“ Brand: Tesco / Type: Cheesecake „
Tesco New york cheesecake a really thick set vanilla cheesecake, some supermarket brands tend to offer the cheesecakes as economy, middle of the road and their best range. This sits in the middle of the road area shelf. Despite this I thought it was like one of their best range. This is plain with no fancy toppings which are how I like them, just simple and smooth. The look? Smooth thick set cheesecake with a digestive biscuit base, the cheesecake part is thick compared to most I've eaten before, makes you think its great value for money. It comes in a foil tray which is not as easy as the older plastic circular dish you could used to lift it out of and cut it, but the foil will be a way of keeping the cost to a minimum I suppose. The taste? Very much vanilla tasting all the way, the biscuit base does not have as much of a digestive taste as I would have hoped, not sure if that is down to the cheesecake part overwhelming the biscuit base, maybe the base could be beefed out a bit more to help balance out the taste, but this is a minor criticism. Healthy? 294 kcal per 100 grams and red traffic lights rating for the sat fat and sugar content, sugar is 25 grams per 100 grams that's a quarter, ouch. Fat and salt are amber salt being 0.4grams per 100 grams and 16.2 grams per 100 grams of fat. Not the best but it is a dessert after all, not something you would eat everyday, only really for dinner parties and guests so would not be too bad on the hips Price? Currently on offer, these are normally £2 for one cheesecake but are two for £3 until November, great value in my eyes Conclusion? Great vanilla taste, good value
I have to say I am not the biggest cheesecake lover and although my husband will often choose to have cheesecake I am not ever really convinced that there isn't something better out there waiting for me. One evening some friends came round and had bought this cheesecake to contribute to our evening. One first glance it is a creamy white looking cheesecake in black packaging with a window through which you can see the actual product. Opening the box greets you with a lovely aroma of vanilla and creamy cheese, and the cheesecake is surprisingly big. I decided from the smell that it was worth a try and I am so glad I did. This is the only cheesecake I have ever liked in my life! The biscuit is lovely and crumbly, with a buttery taste. The texture of the topping is creamy and smooth, with a good mix of flavours to balance it out well. The vanilla is not overpowering and blends well with the overall flavour of the biscuit and filling. This cheesecake is fairly pricey, currently retailing at £4.00 reduced from £5.00, although it is meant to serve quite a few people so per head it isn't too bad! It is also fairly calorific (345 cal per 100g) in the fat (22.7g per 100g) and sugar (21.5g per 100g) department so definitely not one to add to your daily intake- more of an occasional treat! This is a gorgeous cheesecake and well worth the occasional calorie boost that it gives you to treat yourself with. Go on, give in to temptation- if all new york cheesecakes are like this, I'm moving there tomorrow!
We had one of these New York Cheesecakes from Tesco over Xmas and believe, it was one of THE BEST cheesecakes I've ever eaten! It looks just like the picture on the box apart from the top being a bit more rough looking in the flesh because it's got sugar granules sprinkled over it. The taste is amazing, it's madly creamy and has got a delish vanilla flavour that goes wicked with the thick biscuit base. The main thing I love about this cheesecake is that there aren't too many different flavours trying to get my attention so I can concentrate completely on the biscuit and vanilla. I had a cheesecake from Asda the other day that had so many different flavours that I enjoyed it but it didn't really taste like cheesecake. This one is all cheesecake! lol The cheese part of it is gorgeous, it's thick and mega creamy. It has that typical cheesecake flavour but over, under and through that is the vanilla which tastes very fresh and sweet. The whole cheesecake is extremely sweet actually but I wouldn't want it any other way! lol The biscuit is also wicked. It's crumbly and very sweet, there's a delish syrup flavour through the biscuit which brings out the digestive flavour and also helps the biscuit to mix with the sweeter cheesecake. I love how the biscuit base crumbles as I cut into it but it clings together once the first few crumbs have dropped off it. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this cheesecake!!! It's the best one I've eaten that comes from a supermarket and better than a lot of the frozen and defrosted ones you get in the pub. When I first opened it I thought it was going to be boring because I've never had a cheesecake that hasn't had strawberries or chocolate or something on top of it. It's not boring at all though because the sweet and very natural vanilla taste gives it a strong flavour and if ANYTHING else had been added it would have wrecked the balance I think. The price is a bit of a shocker, this cheesecake will probably serve 4 (pigs like my family! lol) and cost £5.00! £5.00! That's dear for a cake I know, but it was a proper treat and being as we all loved it it was deffo money well spent. I don't know how often I can justify spending 10% of the food shopping money on a cheesecake though!
I asked my hubby to take out the kids so that I can clean the house. They came back with a New York Cheesecake and some other treats. I'm glad that I sent them away lol. First impressions ------------------------ Tesco's New York Cheesecake comes in a black box which has a transparent window so that you can see the top of the cheesecake. After opening it I found that it has a lovely vanilla scent mixed with the fresh cheese scent. The cake itself is in a round plastic bowl and has a big hole in the bottom so that you can lift up the cardboard plate with the cheesecake on it. There is a layer of digestive biscuits on the bottom which is almost 1 cm high and then there is the odd white cheese topping. It is very thick but it can be cut easily. It is not very sweet and you can clearly feel the refreshing taste of cheese. I think it is not the lightest treat I have ever had but it was a good one. The cheesecake weights 440 g and costs 2 pounds. Now it is on offer so you can buy two of them for 3 pounds. Ingredients --------------- Full Fat Soft Cheese (30%), Biscuit Base (26%), Sugar, Whipping Cream (11%), Water, Free Range Egg, Yogurt, Wheat Flour, Maize Starch, Lemon Juice, Vanilla Extract. Biscuit Base contains: Sugar, Wheat Flour, Vegetable Oil, Wholemeal Wheat Flour, Water, Partially Inverted Refiners Syrup, Raising Agents (Sodium Bicarbonate, Ammonium Bicarbonate), Salt, Emulsifier (Mono- and Di-Glycerides of Fatty Acids). Contains milk, wheat, gluten and egg but no nuts. Nutritional information per 100 g ----------------------------------------- Energy: 330kcal Protein: 3.9g Carbohydrate: 35.5g sugars: 25.1g Fat: 19.0g saturates: 9.2g mono unsaturates: 5.2g polyunsaturates: 2.7g Fibre: 1.5g Sodium*: 0.1g *Salt Equivalent: 0.4g My opinion ---------------- Although I like vanilla flavour I prefer cheesecake with fruit to this one. So I would rate this cheesecake only 4 stars out of five. Occasionally I will definitely buy again. If you have at home jam you should try to top the cake with it. It is delicious and also the digestive biscuit base was good. So I recommend you trying it sometime.