“ Manufacturer: Tesco / Type: cake „
I'm not that keen on desserts but on this occasion (out shopping and hungry at the time) I really fancied something sweet and I love mango's and I love cheesecake so it appealed and I got one!
It comes in a single serving of 110g in a clear plastic recyclable pot with a beige coloured peel off lid that tells us in white writing that it is Tesco, Delicious Mango Cheesecake with the display till and use by date clearly stamped on and we're told to keep it refrigerated and the size is stated (as I've listed already). Picture of a mango is on there too. On the front of the pot, again I'm told it is Tesco, Delicious Mango Cheesecake on a beige background and the same picture of a mango adorns the pot as on the lid. On the front of the pot there is also an at a glance nutritional chart. On the back of the pot on white background and in black writing, I'm once again told what it is, given allergy advice, ingredients, the size once again and a bar-code.
Excited I was and when I looked through the pot at the point of choosing to purchase it or not it looked very pleasant and appealing. At home, with teaspoon in hand and lid off I was so excited and it looked lovely and had a nice light sweet and slightly fruity smell to it.
Looking at the cheesecake through the pot you can see a thick layer of crumbly looking digestive biscuits and on the top of that a slightly thinner layer of what looks like cream and then on the top of that lots of orangy thick slightly looking mango (like a compote).
It looks tidy and tempting enough though made me think it was a trifle more than a cheesecake as it didn't look at all 'set' on the top part. I was right about this as I dug in. You couldn't dig this out the pot and put in on a plate or dish. You have to eat it in the provided plastic pot. For me not a problem but my step-dad wouldn't eat it this way so be aware of this lol (not him I mean in general lol) it's just really sloppy.
So you dig through the mango, cream mixture and on to the biscuit which is at the bottom. The mango wasn't too sweet and was definitely a mango in flavour, no mistaking that. The texture was as it appeared to look a bit lumpy but in a chopped up fruity way and it was juicy and fresh though a little bit on the saucy side for me and I found it dripped off my teaspoon and to places it shouldn't! Though very tasty I just didn't like the consistency so much it could do with being a touch drier.
The cream mixture was a generous amount. This was fairly set and the mango mixture didn't seep through it and protected the biscuit from saturation from juices so it was prevented from going into a soggy mush. Not so light and though appearing set when I stuck my spoon into the off white mixture it went fluffy and lumpy and mixed with the other ingredients. It didn't taste to me like a cheesecake at all though more like synthetic cream but again nice enough.
The digestive biscuit didn't appear set hard and was light, fluffy and moist. Not too sweet though it didn't really taste of anything really and I had to look on the ingredient list to check they were digestives. They were a nice golden colour and my only complaint is they were moist in the most but some were dry and clumped up and at the end of eating it in the little dish what I was left with was like a saw dust lol.
As I ate the cheesecake it looked really messy. The flavours blended very well together though I'm hard pushed to describe this as a cheesecake because it just wasn't one to my taste-buds. I've never had such a wet and sloppy cheesecake before! Nice? Yes very. For the money I thought it was great just know you ain't getting cheesecake you'll love it too lol
Cheesecake Filling (43%), Mango Compote (38%), Digestive Biscuit Crumb Base (19%)
Cheesecake Filling contains: Full Fat Soft Cheese, Sugar, Water, Greek Style Yogurt, Vegetable Oil, Modified Maize Starch, Whey Powder, Dried Egg Yolk, Thickeners (Citrus Fibre, Carboxymethylcellulose), Stabiliser (Mono- and Di-Glycerides of Fatty Acids), Acidity Regulator (Lactic Acid)
Mango Compote contains: Mango (18%), Mango Purée (8%), Sugar, Water, Rice Starch, Concentrated Lemon Juice, Natural Flavouring, Colour (Paprika Extract)
Digestive Biscuit Crumb Base contains: Wheat Flour, Vegetable Oil, Sugar, Invert Sugar Syrup, Demerara Sugar, Dried Skimmed Milk, Raising Agents (Sodium Bicarbonate, Ammonium Bicarbonate)
Contains Milk, Wheat, Gluten, Egg.
Recipe... no nuts
Ingredients.... cannot guarantee nut free
Factory product made in nut free area, but nuts used elsewhere
Suitable for vegetarians
Nutritional Values.... Per pot
75p per pot only available in Tescos.