“ Brand: Morrisons / Type: Cake „
PRICE: £2.99 for 378g
NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION (per 1/6th tart, recommended single serving)
- of which sugars: 16.3g
- of which saturates: 2.4g
Salt equivalent: 0.1g
Whipping cream, milk chocolate, sugar, dried whole milk, cocoa butter, cocoa mass, soya lecithin, natural flavouring, wheat flour, dark chocolate, whole milk powder, whey powder, lactose, milk fat, vanilla flavouring, skimmed milk powder, disodium diphosphate, sodium bicarbonate
Contains gluten, milk & soya
Produced in a factory which uses egg and nut ingredients
Morrisons "The Best" Belgian Belgian Chocolate Tart is to be found in the deep freeze section of the supermarket.
It comes in a rather classy-looking dark green box with a divine-looking image of a slice of the tart on the front. The rear of the box shows nutritional information, ingredients, storage and defrosting instructions, Morrisons' contact details and advice that the outer cardboard box packaging is recyclable (the inner packaging isn't yet).
Inside the box, the tart rests inside a foil tray. The pastry case is fluted round the edges and is chocolate coloured, and the pie is quite deep - I'd say around 2". The inside is made of a lovely firm, chocolate creamy filling, and the top is decorated with white, dark and milk Belgian chocolate swirly shavings which are leaf-shaped - the whole thing is dusted with rich brown cocoa powder.
I can't claim that I bought this chocolate tart for any reason other than sheer gluttony, and in desperate need of my daily choccy fix - but wanting a gooey, sticky chocolate dessert rather than a chocolate bar. The very smart cardboard box of this Belgian chocolate tart attracted me (oh, the power of advertising!), so I popped one into my trolley.
The tart defrosted rather quickly at room temperature, yet still remained nicely chilled at the point in time when I wanted to sample a piece.
I cut myself a slice probably which would be an amount intended for two people, and was pleased that though the pastry seemed light, it didn't crumble too badly. As I cut into the creamy filling, a lovely chocolate smell pervaded my nose, and as far as appearances were concerned, I felt I'd made a good choice - I just hoped that it wouldn't be a case of appearances being deceptive.
I used a fork to sample the pie with, as it seemed too gooey to lift up to my mouth, and I didn't want it falling apart all over me.
My fork slid through the firm but light pastry case, then into the firm, yet soft creamy chocolate filling. As I lifted it to my mouth, a couple of the chocolate shavings from the top of the pie fell onto me, but I quickly scooped them up and deposited them mouthwards.
Munching on the combination of textures in my mouth, I was transported into somewhere that I hope I can go to when I die......somewhere beyond nirvana. I could distinctly separate the chocolate sensations from one another, all hitting not just one, but four different chocolate spots inside of me.
My favourite part was the dreamy chocolate cream filling. It was smooth, cool, rich and just belted out a massive chocolate burst towards my inner receptors. Tthe leaf-shaped shavings on the top were fairly thick, and I could taste them individually from the rest of the pie. The pastry absolutely melted in my mouth, mingling perfectly with the filling, cocoa dusting and chocolate shavings.
Transported to somewhere that has no name at ground control, I luxuriated in what is truly, honestly, the very best chocolate dessert I've ever tasted in my life. Naturally I couldn't stop at one piece which in itself was too large to be called sensible, so I had another - but after those two pieces, I had to put the remainder in the fridge, as even I was full up.
Even though this product is a little on the pricey side, it's my personal view that it's worth every single penny, and I'd even be prepared to pay more for it, as it's so mind-blowingly delicious.
I feel certain that nobody would be at all embarrassed at serving this Belgian chocolate tart at a classy, snazzy dinner party - and I feel equally certain that even the most fussy of guests would truly be impressed.
I don't find all of Morrisons' own brand of products to be of the highest order, but they definitely have created something here which is a chocolate lover's paradise. Of course it's high in fat and calories to the point where it could cause apoplexy in even the most mildly health-conscious among us, but as I believe I have said before when reviewing food products of this nature, I feel we have to have a bit of what we fancy now and again, to add lots of sparkly enjoyment to our lives.
This tart could be a little too sweet for some people, but it's worth mentioning that I'm not a fan of very sickly sweet food myself - and it was just right for me.
I certainly shall be buying Morrisons Belgian Chocolate Tart (in their "the best") range, over and over and over and over again, possibly until I am forced to declare myself bankrupt due to over-indulgence.
Thumbs up, up, up, and I just wish I could give it 20 stars - even that wouldn't be enough.
Thanks for reading!