Monday, 14 January 2013

4 Scottish Snowballs (Marks & Specncer) [By @cinabar]


Over Christmas Nli10 did ask if anyone knew of any other snowball named snacking treats, and I have been keeping my eye out since then. I noticed in Marks that these Scottish Snowballs were new on the shelf, and decided to give them a try. The minute I picked up the pack I knew these were something a bit different as they felt quite heavy, and I realised at once they couldn’t have a simple light mallow filling. On closer inspection I discovered that they were actually made with a Victoria sponge base (vanilla sponge and raspberry jam) coated in a coconut fondant with desiccated coconut sprinkled on top of that. The pack also states that they were indeed made in Scotland too, just in case anyone was wondering if the it was just the recipe that was from there.
There are four in the pack, all neatly wrapped up looking like four snowballs. I picked one up and noticed the desiccated coconut sprinkle everywhere and knew at once these were going to be messy! I carried on and bit in. It has to be said the flavours worked well together. Although quite heavy the sponge isn’t at all stodgy, and actually felt about right. There is lots of creamy coconut and the raspberry jam just adds a nice bit of contrast with its sharper taste. It complements the coconut flavours and the whole thing made a super sweet treat.
If the weather forecast is to be believed and the snow comes this week, this might be a nicely themed treat to tuck into while staying indoors. ;-)
By Cinabar

6 comments:

NLi10 said...

WANT

Georgina said...

They are exactly what I remember! Which M&S did you get them from?

cinabar said...

They are ace! :-)

Bought from M&S in Wolverhampton.

Glasgowgirl said...

I have been dreaming about those cakes, so much that I am searching on Google. Can't buy in Hertfordshire.Going to Glasgow for a fix this week. My all time favourite

cinabar said...

I'll have a look to see if they are still for sale in my local branch - hope they aren't seasonal!

Anonymous said...

have just bought them in marks @spencers in prestatyn.north wales.
yummy