Purchased from: Sainsburys
Dairy/lactose free: Dairy free
Description of product: Gluten free pastry filled with dairy free cream and covered in a layer of chocolate sauce
On my travels around the various supermarkets, health food shops and other outlets that may sell diary free treats, I have seen a few versions of gluten free cream cakes and goodies. However, until now, I haven’t encountered a dairy free ‘cream’ cake.
I picked these up in the free from freezer section of Sainsburys, and had a glance over them, not for one minute thinking they would be dairy free. So I was very excited to discover that they were and had to buy them for this reason alone!
The box contains six quite small eclairs, which need defrosting at room temperature for about 90 minutes before eating.
I was really impressed with the overall flavour and texture of these cakes. The taste of the pastry, cream and chocolate worked really well together. The texture of the cream was quite light. Although the cream had a slightly neutral taste, it was by no means so bland that you couldn’t taste it. I felt that the pastry itself had a good flavour, and was close to what you would imagine a ‘real’ choux pastry to taste like. The texture of it was also good, as gluten free cakes can often be quite dry. This was certainly not the case with these ones. The layer of chocolate was fairly thick and added a nice sweetness to the overall taste.
I would definitely recommend these eclairs for anyone who is gluten or dairy free and needs a cream cake fix!