Friday, October 28, 2011

Review: JELL-O Sugar Free Creme Brulee Rice Pudding

As I've stated before, I love pudding, so next up in the JELL-O sugar free pudding cup review series is JELL-O Creme Brulee Rice Pudding.  Now, most people think gross when they hear rice pudding and I was one of those people for the longest time.  I had never had rice pudding, had no desire to try rice pudding and therefore, had no use for rice pudding.  Being the wacky adventurer that I am though, I decided one day that I would finally give it a shot after seeing it in the store.  JELL-O offers it in the Creme Brulee flavor in six packs and it's seventy calories per four ounce pudding cup.  I picked this one up on sale at Meijer for $2.50.

My picture doesn't do the greatest job of showing it, but rice pudding is as you would expect it to be after hearing the's pudding with white rice in it as you can see above.  Now, if its the first time you've seen that, it can be a little unsettling.  I mean, who would have thought to put something starchy like rice in with something creamy like pudding?  Odd, but people seem to like it.  If you can get over that and give it a try, you are a step ahead of the game.

After you get over the visual uneasiness and take your first spoonful, you are going to be a little uneasy there because the texture is not really something that you'll expect to feal in your mouth.  Pudding normally isn't chewy, but rice pudding is definitely that because of the white rice involved.  Once you get over that and start to chew though, I think you'll fnd this enjoyable.  The chewiness adds an increased texture to something that usually just swishes around in your mouth and then straight down your throat.  Also, the Creme Brulee (French for "burnt cream"; yes, I looked it up) flavor, while somewhat tame, is just strong enough that you actually can taste a faint "burn" in the pudding.  The one thing that I missed though is a caramel taste that you would ordinarily find in a Creme Brulee and that was disappointing.  It may have been there and may have contributed to the flavor, but it was clearly not noticeable.

Buy It or Fly By It?  Personally, I would BUY IT.  Sure, it's a weird feeling in your mouth, but in an odd way, I like it.  It breaks up the normal monotony of pudding and if you can get over that, I think you'll like it too.



  1. Ever heard of tapioca? Haha, I don't think rice pudding is odd in the least, it's a pretty well known dessert.

    I'd be a much bigger fan of these if they would get rid of the hydrogenated oil, but I do love most jello pudding cups.

  2. @Rodzilla: Have heard of Tapioca and I love it. Just had some last night, actually.

    As for rice pudding, I can see how it is weird to someone that has never had it (like tapioca would be). It was odd to me the first time I had it because I, like most people, was probably raised on pudding that had nothing in it.

  3. best rice pudding i've ever had

  4. I know the texture of rice pudding, but this one tastes slimely with fake creme brulee taste. I just ate one of the 4 and am throwing the remaining 3 away.


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