Fru and Gu Review!- 03.17.08
NOTCOT Note: I sent Justine (aka Rugenius) on a mission since she’s living in the UK, to go buy some of these delicious Fru Puds and Gu Puds and take some pics and let me live vicariously through her… Here’s what she’s reported back, with pics!
Fru Puds and Gu Puds certainly know how to do packaging. It’s hard not to pick them up at the market. In fact, I picked some within my first few weeks in the UK! It’s hard to deny the sensuous chocolatey goodness advertised on that packaging….and I’m alway a sucker for a nice black matte. I think we started with chocolate mousse, the traditional. So when the order came in from NOTCOT to check out some more of their range, I was all too happy to oblige. I thought we should go for something a bit different though. So we went for the Gu chocolate pots and the Fru carrot cake bites. See all my pics of packaging, unboxing, and indulging below!
The packaging was definitely worth salivating over. It reminds me of a high school exercise on sensual writing…I can’t think of a better iconic example. Here they are in the context of supermarket shelving and in the fridge…
But the real test was that of taste. The Gu chocolate pots weren’t bad, but paled in comparison to the tastiness promised in the photographs. That said, those little pots are adorable!
One suggestion they had was to use them to make hot chocolate, so we gave it a shot. Not bad at all. Perhaps not as good as you might hope from the box, but not bad all.
As for the Fru, again a bit less tasty than the box looks. But not bad at all. I’m not sure I’d buy them again, but more because eating more than a half a box of carrot cake bites isn’t doing much for my health than as a reflection on their taste! The bites were surprisingly moist…but the size of them was a bit problematic. A bit too big for a mouthful, but the consistency wasn’t quite hard enough to take a clean bite. So I ended up unwrapping them and putting them on a plate. Quite a waste of packaging in that case!
But aren’t those boxes drool worthy?