There are so many NEW desserts out at the minute, it's hard to keep up! I was particularly intrigued by the Tesco Finest Chocolate Ganaches so picked myself up a couple when they were on a 2 for £2.50 offer.
Each glass pot contained 55g of calorific goo - I was horrified when I read the nutritional values.. 9.3g of saturated fat for the Ganache Topped Belgian White Chocolate Mousse and a whopping 12.2g for the Java 34% Milk Chocolate Ganache!
White chocolate mousse topped with white chocolate and vanilla seeds ganache.
I was a bit confused by this at first - The texture was more that of a yogurt than a ganache! It appeared to be very liquidy with a strange foamy top which I wouldn't liken to mousse at all. Taste wise it was bland but sickeningly creamy, with no real sweet, white chocolate flavour.. Until I had almost finished the pot, that is! All the vanilla seeds had sank to the bottom! I gave it a good stir and then the vanilla flavour came through although I still wouldn't identify it as being white chocolate. Its a 2 out of 5 from me.
Milk Chocolate Ganache.
This pot was much nicer and had the thick, silky smooth texture you expect from a ganache! The flavour wasn't bad but not rich by any means - It was a lot like the generic chocolate "custard" you find in the supermarket brand, fresh cream sundaes. My Brother claimed it tasted like the Rolo Desserts which I can't even remember ever having but I have to admit, it was a very familiar taste so who knows. For being slightly more appealing, its a 3 out of 5!
Unless you are after some good quality, dinky glass tumblers, I suggest giving these a miss. The Ganache Topped Belgian White Chocolate Mousse was pretty much a train wreck, with the 34% Java Milk Chocolate being slightly more pleasant but certainly not worth the calories. There is a Ecuadorian 72% Dark Chocolate Ganache in the same range which might be worth giving a go, for a richer flavour.. Or maybe just for the pot!