Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Dove Desserts Tiramisu

imageTiramisu is another one of those desserts that I’d always assumed was around forever. That perhaps it originated in Italy, that every valley in Italy had a different regional take on it and every Italian-American grandma put their own twist on it.

Nope, totally invented, perhaps sometime in the 1970s, by a restaurant. But hey, traditions have to start somewhere.

Tiramisu is an odd dessert if you ask me, the recipe reminds me of other strange dessert concoctions torn from women’s magazines that require store bought cookies, flavored gelatins, saltines or pre-made syrups.

The flavors of tiramisu are coffee and sweet creamy cheese with a little cocoa thrown in. So it’s sort of like a mocha cheesecake.

The wrappers on these are more enticing that the day-glo yellow of the Bananas Foster, an attractive bronze with difficult to read gold print.


Caramel: corn syrup, hydrogenated palm kernel and/or palm oil, sugar, skim milk, milkfat, lactose, salt, artificial and natural flavors, potassium sorbate.

The Dove Desserts Tiramisu starts with a dark chocolate shell. It has a pleasant cocoa and light espresso aroma.

The caramel center has a light salty flavor, a custardy smooth texture. So the creamy marscapone aspect is missing, as are the spongy ladyfingers.

Does it scream Tiramisu to me? Nope. Caramel mocha is more like it, not that it’s a bad thing.

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Name: Dove Desserts Tiramisu Promises
  • 10 SUPERB
  • 9 YUMMY
  • 8 TASTY
  • 7 WORTH IT
  • 4 BENIGN
Brand: Dove (Mars)
Place Purchased: samples from Dove
Price: ~$3.50 retail
Size: 5.8 ounces
Calories per ounce: 142
Categories: Chocolate, Caramel, Coffee, United States, Mars, Kosher

POSTED BY Cybele AT 4:42 am Tracker Pixel for Entry    

  1. Blech!  I saw that you mentioned a Dove Tiramisu candy the other day and last night in the candy aisle at walgreens I hunted for it to no avail because I lovelovelove tiramisu and I like the Dove chocolates but this sounds awful!

    Comment by barrie on 10/22/08 at 8:13 am #
  2. To me it seems like a pretty interesting sweet. I’d be happy to try it, really love dark chocolate and mocha inside.. mmm…

    Comment by Cool Chocolate Gifts on 10/22/08 at 9:49 am #
  3. This is totally OT, but I’ve been reading your blog and you are making a horrible mistake.

    Candy season doesn’t end at Easter, everyone knows that. It ends at Father’s Day.

    Comment by Barbara on 10/22/08 at 11:11 am #
  4. Your reviews are so professional and thorough. You explain tiramisu perfectly and always explain why you did or didn’t like the candy.


    Comment by Emmy on 10/22/08 at 2:11 pm #
  5. Hmm, interesting. I’ve never had tiramisu, so I feel like I couldn’t properly judge these!

    Comment by Sera on 10/22/08 at 2:56 pm #
  6. These Tiramisu candys look out of the world… I did not know Dove made these…thanks for sharing…


    Comment by andy abraham on 10/26/08 at 2:09 am #
  7. I’m a fan of Dove chocolate, generally (and especially chocolate covered almonds). So, I bought these once - the same flavor in fact. I have to say I was sorely disappointed! The flavored filling was completely UNtempting - very artificial tasting and sweet. The fake, runny sweet center was terrible. I’d rather have plain chocolate without artificial flavors (even if it were natural, the tiramusu was just tasting like a really low-grade candy filling). Not sure what you’d be comparing these to, but Dove makes way better products than these. I doubt this product will take off as a long term success for the company.

    Comment by ym on 10/30/08 at 12:09 pm #
  8. Anyone actually tried these yet?

    Comment by Singapore Restaurants on 1/05/09 at 2:34 pm #
  9. Yum, I just tried one of these and I’m addicted!  I’ve never actually had tiramisu before, so I don’t know how accurate it is, but on it’s own merits, it’s very yummy.

    Comment by Rita on 2/09/09 at 8:52 am #
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