Monday, September 15, 2008

Dove Desserts Bananas Foster

Dove Desserts Bananas FosterBananas Foster is a New Orleans specialty created by chef Paul Blang?. The dessert consists of vanilla ice cream topped with bananas flambe’d in sauce of butter, dark rum, brown sugar, banana liquor and cinnamon. (I think it makes a great topping for pancakes or crepes.)

Dove has come out with a line of dessert-inspired bites including this one, the Bananas Foster and Tiramisu (made from lady fingers, marscapone and coffee). I picked the Bananas Fosters because I figured that the caramel format fit it really well (where I didn’t think it’d work as well with the Tiramisu in theory).

The little foil wrappers were a rather unsightly yellow color. Vaguely florescent, they don’t remind me of real bananas, it reminds me of Banana Runts. (But be warned as well, I rather like fake banana things, i you don’t that may interfere with your enjoyment.)

The Bananas Foster Silky Smooth Milk Chocolate Promises come tightly wrapped in a strange twisted stand up box that didn’t want to stand up for me. (And in my frustration I ended up opening it on the bottom instead of the top and now I’ve completely ruined it.)

Dove Desserts Bananas Foster

Inside the foil is a light milk chocolate disk. It smells nicely of milk chocolate, sugar and green bananas. The bite is soft, but the chocolate snaps nicely, even in this heat. The milk chocolate isn’t particular intense, I think the aspect that Dove chocolate does best is silky smooth and that’s here all right.

The caramel filling is strange but completely consistent with the way that Dove has been making it for their other caramel filled Promises. It’s thick, but not chewy. It’s very smooth, but feels emulsified like pudding instead of like actual caramelized sugar and butter. But hey, caramel banana pudding is good, too. (I like butterscotch pudding with bananas in it.)

The banana flavor isn’t overwhelming, just a light touch. The caramel notes are non-existent, but thankfully the whole thing isn’t too sweet either. I wanted a little touch of rum and a little touch of brown sugar ... but while it wasn’t even close to imitating real Bananas Foster it was still satisfying.

Check out other reviews for the Tiramisu: Chocoflyer tastes both Tiramisu & Bananas Foster, Gigi Reviews, Candy Addict and The Onion’s AV Club.

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Name: Dove Desserts Bananas Foster Silky Smooth Milk Chocolate Promises
  • 10 SUPERB
  • 9 YUMMY
  • 8 TASTY
  • 7 WORTH IT
  • 4 BENIGN
Brand: Dove (Mars)
Place Purchased: KMart (3rd & Fairfax)
Price: $3.59
Size: 5.8 ounces
Calories per ounce: 142
Categories: Chocolate, Caramel, United States, Mars, Kosher

POSTED BY Cybele AT 7:55 am Tracker Pixel for Entry    

  1. I’m not usually a bananas fan, but I am intrigued. Too bad about the rum and brown sugar notes, but banana caramel sounds pretty good!

    Comment by Elizabeth on 9/15/08 at 8:04 am #
  2. I can’t stand banana flavoring.  Ew ew ew ew…..

    Comment by April on 9/15/08 at 8:43 am #
  3. I agree with April - real bananas are great, but banana flavoring is icky.  Have you seen the new banana split oreos yet?  I bought some, but they smell so bad (really banana-y) that I could not even try them.

    Comment by lynn on 9/16/08 at 4:57 am #
  4. Tricia's avatar

    I tried the Dove hazelnut caramel promises - had the same trouble with the box, and couldn’t taste much in the way of hazelnut in the filling. Didn’t stop me from finishing the box, but it didn’t live up to my expectations upon purchasing!

    Comment by Tricia on 9/16/08 at 8:42 am #
  5. Tricia's avatar

    p.s. is this rum week on Candy Blog? First the Butter Rum Nips, now the Bananas Foster Dove Desserts…

    Comment by Tricia on 9/16/08 at 8:43 am #
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