“ Brand: Askeys / Type: Sauces „
I love having ice cream, especially in the summer months. Askeys sauces for ice cream put the finishing touch to any bowl!
Askeys Treat sauces are made by Silver Spoon and come in a 325g bottle and there are lots of delicious flavours to choose from, Dark Chocolate, Milk Chocolate, Strawberry, Toffee and Raspberry.
They are perfect for all ice cream flavours and can also be used on waffles, pancakes, trifles etc.. We often put it on hot cookie dough. In most supermarkets they cost around £1, but they last quite a while so I think it's good value for money.
The bottles themselves are really smart and easy to spot, they have a dark blue lid, and have a large sticker on the front where the colour corresponds to what's inside, brown for chocolate, red for strawberry etc... The bottle says that they are free from artificial colours, flavourings and preservatives. The bottle is queezy and has a cap on the top which makes it easy to pour, it is so easy to use just tip the bottle upside down, and pour as much as you want. The caps on the bottles do tend to clog up a little over time, but it is easy to unscrew them and just run a bit of hot water through it, it soon cleans itself up.
100grams of sauce contains 300 calories, which sounds pretty high, each serving will only be around 50grams therefore meaning only 150 calories, which sounds much better!
All the flavours have such a strong taste, and you don't need to use much sauce to transform a bowl of vanilla ice cream into something really tastey. The product always has plenty of shelf life and lives happily in the cupboard all year round, don't refrigerate them, as it just makes the sauce rock hard!
Askey's also make a cracking topping, this one sets hard as soon as you pour it onto ice cream, the taste of that one is very similar to the chocolate coating on a choc ice, and makes a nice change.
We will definitely be buying lots of these now the summer months are approacing, I would definitely recommend them!
Woo hoo - we were lovely pancake day in our house last week. Having the girls has given me a valid excuse to go to town on the day and I think we ended up having pancakes 3 days running. Why not? they taste so goo they should not be limited to once a year. On the actual day, I had a few of my elder daughters buddies over for the afternoon and we had a full on pancake bonanza.
That morning me and my girls made a trip to the supermarket to stock up on panckae fillings and once we had the all important jiff lemon we began to look for different toppings. In our local Morrisons, there was a stand full of pancake day goods and all looked scrummy. I spotted that there was a special offer on the Askey Treat Flavour dessert sauces - they were down to 50p per bottle so I decided that they would be a perfect option for one of our fillings. I went for the toffee sauce and I'm not sure who was the most excited me or my little girl.
Later that afternoon I was making pancakes and the kids stuffed themselves, each time choosing a sickly sticky filling for their pancakes. When we felt that they really had had enough, I moved onto feeding the mums and the filling that definately went down the best and received the most requests was banana and the Askey toffee sauce. After realising how popular it was I tried it myself and was amazed by how yummy and indulgent it tasted.
The combination of flavours was divine and the toffee sauce itself was gloriously thick and sweet. It is very very sweet and might not be to everyone's taste but for me it provided a perfect sweet treat and after one pancake I was left feeling satisfied. I stopped at only one pancake whereas if I had gone down the lemon and sugar road I probably would have scoffed many more.
When my desire for pancakes had subsided, one evening I found myself having the urge for something sweet. I searched the cupboard and then the freezer and eventually discovered some vanilla ice cream. Perfect - I added a couple of scoops to my bowl and then remembered the toffee sauce. Oh my word - now that did the trick, I liberally drizzled it all over my ice cream and tucked it. It tasted fab and completely transformed my boring ice cream.
I would say this is a great little sauce to have in the cupboard, perfect for those late night unplanned sweet treats and I will definately buy again.
Every now and then, we like to treat ourselves and go against the argument that anything tasting sweet and sickly is bad for you in terms of calories. When we saw these Askey's flavoured sauces on offer at around 50p each, we grabbed a few flavours and set about testing them!
I've used sauces like these before, testing a variety of different types, when I was working as a restaurant manager, and they're pretty much all alike. The idea is that you get a runny but quite thick sauce to add flavour and texture to your dessert, be it ice cream, pancakes, toffee pudding or any other dessert you choose.
Askey's do a variety of flavours, including strawberry, chocolate, toffee and a special chocolate one that gives you an almost instant hardening when you pour it onto ice cream. We picked up the strawberry and toffee. The strawberry is quite nice, very sickly if you use too much of it, but it tastes really nice. It's quite sticky, so try not to make too much of a mess. Despite the best efforts in bottle construction, the dispensing spout and squeezy bottle don't quite manage to stop the spout from getting messy after use, as the sauce just won't behave! Nothing a quick wipe of a warm cloth can't clear up, though!
Nutritionally, you get over 300 calories for 100g of the sauce. However, when you consider this is nearly a third of a bottle, you're not likely to be getting anywhere near that. I'd say you get a good 20 generous servings out of a bottle, so each time you go for a squeeze, it's probably only 20 or so calories, which isn't bad for a sweet sauce to go with your dessert. They use concentrated strawberry sauce for the flavour, and other than that, it's mainly sugar.
The toffee flavour is also very nice, although I find I can only have it every now and then, as it's quite a powerful flavour and is even more sickly than the strawberry flavour. It makes more mess than the strawberry one, but again, nothing that can't be cleaned up as long as you do it straight away. Leave it, and it becomes a bit of a mission. Calories are very similar for this flavour, and this is, indeed, a trend for all sauces in the range.
Of the other flavours, I have tried the chocolate, which was quite nice, but found that strawberry and toffee sauces are a bit more versatile in what you can put them with. The special one that crusts over ice cream is a lovely one, and I remember having something similar when I was a kid. It brings back memories, although we don't really use this one much.
The packaging is standard for this sort of product. You get a squeezy bottle with a flip cap lid and a spout underneath it. As I said previously, this does get messy, despite it being quite well designed, but a simple wipe clears this up. The bottles are quite appealing, with a strong blue forming the basis for all flavours, and then red for strawberry across the middle, golden brown for toffee, dark brown for choc, etc. It has an hourglass shape to it as well, which can be handy for holding it.
Overall, I highly recommend these sauces. Usually, they cost close on £1 per bottle, which is still an okay price. While they're on offer, it's great value. They all taste quite nice, and being sickly after a while is understandable, as they're concentrated sauces designed to go with desserts, and not be used as desserts themselves. Recommended.
I bought two of these dessert sauces last week for quite a bizarre reason - I'm watching my weight! Then why, you might ask, am I buying something chocolatey and unnecessary! Well, several of the range are actually surprisingly low in fat and calories, because they use reduced-fat cocoa powder. I should point out that some varieties, especially those which set to hard chocolate over your ice cream, are VERY fatty, so you should read the bottle before buying if you're at all interested in your waistline. I find that when dieting nothing hits the spot like a bowl of Ben and Jerry's frozen yoghurt with strawberries and chocolate sauce! I know, I should seriously bring out a diet book.
Anyway, as these were on two for £1 at Asda, it seemed silly to buy just one at 88p. I therefore dutifully chose strawberry and double chocolate. Both of these flavours have only 0.1g fat and 300 calories per 100g...which as it's a third of a bottle means each, considerably smaller, serving is pretty sin-free! They are also free from any artificial nasties such as flavourings and preservatives.
Each sauce comes in a squeezy bottle but, as they are quite a thick consistency, they can be quite hard to squeeze. I also find that it gets a bit messy and sticky around the nozzle after a few uses.
I've found lots of uses for these other than the tried and tested ice cream topping. They were on display in Asda in conjunction with pancake day offers, and I often like to eat pancakes (the thicker kind you get in America) for breakfast, but do get bored of eating them with jam, so this made a fun change with a bit of fruit. I also tried some on an apple-cinnamon bagel when I ran out of low-fat spread and it was a bit sticky, but yummy! Another way I've used the chocolate one is to spread a thin layer over reduced-fat peanut butter in a sandwich, and I also like the chocolate one on a mini breadstick or apple slice for a chocolate kick if I get a craving!
Both flavours are very sweet - with the strawberry one perhaps tasting least like what it's supposed to be and more just all-round sweetness. It's still nice though. The double chocolate tastes to me more like a chocolate fudge flavour, delicious!
The sauce is very sticky and despite being thick when it first comes out of the bottle, runs off the ice cream in a bowl and I find often congregates around the side of the bowl which means a bit of tricky washing up at times if like me you are lazy and don't do it immediately after eating!
There are lots of flavours to choose from and I am planning to buy a bottle or two of the toffee which is similarly low fat while there's still an offer on in my local supermarket. I'd recommend these to anyone who likes creating decadent ice cream sundaes, or those of us who are trying to be good but can't help the odd treat.
To be honest I'm a savoury girl at heart but now and then my sweet tooth attacks and I just have to have something sweety for dessert! For me though you can't beat a simple bowl of ice cream with a sweet tasty sauce poured, yes poured not drizzled over the top!
Whilst in sainsburys the other day I picked up a tub of their vanilla ice cream and browsed the shelf full of ice cream goodies, you know the ones, sprinkles, wafers and last but not least, sauces!
I was met by a few bottles of Askeys dessert sauce, they came in a variety of flavours including chocolate and strawberry, they even had their own bottle of golden syrup but I decided to purchase the toffee flavour.
The sauces come in the same blue curved plastic bottles with a flip lid, it's just the colour theme that differs depending on the flavour. The toffee flavour comes in the dark cream coloured bottle. The bottle clearly says Askeys in a funky, white drizzled look writing. It then says Treat! Toffee flavour dessert sauce, with a smiley cheeky star at the bottom swirling a wand. It also tells us on the bottle that this sauce is Free from artificial colours, flavourings and preservatives. The idea of the sauce is to 'create a little magic' too, hence the stars wand!
100g of this sauce contains;
The sauce is easy to squirt out, in fact you don't even need to really squeeze the bottle, just flip up the lid and pour the bottle upside down. The sauce is quite thick but it pours rather quickly.
The sauce is extremely sweet and sugary and has a prominent toffee taste.
You can use this to sweeten up your ice cream dishes, I would say though you don't need to use too much as it can become sickly sweet, a little of this however will liven up your icecream. You can buy many ice creams these days but the only ice cream I'll add the sauce too is plain vanilla ice cream as that can be quite boring on it's own and this sauce excites it a little.
You can also use it on pancakes which I tried for the first time yesterday, it poured over perfectly and softened them making them puffy and sweet lushness on a plate.
I usually use golden syrup on my porridge but decided to try this the other day too which sweetened up my porridge tremendously giving it that toffee edge.
The back of the bottle also tells us it can be used on rice pudding and fruit too, so I will definitely be trying this along with trying their other flavours too!
A bottle of this sauce costs roughly 98p. Not only can you buy the other flavours too but they also have a chocolate sauce that hardens when it touches your cold ice cream.
The other day I was having some ice cream and my Dad asked me if i wanted any chocolate sauce to go with it as there was a bottle that had been standing there untouched for ages. I said 'no I think I'm a bit old for that now' really associating ice cream sauce with jellies and the like. I changed my mind a few minutes later and thought I'd try some just out of curiosity.
Askeys do five different flavours; milk chocolate, dark chocolate, strawberry, maple and toffee. The one we have and I am guessing the most popular of the bunch is the milk chocolate. All of them come in a dark blue bottle with easy flip lid and then the rest of the bottle is coloured according to the flavour. A bottle contains 325grams and will last for a long time in the cupboard.
It comes out a rich brown colour and is markedly thicker than rival versions which are obviously quite thin in comparison. It also smells delicious. I was very surprised when I tasted it that it was that nice. Most companies that are not chocolate companies struggle to make realistic chocolate flavoured products. It's quite creamy and rich which means too much could cause stomache upsets for little ones who overdid it. I also feel that as it is quite sticky the need to brush teeth thoroughly after eating it is very much there. However, it tasted lovely and very realistic and really 'brightened up' my bowl of ice-cream. I would tend to use this on a plain vanilla ice cream or something and personally not on a luxury brand like carte d'or or haagen daaz or something because their ice-cream is quite flavoured already.
Delicious and at a £1 a real bargain!
I love desserts! I have one almost every day after tea which normally consists of ice cream! The best way to eat ice cream is topped with one of these sauces!
The flavours that you can find Askeys treat flavoured dessert sauces are toffee, strawberry, milk chocolate, dark chocolate and maple. All of the Treat ranges are free from artificial colours, flavourings and preservatives, and yet they have a long shelf life and don't need refrigerating!
They come in a 325g bottle that is blue covered in a plastic coating on which has the 'Askey's' logo and the word 'treat' on in a fun font. It is coloured as the same as the sauce instead e.g. red for strawberry and each has its oven design on the front as though done with the sauce. They also have a little star in the corner holding a wand showing that the sauce is truly magic! You can buy these for around 60p in most supermarkets.
You don't need to just use these on ice cream; they are also perfect drizzled over waffles, pancakes and desserts and allow you to create low cost finishing touches to your entire dessert menu.
(This information is from the milk chocolate sauce but gives a rough idea of the nutritional information per sauce.)
Nutritional information, per 100g;
Let's not forget the taste! I myself have only tasted the strawberry, milk chocolate and toffee flavoured sauces and each tasted very nice. They weren't overpowering yet they weren't lacking in the flavour - so very delicious!
The strawberry flavoured one doesn't taste exactly like strawberry, but as close you you can get to it. It has a more sugary taste like strawberry squash though it does smell like strawberries. Again the milk chocolate flavoured sauce doesn't taste exactly like milk chocolate as it would be very hard to do this but it does have a cheap bar of chocolate taste about it and is a bit thinner than the other sauces. (Though it does smell like chocolate but not too strongly) The toffee sauce is my favourite as it really feels like melted toffee! the taste is very creamy and it gives off a great buttery sweet smell. The consistency of all sauces are thick-ish and comes out of the squeezy bottle easily. I would suggest this to anyone who wants to spice up their desserts!
These sauces never seem to last very long in our house. I'm not quite sure how my children mange to get through quite so much.
We tend to go for the chocolate and strawberry variety. I am advised that the words I should be using in relation to this product are "lush" and "yummy". I'm not a big fan but they do brighten up the ice cream pudding at tea time when I haven't done anything special for pudding. They make to ice cream look a biy more interesting and brighter.
They have a good consistency to them so they don't just run off the ice cream straight away. The chocolate sauce is quite creamy and not too bitter. The cap is actually fairly well designed so that it soesn't end up getting too sticky around the lid - which is one of my pet hates as far as sauces are concerned.
I was actually quite surprised that the strawberry variety does actually conatin strawberry juice and isn't just made up of flavourings. A good selection of sauces that are not too sweet and are an ideal consistency for ice cream.
These are flavoured dessert sauce made by Askeys. My favourite is toffee because it is so nice.
The sauce is packaged in a dark blue bottle. The size of the bottle lasts me for ages. Its also got a cartoon fish saying create a bit of magic on to make it funky for kids. You can get it from supermarkets for 58p.when you are finished with the bottle it can be recycled. Do not store in a fridge, just place it in a cool place like cupboard. In one bottle you get 325g. There is now no artificial colours. It has a very easy to use flip top lid whih is perfect for children to use.
My friends son goes made with the sauce, but I would recommend just a little bit because its got a lot of sugar in but is perfect for a treat. It is suitable for all ages, if you haven't tried it yet then next time you buy ice creams just pick a bottle up, trust me its great. The colour of the sauce is a golden colour. It is a lovely consistency and sits nicely on the top of a bowl of ice cream. If you are on a budget it is a great way to jazz up cheap vanilla ice cream. The sauce is very sweet in taste and has a lovely toffee taste. They do the sauce in many other different flavours .
I also use the sauce on bananas and pancakes. It is very handy to have in the cupboard for easy desserts.
These are flavoured dessert sauce made by Askeys.
My daughter adores ice cream and rather that buy the more expensive ice creams I buy the vanilla ice cream and allow her to add her own toppings. Her favourite at the moment is the toffee sauce flavour.
The treat sauce is packaged in a nice dark blue bottle. It is nicely shaped so it is easy to handle. It has a toffee coloured label with a cartoon star fish on the front. The sauce has an easy to use flip top lid. Which after many uses it is still clean. Some lids get clogged up and sticky but this remains nice and clean. The bottle contains 325g of the sauce.
The sauce is lovely and sweet. It is thick and sticky. It is a caramel colour.It has a lovely toffee smell. It transforms ice cream into a sweet treat. Personally I found the sauce a little sickly but she loves it. The sauce can be used on all sorts of desserts, not only ice cream. We have tried it on pancakes and hot bananas. You could also destroy a healthy fruit salad with it if you chose! This sauce contains quite a lot of sugar and calories so not good if you on a diet.
There are many of flavours to choose from in the range. One of the rather cool sauces is the chocolate one. You squeeze it onto ice cream and as it hits the cold the sauce sets hard. So you get hard chocolate topped ice cream.
It costs 58p from the supermarket.
Ingredients:Invert sugar syrup, full cream condensed milk, colour:plain caramel, natural flavouring.
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I adore Ice-cream! Especially in the summer months and I like nothing more than to have a large bowl with several scoops, or a cornet of plain Vanilla ice cream, no adornments. I find it really refreshing and it cools me down after having been out in the sun. Sometimes however, a cheaper brand of ice-cream does need a partner, be it sprinkles, wafers, flake or some flavoured sauce.
This is where' Treat ' steps in. Treat do a range of good flavoured sauces to accompany ice- cream. These lift the bland flavour of a budget ice -cream or an ice-cream of a cheap nature. I don't think good ice-cream needs any extra flavouring, but Treats certainly do enhance the basic brands well. Their logo is 'Create a little Magic' and it is great fun to mix the different flavours together.-
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Askeys 'Treats' come in a blue plastic squeezable container with an unscrew, flip-top cap. The sauce flavour is suggested upon the front by the colour of the packaging. In the Strawberry case it is red. Maple, brown and so on; the weight of the container is 325g and this sauce should be kept in the cupboard and not the fridge. Treat sauce isn't just to enliven the flavour of ice-cream, you can use it on any desert that appeals to give it added flavour.
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Invert Sugar - Syrup - concentrated Strawberry Juice - Colours - Mixed Anthocyanins - Beta Carotene - Citric Acid and Natural Flavouring -
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Treats sauces come in several flavours: Strawberry - Maple - Chocolate - Toffee and they are all delicious. The sauce is thick and runny and very sticky so it is best to try not to spill down yourself, as it is really hard to clean off. It becomes really sticky and clings to your clothes. The flavour is very good, quite natural tasting really and it does compliment the ice-cream very well. It is delicious in rice pudding, on pancakes, waffles, ice-cream and so much more. A good addition to your larder.-
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61p FOR 325g FROM the ice cream topping shelf at TESCO.
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