Review: Griess Töpfli mit Rhabarber-Erdbeere from Emmi

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Product Review: Griess Töpfli mit Rhabarber-Erdbeere from Emmi - A Rhubarb and Strawberry Semolina Dessert! | EatExploreEtc.com

This Griess Töpfli mit Rhabarber-Erdbeere from Emmi is a semolina dessert with rhubarb and strawberry…

And I’ll apologise in advance because it seems “trying all the chiller cabinet semolina desserts” has become a thing I’m trying to do. Which means you’ll probably be seeing a few more of these types of desserts popping up on the blog!

It does kinda look like I’m trying to consume my weight in semolina before I head back to the UK!

Product Review: Griess Töpfli mit Rhabarber-Erdbeere from Emmi - A Rhubarb and Strawberry Semolina Dessert! | EatExploreEtc.com

Product Review: Griess Töpfli mit Rhabarber-Erdbeere from Emmi - A Rhubarb and Strawberry Semolina Dessert! | EatExploreEtc.com

This is another product from Emmi. If you don’t remember them, they made the utterly fabulous caramel dessert I tried not so long ago… so my expectations were high. Again the milk comes from cows that haven’t been fed anything genetically modified and the rest of the ingredients avoid it too.

Product Review: Griess Töpfli mit Rhabarber-Erdbeere from Emmi - A Rhubarb and Strawberry Semolina Dessert! | EatExploreEtc.com

Product Review: Griess Töpfli mit Rhabarber-Erdbeere from Emmi - A Rhubarb and Strawberry Semolina Dessert! | EatExploreEtc.com

On opening, the jelly-wobble of the stuff on a spoon didn’t fill me with joy. I mean, I knew it was going to be thick – I expected as much. But this was ever so wibbly-wobbly-won’t-fall-down stuff. I must admit after giving it a thorough mix, it marginally improved – but it’s still glutenously thick, creamy and stick-to-the-ribs in consistency.

With the ingredients listing 70% whole milk, 7% fruit (a mixture of rhubarb and strawberry) and cream – you’d expect it to taste good. And it does!

Product Review: Griess Töpfli mit Rhabarber-Erdbeere from Emmi - A Rhubarb and Strawberry Semolina Dessert! | EatExploreEtc.com

The fruity flavour is actually rather light, with the strawberry hitting just a little bit stronger than the rhubarb. It’s not overwhelmed but it’s not quite an equal flavour partnership either. There were some small fruit pieces in the mix too, which I appreciated. And yes, I do prefer a lumpy fruit laden jam…

Product Review: Griess Töpfli mit Rhabarber-Erdbeere from Emmi - A Rhubarb and Strawberry Semolina Dessert! | EatExploreEtc.com

I felt like there wasn’t actually going to be enough fruit sauce in the pot, but with a decent mix the greiss dessert turned a lovely (?) shade of pink. If pink is how you like your desserts, that is.

The Emmi Griess Töpfli is milky in flavour and relatively smooth. I’m not convinced it’s as rich and silky feeling as I’d have wanted, but I could imagine this being a speedy breakfast as well as a dessert. That isn’t the case for the Müller version with cinnamon, which definitely sits in ‘treat’ territory.

Overall? I liked it, but I don’t think I’d buy it again as there are others I prefer on the market.

12th September, 2017
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2 Comments

  • Reply Amy

    Adjective of the day goes to “wibbly-wobbly-won’t-fall-down stuff”. I wish there were more strawberry and rhubarb concoctions about. Oh and I don’t blame you on the semolina front, I haven’t had it since my nan used to give it to me as a child, laden with strawberry jam (Hartley’s smooth I’m afraid). I remember it being utterly satisfying though.*

    *adds mental note to look out for the sachets of it.. if they’re still made that is.

    12th September, 2017 at 9:54 pm
    • Reply Eat Explore Etc

      I’m new to the stuff, but that’s a lovely memory to have.

      A swift Google suggests Asda do Whitworths semolina in packets and Ambrosia do one in a tin! I’ll definitely have to experiment with making my own once I’m home. 🙂

      12th September, 2017 at 10:16 pm

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