Saturday, February 28, 2009

Topping of the Week: Smuckers Hot Fudge Topping

This is truly the review that just can't get written. We've dabbled with this sauce three times and still I haven't posted anything. I didn't even actually have any today (I finished off the Haagen-Dazs), but let's see what happens.

The first time we tried it, we went with the topping at room temperature (about 70 degrees if you want to get technical). It squirts out like some bizarre half melted tootsie roll. It won't spread at this temp, there's also no aroma, it's just kind of there.

The second time we tried it, I squirted a bunch in a mug and heated it up. I had forgotten how great hot fudge smells, so good in fact, there is that twisted thought in the back of my mind "hmmm, I wonder if I could drink this". Luckily (logically), I resisted. The hot fudge poured nicely over the whip cream covered sundaes. They tasted really good and smelled great.

We went back for a third try and already I'm having trouble getting the topping out of the container. They say you can just microwave the topping and squirt out what you need, but this strikes me as a bad idea for two reasons. One, we're those cautious kind of people who don't microwave anything in plastic (though using the mug means I do wind up heating too much). Two, I can't imagine reheating the sauce every time is good for it, I would think it would ruin the flavor. Anyway, I wound up shoving a butter knife into the container to get the topping out. I'd say we only have 2 more servings to go, but that's it (that's 5x2 total).

Nutrition: 130 / 35-1 / (1) / 2 [serving is 2 Tbsp]

1 comment:

Lois said...

LOVE SMUCKERS. However,packaging of "Hot Fudge Syrup" in plastic squeeze bottle leaves us "cold"!! Flavor not there but aroma when warm is compelling. However, in the past it was an improvement over Hershey in our opinions. Glass packaging is by far best. Also microwaving more than a couple times causes thickening of syrup. Thinning with water helps to hydrate for easier application. Lois