Product Type: Sainsbury's Dessert / Yoghurts
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Sainsbury's Basics Chocolate Mousse
Member Name: Helsieboo
Sainsbury's Basics Chocolate Mousse
Disadvantages: Not suitable for veggies
I picked up a pack of these whilst shopping in Sainsburies earlier, largely due to the other reviews on here. Cheers guys, I was not disapointed n the slightest!
I have quite a sweet tooth and I like to have some kind of dessert after my evening meal. I am also trying to lose weight, but let's face it, fruit doesn't always cut it. Chocolate mousse, whilst not the healthiest thing in the world, isn't the worse, hence why I picked these up.
Basics chocolate mousse can be found in the chilled section of Sainsburies, with the other yoghurts and yoghurt type desserts. It costs 25p for a packet of four, which works out at 6.25p a pot - a price you can't really go wrong with. They are easy to find, thanks to their distictive and not very pretty orange and white packaging. Like all chocolate mousses, the pots are sealed together in a way, where you break them free to seperate them and then you remove the foil topping. The pots seem to be about the same size as most other mousses - perhaps slightly smaller, but I'm not going to complain, they cost literally pennies!
The nutritional information and ingrediants are all listed clearly on top, along with the best before date. I'm not going to go into the specifics, but it should be noted that these contain pork gelatine, so they are not suitable for veggies. They also contain just 94 calories a pot, making them a reasonably guilt free dessert. If you require any additional information, visit the Sainsburies website.
I was very impressed when I pulled the foil cover off of the first one. The mousse is a really rich, dark brown chocolate colour and smelt really chocolatey. I did my usual disgusting thing of licking the mousse off the foil and I was not dissapointed in the taste at all. The mousse is really chocolatey tasting; I would go as far to say that the taste of chocolate is far stronger than than of some of the premium brands! I also felt that the chocolate was very slightly bitter and not sweet - which is perfect for me as it is how I like my chocolate!
I chopped up a kiwi fruit and tossed it into a bowl and spooned the mousse on top and I have to say that the flavours complemented each other perfectly. The richness of the chocolate really brought out the sweetness in the kiwi - I would definately recommend. The mousse texture was perfect - bubbly and light, just the way mousse should be, but also jelly-like enough not to be runny.
All in all, I have to say that this is 25p very well spent and it just proves that just because you are on a budget doesn't mean you have to go without treats. These are also the perfect size for a lunchbox, so kids will be happy too! I'd definately recommend these and can certainly say that I will be buying these over premium brands in future.
Summary: A brilliant bargain buy.
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