“ Brand: Nestle / Type: Mousse „
My sweet tooth is definitely getting the better of me recently as after all most every meal I am having pangs for something sugary. I've been buying al sorts of different desserts to have after my tea, one of which is the Nestle Aero Mint Mousse. I've had the plain Aero mousse as well, and that got my taste buds bouncing more than a kangaroo on a trampoline so I had high hopes for the mint version.
I wasn't disappointed! If you've had an Aero Mint bar of chocolate you will be familiar with the taste and the "trapped" bubbles that melt away almost just by being looked at. The mousse is similar in that the taste is just like having a bar of the chocolate, but is different in that the bubbles in the mousse are even lighter than those trapped in the chocolate bar - this is a good thing! It's pure luxury to feel this happening in your mouth, and like I've said about other desserts I think that these are far too good to let your kids rob them all from your fridge - strictly a 'mum and dad's' dessert only!
The mouse is made up of swirls of plain chocolate mousse and mint flavoured (and coloured) mousse, these go together well and due to the size of the pot it is hard not to get a bit of both types of mousse on the spoon when eating. I notice that this product has had some mixed reviews, I happen to think its great and tastes amazing.
Five stars from me, thanks for reading.
Not very often do I buy desserts or sweet things of any kind. Not because I don't like them...I do but I can't be trusted with stuff and overeat when I'm bored!
However the other day I bought a pack of four of these for a couple of reasons. One because they were on offer in my local Asda store for 50p for the said four of them and because I knew I was babysitting for a mate and feeding the little girl at teatime and that one of my friends would like one of these as she is staying with me at the moment meaning I wouldn't be in danger of scoffing all four of them!
I bought these in the mint option and so the four pots came with a cardboard section over them in green, brown and white colouring, the same as the plastic pots. All the information on the pots and that outer packaging is the same basically and we are clearly told what they are, ingredients and nutritional content is given along with contact details for the manufacturer and the size of each plastic pot with foil lid over each is 58g.
These are pots of airy mouse, quite sloppy and as this is the mint variety lots of the mousse is bright green with milk chocolate swirled mousse within it. At 107 calories a pot I don't think that's too bad calorie wise to be honest thought the fat content is high being 5.5g. They are extremely and artificially sweetened to my taste bud an actually far too sweet and although really minty I can't taste too much chocolate in them sadly.
I was surprised they were so wet and runny although stored in my fridge and this really wasn't a dessert for me at all however my mate and my other mates little un seemed to really like them me though wasn't impressed with the tinny taste left in my mouth after having one!
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Nestle Aero Mint Mousse
I have always loved the Nestle Mint Aero chocolate bars and so when I came across this Aero mint mousse in the supermarket I just had to give it a try, especially as Tesco's had it on offer for buy one get one free! The next best thing to getting something completely free - and my excuse to treat myself. I immediately picked up two packs of four each for only £1.00 at the offer price which was brilliant! There are also other flavors opposed to the mint flavor, though as I love the mint flavored chocolate bar, I chose two packs of this!
For those who are interested, the nutritional values are thus;
For a 58g tub:
Energy - 453kJ/ 108kcal
Protein - 2.7g
Carbohydrate - 10.9g
Sugars - 10.7g
Fat - 5.9g
Saturates - 4.6g
Fibre - 0.2g
Sodium - Trace
The tubs, as shown above, are 58g tubs, which are a little smaller than other mousse's I have eaten, though certainly an adequate size for a snack or small desert.
As expected, the mousse is a bright green colour, though I was a little surprised at just how brightly green it was! Amid the green colour are swirls of chocolate.
The mousse was quite thick, though held an almost creamy air to it. It felt very smooth on the tongue and slid down nicely. I would not say that the taste is exact to the chocolate bar, though I felt it quite pleasant. The chocolate taste was almost non-existent with an almost overpowering mint taste. I felt that, due to the strong taste of the mint, it became too sickly to eat more than one at a time (which I tend to do!) and so the smaller tubs are certainly the right size. The mint taste stayed in my mouth for quite a while after, and almost felt as though I had used mouthwash as it was so fresh.
Although I love mint Aero chocolate bars, I would not say that the love extends to this mousse. I did get through the whole two packs though it took me a while and I did not feel the same as I do with the chocolate bars. The mint was just too much in this mousse form and I am doubtful that I will purchase this again. It certainly was not a complete disappointment, though it just did not match up to the chocolate bar.
Try it, you may like it, especially if you love strong mint, though for me, this mousse will probably never reach my shopping basket again.
Chilled desserts like yoghurts or mousses are quick, convenient, and are one of those things that I stock up on every week at the supermarket as they are handy to pack with a lunch or have with your breakfast as a quick snack. There are plenty to choose from and I snapped up a couple of flavours of these Aero Mousses to try. These are currently on special offer at my local Tesco where you can the multipacks are buy one get one free for £1.00.
I often eat yoghurt and mousse desserts and enjoy looking for new flavours. These Mint Chocolate Mousse desserts are produced by Nestle as an expansion of their Aero range. The desserts come in a little plastic pots sealed with a peel-back lid. They come in a multi-pack of 4, and each pot weighs 58g. The design is quite interesting and the packet is covered in pictures of bubbles to reinforce that it is part of the Aero range.
Product description: "Bubbly Peppermint Flavoured Mousse with Swirls of Chocolate."
The mousse is a shocking bright green colour and has a nice foamy look to it. You can see that there are swirls of milk chocolate mixed in as well and ordinarily I love mint and chocolate combinations. You can mainly taste the mint flavouring which has a really strong and overpowering taste. It was a lot more full on than I would normally expect in a dessert and tasted more like toothpaste or mouthwash! It was a very sharp flavour and even though it was mixed with the chocolate swirls this didn't do much to tone down the mint and I also didn't think it tasted much like normal Aero chocolate. The texture is very thick and heavy and has a nice almost solid feel to it. It is still light and fluffy with a nice smooth consistency, and was very pleasant to eat.
The 58g tub seems quite small but I found it to be reasonably filling enough to bridge the gap between breakfast and lunch time nicely without leaving me craving more snacks. This mousse is quite high in sugar and saturated fat so not the most healthy of items, and as such should be eaten in moderation.
I was not so keen on this Mint Chocolate Aero mousse dessert, and I found it somewhat disappointing. I've also tried the White Chocolate ones in the same range and thought they were great so it is a shame that the mint ones did not live up to my high hopes. Next to try, the Chocolate flavour! I think I would only really recommend these Mint Chocolate mousses if you are very fond of strong tasting mint flavours, otherwise steer clear.
Ingredients: Milk, Sugar, Cream, Chocolate Sauce 9% (Skimmed Milk, Sugar, Reduced Fat Cocoa, Hydrogenated Vegetable Fat, Liquid Chocolate [Cocoa Powder, Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Flavouring, Emulsifier: Soya Lecithin], Caramel, Chocolate Powder (Sugar, Cocoa), Thickeners: Carageenan, Modified Maize Starch), Skimmed Milk Powder, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Beef Gelatine, Emulsifier: E472b, Stabilisers: E407, E401, Peppermint Flavouring, Colours: Chlorophyll, Curcumin.
Nutritional values per 58g pot:
Energy - 453kJ - 108kcal
Protein - 2.7g
Carbohydrate - 10.9g
Sugars - 10.7g
Fat - 5.9g
Saturates - 4.6g
Fibre - 0.2g
Sodium - Trace
After having tried the plain Aero Mousse and thinking it lacked flavour and was dry I felt it was only fair to try the mint variety when it was on offer. The mint Aero mousse comes in a short round put with green on it's lid and sleeve, much like the Mint Aero bar does. Like their "plain" counterpart they don't look particularly filling and each pot holds just 58g of mousse though with the fact that 4-pot multipacks are almost always on offer at one super market or another you'll not struggle to stuck up.
Beneath the lid is a light green coloured mousse with brown chocolate trails running through it. In regards to appearance it does look better than the plain chocolate version of the same snack though looks only count for so much, it needs to actually taste better as well (not like that was really a tough task). Nestle, the manufacturers, in my opinion have a knack of making pretty sub standard chocolate and chocolate flavours, though oddly when they make white chocolate or flavoured chocolate they seem to get it right. This mousse is another example of where they've managed to get it right, the mousse is lovely and heavy and despite being full of the trademark Aero bubbles it's heavy as well as bubbly. The rich mint flavour adds much to the snack and smooth as well as delightful. The flavour is much better than the original version of the snack and although it leaves you wanting more that's because it tastes nice as well as lacking the filling qualities of some bigger yoghurts.
Overall I wouldn't say they were one of the nicest "pot based" snacks (mousse', yoghurt etc) around but what they are are a very solid snack that tastes delicious, and goes down very easily. Whilst you may need 2 to quench your hunger due to the small pots you can't really complain about the flavour, sight or texture of the product.
Typical values per 100g/ Per 58 g Pot
Energy 777kj /451kj
Energy 186kcal/ 108kcal
Protein 4.6g /2.7g
Carbohydrate 18.9g /10.9g
of which sugars 18.5g /10.7g
Fat 10.2g /5.9g
of which saturates 8g /4.6g
Fibre 0.3g /0.2g
Sodium 0.1g /Trace
Lactose, Soya and milk