“ Brand: Sainsbury's / Type: Puddings „
I do have a sweet tooth and love my desserts! I occasionally do indulge though I really try very hard not to! I do like warmed through desserts covered in custard and so when I saw these priced £1.59 (for two) I was unable to resist them! The Packaging.... 2 round black plastic pots (not all that big) covered in thin see through-plastic lids and over that a black cardboard sleeve goes over and pulls on and off with ease. On the top of that in grey and pink writing I'm told they are Sainsbury's 2 Raspberry Jam Sponge Puddings which are 'Moist All Butter Sponge Topped With Raspberry Sauce' there is an at a glance nutritional chart on there and I'm told they are freezable and Vegetarian and the display till and best before date are displayed. On the front of the sleeve I'm told again what they are and who they are by and this time there is a photograph of the sponge and then on the back and bottom of it I'm given nutritional information, ingredients and allergy advice is given along with cooking and storage instructions, contact details for Sainsbury's are given, size is stated (240 gram, 2 x 120 gram and finally there is a bar-code on there. It's nice enough and informative packaging and not too much of it either. How To Cook....From Chilled: Oven Cook - 20 Minutes on Gas Mark 4/ Electric 180C in the pot it comes in. Microwave - 40 - 1 min 10 seconds (depending on whether you are cooking one or two of them. Me Eating It: I popped mine in the microwave singly which took 40 seconds in the pot and warmed through brilliantly giving off a nice, creamy, sweet sponge aroma. When cooked I tipped it into my bowl, upside down so I had a sponge covered in the raspberry sauce and it holds well, looks a larger portion than what I first thought and smells lovely and looks nice. Taste wise it's nice and if you have a real sweet tooth than your gonna love this! The rich, dark burgundy coloured sauce (including some raspberry seeds) is plentiful. It's rather sweet but it is tasty, runny, though still has a bit of jelliness to it and it dribbles down the sides of the sponge. The sponge itself isn't so sweet, so contrasts well really. It is light and airy but has a lovely creamy texture and taste to it. Overall... I really did enjoy my dessert but wow it got sickly after a couple of mouthfuls. Lots of sticky sauce at first was dreamy but soon it just got a bit too heavy and sickly, but hey if you don't want that much sauce leave it to one side/ and don't be overly greedy (like me lol). This is a good quality, good looking dessert with a nice sponge that I would eat again to be honest but I defy you to eat more than one in one sitting lol. Allergy Advice.... Contains milk, egg & wheat gluten. Not suitable for nut allergy sufferers due to the methods used in the manufacture of this product.. Nutritional Information Per Sponge... Calories: 409 Fat: 13.3g Salt: 0.54g Total Sugars: 41.4g Only available in Sainsbury's stores.