Angel Delight Desserts

Angel Delight is a very familiar brand from my childhood and one that I buy today to enjoy with my children.  I find the milky dessert is very quick and easy to prepare and one that the family all enjoy and devour as soon as their bowl arrives at the table!

With an array of flavours available and ready made individual pots too, it couldn’t be an easier dessert to have either at home or on the go.

Chocolate, strawberry, butterscotch and banana – which one shall we make first?  Well I had two little helpers who couldn’t wait to get stuck in whisking the Angel Delight so they took turns at making a packet each until we had plenty of bowls of all the different flavours for people to taste and try out.  We found the packets very simple to mix up, it only takes a little whisking and then it’s ready to pour into bowls.  Leave for just a short while to set, I prefer to put in the fridge and then they are ready to eat whenever you wish.

The children wanted to decorate some pots with smarties which really brightened up the Angel Delight making them look like a proper after dinner treat that they were eager to eat.  Chocolate proved (although I think we already knew) to be the favourite flavour amongst everyone and one we regularly buy and love.  Strawberry was hit and miss, people either liked it or not but it was pleasant enough, just depends on your taste buds and if there is something more preferable available.

Butterscotch Angel Delight is a particular flavour that I remember from childhood and one we often ate back then but one that I don’t think of buying now.  Having tasted it again we discovered it is a top favourite alongside chocolate and one that appealed to my testers of all ages from 6 up to 68 so a wide range.  Definitely one to think about using in mini butterscotch trifles for a quick family dinner or party desserts.

We decided to use the banana flavour to make milkshakes and added extra milk to thin down the mixture.  Being banana flavoured and of the colour yellow it was perfect for my minion mad son to enjoy.  We did little milkshake shots for others to try and they went down well.

Overall it’s been great to experience the array of Angel Delight products available and I got positive feedback from anyone that popped in to taste some or took a little ready pot to try out.  I think the instant pots are great for kids in their pack lunches or on a picnic but we prefer to use the packet Angel Delight ones at home to whisk up a bowl of fluffy, bubbly, milky deliciousness!

All reviews are my own and my family’s opinions and we received the product in order to write an honest review. 

Dr Oetker Pud in a Mug

Dr Oetker Pud in a Mug range are delicious hot desserts cooked in under two minutes in a mug making them super quick, easy and with minimal effort required. Ideal if you are home alone and want a quick treat but equally good for all the family and they can each pick their favourite flavours for dessert.

Available in a variety of tasty flavours:

  • Sticky Toffee
  • Rich Chocolate
  • Chocolate Chip
  • Milk Chocolate
  • Dark Chocolate

We couldn’t wait to try a few of them out and the children were keen to get involved measuring out tablespoons of milk into their mugs and then stirring in the mix from the packet.

You then simply pop each one into the microwave for the required time, anything from 50-90 seconds depending on the flavour.  As these were new to us we decided to share the mug cakes and put them in the centre of the table so we could tuck in to each on and check them out.

So the results are in for Dr Oetkers Pud in a Mug desserts!

Rich Chocolate was a firm favourite by all of us closely followed by the new addition to the range Sticky Toffee.  The Chocolate Chip was ok but didn’t turn out as good as the others, the ones with a gooey sauce were definitely better and ones we’d consider using again.

So all in all  the Dr Oetker Pud in a Mug cakes are a success.  Considering how quick they take in the microwave, you can’t fault them and all you need to add is a little milk.  Also there is minimal mess with just a mug and spoon being used.  For a quick treat for one or to give people a choice of flavour they are a great solution for dessert ideas but for me I think they make a perfect store cupboard buy so you can grab one whenever you fancy a gooey hot dessert in an instant!

This is a collaborative post with Dr Oetker.


Luxury Desserts from Pots & Co

Every now and then, we all enjoy a little indulgence with our food and Pots & Co have come up with just that.  A range of luxury desserts that can be bought at the supermarket to consume in your own home and they come self contained in a reusable ceramic pot.

wp_20160901_10_35_03_proAll of the flavours and recipes have been designed by Michelin star chefs using only the finest ingredients and sourcing the freshest ingredients to bring top restaurant quality desserts to your home.

With a wide range of exciting flavours such as ‘Roasted Hazelnut and Chocolate Pot‘, there really is something for all tastebuds and we got to try a few out to see how they faired.

Lemon and Lime Posset is deliciously zingy, with a fresh mouthwatering flavour.  The dish is rich but somehow has a quite a light texture, which makes it very easy to eat and the texture is exceptionally smooth.  We enjoyed this very much and think this would be great on warmer days when you want something cool and refreshing.

Rhubarb & Custard is a flavour I’ve always enjoyed and with this being a chilled dessert it gives the flavour combination a new twist.  With a smooth Madagascan vanilla custard set upon a rhubarb compote, I found this really tasty with it’s rich and creamy texture.

wp_20160903_12_55_29_proThese desserts are generously sized for one, particularly due to their rich flavours.  I love that they can just be opened and eaten, great when you want a special dinner with little effort.  A few of them do require to be oven heated but even then the dessert comes complete with it’s own ramekin ready to eat out of.  The great thing about the ramekins is that they are reusable, so don’t throw them out, use them as a snack pot, to cook your own dessert in or even something completely non food related.

Available from selected stores including everyday supermarkets such as Tesco and Waitrose, why not take a look, there’s sure to be a flavour to tempt you!

All reviews are my own and my family’s opinions and we received the product in order to write an honest review.