The Pwdin Mefus a Hufen Fanila (Strawberries and Vanilla Cream Pots) were bought from a Tesco in Swansea, the puddings were £2.00 for two, on special offer down from £2.75.
An evening spent with Back the the Roots' Welsh correspondent, Ruth Dawson, over these new desserts and a bottle of rose came up with the following review and comments:
"The dessert was a firm cream layered on top of a strawberry compote. The strawberries cut through the smooth cream, but it feels like it's missing a cheesecake base or something with a 'bite'. As you carried on eating, I found the consistency of the cream slightly strange - as if they should have been left out of the fridge for half an hour before serving. Served in little glass ramekins, they must be eaten with a teaspoon because it is so sweet. I thought they were very good value for money, but just so very sweet that I couldn't finish it."
5/10 for a lack of crunch
|Two for tea?|
You can tell that it contains vanilla pods as it tastes very strong. I found the strawberries a bit bland, and the cream overpowering, making it very sickly. You get a free pot, but I wonder if it is a bit of a waste to have especially made glass pots - Caroline has a slight Gu obsession and has many in her cupboards already! I ate all of it and thought it was really good, just too sweet. It's very heavy even though it looks light. I think a 50/50 ratio of strawberry compote to cream would help. After eating it, we both felt a desperate need to clean our teeth as the sweetness lingered for ages."
6/10 definitely for someone with a sweet tooth
|Cream layered on top of strawberry compote|
Maybe it's time to try the chocolate version, which is also available from supermarkets now.