“ Brand: Onken / Type: Yoghurts „
I'm not normally a mousse lover and usually opt for a yoghurt, however i was tempted by Onken creamy mousse. The packaging is bright and attractive and hence appealing to the eye.
I am a food lover and as always when i purchase something new im always very excited about the prospect of taking it home and indulging, and more often than not i am unfortunatly disappointed after the first initial tast, all the excitment built up from the supermarket to home is dulled by one mouthfull of rankness.
However, for once the excitement was not wasted, the first mouthfull was a wonderfull sensation of light creamy strawberry flavour, I found myself eating the mousse as slowly as i could just to make it last as long as possible and wish that i had purchased the entire supermarkets stock, then after a few spoonfull's of pure scrummyness i found the cream at the bottom and this was the ultimate ending, after finishing the mousse i felt extremely satisfied and i knew that i was addicted, enough to return to the supermarket to buy another......oh yes.... it's a definative yes that i will be a customer for as long as these are produced.
It may not be a healthy option but it sure is a satisfying one that wont leave you feeling bloated just very happy.
It's safe to say that I haven't had the most amazingly nutritious dinner today. However I did stop myself from buying a very rich chocolate yoghurt and opted for this fruity type mousse instead. Which has to count for something. I prefer a mousse to a yoghurt, mainly because I find them lighter and creamier to eat. I've seen Dr Oetker mousses come in a chocolate flavour as well although these ones taste a lot nicer.
They come in a clear plastic tub with simple labeling and an aluminum foil lid. This packaging is supposedly recyclable although it is plastic and it's likely depend in what area you live. I know that with out recycle days they do collect plastic containers but in some places they don't. The nutritional information is clearly shown and is not hidden away by it being put in small print.
This mousse is made up of two layers. The bottom section consists of a light cream which has a subtle taste and then a pink topping (which there is more of.) It's a mixture of strawberries, bio-yoghurt and fromage frais. This has a sweet and fruity taste which has a soft and smooth texture. When its combined with the cream it blends together nicely without becoming too sickly. Strawberries and cream have always been a good combination and although the flavour isn't quite as strong as the actual fruit it still has a taste which is pleasant to eat. It resembles the fruity taste but is dimmed down a bit with the cream.
Sainsburys have an offer on at the moment where the manufacturers have given us lucky consumers an extra 30% for free. So instead of getting a 115g tub I have a 150g one. With this sized option you're taking in 213 calories, 7.7g protein, 22.1g carbohydrates, 10.1g fat, 0.4 fibre and 0.09g sodium.
It cost me 45p which is a lot cheaper than other single pot yoghurts which Sainsburys are selling. The mousse is just as tastey if not more whilst being gluten free. It is also not suitable for home freezing although I'm not entirely certain as to why you'd think it was.
Overall I really like these. If you want something light to eat which isn't going to fill you up or is too sickly then this could be something you'd enjoy. As I've stated there is a chocolate version if you're not keen on the strawberry aspect. I'd say it's a reasonable price and is most definitely better value than buying your average chocolate bar. Which is probably more expensive anyway. A tasty treat!
I've always been a fan of mousse however it was never something I regularly ate! However I've recently been trying different kinds of foods to un limit my taste pallet and one of the things I've tried is the Onken strawberry Mousse. There is a light version as well but this one here is just the normal!
These can be found in all supermarkets such as Tesco, Asda and Ocado. As they are chilled products they can be found in the fridges, and more specifically in the aisle alongside the yoghurts. They are usually nestled in between the other mousses so keep an eye out for them.
The mousse weighs 115g which isn't a huge amount however it is worth bearing in mind that a mousse is very light and fluffy so this is actually not a bad weight for them. They come in one size only and don't come in larger multi pots. They are sold singly too and don't come in multi packs. The mousse costs 45p however there is currently an offer on where you can get 3 mousses for £1.20. This will make you a saving of 15p which isn't a huge amount but is ok if you buy them lots.
The pot is very attractive and extremely tempting even though I'm not a huge chocolate fan. It is a plastic pot with a large foil lid. The pot is see through with no colour so you can see the mousse through the tub. I prefer personally seeing the mousse before I buy so this was just great! The lid is a delicious bright pink colour, the kind which is associated with fun and girly giggles. On the lid there are delicious looking images of large juicy strawberries which are very temping indeed and kind of convince you that this is a healthy mousse. Scrumptious! Nutrition information as well as product and brand details are given all the way around the pot.
The lid is easy to remove and since it is mousse you don't get sprayed with the contents. There was no mousse on the lid so this was just great and meant it didn't have to be scraped back into the pot! The mousse came pretty high up in the pot, probably just over 3 quarters of the way up. Nestling in my nose I sniffed in a very appealing fruity smell. It didn't really smell like starwberries but there was a strong sweet smell. It actually resembled the aroma of the pink angel delight! Gorgeous. It looked really smooth too and it had been whipped to a soft peak in the top. It was a light pink colour, almost verging on a white colour!
The first thing I detected was the delicious taste of it. It tasted extremely milky, and very like strawberry angel delight. I was so pleased with this because angel delight is one of my favourite puddings. There was a slight detection of strawberry however it was more sweet and candy like than anything. The texture was smooth and quite light but was also rather dense. This may not be to your taste buds however to mine it was heaven. Underneath the mousse layer was a delicious helping of cream. It was a creamy white colour however it had been kind of died a pale pink by the mousse on top. It was a nice thick cream and was very sweet with just a subtle vanilla flavour to it too. I really enjoyed it and together the two layers mixed wonderfully. This mousse was delicious and would make a perfect dessert.
This mousse is not low fat so I was slightly, ok , very worried about the nutrition. Well, one pot at 115g contains 169 calories and 8g of fat. This is an awful lot however it Is a nice treat and is a bit bigger than your usual chocolate mousse. This isn't suitable for those who are allergic to cows milk or milk proteins, or whey powder.
This is probably one of the creamiest most addictive mousse's out there on our supermarket shelves, i absolutely love it and have one every lunch time as a little treat. I try to eat healthily for the most part but firmly believe that we can't do without life's little indulgences and this is my lunchtime indulgence.
=====What is it=====
Why it's Onken Creamy strawberry mousse of course (now part of the Dr Oetker range). In simple terms mousse is a creamy dessert that can be incredibly light and fluffy or sensually thick and creamy and is made from a combination of egg and cream - either option will do for me. Personally I think this mousse is somewhere in the middle neither really light and fluffy nor thick and creamy but incredibly tasty and very moreish.
====A little bit of history====
There's not really too much to tell really. Onken was aquired by Dr Oeteker in 2004 and this is now what we see on our shelves instead of the Onken brand name. Dr Oetker is traditionally a family owned food business that dealt mainly with baking products but since its establishmenet in 1891 has gone on to have operations in a wide variety of food groups within the frozen, chilled and dry grocery sectors and supplies this diverse range of foodstuffs to over 40 countries around the world and is one of the leading brands in Germany.
====what's in it?====
The Mousse range is made from a combination of bio yoghurt, fromage frais with either a creamy or fruity layer hidden on the bottom of the top. It's available in 5 different flavours
1. Creamy Peach
2. Creamy Strawberry
3. Creamy chocolate and Hazelnut
4. Fruity apple and blackberry
5. Fruity Lemon
The flavour in this review is of course Creamy strawberry. I have to be honest, I have never tried any of the other mousse flavours in this range. I have to admit that in this small and tasty 115g pot there is 164 calories. I thought that this was quite a lot considering you only get about 5 spoonfuls out of the pot. For those of you who are interested, here is a run down of the ingredients and for those of you who are not, just skip past the next bit :)
Bio Yoghurt (39%), Fromage Frais (20%), Cream, Strawberries (8.6%), Invert Sugar Syrup, Water, Sugar, Skimmed Milk, Modified Maize Starch, Glucose-Fructose Syrup, Sodium Caseinate, Milk Protein, Gelling Agent: Beef Gelatine, Whey Powder, Black Carrot Extract, Beetroot Extract, Stabilisers: Pectins, Guar Gum, Carageenan, Hydrogenated Vegetable Fat, Buttermilk Powder, Dextrose, Flavouring, Emulsifiers: E472b, E471, Acidity Regulator: Citric Acid
Per 100g Per 115g Pot
Energy 591kj/141kcal 680kj/162kcal
Protein 5.1g 5.9g
Carbohydrate 14.7g 16.9g
Of which Sugars 14.0g 16.0g
Fat 6.7g 7.8g
Of which Saturates 4.5g 5.1g
Fibre 0.3g 0.3g
Sodium 0.06g 0.07g
I think most people will agree that this is indeed not the best dessert in the world for your waistline but hey if you enjoy it - why not.
====So what does it taste like?=====
Like absolute heaven. This mousse is so deliciously creamy and you can really taste the strawberry. It is sweet but not sickly sweet. I often find seeds in my mousse which just goes to show that they actually do use real fruit in these little pots of tasty goodness, it's just a little bit disappointing that they come in such small pots but I suppose with all those calories we couldn't really afford to be much more indulgent.
====Where can you buy it=====
You're local supermarket is likely to stock this. I picked up 3 for £1 in Asda on Sunday, and I know Tesco are doing them 3 for £1.20 at the moment too so very easy to come by, and perhaps worth adding to your shopping list if you fancy something sweet and creamy and full of - well not so much goodness :)
=====Would I recommend it======
For anyone who enjoys a little indulgence every now and then I recommend this little delight.