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Heinz is a very well known brand, they produce lots of good quality products and ones that are very tasty and good value for money. I actually found this pudding lurking at the back of my stock food cupboard and I had forgotten it was even there until recently when my little grandson came for tea. My daughter is in hospital at the moment and about to give birth and so he has been coming over for his tea more often. So when I wanted to give him a little pudding after his tea, I discovered this one lurking and it made sense to use it, since it had been there quite some time and been forgotten about but I am pleased I found it and a pleasant surprise.
This pudding comes in a circular can of which has to be opened with a can opener, it can be cooked 2 ways, one way is by placing the unopened can inside a saucepan of boiling water, enough water to float the can and then just boil for around 30 minutes or so and not allowing the water to boil dry. It can also be cooked in a microwave by just opening the can and running a knife around the can to release the pudding and placing it into a non metallic dish and then cooking in the microwave for around 1 and a half minutes and then letting it stand for a further 2 minutes and then it is ready to serve. I always cook these kind of puddings in my microwave because I find it is much quicker and easier. It tastes just the same in my opinion both ways of cooking it.
The pudding is a nice dark brown colour, it has a chocolate sauce topping and the smell of the chocolate is very apparent immediately the lid is removed and it smells gorgeous and the smell of the chocolate is quite strong too. The sponge has a really soft, fluffy texture and it is very easy to cut with a knife, the knife just cuts through the sponge perfectly and it does not break the pudding, it just cuts all the way through it because it is a very good quality pudding. This one does have a strong chocolate taste, it does not taste bland and it is not too sweet a taste and not at all sickly. The sweetness is just the right amount. It is very easy to chew and swallow. My little grandson can easily chew it and swallow it too with no problems at all.
It really is an amazingly good tasting pudding and it is delicious with custard poured over the top or ice-cream, I often like to eat this one with fresh cream too and the combination of another additional food is amazing with this one because I just think eating the pudding with no extra food is a little boring but I have often eaten it with no extras and it is fine but it is just my preference to add custard etc just to give it that extra kick for my taste buds. We felt satisfied and full after eating this pudding and knew we had definitely eaten a chocolate pudding too.
The sponge is very light and fluffy and it feels really soft in the mouth while eating it, it is nice and moist and not a dry pudding that loses the moisture while eating it. The chocolate smell and taste is enough to be an addictive pudding in my opinion with this one. I find that when I eat this one, it is one that I usually find myself wanting more because I love chocolate and have to have my fix at some point in a week and this one helps my cravings a lot.
The can size is 310g and is well enough to serve 3 and even 4, depending on who is eating it, if it is children then it would definitely serve 4 of them. It easily served the 3 for our pudding but with none to spare lol. My hubby could easily eat one to himself with no problems at all.
It is suitable for vegetarians and the can is recyclable too.
I recommend this one if you like chocolate puddings in a can, they are quick to cook and are easy to stock in a cupboard ready for when you need a pudding for yourself or your family. I like this one and it gives me all the taste that I expect from a canned sponge pudding.
I give it 5 stars.
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I have a very sweet tooth as many people who read my reviews on a regular basis know only too well and I was shopping at Asda recently and this pudding was screaming out to me to place it into my trolley and so it found its way there very easily lol.
It comes in a can with an attractive wrapper showing the pudding on the front and the lid can be easily removed to reveal the lovely chocolate sponge pudding and on opening the can the smell of the chocolate is very apparent immediately and smells gorgeous too and all I did was run a knife along the inside of the can, along the side of the pudding and released it gently and eased it gently onto a oven proof dish and placed it into the microwave for only almost 2 minutes and when I took it out of the microwave it was steaming hot and the smell was even a better one.
The texture of the sponge is nice and light and a very good quality and it just melts into the mouth when eating it and my taste buds love it and it is very easy to swallow too, the amount of chocolate in this pudding is a very good amount and it is not too sickly like I first imagined it would be, I did share the pudding with my wife but I could easily have eaten it all lol as it is very more is for my liking and taste and I drizzled a little cream over mine to add an extra taste and it was absolutely delicious.
If you have not a sweet too then I think a smaller amount is fine and the pudding can easily feed at least 4 people generously for those who only like a small amount.
I did buy 2 at the time and with the second one I ate, I did add a little ice - cream with it as that one was shared with myself and some of my grandchildren as a treat for them and myself and they all liked the 2 foods together with this one too as much as I did.
The spoon cuts through the sponge very easily and the pudding is not hard at all, the texture is lovely and soft and very moist too and all that it really needs is heating up in the microwave and it is ready to eat instantly and I think it is ideal for a quick pudding and it is manufactured by a very well known brand and I bought mine for only 71p too for a 310g tin and I think it is an extremely good quality and value price for a lovely pudding for all the family.
I recommend this one for anyone to give it a go and it is a bargain price too for an absolutely delicious sponge light pudding.
I rate it 5 stars.
Heinz Chocolate Sponge Pudding
Description: Heinz Chocolate Sponge Pudding with Cadbury milk chocolate sauce.
Anyone who has read some of my earlier reviews (thanks so much, I really appreciate all reads, rates and comments!) will already know that I put on a few unwanted pounds over the festive season. Since then, through a combination of healthy eating and exercise, I have been working on losing them and also feeling healthier.
Now having said that, I think that now and again, we all need a little treat, especially if we have been watching what we eat. Sometimes, only a naughty dessert will do and that is when these little tins really come into their own.
The idea of a pudding in a tin doesn't sound like it should work, but for some reason, these really do and because they are tinned, they are an excellent store cupboard standby which can be prepared in minutes. Of course they are not as good as a home made dessert but if you lack the time or know how to create your own, they are certainly a tasty substitute.
A 310g tin will cost around £0.95 and can be found in most supermarkets. The pudding can be steam cooked or popped in the microwave. I have never steam cooked it, simply because it is sio convenient to use the microwave and have a hot steaming dessert in minutes.
The pudding when prepared is a delicious chocolate sponge soaked in gorgeous hot chocolate sauce. The sponge is moist and the sauce is fantastically sweet without being sickly.
Unfortunately, this isn't the healthiest option, especially when smothered in custard (the only way to eat it in my humble opinion!) or served with ice cream but eaten in moderation, it is a tasty treat that all of the family will enjoy. Per quarter of a tin, this pudding contains 300 calories and 11.5g of fat so you don't want to be eating it on a regular basis, but now and again it is certainly worth indulging yourself.
4 Dooyoo stars from me, simply because of the high calorie and fat content, aside from that, this pudding is a winner!
Heinz seem to have been making these tinned puddings for as long as I can remember and over the years I have munched my way through most of them. My favourite did use to be the strawberry one, but as this is not suitable for vegetarians, I don't buy it anymore.
Heinz Chocolate Sponge pudding is gorgeous and so easy to make or should I say heat! Remove the can top, marked 'open this end first' and run a knife between the sides of the can and the pudding, to loosen it off. Turn the can over into a microwaveable dish, then open the other end of the can. Push on this end until the sponge drops into the dish. Microwave on full power for around 1 1/2 minutes, depending on the power of your microwave.
The first thing you notice when you open the microwave, is the smell of warm, mouth watering chocolate. You can see the steam rising from the sponge and the gorgeous chocolate sauce oozing over the edges. For me, this pudding is a real treat, as I hardly ever eat chocolate.
I always divide the pudding between three and have lashings of custard with it. This prevents it from being too sickly and the combination of flavours is incredible. The chocolate sponge is lovely and moist and full of chocolate flavour. The chocolate sauce is very rich and sweet, but without the custard, I think it would be just too sickly for me.
This pudding can also be steamed in a saucepan, if you do not have a microwave.
Heinz Chocolate Sponge pudding contains no artificial colours, preservatives or flavours.
It is suitable for vegetarians.
A 310g tin is available in Tesco for 73p, which I think is amazing value.
For each 100g of this pudding, you will be consuming a shocking 290 calories, so this is not really suitable for those on a diet!
One word of advice though, in my opinion, this pudding should really be consumed straight away while still warm. When it cools, it does tend to get quite heavy and stodgy in texture and just isn't the same.
Heinz Chocolate Sponge pudding, does make a gorgeous, treat of a pudding, but I would consume them in moderation.
For taste alone, they deserve 5 stars!
This pudding came as part of my Christmas hamper this year. I have never before purchased a tinned pudding, and I think the inclusion of, not only this, but three other tinned puddings in my hamper, reinforces why . A 310g tin, (which would cost a little under a quid when purchased in a supermarket) takes forever to cook - and it is an awful lot of faff.
The tin is nice enough, a pleasant looking purple label declares this as a Heinz Taste of Home chocolate pudding . I don't know what kind of home these people come from, if they were fed sponge cakes out of tins, but I can tell you, it probably wasn't a happy one.
Maybe I'm bitter because not so long ago, my microwave blew up . If I still had a microwave, I could have dished this up after ninety seconds . But I don't. So, I had to carefully boil this in a pan, making sure it never ran dry, for 35 minutes . Then, I had to be careful I opened this the right way up, whilst covering it with a cloth, presumably to prevent facial scarring due to exploding hot sauce .
Oh yes! This exploded as I opened it, with sauce going all over the walls, the cooker, and a little on my face . This was a very painful experience, one I hope never to repeat (I say that, but I have two tinned puddings left, and I never waste food!)
The pudding, assuming you get it out of the can without any permanent disfiguration, is actually quite good. Pleasingly moist, with a slight runny saucy centre, it tastes wonderful, certainly a good chocolate flavour combined with a thick and creamy sauce. It is a little crumby though, with crumbs sticking in my throat making me cough .
A quarter of a can serving contains 298 calories and 11.5g of fat. Now, a quarter of a can is not that big , so I'm taking in a ton of calories for a very small, unsatisfactory pudding .
This pudding gets only 3 stars . It's nice enough, but it is such a faff to cook, it's a little crumby, and it costs a lot calorie wise . I do think if I had a working microwave, perhaps I might have been a little kinder with the stars awarded, but a pudding that explodes in my face is generally not one that finds favour in my house .
Every Sunday we have a roast dinner and as a treat we always have a dessert after. Sometimes we have cheesecake, sometimes ice cream desserts but when it gets colder a nice hot pudding with custard is a favourite of ours. My husband and kids prefer Jam Roly Poly but my all time favourite is chocolate pudding and in particular Heinz Chocolate Sponge.
The pudding comes in a 310g tin and costs 89p. It has a purple wrapper around it with a picture of the pudding which itself looks really appealing. I was annoyed because they have stopped selling this in Tesco so I now buy it from Farmfoods.
Heinz Chocolate Pudding is really easy to cook, you can either cook it on the hob by placing the can in a large saucepan of boiling water, it recommends you do this for 35 minutes and you need to be careful the pan doesn't boil dry. I have never cooked it like this as it takes too long. Therefore I use the second option which is to microwave, this only takes one and a half minutes.
This pudding is absolutely delicious, the sponge is so soft and the Cadbury Chocolate Sauce on top is loverly, it really makes the pudding taste perfect. You also get lots of the sauce and I always mix it into my custard to make chocolatey custard, yummy.
As with all foods that taste delicious the nutritional information is not good. A quarter of a can contains 298 calories and 11.5g of fat, I am surprised it is that fattening, what with a roast dinner and this for dessert Sunday is not a good diet day.
On the tin it says in large writing "Taste of Home Indulgent Chocolate Pudding". This sums up this pudding perfectly, a real indulgent pudding that makes a delicious treat.
I am a fan of pretty much anything sweet and sometimes I want to keep some sweet items in the cupboard for emergency nights when I am having a craving and don't have the time or inclination to go out to the shops. We have been having some really cold evenings and nights recently which just encourages me to stay in even more so I am always glad to have some form of pudding in a tin kept stored in the cupboard for such nights.
Heinz products are always reliable and never let me down so I seem to have these more than any other in the cupboards for emergency meals and desserts and this Heinz chocolate sponge pudding is currently available for around 87p from the big four supermarkets.
This product is provided in a can and the ends are labelled with which one should be opened first. I simply use a can opener open the ends in the correct order and then push the pudding out in to a microwaveable bowl ensuring I get all the chocolate from around the edges of the can. There is usually lots of dried looking chocolate around the edge and this is what makes the sponge so delicious once it has been microwaved.
I usually microwave my pudding for a couple of minutes with a plate over the top of the bowl to stop splashes. The chocolate will all melt and the sponge gets thoroughly warmed through. I normally have to leave my pudding to stand for a good 3 or 4 minutes before it is cool enough to attempt eating.
The sponge is lovely and soft and tastes well made & the delicious chocolate sauce compliments the sponge very well. I always make sure I pace myself on the chocolate sauce so that no piece of sponge goes dry! The sauce has a rich taste to it and I often find that one of these puddings is slightly much even more than my piggish appetite!
This sponge is definitely ample for two people to enjoy with a delicious dollop or two of ice cream. It works very well and cooks well in the microwave. Be careful not to cut yourself on the sharp edges.
I don't have the can with me that we had last night so cannot comment on the amount of calories in this but I do know that it is a lot! Hundreds and hundreds of calories and far too many to really be eaten but sometimes I like a nice blow out and I always eat more on colder nights! That is my excuse for the rest of the year at least!
I am going to rate this pudding 5/5 as it is delicious and a firm favourite in my household. These last for months and months in the cupboard and are on a fairly frequent special offer of 2 for £1.50 in most of the supermarkets.
For as long back as I can remember Heinz have been bringing us puddings in a tin, most of which I dislike immensely, but the chocolate pudding they do, which also has Cadbury chocolate sauce included with it these days, is very, very nice indeed.
My reason for disliking the other puddings in the range is that they all go very stodgy and are a bit heavy to eat, this is still the case with the chocolate pudding but hot chocolate pudding with chocolate sauce is supposed to be stodgy and heavy on the stomach so it works nicely.
The heating of the product has changed, they now recommend you remove the pudding from the tin and microwave it, in my younger years, before the microwave had graced the planet, you used to remove the paper label and place the tin in a pot of simmering hot water then simply open the tin and splodge it out on to a plate.
No matter how it is heated it tastes lovely and if you squirt or pour some cold cream on the hot chocolate pudding it is even nicer and it is also good with custard.
These are currently 89p in Asda which is a decent price for such a tasty product but be warned of one thing, they are jam packed with calories and fat, oh and check out the sugar content!
In one tinned pudding there is nearly 500 calories, 18g of fat and it has a sugar content of 32.9% which is massive, so tasty it might be but good for you it ant!
I'm a huge fan of chocolate pudding, and it's even better when served hot with 'Cadburys' chocolate sauce, just like this one. A real treat to eat, even if it is a little overindulgent of me.
Firstly I'd just like to make a quick comment on the packaging, yes it looks enticing with the bold purple label and fancy swirls, but really does it have to be sold in a tin? This packaging could be easily transferred onto a different material; I'd much rather see this type of a product served in a plastic pot, so 'Heinz' and 'Cadburys' help do there bit for the environment.
Anyway, back to the goodness that is this delicious hot chocolate pudding. Once you open the tin you'll notice it's full with gorgeous chocolate sauce, it almost looks too good to wait for, but trust me when I say this; it tastes a whole lot better when warm! After just a few minutes in the microwave, the sponge is lovely and warm, but not too hot, unlike the sauce which really gets hot! Be careful not to burn your mouth, I'd suggest leaving it for just a few seconds to let it cool down a little. You'll notice that great 'Cadbury' taste the minute you lick the chocolate sauce from your spoon. It's a little taste of heaven! The sponge also captures some of the great 'Cadbury' taste, though if it weren't for the sauce I'm certain I would like it as much. It's full of flavour, maybe a little too much, because it could be quite sickly, it depends on your chocolate threshold.
As far as the textures, the mix of running sauce and light sponge are a great combination! I have to admit though that the sponge is a little dry, so be sure to mix up the chocolate sauce and not eat it all in one go, leaving a great deal of sponge left!
This great dessert can be bought for as little as £1 from ASDA, but there's really only a few pennies in it between the other supermarkets.
For a quarter of the pot you're looking at about 227 calories, which isn't too bad, though might seem quite high when I would recommend sharing a tin between two, so that's almost 500 calories for your pudding. The fat content isn't so bad, at 11.2%, but the sugar content is sky high at 32.9%! That's 1 out of every 3 grams of this pudding being sugar! Crikey!
Personally I'd save this for a treat every few weeks or so, that way you don't get bored of it and when it comes around to having it you know it's going to be the best pudding you've had in a while!
I can remember having chocolate sponge pudding from a tin when I was a child, and when I spotted this 'Heinz taste of home indulgent chocolate pudding' I decided to give it a try, giving that I seem to be on some sort of retro food trip at the moment - tinned beans and sausages or spaghetti hoops anyone?
This is basically a chocolate sponge pudding which is topped with a Cadbury's milk chocolate sauce.
The pudding comes in a tin with a dark purple label, and a picture of the finished product on the front. You can cook it on the hob or in the microwave, and I chose to microwave it, as it's over half an hour quicker!
You do need to open both ends of the tin to get the pudding out which can be a bit of a pain in the neck to be honest, but once both sides were open it did seem to come out easily.
I must say the pudding didn't look quite like the one on the picture. The one on the picture shows a runny chocolate sauce dripping down the sides of the pudding - in reality however, this looked like a chocolate pudding with a thick layer of stodgy icing on the top. After cooking the 'sauce' did seem to melt a little bit but it still didn't look anything like the picture.
When I actually went to taste this, I have to say I was fairly disappointed. This was nothing like how I remembered it, and in fact was barely edible at all. The chocolate sponge was a nice texture and quite light, but it had a strange taste to it - it was quite bitter, and not at all chocolatey.
When I came to taste the sauce though, this was even worse. I would have expected the sauce to be very sweet and take the edge of the bitterness of the cake, however the sauce was even worse! It had an awful sharp taste and was actually quite salty. You could just about tell it was supposed to be chocolate sauce, but I couldn't manage to eat it. I did pour a bit of custard on which helped disguise the taste a bit, but I still couldn't really eat it.
Per ¼ pudding:
This cost 79p from ASDA
Needless to say I would not recommend this product. I could barely eat two mouthfuls of it, and I'm a real chocoholic usually!
I found this little chocolate pudding last week whilst looking for something to satisfy my chocolate cravings. I had seen them before but the new packaging drew me in and i had to find out if they tasted as good as they looked!
The packaging is different now to the one shown in the above picture. It is still in a can but now has a lighter purple label with the phrase "heinze, taste of home, indulgent chocolate pudding" written in brown "chocolatey" writing. There is also a small picture or the pudding.
This sponge can be cooked either in the microwave by removing from the can and covering with a microwavable bowl, or can be boiled in a pan of hot water still in the can. The microwave way only takes 1.5 mins which is why i have always used this method and can say that it tastes just as good as when my mum decided to be patient and boil it! Boiling takes 35 minutes.
Look away now if you dont want to feel guilty!
Per 1/4 of a tin
Kcal - 229
Fat - 8.8g
of which saturates - 3.6g
Carbohydrates - 33.9g
of which sugars - 25.4
Allergy Info - Contains gluten, wheat, egg, milk, soya.
This little sponge is light and fluffy and really really chocolatey! The sponge isnt too heavy but doesnt disappear in your mouth either, and the chocolate sauce is really thick and truely tastes like cadbury chocolate. It also tastes good once it is cold, although it does tend to become harder once it has cooled.
It cost me 69p for a 310g tin in the local asda.
A great treat that can satisfy any chocolate craving!
Well lets start at the beginning then, shall we? It all began one day in Tesco when first I saw it. Purple it was, and that little voice calling me over, pleading with me to put it in my trolley. Surely I should have resisted, tried harder to fight off the temptation. But, being weak natured, I gave in. Looked both ways and slipped it in the trolley, tucking it beneath my copy of the sun. At the checkout, I refused to make eye contact with the staff. They thought me naughty, Im sure, but I didnt care, it was mine.
I rushed home, narrowly avoiding an awkward conversation with my mum, and went straight to the kitchen. How was I to turn this purple can into the pudding of my dreams. Peruse the side of the can, I did, and it told me of the two ways to create heaven. I could pop the can in a saucepan, bring to the boil and allow it to steam. This sounds like a long chore, and I did not fancy my satisfaction to be delayed by more than necessary, so I read on. Hurray! I could also pop it in my magic cooking box that sits atop my work surface! Take out my can slicer, and draw the sweet innards from the can. Oh at last I seen it! Deep rich brown it was, with a smell that must be likened to the heavens themselves. So I put it onto a plate, the kind that my magic cooking box smiles at, and put it inside. Making the number two appear on the box, I pushed the button. An eternity it was, there alone in my kitchen, waiting for the bell to go, but go it did and the anticipation was such that I opened the box and put my finger in the sponge. Bite me, it did, but a valuable lesson learnt I let it stand for a minute.
Taking my spoon, I plunged it into the soft centre. Light and fluffy it tried to repell my spoon attack, but I pushed forward, penetrating its chocalatey mass. A delightful mixture of sponge and sauce I got on the spoon, and this I put in my mouth. All my senses were allight. The taste was delightful, pure chocolate indulgence, a perfect balance between giving me the hit of chocolate I wanted, but not being so rich that it would give me evil nasty tummy rumblings.
There I was, enjoying my pudding. To think its sweet, sweet 300 grams was only £1.15!
But what was that ?!?!?!
The door? Who was it at this time? When I saw my wife come in, I became secretive. Trying desperately to hide my dirty secret, I moved the pudding back to the microwave. But too late. She saw it. Far from the look of disgust I expected, I was given a rather furtive look. Enough for two, she asked. My response was rather awkward to give. Yes the pudding was enough for two, but did I want to share? My precious! I gave in, and we got another spoon from the sliding keeper of the cutlery. There we stood, indulging ourselves. The best tasting convenience pudding we have had, and that was no word of a lie
Years later, we still enjoy a dirty little pudding, when we get the chance. I am not proud of it, but nonetheless, my view to you is that you should keep one of these handy for occasions, whip it out as pudding, and your guests will be very happy. Bad for you iam sure, but you wont care. Its too nice to bother about such things. Buy one, now. Why are you still there? Go now. Now
Heinz Chocolate Sponge Pudding with Cadbury milk chocolate sauce.