I was first alerted to this new dessert by avid reader David H. He saw the desserts in his local supermarket and chose not to buy tem because they looked to sweet. That might be true for him – but when he told me about them, I couldn’t have been more excited! I have a very sweet tooth.
I have to say that basing a dessert on a sweet from Quality Street is a bit of a new idea. If I have a tin of Quality Streets I tend to leave the Golden Pennys to last, as there isn’t any chocolate on them! However I’m quite into caramel puddings, so can see how this could work in pudding format.
The packaging is covered in the Quality Street purple, and under the card there are two pots. I pulled back the lid of one of them, and found inside a golden colour dessert. It looked rather like a thick caramel sauce, fluffy but certainly not enough to be a mousse. I gave it a try, and the texture was light, cool and just slightly thick. It was super smooth and felt very soothing. The flavour was awesome! It had the perfect golden taste of buttery sweet caramel. It is amazing stuff! If you have tried the Rolo desserts then this is like an intense version of the caramel from there. It is certainly one for the sweet toothed, and by the end of it was reminding me more and more of Caramac. It was rich, but the little pot was the perfect portion size, as the flavour never felt like it was too much. By the end of it my sweet tooth was fully satisfied, and I was left looking forward to the remaining pudding.