“ Brand: Danone / Type: Trifle „
Having recently lost two stone, I have cut out all cream cakes and treats from my diet. However, on the weekend I was really craving something sweet. My husband detected that I was suffering from pudding withdrawal and went to the shop to see if he could find a rather healthier alternative.
When he returned, he proudly presented these pack of three Danone Goodies low fat strawberry trifles. I was suitably impressed. They looked really appetising and fresh. The cream on top was not sparce as you would expect from a low fat variety. The layers of the trifle were well formed. with very good portions of low fat topping, custard,sponge and jelly with strawberries at the base.
Now, for anyone who is looking for a full blown diet busting trifle experience. Then I would recommend looking elsewhere for your trifle. These trifles are alright for satisfying a sweet craving. But they are never going to make you go weak at the knees with sheer culinary pleasure.
The custard is bland, to say the least and quite watery. It certainly has neither substance or presence. I was however suitably impressed with the sharpness and zingy kick of the jelly. The strawberry at the bottom of my jelly was also very refreshing.
This is a low fat trifle in all fairness. It does give you a sweet flavour which did indeed satisfy my sweet craving. Each trifle is individually packaged in a small plastic pot with a foil lid. This is handy as the other trifles can be kept fresh if you only want one.
On the back of the packaging is all relevant information regarding dietry advice and nutritional values. There is also a comprehensive list of ingredients. I was very impressed to learn from reading the nutritional values that each pot contains 129kcals. I think this is very acceptable, considering you are having low fat topping, custard, sponge and jelly. Even more pleasing is that there is only 1.9g of fat in each pot.
I would certainly recommend having these trifles if you are cutting down and want a more healthy option. They certainly take the sweet craving away. So in my case, they really served their purpose. What I liked most about the trifles is the quality. They don't seem overly synthetic or conveyor belt mass produced. They have almost a home made quality to them. The flavours are clean and sharp and also very fresh. So, this trifle is not going to set the world on fire or have Nigella running for cover, but it is a suitably pleasing pudding.