16 June 2010
Turkish Delight Dessert [New] (Marks and Spencer)
I spotted this fine dessert in M&S while trying to find a low fat treat. This was not in the healthy section, but it did distract me – and then shout ‘buy me’ at me... so I caved in and made the purchase.
I was just so surprised to see a Turkish Delight flavour pudding that I really couldn’t resist.
It smelt beautiful when I opened it, full of sweet chocolate and floral tones, and very appealing. The chocolate fondant layer on top was surprisingly good. It had a lovely rich clean cocoa flavour, which was sweet and full bodied, but wonderfully smooth. I found that it was surprisingly dark in taste, and much surpassed my expectations.
The jelly is that of a lovely sweet rose flavour, although milder than the pure filling of an actual Turkish Delight bar. It went rather well with the chocolate fondant topping, and the combination of flavours did recreate the taste you would expect from the chocolate bar. One thing though, the pot is quite generous, and by the end of it I felt my taste buds were in overload from the richness. As lovely as it was, it is one of those desserts that I think less is more.