Monday, 14 July 2014

NEW! Morrisons' 'Chocolate Marshmallow Cup'

On my last trip to Morrisons I was looking for something chocolate-y and sweet to take home with me to devour, and luckily I came across a new range of 'really good puds' that Morrisons' have recently introduced.

Of course me being the chocoholic that I am, my eyes were immediately drawn to the 'Marshmallow Chocolate Cups'.....

'Morrisons' Marshmallow Chocolate Cups'

They look tasty don't they?.....

Well I certainly thought so!.....At the price of £1.99 for two portions I didn't think they were too bad! So I popped them in my trolley and off I went looking forward to devouring one that evening!
The box contains two 'marshmallow chocolate cups' and is described as;

 'Mini Coffee cups packed with creamy chocolate sauce on a chocolatey biscuit base, topped with gooey marshmallow froth and a dusting of cocoa'

To say that I was disappointed when I realised that the 'cups' were not actual edible would be a huge understatement!!.....I think there is definitely an issue with misadvertising here, as on appearance you are led to believe that the product is a 'marshmallow chocolate cup'. When in reality it's marshmallow and chocolate INSIDE a cup.

'183 Kcal per 61g cup'

However, after getting over the initial disappointment that I wouldn't be able to consume the actual cup....the dessert did actually taste really nice! The dessert appeared to be 'layered' inside the cup, with a biscuit base at the bottom, followed by a layer of chocolate sauce/mousse and then topped with marshmallow froth.

'£1.99 for 2 portions'

My favourite part of the dessert was definitely the marshmallow froth at the top! It was light, sweet and tasted divine! And it gave a nice added sweetness to the chocolate mousse layer following it!...The biscuit base at the bottom tasted alright, it's nothing to scream in joy about, but it tasted good and added a bit of depth and texture to the cup.

Overall, I really enjoyed this dessert! The addition of the little chocolate stick and dusting of cocoa at the top was a nice touch, and the marshmallow froth tasted amazing. However, I couldn't help but feel let down that the cup wasn't actually edible! That would have taken the dessert to a whole new level and made me want to buy it again and again! 

Would I buy this again? Maybe

Sunday, 13 July 2014

Pringles 'Brazilian Zesty Chili Style'

So recently I was contacted by a PR company about reviewing a new Pringles flavour designed specifically to be introduced around the time of the World Cup.

The new 'Brazilian Zesty Chili' flavour, is just one of a long line of products that have been styled to fit the 'Brazilian' theme of the World Cup.

190g tube

Personally, I am a huge fan of the Pringles brand already, my favourite being the Sour Cream & Onion flavour, so of course when I was contacted I immediately agreed to feature this new flavour on my blog!

On arrival, the tube was slightly smushed....but I have seen this has also been a problem for a couple other reviewers too...and to be honest problems can occur all the time with shipping so this wasn't much of an issue for me!

Now onto the taste! Once I opened the tube, and peeled back the lid I was immediately hit with the sharp smell of lime and chili (surely a good sign that the flavours are right!) .....However, this made me slightly apprehensive as I'm not really a 'spicy' girl...and tend to go for more neutral and subtle flavours, but for the sake of this review I dug in!

154 Kcal per 30g

....And I can honestly say that I was pleasantly surprised! I was expecting these Pringles to have a very tart and tangy taste from the lime and chili flavour...however, it was much more subtle, and whilst the chili did bring a bit of heat to the crisps, the addition of the zesty lime helped tone the flavour down to a more bearable level!

I would definitely recommend these Pringles to anyone planning a World Cup Final party for tonight! They would be the perfect, zesty addition to a party and the design of the tube would fit right in! These Pringles are currently available in most supermarkets and ASDA currently have Pringles on offer on a 2 for £2 bargain! These 'brazilian zesty chili style' Pringles have an RRP of £2.69.

Would I buy these again? YES