Saturday, 29 October 2016
Alpro Dessert Moments: Almond Vanilla
After trying the new Alpro Dessert Moments: Hazelnut Chocolate I was excited to try the other varieties in the range; rumour has it there's a Coconut one which I haven't been able to find yet, but luckily I did spot this Almond Vanilla version in Tesco over the weekend. It was part of Tesco's revamped chilled Free From section.
Like the Hazelnut Chocolate variety, these cost £2 for 4 pots and are vegan, vegetarian, dairy free and gluten free. They contain 30% less sugar than similar chilled dairy-based desserts.
The desserts contain 1.7% almond as well as hulled soya beans, natural vanilla flavour and various thickeners in the ingredients.
Opening the lid, they looked a bit like cold custard, with a gloopy thick texture. I can't say that's a bad thing!
These tasted a bit different from the Hazelnut Chocolate variety, the flavour of the soya beans is more noticeable here and has a slightly odd taste. The vanilla is nice, and the almonds bring a fresh nutty flavour to the dessert, but it doesn't hide the soya. They certainly make for a satisfying dessert, but the weird soya flavour does let them down.
Overall, if you're vegan and dairy free these aren't bad desserts, but I would most definitely go for the Hazelnut Chocolate version over these any day. Now, if only I could find the Coconut variety...
Nutrition Information (per 100g): 72 Calories, 2.1g Fat, 10.6g Carbohydrate (8.1g Sugars), 2.5g Protein.
7.5 out of 10.