“ Type: Other Desserts „
I love this product it's one of the best products made for Tesco. The picture on this website is a little dated and the product in the box looks a little smashed but it is what is inside the box what you are buying. The new packaging used for this product is a baby pink colour with I window in the lower centre of the box so you can see the product. They are still only priced in my local Tesco at £1 for 2 slices bargain.
The slices are presented well. Inside the outer packaging is a plastic skillet, which makes it very easy to lift them out. Only thing I can say on this is as you take out of the outer packaging hold the skillet in the middle to stop it bending, I have ended up with slices on the floor I wasn't happy lol.
The slice itself is pastry slices sandwiched with a layer of strawberry jam and a generous layer of freshly whipped cream. In other words, you have a layer of puff pastry covered in strawberry jam followed by a generous helping of fresh whipped cream topped with another layer of puff pastry and then covered in sweet sticky fondant and lacing chocolate.
You really must try these they can be difficult to eat but well worth the mess if you do need to cut these in half place the slice on its side and cut stops the cream busting out.
Nutrition Value per slice
Energy 295 kcal
Now get yourself off to Tesco and try these...
Oh my god, what can I say about these cakes...I absoultley love them, they are my favourites, I just can't get enough!! I probably eat way too many of them though, but never mind.
I remember having these all the time when I was little and recently found them in the chiller section at Tesco for £1.00 for two slices, so couldn't resist. Well since then, I have become an absolute addict, I think my boyfriend may be getting slightly sick of them by now as I bring them home almost every shopping trip, and I'm not ashamed to say that I ate mine and then finished his aswell (I should be slightly ashamed really!)
They come in a newly designed light pink card box, that looks quite 'old fashioned bakery' but modern at the same time, with a square of clear film in the centre of the box so the slices are clearly visable. They really do attract you. Inside the box are two slices held in a plastic container. This container has a bend in the middle so the cakes can be easily removed, just push down on one side of the plastic and the end of the slices will be revealed.
The slices are rectangular in shape and comprise of a layer of flaky pastry topped with a rich, fruity strawberry jam, on top of that is a generous layer of fresh dairy cream topped off by another layer of pastry and a layer of deliciously sweet icing decorated with chocolate swirls. Yummy, my mouth is watering, I do have some in my fridge now so I'd better not get too carried away!
Now, there is a knack to eating them and they can get slightly messy, being that it is like a sandwich, if you take a bite then the cream will splurge out of each side. Out of the many (understatment) that I have eaten, I have found two ways of not making a mess. Saying that, I do find that sometimes it is quite nice to just delve in!! Sometimes I split the slice in half, but always save the icing part for last (that's the best bit) or take a bite from the top then the bottom. I make it sound like a science to eat them, but trust me it is much more enjoyable!!
Now for the bad news, the dreaded nutritional information!! Each slice contains:
295 calories - 15% daily allowance
16.8g fat - 24% daily allowance
9.3g sat fat - 24% daily allowance
19.3g sugar - 21% daily allowance
0.3g salt - 5% daily allowance
Now I'm not really one to worry much about calories and fat because I do a lot of exercise, but these are definately not diet friendly! My view though is 'everything in moderation', I don't believe you should deprive yourself of the good things in life, especially not these!
I would recommend trying these cakes if you have a sweet tooth, they are absolutley delicious, they are highly addictive though! You have been warned!!
These cakes are disgusting... there I've said it! I've eaten a few of them to try and force myself into liking them but they're pure rubbish and I don't know why everyone else loves them so much!!! I'm not just on about other reviewers on here either but I'm the only person I know who doesn't like these madly sweet cakes.
They are sold in the bakery part of Tesco with all the fresh cakes and cost about £1.00 for 2, the cakes are quite big so that's good value for money for the people who like them! lol
The cakes are made out of 2 slices of sweet puff pastry sandwiched together with cream and jam, there's a thick and mega sticky icing on the top that's the same stuff as you'd get on a custard slice. Actually thinking about it this is the same as a custard slice apart from it being filled with cream instead of custard.
I've got a major sweet tooth as you probably know from my reviews but these are TOOOOOOO sweet for me! The combo of different sweet things just make the cakes proper overpowering and last time I had one I actually felt sick before I'd even got through half of a cake! That's not like me either! lol
The pastry is a bit too soft for me as well and isn't as flakey as I'd like it to be, when I have this sort of cake I like to drop crumbs all over the place to prove I've enjoyed it but the only flakes you get off this pastry is when it's already in your mouth and starts dissolving. The cream doesn't taste real to me either even though Tesco say it's a fresh cream cake, it's like that synthetic stuff that you get in cheap cakes and I don't like how sticky it is.
The jam is nice but it's just jam at the end of the day and I could get a strawberry jam that tastes just as nice to go on a slice of toast! lol The icing on top of the cake is the mega let down for me because it doesn't taste of anything except SWEET and it's so thick on the cakes that I reckon it was probably the icing that got me feeling so sick!
Not recommended..... so sweet they'll make your teeth drop out and don't even taste that nice!!!
God I love cream pastry, flakey crust with rich cream slathered inside topped off with icing is my secret pleasure.
I used to love the type they sold in my corner store in Norway, they called it "napoleons kake", and it was absolutely divine! Unfortunately since I moved I have never been able to find anything half as good, but I am always willing to test something new and see if it will bring back memories of years gone by.
I noticed these cream slices a few months ago while guiltily scanning the desert section while I was supposed to be cutting sugary foods out of my diet.
I didn't get them at the time, but as a treat a few weeks ago I decided that I deserved something special and cream slices it would be!
These cream slices cost 1.89 euros in the ROI, and come in a cardboard packaging with a clear plastic window on top so we can see how utterly gorgeous they look. When you open the box out slips a plastic tray which is designed so that you can bend the packaging down in the middle so that you can gain easy access to the cream slice.
The cream slice itself is made up of a bottom layer of pastry, whipped cream, a layer of strawberry jam, more pastry and finally topped with a sugar icing and design in chocolate glaze.
At first I tried to put my cream slice on a plate and use a spoon to eat it, I soon found out though that I would need a knife, as the pastry was very tough and would not be separated without some force. In the end I opted on picking the whole thing up and biting off pieces.
The pastry was rather too hard for my liking and didn't have the delicate flakey texture puff pastry is known for. And while the cream was fabulous, I wasn't too keen on the icing as I felt it was too thick and almost sickeningly sweet. In the end I just scraped it off my second slice as It felt like eating a spoonful of sugar.
The jam while a nice touch didn't impress me much and I could have easily done without it.
I think that the tough pastry and thick sugar icing kind of turned me off, and the cream just wasn't able to substitute for those faults, so at almost 1 euro a piece I think I will pass next time.
Each Slice contains:
315 calories, 17.6g of sugar, 20.2g of fat, 11.9g of saturates and 0.1g of salt
This is not the normal Dessert I have, but someone brought these to work with other Cream Cakes, and I thought since I hadn't tried them, then they would be worth a go! After all they did look yummy.
The pack was a pack of 2 and I think these sell around the 90p mark. They are in the chiller section of Tesco, and i've seen these being next to the Chocolate Eclair's that I reviewed the other day.
The box was alright, but it seemed a bit bland and didn't exactly stand out with the beige-y colour and a blue strip running down it. There is a see through part on the box also and you can see the Slices through this.
The Slices are thicker than I expected. these are rectangulat and are slices of Puff pastry and between the 2 slices are a layer ofr Thick Dairy Cream and some Jam mixed in. There is a bit Icing on the top, but not that much. I would have liked the Icing to be a bit thicker. There is a Line pattern down the White Icing with Brown Icing on it.
The taste of these was lovely. They had been sitting out a bit, and this is how I like my Cream treat, as I find the Cream stays kinda hard when just out the fridge, and you don't get the same Cream-y taste that way. The Pastry is slighty flaky, but it doesn't break up that much. Also I ended up with a few globs of Cream on my hand, but I didn't mind, as I don't mind messy Cakes - they are normally the nicest!
A nice enough Dessert. I would buy this again from Tesco, but only on the odd occassion, as I think these could end up quite sickly.
Tesco Fresh Cream Slices are some of the nicest fresh cream slices I've had. They cost 94p for a box of two, so that's less than 50p each. I know it sounds like a lot for one cake, but these are worth every penny for the quality of ingredients that you get for your money.
Each cake slice features layers of puff pastry that are filled with a loads of whipped cream and strawberry jam. They're topped off to perfection with lashings of thick, sweet, sticky icing and draped in chocolate lines for decoration.
Biting into one of these babies is pure heaven. The bottom layer of the pastry is stodgy and sweet, with the other layers being flaky and crumbly. There is absolutely loads of creamed packed into one of these slices, and it tastes really creamy, thick and rich. The strawberry jam is plentiful too, and there's a really strong fruity taste to it. The icing sugar is very thin and gooey, which is the perfect consistency to go with this particularly dessert treat.
There's a big downside to these beauties though, and that's that one single slice contains a whopping 20g of fat. So if you eat one of these, it wants to be after you had a plain salad with no dressing for your tea! Seriously, these are really gorgeous and worth the fat content as a one-off treat, but that amount of fat in one cake is too much for any non-marathon runner to handle on a regular basis. Shame though, I'd love to eat one every day.
Tesco describe their fresh cream slices as flaky, creamy and an everyday indulgence. Now unless we all want to make an appointment with Weight-watchers I think we had better ignore that statement!
I reckon to visit our nearest Tesco superstore once a week and inevitably I end up putting something into my trolley to go with a cup of tea when I get home. I am sure that we must have sampled most of Tesco's creamy calorie laden cakes and all have met with our approval!
Tesco have adopted a pale blue cardboard packaging for their range of fresh cream cakes, I like their choice of colour, its clean, fresh and appealing.
The product description is printed on the front of the box in ice white lettering and the nutritional values are marked clearly to the left hand side of the box.
Break into the thin cardboard box and the pair of cream slices are resting in a dimpled clear plastic tray. The icing on the top of the cream slices is eye catching, the bakers have initially iced them with a thick white fondant and have then piped a couple of rows of chocolate icing along the top and have feathered it with a skewer.
The first piece of equipment you need before embarking on attacking the cream slice is a decent sized plate!
Both slices are exactly the same size so there is no fighting over who gets the biggest one.
Before you sink your teeth into the rich flaky pastry just take time out to closely inspect the way in which these cakes have been assembled.
I am sure that some bakers ought to be given awards for their designs.
On the bottom of the cake there is a fairly thick layer of perfectly cooked flaky pastry which has been spread with a generous layer of rich strawberry conserve, then a thick layer of pure white whipped and sweetened fresh cream sits on the top of the strawberry conserve. They have the consistencies off to a tee because the rich ruby red conserve doesn't `bleed` into the pristine layer of whipped cream. On the top of that thick layer of sweet whipped cream sits another layer of rich flaky pastry and then the mouthwatering morsel is topped off with the layer of thick decorated fondant icing.
Maybe Tesco ought to look at the possibility of attaching a plastic bib to the back of the box, like L`Oreal do with their hair colourants!
The odds are stacked against you as you try to negotiate the delectable dessert. As soon as the rich and buttery flaky pastry hits your mouth there are pastry shards here there and everywhere. The next stage is best carried out on private with a piece of kitchen roll in your spare hand...as thick glossy whipped cream flows out of the sides and falls into the palm of your hand. Sticky sugary fondant icing finds its way to the roof of your mouth and its up to you to develop a strategy for the removal process.
There is an old adage that says `Once bitten twice shy`, a totally inappropriate saying to link with the Tesco fresh cream slices.
Tesco cream slices ought to be labelled as `wicked and delightfully sinful`
Remember Richard Gere at the end of the film `Pretty Woman` when he swept Julia Roberts off her feet?
Well I am going to stick my neck out and say that I would settle for a Tesco Fresh cream slice and Julia Roberts can have Richard Gere...they are that good!!
( I just need to tell you that each cream slice contains 315 calories)
"TESCO Fresh Cream Slices" are a delicious creamy and flaky treat that can be found in packs of two in the fresh dessert section of the chilled cabinets.
~ Packaging ~
The fresh cream slices are presented in a pale blue cardboard box with a cellophane window that affords a clear, and tantalizing, view of the items within. There is also a helpful graphic that responsibly informs you that each individual slice contains 315 calories, 17.6g of sugar, 20.2g of fat, 11.9g of saturates and 0.1g of salt, and how that computes as percentages of your daily allowance. So if you indulge in a creamy slice be aware that you have just blown 16% of your daily calories and 60% (yes, 60%) of your daily saturates!
The box front also states that the product is free of artificial preservatives, flavours, and colours. On the reverse there is the usual information on storage (refrigerate until use by date), ingredients, nutrition and allergy/dietary information. This product cannot be frozen.
The box is opened by lifting a flap on the side, so that the clear plastic tray holding the fresh cream slices can be accessed. The tray is ingeniously designed with individual compartments that separate and protect, but it is also 'hinged' so that half the tray swings away allowing the slices to be easily removed without any damage.
The cardboard box can be recycled, but the cellophane window and plastic tray go in the main household waste.
~ Look, Smell and Taste ~
The appearance of the individual fresh cream slice is very attractive. The upper and lower slices of puff pastry are a light golden colour, and in between is first a thin red layer of glistening strawberry conserve, and then a generous layer of fresh cream. The entire cake is topped with a shiny covering of white icing that is decorated with a bold feathered pattern in rich chocolate.
The slice has a delicate sweet cake-like smell from the flaky pastry, and I thought I detected the faintest hint of vanilla (but perhaps this was my imagination as it is not listed in the ingredients).
The puff pastry has a pleasing consistency that is flaky without being too crumbly, and has a sweet cake-like flavour. The strawberry conserve does not overpower and has a genuinely strawberry taste. The icing is sticky and extremely sugary, and the thick layer of fresh cream adds a clean cool taste that contrasts with all of this sweetness. The overall combination is heavenly!
A word of warning, this little delight can be a bit awkward to eat because as you bite into the slice the fresh cream tends to escape and the icing can make your fingers very sticky!
~ Price Guide ~
A box of two Tesco fresh cream slices cost £0.94.
~ Verdict ~
The box front proudly describes the cream slices as "an everyday indulgence", but I think we should ignore this considering how high they are in calories and cholesterol! However, they are very reasonably priced and make a delightful occasional treat.
© lml888v 2008
2 Cream puff slices filled with fresh stabilised whipped cream, a layer of strawberry jam and topped with icing.