“ Brand: Gu / Type: Mousse „
I tried this for the first time a few weeks ago. It is a nice after meal desert that soothes that craving within you for something sweet. It has a nice texture to it, so it isn't heavy on you after you have had a big meal. The portions found within each tub is just right. There is not too much to make you feel bloated, and there is not a stingy amount that makes you feel that you are not satisfied for the amount that you paid for it.
As a person who only buys vegetarian mousses, they are quite difficult to come around, especially finding ones that taste good. So if you are a vegetarian you should give this a try. The product is available at all leading supermarkets so should be relatively easy to come across.
Reviewers verdict: Give it a go. Eat and enjoy with family and friends :) .
Gu chocolate mousses are the nicely packaged ones in glass ramikins with enticing pictures reminding you of Marks & Spencer's adverts on the front. Needless to say, they need to cover costs for such expensive packaging, and Gu chocolate mousses do not come in cheap at £2.99 for 2 puddings weighing in at 60g each. For this price I was expecting a culinary experience on a par with a dessert from Jamie Oliver's '13' or something Delia had whipped up.
As you can probably tell from the tone of this review, that was not the case.
Admittedly, I only bought said product because it was reduced to £2 and my girlfriend was visiting for the weekend (obviously price was no object). Upon tasting the mousse I was not disgusted, but neither was I bowled over by gustatory paradise. I was disappointed. To my chagrin, these products which were almost worth their literal weight in gold tasted about the same. My advice to Gu is to invest a little less in making themselves look good and maybe employ some people to taste their products before inflicting them upon the innocent general public.
The one positive note - the ramikins come in useful as holders for tealights!
I originally tried this chocolate mousse when i got it free as part of a meal deal at sainsburys, and i am so glad i did because it is fantastic!
I must admit that this chocolate mousse is not for everyone because it is fairly rich and quite thick but wow does it taste good if you like rich chocolate!
Firstly, i love the little glass dish that the mousse comes in. It makes the mousse look really expensive and good quality, which it is, but it also comes in handy to use for your own dishes like sorbets for example.
Secondly, as i mentioned earlier it tastes fantastic. The chocolate is so rich and creamy. You need to eat it very slowly to tatse its full flavours and this makes it last for even longer. When you first open it, it may not look like much but believe me it is because it is so rich!
Overall i love this chocolate mousse and highly recommend it to all those chocolate lovers!
I wasn't too keen on this mousse. It is very rich and very thick. It is also quite 'dry' tasting. I found I couldn't finish it all and had to leave some for later on.
You get two pots of mousse per pack. It normally costs £2.99 in Sainsbury's but is on special offer at the moment and is *only* £1.99.
The mousse comes in two glass ramekins. This seems very wasteful. I will keep and reuse them but I wonder how many other people will even bother to recycle them? The extra weight must also increase the CO2 emissions involved in transportation. The use of the ramekins is obviously meant to make you think you are getting a 'luxury' product - but unfortunately the taste didn't match. I have had much more 'luxurious' tasting mousses from cheaper ranges.
I could also find no mention on the packaging that either the glass used in the ramekins or the cardboard for the box were made from recycled materials. Another black mark against them.
I wouldn't buy these again. The packaging was wasteful and the mousse itself wasn't particularly great. However, I have to admit that if it was put in front of me I would probably eat it - it is chocolate after all!