This entry first appeared in July of 2015, on my old blog dedicated to cooking. I abandoned that blog when i “rebranded” so to speak. Through the “rebranding,” I moved most of the entries from my former 2 blogs to my current one, ObscureJourney.
But then, I re-split my blog to have this site dedicated to reviews. This food review was somehow overlooked, along with a few other recipes.
As far as I can tell, the name of this food product is German, a language I don’t speak. There are 2 dots over the U in Gemuse, that my current keyboard can’t type. If you read this and you’re German, I’m sorry, I really don’t mean to offend. I have no idea what this says, but the lid shows some rather yummy ingredients. Between you and me, ALL foods are being photoshopped in the pictures to look more yummy, so this is normal.
WHAT IS IT?
Remember my first food review? Well, it’s not food, it’s a snack.. and this thing right here is basically the same thing as the first one I talked about on my blog. It’s a paste you spread on bread and then you eat.. either as is or warmed up in the oven.
WHAT DOES IT CONTAIN?
I’m not entirely sure, but the picture shows some aubergines (or eggplants) and the cream itself had large pieces of onion, some red pieces of something – perhaps red bell pepper?, and I forgot what else. I’m writing this some 5 days after I had it, as I had many things going on in my life.
HOW MUCH DOES IT WEIGHT?
The short answer is 175 grams. I was able to spread it decently on 9 slices of bread made especially for toast and I was still left with some – perhaps enough for 3 more slices? In any case, I can only fit 9 such slices in my oven when I want to toast bread.
WHAT DOES IT LOOK LIKE?
The cream itself looks VERY unappetizing. My picture-taking skills are bad, so the image below will look even more nasty. I apologize for this. The lid shows a rather creamy texture, almost like buttercream, but the reality was way different: quite dense, almost like butter that you remove from the fridge and you wait 10 minutes to soften so you can spread it over bread.
IS IT YUMMY?
It tastes like onions.. and something else. I couldn’t tell what else though. It also needed more salt.
I hated it. Not because of the onion, but because it tasted so weird, I couldn’t make out any flavor. I thought it was supposed to taste like cheese, but no, it didn’t. Maybe I’m not used to my food tasting like this. I tried it with a slice of tomato on top, and that made it tastier. Somehow the unheated slice tasted somewhat better.
My friend (currently my fiance, who also tried it) said it wasn’t that bad. So, I assume it all comes down to each person’s taste buds.
WILL I BUY IT AGAIN?
Goodness, no. Sorry. I can’t remember its price, but not even a 50% off promotion will convince me to buy it again. The store had another flavor of this thing, but I believe it had garlic and while I may eat some onion now and then [and being scared of the consequences as well] I really won’t touch garlic. Just sniffing it makes me sick. So there will be no review for the 2nd flavor, not from me.
Just like the other spread, you could easily feel full by eating a few slices of bread with this thing on. I would recommend some pizza instead.
I don’t know how helpful this review was, but I hope it sheds some light and your next grocery trip will be easier.
See you next time!
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