Gourmet CBP

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For every special occasion celebrated in Sri Lankan homes

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For every special occasion celebrated in Sri Lankan homes two things are staple on a food table. Cutlets is a must-have snack and for dessert you just have to have Chocolate Biscuit Pudding. CBP as we like to call it is believed to have been invented in Sri Lanka and every family will have their own “secret” recipe. No recipe is the same which is all the better for us because we get to try so many different varieties.

 

Gourmet CBP is a home-run operation that also uses a decade old recipe with a few twists of its own. The conventional CBP has been given some innovative infusions including a boozy range that is sure to have you asking for more. The CBP comes in “jumbo” individual portions which start at 300 LKR or in 6-8 and 10-12 serving packs. All orders require a 2 day’s notice and can be collected from either Battaramulla, Colombo 03 or Colombo 07.

 

So what did we have? Obviously the “Original”. We also got a Nutella Silk, Mint Choco-Chip and Salted Caramel from the Limited Edition range, a Jelly Gems which is a kid’s specialty and the Rum & Raisin and Baileys Mocha from the Liqueur range. What makes the Gourmet CBP version different to what we have had elsewhere is mainly the “icing” which taken a more creamy texture soaking up the biscuits entirely. The pudding itself therefore is very soft and melt-in-your-mouth. We’ve listed below our order of preference.

 

By far the best of the lot was the Mint Choco-Chip with its definitive flavours. The mint in no way overpowered the chocolate and the ratios were just right in every bite. A close second was definitely the Salted Caramel. We found it very interesting in terms of taste and texture to have the salted caramel layered between the biscuit and the cream. It also added a unique salty flavour that we quite liked. Coming in third was the Original which in its simplicity did wonders for us.

 

Off the Liqueur range the Baileys Mocha was our pick as the Rum & Raisin was a tad bit too heady for us. The slight hint of mocha mixed with the chocolate was enough to keep us perked up for quite a while.

 

Although Nutella is generally a favourite among most people we felt the Gourmet CBP version was a little too diluted to properly taste the hazelnut cream. Getting the right balance in the cream would certainly elevate this one as a favourite too. The Jelly Gems which had bits of gummies and smarties in it could also do with a bit more to entice the kids.

 

Overall Gourmet CBP is certainly a good option for when you are entertaining at home and just don’t have the time to do dessert yourself. Our orders were individual portions but we will definitely be getting the larger offerings soon too. Also waiting to try out the Rocky Road which sounds interesting…

 

Till then here’s our rating…

 

Delivery         ****   (Delivered on time and intact!)

Packaging       ***     (We would recommend switching to wooden spoons!)

Service                      ****   (Courteous and timely!)

Food               ****   (Great renditions!)

Overall                       *** ¾


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