Monday, 5 September 2011

Gu After Dark Blueberry Cheesecakes (Waitrose) [By @Cinabar]



I though Gu and Fru were products from the same company. I thought the distinction was that Fru were the fruity desserts, and Gu were the chocolaty ones and this is what I have believed until today. This pudding is clearly more fruity i.e. Fru than chocolaty Gu, but it is still Gu branded... so perhaps they just toss a coin to chose a brand? To be fair their goodies are good with whichever packaging, so I’ll stop worrying about it! The box is neatly designed with a very tempting cover image.
The last cheesecake style dessert I had from Fru was the Key Lime Pie, which I thought was absolutely fantastic, so I was really pleased to see this blueberry version albeit from Gu. Inside the glass dish is a sweet biscuit base, made up of crushed and compacted crumbs. The next layer up was the creamy cheese. It had a gentle flavour, velvety but with a nice subtle hint of sweet to balance it. I have to say as much as I liked it, I did just prefer the lighter whipped version in the Key Lime Pie. The next section was the blueberry compote, which was a rich deep purple in colour. It had a nice mix of textures from the berries, and the flavour was sweet, fruity and very fragrant from the blueberries. It was a lovely layer and really made the dessert. There was some crumble decorating the top too, but it was mostly for visual effect but did add a nice edge to the texture.
All in all this is a lovely blueberry pudding, the layers all worked really well together bringing a clever balance between creamy and fruity. As always with Gu and Fru it’s another fabulous luxury dessert that is definitely worth checking out.
By Cinabar

3 comments:

Rodzilla said...

Apparently they just consolidated the brands. These look fantastic, wish we had them in the US.

cinabar said...

So its all Gu now... that makes sense I guess. Hope they launch over in the US - they are fab.

As an American - their version of a Key Lime Pie is nothing like yours... right?

Rodzilla said...

It does seem like more cheesecake than a traditional key lime pie. Key lime pie filling is condensed milk and key lime juice. The lime curd in gu's version is missing the condensed milk