“ Brand: Tesco / Type: Cake „
===Box is now a purple colour===
===Why I Got This===
My son bought this while in Tesco as he thought it looked appetising to have after Christmas lunch.
Made for Tesco in Germany.
Comes in a purple box with an image of the gateau on the front and around the sides of the box.
Chocolate sponge layered with chocolate flavoured sauce and covered with chocolate cream swirls.
5 servings (190 calories each). 350 grams.
No artificial flavourings, colourings or preservatives.
Produced in Germany and suitable for vegetarians.
Keep frozen - takes 1.5 to 2 hours to defrost at room temperature or 3 to 3.5 hours in the fridge.
Consume within 24 hours. Do not refreeze.
Allergy advice - contains milk, wheat, gluten, eggs and soya.
Cannot guarantee nut free.
Well my son was quite pleased to buy this gateau as he thought it looked nice and was inexpensive.
We took it out of the freezer early Christmas morning and put it on a plate to defrost quietly.
This states it will serve five people which I think is about right.
After lunch I had to give someone a lift but when I got back our lunch had gone down slightly so son and I decided to have a slice of gateau each. Obviously it is sweet and unhealthy but for an occasional treat you ignore that sort of thing don't you?
The two layers of chocolate flavoured sauce sandwiching the sponge together had a lovely dark chocolate flavour and was very creamy. I also like the sponge parts - though obviously they were the synthetic type of cake. I really enjoyed my slices but the only thing I was not too keen on was the thickness of the chocolate mixture covering the outside - which to me was too thick - but I am not over keen on too much icing or cake coverings in any form really - so I just left some of mine.
The box states to consume within 24 hours which is quite correct. The next day we still had some left so son and I were going to finish it up but the cake covering had gone all sort of frothy and slimy - so definitely eat as soon as it is thawed as we threw the rest away.
However for a cheap product we liked it and it would make an inexpensive dessert.
4 stars. A bit synthetic and sweet but fine for the price.
===Would I Recommend?===
===FullI List of Ingredients===
Cream (33%), Sugar, Invert Sugar Syrup, Water, Fat Reduced Cocoa Powder, Pasteurised Egg, Wheat Flour, Milk Chocolate (3.5%), Chocolate Curls (3%), Wheat Starch, Fructose, Maize Starch, Dried Whole Milk, Flavouring, Dried Skimmed Milk, Pasteurised Egg Yolk, Emulsifiers (Mono- and Di-Glycerides of Fatty Acids, Acetic Acid Esters of Mono- and Di-Glycerides of Fatty Acids), Chocolate Powder, Acidity Regulators (Calcium Sulphate, Sodium Citrate, Citric Acid), Thickener (Sodium Alginate), Salt, Raising Agent (Sodium Carbonate), Milk Chocolate contains: Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Dried Whole Milk, Cocoa Mass, Emulsifier (Soya Lecithins), Flavouring, Chocolate Curls contain: Sugar, Cocoa Mass, Cocoa Butter, Dried Whole Milk, Concentrated Butter, Fat Reduced Cocoa Powder, Emulsifiers (Soya Lecithins, Ammonium Phosphatides), Chocolate Powder contains: Cocoa Powder, Cocoa Mass, Sugar.
It was sexy!...the only punga is that it costs abit more than £1.34!
Tesco double choclate gateau is a great cheap choocy treat, ideal for dessert or as a little extra treat.
PACKAGE AND COST
The gateau comes in a standard cardboard box, but should be noted it is purple and not blue as the one pictured here. On the box is a picture of the gateau, which is on every side and does actually look like the one inside! Also on each side is the price in a big red circle £1! For this you get a 350g cake which serves 5 - but that would be small slices.
Found in the frozen section.
INGREDIANTS AND NUTRTION
Ingrediants from the box are :- cream, sugar, invert sugar syrup, water, fat reduced cocoa powder, egg, wheat flour, milk chocolate, wheat starch, chocolate curls, fructose, modified potatoe starch, flavouring, skimmed milk, egg yolk, dried whole milk, chocolate powder, emulsifier, thickner, whey power, acidity regulators, vegatable oil, milk sugar, modified maize starch, raising agents, salt, and dried egg white.
Along the front of the box are the nutrition contents for 1 of the 5 slices = calories 185, sugar 16.8g, fat 8.5g, saturates 5g and saly 0.1g also given are the % of your recommend daily amounts.
Further details of nutrional content are on the back of the box, along with the allery advice.
WHAT I THINK
It is delicious :) For only £1 you really can't go wrong. It is a nice chocolate flavoured spong which is not to dry or crumbly, which has layers of a chocolate cream in between. This is then covered with a thich chocolate cream to the top and sides, decorated with milk and white chocolate swirls. I guess for some it may be a little too sickly and one slice is plenty.
It comes in a plastic bit surrounding the cake which is there to stop your cake getting squished, but is a tad difficult to remove without a mess.
The other drawback is you have to leave it to defroast for 1 1/2!! not easy to resist for that long!
I love Tesco's Double Chocolate Gateau and unfortunately for me, so does everyone else in my family. This is a treat that I only buy once in a while, as I don't like to consume too much chocolate.
It is a regular purchase for birthdays and at xmas though and I like to buy Tesco's strawberry gateau along with it, to give us another choice.
This gateau comes in a thick, sturdy cardboard box, which is an attractive purple colour. On the front of this box are some details about the gateau and there is a gorgeous close-up photo of it!
When you first open the packaging, you get a lovely chocolately smell, which makes your mouth water.
The gateau is protected from damage by a white, plastic 'bowl like' surround. The sides of this are designed to be easily peeled off. You then just slide the gateau off the base and leave it to defrost for 2 hours.
Tesco's Double Chocolate gateau is a delight for the eyes. On the outside it has a thick layer of soft, creamy chocolate, which is whipped into swirly peaks on the top. It is then finished off with lots of little white and dark chocolate curls.
When you cut a slice from the gateau, you can see the three layers of chocolate sponge. These are sandwiched together by a chocolate flavoured sauce.
This gateau really is delicious. The outer layer of chocolate is soft and creamy and it just melts in your mouth. The sponge is very moist and the chocolate sauce is rich. The chocolate curls on top give a little crunch and added texture to the very soft, melt in the mouth texture of the cake. The combination is a chocolate lover's dream come true.
Cream (34%), Sugar, Invert Sugar Syrup, Water, Fat Reduced Cocoa Powder, Egg, Wheat Flour, Milk Chocolate (3%), Wheat Starch, Chocolate Curls (2%), Fructose, Modified Potato Starch, Flavouring, Skimmed Milk, Egg Yolk, Dried Whole Milk, Chocolate Powder, Emulsifier (Mono-and Di-Glycerides of Fatty Acids), Thickener (Sodium Alginate), Whey Powder, Acidity Regulator (Calcium Sulphate, Citric Acid), Vegetable Oil, Milk Sugar, Modified Maize Starch, Raising Agent (Sodium Carbonate, Sodium Citrate), Salt, Dried Egg White.
Milk Chocolate contains: Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Dried Whole Milk, Cocoa Mass, Emulsifier (Soya Lecithins).
*Nutritional Value Per 100g*
Energy - 265 kcal
Protein - 5.5g
Carbohydrate - 32.4g
of which sugars - 24.0g
Fat - 12.1g
of which saturates - 7.1g
Fibre - 3.1g
Sodium* - 0.1g
*Salt Equivalent - 0.2g
This gateau is available in two sizes: 350g for £1 and 600g for £2, which I believe is exceptional value.
Tesco Double Chocolate gateau makes a lovely treat, at a very affordable price. If you are watching what you spend, this is a really good buy.
I get 4 portions out of the small gateau and find it quite filling but not sickly at all. Occasionally, if I really fancy a splurge, I will have a scoop of vanilla ice cream with it.
Delicious flavour and amazing price - this really desrves 5 stars!
When I was a child we would have chocolate gateau regularly, at least once or twice a month. Then all of a sudden we stopped, I don't know why but when in our local Tescos yesterday my niece spotted this and at only £1 I thought we all deserved a bit of a treat! Different from the picture above it actually came in a purple cardboard box, on the box was a picture of the gateau and a short description of it.
Upon opening the box I was pleased to see that despite the gateau being knocked about a bit on the way home it was still all in one piece with none of it coating the inside of the box. There was a plastic ring around the gateau, holding it together until when you decide to serve which was easy to break off.
The gateau looked absolutely lovely and we almost couldn't wait for it to defrost (it takes around 1.5 hours at room temperature). The chocolate cream round the edges was a deep brown colour and it was absolutely covered in chocolate swirls which were both milk and white chocolate. We were glad it had so many on as in our household the chocolate swirls tend to be the favourite! Upon cutting into the gateau it held together very well enabling us to get a clean cut between the pieces. The inside of the gateau also looked very tasty with layers of chocolate cake and chocolate sauce.
Onto the taste of the gateau, well it was divine! Especially considering it only cost £1, it could have easily rivalled something from a bakery. The chocolate swirls were hard but melted easily in the mouth whilst the chocolate cream covering the cake was thick and tasted very creamy aswell as chocolatey. You could tell the cream and chocolate was of a very good standard. The inside of the cake had held together well and although we hadn't quite waited the full hour and a half the cake had defrosted nicely and it was of the perfect consistency-although it wasn't crumbly it melted well in the mouth. Personally, I am not a fan of chocolate cake but this tasted very nice and rich. Again, the chocolate sauce was of a good standard and did not taste at all synthetic. It was very rich and sticky.
We didn't manage to eat all of ours, there is still half left. You can refrigerate the gateau as long as it is eaten within 24 hours. I would say this gateau would feed 4 adults or possibly 2 adults and 3 children. It weighs 350g. Nutritionally, as you can imagine it is not the best for you, the Tesco website states that a serving (no serving size is given, I am assuming it is around a ¼ of the cake) contains 185 calories, 16.8g of sugar, 8.5g fat (5g which saturates) and 0.1g of salt but it is lovely for a treat!
I would recommend this gateau as it had both lovely flavour and texture and its presentation was extremely good. I will certainly be buying this again as at only £1 I believe it to be a bargain!