“ Type: Other Desserts „
Vanilla is one of the most common flavours around at the moment, but it is quite a subtle one. It is often the case that when something is 'plain' it often means it is vanilla flavoured. Ice cream and cheesecake are good examples of this. A 'plain' flavoured ice cream is naturally vanilla, as is the cheesecake. So, with that in mind, it occured to me that I hadn't actually experienced anything vanilla other than these two flavours, so I thought I would get myself some vanilla Delight to try it out.
Of all the flavours Tesco do of this cheaper version of Angel Delight, the banana one is the only one I do not like. The strawberry is very sweet, but nice, the choc and buttercotch ones are lovely, and the vanilla one is surprisingly nice, too. And when I tasted it, I thought, 'Of course! That's what vanilla tastes like!'
A 49g packet will cost you 35p and if you add the recommended dose of 150ml of water you'll get around 185 calories, with 9.2g of sugar and 6.6 of fat. I find I add a little more milk as I like it quite runny. My wife is the opposite and prefers it as a mousse. The vanilla flavour is very soft and most of it is in the aftertaste. I was impressed with the subtlety of the flavour, which could easily be described as rather plain (you see, there's that word 'plain' again!). I recommend this flavour, although I do prefer the chocolate and the butterscotch ones.
As I said, a packet of Tesco Vanilla Delight will cost you 35p as opposed to a pack of Angel Delight which is 47p. I am unsure if Angel Delight have a vanilla flavour but the others are all this price.