“ Brand: Tesco / Type: Other Desserts „
I have to provide yet another dessert for a party that my husband has to attend tonight, and so I was racking my brains to think of something easy, that I could prepare a lot of in advance, and I decided upon a sort of trifle. The recipe states either custard or angel delight, and since I have only ever used custard before I thought I would give the other ago.
Rather than the official branded angel delight, I opted for the slightly cheaper alternate by Tesco, namely 'Strawberry Delight; at a cost of 39p for a 49g packet.
On the front of the packaging, Tesco state that there is no added sugar in this item, and that it can be made easily, simply by adding milk and then whisking. It also states that it is suitable for vegetarians.
According to the nutritional information on the front, half a sachet (that is mixed with 150ml of milk as recommended) contians 185 calories, 9.6g sugar, 7.2g of fat and 0.9g of salt. So all in all, not the worst dessert in the world, but there are more healthier and less calories packed ones.
Having used angel delight before, but never the Tesco own brand, I followed the guidelines on the reverse and the milk and powder mixed up easily and did not take long to whisk to a thicker creamier consistency.
I then poured it over my trifle and left it to set. On the reverse of the packaging it claims that you can leave this to thicken for 5-10 minutes before serving, I will be leaving it for longer in the fridge, until I need to take it out for tonight.
I wouldn't say I am a huge fan of these kinds of products anyway, and only usually buy them to put in a dessert etc. In saying that the strawberry delight, did look very appetising afterwards, and when I sampled a little bit of what was left over after pouring it over my trifle, I found that it had a pleasant strawberry taste. The consistency was nice, and it was actually rather nice. I didn't taste a lot of difference between it and angel delight to be perfectly honest, so as long as it remains cheaper, I will continue to purchase this product, as I don't really see why I would pay more simply for a branded product.
All in all, I good alternative product by Tesco to the alternative angel delight.