“ Brand: Morrisons / Type: Puddings „
I found a pack of these at the back of the fridge the other day, after my boyfriend had done the food shopping, and I have to admit my first (rather cynical) thought was 'what is HE after?'. Anyway, I was very pleased indeed, as I'd not had one of these little beauties for quite some time, and I thought I might as well share my thoughts with you lovely people.
These puddings come in packs of two within a cardboard outer bearing a tempting photograph of a pudding that looks, to me, like someone has simply been unable to control themselves and taken a bite out of it without even bothering to use a spoon! Can't say I blame them, mind you. Each pudding comes in its own individual plastic pot, with a peeleable plastic lid.
===Ease of preparation===
According to the packet instructions, you can either steam the pudding in a saucepan for half an hour, making sure the pan doesn't boil dry, or you can stick it in the microwave on full power for 1 minute and 45 seconds. Hmmm...I wonder if you can guess which one I chose?
There is something very comforting about having a lovely chocolaty pud ready to eat in under two minutes - although I would recommend leaving it to cool down a bit first as the sauce gets REALLY hot, and I've burnt my mouth a couple of times because I just couldn't wait!
===Taste and general enjoyment===
These puddings really are delicious, if a little on the heavy side. I should point out that the chocolate sauce is actually much darker and less creamy than it appears in the photo on the packaging, but as far as I'm concerned that's a good thing. Morrisons describe the pudding as moist, and I'm not convinced it's actually all THAT moist, in fact without the sauce it would probably be quite dry (although in all fairness that may be due to it being microwaved and not steamed). The sauce is as rich as the packaging claims, I'm pleased to report.
The sponge, unlike some others I've tried, does not have chocolate chips in it. For me, this is a plus point because it means the sponge is smooth and fluffy rather than gritty and lumpy.
===A few points about nutrition and allergies===
Dieters, look away NOW! Each pudding has a frankly horrifying 392 kilocalories - now I remember why I hadn't had one for a while - and contains 22.9% fat, which is 33% of the recommended daily amount for an average adult female. Not an everyday dessert then, and not one I'd recommend giving the kids either!
They do taste nice though....
As far as allergy advice goes, these puddings contain egg, gluten, milk, soya and sulphite, and are made in a factory which uses nuts.
===Price and Value for money===
I think my boyfriend got this on special offer - £1 for a pack of two, which was good value in my opinion. I think normally they're about £1.29 for two.
Morrison Sponge Pudding - Take Two!
In a previous review, I gave the Lemon version the thumbs down. For those that haven't read it - GO READ!! Haha.
So, onto the chocolate one. After eating the lemon one (note: not enjoying but eating) I really wasn't looking forward to this. But one night, I needed a chocolate hit and this was all I had in.
So, I wrestled the plastic cover off the top, and pinged the microwave.
It popped out of the tub quite cleanly and easily. It was obviously choccy in colour and aroma. After letting it sit for a bit (I like my mouth to remain unburnt!) I dug my spoon into it.
Now I classed the lemon one as dense. The chocolate one isn't lighter, but the texture is more brownie than brick. And actually, that's how I'd describe it, like eating a plain brownie with a smidgen of sauce.
Yes, a smidgen. No where near enough, and a bit gloopy. Oh dear. Chocolatey, yes, but that's the best that I can say about it
Nutrition wise it's 232 calories per pud, 6.g of fat, 24.4g sugar and 0.8g salt.