“ Brand: Sainsbury's / Type: Snacks „
I bought my granddaughters' a box of these frozen Sainsbury's profiteroles to munch on the run up to midnight on New Years Eve. They were reduced to £1 because the box was ever so slightly damaged so I snapped them up as the girls' love profiteroles and for that price I decided to treat them. The profiteroles are fully coated in crisp chocolate rather than being served with a chocolate sauce, but I think they'd be delicious if you were to heat up some sauce yourself and drizzle it over. They are rather small compared to the profiteroles you'd expect in a restaurant, I'd say they're the perfect bite size for the type of nibbly occasion I bought them for. If you're after natural tasting profiteroles then you would probably not be overly impressed with these as they're quite synthetic tasting, not in a horrible way but similar to those frozen chocolate eclairs you can buy. It's the cream that makes them taste like this; it has a nice creamy vanilla flavour but is obviously not fresh cream and more like a compacted version of squirty cream. The choux-style pastry is quite thin but very airy and light, it has a lovely buttery flavour and a much more authentic consistency that I had thought it would have. The middle of the profiterole is, naturally, filled to bursting point with cream and the cream marries beautifully with the pastry with the two very different flavours and textures giving my tastebuds a real treat. The profiterole is then encased in a milk chocolate shell. The shell remains crispy even after you've taken the profiteroles out of the freezer to unthaw a little. It's a decent tasting chocolate too, which was a surprise compared to other frozen chocolate products I sampled over the festive period. For a milk chocolate it has a stronger flavour than you would expect and makes the profiterole taste much more luxurious than it's cheap price tag would suggest. I would definitely recommend these little profiteroles and my granddaughters' loved them so much that I've already bought a couple of boxes to keep in the chest freezer for when they visit. Although they were just a tasty snack to me I think the girls' found them a decadent treat (when compared to the Rolo cookies I usually buy) and enjoyed not only the flavours but the whole eating experience.