“ Brand: Tesco / Type: Pie „
Although I seem to be constantly on a diet these days, I like to have the odd treat just to stop me feeling the need to cheat through feeling deprived of my favourite foods. We are big fans of banoffee pie in our house, and tend to have the yummy offering found in Tesco. One of the main reasons for this is that I have never found a banoffee pie in my local Sainsburys, however when I visited a different store I found that they actually did do one so couldn't resist giving it a try!
The cake comes in a yellow box, and you get 470g of banoffee pie for £3.00. I normally think that the portion size on cakes is ridiculously small but this one states it serves 4 and you get a huge wedge for your portion which equates to a whopping 486 calories. I think it would easily serve 6, giving you less calories without feeling deprived. The cake is square which makes it easier to cut and portion.
I couldn't wait to try this, and on removing it from the box you got the lovely sweet aroma of banana and toffee. You could see that the cake had a really thick layer of cream covered in chocolate sprinkles, but the banana and toffee layer looked rather thin. Unfortunately, this was reflected in the taste, as there was hardly any taste of either of these key ingredients. This biscuit base was also soggy and tasteless, when I like a firm slightly salty biscuit base to add real bite and contrast to the sweetness of the rest of the dessert. It just tasted like a cream pie, and after having a small slice each it saddens me to say that it went in the bin!! I don't think I have thrown dessert away ever!
Nutritional Info per 100g
As you can see, it is definitely not a healthy option for a pudding. I normally joke that due to the banana content it must contribute to my 5 a day, but I can't even do that with this as the banana was so negligible! It really wasn't worth the calories and fat that it has in it - after all if you are going to eat something bad it better taste good. I am quite glad after all that my local Sainsburys doesn't stock it, and will be keeping the far superior Tesco one as my treat instead!!