“ Brand: Gu / Type: Other Desserts „
My mum bought these back from Tesco one day as she knew how much I love Gu puddings and since I'd never had these before, she thought it would be good. I was happy that she had brought me back Gu, however I wasn't too keen on the chocolate ganache pots as I knew that they would just be plain old chocolate ganache, nothing more, nothing less.
There are three pots in the pack and each of them are 45g each and come in a black plastic pot, which is fairly small, but enough to give you a good chocolate kick. There are also 199kcals in each pot, so it is pretty indulgent!
When I opened up the first pot I wasn't too sure what to expect. I was met with a nicely filled pot of chocolate ganache which tasted really lovely and rich. It melted in my mouth really nicely and definitely satisfied my chocolate craving, despite the pot being so small. It tasted identical to the chocolate on the chocolate and vanilla cheesecakes and I was a bit disappointed that there was nothing more to the pudding.
Overall, it was a really nice sweet treat, but considering how much it normally costs (we bought these on offer for £1, when they're currently £2.39 in Tesco) I wouldn't buy them again as really it's just a bit of chocolate mixed in with some cream and I could probably make it myself for a lot cheaper! I wish I'd tried their idea on their website about using it to make hot chocolate though, as it definitely sounds divine!
Gu offer a range of tempting dessert products which include chocolate and fruit ingredients.
The Cheeky Double Chocolate Puddings are part of the "After Noon" range from Gu. They hold a more formal subtitle of Chocolate Ganache and are described as being "a sumptuous, silky little hit of rich, dark and intensely chocolatey ganache". Sound tempting? Well everyone can take pleasure in these dessert pots as they are suitable for the vegetarians amongst us. These are the Pots Au Chocolat..mini style!
A deep dark box illustrating 3 little pots of chocolatey goodness and all the relevant product information, holds a slide out plastic tray. Present and correct, are 3 little black pots with brown foil lids. The packaging can be recycled and the pots should be kept chilled within the fridge.
*Ingredients and Nutrition*
Whipping cream, chocolate (29%) (cocoa mass, sugar, cocoa butter, emulsifier (soya lecithin), vanilla), milk chocolate (12%) (sugar, cocoa butter, whole milk powder, cocoa mass, emulsifier (soya lecithin), vanilla), glucose syrup, water, preservative (potassium sorbate).
These pots should be avoided by those who are intolerant to milk and soya.
Each 45g pot contains 199calories, 9.6g of sugar and 10.4g of fat.
*Availability and Price*
These cheeky little puddings are available in major supermarkets. They come in a pack of 3 x 45 g and are priced around £1.50 (Asda) to just over £2.00 in Tesco.
I bought these on offer at Tesco alongside the Gu Mini Cheesecakes as I wanted to see what the expensive and fuss was all about! They came in handy when I had my sister visiting for dinner the other night as we devoured one of these and a mini cheesecake each. I had the last cheeky pud tonight but I'm in mixed opinion about them to be honest..I believe they are an acquired taste!
The pots look fancy and so does the outer packaging. The tempting picture is enough to set tongues salivating! These pots are tiny and looks smaller than the cheesecakes ones despite claiming to be 45g each. But believe me, 45g of this chocolate ganache is more than enough even for those chocolate loves amongst us! In Tesco, a quick look of the ingredients had me no more aware if this was fully dark chocolate or just an intense milk chocolate.
I've never had "ganache" before so didn't know what I was letting myself in for. Inside the pretty little pot, a dark brown (but not as intense as dark chocolate), thick ganache was present. It had an unusual consistency..somewhere between melted chocolate and a mousse. My spoon sunk into the chilled pud easily bringing a blob of smooth yet firm chocolatey goodness to the surface and just screaming out "eat me"! Its tempting aroma also hit my nostrils as was to die for!
This ganache is quite heavy and I found I needed to take smaller spoonfuls to fully digest it and appreciate the quality of it at the same time. It was very rich and indugent yet had a strong, bitter taste running through it which gave it a dark chocolate edge. The chocolate was packed full of creamy, sweetness and delicious flavours which melted in my mouth but never lost its thickness.
I found the hit of bitterness and richness a bit too rich for my tastebuds but the aftertaste was very nice..light and creamy and rather mild in chocolate-ness! I felt very satisfied after eating a pot of this and although I only managed to get around 5 teaspoonfuls, it was plentiful and took me a good 10mins to devour due to the high chocolate content!
*Recommendation and Conclusion*
Like I said in my other Gu review, these little pots are something different and flavoursome so ideal individual after dinner treats if you have guests for dinner. I don't think I would bother with these again as despite liking them, they aren't really to my tastes and are rather overpriced. I will recommend these if you find them on offer but I would buy a nice fresh cake from the supermarket deli or local shop!
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Anyone looking for an intense chocolate boost need look no further than these naughty, yet extremely satisfying little pots of Gu.
Each little pot contains 50g of pure indulgence, in the form of a rich, smooth chocolate ganache.
Having made ganache myself in the past, I can vouch for the stunning combination created my mixing melted chocolate with double cream and then mixing and setting. The recipe I used also caused for egg to be added to aid the glossy texture and appearance.
Anyway back to these particular treats.
Each packet contains three little pots which on first glance appear way to small to be classed as a big treat. The tubs are black with a foil lid, and the contents are the same dark colour, hinting at the amount of chocolate included.
Another big hint comes from the pure smell of chocolate when the foil is peeled off, with each hit containing 53% cocoa.
These desserts taste amazing and literally melt on the tongue. The mixture is solid and dense, but easy to spoon out with a teaspoon. The taste is sharp yet sweet, much like a very high quality dark chocolate.
Even though these tasty treats are tiny, they are actually about the right size due to the consistency and intense flavour. Any more would probably be way too sickly to be enjoyable. I am usually unable to resist eating a whole packet of something chocolately, however I have never been tempted to have more than one of these at a time.
The packaging is aimed at adults and is almost sultry, and I think that is part of the appeal. Kids would not appreciate these cheeky pots, making them a grown up delight.
Now for the bad news, the nutritional content per pot;
Ok now for the bad bit - nutritonal info per 50g pot:
Energy - 222 Kcal
Protein - 1.7g
Carbs - 12.1g (sugars - 10.5g)
Fat - 18.5g (saturated - 11.6g)
Fibre - 1.2g
These little pots are usually available for around £2 a packet in my local supermarket and make a great treat.
I'm not normally a big buyer of puddings, but on my boyfriends birthday I wanted to cook up a nice meal, and Sainsburys had a meal for £5 type offer on that included either these Cheeky Little Chocolate Ganache puddings or a cheesecake. These puddings normally sell for £1.85 for a pack of three little 50g pots.
Now, these are not big old stodgy comfort puddings - they are tiny little black plastic pots, 50g each, with foil lids. Each pot contains chocolate ganache - sort of like a very thick, very dense, very rich chocolate sauce. The pots themselves are incoveniently small, and a normal dessert spoon would not fit in, so I ended up tucking in with a teaspoon -which I guess made the pudding last longer too .
The ganache has a smooth silky appearance, quite dark, and digging the spoon in reveals a satisfying thick texture. Taking a mouthful - the taste is amazing - rich,slightly bitter yet still sweet, and creamy. This pudding feels very indulgent and naughty,and although these are small in comparison to other desserts, I feel this little pot is just the right size, as anything bigger could get quite sickly - as well as causing your waistline to expand. Per pot there are 222 calories, and 18.5g of fat . Not too unusual for a cream-laden dessert, but certainly something to keep as an occasional indulgence.
Overall, I really like these . They can be found in the chiller section of most supermarkets, and need to be kept refigerated at home . Thay are a nice occasional treat, but they are not terribly good for you, for which I'm deducting one star.
Gü on, be naughty!!
I love chocolate and for pure chocolate heaven look no further than Gü's double chocolate ganaches desserts. A ganache is is a glaze, icing, or filling for pastries made from chocolate and cream. According to an article I read, it is normally made by heating heavy/double cream, then pouring it over chopped dark semi-sweet chocolate. The mixture is stirred or blended until smooth, with liqueurs or extracts added if desired. So already by knowing the ingredients, chocolate and cream you can guess how amazingly delicious these little puds are!
Gü call themselves chocolate extremists with a good dollop of fun. They describe these puds as such, "Cheeky? Ü want to know why we call them cheeky? Because they remind us of snaffling chocs when we were little girls and boys... But this lip-smacking double chocolate ganache is a proper grown-up version - and it's super-versatile too. Cheeky enough for ü?"
These pots contain a double chocolate ganache made with 53% cocoa chocolate. The dessert comes in a little glass pot which is really handy to keep afterwards to use to make your own desserts in. I have built up quite a stack now! Gü have managed to produce a chocolate so smooth, rich, thick, sweet, tasty but not too sickly in one little pot. There are various different ways you can eat them. I eat mine with a little spoon straight out of the fridge but according to Gü you can also:
B) Completely remove the lid and pop in the microwave for 20 seconds to make a Gü-licious hot chocolate sauce...
C) Do (b) and then add the sauce to some fluffy hot milk for a mega-mug of real, super-creamy hot chocolate.
The only bad thing about these little puds though is the calorie count. Each pot which contains only 45g (that is not very big at all, believe me you will be tempted to eat two in one go!) has 827 calories in it, a whopping amount but I can see why, the chocolate is so amazing that I'm not surprised but these really should only be for a treat once in a while as that is a lot of calories.
A three pack of these puds costs £1.97 so the price is good and if you look past the calories then you will find yourself in chocolate heaven!
Wow! wow! and wow!
These are absolutely amazing! We visited some friends recently and they bought these as a treat for pudding. On the side it suggests eating one hot and one cold! It was buy one get on free - there were four of us so my friend suggested the two couples shared a cold one between them and then straight after we had a hot one each!!
They were amazingly different hot and cold!
Firstly cold; It was like eating melted chocolate when it's just starting to set again, quite thick and very cream texture. It just melted in your mouth yum yum! It was a bit difficult sharing as it was so yummy! I had to put a line down the middle so that we didn't go over each other halves!! hee!!
Secondly warm; for starters it was all to myself!! this was totally different much softer and more like a kind of brownie but not so cakey! hard to describe really and give it justice! basically it was delicious if you love chocolate!
The other thing I love about these are the glass pots they come in - you can keep them and use fhem for all sorts afterwards - your very own little ramekins or for storing bits and peices in. My girls would love them in their little house down the garden.
At the moment tesco have them on offer 2 for £3.50 which is not bad really for 6 little gorgeous puddings.
I'm afraid I don't know all the details of nutritional value as I was at a friends and so I've not got the box! Mind you I don't think I want to know what the nutritional value is anyway!!
I usually am put off by the high price on GU products so I have to admit that no matter how divine they looked I would usually give them a pass, however the other day they were on offer for two boxes for 5 euros instead of the 3.50 per box they usually cost here in Ireland so I decided to go for it and see what all the fuss was about.
Gu pots of chocolate consist of double chocolate truffle, made with 53% cocoa, and 29% whipping cream. These are high in fat and should not be eaten regularly as part of a healthy diet.
There are 3 small pots in each box, each weighing 50 grams, the pots are black and about the size of a shot glass and come in a little plastic tray with a slot for each pot. They have a thin piece of foil that peels off to reveal the chocolate delight inside.
You can either serve this chilled and eat it luxuriously with a spoon, remove the lid and pop it in the microwave for a gorgeous chocolate sauce perfect for ice-cream, or you can use that same hot sauce in your milk for a rich creamy cocoa.
These taste absolutely divine, they are creamy rich and oh so chocolately!
The option to eat it hot is surprising good and with vanilla ice cream was to die for. The only downside about these pots is that it tastes quite heavy and you really feel quite full after a pot as the cream and chocolate combination is very filling.
The high percentage of cocoa, means that there is a nice balance with the sweetness and the natural bitterness of the cocoa bean, so it wasn't too sweet.
These little pots were fantastic, but I felt very high priced. The quality is good, presentation classy and the taste divine, but for 3.50 it is too much. I will buy them when they are on offer again, but don't feel right paying that much unless it is a special occasion.
Whipping Cream (29%) (Cocoa Mass, Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Emulsifier (Soya Lecithin), Vanilla), Milk Chocolate (12%) (Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Whole Milk Powder, Cocoa Mass Emulsifier (Soya Lecithin), Vanilla), Glucose Syrup, Water, Preservative (Potassium Sorbate).
Having read a few reviews on Dooyoo about GU products and seeing they were getting fabulous things said about them I recently picked up a couple of boxes from Tesco to try them. Currently on offer on Buy one Get one Free and priced at £1.99 I thought they represented fairly average value for money but wasn't overly impressed thinking that 3 x 50ml pots wouldn't provide that much value when compared to other deserts.
Oh how I was wrong. These little pots of "Double chocolate ganache - made with 53% cocoa chocolate" are simply divine. Served in a black pot with a foil lid these have to be the richest tastiest desert I can ever remember eating. Once the foil lid is peeled back the rich brown chocolate only has a slight aroma to it and its consistency is thicker than mousse, I must admit my first impressions were that these were going to be over-hyped and over-priced, however it's when first tasted that all that changed.
The chocolate is that rich and packed with flavour that you taste it immediately as it touches your tongue. I was immediate reminded of the expensive premium brand chocolate bars you can buy and really these are in a league of their own. You can't compare these to Cadburys or Nestle deserts as they are of such quality that separates them from other brands, these are a premium desert which command and deserve a premium price. Even the packaging has a quality designer look to it and these would not be out of place being served in an upper end coffee shop or bar.
Adults and older children only I would suggest these are most suited for, not that young children don't have refined enough palates, I just think when compared to branded chocolate deserts that are aimed at children these are not as sweet and have a far more intense cocoa flavour when compared and might not be to a Childs taste. For me this was an indulgent treat that I thoroughly enjoyed though and would definitely buy them again.
Even though they are little, the pots do pack a lot of calories and sugar, each pot will provide you with:
13.0g carbs /11.6 sugars
12.5g fat / 11.3g saturates
So although incredibly tempting as it is to eat more than one pot at a time they are not exactly a thing to eat if calorie and fat counting.
Overall though, for me these far exceeded my expectations and are indeed a premium product that has deserved the ratings they received on Dooyoo. Even though they are expensive when not on offer I would buy these again for a special occasion or if I felt I deserved a treat, I wouldn't eat them every day but that doesn't mean I didn't enjoy them.
Despite the high fat & calorie content and the price I would still give these 5/5 Dooyoo stars, they really are unlike anything else you can buy and are without doubt absolutely delicious. Eat them with a tea spoon slowly to fully appreciate the taste and use your little finger to dig out any remaining chocolate on the sides or bottom; you can't beat them in my opinion.
Gu's pots au chocolat are little puds of double chocolate ganache. These little pots are very fulfilling and you can't just stop eating at one. They have 200+ calories so you will have to watch out when eating these. I bought this pack which was on offer- two for £3.50- that is a total of 6 puds. But you can't count your pennies when you want to indulge in something like this. You will not want to taste any other brand especially not any cheap supermarket's own brand after this- this is probably its disadvantage. It has a very creamy texture and is very soft.
I first got to know about this when I watched 'working lunch' program on bbc 2. The manufacturer/manager was talking about it so much that i just wanted to try it once- but i never stopped at one buy!! i have been going back for it always.
You can eat it either cold as it is- or heat for a few seconds as chocolate sauce or added to milk to make hot chocolate. I have never tried using it warm as it never stays for that long in the house. But I have made a cup of hot chocolate for my kid and he loved it.
Gu has a range of products- mousse, cheesecake, truffles, brownies, soufflés etc etc- everything and anything that you can think of that can be made from chocolate.
Great range of products and everything is totally indulging and very tasty.
My partner often refers to me as being GÜ obsessed, well I am I love their chocolate desserts and this fairly new addition to their range is no exception. These little pots of heaven will solve anyone's chocolate craving but some may find it hard to stop at one.
These mini puds are not 'pudding' in the sense most of us would interpret but rather they are a pot of chocolate ganache which has been made with 53% cocoa chocolate. Ganache is normally made by heating double or whipping cream, then pouring it over chopped dark chocolate. The mixture is stirred or blended until smooth. It is used as a filling in high quality chocolates. I've made this stuff many times in the past when I was a pastry chef but it does take time and buying these was far easier. (or am I just getting lazy?)
Ok those on a diet may want to look away now....... Well ok but don't say I didn't warn you.
The box comes with three 50g pots of the ganache which may appear to be small at first but I doubt many people could eat more than one in a sitting. I eat mine with a tea spoon so that it lasts longer. Also a dessert spoon would not fit in the pot (I did try, honest). On peeling back the foil lid the first smell you get is that of the cocoa which is quite strong. This then subsides into a much more mellow and creamy smelling chocolate. It is remanisant of high quality milk chocolate.
hold on just taking another spoonful....mmmmmmm
The taste is rich and creamy and it just melts in the mouth. The cocoa taste is not overpoweing nor is it too sweet. The bitter sweet balance is just right. There is an after taste of the chocolate which lingers for some time. Unlike some cheaper versions of this there is no cloying feel in the mouth. The bitter tang comes from the dark chocolate used where as the milk chocolate adds a bit more sweetness.
The dessert contains milk and soya and it may contain gluten and nut traces. They are sutable for vegetarians.
Ok now for the bad bit - nutritonal info per 50g pot:
Energy - 222 Kcal
Protien - 1.7 g
Carbs - 12.1 g (sugars - 10.5 g)
Fat - 18.5 g (saturated - 11.6 g)
Fibre - 1.2 g
In my opinion these are very high in calories concidering the small amount you get in each pot which is mainly down to the cream used as this make up almost 30% of the pot. However, for the occasional treat they won't do a lot of harm. As with most GÜ products it does have a fairly short shelf life and they should be kept in the fridge as they are not sutable for freezing.
These normaly cost £1.79 in sainsbury's but at the moment they are on offer in my local one at £1.29 for the three pots. Anyway after eating just one of these I'm off to try to hide the rest of these from the other half.