“ Brand: Sainsbury's / Type: Other Desserts „
Every now and then, I want something a little pudding-like, and I've recently taken to treating myself to a nice luxury yoghurt every now and then . When I saw this little pot of Rhubarb Fool in the chiller aisle in Sainsburys, I decided to give it a bash, and at 54p for a 113g pot, it wasn't going to break the bank .
A fool is a dessert of cream and yoghurt whipped up together to make a light and airy pudding, with something of a mousse like consistency. It's a dessert thats been around for ages, and I think that this particular fool works wonderfully . The slightly sour tartness of the Rhubarb gives a wonderful tanginess, which nicely offsets the creamy richness of the cream and the yoghurt. I find the fruit also cuts through the cream quite nicely, making a dessert that could otherwise be a little too rich much more balanced . I found the amount of rhubarb to be just right, and it was cooked wonderfully - soft, with no stringiness , and not too mushy.
Per pot, there are 173 calories, and 12.9 grams of fat . Thats an awful lot of fat, and certainly means this pudding is only going to be an occasional treat rather than an everyday occurrence, especially as 7.9g of that fat is the nasty saturated kind . This is not a pudding for dieters, especially as it also contains rather a lot of sugar, at 10,5g .
A look at the ingredients also reveals that this product contains pork gelatin, so it's not suitable for vegetarians or certain religious dietary requirements. There is also a warning on the packet that it is not suitable for nut allergy suffererers due to 'methods used during the manufacturing process.'
I would certainly recommend this pudding, it's very tasty, but I'll be taking off one star for it not being the most healthy of puddings . I also think they could perhaps have found an alternative to pork gelatin to make it suitable for vegetarians. 4 stars overall.
At 53p each, these 113g pots might seem expensive to some. Personally though, only shopping to feed myself, it's a lovely little treat. I only wish the pot was a lot bigger!
Fool is a traditional dessert that combines yoghurt and cream with real fruit (30% in this case which is quite impressive) to make a rich, light, luxurious pudding. This is actually a wonderful example; the cream makes the fool rich and creamy, while the yoghurt adds thickness and a refreshing tartness that prevents the dessert from becoming too sickly. The texture is beautiful, it has the luxurious thickness of yoghurt but is carefully whipped to add a foamy, almost mousse-like element.
Traditionally, very tart fruits like gooseberries, blackcurrants and rhubarb are used in this dessert, and the latter is definitely my favourite. Rhubarb is a wonderful flavour and this fool allows it to be experienced fully and with flavours that compliment it wonderfully.
Unfortunately, I do tend to find the pots very small. Perhaps many people would like the size though, as the fool is quite rich. As far as I have seen (or can find online), they do not come in multipacks, which is a bit of a shame.