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Gu Cheeky Little Pots Au Chocolat
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Gu Cheeky Little Pots Au Chocolat
Advantages: taste, taste, taste!
Disadvantages: none for me
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.
Summary: In a league of their own...
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