Firstly, the photo above doesn't do these products justice. It was taken the day I received them and they'd been sitting on my front porch in the sun. Unfortunately they didn't last long enough for me to get a better photo of them!
I started with the shortbread. I was never really a shortbread fan pre-coeliac diagnosis. I'm more a gingerbread girl. Having said that, this shortbread is DELICIOUS. I expected it to be dry, as most gluten free shortbreads are, but this melted in my mouth without leaving that horrible gluten free aftertaste we all know so well. Two thumbs up for the shortbread!
Next was the raspberry brownie. Moist, rich, gooey and so good. The only thing that let it down was a faint liqueur-y taste, otherwise very moreish and yummy. One and a half thumbs up! The raspberry brownie was closely followed by the vanilla brownie (and if my personal trainer is reading this, I was sharing these with my husband!) The vanilla brownie was also super moist, rich and gooey. I thought it was easily one of the best brownies I've had before and after diagnosis. The only thing I found was that it didn't taste particularly like vanilla, it just tasted like a brownie. A very good brownie but just a brownie. Two thumbs up if it hadn't been called a vanilla brownie. One and a half otherwise. (Seriously, so delicious).
Fudge! This fudge in particular is the Christmas Delight fudge. I've mentioned before that I'm not a big fudge fan but I really like Decadent Dessert's fudge. There's no heavy cream or condensed milk, just flavour and richness in a smooth little morsel. I loved the texture of this particular flavour but I don't know that I'd be able to eat too much of it. It tasted just like a little fudgy Christmas pudding which was fun! But a bit too Christmas pudding-y for my liking. There was again a faint liqueur-y taste which I don't love but otherwise one and a half thumbs up.
Last but certainly not least - the fudge pot. The FUDGE POT. It's a POT OF FUDGE. I mean come on. Is there anything better? This is literally all the richness and deliciousness of fudge melted down, smoothed out and eaten with a spoon. COME ON. Kylie recommends this with fresh raspberries which I think would be amazing. We've had to restrain ourselves from eating the whole thing and are going to save half and warm it up later to have with vanilla ice cream. (I'm way too excited about that). Two thumbs up for the fudge pot!
Thank you Kylie and all the lovely folk from The Decadent Desserts Company. Highly recommended for amazing gluten and dairy free and vegan sweet treats! Check out your nearest stockists and upcoming market appearances here. You won't regret it!
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