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I love chocolate eclairs but on recently trying the Morrison's Frozen Mini Eclairs I was almost put off them for life. These eclairs are so bad it is untrue, the chocolate on the top wa very, very thick which could be a good thing if it were nice chocolate but this stuff was actually chocolate flavoured icing type stuff and far, far too sweet and sickly. The pastry was so very, very soggy and just not nice at all and even the cream tasted like it was laced with half a bag of sugar. The sweetness of these eclairs was the biggest put off but the sogginess was a close second. The price was reasonable, well it would have been had they been edible. A box of 24 cost me £1.52 from Morrison's (of course), when you compare that to the £2.69 for 24 of Sainsbury`s mini eclairs you can see why people will try these. The fact is though the Sainsbury ones are everything that these are not, they taste good, the chocolate is real chocolate and the cream and pastry are delicious. If you like chocolate éclairs and a box of mini ones appeals to you then believe me it is well worth the extra money to get the Sainsbury ones, you are buying much better taste and much better quality.
When we had friends staying for a few days I needed to get a few different items for the freezer as one of the evenings we were having a mini party which was a sort of social event rather than a wild drink fuelled affair so I had decided to do a mini buffett for the evening. These mini eclairs were ideal as finger food as they are quite small and in the box contained twenty four eclairs all set out in a plastic tray so once removed from the packaging they can stay in the tray for the hour it takes them to defrost. They certainly looked nice enough, just a smallr version of a normal eclair wit a healthy layer of chocolate on the top however they did not taste as nice as they looked as overall it was a rather bland taste. I found the filo pastry rather soggy and the cream filling really had no discernable flavour to it, it was just cold in yopur mouth and nothing more, it was not as if they had not had enough time to defrost as they were out for a good couple of hours before being eaten. The chocolate coating was nie enough and has a smooth taste to it but was nothing special, overall this sort of product looks better on the table than it actually tastes and is not something I would recommend.
I bought these Mini frozen Eclairs from Morrisons, when I was looking for a few different desserts. These were for some of my family and friends who had come to stay with me for a few days. The mini eclairs, come in a dark purple coloured box, and there is a picture of the mini eclairs on the front of the box. When I opened the box there was a plastic tray inside and this was very easy for me to remove. I got twenty four mini eclairs on the tray and each one was in it's own little compartment. I found it very simple to remove the eclairs from the tray. The instructions told me to allow the eclairs to defrost for one hour. After this time the eclairs were completely defrosted and ready to eat. Each eclair is about two inches in length and they all have a chocolate topping. When I took a bite of the eclair, the pastry tasted nice and sweet. It was not chewy at all and it melted easily in my mouth. The eclair was filled with whipped dairy cream. I have to say that there was lots of cream inside, in fact, a lot more than I had expected. It told me on the box that the eclairs were topped with chocolate sauce. I found that it looked more like chocolate icing, as it was set. To me, it had all the taste of chocolate flavoured icing and none of the taste of chocolate sauce. The topping did spoil the eclairs for me. The other thing I did notice about the chocolate topping, was the little droplets of water that were on the top of the chocolate, after defrosting. I didn't think it looked very attractive. I have to admit that I did serve these with fresh cream, and my visitors said they were very nice. One very honest friend told me later, that, they did not taste as good as the profiteroles I had served on their last visit. All the ingredients, nutrition and storage details can be found on the back of the packaging. It is also highlighted on the packaging that once these eclairs have been defrosted, they cannot be put back into the freezer. The box I bought had a freezer life until March 2009. For the box of mini eclairs containing 24, it cost me £1.49 from Morrisons. To sum up how I felt about my purchase - The eclairs were delicious by themselves but were spoiled by the chocolate flavoured 'sauce'.