Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Temptations by Jell-O: French Silk Pie

There are many three-word phrases that get me excited. Examples include:

New Droid Phone
New York City
Gerard Butler Naked


French Silk Pie.

In an ideal world I could have all of those things simultaneously. In this one, sometimes you have to settle for whatever is doled out one at a time. And somewhere along the line in the last couple years, I have started to like pie a lot more than I used to. As a rule I prefer fruit pies to cream pies, but I have always had a soft spot for French Silk Pie.

Need I thus explain how happy I was when the generous folks at Jell-O sent me a package of their French Silk Pie Temptations to review? I didn't think so!

To keep calories down -- as with their Lemon Meringue Pie entry -- there is no pie crust to be found here. But that's OK, because the pudding (or filling, if you will) is so good that you won't miss it. (Though I can't say that the addition of a chocolate cookie crust wouldn't have been worth the extra naughtiness.)

The main portion of the cup is a dense, rich chocolate. I loved the texture. In fact, I liked it more than I did any of the actual French Silk Pies I have ever had. The reason is that actual pie filling tends to be a little too runny for my liking. But the Jell-O Temptations were thicker than standard pudding, and at the same time seemed to have a slightly whipped, mousse quality to it. It just held up really well and gave you the best of both worlds.

The flavor reminded me a lot of an actual slice of French Silk Pie. The large bottom layer is a really rich chocolate. It's like classic Jell-O pudding, but with a stronger cocoa flavor.

It is also topped with a smooth creamy layer, which was terrific. The texture holds its own, and is silky smooth with a slightly sweet, chocolate/vanilla flavor.

I loved this cup! It's up there with either of the chocolate Mousse Temptations for me.

Sample from company.


MSRP is $2.89.


140 calories per 1 cup serving (3.9 oz)




Rodzilla said...

I'm really curious about the texture. I may have to give these a shot.

Gigi said...

Rodzilla: I am a complete nut for anything mousse like so I love the texture on these.

If you review them I will add the link!

Michael and Natalie said...

I'm totally buying this the next time I see them in the store, and I never, ever would have without this post. So, they're not sugar free, are they?

Annette said...

I love the temptations line but I have not seen this in stores yet. I will have to look harder b/c it looks amazing.

Gigi said...

Natalie: Get them and let me know what you think when you do. They are not sugar free but they only ring at 140 calories per cup- it's a slightly larger cup then say the Mousse line.

Net: I know you will love them! (without or without the tower of whip cream)