“ Type: Puddings „
Another Tesco value product that is pretty much on par with the more expensive and branded equivalents. Packaged in the usual blue and white tesco value style (boring maybe, but if it saves the pennies so I'm not complaining!) the mousses come in a pack of 4 at 62.5g and about 100 calories per tub. The cost at the moment is around 43p, I remember them being cheaper than this, though everything is going up in price these days unfortunately, but with the next brand up at 90p for 6 you are still getting a good deal.
The taste and texture of the mousse is chocolatey and light, I'd say they are maybe slightly more bitter/less sweet than more expensive equivalents but that might be better for some people, especially if you prefer dark chocolate over milk. I prefer milk chocolate myself but these are fine for me :)
So if you are looking to save some money and want something chocolatey I'd recommend you give these a go. I know the feeling when sometimes you just NEED chocolate and a chocolate bar is just a bit too much, these give you your chocolate fix without being too heavy on the stomach.
Always one to try and find good products at a reduced price I have been trying a lot of the tesco Value products over the last few months and one of the ones both myself and my daughter have tried is the chocolate mousse. The mousses come in a pack of four and cost 28p so you really can't go wrong.
The four pots of the mousses are held together when you buy them and they simply snap apart like most yoghurts and mousses do, the only packaging is the pots and their lids and the lids are of the usual value appearance white with a red and blue Tesco value logo. The plastic pots of the mousse are dark brown in colour and are fairly strong, across the lids of the products is a picture of a spoonful of mousse and the statement made with real cream and chocolate for a delicious chocolately treat.
There are a couple of warnings on the lids of the mousse such as contains milk and although these do not contain nuts the equipment has been used to create products that do contain nuts. The main three ingredients of the mousses are milk, chocolate and sugar so you know these are never going to be good for you nutritionally, the following is for 100g of the mousse,
Calories - 125
Protein - 4.8g
Carbs - 18.1g, of which sugar - 15.4g
Fat - 3.8g, of which saturates - 3.1g
Salt - 0.2g
As you can see from the above these would really only be for a treat as a balanced diet but they really do taste nice so I think they're worth it. The mousse has a rich chocolate taste without being too sickly and the mousse is light just as it should be, the mousse feels smooth and melts in the mouth. I really like these mousses and for 28p they are fantastic value, they are also a hit with my 3 year old daughter so recommended from adult and child.
I bought these yesterday in Tesco. I normally buy a pack of 6 for 75p but saw that these value ones were cheaper at 30p for a pack of four. I am all for saving money wherever possible and thought I would give these a go.
The come in a brown pot which contains 62.5g of mousse. The lids have the Tesco value blue and red design.
The ingredients are;
Skimmed Milk, Milk Mineral Concentrate, Sugar, Vegetable Fat Powder (Coconut Oil, Glucose Syrup, Milk Proteins) ,Pork Gelatine , Milk Proteins, Emulsifier (Lactic Acid Esters of Mono- and Di-Glycerides of Fatty Acids), Cream.
The nutritional values are listed as;
Energy per pot 80kcal
Protein per pot 3.0g
Carbohydrates per pot 11.3g
(of which sugars) 9.6g
The first thing you notice about this mousse when you peel back the lid is the distinct chocolatey smell. It smells very rich. I half expected the pot to be only partially full as sometimes with cheaper products you don't get as much product. However the mousse came almost to the top of the pot. It had a dark chocolatey brown colour. The mousse has a firm consistency and when you spoon it out there are lots of bubbles throughout. The taste is really nice, it is more like plain chocolate than milk chocolate. The mousse simply melts in your mouth. These mousse's are also relatively low in fat so ok to enjoy as a regular treat!
I would recommend this to anyone looking for a bargain and to save some money. When you buy treats like this they don't tend to last long so you may as well save money where you can. I see no difference between these and the more expensive Cadbury's variety. I will give these 5 out of 5, these are something I will be buying regularly from now on!
After trying out some regular Tesco's own brand mousse desserts and enjoying them I decided to see if there was any difference in the Value range version. Sometimes I find that the Tesco Value items are just as good as other similar things sat on the shelf at double the price. These cost only 32p which is a real bargain and helps to save some pennies on the cost of my ever-increasing weekly grocery bill.
The desserts come in a little plastic pots sealed with a peel-back lid. They come in a multi-pack of 4, and each pot weighs 62.5g. The design is plain and simple and fits with the rest of the Value range.
The mousse is a rich dark brown (best described as chocolate!) colour and look nice and smooth. The texture is nice and airy and they have a 'fluffy' feel to them, but they are a touch more dense than some other mousses I've tried. They are best eaten straight from the fridge while they are still chilled, as they tend to go runny if they're left out for too long before serving. They lose their texture very quickly and start to melt down even if taken on short journeys or walking home with the grocery shop!
They taste very sweet and very chocolatey, the flavour is strong and rich and tastes more like dark chocolate as it has a bit of a bitter aftertaste. They are satisfying for when you want a little sugar hit, and taste a lot nicer than you might expect for a supermarket basic range.
The desserts were reasonably filling for such a small and light dessert, and I like to have them alongside my breakfast in the morning. These are also lovely for dining outdoors in the warm evenings, taking on picnics (in a cold bag!) and would be a nice sweet treat at the end of a meal. If you're feeling naughty mix it up in a bowl with chopped strawberries, chunks of meringue and whipped cream....oooh it's good!!
The interesting thing is, the Tesco Value chocolate mousse has a better nutritional content than the ordinary Tesco range chocolate mousse. There is a lower calorie amount, less sugar and less fat. I will definitely be picking these as my first choice next time! They taste just about as good as the other dessert, but cost half the price and are the healthier option. A great Value range product that I would definitely recommend.
Ingredients: Skimmed Milk, Milk Mineral Concentrate, Sugar, Vegetable Fat Powder (Coconut Oil, Glucose Syrup, Milk Proteins), Pork Gelatine, Milk Proteins, Emulsifier (Lactic Acid Esters of Mono- and Di-Glycerides of Fatty Acids), Cream
Nutritional values per 62.5g pot:
Energy 330kJ (80kcal)
*Salt Equivalent trace
My bloke is always going on about me spending too much money when we go shopping (even though he quite happily chucks useless junk into the trolley) so I decided to do a real bargain shop and came across this product.
** The Product **
A pack of 4 chocolate mousses.
** The Packaging **
As most Tesco value products, the packaging is extremely bland and quite unappealing.
** The Taste **
For the price of these mousses I don't think they taste bad at all, I have certainly tasted worse. You can really taste the coco in this product and unfortunately it gives it a bit of nasty after taste. However the mousse is smooth and initially tastes very nice. I don't think the mousse is as fluffy and light as other brands but overall its not bad at all.
** The Nutritional Information 100g **
Each pot typically weighs 62.5g
** Price and Availability **
This product is only available from Tesco and is currently priced at 25p.
** Overall **
I don't think this is a bad product at all, once you get used to the after taste its actually quite nice. I will definitely be buying this product from now on, its low in calories and gives you a quick chocolate fix, without making you feel guilty.
At only 25p it actually quite hard to moan as you know that its not going to be fantastic, yet I didn't expect it to taste as good as it does.
For some reason I thought it would be fine to be greedy and have two of these mousses one after another, this is something I wouldn't advise as they start becoming quite sickly and the after taste soon turns nasty.
I like to mix it really quick and it turns into a yoghurty sauce, great for deserts and considerably cheaper than making a chocolate sauce using cream and chocolate.
Im not sure if lovers of milk chocolate will enjoy this product as it is quite strong.
Overall not bad at all, for 25p your definitely getting a bagain. Thumbs up from me = )
I love snacks and sweet things to eat and I am always trying to buy lower brands when possible now I am on a lower budget, I like to try them to see if I like them or not and usually I do, it has taken me sometime to change to lower brands but now I am doing so I am finding they are not as bad as I first thought they would be and if I had changed a long time ago I would have saved so much more money.
I liked the look of this one and for the low price of just 25p for 4 individual pots recently from the Tesco Value range I thought they were very good value for money and for 4 it is even better.
The pots are small and there are 4, each contains 62.5g and they are in basic brown pots with a peel back plastic white wrapper, inside the dark chocolate, soft , fluffy and light mousse is very tasty and it melts in the mouth perfectly for my liking.
For each pot it contains 80 calories, 9.6g sugar, 2.4g fat, 2g saturates and a trace of salt.
I think they taste very nice and the chocolate is quite a strong one for a value range and it is has a very creamy texture.
I think they are ideal for packed lunches and deserts and are very good value for large families and for snacks after school for the children.
My grandchildren liked them and they did not grumble about the taste as I thought they would, they were satisfied with this product, which is brilliant as I am going to buy them again.
The sell buy date is very good at around 3 weeks and so they can be kept in the fridge for when you want to eat them, they do not last long though in my fridge as any snack does not as I have a sweet tooth and I love most snacks.
They are excellent priced and I recommend anyone to give them a go and see if they can save you a little more money on your shopping bill.
I rate them 5 stars
Tesco value products are a real hit and miss, with some of them being very good but some of them sadly being very bad, this particular Tesco value product (Tesco value chocolate mousse) falls somewhere in the middle.
It comes packaged like all the other value products, with a white label and the Tesco blue stripes, they come in four packs and each pot holds a smidgen over 60g.
The mousse itself is light and airy but it falls flat very quickly once opened and can very soon become a more desert like substance than a mousse.
The chocolate taste is a pretty artificial one and the cocoa taste to it becomes a little sickly after just a few spoonfuls but then I find mousses to be a bit sickly just this one gets so a bit sooner than most.
There are 80 calories per pot and a lot of sugar so although these may seem like a light snack they are indeed fattening and of course not great for the teeth.
People with a very sweet tooth and of course kids will most probably love these but for me there are far better mousses available and even though they are much more expensive I would rather pay the extra.
These are an unbelievably cheap buy at only 25p per four pack, yes just over 6p per pot but for me they are too sweet and to artificial to get a high rating when for about 70p per 4 pack I can get a much better chocolate mousse from Asda.
I am always looking for bargain priced products and always looking to save money as I am, like lots of people now on a budget, I bought this Value range chocolate mousse from Tesco yesterday for 25p for 4 pots, each pot is 62.5g, and I bought them for my grandson as he is visiting me over the weekend and he will be looking for his little treat when he arrives.
They are just the right size for a child and adult and they are delicious, they are quite strong tasting for a lower brand and are nice and firm and not runny like I first thought they would be when I first saw them in the shop.
The pots are a good size , I would say probably the same size as a regular yoghurt pot and they are dark brown in colour and the top is a pull of lid that can easily be thrown away, they can be recycled too.
Each pot contains:
trace of salt.
They are perfect for packed lunches and are best stored in a fridge or cool place. They are ideal for a little desert and for the price of them they are excellent for parents who have a lot of children and are on a low budget as it means it is not going to cost you a fortune to give your little ones a treat. My grandson loves them for his treat.
My husband takes them to work and finds them very filling and he puts maltesers in them as he loves chocolate and loves extra taste.
For the price and taste of this product I do not think it is going to be a problem if you try them and find you do not like them as you are not losing a lot of money.
Give them a try and see for yourself.
I give them a 5 star
These mousses can be found in the fridge (with the yogurts) in most Tesco's. You can pick up four for 25p, which in my mind is an absolute bargain.
************ Packaging ********************
They have the value red, white a blue label and they are much cheaper then rival brands.
The mousses come in 62.5g tubs, so although they are no massive they are sizable and big enough to enjoy after a main meal.
************** Nutritional information *****************
Each pot contains:
Fat: 2.4g (of which saturates: 2.0g);
Ingredients: skimmed milk, milk mineral concentrate, sugar, and chocolate (5%) (cocoa solids, cocoa butter, sugar), vegetable fat powder (coconut oil, glucose syrup, milk proteins), pork gelatine, milk proteins, emulsifier (lactic acid esters of mono- and di-glycerides of fatty acids), cream.
As you can see from the ingredients, this item isn't suitable for anybody that is vegetarian or lactose intolerant.
The ingredients list does put me off the product slightly because it only contains 5% chocolate.
******************* Taste test ****************
The mousse is dark brown and fluffy and in my opinion it looks and tastes exactly the same as premium brands. The bubbly consistency melts in the mouth and it has a strong milk chocolate flavour.
I don't think I would be able to tell the difference between this and a rival, more expensive chocolate mousse.
***************** Would I buy it again? **************
The one thing that puts me off this product is the low chocolate content. However I would buy this product again because it affordable and tasty.
Tesco Value have done it again, impressing product, good taste and low low prices. I bought these this week in my weekly shop, I am currently trying lots of the value products against own branded and branded names to see where we can all save money!
I saw these, bottom shelf in the corner for only 25p! absolute bargin, I usually pay about £1 or over for cadburys or aero mouse so and tesco own brand is 97p for 6 mouses. They are packaged in dark brown containers with the tesco value white labelled lids.
We had them for dessert one night, as you open the pot it smells lovely, quite a rich darker chocolatee flavour rather than a sweet flavour. The mousse was extremely light and fluffy and very moreish because its not too sickly. The Chocolate flavour of the mousse is a slightly darker chocolate than usual mousses. More like Green and Blacks Milk chocolate where it tastes darker than normal milk chocolate. But this taste actually makes it taste more expensive and makes it less sugary in flavour making it moreish and very tasty.
I would recommend that you buy these if you shop in tesco its nice to have them as a treat, they taste amazing and they are do cheap and makes a great dessert for one night in the week without breaking the bank or taking up lots of time to make.
Occasionally, the discovery of a new Tesco Value product reveals a bargain. The range is often hit or miss. This time, it was a complete hit. I have had a number of different types of chocolate mousse before, of varying prices and brands, and this is just as nice.
It is packaged with the now familiar Tesco Value white and blue label, with just over 60g of choc mousse in each of the 4 pots. The pots themselves are quite flimsy, but the perforation maintains itself between them until you snap one off to eat. The lid peels off just as it would do on any yoghurt/mousse pot.
The contents are solid and airy like a mousse. I would have expected a bit of sludge at the bottome, but the mousse maintains consistency throughout. The chocolate flavour is rich and full, without being oversickly or having that processed/cheap taste some products can often get. The consistency of the mousse is solid enough that you can stick a spoon in and it won't fall over - it'll stay upright in the mousse. You get that choc taste that can make your taste buds tingle, and these things alone make me think that I have found a bargain.
Nutritionally, it's quite sugary, and the calories roll in at 80 per pot. Pricewise, though, this is where it becomes a winner. Whereas other similar brands may cost around £1 for a similar amount, this costs a mere 25p! At around 6p per pot, this is great value, especially as it is a tasty product.
Overall, this is a recommended Tesco Value product. A gem of a find, as far as I am concerned. Not a necessary item on my shopping list, but at this price, it will likely find its way into the trolley on all too regular a basis!
Whilst in Tesco the other day and browsing down the desert aisle I spotted these value chocolate mousses, at only 25p for 4 so I thought I'd take a chance to see how they compared with the higher priced brand varieties, after all for just over 6 pence per pot I didn't think I had that much to lose.
Packaged in the basic "value" packaging each pot contains 62.5g and although they aren't the largest deserts in the world at the price they are you could afford to have more than one if the first didn't satisfy.
Peeling back the plastic top the mousse itself has a nice dark brown colour to it and to me looks exactly the same as other mousses you can buy, so first impressions were good. It's all about the taste though so it was time for the taste test.
To be honest, the consistency was light and fluffy and the mousse gave a lovely chocolaty kick. It had a lovely creamy texture and unlike some other brands it didnt have a bitter after-taste. In my opinion it is certainly comparable to the higher priced premium brands and unless you were a "mousse connoisseur" you would be hard pressed to find a discernable difference.
For a "value" range product this certainly is well worth the pennies it cost and I would definitely pick them up again next time that I'm in Tesco.
Nutritional information advises that a single pot will provide:
Trace of salt.
Ingredients are listed as containing: Skimmed Milk, Milk Mineral Concentrate, Sugar, and Chocolate (5%) (Cocoa Solids, Cocoa Butter, Sugar), Vegetable Fat Powder (Coconut Oil, Glucose Syrup, Milk Proteins), Pork Gelatine, Milk Proteins, Emulsifier (Lactic Acid Esters of Mono- and Di-Glycerides of Fatty Acids), Cream.
And allergy advice warns that the product contains milk and although there are no nuts in the recipe the machinery used in the factory could have been used to make products containing nuts.
To conclude then, for 25p you really can't go wrong with these, if you emptied the contents of one of these pots into a bowl and did the same with a premium branded product It would be very hard to tell much of a difference.
A worthy 5/5 Dooyoo stars, they may not be packaged prettily but they give you exactly what you are looking for in a chocolate mousse and cost a fraction of the price of other branded varieties.
Just got back from my weekly shop and thought I would try these value chocolate mousse and see if their value is worth it.
The packet is completely no frills. The mousse itself is very light and airy, but definitely doesn't match the texture of say Cadbury's chocolate mousse. The chocolate flavour is pretty good, can't grumble, it definitely tastes chocolaty and not sparingly either.
A pack of 4 costs just 25p, which remarkably is 6p a pot.
Each pot contains
2.4g of fat
2g of saturates
trace of salt.
They don't have a short consumption time, mine says use by 2nd December so I would confidently buy several packs next time now I know they store well.
Skimmed Milk, Milk Mineral Concentrate, Sugar, Chocolate (5%) (Cocoa Solids, Cocoa Butter, Sugar), Vegetable Fat Powder (Coconut Oil, Glucose Syrup, Milk Proteins), Pork Gelatine, Milk Proteins, Emulsifier (Lactic Acid Esters of Mono- and Di-Glycerides of Fatty Acids), Cream.
I would definitely recommend buying these, especially for kids dessert's, my daughter loved it, she even left some round her mouth to keep for later.
As part of my mission to cut my shopping bill, I've been trying to mostly buy Value or own brand products when shopping. I absolutely LOVE chocolate mousse and normally pay over £1 for 4 pots of mousse, so these were very cheap in comparison.
Like all Tesco Value product, the packaging is very plain packaging. The lids are white and blue with the value logo in the top corner. The pots are plain brown plastic.
I really was impressed with the taste. Very chocolately with a nice aroma. It was light and airy with plenty of bubbles. The chocolate flavour was strong but not overpowering. while it wasn't as nice as some other chocolate mousses that I've tried, it was perfectly acceptable and I will definitely be buying them again.
These are the bargain price of 25p for 4 medium sized pots.
Each pot contains 100 calories with 3.3g of fat (2.8g of which are saturated)
I would recommend these to anybody looking for a bargain chocolate mousse. This was less than 25% of the price of what I would normally pay and I am very impressed!
Sorry the review isn't longer, there's not much else to say about Chocolate Mousse!
You may or may not know, depending on if you have read some of my previous reviews i am trying out some of the supermarket own brands and value range to see if i can find some foods and drinks that are just as good as the more expensive brands for a fraction of the price.
After the success of testing the Sainsburys basic chocolate mousse i thought i would try the Tesco value, and i was more impressed with the Tesco range.
These are 3p more expensive than Sainsburys but the Tesco pots are a bigger size so for 30p for 4 pots is very good value.
The pots are brown with the traditional Tesco value white label with the blue stripe. On the lid it clearly states the nutritional value which is - Each pot contains 100 calories with 3.3g of fat (2.8g of which are saturated)
The taste is suprisingly very chocolatey for the price. It is light, smooth and quite flyffy in texture which melts in your mouth. I am a big fan of chocolate mousses and I have tried the Cadburys brand of chocolate mousse and it was disgusting. This is definately a product i can safely say that the value brand is better than the leading brand.
A good way in my opinion to tell if a product really is good or not is to see if i would buy again. 100% yes i would buy again. For 30p its definately worth a try.