“ Brand: Sainsburys / Type: Other Desserts „
I love anything sweet and almost always have to finish my lunch off with some kind of dessert to complete my meal whether it is a bar of chocolate or slice of cake. So a few days ago on my lunch I popped in to my local Sainsbury's and spotted their own brand toffee sundae in the refrigerated dessert section, I thought it looked very tasty so treated myself to one.
The packaging is rather basic being a simple rectangle shaped clear plastic pot with a peel able thin plastic lid. On the top of the lid is an orange coloured sticker with the use by date, price and basic nutritional information on. I would say that the packaging could be a little bit more attractive but it does the job and keeps the sundae intact.
As with any sundae it is not going to be in any way healthy, but here are the basic nutritional values per one individual pot:
Calories - 442kcal
Fat - 24.6g
Fat - 24.6g
The desserts were priced at £1.29 each or there was an offer on for two for £2.00. I think this is about the right prices for a good quality individual dessert, although I did not take advantage of the offer and paid the more expensive individual price.
The sundae is made up of layers of moose, toffee sauce, cream, toffee sponge and honeycomb pieces; it is topped with a swirl of sweetened cream. The dessert is quite pale in colour, i think they could have have it look a little more exciting by maybe topping it with some toffee pieces etc.
I did enjoy this dessert but it did get a little sickly towards the end, you certainly need to have a very sweet tooth for this one. Also I did find the honeycomb pieces to be a little hard and annoying, they were rather large chunks and seemed to get the way of me enjoying the rest of the dessert as I found myself chewing away on them for quite a long time.
I found these in the fridge the other day and thought they sounded rather like my kind of thing as I am generally a fan of mousse type desserts. These are normally £1 each so a tad more than I would be prepared to pay for one individual dessert. You can buy their chocolate gateau for four for that price but these are currently on a 2 for £1.50 offer which is a bit more reasonable I feel.
These come in a plastic see through pot with lid. 140 grams in a pot will provide 397 calories which is roughly a fifth of your daily calorie allowance. The design of the dessert is quite attractive and it looks very similar to the sort of thing you might get at restaurants like the Harvester. Everything is layer and swirled in a rather fetching way.
At the top of the dessert is the cream. This is soft and sweet and very moreish. This sits on top of a beie coloured toffee custard with toffee flakes scattered over it. This is nice and not too overpowering. Underneath this there is a layer of golden toffee sponge a little like you might find in a muffin. There is then more cream mixed in with thick rich toffee sauce. Throughout the dessert there are crunchy little pieces of toffee which make for a fantastic change in texture and really remind me of bits of Crunchie.
Put all together this is a fantastic mix of tastes, flavours, shapes and textures and really makes this a joy to eat. There was not one thing in here that I disliked. I also noticed that unlike some toffee concoctions, this was not too strongly toffee flavoured which for me is a real plus. This was surprisingly good and I think I may well see if there is a chocolate flavour...