Osem Instant Chocolate Pudding with Choceur (Aldi) Jamaican Rum Truffle

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Osem Instant Chocolate Pudding Ingredients – sugar, modified corn starch (produced from genetically modified organisms), alkalised cocoa powder, acidity regulators (tetrasodium pyrophosphate, calcium acetate, calcium lactate, disodium phosphate), caramelised sugar, flavourings.

I made up this chocolate pudding using Ecomil Almond milk.  It was incredibly easy to make and involved no heating so could be done safely by a small, but independent child.  It was very quick too, only requiring 5 minutes setting time before serving.  I can imagine this product being very helpful on holiday if you are camping or in a cramped self-catering kitchen. It tasted surprisingly good too. The main minus point is the presence of GMO and other highly processed ingredients.

I paired the pudding with fresh raspberries and a Choceur (Aldi brand) Jamaican Rum Truffle.

Choceur Rich Chocolate Jamaican Rum Truffles Ingredients – sugar, fat reduced cocoa powder, glucose syrup, water, palm fat, Jamaican Rum (3%), ground almonds, thickener: gum arabic, humectant: invertase, stabiliser: agar, glazing agent: gum arabic.

I think describing these as truffles is a bit misleading.  It’s better to think of them as rum and chocolate flavoured marzipan balls.  I liked the fact that the truffles are coated in dark chocolate, sugar strands, which makes them quite attractive to look at.  This was why I decided to use them to top the individual portions of chocolate pudding.  They would also look good decorating a chocolate cake or sitting on a scoop or two of rum and raisin icecream.  The “truffles” are very sugary, and you probably would not want to eat more than one or two in one go anyway.

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