“ Brand: Tesco / Type: Cakes „
Being a bit of a cupcake aficionado and having never tried the infamous red velvet, I bought these cupcakes from tesco in a 2 pack to see what all the fuss was about.... Now having tasted and thoroughly examined them I have found them to be a fraud! The cake itself promises to be chocolatey and presumably, red... But alas they are neither! The frosting was pleasant but the cake was bland and the least exciting cake I've ever eaten. Not worth the calories I'm afraid. They look pretty but there are far better versions out there, and even better, make them yourself.Tesco - 0, home baking - 1.
Not so long ago, Tesco introduced a new range of cupcakes. I am a big cupcake fan, firstly because they tend to look nice, and second because they taste nice.
They had a range of three that I saw, Red Velvet, Cookies and Cream and Mississippi. All looked very tempting but though I am a big chocolate fan, I chose the Red Velvet ones because I liked the name.
They were available in a 2 pack for £1.19 or a 4 pack for £1.72. Given that the larger pack wasn't much more, I got that.
They comes in a pinky red box, in a tray in a cellophane seal which probably stops the icing going everywhere if the box gets turned upside down or knocked about in the shopping bags.
Each cupcake is wrapped in a pink polka dot case. I assumed that given the colour, they would be all strawberry but I was wrong.
The top is white creamy frosting, which I found very liquidy, more creamy than like icing, went all over my fingers. On top are sprinkled mini pink hundreds and thousands which makes them look very pretty.
Underneath however to my surprise was actually chocolate sponge and in the very centre of this, liquid chocolate. I wasn't disappointed though, as I do like chocolate sponge.
This cupcake was very rich and I think the taste of the chocolate sponge and liquid was dominated by the cream top. This was a shame because you want to be able to taste all bits of it.
That said, it wasn't horrible and the look of these cupcakes would make them lovely for placing out on a plate for afternoon tea and so on.
I might try some of the other varieties.