Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Review: JELL-O Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding

I admit, I have a strange infatuation with pudding.  I absolutely love it and eat it after dinner at least four nights a week.  If you were to look in my refrigerator or cabinets, there is a 95% chance that would find either pudding cups or pudding mixes.  The prolem with pudding though is when you are eating regular pudding, the calories can stack up pretty quickly and become a major calorie load.  So, I always opt for the "healthy" alternative of sugar or fat free puddings.  One of the major purveyors of pudding is JELL-O and since they don't want to drive themselves completely out of the market, they offer several of these sugar/fat free pudding options.  I've had nearly all of them, so there will be quite a bit of reviews on these products coming in the future.  First up will be the Dark Chocolate flavor that I picked up at Meijer on sale for $2.50 for a six pack.  Each four ounce sugar free pudding cup is sixty calories.

I know I always talk about texture and stuff first, but there's not a lot to really say here.  Everybody knows what pudding looks like and since it's a single flavor, it's all one color.  Being that it is dark chocolate, the pudding itself is darker than normal chocolate pudding.  See how powerful my observations skills are there?  I know you are impressed.

In terms of taste, this tastes like a heavier version of chocolate without the sweetness as you would expect from dark chocolate.  This taste makes it clearly unappealing too.  I don't know about you, but I know that I eat chocolate because I enjoy the sweetness and creaminess of it.  This pudding does not have that as it's basically a flat flavor that lacks a dessert-like quality.

Buy It or Fly By It?  I believe you should FLY BY IT and just buy regular chocolate pudding.  I know that is what I'll be doing.  The only reason you'd buy this is if you don't like sweet chocolate or you believe in the studies that tell you that dark chocolate is better for you, although I'm not sure that really applies to pudding cups.


1 comment:

  1. This is my favorite pudding. It is so indulgent. I like that it's not too sweet.


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