“ Brand: Tesco / Type: Cakes „
For only 38p, we thought that the Tesco Double Chocolate Swiss Roll had to be worth a try. It's a fairly reasonable size for that price and says it can serve six (though it serves four realistically!). This is one of two similar products, so you may have previously had the raspberry flavoured version of this as we have done. We really liked the raspberry one, so we were expecting to like this one too.
I have to say that I might have had expectations that were a little too high when I tried this. As I said before, I really liked the Raspberry one, so I guess I was expecting this to be just as tasty. Raspberry is a bit easier to do on the cheap though I guess!
This has got quite a light, springy texture to it when you cut it up and when you take hold of it, but once you get it in your mouth, it's actually quite dry. The chocolate paste in the middle of this isn't moist and flavoursome like the vanilla paste is in the raspberry version. It's more sludgy and rather sparse really too.
Even at this price I don't think we'll buy this again. If you want your chocolate doubled up, sludgy, sickenly sweet and overly filling then actually you might rather like this. If on the other hand you want something that's moist and springy, you're better off paying a little extra and getting a brand name version. I think we will in the future.
Every time my wife does a shopping you can guarantee that there will be plenty cakes brought home, this is because we as a family prefer cake to biscuits or sweets when it comes to a tasty sweet treat.
My wife often sticks to the good old favourites like French fancies and Victoria sponge but she does from time to time try something different.
A recent purchase of hers was a Tesco Double chocolate Swiss roll, known as double chocolate because it has a chocolate cream filling rather than the usual vanilla butter cream that you would normally get.
As with every Swiss roll it seems that they are unable to package them so that you do not rip off half the cake when you open them as they are always stuck to the wrapping but once you do get this out of its wrapping you can instantly smell the chocolate and you can see that the sponge is very thick and that the cream is a lovely and thick looking also and that there is a generous amount of it.
The taste test went well also although this is a bit sweet and I certainly could not eat a lot of it. It has a very strong chocolate taste which for me it should as it carries the name double chocolate, it has a nice consistency too, the sponge is perfect and the cream although very sweet compliments the taste of the sponge cake very well.
One Swiss roll is recommended to serve six people, that would be with each person getting two slices and I think this is about right, they have worked out that a sixth of the roll has 125 calories and 5.3g of fat so like any other cake or sweet treat it is quite fattening, especially if you are having it with custard or cream.
My wife cannot remember exactly what she paid for it and I do not want to mislead anyone but she says she is 90% certain it was 59p which seems like decent value for money to me and it is a cake I would be happy to recommend to people but I would say you probably need a fairly sweet tooth to enjoy it.
We seem to go through loads of cake in our house so I'm always on the look out for something which will last a bit longer.
I noticed this swiss roll on the shelf and thought I'd give it a try - perhaps if people had to cut it themselves it would be a little less tempting than the "open the packet and eat" type of cakes which I usually buy.
Well my plan sort of worked - but I forgot to take into account they size of piece people would cut themselves - anyway back to the cake.
The one thing I do get annoyed about with swiss roll is the way that the top of the cake always seems to stick to the thin plastic wrapping and so when you peel off the wrapper you take half the cake with you.
The cake part of the roll is not too thick and so you get a good balance between the cake and the buttercream filling. I didn't really find the roll that chocolatey which was a little disappointing. The cake wasn't overly moist so I feel that if it hadn't been eaten that quickly it would have gone hard very quickly.
Anyway overall the cake was not too sweet and fairly moist with a good balance between cake and buttercream filling.
Tesco describe this product on the packet as -
" A yummy chocolate swiss roll sponge with a creamy chocolate flavoured filling- No artificial flavours or colours"
I love cakes and chocolate cakes especially so I thought I'd give this a try. Unfortuneately, I found it a little disappointing. I certainly wasn't up there with the gorgeously chocolatey yule logs I'd had over christmas.
The cake itself was soft, but a bit dry and had a powdery quality to it. To me it tasted cheap. There was no frosting or chocolate coating at all, which would have made it less dry. The buttercream was nice enough though, not too sweet, but I feel there could have been a little more of it.
The packet states that one swiss roll is 6 portions. I'd say, like me, most people would call it more 4. One sixth of the roll it states contains 125 cals 10.6g of sugar and 5.3g of fat. For all this badness I would expect an altoghter tastier cake.
Overall, it didn't taste as indulgent as it should. For the amount of calories I'm consuming I'd be more satisfied with a bar of chocolate!