Bubblegum flavour Angel Delight?! (#AngelDelightMoments)
I will always associate Angel Delight with being a kid. Mixing it up, having to wait for it to set. and then delving into the resulting mousse-like pudding.
Everyone has their favourite flavours growing up. Chocolate and strawberry were the top choices of my friends, though I always have (and I predict that I always will) favour butterscotch.
I was fortunate enough to be sent some bubblegum flavour angel delight to try recently. Yes, you read that correctly: Bubblegum flavour angel delight. My use of both a question mark and an exclamation mark in the title of this post are the closest I was able to get in text format to my reaction when I heard about the new flavour.
I like bubblegum. I like Angel Delight. But equally, I like coffee and lager - I’m not sure I’d choose to mix the two, though! So it was with trepidation that I opened the packets and mixed the formula together.
The smell was amazing and instantly starts the taste buds salivating. Once mixed, the pudding looks remarkably similar to the strawberry flavour. The only difference being the bizarre confusion that is caused by your eyes “seeing” strawberry and your nose smelling bubblegum.
The desserts were poured into five separate bowls for each of us to try.
In the name of research and definitely, definitely not just me being a greedy pig, I finished mine first. The kids were slower in getting through theirs for some reason.
Then we discussed the results. Despite finishing mine, I struggled with the idea of bubblegum flavour dessert. It should work really well, but for some reason it didn’t. Even as I was eating it, I kept expecting to have gum to chew whereas instead I had the silky smooth Angel Delight instead.
Two of the kids decided not to finish their desserts, claiming that they would “finish them later” - A sure sign that it hasn’t hit the spot as intended. The other two finished theirs but both remarked that they preferred other flavours.
Once all was said and done, I doubt we’ll be getting this flavour again. At least, not to have as mousse. It occurred to me only after both packets were finished that by adding extra milk (400ml instead of 300ml) then this would probably work much better as a milkshake rather than as a dessert, and I’m tempted to try this just to satisfy my curiosity.
One thing I will leave you all with is the blowing apart of a myth. When you make your Angel Delight, there is no need to put it in the fridge to set. You can leave it on the side and it sets just as quickly, and without getting any colder!
That said, as I mention above, any Angel Delight can be made into a deliciously thick shake simply by adding 100ml more of milk which - in my humble opinion - is the best way to enjoy this classic!
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