Thursday, 5 June 2014

Philadelphia Almondy Lemon Layered Cheesecake (Gluten Free) - Review

philadelphia almondy lemon cheesecake

I love Almondy cakes, especially the Daim version. The fact they are gluten-free is a fantastic bonus since I am gluten sensitive, and they always feel lighter than the average torte-based desserts. So when Almondy launched this new Philadelhpia cheesecake as well as a Cadbury Mousse variety I was very excited to try it!

philadelphia almondy lemon cheesecake

The description reads "Philadelphia Almond Layered Lemon Cheesecake combines naturally tasty almond bases with layers of deliciously creamy Philadelphia, covered in fresh lemon frosting". I let the cake defrost at room temperature for an hour as suggested, before cutting off a slice.

philadelphia almondy lemon cheesecake

It tasted very creamy and fresh; the cream layers had a nice tang of Philadelphia and went well with the stodgy almond layers. However the frosting was a little too sweet and there wasn't enough cream cheese to make it like a true cheesecake. It was tasty enough, and certainly a great alternative to cheesecake for anyone avoiding gluten, but I think it could have been pimped up a bit more. Some thicker cream cheese layers, or perhaps some lemon sauce on top instead of frosting would've been nice.

philadelphia almondy lemon cheesecake

Overall, this is a nice effort from Almondy and I think it's great they are diversifying their range because quite frankly there needs to be more choice in the gluten-free market. However I think this cake could be much better with just a few tweaks. It's not bad at all, just not as good as a true cheesecake. I'm curious about trying the Cadbury Chocolate Mousse and Almond Cake next...

Almondy cakes are made in Sweden, certified gluten-free, kosher and halal.

RATING: 7.5 out of 10. 

Price: Currently £2 at Sainsbury's (RRP £3).
Suitable for vegetarians?: Yes.
Allergy Information: Contains almonds, egg, milk, soya. May contain traces of other nuts.
Nutrition (per 100g): 370 Calories, 26g Fat, 24g Carbs, 10g Sugars.

4 comments:

  1. Oh, I agree - it's nice but not tasty enough - if definitely needs more cheesy lemon zing!

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  2. Aren't cheesecakes normally gluten free?

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  3. ^^^ Oops forgot about the base...well you could have it without the base!

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    1. I don't think it works like that lol ;) If you're coeliac products have to be made without any contact with wheat or gluten.

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