“ Brand: Tesco / Type: Cake „
The Tesco sticky toffee cheesecake is a dessert I buy quite often if I am having a friend or family for dinner. This is because it always goes down well with guests and I enjoy it too. The cheesecake serves 6 - 8 people depending on how big you want the slices to be and I think this is very good value as the cheesecake only costs £1. It can be found in the freezer cabinet in Tesco alongside other gateaux and cakes. It is not difficult to spot as the packaging is very eye-catching and stands out in the freezer. The box is a bright orange colour so it is difficult to miss! The cheesecake is frozen so it is handy to keep in the freezer until you are having a dinner party or guests over. Then all you need to do is follow the instruction on the box so that the cheesecake has time to defrost properly. You can either defrost it in the fridge or at room temperature. I tend to just leave it in the kitchen for a few hours before it is needed and this is usually fine. There is a foil tray inside the cardboard box and this foil tray has to be cut away from the cheesecake before you allow it to defrost. The cheesecake is made up of layers. The bottom layer is a biscuit crumb type of base and this is very flaky and delicious. The next layer is the cheesecake filling and this is very sweet as you would expect with any sort of pudding like this. This layer tastes of toffee and has a light and fluffy texture to it. Not like other cheesecake fillings that can be very stodgy and heavy to eat. The top of the cheesecake filling is the toffee flavoured sauce which is very sweet although there is not too much of this sauce so it doesn't make it too sweet. There is also some cream around the edge of the cake which is tasty and smooth. The whole of the cheesecake is topped off with some little crumbs of white chocolate although there are hardly any of these on top of the cake so you can hardly taste them. The main taste when eating the cake is very sweet and is mainly toffee. The cake is really delicious and it always proves to be a hit when I have guests for tea. I would recommend it and it will always be my first choice when I am buying a frozen dessert in Tesco. The back of the box states that one sixth of the cheesecake contains 235 calories. Only a pound for a whole frozen cheesecake........ What a bargain!
Tesco is well known for its cheap own brand products- often imitating known brand items but making cheaper versions. This is one of them! I love cheesecake and often try different brands to find the best tasting. So far, I've only ever found really expensive versions to be good. But I decided to try this in the quest for yet another delicious cheesecake at a bargain price! Some cheesecakes have a nice base but rubbish filling or vice versa. Here's the lowdown on each element in this version. ~The base~ This one has quite a thick biscuit base. It is nice and crunchy and seems to be made with a syrup rather than margarine or butter as the taste is sweeter and not as buttery. The biscuits also differ in different versions - the Americans tend to use Graham crackers for the base and Brits love their digestives as we know! T his version has good quality biscuits and again some kind of syrup as the biscuits keep their shape well while you're cutting into it. The cheesecake filling is toffee flavoured and there is a rich toffee sauce spread across the whole top of the cheesecake. There are also white chocolate shavings strewn across the top of the sauce. They look pretty and taste good too if you pick them off individually. Otherwise they can't be tasted very well amidst all that toffee! They're mostly for decoration. The filling is not thick, it's quite thin, but because its so sweet maybe that's ok! It also has a cream layer around the edges which is made with fresh-tasting whipped cream which is sweet and delicious on its own. ~Nutritional values~ 100g of cheesecake contains: 360 calories 21.5g of fat The whole cake weighs 400g. ~My opinion~ It's not bad at all! Its pretty nice for only £1! The filling is very tasty and the biscuit base is really nice too on its own. Together it makes a very tasty combination. It's not much good if you don't like toffee flavor but otherwise it's a very nice dessert, the kind you could serve at a dinner party and not be embarrassed. Its brilliant value for just £1 and as its so sweet you could be satisfied with just one piece - ok two!- so it can be enjoyed by a whole family despite its thinness! See my comments above on the base and filling individually - together they make a lovely combo! Try it out!
My mum is trying out a load of different food at the minute so she can get the Xmas day menu just right, I know it's early but I'm not complaining because we haven't eaten so good all year. Yesterday she brought a Sticky Toffee Cheesecake from Tesco , we had it after tea and it was yummy. The cheesecake has got quite a thick biscuit base. The base isn't quite as buttery as I'd like it to be but it's lovely and crunchy with a nice syrup taste to it. You can tell the biscuits they've used are good quality because they hold their shape good while you're cutting the cheesecake but are nice and crumbly when you bite into it. I don't know why but I was a bit surprised that the actual cheesecake mixture is toffee flavoured, it tasted yummy and mega sweet but without being sickly. It's madly creamy and melts in your mouth, deffo one of the best cheesecakes I've had in a long time. There's a rich toffee sauce spread across the whole cheesecake and that is delish, it's spread quite thin but has got a very strong toffee flavour and is mega sweet so I don't think they'd dare put much more on! It definitely makes the cheesecake tastier because even though the whole thing is toffee flavoured the taste of the sauce is a lot more intense. The cream round the edges is proper whipped cream and it's very rich, I'm not mad for cream so scraped most of it off but the small bit I had was sweet and obviously very fresh. Topping the toffee sauce are a good amount of white chocolate shavings, because the toffee is a bit sticky they don't drop off as soon as you pick a piece of cheesecake up and that's a bonus! Lol You can't taste them much and they're just there for decoration really because you're never going to taste white chocolate over this madly sweet toffee flavour. I was surprised when my mum said it was only £1.00 because it tastes like it should cost more than that. I don't think it's the sort of thing we're looking for for Xmas but we'll deffo have this cheesecake again because it's sweet, delish and a nice treat after a meal. I can't work out the exact calories because Tesco very helpfully don't bother giving serving sizes, it's gonna be bad though because 100g of cheesecake contains 360 calories and 21.5g of fat and the whole cake is 400g.
When I walk past the freezer section in supermarkets, my head always turns to the cheesecakes. It's like a magnetic attraction. I only tried my first slice of this stuff last year, but it was love at first sight. Cheesecakes aren't the healthiest of desserts, unless you go for a lower fat version, so you might as well go for something indulgent that doesn't skimp on taste. I came across this Sticky Toffee cheesecake in my local Tesco last week and it went straight in my trolley as it was a bargain at £1. This product actually comes in a differently designed box to the one in the photo, but it's easy to find because it's Tesco's own make and is found in the frozen section. It costs £1 for 400g, which I think is a great price because it's a decent size and tastes fantastic. When you take it out of the box, you need to carefully cut away the foil container so it can stand on a plate to defrost. If you choose to defrost in the fridge, it will take 4 hours. But at room temperature it'll take 2.5 hours, after which you can pop it in the fridge to keep it cool until it's all gone (which doesn't take long in my house!). The product is described as a 'creamy toffee cheesecake with a digestive biscuit base, topped with toffee sauce and real diary cream'. I'm not a fan of whipped/dairy cream, so I took a bit of this off. As you can see from the picture, you get a good amount of cream around the outside which adds a pretty decorative element. The depth of the cheesecake is just right; you get a good serving of the biscuit base, cheesecake part, plus a nice thick layer of toffee. On the top you get the cream, along with some white chocolate flakes. These are crisp and taste delicious, and the make the cake look pretty :o) The recommended serving size is per 1/6 of the cheesecake; although the cheesecake is a decent size, each 1/6 isn't much if you have a good appetite. Each serving contains 235 calories and 21.5g fat - like I said, cheesecakes aren't the healthiest of sweet treats. But, in my opinion, it's worth it. How does it taste? If you have a sweet tooth, you should love this. The biscuit base is relatively crunchy and quite sweet, and the toffee is thick and creamy. It's not dry, which I've found with one or two other cheesecakes, but it's not sloppy either, so the moistness factor is also spot-on. Because of all the sugar in this, it is quite sweet. That's a good thing because you only need a small serving to satisfy the want for something sweet and delicious. Overall, I was very pleased with Tesco's sticky toffee cheesecake. It may be their own brand, but it's just as good as a branded version which can cost 2, 3 or 4 times as much. The texture is just right, as it's slightly crumbly without falling apart as soon as you touch it. It's sweet and very rich, without being sickly (providing you don't eat more than half of this in one go...although I was very tempted!). I like to savour cheesecake, so my small 1/6th serving took me 10 minutes to eat, and each bite was delicious. It's something to savour for the flavour, and makes a perfect dessert you can keep in the freezer for whenever you want it. Just remember to allow time to defrost first.
The fact that you can buy this cheesecake for a £1 would suggest that you cannot really go too far wrong however to be honest while it is definately good value for money the price does reflectthe quality some what so for certain occasions like a large party or just as an indulgent treat for two (that does not mean it only serves two, you can get six servings easily out of it) then I would say it is fine but if you really want a tasty high quality cheesecake then it would not be for you. It can be found in the Tesco freezer cabinets and as such I find that with frozen cheesecakes once they thaw they are never quite as rich and firm as the ones from the chiller cabinet. This cheesecake has a nice firm biscuit base and then I find the cream cheese filling to be a little more creamy than the thicker boded cheesier ones and while the taste is fine it is slightly watery in my opnion. The top layer of toffee cream is very tasty and there are white chocolate and caramel shaving on the top. I'm less keen on the piped cream that is around the edges as I'm not a fan of this processed squirty cream. Overall the four combinations combine well into a rather sweet dessert however I prefer my cheesecakes to be a bit sharper in taste and this one lacks in that area.
Tesco Sticky Toffee Cheesecake is an absolute bargain buy at £1 for a 400g cheesecake! What's more, it actually tastes really nice for that price!! Tesco Sticky Toffee Cheesecake comes in a deep, brown box (it's been changed since the dooyoo picture was uploaded) and inside there's a foil case that the cheesecake sits in. This is a frozen product, so you need to pull it out of the box to defrost it at room temperature ideally, although if you can wait a bit longer you could just put the box straight into the fridge the day before you want it. The cheesecake is a bit fiddly to get out of the thin foil case, but it has to be done because the foil will rip if you try to cut on top of it. The best way I found is to tear down one side of the foil, work it off part way, then carefully slide the cheesecake onto a plate while pulling the foil bottom away at the same time. Just try it and you'll work out what I mean! Anyway, once served, this is one of the tastiest desserts I think I've ever had in this price range. The cheesecake is a good depth, with plenty of each layer included. The cheesecake part of this is creamy and rich, with just enough sweetness to it. The digestive base is crumbly but moist, and the toffee sauce is to die for. I like the white chocolate shavings on the top as they compliment the toffee perfectly. The only bit I'm not so mad about is the cream, as it tastes very artificial to me. The box does say it's real dairy cream, but it doesn't quite taste it to me. It sort of coats my mouth a bit and has a slightly strange, bland taste to it in places. It's acceptable though, and it doesn't ruin an otherwise enjoyable dessert.
===Background:=== Sticky Toffee Cheesecake always reminds me of warm evenings sitting out in the garden with my previous lodger. At the end of a hard day at work we would both sit out in the garden and take it in turns to buy puddings. This was one of our favourites and as we had a large Tesco's just down the road that made it easy for us to buy and it doesn't take an awful lot of effort to prepare. ===Price: === The current price for the Tesco's Sticky Toffee Cheesecake 400g variety is a very competitive £1. Having studied the shelves at my local store I can see for a similar size dessert you can pay anything up to £3.99 for the branded ones. Cheesecakes come in a variety of sizes and makes. These include; Strawberry, Raspberry, Chocolate, Lemon and Banoffee to name just a few. ===Packaging:=== The product comes in a box, which aptly in a light brown colour. It is quite distinctive and shows a wonderful looking Cheesecake on the front. It also tells me on the front cover that this product is suitable for vegetarians, it importantly needs de-frosting and what a sixth of the desert contains as per the daily guidelines for an adult. While on the back on the packet we have far more details about the product. The freezing guidelines, how to defrost, the nutrition values, a long list of ingredients and the Tesco's promise to customers. ===How to prepare:=== You cannot simply eat this product straight from the freezer or the Supermarket. You need to allow 2.5 hours at room temperature or 4 hours in a refrigerator for the product to thaw properly. Once the product has thawed out you need to eat it within 24 hours and keep refrigerated where possible. Do not refreeze once the product has thawed out The one I bought allowed me to freeze it for six months before the best before date expired. There was no possibility however this was going to last more than a couple of weeks with me. I like a good convenient and tasty desert and so this is right up my street. ===The Product:=== The Tesco Sticky Coffee Cheesecake is stored in an aluminium foil. It has a digestive biscuit base, which is covered by a cheesecake batter, toffee sauce, with a perimeter of cream while the centre has chocolate curls It looks amazingly appealing with its tempting design and the mouth watering cream round the edges of the desert. I found the Cheesecake easily came out of its foil container with no fuss, mess or breakages and it sat looking wonderful on a plate. I have to say when I put it on a plate it didn't look half as big or deep as I had imagined it. In fact it looked a little sorry for itself size wise. But it already had my taste buds watering just by the look of it. Even as I sit longingly watching and waiting for it to defrost I can smell a vague but tempting toffee and cream smell. The product is about 6" wide by 1"deep. It is a reasonable size and can feed six without too much trouble as long as a couple at least are children. ===Allergy advice:=== This product contains: Milk, Wheat, Gluten, Soya It cannot guarantee it is completely nut free ===Serving: === This product serves six people. Taste: I found the pudding easy to cut into slices and it did not capitulate when this was done. It was a bit messy so I found it easier to use a spoon to eat it with. Although it looked appealing on my plate it was nowhere near as distinct or pronounced as the photo on the front of the packet. It was hard to know exactly where to start the middle with the toffee and cheesecake base or the creamy outside with the cheesecake and the biscuit base. In the end I went for the middle first. I found because of the hard biscuit base it was hard to break up with a spoon. I put the first piece into my mouth I instantly crunched the biscuit base, while then savouring the softer cheesecake flavour and the sticky toffee top. It tasted delicious, although I did find the toffee particularly sticky especially around my teeth. As I ate more I encountered the sweet cream on the outside if the slice, it tasted lovely although I did not think it mixed or tasted as good as the toffee did with the case. It amazing the sacrifices you have to make in the name of research! I had to have a second piece. This I tried to pick up with my hand but rapidly put it down again, as it was covered in cream. I really enjoyed the way the toffee made my mouth water and the way it superbly blended with the biscuit base. All in all a real treat, although afterwards I did feel very guilty about eating it and had to go of for a long walk. For me the toffee was superb and tasted exquisite it was so sweet and creamy, but it combined well with both the biscuit base and the cream. My Opinion: I really enjoyed the sweet satisfying taste of this product from the tasty digestive base to the chewy toffee centre. Although after a couple of pieces I did feel full up but satisfied. The only bit I didn't really see the point of was the Chocolate curls that did not really taste of much to me, I assume they were there for effect to make the pudding like more appealing. I don't like having to wait 2.5 hours for the product to de-frost!! It seems to last forever, I know I shouldn't be so impatient. I think in future I will put it out of harms way in the fridge, where I can't see it and wait 4 hours instead. This product is high in calories and also in Fat and Saturates. So I think it should only be used as a special treat. Not something you can indulge in if you are on a diet. I do believe that one piece of the delicious pudding should be sufficient for most as a sixth of the cake gives you that wonderful and mouth watering taste and the lovely fusion between toffee and cream. I think this product is ideal for busy families puddings. Who do not have the time to make a cheesecake. It is very easy and convenient to serve up; you just need to ensure you allow enough time for it to de-frost before serving it. One slice provides: Daily recommended amount as % Calories 235 (12%) Fat: 14.2g (20%) Total Sugar: 13.5g (15%) Saturates: 7g (35%) Salt:0.2g (3%) More information on the product: Write to: Tesco Stores Ltd, Cheshunt, EN8 9SL UK Freephone: 0800-505555 Shop on-line: www.tesco.com ===Conclusion: ==== I would recommend this product to anyone who enjoys the taste of a good quality toffee cheesecake. I think for the cost of it you cannot beat it plus importantly it tastes superb and is really easy to serve, you just have to wait!! Thanks for reading my review.
Tesco sticky toffee cheesecake can be found in larger tesco stores, in the frozen food section. We were having a roast dinner with all the trimmings at the weekend and for afters, I wanted a quick and easy gateau or something similar that I didn't need to worry about too much. Whilst we were in our local Tesco store, I opted for this cheesecake as we both like sweet toffee-flavoured puddings, and it was available for the bargain price of £1! (Unsure whether this was a special offer or not). After reading the back of the packet, I discovered that the cake (as is usual with these types of desserts) had to be defrosted at room temperature prior to being eaten. I followed the instructions on the back of the packet, which included removing the cake from the box and cutting the foil packaging with scissors to enable the cake to be placed on a plate, and thus defrost accordingly. I found the cutting from foil part very easy (not the case with every frozen cake, believe me!) and placed it on the plate, to be forgotten about until much later. I should point out at this point that once we had eaten our meal we were both so full up that the very thought of eating a piece of this cake was enough to make us groan, and as it turned out, we didn't eat our pudding until much later on in the evening, by which point it was well and truly defrosted. That said, I did check the cake approx 2 hours after removing it from the packaging and felt that it was defrosted thoroughly and it could have probably been eaten at that point. (The packaging stated it was to be left to defrost for 2 and a half hours at room temperature, longer in a fridge). The cake has a nice thick biscuity base upon which is a nice generous layer of toffee flavoured cheesecake filling. On top of this layer, is the most scrumptious runny toffee sauce, this was the best part for me - absolutely delicious - (mouth is watering while i'm typing this) , which is garnished with little curls of what appears to be white chocolate. The whole cake has a creamy topping piped around the outside, which had a nice taste and was not too sickly. The cake itself was not the largest cake I have ever bought, nor was it the smallest... but as the cake is very sweet, I would be doubtful that you could eat a HUGE chunk of this cake, it might become sickly after a while, though we didn't find that, and I myself only had a small piece. (That said, my OH had a quarter of it.... tut tut!) I'd say you could get about 6 generous servings from the cake, or perhaps 8 meaner ones ;-) I don't tend to read the calorie/fat content info on such a product (lets face it, it can only be bad news!!) so I can't really comment... what I WILL say though, is that it was very rich and sweet, so I wouldn't expect it to be suitable for any dieters or slimers! (Yummy taste is worth it though!) It was a pleasant treat and I would probably buy it again, especially if it transpired that the £1 price was indeed what it normally cost, and was not just a special offer.... fantastic value!
I picked up one of Tesco's Sticky Toffee Cheesecakes when I was doing my weekly shopping. This is one that I have not tried before. The Cheesecake comes in a square shaped cardboard box, and can be found in the frozen food section at Tesco. The box is mostly blue in colour and there is a close up picture of the cheesecake on the front of the box. When I opened the box, the cheesecake was inside a silver foil container. The instrutions on the box told me, to cut the side of the foil, with a pair of scissors. This was no problem and I then carefully peeled the foil from the cheesecake. I removed all the packaging before defrosting, as I think it would have been a bit messy to do it afterwards. The cheesecake is round and measures around 6 inches in diameter and is about 1 inch thick. The cheesecake is made up of a biscuit base, the creamy filling and then the toffee sauce. It is decorated on top with white chocolate curls. There is piped cream all the way round the edge. I have to say that it looks delicious sitting on the plate to defrost. When I took a slice of the cheesecake and put it onto a plate, I wasn't sure which bit to try first. I started with the biscuit base. It tasted lovely and crunchy and was a rich dark colour. Next for the filling, and I was not disappointed. It had a smooth creamy texture and was very melt in the mouth. The toffee sauce was excellent and was just the right consistancy. The whipped cream and the white chocolate curls did not disappoint me either. When I took a spoonful of all the layers together, the crunchy biscuit complimented the softness of the filling, very well and the toffee sauce just added to the great taste. It did not taste too sweet and did leave a lovely taste in my mouth. For a special treat you could serve this with ice cream or fresh pouring cream. Now it does say on the box that this dessert can be divided into six portions but I would only divide it into four. I would only serve a small portion to someone who asked for it. Obviously this is a personal choice, but the small portion does look tiny on a plate. This product does not contain any artificial colours, preservatives or flavours. What it does contain is a high sugar and fat content. This cheesecake weighs 400g and each 100g contains:- 360 Calories 20.5g of Sugar 21.5g of Fat 1.5g of Fibre On the front of the box it also tells you what one-sixth of the cheesecake contains. It takes two and a half hours to defrost at room temperature, and about four hours in the fridge. Once it has been defrosted, it has to be used within 24 hours. I bought this in Tesco for £1, so I was really pleased with my purchase. Will I buy it again - Yes definitely.