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Frü Sicilian Lemon Cheesecake
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Frü Sicilian Lemon Cheesecake
Advantages: taste, re-usable ramekins
Disadvantages: calorie and fat content
Whilst in Tesco earlier today stocking up on milk and essentials to see us into the New Year I made the fatal mistake of checking out the deserts in the chiller cabinets. Having previously purchased and reviewed the chocolate desserts from GU my eye was immediately drawn to a different product from what must be their sister range - FRU Fruity Puds - Zesty Lemon Cheesecakes.
Cheesecake is a weakness of mine I must confess and having adored the chocolate puddings before I wasted no time in adding a box of 2 of these mini puddings into my basket and having just devoured one I wanted to share my thoughts on these cheesecakes.
As you can see in the picture above and similar to the GU packaging these do come in an attractive rectangular box that looks of premium quality. The design is simplistic with an illustration of the cheesecakes contained within and the box is white in colour. The information on the box advises that the contents are "2 Zesty Lemon Cheesecakes Made with lots of juicy lemons served in glass ramekins" and that each pot contains 90 grams.
Taking the contents out of the box they are indeed served in individual, glass ramekins which look of good quality, you can see the biscuit base of the cheesecake, a decent thickness of the actual cheese and a sprinkling of brown sugar on top and I have to say first impressions were impressive. To my eye it looked a quality, premium desert that would not look out of place being served in a restaurant or for sale as an individual desert in an upper end bakery/patisserie.
Taking a spoon to the desert and you notice that the consistency is thick but not sticky, my spoon glided through the cheese into the waiting biscuit base and that gave way with minimal effort. Taking my first taste I noticed the sweetness of the sugar contrasting with the fruity zesty lemon cheese and the richness of the flaky biscuit base. It was delicious and tasted completely fresh with no artificial aftertaste or unpleasant flavours.
My only concern about these gorgeous little pots of goodness is the calorie and fat content, at 318 calories and 22.5 grams of fat of which 12.4 grams are saturates these are definitely on the hefty side and I can't in all good conscience say that I would buy these on a regular basis.
Although absolutely delicious with the added bonus of being able to reuse the ramekins again I am in two minds about these overall and because of this can't give them a five star rating, for taste they would certainly get 5 out of 5 but the nutritional content does let them down, so from me a fair rating evens itself out at 3/5 Dooyoo stars.
To summarise: Recommended for taste, but not for the calories these were on special offer in Tesco today at £2.00 for a box of 2, the normal price is £2.99 when not on offer which is on the steep side when compared with other deserts but paying a premium price does in this case give you a premium desert. Try them if you're not watching your weight or are unconcerned about the content, you won't regret it if you are fond of cheesecake.
Summary: Zesty Lemon Cheesecake from Fru