13 February 2019

Petites: All Butter Sweethearts (Waitrose) By @SpectreUK

Petites: All Butter Sweethearts

Happy Valentines (for tomorrow)!

These Petites All Butter Sweethearts are what they say on the front of the box; "flaky pastry hearts glazed with caramelised sugar". Produced by Ardens in Coventry, these Butter Puff Pastry heart shaped Petits are recommended for dunking into hot chocolate and are sold as "sweet, dainty nothings that melt into bliss and beyond". Well my favourite hot chocolate presently is white hot chocolate made with milk. I find its more chocolatey than the usual powder milk chocolate and freshly boiled water hot chocolates, and besides it gives Cinabar something to do, as she doesn't trust me at all with hot milk and our rather temperamental microwave oven. It's quite funny because she won't take her eyes off the spinning mug of heating milk herself, one blink and it'll boil over everywhere…

So, white hot chocolate ready… On opening the box there was a multitude of caramel sugar glazed heart shaped Petites. They looked a little like Danish pastries. Baked to perfection and slightly crunchy, I just had to eat the first couple just to see what they tasted like. I attempted to dunk one into my hot chocolate and noted how the drink stuck to the outside of the biscuits. These biscuits are made of tough stuff and don't melt on dunking into an ultra hot drink (or possibly even a blast furnace). The white chocolate and the caramel coated biscuits made for a sugary taste sensation. They tasted very sweet and sugary, and not for the faint hearted. I have to admit, it was a little too sweet for me, but it made for a glorious pick-me-up after all the daily exercises I have to do to rehabilitate my poorly newly operated on knee!

Information on the box:
The 100g box contains 72 calories for every two hearts (which are approximately 15g), with 2.9g of fat, 3.6g of sugar, and 0.17g of salt. Ingredients included; wheat flour, sugar (25%), butter (milk), (22%), salt, and barley malt flavour.

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