“ Brand: Tesco / Type: Cake „
I've never seen anything like this before but when I saw this Profiterole Gateau in Tesco I had to buy it even though at £4.00 it was more than I'd usually spend on a frozen cake.
It's delish though and even though it's quite dear for an own brand product I think it was worth the money for a treat. You have to defrost it for about 4 hours before eating so make sure you remember to take it out of the freezer in time.
The gateau is made up of a thin layer of chocolate sponge, this is topped with chocolate mousse and then the small profiteroles are stuck into the mousse. It looks proper unusual and I loved it for that, but the taste is also different from anything I've ever eaten before.
It's not really a gateau, it just looks a bit like one. I was glad about that because I don't like gateau that much but if you want something that actually reminds you of gateau then this probably isn't it, even though it's yummy.
The chocolate sponge is delish, it's mega light but still tastes strong of cocoa, it's not amazingly sweet but that's a good thing because the chocolate mousse is very sugary and strong tasting so a sweet sponge would spoil it.
The taste of the profiteroles with the sponge and mousse is out of this world. The cream inside them is vanilla flavoured so again these are a proper sweet part of the cake, they're quite small but cut good without falling apart so even though when you're slicing the cake you'll have to cut some in half they always cut neat and don't lose their shape.
I think when you eat your slice of the gateau with a fork you're best off to get a bit of each part of the cake to enjoy it the best. The only thing that could be improved I think would be if they put the chocolate sauce in a sachet in the box instead of it already being on top of the profiteroles. Then you could warm it up in the microwave and pour it over yourself, warm chocolate sauce on this gateau would be delish I reckon!
We all enjoyed this gateau so much that it's on the shopping list for Xmas day now for the people who don't like Xmas pudding. It not only looks wicked but tastes delish too, and if you get to Tesco quick it's now on special offer at £3.00 and that is a proper bargain for such a yummy cake.