Sunday 30 March 2014

Today's Review: Flaming Grill Pubs' Mountain Of Sweet

There is a pub near me that has closed and reopened several times over the years, operating under different chains. They've always served nice, cheap food, but the best times have been under the Flaming Grill Pubs brand, offering a good selection of grills, burgers and traditional meals, along with some neat seasonal options and some hefty eating challenges. I tried and failed their massive burger challenge a while ago, and have since stuck to regular sized portions for the main course. But that doesn't stop me taking risks when it comes to dessert, and today I order the Mountain Of Sweet.

Yes, when they say mountain, they literally mean mountain. This is one of those ultimate sharer desserts. It's awesome because I often have trouble picking which dessert to try, and this encompasses most of the tasty ones into one gigantic bowl. There's the generic vanilla ice cream and wafers, but with Maltesers and honeycomb pieces mixed in with whipped cream. All this is placed on top of a bed of profiteroles, and surrounded on all sides by alternating chocolate fudge cake and "choc-chip popping pizza" pieces. "What's that?" I hear you cry. Well, it's a giant cookie, coated in chocolate, brownie chunks, marshmallows and popping candy pieces, and by itself would make a delicious dessert. Here it's even better. If all that isn't enough, there are also cookie dough cheesecake pieces hidden throughout that are a lovely surprise when uncovered. 

Needless to say I enjoyed this dessert. I mean, just look at it, what's not to like? Even if you're not a fan of one element of this monstrosity, you're bound to find something to satisfy your taste buds. I wouldn't recommend you eat a whole one alone though, in fact I don't know if it's humanly possible. I didn't even polish this off sharing it with my family. But it's certainly a testament to how tasty this is that I was willing to keep spooning chocolatey, creamy treats into my mouth even when my stomach physically couldn't take anymore. This is a dessert that's definitely worth experiencing. 

My rating: 5/5

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