Review of Sainsbury’s Free From Sticky Toffee Pudding

Now I am a girl who likes a naughty pudding as an occasional treat. One pudding I like to indulge in over the colder months are steamed puddings. Now I have to confess to not making my own and relying on ready made ones that you can ping in the microwave. Now being dairy free it’s quiet hard to find this style of pudding that is safe to eat. So when I saw a sticky toffee sponge pudding in Sainsbury’s free from aisle I just had to give it a try.
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I personally liked the packaging in their usual style of their free from foods with picture of a very inviting pudding to the front. It is clearly labelled as being gluten free and milk free. Onto the ingredients list with regards to allergens egg is highlighted. There is no may contain warning. However, the is a note stating that it is not suitable for nut or peanut allergy sufferers due to manufacturing methods.
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On opening the packaging I was greeted by the delightful sweet aroma of a toffee / sweet caramel sauce aroma. This didn’t change on my famous close up sniff test. I microwaved my pudding and let it rest exactly as per the instructions on the packet. I placed the plastic tub upside down and gently removed the tub. The pudding kept its shape and consistency which was a big plus compared to previous puddings that I have tried. I did have to scoop some of the sauce out of the pot and place on top of the pudding as not all of it made it onto the top of the pudding. Onto the aroma of the pudding this seemed to remain the same as before it was heated, a tad disappointing if I’m honest. I had hoped that smell of would intensify but maybe I’m being a tad picky as it was fairly strong and sweet prior to heating it. The aroma didn’t intensify on my famous close up sniff test. On placing the pudding onto my spoon it kept its structure and consistency. It was slightly light and airy in texture. However, sadly this was spoilt by intermittent small hard lumpy grains. As for its flavour it was ok but nothing special. The sponge itself was pretty non descript in flavour. However, the sauce on top of this made up for this. It was like a very sweet caramel. It was very sickly if eaten alone but jazzed the sponge up somewhat.

24 thoughts on “Review of Sainsbury’s Free From Sticky Toffee Pudding

  1. Aw I saw the picture and decided to read this review, hoping that the pudding was a successful! I quite like Waitrose foods but I’m not sure if they do really good sort of ‘free from’ puddings as I’ve never tried sticky toffee pudding from there :).

  2. I was really hoping it was a success, I shop at Sainsburys but I’m only just getting around to their Free From products.
    #thatfridaylinky

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  4. Oh well, nevermind. I haven’t yet tasted a nice free from dessert, but I’ll be looking. #ThatFridayLinky

  5. Oh it’s such a shame it wasn’t as nice as it looked. Lumps: no no! Thanks for joining in with #FreeFromFridays.

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