“ Brand: Cadbury / Type: Puddings „
I must confess to being great fan of anything chocolately. I love anything made by Cadburys, so these are no exception to that rule.
I recently spotted these Hot Chocolate Puddings whilst in Tescos Supermarket. They come in a thin carboard outter wrapping, and contain inside two little plastic containers filled full of Chocolate Spongey Pudding with a dreamy chocolately sauce at the bottom of each one.
Simply pop these into the microwave for approximately 50-60 seconds, and you have an instant desert, which not only tastes great but they also look great too, simply turn the pots upside down onto a plate and the puddings pop or slide out, and the smell whilst you are cooking these, is dreamy of chocolate.
The sauce is rather like a hot chocolate bar that has been melted down and tastes great in conjuction with the spongey texture of the chocolate pudding.
They contain 400 cals per pudding, but whose counting.
These are suitable for vegetarians.
Ingredients are : modified maize, vegtable oil, milk chocolate, cocoa butter, cocoa powder, wheat starch, milk proteins whipped cream, golden syrup.
Containing 120 grams, these are just enough to eat, but as im greedy i ate the two, they are really such a treat, and being made by Cadburys they taste of good quality chocolate and the sauce which compliments the spongey pudding, really blend well together.
I love these and would definitely recommend them to you to try
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So you're looking at puddings in the supermarket, and you see a Cadbury's hot chocolate pudding. If you're a Cadbury's fan (like me) you're sure to think great! Sounds delicious. The reality is that this product just doesn't deliver...
What is it?
This product comes in a set of 2 x 120g sponge puddings. Microwavable in 50 seconds, they sound convenient and tasty. The pudding itself is a chocolate sponge, with chocolate sauce at the bottom. Although this sounds appetising, I found the product to be a let down. The flavour of the sponge cake and the sauce did not remind me of Cadbury's Dairy Milk, which I had expected it to. The sponge by itself is fairly bland and dry, and it is only when you get to the bottom of the packet and mix it with the sauce that it becomes nicer to eat. Despite this, I would still not say that it is one of the tastier chocolate puddings I have tasted. I found it to be anti-climactic after what I'd anticipated would be a delicious Cadbury treat. Also, at 400kcal a pudding, the taste does not justify the 20% RDA of calories I just put into my body. If I'm going to eat something naughty, I want it to taste amazing. Which this doesn't.
It usually sells at about £2 a packet, but my nan is always finding them on offer. I definitely would not have paid £2 for this product.
I was not blown away by this dessert. It's certainly convenient, being ready in 50 seconds, but then so are a lot of other desserts. The flavour was okay, but that's all. It would not be my dessert of choice in the future.
I'm just eating one now. The texture and taste of the sponge is perfect. However my only negative feedback was that I was expecting the chocolate sauce to more resemble cadburys milk chocolate. Instead it tastes like thick hot chocolate.
I'm a big fan of Cadbury products and I love a good sweet treat. I saw these on offer in Tescos for £1 a pack, reduced from £2, and I couldn't resist the temptation! For this price you get two individual chocolate puddings in microwavable plastic tubs. They should be kept refrigerated and can also be frozen.
It is extremely easy to prepare this dessert, just remove the plastic film covering the tub and pop it in the microwave for just under 60 seconds. This is a nice quick way to finish off a meal, or to just prepare as a treat if you fancy a hot snack. Once you've microwaved the pudding it is then ready to be transferred to a bowl, or if you're lazy like me just eat straight from the container.
It smells delicious as soon as you open the microwave, you get a sweet chocolatey aroma, and it cools quickly so you can eat it straight away. It looks like a typical sponge pudding and the cake part is wonderfully soft and moist, it has a spring to it and the texture is lovely and light & airy. The sauce is quite thin and runny from being heated but it is rich and sticky and compliments the sponge perfectly.
It's best to get a mouthful of both the sponge and the sauce at the same time so you can experience the full flavour of the dessert. The chocolate is rich and you can really taste the cocoa, it's a nice soft sweet taste, not at all bitter or artificial. The flavours mingle in your mouth and the sauce makes the cake a little softer as you bite into it, the combining textures create a nice sensation on the tongue. This really is a perfect little cake, and I think that's my only complaint, the portions are rather small! It is understandable though as one of these desserts contains almost 20g of fat, and over 20g of sugar. But you can tell just by looking at it that this is not a healthy option, so just take your time and savour this delicious dessert.
If you are a glutton or don't have to watch your weight I can highly recommend having this with a couple of scoops of clotted cream ice-cream - absolutely divine!!
Chocolate Flavoured Sponge (58%) contains: Wheat Flour, Sugar, Vegetable Oil, Water, Pasteurised Egg, Cocoa Powder (3%), Wheat Starch, Milk Proteins, Emulsifier, Wheat Protein, Salt, Stabilisers, Flavouring
Chocolate Sauce (42%) contains: Water, Whipping Cream (20%), Milk Chocolate (16%) (Milk, Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Cocoa Mass, Emulsifier), Golden Syrup, Sugar, Cocoa Powder, Modified Maize Starch
Suitable for vegetarians. Both the cardboard cover and the plastic tubs can be recycled after use.
I was looking for a treat for my daughter and I and found these puddings in Morrison's on special offer for £1, I think that they are usually about £1.20.
The puddings were in the refrigerated section of the supermarket but had a long sell by date of the 15th May (I bought them on the 30th April). In fact they can be frozen if required.
Each pudding comes in its own plastic container with a cardboard sleeve around both puddings with the Cadbury logo and a picture of the pudding along with heating instructions. The puddings are designed to be heated in the microwave for between 50 and 60 seconds each pudding, depending on the power output of your microwave. If the puddings have been frozen, they should be thoroughly defrosted first for 12 hours in a fridge. Before heating the plastic lid should be removed.
I was really looking forward to trying these puddings and wasn't disappointed. As I turned my pudding into a dish the thick chocolate sauce ran down the sides and made the whole thing look really yummy. The chocolate sponge was really light and with a lovely chocolate taste. The chocolate sauce was creamy and thick and perfect with the sponge. The puddings don't look that big to start with but in fact they are the perfect size for a dessert following a main meal. I had some Elmlea with mine and the cold cream against the hot pudding was gorgeous.
As nice as these puddings are you wouldn't want to be eating them every day due to the amount of fat, sugar and calories!
Each pudding is 120g but the packaging only gives the nutritional information per 100g
A lovely pudding for a treat for anyone who likes chocolate and being Cadbury's makes them extra special.
I am a self-confirmed chocoholic and I saw this product in offer in Tesco the other day for £1.00. For that you get 2 chocolcote puddings to enjoy!!!
I heated the first pudding in the microwave for 40 seconds after removing the cardboard packaging and the lid. When it came out I dived straight in and to be honest I was not overly impressed. The sponge cake has a dry texture to it and while it is perfectly ok to eat, I have definitely tasted better out there!! The sauce is right at the bottom of the pudding and also that was a bit of a disappointed. It was quite thin and the taste wasn't that nice it was a somewhat bitter taste that left an unpleasant after taste.
I don't think I will be bothering to purchase this again even if it is on offer as this does not even come in to comparrison with Morrisons The Best Chocolate pudding, which is the best supermarket version I have ever had the pleasure of testing!
These keep popping up at Tescos on special offer for just £1. I've managed to resist up until last weekend when I finally gave in and bought some. The puddings come in a twin pack, individually wrapped meaning you can easily eat one and keep one. The shelf life was around 3 weeks from when I purchased them meaning that if kept refrigerated, they last well.
Each pudding comes in a small plastic pot, the deep cadbury purple in colour. They are then wrapped in a cardboard sleeve with a similar design to the picture above, showing the cadbury logo and a large picture of the product.
To heat them, you use the microwave. Depending on the power of your microwave, this takes around 50-60 seconds. Once heated, you remove the film lid and tip the pot upside down, squeeze it and out pops the pudding, along with a fantastic serving of chocolate sauce! The cake itself is a deep chocolate brown colour, the sauce is thick and has even consistency. It looks very similar to melted chocolate and there is a very generous amount. The pudding was very hot, but didn't look as though it had been over cooked. I would recommend leaving the pudding to stand for about 30 seconds so you dont burn your mouth!
Obviously, the sauce and cake are meant to be eaten together and there is plenty of sauce to do this. However, I did try them seperately aswell in order to test their taste. The sauce was thick and chocolately and very similar to melted chocolate, just a tiny bit thinner in consistency. It tastes rich aswell as creamy and is guarateed to make your mouth water! The cake is moist and soft and has a really nice chocolate taste to it. Personally, I'm not a big fan of chocolate cake but this tasted really good! Together, the cake and sauce taste absolutely spectacular! They mix together really well and each one complements the other well. They were far superior to any other puddings of this kind and I will certainly be buying them again, regardless of price!
As I'm sure you have guessed, these are not good for those of you watching your weight. Unfortunately, I have thrown away the packaging and cannot seem to find these desserts on the Tesco website in order to tell you the nutritional information.
I wont hesitate buying these again as they are by far the best product of this type on the market. The real cadburys chocolate really shines through and you can certainly tell the difference. I would recommend these to absolutely anyone as they are very very tasty! If I could give them 6 stars I would.
I am a huge fan of Cadbury's confectionary products. I believe they are the superior market leader and nothing else really compares to them. Cadbury's dairy milk has a winning flavour and I was hoping they had waved their magic wand over this latest product, a hot chocolatey sponge cake. Yummy!
I love hot sponge cake and I love Cadbury's, so when I saw this I just knew I had to purchase it. I paid just under two pounds and my packet conatined two cakes. The packaging is a cardboard box, which is great for recycling purposes. The packaging is traditional cadburys purple, with the cadburys logo on the front. It is a tasty looking picture of chocolate cake, with chocolate sauce on and steam coming out of the top. The packaging was amazingly appetising!
Inside the packaging comes two small individually wrapped cakes. Small round brown cakes. They can either be cooked in the microwave or in the oven, and both taste comparible in my opinion. The pudding comes out cooked evenly over and not too much or too little in anyone place. It is light and airy with a nice chocolatey taste. It tastes thick and creamy and a rich choclate sauce compliments the taste extremly.
The pudding is great tasting, however as this is a review I will point out the two slight downsides. One is the size, each pudding is tiny. The other is the high calories, obviously with a product that tastes this good there has to be a high health cost!
It normally costs £1.99 for a twin pack of Cadbury Hot Chocolate Sponge Puddings, but you can get them for only 99p in Tesco at the moment. Bargain!
The first time I had one of these it was when they were on offer when they were first released. I thought the full price seemed ridiculous for two tiny little puddings, but then I tried one for the first time and quickly changed my mind.
These puddings come in little purple plastic pots with a cover on. To heat them up, just remove the cover from the top of the pot and pop them in the microwave for the time it tells you to on the packet (a minute or two depending on your microwave).
Once heated, tip the pudding out into a bowl and all the sauce from the sides and bottom of the pudding will drip down over your sponge.
This really is one of the nicest chocolate puddings I think I've ever had. The sponge is really light and moist, with just the right texture and sweetness for me. The sauce is absolutely amazing. If you can imagine melted down Dairy Milk stirred with a little cream and heated gently - then you can imagine what this sauce tastes like.
Yes they're a little on the expensive side, and yes they're choc full of fat and calories. But I think they're well worth both as a treat every now and again. They'd be great for serving up as individual desserts at a dinner party too.
Anyone who is a regular reader of my reviews will know that I love all things chocolate, in particular all things with the Cadbury's branding. I was thrilled then, to discover the twin pack of little tubs of 'Cadbury's Hot chocolate pudding' in my local Tesco store, and even more thrilled to discover the bright yellow sticker atop the puddings that indicated to me that they were on special offer and were only going to cost £1, instead of the £1.99 that was detailed on the shelf in Tesco's.
With that, I swept the purple pots into my trolley - my mind was well and truly made up! The puddings then remained in my fridge for a couple of days (quite strong will-power exercised by me, I must say!) until I took a fancy for one of them the other night after my tea.
Taking one of the purple pots from the cardboard packaging, I read the instructions on the reverse that would allow me to microwave the pudding. There is no option for an alternative method of cooking the pudding. I followed the instructions, tearing off the little plastic lid, and popped the plastic purple pot into the microwave.
The chocolaty smell wafting from the microwave whilst the pot of pudding was heating was absolutely delicious! Luckily for me, I didn't have too long to wait as the pudding took a mere minute to heat up! Phew! The instructions for the heating times are on the reverse of the packaging, and are dependent on the power of your microwave.
Once the ping of the microwave alerted me to the heating time being finished, I turned the purple pot upside down onto a plate. What greeted me was a rather delicious-looking little chocolate pudding, covered in the richest looking chocolate sauce. There was still a fair amount of chocolate sauce remaining in the little pot, and not being one to waste such things, I promptly set about scraping it out of the pot and onto the top of the pudding with a spoon.
It occurred to me at this point that perhaps the pudding should have been cooked upside down on a plate, but when I referred back to the instructions on the reverse of the packaging, there was no indication as to how the pudding should be cooked - all that the advice stated was the cooking times and the instructions about the removal of the plastic lid before cooking. I am unsure to this day therefore, about the correct way to cook the little pots of pudding in the microwave.
Anyway, for now my pudding looked hot enough and delicious enough for me to temporarily forget about such details, and get on with the all-important taste test! (Hard work, but somebody's got to do it eh?) ;-)
The pudding itself was deliciously fluffy and light. Similar puddings purchased by myself in the past have been stodgy and quite heavy really, but not so with this alternative from Cadbury's. The taste of the chocolate was very light too, and wasn't overly rich, the way that lots of chocolate puddings and cakes are! I knew after the first two mouthfuls that I would have no problem whatsoever in finishing off the entire pudding.
The chocolate sauce was really sweet and delicious and complimented the pudding perfectly. The amount of sauce was just the right amount to cover the whole pudding, I was happy to note. A problem I have had with similar products in the past is that the sauce runs out half way through eating the pudding and I am therefore left with a dry lump of cake-like pudding without sauce!
Another point to note is that the sauce was absolutely burning hot - this means that caution should be exercised when eating the pudding. In particular for small children, I would probably leave the pudding to cool for a while. This wasn't really a huge problem for me to be fair though - I love my food when it is burning my mouth off! (I know, I'm a weirdo!).
The product is not suitable for anybody with a nut allergy, as it states "May Contain Traces of Nuts". There is also some information on the packaging to inform you that the product is suitable for freezing.
I will not list every ingredient or every piece of nutritional information, but I will advise that there are 335calories and 19.3g of fat per 100g so this is probably not an ideal desert for those of you who are watching your waistlines! Eeek!
Cadbury's have most definitely done it again folks. Not only is the pudding reasonable vaule, but the taste is absolutley perfect, as is the consistency and flavour. I can't really think of much that is wrong with this product at all. Except perhaps the fat content. Oopsie! :-o
Personally, I would buy these puddings again, and would thoroughly recommend them! They are not overly sweet, nor overly rich, as most similar puddings are, but Cadbury's seem to have got the balance just right!
Full marks from me! :-D
I don't want to give anybody the impression that I'm a suggestible person but, less than 7 hours after reading a review on Dooyoo about a product that I'd never heard of before, I've purchased it, eaten it and here I am writing a review about it! In my defence, I did need to go to the supermarket for a top-up shop. You know the sort - milk, bread....chocolate puddings... I couldn't help it! (The previous review did contain the rather tempting strapline 'better than sex', as well as sporting an attractive picture of a chocolate sponge oozing with chocolate sauce. Yum.) I just happened to loiter past the refrigerated puddings section a moment too long and my son spotted my lingering looks at the Cadbury's chocolate puddings and the purchase had to be made!
I paid £1.59 for my pack of two small puddings in Morrisons. Small is a key word here. When I first saw these in the flesh, I was slightly disappointed at the size. They do say size doesn't matter but the packet just contained two tiny little plastic pots (120g each) and I did think they seemed a bit pricey for what they were. Nonetheless, I gave into temptation and took the handsome strangers home with me.
The pack only contained cooking instructions for cooking one pud at a time. Sod that - I bunged them both in. (One for me, one for the kids, before anybody starts commenting!) I simply microwaved them for slightly longer than the recommended time and left them to stand for a few minutes before tipping them out into serving bowls. The puds slipped out easily, no cake was left welded to the pots wasted and I only needed to spoon out the last bit of chocolate sauce and sample it (for quality assurance purposes, of course.)
The puds smelt absolutely gorgeous. They gave off a really rich chocolately aroma. That first mouthful...bliss! The sauce was undoubtedly the best part and it was just so smooth and chocolately with a creamy taste that is unmistakeably Cadbury's. I can almost still taste it now. The chocolate sponge itself was very rich and dense. I want to say it was claggy, which sounds like a criticism, but it just gave that fulfilling rich flavour of a proper old-fashioned steamed pudding. The kind of food that a buxom nanny might have served up in the nursery. Despite moaning about the small size of the portions, I can honestly say that I was more than satisfied after eating mine (and moaning for different reasons!) and my six year old actually left half of his. I certainly don't think that was any indication that he didn't like it all, simply that the pud is very rich and filling, despite appearances.
I had considered having some custard with this and was glad that I decided against it as it was moist enough without it and I think that the custard might have detracted from the gorgeous chocolate sauce. According to the pack, the sponge makes up 58% of the portion and the sauce 42% but I could definitely have forced some extra chocolate sauce down with my portion!
The only thing left to consider is whether this pudding is indeed better than sex. Unfortunately, I couldn't accurately say. I think I'd have to sample both for some considerable time to undertake a fair comparison! (Maybe one activity could burn off some of the calories from the other!)
COST: £1 for a pack containing 2 x 120g puddings (at my local Somerfield)
NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION (per 100g):
- of which sugar: 21.5g
- of which saturates: 4.8g
Chocolate flavoured sponge (58%): Wheat flour, sugar, vegetable oil, water, pasteurised egg, cocoa powder, wheat starch, milk proteins, E471, wheat protein, salt, E481, xanthan gum, flavouring
Chocolate sauce (42%): Water, whipping cream, milk, sugar, cocoa butter, cocoa mass, soya lecithin, golden syrup, cocoa powder, modified maize starch
May contain traces of nuts
Contains milk, wheat, gluten, egg, soya
These little puddings are to be found in the chilled section of most supermarkets, and I believe are a fairly new product in this microwaveable form. The outer cardboard packaging is the standard Cadbury's purple colour with an image of a delicious-looking pudding on the front and one of the sides. The other side and the rear of the packing shows microwaving instructions, nutritional information, ingredients list with allergy information and Cadbury's quality claim together with their contact details.
Any new product involving chocolate attracts me like a magnet, and Cadbury's Hot Chocolate Pudding is no exception. I bought two packs, and sampled the first one a few days ago, following up the next day with the second pack.
The two puddings rest inside little microwaveable purple pots, and there is a white plastic seal on top of each, that is rather difficult to remove. The instructions state that the seal should first be removed, then to whizz in the microwave for between 50 seconds and one minute, depending on the power output of your microwave. There is nothing to say if the puddings should be first turned onto a china plate, or if not, whether they should be microwaved the right way up, or upside down inside the purple pots.
The first time I tried the puddings, I stood them (still in the purple pots) upright on a plate, and microwaved for 50 seconds - this turned out to not be long enough, as the tops of the puddings were still cold, so I gave them an extra 15 seconds and this seemed just right. Instead of turning them out onto a plate, I kept them in the purple pots and dug my spoon in - eating them like that meant that the chocolate sauce was at the bottom of the puddings, which some people may not like, but it was fine by me as it meant I was saving the best bit (the sauce) until last.
On the second occasion with the next two puddings, I this time inverted the purple pots face down onto a china plate, and once again microwaved for 50 seconds. This time, 50 seconds seemed to be ample, as the puddings were hot right through. It puzzled me that on one day 50 seconds should not be enough heating time, yet on the second day with the next lot of puddings it was fine. Once heated, I attempted to turn each of the purple pots upright, with the intention of eating them as I had done the day before - spooning them out of the pots - each pot slid nicely away from the puddings, and they sat on the plate, chocolate sauce creeping down the sides, as it should be.
I found the eating experience to be exactly the same on both occasions, thus.
The pudding is made of chocolate flavoured very light, almost feathery sponge, which just melted in my mouth. The chocolate taste of the sponge was very prominent, and utterly delicious. The sauce was lovely and smooth, quite shiny in appearance, and with the most dreamy chocolate flavour I've ever tasted. The only thing I'd point out, is that the sauce is very sweet and some people may thus find it a little sickly, but I loved it. The ratio of sauce to pudding is perfect - just the right amount to moisten the sponge well, but the sponge isn't dry in itself.....nor is it too sweet, even if the sauce is a little.
Because the sauce gets so hot, I'd recommend leaving the puddings to stand for a minute or so before eating - but there is no instruction on the pack to do this, nor any warning about how hot the sauce can become; so, if you don't want a burnt tongue, it's a good idea to hang on for a few moments before tucking in.
The fat, sugar and calorie content of these puddings is alarming - I even frightened myself, and I'm not too neurotic about things like that. I'd say that one single pudding is probably enough for most people, but of course, guts here had to have both at once on each day.
If you don't mind having the sauce at the bottom of your pudding, I'd recommend keeping them upright in the microwave and eating them from the pots with a spoon, as it saves having to wash up a gungy plate - the chocolate sauce sticks like super-glue! Then, you only have to wash the spoon and you just dispose of the purple pots.
As to whether I'd buy these again, I'm not sure, because I am going through a phase of wanting to try and eat a little more healthily at the moment (famous last words!!!), but having said that, I'd highly recommend these little puddings, because they are truly delicious - and, extremely moreish!
Not all Cadbury's dessert type products are bliss, but these Hot Chocolate Puddings certainly rate a sparkling ten out of ten on the Mmmmmmmm factor.
Well done Cadbury's, and please don't stop making these puddings as for me, they are your best effort yet.
Thanks for reading!