These Peach Melba Slices were another item I bought from Marks & Spencer's Dessert Menu Range. They were on an introductory offer of £2.62 for 2 slices.
Sponge layered with peach and raspberry jellies, vanilla and peach mousses and white chocolate, finished with a glaze, dusted with icing sugar.
First of all, these were a nightmare to get out of the packaging. The box recommended sliding a knife 'carefully' under the base of each slice whilst holding the tray for support.. Because that clearly was always going to work. I ended up tipping them out onto their side whilst trying not to buff the tops. After much faffing about, I finally got stuck in. They smelt mildly fruity but had very little taste! I couldn't distinguish any sort of flavour from the jellies or even sweetness from the white chocolate. They were mainly just sickly from all the bland creamy mousse! Texture wise they were equally as unpleasant - It was all very mushy until you chomped down on an underripe peach. Very poor!
I don't know what M&S are playing at with this new Dessert Menu Range - These slices are just as naff as the English Afternoon Tea Desserts, I reviewed a few weeks back. Thank goodness they are Limited Edition and hopefully won't be around for long! It's another, 0 out of 5 from me.