Now I don’t know about how you feel about chocolate mousse, but I’m a bit of a fan. That’s not to say that every day (or even once a week) is Chocolate Mousse Day, but I have an appreciation for a well made chocolate mousse. They’re not terribly difficult to make at home either, so a shop bought one had better be good if it’s going to get my seal of approval.
These Gü mousses use a very respectable 56% cocoa chocolate which does impart a particularly rich flavour.
Appearance wise, once you peel back the foil wrapper, you’re greeted with a smooth, machine-poured chocolate mousse. Scratch the surface and you can see a good amount of air in the mousse.
Air bubbles aside, these are dense little mousses. Thick, gooey chocolate mousse with dark, deep cocoa flavours. They may not look large, but there’s a lot of rich chocolate in one of those little pots. I found myself trying out ways to cut the density of the mousse down a little. Current favourites include a splash of coffee liqueur or a covering of sliced strawberries and a dollop of whipped cream, but a simple dash of cream or a blob of ice cream work equally well. It certainly makes them less daunting!
If you can’t be bothered to melt some chocolate and separate a few eggs, then this is probably the next best thing available at your local supermarket. It tastes like it’s been made with good quality ingredients (primarily the chocolate of course) and it invites the adventurous to top it off with whatever may take their fancy. Well worth buying.