“ Brand: Silverspoon / Type: Sauces „
Although we are now past the days of sitting under the tree clutching a cone of vanilla ice cream laced with Silverspoon strawberry topping syrup we can still enjoy a spoonful in our rice pudding or a layer on top of a warm waffle. I find that the Silverspoon topping syrup are a very novel idea and from my point of view the toffee flavour comes tops. My nieces little ones love an ice cream cone that has been daubed with some strawberry syrup, it may be sticky, sweet and rather messy for them to plough through but they enjoy every single lick. I buy my Silverspoon syrups in Sainsbury's and I expect to pay in the region of 90p for a 325g bottle. Inside of the plastic bottle is a sweet strawberry syrup that makes a good topping for ice creams and desserts as well as warm waffles and pancakes. This 325g bottle of Silverspoon strawberry syrup contains about 1000 calories so I suppose the motto would be to have it in small amounts. The Silverspoon strawberry syrup has a good fruity taste, you may well imagine that the syrup could taste very artificial but in fact it is quite the reverse, you can easily detect the taste of ripe strawberries. If you take a look down the list of ingredients you will see that the syrup contains natural colourings, natural flavourings and invert sugar syrup. Silverspoon do add that the syrup contains no artificial flavourings, colours or preservatives. Though dentists up and down the country may not agree with me I think that the Silverspoon strawberry syrup is a fun food which in the main would appeal to children. Vanilla ice cream is good but vanilla ice cream with a good squirt of strawberry syrup is even better. I am a total chicken and I only ever let the children enjoy the strawberry syrup and ice cream when they are sat to the table, the sweet syrup is very sticky and if it was dropped onto the carpet you may live to regret it. Silverspoon have got the consistency of the fruity pouring syrup just right. The plastic bottle has a screw cap, inside of the screw cap you will find a piece of foil covering the opening at the top of the bottle, this foil needs to be removed to allow the syrup to flow. The Silverspoon syrup only needs to be stored in the cupboard or larder, it should not be refrigerated. I would imagine that it would be difficult to squeeze out if it got too chilled. The Silverspoon strawberry syrup reminds me of the jam that sits in the middle of those lush jam doughnuts, same consistency and a similar texture. Although I have only ever bought the strawberry and the toffee flavoured syrups I know that Silverspoon also make a dark and a milk chocolate version too, as well as my favourite toffee flavoured syrup. Only very recently I decided to buy a packet of the Silverspoon mini fudge chunks and if you put these on top of your ice cream you will think that you are in heaven. If you are going to make ice cream sundaes or Knickerbocker Glories then this is a must have.
For those of you who read my last review, you will know I just had Carte D'or Vanilla ice cream... Just to boost my calories I may have popped a little of this bad boy on top! Yum! I bought if for my students because they had a celebration dinner last week and sundaes for pudding. Always thought it was just for kids but after trying it I am impressed. I always buy thoose pretentious glass bottles of dessert sauce found in Sainsburys that retail at over £1. This cost less than a £1 and we bought two from the range. Looking at the bottle you think - wow! Who's up for some e-numbers! I suspect this is what attracts kids to it! But the packaging boasts free from artificial colourings, flavourings and preservatives - the ingredient list backs these claims up. With 325g it is more product for my money. When you dispense it you turn it up side down and squeeze. It comes out at just the right speed and you can control how much you have. The colour is a vivid red and it is transparent. Very sticky and very sweet and really nice flavour. I think I'll buy a bottle for the cupboard at home. Over a years shelf life on it and storage instructions are to store in a cool dry place, not the fridge.
Silverspoon Treat Strawberry Sauce has shot up in price recently which is a bit annoying. It used to be just over 70p for a 325g bottle, but now it's shot up to 97p. It won't put me off buying it at this price, because we like it too much. If it goes up much beyond £1 we might have to reconsider though. Basically this is a treat sauce that's strawberry flavoured. It's designed for going on top of desserts to give them a sticky, strawberry flavour. Kids find them good fun especially because they can have a go at making swirls and patterns on their puddings with them! This stuff comes out of the tube in a pretty bright colour. Suprisingly though, despite this being very high in sugar, there aren't too many colourings or anything in this which is good to know. It's darn tasty stuff though, and all that sugar is for a good cause. If they tried to make it healthier by taking some of the sugar out, it just wouldn't taste as sticky and sweet as it does. As well as using it for the obvious choice of ice cream, this stuff also goes well with fruit. You can trick your kids into thinking that fruit is a proper pudding (the grandson says it's 'not a proper pudding' you see) by slicing up some apple and pears, and squeezing a blob of this sauce into the middle of the plate for them to dip their fruit slices into. This is a top treat sauce that no cupboard should be without. It's even easy to store with a long best before date on every bottle, and it lives in the cupboard rather than the already over-crowded fridge. Chocolate is my favourite flavour in everything, but this strawberry flavour comes a pretty close second.