I am throwing it out there but I do not see the fascination of cheesecake. Aside from the biscuit base I am not all that in love with cheesecake and would rather sink my teeth into a different dessert. That said my taste buds were alight when I spied the Asda Peanut Butter Cheesecake whilst on my recent travels. Could this be the one that converts me into a cheesecake lover?
Part of Asda’s Extra Special Range this Peanut Butter Cheesecake was £4.00, pretty much an average price for the going cheesecake in supermarkets. This one serves 6 which is far more reasonable that the 12 serving I see on others. Does anyone really only have a slither of a dessert?
Layers of peanut butter caramel and smooth chocolate ganache on a bed of honeycomb and crumbly biscuit, hand finshed with a honeycomb sprinkle
The layers were clearly evident and there looked to be a thick layer of peanut butter caramel, huzzah! Going in for a bite I got an initial hit of nutty peanut butter followed by an overwhelming rich chocolate flavour that abolished any flavour that was given by the peanut butter. Subsequent bites and all I could taste was chocolate. The biscuity base was of a good ratio, a little short and had a bite to it which I loved but I certainly couldn’t detect a honeycomb bed. When it came to the honeycomb sprinkle seriously what was that? Was there a shortage in the Asda factory? Lets just say there is going to be a scuffle between diners on who gets the honeycomb!
What was initially a promising peanut butter delight of a cheesecake did not translate overall. The chocolate is far too dominant and after one mouthful that is all that you are going to taste. Such a shame but sadly this Asda Peanut Butter Cheesecake has not changed my cheesecakey perceptions.
Nibbles ‘n’ Scribbles x
Oh dear! It certainly doesn’t look very deep at all!!! Virtually looks as if there’s nothing there. I must say I’m a big fan of cheesecake (I’m the opposite love the cheesecake not a big lover of the base) but don’t think I’ll be rushing out to buy this one, I’m not sure whether it’s the same recipe but I know they used to do 2 small peanut butter cheesecakes that I tried and wasn’t particularly impressed with 🙁
Haha you can have my topping and I’ll have your biscuity base :). I would imagine it would be the same as their mini ones to be fair, such a shame that they missed the mark. If you are going to say peanut butter cheesecake then load the thing with peanut butter!! xx
Oh dear that topping is certainly missing – such a shame – don’t think then that I shall rush out and purchase this…. Shame that they seem to have got it so wrong :0(
Certainly missed a trick here!! Not worth it at all, unless you like a lot of chocolate 🙂 xx
Oh dear! This sounds so good on paper…shame on you Asda for getting it wrong! xx
Shame on Asda indeed! Ruined by chocolate!! xx