Sunday, January 6, 2008
Pocky Mousse- Tiramisu
OK even I am starting to think I need a Pocky 12 step program!
Tiramisu when done right is one of my favorite desserts. It's coffee, it's creamy and there is chocolate. C'mon what's not to love?!
The Pocky version of Tiramisu that's what!
The smell was the first hint that things were not going to go well. Rather then a creme or a coffee smell it's vaguely coconutty. To be fair on it's own it is not unpleasant, if it were in fact coconut Pocky it would be pretty good. But it's not coconut Pocky and coconut is just not Tiramisu.
The coffee flavor comes through well, if this were a mocha Pocky it would really work. The chocolate is a light "mousse" milk chocolate that is just sweet enough to take the bitter edge off the coffee. What kills this Pocky is the creme potion of the flavor. There is no nice way to say it, it tastes more of sour milk then the creamy mascarpone taste you would be expecting- AND it leaves a rather nasty after taste.
There are MUCH, MUCH better Pocky's out there -and life is too short for bad Pocky (or Tiramisu)
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