Could it really be a Perfect World?

Published:

Perfect World

If your perfect world consists of a dairy free frozen dessert on a par with Ben & Jerry’s, and then you see an advert for this amazing sounding carrot cake deliciousness, then you are either my twin or we are living in that same world. I was literally more than excited when I saw the advert, then beyond excited when the lovely lot at Perfect World offered to send me some samples. I cannot begin to tell you how my life as a dairy allergy sufferer has a myriad of little gaps that just don’t seem to be filled by any replica product. Ice Cream is certainly one of those gaps.

I have tried a few other companies that do similar desserts, nuts being the base of their dessert, however, they seem loath to experiment with any adventurous flavours and quite frankly vanilla is not that exotic. When your friends can choose from gingerbread cookie, cookie dough, or blueberry cheesecake, it is a little disappointing to not have the same choice. You can imagine how I was sucked in by the Carrot Cake flavour created by Perfect World.

carrot cake

The new packaging is extremely striking and catches the eye on any supermarket shelf, Tesco, Ocado and Holland and Barret are the current UK stockists but I can imagine that it won’t be long before other outlets catch on.

Not only is this dessert tempting in its choices of flavour, but the appeal of it being a no added sugar, dairy free, wheat free, soya free version, with “good” unsaturated fats, a source of dietary fibre, low carb, high in vitamin E (and in some cases Vitamin A too) with additional functional foods makes this almost impossible to leave out of your shopping trolley.

Could a dessert really be classed a source of your daily dietary fibre?

Chicory Root Fibre (also called Inulin) is one of the functional food ingredients. Inulin is used by plants to store energy and it exists in many different plants, mainly in the roots. Inulin is a dietary fibre and because it is contained in this iced dessert alongside other natural sources of fibre (like nuts), three of the flavours can actually be classified as being ‘a source of dietary fibre’. The use of the plant sweetener xylitol is extremely interesting as there is a trend to use stevia currently in the foodie world, however there are many benefits to the use of xylitol as your sugar alternative, including a reported benefit to teeth.Xylitol tastes sweet but, unlike sugar, it is not converted in the mouth to acids that cause tooth decay. It reduces levels of decay-causing bacteria in saliva and can also act against some bacteria that cause ear infections.

So enough about the science, how do they actually taste? 

I was lucky enough to be sent Carrot Cake. Banana Walnut Chip and what turned out to be their new Caramel Pecan. As i was lured in by the temptress of the Carrot cake it was obviously the first to be tested. I was astounded that it tasted identical to carrot cake, the spices were absolutely perfect, I was a little surprised by the addition of the raisins however. The flavours of the other two were no less perfectly described, tasting exactly how you would imagine them to. Banana Walnut Chip was just so banana like it was as if it was bursting with a full bunch of beautiful ripe bananas, and I have to admit my favourite out of the 3 was in fact the creamy Caramel Pecan which boasts a mere 85 kcals per serving, although I am pretty sure my serving was not quite the measure that they have calculated the macros for as it is a little too moorish.

Unknown

I will be popping down to Tesco as soon as I have finished writing this to test out the 2 missing flavours from the entourage, Strawberry and Belgian Chocolate Brownie, which I am in no doubt will be just as tasty, health conscious and calorie careful as the 3 I tried. I also urge you to rush out and buy them before they sell out, especially when the new flavour is released, it is simply to die for. I will never be short of some dietary fibre and potassium in my diet again!

Fun food is here and Perfect World are just the proof we Dairy free types need that the product development is on its way to make us inclusive and possibly surpassing the regular products already on offer.

To try these desserts visit a stockist or the Perfect World website to find where you can find this unicorn of desserts.

If you try them let me know if you agree with my deliciousness approval on @DrEKirkeOstm or @MedicinalK, why not let Perfect World know how much you love them @Perfect1cecream.

Perfect World

If your perfect world consists of a dairy free frozen dessert on a par with Ben & Jerry’s, and then you see an advert for this amazing sounding carrot cake deliciousness, then you are either my twin or we are living in that same world. I was literally more than excited when I saw the advert, then beyond excited when the lovely lot at Perfect World offered to send me some samples. I cannot begin to tell you how my life as a dairy allergy sufferer has a myriad of little gaps that just don’t seem to be filled by any replica product. Ice Cream is certainly one of those gaps.

I have tried a few other companies that do similar desserts, nuts being the base of their dessert, however, they seem loath to experiment with any adventurous flavours and quite frankly vanilla is not that exotic. When your friends can choose from gingerbread cookie, cookie dough, or blueberry cheesecake, it is a little disappointing to not have the same choice. You can imagine how I was sucked in by the Carrot Cake flavour created by Perfect World.

carrot cake

The new packaging is extremely striking and catches the eye on any supermarket shelf, Tesco, Ocado and Holland and Barret are the current UK stockists but I can imagine that it won’t be long before other outlets catch on.

Not only is this dessert tempting in its choices of flavour, but the appeal of it being a no added sugar, dairy free, wheat free, soya free version, with “good” unsaturated fats, a source of dietary fibre, low carb, high in vitamin E (and in some cases Vitamin A too) with additional functional foods makes this almost impossible to leave out of your shopping trolley.

Could a dessert really be classed a source of your daily dietary fibre?

Chicory Root Fibre (also called Inulin) is one of the functional food ingredients. Inulin is used by plants to store energy and it exists in many different plants, mainly in the roots. Inulin is a dietary fibre and because it is contained in this iced dessert alongside other natural sources of fibre (like nuts), three of the flavours can actually be classified as being ‘a source of dietary fibre’. The use of the plant sweetener xylitol is extremely interesting as there is a trend to use stevia currently in the foodie world, however there are many benefits to the use of xylitol as your sugar alternative, including a reported benefit to teeth.Xylitol tastes sweet but, unlike sugar, it is not converted in the mouth to acids that cause tooth decay. It reduces levels of decay-causing bacteria in saliva and can also act against some bacteria that cause ear infections.

So enough about the science, how do they actually taste? 

I was lucky enough to be sent Carrot Cake. Banana Walnut Chip and what turned out to be their new Caramel Pecan. As i was lured in by the temptress of the Carrot cake it was obviously the first to be tested. I was astounded that it tasted identical to carrot cake, the spices were absolutely perfect, I was a little surprised by the addition of the raisins however. The flavours of the other two were no less perfectly described, tasting exactly how you would imagine them to. Banana Walnut Chip was just so banana like it was as if it was bursting with a full bunch of beautiful ripe bananas, and I have to admit my favourite out of the 3 was in fact the creamy Caramel Pecan which boasts a mere 85 kcals per serving, although I am pretty sure my serving was not quite the measure that they have calculated the macros for as it is a little too moorish.

Unknown

I will be popping down to Tesco as soon as I have finished writing this to test out the 2 missing flavours from the entourage, Strawberry and Belgian Chocolate Brownie, which I am in no doubt will be just as tasty, health conscious and calorie careful as the 3 I tried. I also urge you to rush out and buy them before they sell out, especially when the new flavour is released, it is simply to die for. I will never be short of some dietary fibre and potassium in my diet again!

Fun food is here and Perfect World are just the proof we Dairy free types need that the product development is on its way to make us inclusive and possibly surpassing the regular products already on offer.

To try these desserts visit a stockist or the Perfect World website to find where you can find this unicorn of desserts.

If you try them let me know if you agree with my deliciousness approval on @DrEKirkeOstm or @MedicinalK, why not let Perfect World know how much you love them @Perfect1cecream.