I’m so sorry for how long it’s been since my last post! Again, I could make excuses but I’m not going to because I hate doing that. Basically I prioritised other things over posting on here.
Anyway, I’m back with a bang because today I’m reviewing something I picked up in Selfridges in London. It intrigued me so much and I haven’t seen anything online about it or the brand, so wanted to give it a go!
As you can see from the title of the post, I’m talking about the Gato & Co. Chocoalte Aubergine Fondant with a sprinkling of Spirulina. Yes, sounds really really weird. I like weird though. I also like chocolate. I also like vegetables. I also like chocolate Fondant (my favourite dessert actually). Don’t like spirulina though, so I was a bit apprehensive. Also let’s be honest, if it’s not flour and sugar and butter it probably doesn’t taste as good as one that is. Anyway, on to the review.
So you can eat these cold, but they reccomend to heat it up and eat it warm. I, of course, had to try it both ways. Had a small spoonful of it cold, which was nice. Similar to any fudgy brownie cold from the fridge, just not that strong a flavour I would say. A hint of spirulina came through, which as I said I’m not a fan of, but it was so so minimal it was just a tiny bit of something that if you didn’t know it was spirulina, you wouldn’t know what it was.
It was surprisingly delicious though! I loved it! I would definitely say it’s not ‘Fondant’ like they market it, because it didn’t have a runny middle. However, it was a really good dense, fudgy, chocolatey brownie which I would happily eat again! It looks like a small portion but it’s rich enough that the size is actually very good. Again, I would have loved a runny middle but nevertheless, this was seriously tasty!
The macros are relatively good for a health food product, 170 calories for the pot which is good I think and with only 9.7g fat, it’s a lot less than a normal chocolate fondant would be! I say it’s a health food product because some of the main ingredients are: cacao, almonds, aubergine, honey and spirulina so it’s definitely marketed at those who don’t want to eat a ‘normal’ dessert.
Overall, I was very impressed. I tried another product from this brand aswell but have my eye on their orange, polenta and cardamom sponge because I didn’t try that and I now have high hopes based on what I have tried!! Excited to try the sponge, drooling just thinking about it haha!
Here is there website, if you want to read more about the brand and their products.
Macros per pot: 170kcal, 9.7g fat, 18g carbohydrate, 3.3g protein, 1.8g fibre.
Let me know what you think of putting veggies in desserts.. beetroot brownies, courgette cakes and now aubergine fondants! Has health food gone too far?
Thanks for reading,