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Custard

Lashings of custard with your pudding is something of a tradition; most puddings and pies need an accompaniment and custard is an age-old favourite. Custard can do some damage with calories however, major brands have come up with some low fat alternatives. 

Table 1: Low Cream Alternatives Compared
Product Ready to Serve Custard, Be Good to Yourself, Sainsbury's* Low Fat Devon Custard, Ambrosia* Low Fat Custard, Bird's*
  Ready to Serve Custard, Be Good to Yourself, Sainsbury's* Low Fat Devon Custard, Ambrosia* Low Fat Custard, Bird's*
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Calories Per Serving ¼ Pot

123kcal

1/3 Can

 

101kcal

¼ Pot

 

84kcal

Calories Per 100ml/g 98kcal 72kcal 105kcal
Fat Per Serving 3.5g 1.6g 1.3g
Fat Per 100ml 2.8g 1.1g 1.6g
Conclusion A sweet and creamy custard. It had a lovely thick consistency and melted in your mouth. If you've got a sweet tooth, this one's for you!  Again a thick and creamy custard. It wasn't as sweet as the Be Good to Yourself equivalent - but would be a good accompaniment. If you're not such a sweet tooth try this one. The panel were disappointed to learn that this was a Bird's custard. It was runny with a marzipan-like taste and an artificial after taste. Not recommended.

†Retailer's Recommended Portion Size

Both the Ambrosia Devon Custard and Sainsbury's Be Good to Yourself were favoured by the panel for their taste and consistency. However, it is worth noting that you can have a larger serving of the Ambrosia one for fewer calories and grams of fat - making this a wiser choice.  

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