Review of Tesco’s New Free From Chocolate Sponge Pudding

Now I am a girl who likes a naughty pudding as an occasional treat. One pudding I like to indulge in 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 its quiet hard to find this style of pudding that is safe to eat. So when I popped into Tesco’s and saw a new chocolate sponge pudding in the free from aisle I just had to give it a try.

I personally liked the packaging in their usual style of their free from foods with picture of a very inviting pudding covered in a chocolate sauce to the front. It is clearly labelled as being gluten free and milk free. Onto the ingredients list with regards to allergens egg and soya are highlighted. There is a may contain nuts warning.

On opening the packaging I was greeted by the delightful sweet aroma of a rich chocolatey 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 rich 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 light and airy in texture. As for its flavour the sponge itself was pretty nondescript in flavour. However, the chocolate sauce on top of this made up for this. It was thick rich and very chocolatey. In fact I think it would have been too rich if the sponge had a chocolatey flavour.


  1. May 11, 2017 / 8:27 pm

    I’m straight off to Tesco tomorrow for this. Thanks – I have also popped it on my Afternoon Tea Blog x

  2. May 11, 2017 / 9:44 pm

    That sounds SO good. I’m weak for anything with a bit of chocolate sauce! xx

    • May 14, 2017 / 9:25 am

      Yes chocolate sauce is always good.

  3. talesoftwochildren
    May 12, 2017 / 7:47 am

    With sponges like this, I always worry that there won’t be enough sauce to add flavour to the bland sponge. But you describe quite nicely. Could be a winner. We’ll give it a go.

    • May 14, 2017 / 5:43 pm

      Hi, it sure is a winner.

  4. Corinne & Kirsty ? (@corinnekirsty)
    May 12, 2017 / 9:33 am

    Oh gosh, that looks sooooo good! I know it’s only the morning but I could run straight to tesco just now ahah xx corinne

    • May 14, 2017 / 9:24 am

      Hi, it was indeed very delicious and a makes for a great naughty treat.

  5. Musings of a tired mummy...zzz...
    May 12, 2017 / 7:25 pm

    ooh I haven’t seen this one, thanks for sharing! Will be trying soon! #thatfridaylinky

    • May 14, 2017 / 9:21 am

      Hi, you should give it a try. They have other flavours as well.

  6. taoallergymummy
    May 13, 2017 / 2:53 pm

    We love these little puddings #FreeFromFridays

    • May 14, 2017 / 9:20 am

      They make a great treat ?

  7. diynige
    May 13, 2017 / 6:51 pm

    That looks so yummy I love anything chocolate Thanks for linking to the #THAT FRIDAY LINKY come back next week please

    • May 14, 2017 / 9:19 am

      Hi, it sure is yummy ?

  8. Word of Rachel
    May 15, 2017 / 4:52 pm

    Oooh this sounds lovely!

    • May 15, 2017 / 5:35 pm

      It sure is a yummy naughty treat.

  9. May 18, 2017 / 6:30 pm

    I’ve seen lots of good things about Tesco freefrom range recently. This looks yummy but I do hope one day they will make a cake without egg in it! #freefromfridays

    • May 18, 2017 / 6:38 pm

      Fingers crossed they will.

  10. May 29, 2017 / 7:42 pm

    Holy moly! I didn’t know about this one. Off to get one tomorrow…… Gotta get me some of that chocolate sauce

    • May 29, 2017 / 7:44 pm

      It’s a very naughty treat ?

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