FRESH VANILLA CUSTARD, CRUMPETS, CHICKEN LIVER PÂTÉ
It wouldn’t be pudding without custard – but which of the nine chilled, ready-to-eat pots we tried hit the sweet spot?
■ Asda Extra Special Madagascan £1.85 for 500g This creamy yellow custard has an appetising deep vanilla aroma and is attractively flecked with seeds. Testers praised the richness (thanks to double cream) and a sweetness that isn’t overpowering. A lovely pourable thickness. 81/100
■ M&S Dessert Menu The Collection Thick & Creamy Madagascan £2.40 for 500g Our panel were impressed with this indulgently creamy and thick custard. It has a measured sweetness, but the vanilla flavour isn’t quite strong enough for it to receive top marks. 78/100