Thursday, 9 July 2015

Review- NEW Philadelphia Almond Layered Lemon Cheesecake by Almondy

Oh look.. Another lemon-y review! I am really sorry to anyone who hates that flavour but it is my favourite - Lets all get over it and move on, ok? OK! I picked up this NEW Philadelphia Almond Layered Lemon Cheesecake in Sainsbury's for £3. I hadn't tried anything previously from Almondy - The Swedish Bakery, who specialise in gluten-free frozen desserts.


Philadelphia Almond Layered Lemon Cheesecake combines naturally tasty almond bases with layers of deliciously creamy Philadelphia, covered in a fresh lemon frosting. 


I did have a bit of a giggle at the way the serving tip was written - To facilitate serving, loosen the paper tray and cut the cake into the desired number of portions while still frozen. When cutting, use a sharp knife, dipped in hot water. Defrost at room temperature, wrapping removed: Slice 40 min, whole cake 60 min.


I can't say the facilitation of serving was the easiest - The cheesecake was really was quite solid, even though my trip from store to home was a good 25 minutes. Once I had eventually got my knife through, it did produce neat, little slices. 


My slice was ice cold even though I had left it for far longer than the 40 minute recommendation - The coldness was pleasant but not great if you have sensitive teeth! It both smelt and tasted of zesty lemon with a tang coming from the cream cheese. The almond base and layer had a very dry and chewy texture - Not to dissimilar to that of, a few days old, clumped together breadcrumbs.. To my astonishment, it tasted just like them too! I wouldn't have identified them as being almonds but the flavour did go quite well with, what I'm going to call, more of a hard, creamy lemon ice than a cheesecake. 

Even though I did find the texture a bit odd and I would not, by any means call it, the Cheesecake that it claims to be on the box, I did quite enjoy this dessert - None was left over so it couldn't have been that bad! I have seen that there is also a NEW Cadbury Chocolate Mousse and Almond Cake which I would be keen to try - I do however wonder, if all the Almondy Desserts have this strange, dry breadcrumb flavour going on though! Its a 3 out of 5 from me. 

4 comments:

  1. Shame about the odd breadcrumby base but at least the lemony element wasn't a let down! It's always disappointing when a supposed lemon flavoured food barely has any lemon zing :) x

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    1. I could agree more! The more zing the better :D Word has it, all the Almondy desserts have the breadcrumby base.. I am not sure I will be trying any more - Its weird! x

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  2. I love Philadelphia cream cheese but this cake looks weird :P
    http://rankiemwszystkolepsze.blogspot.com/

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    1. It is a bit of a strange one, I have to admit! Lol

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