“ Brand: Coppenwrath & Weise / Type: Cakes „
This was a frozen cheesecake I bought when it was on half-ish-price / special offer at Tesco. 500g cost £1.99 (instead of the usual £3.39). I think the idea was for the design on the outer cardboard packaging to make it look like a delicately delicious fancy that had come from a high-class European patisserie or Viennese cake-shop or something similar but actually it appeared more like discount-store-looking item (and I know what I'm talking about because I pick up weird Euro-packaged products not unlike this at Lidl and at Aldi all the time). This, unfortunately is completely in keeping with what you get inside the box; although with its swirls of pale brown cream, chocolate zig-zag drizzle decoration and edible chocolate 'Bailey's' logo (as in Bailey's Irish cream liquer) it's quite a nice-looking cheesecake when you first see it, it disappoints on every level when you actually come to try and eat it.
So it's a standard, round cheesecake that takes 2 hours at room temperature to defrost into a state of edibility. The base has a tendency to fall apart when you try to dislodge the cheesecake from its foil dish, as it's too crumbly, and taste-wise, doesn't have enough butter / fat to make it taste good. The filling is sort of paste-like in texture (ie too solid) and is neither sweet enough or creamy enough to compensate for the shortcomings of the base. The Baileys flavour comes across as a faintly stale coffee aroma, I don't know what's going on with that.
We tried a chunk or so of this and after a spoonful or two, binned the rest. I thought it was totally 'yuck'.
Coppenwrath & Weise is a company I've never heard of before. Although their Bailey's cheesecake appears to be endorsed by the original Irish Cream company itself, I wouldn't be at all surprised to hear that C&W company is actually a 'front' for some kind of chemical / aerosol propellants manufacturer (such as Unilever for example). I haven't been able to provide nutritional information for this review, as I put the cardboard packaging the cheescake came in in the compost, and haven't been able to locate any info online for the Baileys cheesecake. Possibly this product line has been discontinued or was a short-term promotion. If it's anything like other cheesecakes in the Coppenwrath & Weise range (none of which I'll be buying for comparison) it'll be extremely high in saturated fat and sugar.