Product Type: Tesco Dessert / Yoghurts
Newest Review: ... 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 ... more
Not Now Richard, I`m Eating my Cream Slice!
Tesco Fresh Cream Slices
Member Name: Emmald
Tesco Fresh Cream Slices
Advantages: A rich creamy delectable cream slice
Disadvantages: High in calories
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)
Summary: A treat that reigns supreme.