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Cheers2Wine is pleased to bring you this fantastic filet of sole recipe. Follow this dish with German Chocolate Cake for a memorable meal!
Cheers2Wine is pleased to bring you this fantastic filet of sole recipe. Follow this dish with German Chocolate Cake for a memorable meal!
39 minutes ago
Talenti® Gelato & Sorbetto Issues an Allergy Alert for Undeclared Allergen (Almonds) in Talenti German Chocolate Cake Gelato Pints Contact Consumer: (612) 455-8104 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - MINNEAPOLIS, September 09, 2013 - Talen...
Talenti® Gelato & Sorbetto Issues an Allergy Alert for Undeclared Allergen (Almonds) in Talenti German Chocolate Cake Gelato Pints Contact Consumer: (612) 455-8104 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - MINNEAPOLIS, September 09, 2013 - Talenti® Gelato & Sorbetto is voluntarily initiating a product recall of Talenti German Chocolate Cake Gelato pints with the UPC # 1 8685200063 1 with a BEST BY DATE of 11/04
13 days ago
Kcal 399 Fat 18.6g Fat(sats) 11.0g Carbs 52.4g (per teacake) The Great British Bake Off BBC programme has sent the UK into cake making/eating frenzy. The first episode drew over a million new viewers and it appears to have lit a fire ...
Kcal 399 Fat 18.6g Fat(sats) 11.0g Carbs 52.4g (per teacake) The Great British Bake Off BBC programme has sent the UK into cake making/eating frenzy. The first episode drew over a million new viewers and it appears to have lit a fire under the British public for anything to do with cakes. The cake eating craze hasn't bypassed ChocolateMission HQ and the taste testing team have been more than keen to accomodate some of the requests that have come in to taste some chocolate themed cake treats. One of these came from ChocolateMission reader Emma, who asked us to check out these New Giant Belgian Chocolate Teacakes from Costa Coffee. You may recall that we have previously reviewed some of the other 'Giant' biscuit products from Costa before, the Giant Costa Coffee Chocolate Bourbon and the Giant Costa Coffee Custard Cream. Those were both pretty awesome interpretations of their classic forms so as big fans of the original Tunnocks Teacakes we were pretty excited to see how well this Giant version would shape up. We purchased a few of these Giant Teacakes from our local Costa Coffee and were impressed that they made the journey to and from the coffee shop to ChocolateMission HQ without perishing. As soon as the quick photography session took place it was evident that this was mainly down to the thickness of the outer Belgian chocolate. Unlike the majority of shop bought teacakes, the chocolate covering the biscuit and marshmallow innards was very dense and gave a satisfying crack when bitten into. The chocolate quality was nothing to write home about and was dominated by the the overall sugaryness of the offering, though in fairness it did the job providing a chocolatey flavour hit. Inside the marshmallow sat on top of the chocolate biscuit base was also more viscous than standard commercial offerings. It was sweet as sin however a nice surprise was a small layer of strawberry jam at the bottom that brought a nice red fruit flavour injection. The base biscuit added to the experience in texture and sustenance but the team was a little disappointed it wasn't more pointed in balancing the taste with a suggestion of shortbread saltyness - if anything it just added to the overall sweetness. Overall whilst this was a fun product to test and see attempted to be made in this grandioso form, it is probably not a cake that we will be buying again any time soon. Costa Coffee aren't too far off from nailing a very accurate Giant version of the popular Tunnocks original, but on reflection it seems that there in lies the problem. Normal chocolate teacakes are pretty sweet and sugary intensive in even their normal form so it makes sense that when one is blown up by a multitude of about four it does become a little too much. Given the usual saltyness of the biscuit was also missing from the equation there was nothing to balance the intensity of the sugar laden marshmallow, jam or chocolate. Fans of teacakes might want to give one of these a try but by our reckoning these Giant Coffee Giant Belgian Chocolate Teacakes were more of a fun novelty than a great tasting snack. 5.8 out of 10
27 days ago
Kcal 190 Fat 4.5g Fat(sats) 1.5g Carbs 36.0g (Per pastry) Anyone taking a look through the archives may think they have stumbled across the 'Pop Tart Mission' given the amount of different flavours we have reviewed over the years. Des...
Kcal 190 Fat 4.5g Fat(sats) 1.5g Carbs 36.0g (Per pastry) Anyone taking a look through the archives may think they have stumbled across the 'Pop Tart Mission' given the amount of different flavours we have reviewed over the years. Despite only a handful containing chocolate, we've endeavoured to try and cover off the whole Pop Tarts range - a seemingly impossible task given most are only released in the US and the endless amounts of limited editions. Luckily we have on the ball site partners who help us out get hold of all the newest flavours - thanks must be directed at our pals at Manchester Pickers (see HERE) for supplying the stock for todays review. Manchester Pickers have managed to get some of the newest Pop Tarts limited edition flavours (On sale, right now and in very limited stock - See HERE #cheapplugend). Amongst the samples they sent over we today got our lips round these Red Velvet cake flavoured toaster pastries - our UK readers can quickly swot up on what exactly Red Velvet cake is by heading to our pals over at WIKI (See HERE). As with most Pop Tarts flavours these came in a 400.0g box that contained 8 pastries and carried a description of 'sweet cream-cheese-flavoured filling in a red velvety crust, topped with vanilla icing and sprinkles'. As you can see from our photos these were some of the most distinctive looking Pop Tarts we have ever tried with red coloured pastry and sprinkles very much standing out against the pale coloured frosting placed on-top. Some of the taste testing crew were a little perturbed by the colour of their breakfast :-) though hot from the toaster the pastries smelt amazing and emanated some sweet bakery fresh cake scents that filled our kitchen with some very inviting aromas. Being UK based we obviously aren't too clued up on the accuracy of them to real Red Velvet cake, but we delighted to say they held their end of the bargain taste wise. Initially the combination of the pastry and icing topping made for a very sweet, generic Pop Tart flavour experience, however the inner filling had a vanilla cheesecake like quality to it. This filling not only balanced the sweetness but ultimately made for a progressive flavour experience that offered more than a lot of other Pop Tarts flavours reviewed previous. Overall the ChocolateMission team very much enjoyed these Kellogg's Pop Tarts Red Velvet and we thought they were one of the better flavours we have tried in recent times. We've found in the past that Pop Tarts can often taste very similar and offer a 'familiar' flavour experience. This wasn't the case with these Red Velvet as the filling really brought them on a step further and made them stand out. Red Velvet cake may not have the kudos here in the UK than it does in the US but by its own merit this is a flavour we think would be enjoyed by all Pop Tarts fans. We recommend these to all Pop Tarts fans though we have to unfortunately inform you all that these are 'Limited Edition' so you will have to stock up now if you take a liking to them like we did. 8.0 out of 10 You can buy these Kellogg's Pop Tarts Red Velvet over at Manchester Pickers - See HERE
about 1 month ago
We have no qualms spreading our wings and embracing the wider choco-sphere when it comes to reviewing chocolate snack products. Today we again somewhat cut loose from our traditional chocolate reviews trying out @AmericanSoda's latest ne...
We have no qualms spreading our wings and embracing the wider choco-sphere when it comes to reviewing chocolate snack products. Today we again somewhat cut loose from our traditional chocolate reviews trying out @AmericanSoda's latest new range - Lenny & Larry's Muscle Brownies, a brand from the US that was started up by the American TV Gladiator 'Cyclone' - read the amusing backstory HERE Lenny & Larry's products promote the idea of 'creating and distributing healthy baked goods that encourage physical fitness and a healthy diet'. Their existing range consists of cookies and brownies, the latter of which we got stuck in to today. The team was lucky enough to be sent samples of all four flavours of the current 80.0g brownie range: Triple Chocolate - Kcal 170 Fat 6.0g Fat(sats) 2.0g Carbs 19.0g (per 40.0g) Peanut Butter - Kcal 170 Fat 6.0g Fat(sats) 2.0g Carbs 19.0g (per 40.0g) Cookies & Cream - Kcal 170 Fat 5.0g Fat(sats) 1.0g Carbs 20.0g (per 40.0g) Caramel Walnut - Kcal 170 Fat 6.0g Fat(sats) 2.0g Carbs 19.0g (per 40.0g) We've given you the usual nutritional information above but I'm sure Lenny and Larry would say we've missed out the key information that makes really these standout as something different to your everyday brownie. Check out this marketing spiel: "20 grams of high quality protein, fresh baked, 4 great tasting flavors and 0 grams of trans fat, you will be a fan for life" ... now say it again in a macho, TV Gladiator voice :-) Not wanting to turn out like Arnie circa 80/90s we decided to divide the task of trying these amongst the ChocolateMission team during one big tasting session. We first chilled all four in the ChocolateMission HQ fridge and then divided each of them into smaller bite sized chunks for sampling. As you can see from our copious amount of pics today the main differentiator between all the variants was the icing placed on top of each of the brownies. The frosting on top was the main carrier of the different flavours, though there were also additional chocolate flavoured chips, nuts and cookie pieces present amongst the actual brownies that helped establish the different flavour variants. So which were our favourites? Well as you would suspect different members of the team had their own soft spots for different ones. The plainer taste individuals mostly enjoyed the Triple Chocolate brownie as the absence of nuts and pure chocolate focus was a big winner for them. Jim, being a Peanut Butter boy had preference to that variant. He did remark the brownie could have done with a moister form of peanut butter to loosen up the brownie cake a little but on the whole he was impressed by added saltiness of the peanut flavours. The female members of the ChocolateMission tasting panel gravitated more towards the Cookies & Cream variant when it came to hoovering up the remaining pieces after the first round of testing. The crunchy cookie pieces within the brownie. combined with the vanilla icing went down a storm and it was praised all round by those that sampled it. Last but by no means least the Caramel Walnut came in for similar praise with the big pieces of walnut adding a nice crunchy element that flavour wise balanced the sweet as sin caramel icing with its more savoury style flavour base. Overall we decided to give these Lenny & Larry's Muscle Brownies a collectively great score as we were impressed by the entire range. Despite being given the whole whey protein laden 'Muscle brownies' build up, when it came to the taste this really factored in very little as it was hard to tell that these were different to most other brownies with their freshly baked, chocolate cake taste none-to-dissimillar to your everyday brownie. Whilst we aren't advocates of promoting snacks for health benefiting reasons if you are a individual looking for a very tasty source of protein you can do very little wrong checking out Lenny & Larry's Muscle Brownie line-up. Even if
2 months ago