The Great British Bake Off BBC programme has sent the UK into cake making/eating frenzy. The first episode drew over a million new viewers and it appears to have lit a fire under the British public for anything to do with cakes. The cake eating craze hasn't bypassed ChocolateMission HQ and the taste testing team have been more than keen to accomodate some of the requests that have come in to taste some chocolate themed cake treats. One of these came from ChocolateMission reader Emma, who asked us to check out these New Giant Belgian Chocolate Teacakes from Costa Coffee.
Overall whilst this was a fun product to test and see attempted to be made in this grandioso form, it is probably not a cake that we will be buying again any time soon. Costa Coffee aren't too far off from nailing a very accurate Giant version of the popular Tunnocks original, but on reflection it seems that there in lies the problem. Normal chocolate teacakes are pretty sweet and sugary intensive in even their normal form so it makes sense that when one is blown up by a multitude of about four it does become a little too much. Given the usual saltyness of the biscuit was also missing from the equation there was nothing to balance the intensity of the sugar laden marshmallow, jam or chocolate. Fans of teacakes might want to give one of these a try but by our reckoning these Giant Coffee Giant Belgian Chocolate Teacakes were more of a fun novelty than a great tasting snack.
5.8 out of 10