“ Brand: Nestle / Type: Mousse „
I have literally just finished tucking into one of these little pots of chocolatiness as an afternoon pick-me-up so felt compelled to share my guilty pleasure! They're not exactly cheap (around £1.39 for a pack of 4), but many supermarkets run regular half price or BOGOF offers. I tend to only buy these when on offer as I personally don't feel that they're great value at full price. They can be found in the chilled section of most supermarkets and need to be kept in the fridge at below 5 degrees and eaten before the 'use by' date.
WHAT TO LOVE ABOUT THIS MOUSSE
These are super-rich but beautifully light, and don't feel 'heavy' in your stomach. The texture is as bubbly as you'd expect from Aero and these do taste of genuine chocolate rather than the powdery cocoa taste some cheaper products have. They're great for when you're fancying a chocolatey treat but want to avoid the bloated feeling that can follow some snacks. The 59g servings in each pot seem to be about the right size to satisfy the cravings without feeling that you've overdone it. Each pot contains 94 calories (around 5% of an adult's GDA) which seems relatively reasonable for a snack.
WHAT NOT TO LOVE
These are not a health food. At all. In fact, each pot contains 11.4g of sugars (around 13% of an adult's GDA, and more for a child). I think some people could be misled by the '94 calories' claim and may feel that these mousses are being marketed as a healthier alternative to other products. In view of the saturated fat and sugar content these should probably not be a regular treat and parents may want to reconsider the portion size for younger children. Surprisingly they are also not suitable for vegetarians as they contain beef gelatine, some of the other ingredients also sound very 'artificial' despite the large 'contains no artificial colours' claim on the packaging.
All in all, I think I would continue to indulge in these as an occasional treat, but I personally wouldn't consider them to be suitable for every day or for younger children due to the saturated fat and sugar content. I appreciate that this is a personal choice however and purely based on taste factors, these are great. I was surprised that these mousses aren't suitable for vegetarians and wonder how many people would check the full ingredient list before buying.
Now I love chocolate, especially milk and white, I'm not too keen on dark as I find it too bitter, but anything else is fair game. So the other day whilst I was out shopping in Asda I was looking for a little treat for myself and my other half who also loves chocolate. To my joy I came accross Aero Mousses for sale at the bargain price of 50p, not just for one but for a pack of four, how could I not buy them.
The packaging has changed quite a bit now from that shown in the picture which shows just two pots which are transparent. They now come packed like multi-packed yoghurts, two strips of two, one on top of the other held together with cardboard and each round plastic pot, which is decorated with chocolatey bubbles, contains 59g of creamy milk chocolate mousse. The mousse is very light and bubbly, just like a normal Aero chocolate bar only the bubbles are a lot smaller and taste exactly like an Aero only creamier. The mousse is a rich brown colour, just like chocolate should be, just the way I like it. Each 59g pot contains just 94 calories for those of you who like to know that kind of thing. Personally if I'm having a treat I don't want to know such details as after all it is a treat and treats should be guilt free no matter how many calories they are.
These little pots are a great way to finish off any meal and for 50p a family of four can all have a mid week chocolately treat without breaking the bank. For me and my other half, we can treat ourselves twice in one week, unless we're feeling greedy and then we'll both have two in one night.
Try them with Squirty cream on the top, delicious.
Off to Asda to buy some more.
The Aero chocolate mousse isn't something I would normally buy - I'm a bit of basics / no frills range shopper normally. However, these were recently on offer in Sainsbury's at £1 for a pack of four 59g pots, so the bargain hunter in me couldn't resist!
If you're expecting a review about how fattening / healthy they are, then sorry to disappoint but let's be honest - they're chocolate and you wouldn't walk over hot coals if you didn't expect to singe your leg hairs, would you? It's the taste for me that is the best feature of these, the chocolate isn't as bitter as cocoa powder can be but isn't as sweet as a glass of coke, laced with honey and served by both Mr Tate and Lyle.
The second best thing about these is the texture - they are the lightest, bubbliest mouse you can probably get for 25p a pot (when on the £1 offer). The taste and the texture together make them, in my opinion, far too good to let the kids have one. They can stick to strawberry frubes instead! I also think that the taste isn't a million miles away from the taste of a plain aero bar, so they've done quite well there. If I could suggest one improvement, it would be to have them available in a massive size pot.
Overall, I'd recommend them to anyone who wants a rich, sweet treat.
I have to say, if I had a choice I wouldn't necessarily buy an Aero chocolate bar.... prefer other things, however these mousses are DELICIOUS!
I was first attracted to these for the offer that Tesco had on - 2 packs of 4 for £2, otherwise I think they are about £1.50 for 4 which is quite expensive, although on the offer, 25p for a nice dessert is quite good value.
My friends say you can also get a minty flavour version of this but I have never seen it!
The second thing that attracted me to the mousses, and what led me to buy them, is the low calories content. At 98 calories a pot, these mousses are a really great way to have a tasty dessert, guilt free!
Aero chocolate is well known for the bubbles it contains, and how it melts in the mouth, and the same goes for the mousses.
The pot is 58g. This is the pefect amount really, otherwise it might be a bit bit sickly. Although it is moussy, with lots of bubbles, it is also quite creamy in texture.
This mousse is a great way to have a nice, low calorie dessert, at a cheap price, and a good alternative to a choccie bar!
I absolutely adore Nestle Aero Mousse.....probably because I love Aero, and chocolate, and mousse - so what's not to like! I always buy these Mousses from Tescos where a pack of four 59g pots costs £1.19 - or alternatively £2.00 for 2 packs of the 4 x 59g pots. Comparing to other branded desserts, I feel this is really good value. The pots actually contain an ample portion of the mixture and leave you pleasantly satiated.
There are several flavours, but the two I enjoy the most are the minted chocolate ones and the chocolate ones because these are the richest in flavour. The overwhelming flavour of both of these are chocolate, but the minted version is accompanied by a fairly strong minty fresh taste. The mousse is very smooth and rich - and although it is thick, it is not gloopy or gelatinous like similar products can be. Once I put my spoon in, the bubbles within the mousse are obvious and are synonymous with the chocolate bar version of this brand. What I particularly like is that the mixture is very light, and I think the bubbles aid this considerably.
From a nutritional perspective, the Nestle Aero Mousse may not be totally great as it contains almost 100 calories per pot, but having said that, its certainly not as bad as some similar deserts that are on the market. And we all deserve to be naughty sometimes!
I first bought these about 18 months ago on a BOGOF from Tesco.I then realised that the sell by date was very short, my wife suggested putting them in the freezer, we now do this every time we buy them.When taking them out of the freezer leave them for 20 minutes before eating.Give it a try!!!!!!!
I have been fond of Aero chocolate for years and was interested to try this new mousse when it came out a few years ago. It had been a while since I had bought these but I saw an offer while I was doing my regular shopping and decided to take advantage of the buy one get one free offer and picked up two packs of four pots. You can also find these in Peppermint Chocolate and White Chocolate which are also available in the offers which you will be able to find in most stores.
Anyone who has tried the Aero Chocolate bars will know about the melt in the mouth texture of the Nestle Chocolate which makes up the bar and this texture is the same with these mousses and the good thing about these mousses is that they are lower calorie than a lot of other similar products on the market. A 58g pot of the Chocolate Mousse will give you 98 calories which is not too bad for a Chocolate dessert and will be okay for someone who wants to cut down on their chocolate intake though still being able to have some now and again.
This is a really nice Chocolate dessert and is rather creamy with the Chocolate bubbles mixing in well. It has the usual lighter taste which Aero has over some of it's rivals which is another plus if you are trying to lose weight or just cut down your Chocolate intake. This is one of the nicest Chocolate mousses I have tried and the cheap prices which it is available for really put it in a very strong place in the market. This Mousse is Great for grown ups and children.
There are a few things which this dessert really has going for it and these combine to make a very pleasant dessert which appeals to many people who want a simple low calorie chocolate dessert. The fact that these are available at some great prices will clearly give it a sales boost away from the competitors. I really enjoy eating an Aero Mousse and I'm sure lots of you who are reading this will too.
When I spotted these for half price in my local Costcutter, how could I resist? Four pots of choccy mousse for 64p? It would be rude not to.
So my mousses came in at a mere 16p each, but I think even at the normal price of 32p a pot that isn't too bad, although these aren't the biggest puds ever, coming in at 59g each.
So peel off the lid and what do we have? As expected a smooth, rich looking mousse, the colour of milk chocolate. It's flawlessly smooth on top and bubbly underneath. The desert is rich and creamy and melts in the mouth - it's quite delicious, with a rich taste of milk chocolate. It's definitely very much in keeping with the Aero chocolate bar, so imagine a fluffy Aero and you'll get the idea. It's not sickly at all, unlike some richer mousses, and you'll find the pot will be gone within seconds!
These are definitely a good little pot of pud if you need a quick, sweet fix after dinner. However, they're light as air so don't expect it to fill a hole if you're feeling peckish. They come in at 98 calories and 3.6 grams of fat per pot so not bad - but you may be able to find a more satisfying desert for your calories.
We have had quite a few of these Mousses in the house recently. They have been on offer for £1 in Asda and Tesco for a while and although it isn't much of a saving as they are normally around £1.30, a saving is still a saving.
These are in the chillers in the shops next to the other Mousses, Yoghurts and potted desserts.
These come in a pack of 4 and the tubs are a decent size at 90g. The tubs are not that high and quite wide so easy to just eat out the tub with a small or even large spoon. There is a cardboard wrapper on the outside of these tubs. They are a good enough size to put in your packed lunch or bag.
These only have 99 calories per tub so alright for a little sweet treat.
You get these in a few different kinds. There is the Milk Chocolate ones which are probably my favourite, Mint Chocolate and White Chocolate.
The taste of these is nice. It is sweet enough, and a nice milky taste as well. They taste like they would be full of calories so it is a nice surprise that they aren't.
A worthwhile buy for a not bad price.
My family are all big fans of Aero chocolate, especially the mint variety, but I noticed recently that the brand seems to be branching out with different products, such as ice creams and desserts. Many of these were on offer this week at Tesco, so I bought the double bubble ice cream (not currently available to review on Dooyoo) and the mint and choc mousse, or "bubbly dessert". The mousse was on offer for two packs of 4 for £2.
I was expecting great things from this product, as I love the taste of mint Aero. The mousse comes in small, 58g pots, which are protected by cardboard packaging. The mousse looks absolutely gorgeous when you open the pot, and smalls delicious too. The mousse is pale green, with chocolate sauce swirled through it. The only problem is the flavour. The mousse does not really do a good job of replicating the taste of mint Aero. The flavour is quite weak and bland, and I would of preferred a much stronger "hit" of mint, but instead I could just taste milk, and not much else. Not even cream. Just plain old milk.
The kids took a couple of spoonfuls and decided they didn't like them at all, and left the rest. Only one of my kids ate it all and he didn't seem overly impressed. I ate mine, but I can't say I really enjoyed the experience, and just felt very let down by a product that I thought was going to taste amazing. The one redeeming feature that the mousse had, was the lovely bubbly texture of the dessert. If Aero could have matched this with a better flavour, they would have been onto a winner.
This product is also available in a chocolate flavour, and I although I haven't tasted it, I would be willing to give it a try, as I think it may taste better than the mint variety. I would have also been better if the mint variety had a mix of mint and chocolate flavours, rather than just mint.
The product contains no artificial colours, but it does contain 3 E-numbers, which are stabilisers and an emulsifier. The main ingredients are milk, sugar and cream. The nutritional information is as follows per pot:
Of which Sugars 10.7g
So the sugar level is very high, at a massive 18.5g per 100g, making Aero bubbly dessert a bit of an unhealthy option.
On the other hand, despite my personal dislike for this product, it should be noted for the purpose of a balanced review, that this product is labelled as being voted product of the year by the consumer survey of product innovation 2010, which was a survey of 10,041 people by TNS, so I guess many people do enjoy the product!
The packaging is recycleable. The product needs to be kept refrigerated at 5 C. There is an allergy warning that the product may contain nut traces.
I absolutely love these light and bubbly chocolate mousse's from Nestle. As well as the original variety Aero Chocolate Mousse also comes in Mint and White Chocolate varieties.
I would say the White Chocolate variety is my favourite. The light white mousse is swirled with a dark chocolatey syrup which gives the mousse a really decadent and luxurious feel. You really can feel the bubbles melt as you let it dissolve on your tongue.
You get a good amount in each pot and it is a good size for a after dinner treat. Despite their decent size, I always find myself scraping every last drop out of them with my spoon; they are just that good!
Aero Chocolate Mousse's are a little more expensive than their competitors but I would say it is worth paying a bit extra for these. A pack of 4 pots will normally cost around £2.00 but Sainsbury's often have them on a 2 for £3.00 promotion, making them even better value.
At around 120kcal per mousse, they are not the healthiest pudding in the world but their wonderful taste makes them worth the indulgence every now and then.
If you like chocolate mousse's I would advice trying these Aero ones ASAP! You won't regret it (but your waistline might!).
A pot of bubbly milk chocolate - Describes the texture and tast perfectly. I am a big fan of choloate and especially Areo as I love the texture.
Aero Mousses come in pots of 59g and usually 4 pots per pack. The pots are usually white with a bubbly Aero logo and chocolate bubbles around the pot ( which is plastic).
Inside you will find the pot filled with a chocolate mousse. And only when you spoon a bit out will you find the bubbles that 'pop' in your mouth which makes the whole dessert satisfying but light.
If one is not enough, have another without the guilty feeling as its only 98 calories per pot.. so indulge without over indulging.
nutrient per 100g per 59g (pot)
Energy kCal 166 kCal 98 kCal
Energy kJ 698 kJ 412 kJ
Protein 4.9 g 2.9 g
Carbohydrate 22.6 g 13.4 g
of which sugars 21.8 g 12.9 g
Fat 6.1 g 3.6 g
of which saturates 4.1 g 2.4 g
Fibre 1.6 g 0.9 g
Sodium 0.1 g Trace
Salt Equivalent 0.2 g 0.1 g
Enjoy a pot or two.
I am a big chocolate fan and have always enjoyed Aero bars, however I had never been tempted to try the Aero Mousse version, probably because I am not a massive fan of chocolate mousse. Unfortunately on my last shopping order my Rolo yoghurts had been substituted and that's how I ended up with Aero Mousse to try out!
Aero Mousse is available in packs of 4 and are currently £1 in Asda. There are also peppermint and white Aero Mousse if you would prefer something a little different. Even though I was very disappointed to not be tucking into my Rolo desserts instead, I noticed that the Aero Mousse is only 98 calories a pot, which is nearly half of the calories in a pot of Rolo. So having been made feel less guilty by this discovery I eagerly started on my Aero Mousse.
When you open a pot the mousse does very much look like what you would expect from Aero. As you take a spoonful the mousse is very bubbly and light. On tasting the mousse any hope I had of enjoying the rest of the pot was quickly diminished as I thought the chocolate tasted very bitter. This is the main reason I stay away from chocolate mousse normally but I was hoping the Aero variety would taste very similar to an Aero bar. I just didn't think it tasted much like an Aero at all which was such a shame. I did perceiver in the hope I would get used to the bitterness however I just didn't enjoy it at all. Even after I finished the mousse I found myself wanting something else to eat to try and get rid of the taste it left in my mouth. The nearest thing I can describe it to is when you eat dark chocolate, which I think is quite an acquired taste and not one I like at all.
Admittedly I am not a chocolate mousse fan so this didn't start of on a great footing with me but I really did hope the Aero Mousse would change my opinion. Overall it tasted just like any other chocolate mousse to me but was maybe just a little bit more bubbly in appearance. The only positive point is the calorie content, but I wouldn't even want to waste 98 calories on something that tastes so horrible especially if I was on a calorie controlled diet. Not one for me, but might suit those of you who normally enjoy chocolate mousse.
I'm not sure why these have lasted so long in our house. With 3 young children, chocolate is normally sniffed out pretty quickly. So either they have tasted these before, and are saying 'not for me', or they just don't know what they are missing. I love them.
You usually buy them in a multi pack of 4. I'm not sure how much they cost, but I think they cost about £2.00. So around 50p each.
They come in Mint and Milk Chocolate Flavour. The one I am reviewing is Milk Chocolate.
Upon opening the mousse you are met with a dark brown mousse. It has a small swirl at the top as you can see how the mixture has been squirted into the pot. Upon entering your spoon you will immediately be met by a lot of small holes in the chocolate. It certainly is very airy, like you would expect from aero chocolate. It is very rich in flavour and the colour is natural.
Nutritional Value per 59g pot
Energy 98 kcal
of which sugars 12.9g
of which saturates 2.4g
Salt Equivalent 0.2g
Milk Chocolate (8%)
(Sugar, Milk, Cocoa Butter, Cocoa Mass, Whey Powder, Emulsifier: Soya Lecithin)
Fat Reduce Cocoa
Emulsifier: E472b, Gelling agents : E407, E401
May contain nut traces.
Summary: The kids don't know what they are missing. I find them delicious and one is often not enough. They are very rich in taste, but not too rich, that you won't enjoy them. I really think that these are superb and just wish the pots were bigger, say 100g. I'll keep on getting them and hope the kids don't catch on.
Also available in mint & white chocolate, though these are harder to come across. In fact, I've never seen the white chocolate one, but it sounds yummy!
Nestle is a very reputable brand and has been going since 1866, so they have years of knowledge & experience in the food industry. I trust their food to be tasty and good quality, and I didn't feel let down by these 'bubbly desserts', unlike other mousse products I've tried.
They are sold in packs of 4 x 59g £1.19 (frequently on offer, such as BOGOF or 50p Tesco, Feb 2010), which is about average for a branded mousse of a fairly good size.
For your pennies you get 4 individual snap pots of mousse - 2 on the top and 2 on the bottom. These are held together with a cardboard sleeve, featuring a chocolate brown & white design. This reminds me of the traditional Aero chocolate bars because of the bubbles, and the image of the mousse on a spoon shows you what to expect and tempts you to give them a try. I must admit, I wanted to try these a little while ago but didn't because of the price; I didn't want to waste money on any more icky mousse (this was after having tried Weight Watchers mousse, which was horrible).
The pots are a fairly good size, just wide and deep enough to feel satisfying to hold in your hand & know you've got enough chocolate moussey goodness to keep you occupied for a few minutes. They're a good size for a snack, lunchboxes etc, so I would say they're also suitable for big & little hands alike.
Each pot contains 98 calories & 3.6g fat, which isn't too bad if you consider the rich taste of chocolate, so just one should satisfy your need for something sweet and chocolately. These also have no added colours, which is always good to know.
How do they taste? They have a very rich, sweet, chocolate taste, with the goodness of Nestle chocolate that you'd expect. The tubs are actually just the right size, because any more and they would probably be a bit sickly. As for the texture, these are light & bubbly, as claimed. I was a bit sceptical about the bubbles, but they were definitely there - the mousse therefore has a light, melt-in-the-mouth sensation.
Overall, whilst some may think these are a bit too rich or dry, I actually found these to be very yummy and silky smooth. If you're a chocolate fan then I would recommend giving these a try, especially if you can get them whilst on offer, yum! J