“ Brand: Asda „
Asda offer a wide range of products to decorate cakes. This review discusses the White Chocolate Curls which are part of their Chosen By You range. There is also a mixed milk and white chocolate option too.
These chocolate curls contain no hydrogenated fat, artificial colours of preservatives. They are suitable for vegetarians.
Basically what you get is a cylinder shaped, flimsy plastic tub with a click on lid. There is various pieces of information on the tub but it is a simplistic design. The tub can be recycled.
*Ingredients - Sugar , Cocoa Butter , Whole Milk Powder , Lactose (Milk) , Whey Powder (Milk) , Natural Vanilla Flavouring , Emulsifier (Soya Lecithin) .
*Nutrition per 100g - 549 calories, 19.2g saturated fat and 59.1g of sugar.
*Price - each tub contains 27g of chocolate curls and can be found in the baking aisle or online www.asda.com. The tub is priced at 70p and can be purchased on a 4 for £2.00 mix and match offer.
I like to bake cakes (mainly cupcakes and sponges) but take the lazy approach to decorating. I use Betty Crocker ready to spread icing on my cakes. Normally this is sufficient but if I am baking for family or have guests coming for tea, I like to put extra toppings on my cakes. I had a Halloween party a few weeks ago and made a big sponge cake and some cupcakes. I bought 4 tubs of decorations from Asda - jelly sweets, pink glitter, purple glitter and these chocolate curls. I actually picked these up by mistake as I meant to buy the stars!
The tub is small enough to store away in my baking cupboard and has a good date so is handy to have in for baking emergencies. On opening the tub, I was disappointed to see there was no sifter top (on any of them). I suppose it isn't as bad for the curls but for the glitter it was! The tub is around 4/5 full of thin, various sized curls which have a creamy white appearance and are firm to the touch. They smell lovely and remind me of a decent quality, white chocolate bar. Nice and sweet but more sweeter than Milky Bar chocolate.
These curls are very easy to use. The first cake I decorated was a double sponge which I coated in chocolate fudge buttercream icing. It was quite big and I decided to fire some of these curls on! The curl cling to the icing providing it hasn't set as if it is set, they just sit there and fall off if the plate is moved around. I added some glitter to jazz the cake up a bit since it was Halloween and I think it looked quite cool! These could be used simply over a normal cake if you have guests coming and a few in the middle would be plentiful and give your cake a high quality finish. Personally I don't think they look as nice on normal white or buttercream icing as they are barely visible so definently for chocolate cake!
The curls have a nice bite to them and do add an additional texture a moist sponge. They taste pleasant and creamy and the combination of chocolate icing and the curls as a topping is satisfying. I used half a tub up on my cake as I scattered them all around as I wasn't fussed about presentation but used sparingly, this tub would last quite a while.
Personally I cannot fault these white chocolate curls. They are cheaply priced and are great for topping a chocolate cake and adding a finishing touch to the design.
Thanks for reading x