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Sainsbury's 'Basics' Chocolate Dessert Mix

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Brand: Sainsbury's / Type: Other Desserts

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      21.01.2014 20:39
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      A nice little cheap and cheerful dessert!

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      INTRODUCTION
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      Whilst out shopping in my local Sainsburys, I started looking for something to give my children as a nice reward or treat for if they eat their dinner, more like a bribe if I'm honest!
      I went down the dessert isle and thought about angel delight as I remembered how cheap and easy it is and my two both love it, I picked up the usual angel delight but then put it back as I noticed the Sainsbury's Basic version of it, at only 15p I thought it would be worth a try!

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      CHOICES & PACKAGING
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      In the Sainsbury's Basics dessert mix range there are three options as with the normal angel delight; strawberry, chocolate and butterscotch. The only other flavour usually available that I haven't seen in the basics range is banana.

      The packaging sticks with the 'basics' name and is indeed very very basic. Is it a small white, tear open packet with orange writing on it simply explaining what is is. Can't get much more basic than this!

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      PREPARING
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      The thing I love about angel delight is how simple and easy it is to make. This version is no different!
      Simply mix the contents of the pack to 300ml of milk and whisk until light and fluffy!

      The powder in the sachet is very very pale and creamy coloured. It doesn't look or smell very chocolatey at all and to be honest, when I opened the sachet I didn't hold out much hope at all.

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      WHAT'S IT LIKE?
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      It whisks up easily and quickly, it soon becomes thick and to my surprise very brown and chocolatey!

      I whisked it up until it was thick and a bit mousse like as that's how my children like it. It makes plenty for my little monkeys.

      It tastes........lovely!
      Both my children and myself really enjoyed it!
      Unlike some things that are really cheap, it doesn't taste overly sweet or lacking taste. The taste of chocolate is just right!
      It didn't last very long at all, so needless to say it was a hit in my house!

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      HOW DOES IT COMPARE?
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      So not only does this one win against the proper brand Angel Delight (15p to Angel Delight's 54p), I checked the nutritional values on both packs and this 'Basics' one is far better for you.

      There are much less sugars, fats, salts, calories and pretty much everything in the Basic's one but it still tastes great! I am much happier feeding this version to my children!

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      CONCLUSION
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      For 15p I really can't recommend this enough! It's a great little dessert that tastes great, is easy to make and children love!

      5 out of 5 from me

      Thank you for reading

      xx Mrs K xx

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      26.03.2010 19:14
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      A great way to give calcium to your kids.

      After trying the Sainsbury's basic strawberry dessert whip and giving it the thumbs up. I really wanted to try the chocolate version.

      I finally remember to pick one up this week. Priced at only 7p this is a bargain.

      As all the family really enjoyed the strawberry version, I was hoping this would also tickle our taste buds and also get the thumbs up.

      One packet (which contains 38grams of powder.) can't serve up to 3 to 4 people, But these portions are very small. If your anything like me and my daughter it will just about stretch to feed both of us.

      The whip is very simple to make. All you need to do is pour half a pint (300ml) of milk into a jug or bowl, add the powder and mix until mixture is nice and thick and creamy.
      You then need to pop it in the fridge for at least 5 minutes before eating.
      After making the whip up make sure you eat it within 2 hours otherwise it doesn't taste as nice as eating it as soon as it's made.

      One whole packet contains 312 calories and only 11.2 grams of fat.

      This very tasty dessert has a lovely chocolate smell to it which is released from the packet as soon as you tear it open.
      The mixture smells chocolatier than it tastes. It really isn't a strong tasting chocolate dessert. But it is great for kids.

      Make sure you have mixed the whip until all the clumps are gone. Otherwise if you dont, you cant still taste the powder within the dessert.

      This whip is a very big hit with my two year old and at 7p it's a treat we can have more regularly.

      One my personal opinion, I do prefer the strawberry flavour, which for a chocoholic like me it strange.
      If you really fancy a fuller chocolate dessert mix I would recommend buying the named brand version, as it is more powerful on the chocolate flavouring.

      This is great to make as a dessert at home or for a child's party.

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        02.04.2009 22:25
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        A cheap option!

        I love chocolate and I love puddings in general. I particularly was interested in trying this with a price tag of only 7p a packet..... though to be honest I wasn't expecting much from it on the taste front but I was really curious about it for the price and I do like to try out new things!

        The Packaging....

        White stiff paper packet with white and orange writing on the front telling me it is indeed Sainsbury's Basics Chocolate Dessert Mix 'No more effort still whips up a treat' and there is a drawn on picture (also in orange) of the dessert sat in a bowl, there is an at a glance nutritional chart on there, I am told it is vegetarian and that it contains no added sugar and that the best before date is stamped on the back of the pack (which it is). On the back of the packet I'm again told what it is, nutritional information is fully listed, ingredients and allergy advice are also given, contact details for Sainsbury's are displayed, how to make up the product and how to store it is given, size is stated (38g) and finally there is a bar-code on there. Very simple, economy looking packaging this is but it's ok really and contains all the information you need to be fair to it.

        Make Up Instructions....

        For best results Sainsbury's Basics Dessert should not be prepared more than 2 hours before serving. This product tastes equally delicious with whole or semi skimmed milk.

        Add the contents of the packet to 300ml (1 pint) of cold milk and whisk for approximately 1 minute until light and creamy.
        Stand for 1 minute to allow to thick and spoon individual dishes.
        Ready to serve in 5 minutes or chill until required.

        The Dessert Itself....

        Well making it up really isn't a problem at all. I always tear open the packet and pour the light brown chocolate smelling (quite cheap smell this does have) into a big mixing jug I already have half a pint of milk in. It takes ages to whisk it up (much longer than a minute) but it does eventually do it.

        When done it is quite firm and not too stiff and looks a nice glossy brown giving off a nice sweet chocolate smell and is a plump and light looking mixture.

        However... it does contain lumps. I've had this mix more than one or twice in the past and no matter how hard I try lumps do form. Also the taste isn't really very chocolaty at all and the taste of said chocolate is rather quite delicate and the whole thing as promised isn't sugary but it is over sweetened (I think with artificial sweeteners) making the overall taste of this dessert rather flat and untasty.

        It really isn't awful though and I'm sure some people would appreciate this but for me, I find it really isn't a very high quality product and you can tell just from taste that this is a cheap option. For me too sweet and not creamy and/or chocolaty enough sadly!

        Allergy Advice....
        Contains milk

        Nutritional Information....Per quarter pack

        Calories 78
        Fat 2.8g
        Saturated Fat 1.7g
        Salt 0.6g
        Total sugars 4.7g
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        Only available in Sainsbury's stores

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