you have a really sweet tooth and love cocoa then you may like these!
It has put me off trying other 'lighter option' desserts too if they are all as sweet as this.
So it's back to the regular trifles and twinpots for me!
Summary: A lighter option let-down from Cadbury
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