“ Brand: Sainsbury's / Type: Puddings „
One thing I couldn't live without in my life is rice pudding. I reckon you either love it or you hate it and me well I love it providing it's bought from a shop cos the stuff me Mum has made me since I was a kid is rancid but she just won't listen to me and quit insisting I like it lol. Surprised since I've had to shovel her rendition of it for the past 30 odd years down my gullet I'm not put off it for for life.. but thankfully she hasn't done me or my taste-buds any lasting damage lol! I saw this in Sainsbury's and so fancied it. Course I have eaten the two pots just to be sure I give you accurate review...of course lol The Packaging.... Well the rice puddings comes in two small roundish, black plastic pots which are quite deep and are covered with a clear plastic film to the top of them. Over that there is a mainly a black, light cardboard sleeve that simply pulls off and on that there is a lot of information given. On the top of the sleeve and in silver, yellow and white writing I'm told they are Sainsbury's 2 Clotted Cream rice Pudding 'Enriched with Cornish Clotted Cream And Topped With A sprinkle Of Nutmeg'. There is then a small British flag shown and I'm told they are made with real Cornish cream, there is an at a glance nutritional chart on there, I'm told they are Vegetarian, freezable, the best before date is shown as being told to keep them refrigerated is. On the front side of the sleeve there is a photograph of the pudding itself and again I'm told who they are made by and what they are. Over the rest of the sleeve I'm given a list of ingredients and allergy advice, I'm told how to store them and given a full nutritional rundown, contact details for Sainsburys are given, I'm told all about recycling the packaging, size is stated (340g collectively or 170g per pot), heating instructions are given (you can eat these cold if desired) and finally there is a bar-code on there. Nice enough informative packaging this is and not too much of it neither! How To Cook Them.... From chilled 1 1/2 - 3 minutes depending on whether cooking one pudding or two in the microwave or you can pop one or two puddings in the oven on Electric 180C/Gas Mark 4 for 20 minutes. The Puddings.... Honestly if you love clotted cream you'll love these! I wasn't expecting these to be so delicious but these are seriously good! The majority of the pudding is mainly clotted cream and therefore rather thick! There is a fair amount of well cooked but firm rice in there and a small amount of very finely grated nutmeg on the top of each pudding but make no mistake about it these are seriously creamy and well blended. A creamy colour, they have a sort of cream thick skin to the top of each pudding and then under that thicker crust you have the more sloppy rice pud lurking. Tangy cos of the cream they have a slightly sour buttermilk taste to them, have a wonderful helping of sugar in each though not too much these are simply made up from rice, cream, double cream and sugar, a helping of nutmeg and that's that. So natural, very filling and just so luxurious. I think in actual fact these are the nicest things I've ever picked up in Sainsbury's in all these years! Indulgent to the last mouthful and I loved mine cold though of course if you want them warm I know they'd be fine! Just beautiful. They're that simple! Allergy Advice.... Contains Milk. Not suitable for nut allergy sufferers due to the methods used in the manufacture of this product. Nutritional Information Per Pot.... Calories: 331 Fat: 22.6g Saturated Fat: 14.9g Salt: 0.16g Total Sugars: 10.9g Only available in Sainsbury's stores with a try me love me promise or your money back, no quibble at the incredible price of £1.59 per 2! Bargain!