“ Brand: Shana / Type: Puddings „
My friend being Vegetarian and liking to keep her diet varied but on holiday in a caravan when we consumed this) means she likes to not only not spend too much cash on things but likes things that can be prepared with minimal fuss and/or effort whenever possible.
She spotted this offering in an Asda store in the world foods section and decided that one night it would do as a pudding for us both!
Black and white square box with a photograph of the pudding looking all tempting on the front and I'm told that it is Shana Authentic Food Pineapple Halwa 'Delicious Asian pineapple and semolina pudding' and that it is from the dessert section of the Shana range and that it is suitable for Vegetarians and that the net weight of it is 300g/10.5oz. On the back of the box other information given includes being given a nutritional value chart, ingredients and cooking instructions are listed, I'm told about other products from within the range and contact details for Shana Foods Ltd are given. Open the box up and you get a silver foil pouch that tells me on it what it is. Nice, easy to open pouch this is and the packaging is informative enough too!
Transfer the contents of the pouch into a microwave safe bowl. Microwave on high for 1 minute. Take out, stir and microwave again for a minute. Serve hot.
Immerse the unopened pouch in boiling water for about 5 minutes. Remove. Cut open and serve hot.
Well my mate popped it in a pan of boiling water in the unopened pouch as directed and heated it up for about 5 minutes. Then of course you open the pouch up and serve.
What we were greeted with was 2 bowls of deep yellow looking, slightly soggy looking bread type of thing. We spotted little lumps of pineapple and cashew halves in it and the whole thing looked sort of slimy and in a lump. Taste-wise though it was a little dry though it contains ghee (butter) and it is rather sweet in a natural way.
We didn't mind the taste of this too much though it was a little on the dull side and got boring fast however we didn't like the stodgy feel of it being a little soggy and like eating a damp sponge!
Not the best thing we've ever eaten as a pudding before but it isn't vile but it could do with losing that spongy feeling and could do with a bit more pineapple in it though.
Nutritional Information Per 100g:
Energy: 391 Kcal
Of which sugars: 46.6g
Of which saturates: 10.7g
Available in all good supermarkets etc costing about £1.50 a pouch.