“ Brand: Fru / Type: Cheesecake „
So there goes the New Year's resolution and it's not even February...
We decided to try the Fru Fruity Puds (I'm afraid that I can't find the umlaut symbol on my computer, but there should be one above the 'u') which is made by the same people who make the moreish Gu desserts, and faced with a choice, we went for the Wild Blueberry cheesecakes while ambling around Waitrose in South Mimms services.
The puds are the just the right portion size and a perfect combination with a top layer of tangy cream cheese on top of sweet blueberry compote on a biscuit base. The cheesecake layer is buttery and smooth with a light texture, and the blueberry is just the right fruit to complement the other layers.
It's testament to my lack of cooking ability that all of the candles around our house are lit in small glass ramekins mini cheesecakes are the same, which I think gives them a nice sophistication and I guess is the reason for the price tag. The puds are also foil sealed for freshness and come in a recyclable cardboard box.These two puddings were gone in less than a minute and cost £3.49 for the pair! I spent more time queueing for them than enjoying them!
These are suitable for vegetarians but may contain nuts. As you may have guessed, they're quite high in fat. Each ramekin contains 100g of the good stuff including 17.6g of fat!
However, I would recommend these and will definitely buy them again when we have friends round for dinners.
Fru Fruity Puds - 2x Wild blueberry Cheesecakes.
Yesterday my hubby braved the snow and ice to go to Waitrose. He had to return something, but whilst there used his initiative and purchased their meal offer - Dine in for £10 (Most definitely a copy of the M & S deal). I was impressed with his choices of main course and desert and in turn he was very pleased with himself too!
The desert of choice was the Fru wild blueberry cheesecakes. Fru are a branch of Gu, the makers of all things chocolaty (see my review - Millionaires Flapjack - the GUcci of choc delights!). Fru desserts, not surprisingly, all contain fruit and the range includes cheesecakes, mousses and cake. These are 'posh puds' that you could try to pass off as homemade! They are not cheap at around £3.19 for 2 small portions.
For more information about Fru fruity puds go to www.frupuds.com .
The posh pud.
The puds come in rectangular cardboard packaging. You can't see the cheesecakes but there is a mouth watering picture of fesh blueberries, a ramekin dish and a spoon of the dessert. Fru write in a witty fashion about the ' creamy cheesecake' and the blueberry - ' it was luv at first bite' . They also mention that blueberries are a "superfood". I think this is a little cheeky, trying to give the impression that in some way this dessert, that has 286 calories, might be healthy!
"Serve chilled and Gu-zzle"
Each 100g cheesecake comes in a little glass ramekin. There is a biscuity base, a layer of blueberry compote topped with cheesecake and biscuit sprinkles. They looked delicious and smelled lovely too.
The first thing I noticed was the lightness of the cheesecake. Almost mousse like. My teaspoon sliced through it like a knife, reaching the crumbly biscuit base with ease! Immediately I could see lots of juicy, deep purple blueberries. I managed to scoop up a little of each layer and Gu- uzzle it down. Very tasty!
The base was nice, a little crunchy, but not hard. The blueberry compote was full of juicy fruit that actually tasted of blueberries. The cheesecake was smooth and creamy, with a hint of vanilla. As I said earlier it was very light. I think a cheesecake should be a little more dense, rather than airy, and this is my only criticism of this pud.
Delicious dessert, or waste of money?
Although very tasty and the perfect ending to a delicious meal, I think these are over priced. They are quite small - not a good healthy serving! My hubby bought these as part of the £10 meal deal so were probably better value. I wouldn't choose to buy them at £3.19 and would only purchase them if they were on offer.
Thank you for reading. :o)