“ Brand: Tesco / Type: Snacks „
Nasty cheap chocolate, dry cake, wont be buying again. The chocolate is like cheap value cooking chocolate. Cake is so dry it fell to bits.
I saw these gorgeous chocolate cakes at Tesco a few months ago; to be honest I was surprised at their price.... Only a £1.00...they look delicious and its nice that you get two of each type...I had to buy them as I was really in the mood for chocolate cake!
They consist of 6 small chocolate cakes; 2 are light and moist chocolate sponge with a really nice chocolate cream filling; 2 are chocolate sponge with a thick layer of milk chocolate on the top and a white chocolate button. The last (and my most favourite ones!) are chocolate sponge covered in a thick chocolate outer with lots of nice dark chocolate chips.
What I really like about these cakes is that with the ones that have the chocolate coating; there is often so much chocolate that it goes on to the small baking case underneath. In other words, you get more chocolate than you will bargain for!. The sponge on all the cakes is super chocolaty and nice and moist . I either eat these on their own or with a nice cup of tea.
I've just been down to my local Tesco and bought another pack of 6 today. Sometimes minor arguments arise with my children as their favourite is also the one with all the chocolate chips on it! As there are only the two of these type in each 6 packet...that means one of us must go without!
Sugar, Vegetable Oil Fat reduced Cocoa powder, Wheat flour, Pasteurised whole Egg, Humectant (Vegetable Glycerine). Pasteurised Egg White, Soya Flour, Raising agents , Whey Powder, Acidity Regulator. Emulsifiers (Mono and Diglycerides of fatty acids), Preservative (Potassium sorbate), Milk proteins, Antioxidant (Calcium lactate)
Chocolate flavour coating.; Sugar, Vegetable Oil, Whey Powder, Wheat flour, Fat Reduced Cocoa Powder, Emulsifier
Chocolate flavour filling; Sugar, Unsalted butter, Glucose syrup, Fat reduced Cocoa powder, Maize starch, Dried Egg white, Preservative
Dark Chocolate chips; Sugar, Cocoa mass, Cocoa butter, Vegetable fat, Emulsifier (Soya Lecithins)
White Chocolate button; Sugar, Cocoa butter, Dried whole milk, Whey powder, Milk, Sugar, Emulsifier (Soya Lecithin), Natural flavouring
Each cake has around 160 kcals.
Contains Milk, Egg, Wheat, Gluten, Soya
Cannot be guaranteed to be Nut free
These cakes are absolutely delicious in my view and a really good bargain; it's the Full 5 stars from me!
My son was having his friend come home from nursery to have lunch with us. Normally i would bake some goodies myself, but i was a bit short of time, so i popped up to Tesco to see if there was anything that took my fancy to serve as pudding for the kids.
This looked ideal, and for only £1 i was happy to serve these as they looked very appealing in the pack.
This treat is a Tesco own brand product, with clever purple packaging that reminds me of cadburys chocolate. While it is not quite of the same calibre as this brand, it does provide a satisfying sugar and cocoa hit in my opinion, and my sons definitely agree with me.
In the pack, the cakes are sat in a plastic tray so you can see through the clear part of the wrapper what the cakes look like. There are 6 cakes in the pack, 2 each of the 3 different varieties. On taking them out of the wrapper, if these were served on a plate, you could fool someone they were home made. My husband thought they were as the icing was a little too liberally applied and had run over onto the paper cases just like a home made cake would. (At least in my house they seem to.)
The most appealing variety to the kids was a chocolate bun iced with milk chocolate icing, with a large white chocolate button in the middle. The paper was a little tricky to loosen by my 3 and 4 year olds, because as it was pulled they loosened all the excess icing, and for my 3 year old it literally ended up everywhere. I had to dust him down after he had finished eating as although he sat at the table with a plate, it was all down his front, and ended up all over the chair he was sat on and the floor. Not quite so appealing a treat when you have to have a full hoovering session after.
The cake that was my first choice was the same chocolate sponge with milk chocolate icing, but the added decoration was a liberal helping of dark chocolate chips. Both boys tried one of my chocolate chips but they were not keen on them at all. However, mine went down really well with a cup of tea.
The final cake in the pack was a variation on a butterfly cake. Part of the chocolate sponge had been removed, the hole was filled with chocolate buttercream, and then the top was replaced.
All these cakes while tasty were really a little too sweet. They are not the sort of cake i would serve up as a snack on there own. I would buy and serve them again as a pudding on a rare occasion, but i am not impressed enough to make them a regular purchase. Each cake is between 145 to 170 kcals, so they are a bit of an indulgent treat.
I think the best thing about these is that the pack has a good use by date of about 3 weeks after my purchase date, so you could buy them in advance of an occasion, but in our house, that wouldn't really happen as we all like sweet things too much.
I love anything chocolate and I especially love chocolate cakes, so when I spotted the Chocolate Tea Time Selection of six cakes from Tesco for just £1, I decided to give them a try.
This is a pack of six different chocolate cakes - all cupcake sized - and you get two each of three varieties. They come packaged in a purple wrapper, and inside the cakes are housed in a clear plastic tray, which has a lid. I suppose the purpose of the lid is to stop the cakes getting squashed, but it did seem a little unusual, and in all honesty, I think they could have saved packaging and done without it.
The three varieties are:
'Chocolate Sponge with a chocolate flavoured topping and dark chocolate nibs'
This was the first of the cakes I tried. The 'chocolate flavoured topping' is just like melted chocolate poured over the top of the cake, whereas I think it would be better if it had been topped with proper icing. Also, note the word 'flavoured'. This applies to the other two cakes as well, which also contain a 'flavoured' topping or filling - in other words, not real chocolate, a cheap, artificial imitation.
Anyway, on top of the topping are the dark chocolate 'nibs' which are better described as chocolate chips. Because the topping is simply melted chocolate (or imitation melted chocolate) when you bite into the cake the chocolate cracks and has a tendency to go everywhere and be very messy. Not only that, but it's far too sweet, which makes it a little sickly. Thankfully the addition of the dark chocolate chips on the top balance the flavour somewhat, and it goes nicely with the actual cake, which has a pleasant chocolaty taste and is also quite moist.
'Chocolate sponge cakes with a chocolate flavoured topping and a white chocolate button'
The taste of these cakes were very similar to the first ones I have described. These cakes again are topped with that 'chocolate flavoured topping' but also have the addition of a white chocolate button. They look cute, but again, biting into them causes the topping to crack and be fairly messy.
Like the first cake, these were moist and the cake part very nice, but the chocolate topping too sweet, not helped by the addition of the white chocolate which made these a little on the sickly side.
And finally 'Chocolate Sponge cakes with a chocolate flavoured filling'.
These ones were by far my favourite of the selection. To look at these actually looked like chocolate muffins, as they had a sort of crackles appearance to the top.
The taste though was much better - not as dry as muffins can be - simply a nice moist chocolate cake with a tasty layer of what tasted like chocolate butter cream. The layer of 'filling' (which is like a thick butter icing), really makes the cake - it may be only 'flavoured' but it tastes like real chocolate, and compared to the previous two offerings was a refreshing change.
Nutritional info varies for each variety, however each cake contains no more than:
9.7g fat (eek!)
All in all, I would say these were OK, but I doubt I'd buy them again. Although the two cakes with the chocolate cream filling were lovely, the other four, all with their 'chocolate flavoured topping' were just too sickly and too messy to eat for my liking, so I'll probably avoid in the future - I was supposed to be on a diet anyway. Oops!