Devilishly Delicious Desserts! Pot au Chocolat!

Wednesday 17 April 2013

I am super excited to bring you this series of reviews, you have no idea how long I have been waiting to get these done! A few weeks ago I was contacted by Devilishly Delicious Desserts about the possibility of doing a product review for them. Devilishly Delicious Desserts offers a range of restaurant quality desserts that are quick and simple to make. As well as this all of their desserts are gluten free and suitable for vegetarians, and free of artificial colours and flavourings, which is brilliant news!

Anyway a few weeks later I received this beautiful box in the post:

I was surprised, and overjoyed to see that I had been sent their entire range of desserts, but not only that, they sent me some things I might need during my test run! Such as:

 Pots to actually put the desserts in!

AND a kitchen blowtorch to top the Creme Brulee!

I must admit I did have a little giggle to myself when I saw that I got a blow torch! I mean come on, me and a blow torch, is it a good idea? Probably not...

Anyway onto the range. Devilishly Delicious currently makes four desserts which are: Pot au Chocolat, Panna Cotta, Sicilian Lemon Pot, and Creme Brulee. As well as this they make four flavours of Coulis: Mango, Raspberry, Sour Cherry and Green Apple. As mentioned above I was sent all four of the desserts to review, and I also got two Coulis flavours, Raspberry and Sour Cherry, which I look forward to trying!

So instead of doing a massively lengthy post with all the desserts and the coulis, I thought I would review them one by one in a series! Also I'm going to be doing a mini recipe with each one! This week I am trying their 'Pot au Chocolat'.

 Look how pretty the packaging is!

The packaging states that each carton makes four pots, so I decided to make two plain chocolate pots and two with added extras! The directions given on the packaging are simply:
  1. Pour into a saucepan.
  2. Bring to the boil, stirring regularly.
  3. Pour into heat resistant pots.
  4. Refrigerate for 1-2 hours
 This is how the mixture looks straight out of the carton.

Simple enough right? I tackled these stages pretty well and so decided to attempt something a little more difficult to go with two of the pots. So two of my pots are Caramel Pecan Chocolate Pots. I made them by:
  1. Chopping some pecans and adding to 1/2 carton of the heated chocolate mixture.
  2. Making Caramel (See this Delia Smith recipe)
  3. Pouring half the pecan and chocolate into pots, added a dollop of caramel, and then filling with the rest of the pecan and chocolate mixture.
Simple, simple, simple! Here is how they looked before going into the fridge:

 The top two are the plain ones, and the bottom two are the pecan and caramel pots!

I know you are all dying to know how they tasted!

 After an hour in the fridge!
This one looks glossy because of the caramel!

These chocolate pots are super yummy, but also super rich! I was really pleased that they weren't too sweet like you find a lot of chocolate deserts can be, but they retained some of the bitterness that chocolate should have. I can imagine that these chocolate pots would be perfect with some fresh raspberries and a splattering of the Raspberry Coulis. I am ashamed to say that my Pecan and Caramel pots didn't turn out the way I wanted them too, despite the recipe saying that the caramel would not set, it did. Meaning I had random discs of caramel on the bottom and a watery caramel syrup throughout. This however did not hinder the taste and they were really scrummy! The pecans added a nice crunchy texture to the smooth chocolate, and I would definitely make them again. 

All in all I was very pleased with the 'Pot au Chocolat', it's lovely on it's own, but also easy to incorporate/experiment with to make other desserts! They really were as easy to make as it said on the packaging, these desserts are literally fool proof! The only thing I had a problem with was getting the chocolate mixture out of the carton. I found that there was a fair bit of mixture left in the carton that I simply couldn't squeeze out, but I definitely wouldn't let that stop me buying them!

So there you have it, review number 1 of my Devilishly Delicious series! Please check out the Devilishly Delicious Desserts website and for a list of stockist please go here. Make sure to keep your eyes peeled for my next review! I'd love to know what your thoughts are on this range, also let me know what dessert you would try from the range in the comments!
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  1. Mm, they look yummy! Lucky you getting that kit to review! x

  2. these look delicious! haven't noticed them in shops before, i will have to keep my eye out. i think my hubby would like it!