Product Type: Tesco Snacks
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Tesco Raspberry Rapture Cheesecake
Member Name: mjc121
Tesco Raspberry Rapture Cheesecake
Advantages: no artificial nasties
Disadvantages: vertualy no tase, fruit layer far too thin
I'm a bit of a cheesecake fan, well that is to say a lot of a cheesecake fan and whilst in my local tesco express I saw these and thought I would give them a go in place of my usual GU cheesecakes as they were cheaper. They also claim that they don't contain any artificial nasties.
The pack is in the fridge area so no waiting around for them to defrost for hours and each pack comes with two, disappointingly small slices of cheesecake. For a dessert I'd have to eat both of them - but I can eat like a horse at the best of times so one slice may be enough for most. The item does have a short shelf life but can be frozen.
It is suitable for vegetarians.
Each slice contains:
Energy - 335 Kcal
Sugar - 23.5g
Fat - 20.9g (saturated fat 11.1g)
Salt - 0.7g
On opening the pack there was virtually no smell of the raspberries which did start the alarm bells ringing as to how good it would be. The small slice consisted of the usual three parts the biscuit base the layer of 'cheese' and the fruit top.
Well firstly the fruit top in my opinion was far too thin, there was less than a quarter centimetre of it, bright red and tasteless, there was no taste of raspberry at all. I should have guessed this from the lack of the smell of raspberries. The topping was sticky but not overly sweet. For me this was a really big failing as I like a good size layer of fruit on my 'fruit' cheesecakes which actually tastes of the fruit is supposed to be made from. Here tesco fell down on both these areas.
The layer of cheese was far too thick it consisted of about 7/8ths of the slice. Although there were 'freeze dried' raspberry pieces in it again there was no taste of raspberry. Whilst the texture was fairly creamy it was also very heavy and had, I felt, somewhat of a grainy texture as if it hadn't been beaten for long enough. The layer of cheese also somewhat dried out my mouth. After a couple of forkfuls of it I was almost at the stage where I had to force myself to finish it - mainly as I hate wasting food.
The biscuit base was ok but that it about all. It was three times the thickness of the fruit layer and was, I felt, a bit too dry. Although the first taste of the base is slightly buttery this soon gave way to a taste I couldn't put my finger on. Not exactly a burnt taste but something in that area. The base did hold up well and wasn't soggy but I have had even cheaper cheesecakes with better ones.
In all I was disappointed in this purchase and it is not something I would buy again. I gave the other slice to a housmate - she wasn't impressed either. This attempt may have been more acceptable if it was in the shops cheaper own range as I don't think it was worth the money I paid for it. The fact that they don't contain any artificial colour, flavourings or preservatives is possibly the only redeeming feature.
I know other people who do love these cheesecakes but I was not all that happy with them. I'll be sticking to my GU ones in future.
the pack of two cheesecakes cost £2.06 when I bought them.
Summary: C+ tesco - must try harder.