Ehrmann Chocolate Creme Grand Dessert
chocolate creme with whipped creme
They call it a "Premium European Dessert" and it really does look European. Now while Ehrmann looks German (apologies for rhyming), it actually says Ehrmann Commonwealth Dairy, LLC of Brattleboro, Vermont on the back, but wait a second, Ehrmann AG is one of the top milk processors in Germany! They do have divisions here in the states though. It looks like this product is starting out in New England and the tri-state area at Shaws, Star Market, Wegmans, and Price Chopper (which is where I found it).
I take a bite, and then several more, and it tastes like chocolate pudding with whipped cream. It's a lighter pudding than say Jell-o or the stuff you might find at a buffet. I can't say I really like the light whipped cream with the pudding texture. It winds up amping up that watered down vibe of the pudding. It just doesn't have that hearty, filling texture that you kind of expect with a pudding.
Let me put it another way. I adore chocolate cream pie. It's amazing when done right, but it needs that heavy, dairy heft to it. This reminds me of those chocolate cream pies that are more solid water than cream.
I hope that makes sense, but if not, I will put it this final way. This was not worth $1.79. Ninety-nine cents? Sure. Is this better than a jell-o pudding snack? Sure. It's a lot cleaner (less complicated) than a pudding snack, so it breaks down easier on your tastebuds. That said, is this four times better than a jell-o pudding snack? No.
Before anyone asks, yes, I just mixed up the last of the whipped cream and pudding together to see if it tastes better that way. It's not bad, but I'm still surprised it's not heavier at this price point. Maybe I shouldn't expect pie in a pudding cup?
Pop Quiz: Since there won't be a second scoop (because I ate all of it already), let's do a pop quiz. The Ehrman website says this product comes in a bunch of flavors, so which would you try first? The U.S. is starting with Vanilla, Chocolate, Double Chocolate, and Cafe au Lait, but other parts of the world also have Double Toffee, Double Coffee, Vanilla Choco Top, Chocolate Noir, Dark Chocolate Orange, Chocolate & Mint, Stracciatella, Semonlina Pudding (like rice pudding?), and Grand Dessert Raffinesse (has two flavors of whipped cream).
Verdict? not bad
Buy Again? nah (but maybe another flavor if it was on sale)