Tasty Tuesdays: 7 Mini Desserts To Try This WeekBy Francesca Brooking
It’s Tasty Tuesdays day and this time it’s dessert week (or mini dessert week). This time we’re covering all the best snackable small desserts from good to sinfully bad. From Oatly’s new range of shamelessly sumptuous ice creams to cookie dough galore, here are 7 of the best mini desserts to drool over this week:
What: American ice cream brand Halo Top has introduced its Platinum Series range to give us some seriously decadent flavours with fewer calories. Our favourite? Hands down Monster Cookie.
Why: Since launching is 2012, Halo Top has made waves on the global ice cream market with its full-flavour ice cream without the high calorie count. Halo Top’s Platinum Series is its latest range to hit our shelves and each tub contains just 680 – 720 calories. Mouthwatering flavours include Space Candy, Triple Chocolate Cake and our personal favourite, Monster Cookie – a tub promising cookie overload with cookie dough ice cream, lashings of peanut butter, chunks of cookies and colourful chocolate gems. It’s an ice cream that hits the spot without filling out the sides, you could say.
Stockists: Tesco nationwide.
What: Premium-quality cake bakers, Cake Owls, offer beautiful bespoke treats for any occasion at a price to make you smile.
Why: Cake Owls’ ethos is to provide fresh, good quality cakes that taste as good as they look and vice versa. They don’t make supermarket-style cakes that are overly sweet and have a suspiciously long shelf life. Their inventive and joyfully decorated offerings are delicately flavoured. Cake Owls sponges are made fresh, daily, with a shelf life of 3-5 days. They use buttercream and are passionate about the quality of their ingredients using Belgian chocolate and real butter, with a secret ingredient for the cream cheese.
Price: From £2.50 for cupcakes and birthday 6-inch celebratory cakes from £15 with personalisation from £5.
Stockists: Online at Cake Owls or visit Cake Owls, 162, The Centre · Feltham, TW134BS.
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What: Finish off an evening just right with Pots & Co’s premium Salted Caramel Crème pudding.
Why: Gluten-free and vegetarian-friendly, Pots & Co’s Salted Caramel Crème pudding is a dinky little sweet fix that makes for a perfect treat. This pudding is a delicious ganache, handmade with double cream, caramel and just a hint of Cornish sea salt. Each Pots & Co pudding is handmade in the brand’s London kitchen and is free of additives and preservatives. Sold as a pack of 4, it’s an ideal family dessert or simply horde them all for yourself. We won’t judge.
Price: £3.00 for 4 mini pots.
What: Little Moons has brought us Japan’s incredibly moreish sweet mochi balls and now its unleashed a brand new product for us to drool over in the shape of Cookie Dough Ice Cream Bites.
Why: Little Moons is determined to make sure you get the best cookie dough experience possible. It’s turned things inside out and enveloped a delicious vanilla and chocolate chip ball of ice cream in a chewy chocolate chip cookie dough so every bite is the perfect combination of flavour and texture. Each Cookie Dough Bite is just 95 calories and free from artificial flavourings, colours and preservatives. Heaven.
Price: £4.50 for a box of 6.
What: Oatly is launching its long-awaited range of oat-based ice creams in 3 delicious flavours and we can’t wait.
Why: Vegan ice cream has just got better thanks to Oatly’s oat-not-dairy ice creams. First in the lineup is chocolate fudge and it’s unashamedly wicked. Boasting a tub full of *not* the good stuff, this ice cream is best enjoyed with reckless abandon and it’s oh-so-chocolatey so just try to resist it. Next is the salted caramel, a magical, creamy delight with a perfect balance of sweet and salty. It’s a classy one for the freezer but you don’t need a special occasion to enjoy it. Lastly, the hazelnut swirl is luxury in a tub. This ice cream is dripping with salty caramel sauce and candied hazelnuts, that’s all. Oatly’s 3 delectable flavours have truly left us spoilt for choice.
Stockists: Exclusive to selected Tesco stores nationwide from 30th October 2019.
What: Livia’s heavenly Cookie Dough Nugglets are made to satisfy that sweet tooth without the guilt.
Why: At only 127 calories a bag, Livia’s Cookie Dough Nugglets give you a sweet fix with all the goodness of a healthy snack. Each Nugglet ball is covered in a coating of raw chocolate to make a treat that’s both natural and vegan, gluten and dairy-free. Enjoy as a mid-afternoon pick me up or share these soft bites around as an after-dinner dessert. Whatever your style, Livia’s Cookie Dough Nugglets are here to make cookie dough healthy and we’re here for it.
Price: £1 now down from £1.49.
Stockists: Holland & Barrett online and in-store.
Why: Plamil’s Cocoabites are delicious as they are sustainable. Produced with 100% renewable energy, these snacks are available in glass jars which are refillable, reusable and recyclable. Choose from three varieties: vegan milky smooth Cocoabites with an exceptionally smooth and moreish taste, vegan white Cocoabites with chunks of delicious white chocolate and vegan dark chocolate Cocoabites for those who prefer a darker flavour. All three Cocoabite varieties are vegan as well as wheat and gluten-free and made to the highest no nut and no peanut standards.
Stockists: Independent stores and online at Plamil