Thursday, March 25, 2010

Cheap Swiss Rolls in All Ways

In the past, your Chocolate Priestess has said that the Mrs. Freshley brand of products isn't too bad for chocolate.  Every company will have successes and failure so how do their "Swiss Rolls" I got at Kroger stack up?

2 cakes equal 1 serving which comes conveniently in 2 cake plastic sleeves.  This is much better than packaging we've seen that has multiple serving per interior package or each cake individually wrapped when more than one is a serving.  Each sleeve then has 200 calories of 6g saturated fat, 5mg cholesterol, 160mg sodium, 1g fiber, 24g sugars, 2g proteins, 4% iron. They look very similar to the Little Debbie version of these that I grew up eating but a bit less shiny, a more dull tone to the chocolate coating.

The cocoa processed with alkali and also natural is the 10th ingredient on the list so not much real cocoa here. It feels waxy to my finger tips and less chocolaty than other versions of this treat I’ve had.  Mostly a sugar and cream taste and definite potential for a sugar rush but really zero cocoa buzz chance.  Of course, what we want here on The Chocolate Cult, Sisters and Brothers, is chocolate to be at least half the flavor and scent we get from a product.

Ultimately this brand is not what I would turn to in the future to satisfy a Swiss roll craving. You're better off with another brand even if it costs slightly more.

Sisters and Brothers, may you, too, take the time to slowly appreciate what the Divine and human ingenuity have offered you in chocolate.

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