Tesco Free-From Caramel Panna Cotta

 

Contains: Soy

Free from: Gluten, Palm Oil, Nuts

Let me preface this review with a quick question. Were you ever that kid who looked forward to getting a Bounty on Halloween? If yes, then read on for flashbacks of those chubby childhood dreams but if not then turn back because this is coconuttier than the Malibu you chugged at 16. That said, at £1.70 for a two-pack, it’s not an expensive treat by any means and one pot is more than enough to curb your cravings.

When I got the text through that I was about to get some panna cotta to try, my heart sang. I instantly thought of creamy, jelly-like goodness, the way it wobbles with its bottom drooling with caramel. The way your spoon effortlessly glides through creaminess and the satisfying cool of it practically melting in your mouth… Just the qualities of a good panna cotta. Tesco don’t necessarily fall short of the mark here either. Upon opening the pack you’re greeted with that wall of off-white jelly and you can clearly see the caramel lake sitting at the bottom. Spoon gliding? Yep, they’ve nailed that part too as the texture of these treats is a perfect match for it’s omni counterpart and you get all the pros of that texture when you gulp it down too.

So texture? A+. Appearance? Creamy and white, practically dripping with caramel. Also an A+. As soon as you put it in your mouth, all of that is almost irrelevant. Why? Because you’ve just been assaulted by coconut. This isn’t quite the refreshing type where you’re kicking your feet up at the beach with a straw in it either, it’s overpowering. Considering it’s 21% coconut milk and has coconut oil to boot, this shouldn’t be so surprising but I may as well be bathing in the stuff. The caramel is almost tasteless in comparison. Don’t get me wrong, this is very much a panna cotta but it’s also very much a coconut panna cotta.

  • My Rating: 3/5
  • Omnivore Score: 3/5
  • Overall: 3/5

Find this product at: Tesco. Available at select stores.

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