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AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 08-Oct-12 13:39:36

This thread is for the 100 MNers who are currently testing the new range of rice pots from Ambrosia with their family.

The MNers were sent a selection of new Ambrosia Rice Pots, including Ambrosia Light Rice, Rice + Jam and Sharing Pots, as well as delicious Chocolate, Apple and Devon Custard flavours.

So once you've had a try, please let us know your responses to the following questions:

Overall, did you enjoy the Ambrosia rice pot range?
Would you buy any of the pots again? If so, which ones?
Do you think you would recommend the range to your friends and family (if it came up in conversation)?
Did you enjoy the taste of the rice pots? Did your children enjoy the taste of the rice pots?
Did you or your family / children have a particular favourite flavour? Which was the most popular? Which was least popular?
Which size pot did you prefer?
When would you / your family be most likely to eat the rice pots?
Would you include a rice pot in your child’s lunchbox or on a picnic?
Would you say that the range is good value for money? (recommended prices are: 500g Sharing Pot, £1.39, 190g Rice Pots in Devon Custard, 65p, 120g Rice Pots in Apple and Chocolate, 45p, 115g Light Rice, 49p, 145g Rice + in Strawberry Jam and Raspberry Jam, 69p)
Have you bought or do you think you will buy any products from the range following the test?

Any other comments welcome - everyone who was a tester and who adds their feedback will be entered into a prize draw where one tester will get £100 of Amazon vouchers as a thank you

Thanks and good luck
MNHQ

We haven't eaten them all yet so I''l post feedback at the end of the week. smile

LittleWub Mon 08-Oct-12 14:17:15

Just marking my place on the thread. I'll be back with feedback in a few days. smile

emilymc Mon 08-Oct-12 14:25:25

We've been enjoying ours so far! Just have a few more packs to try and then I will come back and add some more feedback! x

gimmesunshine Mon 08-Oct-12 14:32:16

Thoroughly enjoyed this product testing which I think answers the first question.

Would you buy any of the pots again?
Definitely the rice with Devon Custard and the rice with raspberry jam.

Do you think you would recommend the range to friends and family?
Yes if it came up in conversation.

Did you/children enjoy the taste of the rice pots?
My daughter tried the light pot as she isn't a fan of things mixed and she enjoyed it. The others were tried by me and I loved the new flavourings of the ones we received.

Did you/children have a particular favourite flavour? Most popular/least popular?
I loved both the rice with Devon custard as the custard made it really creamy. I also loved the rice with raspberry jam, there was just enough jam to mix in and it tasted lovely. I couldn't comment on the rice with chocolate as we didn't receive this one, we received two apple ones instead. I don't think there were any that were really unpopular, we would eat them all.

Which size pot did you prefer?
I liked the 190g pots as these are a good size for the price and would be really filling as a snack. The 500g sharing pot is a nice big size, to last a couple of days or to feed a couple of kids. Unfortunately we weren't able to put this to the test as the lid had come off ours in the box and covered everything in rice (cleaned off ok).

When would you be most likely to eat the rice pots?
The 190g would be great to eat between meals as just big enough to fill a hole and the 120g would be eaten after meals as a pudding for the kids.

Would you include in lunchbox or picnic?
Not for a lunchbox but that is more down to my kids making a mess than the pots but I would take in a picnic as can be eaten hot or cold.

Value for money?
I do think they are value for money and will definitely be buying them. Also some stores put offers on them so I buy loads in batches.

Have you bought or will you buy?
I will be buying the devon custard one again as it tasted lovely. Also the jam one was nice and I'd like to see what it tastes like with the strawberry jam.

Can I also add that the box it was delivered in was brilliant and sturdy and along with the rice tubs, once cleaned out I can use/recycle them to make things with the kids.

BigWhoop Mon 08-Oct-12 14:44:52

Marking my place :-)
Have tried a couple... Yum :-)

Overall, did you enjoy the Ambrosia rice pot range?

Yes. They were all lovely. Except the chocolate one we received. It was just chocolatey milky water in the tub, no rice. Shame.

Would you buy any of the pots again? If so, which ones?

The Devon custard and the jam pot would definately be bought again.

Do you think you would recommend the range to your friends and family (if it came up in conversation)?

Yes if it came up in conversation.

Did you enjoy the taste of the rice pots?

The apple could be a bit more appley, and the raspberry jam would be nicer seedless. But apart from that they were lovely. Surprisingly the light one didnt taste "light" so that was good.

Did your children enjoy the taste of the rice pots?

Yes. She was disappointed about the chocolate one but loved the others.

Did you or your family / children have a particular favourite flavour? Which was the most popular? Which was least popular?

Raspberry Jam was most popular. There wasnt a least popular. They were all nice.

Which size pot did you prefer?

The 190g pots.

When would you / your family be most likely to eat the rice pots?

Lunchtime or as a snack. Maybe as dessert aswell. My daughter loves them.

Would you include a rice pot in your child’s lunchbox or on a picnic?

Yes the 120g pots would be ideal for lunchboxes.

Would you say that the range is good value for money?

Yes I think those prices are really good. Especially the 500g pot. We usually buy them in bulk when they are on offer. My local supermarket only sells individuals. If they sold a multipack I would buy that.

Have you bought or do you think you will buy any products from the range following the test?

We buy rice pots a lot and will definately buy the raspberry jam and devon custard again.

ilovetermtime Mon 08-Oct-12 15:20:20

Marking my place, but the kids seem to like what they've had so far, and I also like the box they came in!

changejustforyou Mon 08-Oct-12 15:45:01

Overall, did you enjoy the Ambrosia rice pot range?
My 9 y old daughter just said yum yum.

Would you buy any of the pots again?
Yes

Do you think you would recommend the range to friends and family?
Yes if it came up in conversation.

Did you/children enjoy the taste of the rice pots?
My daughter liked all of them, except the light one, it was too plain.
Did you/children have a particular favorite flavour? Most popular/least popular?
She liked raspberry and chocolate ones best (she liked the bottom bit of chocolate) the light one the least. Must admit that the other 2 dc didn't like them so they passed them on to dd and me (hurree)

Which size pot did you prefer?
The smaller ones are good for lunchboxes (even though only 1 out of 3 dc liked them). Big pot good for family use (although likely to be just dd and me ha-ha)

When would you be most likely to eat the rice pots?
Lunchbox and as dessert with family

Would you include in lunchbox or picnic?
yes

Value for money?
yes, I think they are comparable to other similar lunchbox pots
Have you bought or will you buy?
Have bought plainones in the past but as a treat would try some flavours as well.

Imporessive box in which they were deilivered.
Chocolate pot lid could be more chocolately (more brown so it's easier to see what flavour it is), same with the apple one. Jam was a bit difficult to scrap out of at the end (wrong shape for a little teaspoon). The light one was a bit too yellow in colour considering it was just plain rice. DD also commented she liked the funny shape of the pot of the light one.

TheCunningStunt Mon 08-Oct-12 16:05:16

Overall, did you enjoy the Ambrosia rice pot range?
We thoroughly enjoyed these. Kids thought they were brilliant.

Would you buy any of the pots again? If so, which ones?
We would buy the custard and apple ones again. Oh and the jam one...kid especially thought that was good

Do you think you would recommend the range to your friends and family (if it came up in conversation)?
I would mention these if it came up in conversation. I think they are worth a mention,

Did you enjoy the taste of the rice pots? Did your children enjoy the taste of the rice pots?
I didn't really like the chocolate one. It was trying too hard. But we really enjoyed the rest. My favourite was the apple, kids was the jam one. Dp loved the custard one.

Did you or your family / children have a particular favourite flavour? Which was the most popular? Which was least popular?
Jam was probably the winner out of them. Chocolate was she least favourite.

Which size pot did you prefer?
We liked the 190g pots. They were the right size for everyone.

When would you / your family be most likely to eat the rice pots?
Most likey after tea, or in a packed lunch.

Would you include a rice pot in your child’s lunchbox or on a picnic?
Yep I would definately.

Would you say that the range is good value for money? (recommended prices are: 500g Sharing Pot, £1.39, 190g Rice Pots in Devon Custard, 65p, 120g Rice Pots in Apple and Chocolate, 45p, 115g Light Rice, 49p, 145g Rice + in Strawberry Jam and Raspberry Jam, 69p)
This is the price I would expect to pay for them.

Have you bought or do you think you will buy any products from the range following the test?
Yep I think we will buy these again as they were pretty good grin

MirandaWest Mon 08-Oct-12 16:08:28

Overall, did you enjoy the Ambrosia rice pot range?

I liked them but not everyone in my family did grin

Would you buy any of the pots again? If so, which ones?

Probably not given my DC's reaction to them

Do you think you would recommend the range to your friends and family (if it came up in conversation)?

Probably not

Did you enjoy the taste of the rice pots? Did your children enjoy the taste of the rice pots?

I enjoyed the rice pots especially the chocolate one. DS says "They were really gross because rice pudding is not a good way of making people enjoy food".

Did you or your family / children have a particular favourite flavour? Which was the most popular? Which was least popular?

I liked the chocolate one best. I thought the one with jam in a separate part was much too sweet.

Which size pot did you prefer?

The quite small ones.

When would you / your family be most likely to eat the rice pots?

After school snack

Would you include a rice pot in your child’s lunchbox or on a picnic?

I wouldn't as they wouldn't eeat them but DS says "they would be ideal for lunchboxes"

Would you say that the range is good value for money? (recommended prices are: 500g Sharing Pot, £1.39, 190g Rice Pots in Devon Custard, 65p, 120g Rice Pots in Apple and Chocolate, 45p, 115g Light Rice, 49p, 145g Rice + in Strawberry Jam and Raspberry Jam, 69p)

I think the prices are quite expensive but would imagine there would be offers at supermarkets.

Have you bought or do you think you will buy any products from the range following the test?

No

mamapower Mon 08-Oct-12 16:25:55

Marking my place! Pack arrived today so back at the end of the week with my thoughts...

highlandbird Mon 08-Oct-12 16:34:07

marking my place too, haven't got through them all yet!!

twinkletwinkleoldbat Mon 08-Oct-12 16:34:30

Thanks for the rice pots - they went down very well (and very quickly) in this house!
Overall, did you enjoy the Ambrosia rice pot range?

Yes.

Would you buy any of the pots again? If so, which ones?

I would buy the jam and apple ones, and possibly the large sharing pot, as it was more convenient than a tin. (If it was comparable in price)

Do you think you would recommend the range to your friends and family (if it came up in conversation)?

Yes.

Did you enjoy the taste of the rice pots? Did your children enjoy the taste of the rice pots?

The children loved them. I liked the light rice, sharing pot and jam ones. I thought the chocolate was very thin and cocoa-ey, not sweet enough, but my 8yr old liked it. The light rice was really good for a 'light' dessert and didn't taste artificial like some lighter ranges. The custard was very bland, but the jam was lovely.

10yr old's verdict: "really sweet and creamy. Lumpy but like cake." (apple)
"this is the best - really fruity and lots of jam" (jam)
8yr old's verdict: "nice and chocolately and lumpy" (chocolate)
"OK. I think it's meant to be banana." (custard)
2yr old's verdict: "nice nice nice" (light rice, sharing pot)

Did you or your family / children have a particular favourite flavour? Which was the most popular? Which was least popular?

Jam was the favourite overall, followed by apple. They loved the 'plain' one too though. (They often have this anyway) Custard was least popular. (Unfinished!)

Which size pot did you prefer?

The smallest for lunchboxes, the sharing pot for at home

When would you / your family be most likely to eat the rice pots?

For school lunches/teatime desserts at home

Would you include a rice pot in your child’s lunchbox or on a picnic?

Yes to lunchbox, not for a picnic. (Too messy)

Would you say that the range is good value for money? (recommended prices are: 500g Sharing Pot, £1.39, 190g Rice Pots in Devon Custard, 65p, 120g Rice Pots in Apple and Chocolate, 45p, 115g Light Rice, 49p, 145g Rice + in Strawberry Jam and Raspberry Jam, 69p)

I think the sharing pot is a bit expensive but the rest are ok. I would probably just get them when on special offer/multibuy. 45p is about right for a packed lunch.

Have you bought or do you think you will buy any products from the range following the test?

I would if on special offer. I would look out for the jam/apple/chocolate ones as a treat for lunchboxes.

YouSmegHead Mon 08-Oct-12 17:03:10

Marking for later in the week, with a thank you for the box (although a bit batter) is going to be utilised for my sewing stuff!

jessiegee Mon 08-Oct-12 18:10:33

Overall, did you enjoy the Ambrosia rice pot range?
Yes we did. Very different to home-made but enjoyable.

Would you buy any of the pots again? If so, which ones?
Would buy the rice + raspberry jam, the light and the sharing pot of the plain rice.

Do you think you would recommend the range to your friends and family (if it came up in conversation)?
If asked, yes.

Did you enjoy the taste of the rice pots? Did your children enjoy the taste of the rice pots?
Yes, we all enjoyed them although I found the raspberry jam too sweet.

Did you or your family / children have a particular favourite flavour? Which was the most popular? Which was least popular?
The most popular was the rice with raspberry jam. The least the apple which wasn't tangy or apple-tasting enough (reminded us of babies apple puree). The rice with chocolate was also not quite chocolately enough. The kids wanted it to taste more like 'real chocolate'.

Which size pot did you prefer?
The 2 smallest pots as perfect size for lunchboxes and smaller appetites.

When would you / your family be most likely to eat the rice pots?
In lunchboxes for the kids, for snacks and for pudding after a main meal.

Would you include a rice pot in your child’s lunchbox or on a picnic?
Definitely. Will make a change from yoghurt.

Would you say that the range is good value for money? (recommended prices are: 500g Sharing Pot, £1.39, 190g Rice Pots in Devon Custard, 65p, 120g Rice Pots in Apple and Chocolate, 45p, 115g Light Rice, 49p, 145g Rice + in Strawberry Jam and Raspberry Jam, 69p)
Yes, I think the prices are reasonable and comparable with other long-life desserts.

gazzalw Mon 08-Oct-12 18:20:19

Marking my place...they tried to deliver ours today and can't get the box redelivered until Saturday so feedback will be thereafter!

ouryve Mon 08-Oct-12 18:50:05

Overall, did you enjoy the Ambrosia rice pot range?

Yeah, they're OK

Would you buy any of the pots again? If so, which ones?

Possibly. Maybe the custard, chocolate or plain.

Do you think you would recommend the range to your friends and family (if it came up in conversation)?

If someone asked me if they were OK, I'd say they were OK

Did you enjoy the taste of the rice pots? Did your children enjoy the taste of the rice pots?

I tried the light and found it a bit bland and mushy. DH tried the custard and the raspberry jam. He said they were like muller rice but mushy! He thought the custard was a little bland, but pleasant and the jam a little on the sweet side and needing more of a kick. DS2 ate the chocolate and apple and wolfed them down. I had a taste of the apple when DS2 had it and thought the apple flavour seemed rather synthetic. It made him giggle when he got to it, though - he's autistic and rather fussy about his food, but clearly enjoyed it

Did you or your family / children have a particular favourite flavour? Which was the most popular? Which was least popular?

*See above. Didn't really have chance to compare for popularity. DS1 thought they were all equally an abomination.*grin

Which size pot did you prefer?

The smaller pots were just the right size for me and DS2. DH happily wolfed down the bigger pots

When would you / your family be most likely to eat the rice pots? They're handy for an easy to store instant pud. I'm more likely to eat one as a snack when I feel like playing Russian roulette because I'm lactose intolerant!

Would you include a rice pot in your child’s lunchbox or on a picnic? No

Would you say that the range is good value for money? (recommended prices are: 500g Sharing Pot, £1.39, 190g Rice Pots in Devon Custard, 65p, 120g Rice Pots in Apple and Chocolate, 45p, 115g Light Rice, 49p, 145g Rice + in Strawberry Jam and Raspberry Jam, 69p)

I'd be more likely to buy multipacks or take advantage of special offers. I'd sooner buy a tin of rice pud for half the price of the share pack. Or make my own

Have you bought or do you think you will buy any products from the range following the test?

I've bought multipacks occasionally in the past and probably will do again.

notasausage Mon 08-Oct-12 19:22:58

1. Yes I did enjoy the pots, especially the jam one.
2. I would buy them again but couldnt see any in my local Tesco.
3. I would recommend of it came up but wouldn't be raving about them.
4. We all enjoyed the taste of the rice pots. We're used to muller rice so this was a nice change. I didn't rate the apple one as it didn't taste much of apple. DD1 ate the chocolate one and said it was good. I liked the sharing pot and the jam one best. DD2 (13months) loved tasting ours.
5. The small ones were a better size for the DDs but I liked the bigger pots.
6. We would usually eat these as a pudding. I would consider the smaller ones for lunch boxes but DD1 (3.10) found the lids a bit difficult to get off by herself.
7. I think these prices are a little steep unless there was a multi buy offer on. I might consider them as an occasional change for lunch boxes.
8. I haven't bought any more yet but I will be looking out for them.

glasgowlass Mon 08-Oct-12 21:31:48

Overall, did you enjoy the Ambrosia rice pot range?
We did enjoy the range and the variation in pot sizes. Very impressed with the range and especially loved the split pot with jam!

Would you buy any of the pots again?
We all enjoyed the range with the exception of the Apple which tasted burnt and would definately buy the others again. All of us agree the jam one was best.

Do you think you would recommend the range to your friends and family (if it came up in conversation)?
Already have spoken to some friends and family and raved about how good the range is.

Did you enjoy the taste of the rice pots? Did your children enjoy the taste of the rice pots?
I enjoyed them all tremendously, other than the apple which tasted burnt to me and I couldnt eat more than two spoonfuls. I was really surprised at the light pot as it tasted very creamy and not at all reduced calorie. My children really enjoyed them all though.

Did you or your family / children have a particular favourite flavour? Which was the most popular? Which was least popular?
The clear favourite for me was the raspberry jam, was moreish. My other half preferred the custard and the kids preferred the light pot. Everyone enjoyed them all with the exception of the apple for me.

Which size pot did you prefer?
The smaller pots were ideal for the kids as a snack or after dinner. I would have preferred the jam one to be slightly larger but on the whole found the pots to be ideal in size.

When would you / your family be most likely to eat the rice pots?
As a snack mid afternoon or after dinner for the little ones and to be honest any time of the day for myself.

Would you include a rice pot in your child’s lunchbox or on a picnic?
Yes but only the light option.

Would you say that the range is good value for money? (recommended prices are: 500g Sharing Pot, £1.39, 190g Rice Pots in Devon Custard, 65p, 120g Rice Pots in Apple and Chocolate, 45p, 115g Light Rice, 49p, 145g Rice + in Strawberry Jam and Raspberry Jam, 69p)
I tend to but items like these on multibuy offers and think these prices are fairly reasonable for the quality of the product. However I could make a huge batch of my own rice pudding for not far off the price of the sharing pot!

Have you bought or do you think you will buy any products from the range following the test?
I havent bought any following the test as we have been eating rice for days now but I will definately purchase some in the future.

Oh and I love the box it came in.....much better than the appletiser box from a few years ago wink and it has already been out to good use and decorated as my sons "secret pirate treasure box"

SamsGoldilocks Mon 08-Oct-12 21:36:33

1.Overall, did you enjoy the Ambrosia rice pot range?

They haven't been particularly popular no
2. Would you buy any of the pots again? If so, which ones?
Probably not, but if i did it would be the custard ones or jam add in pot

3.Do you think you would recommend the range to your friends and family (if it came up in conversation)?
No, they were very very sweet

4. Did you enjoy the taste of the rice pots? Did your children enjoy the taste of the rice pots?
Not really, they were thought to be too sweet, particularly the chocolate one. the custard and jam ones were ok. no-one liked the apple one either

5. Did you or your family / children have a particular favourite flavour? Which was the most popular? Which was least popular?
Not really, they were thought to be too sweet, particularly the chocolate one. the custard and jam ones were ok. no-one liked the apple one either

6.Which size pot did you prefer?
Small suited the kids well enough. i don't think i really needed more either

7.When would you / your family be most likely to eat the rice pots?
Would you include a rice pot in your child’s lunchbox or on a picnic?
Most likely dessert at dinner time.No i don't think id buy them for a picnic or a lunchbox

8.Would you say that the range is good value for money? (recommended prices are: 500g Sharing Pot, £1.39, 190g Rice Pots in Devon Custard, 65p, 120g Rice Pots in Apple and Chocolate, 45p, 115g Light Rice, 49p, 145g Rice + in Strawberry Jam and Raspberry Jam, 69p)
I think they are reasonably priced

9. Have you bought or do you think you will buy any products from the range following the test?
No, thye were not enjoyed by my family so i would not buy them again.

Goldenjubilee10 Tue 09-Oct-12 08:07:38

Mine haven't arrived yet! sad but I see some people only got their's yesterday so perhaps today!

Tobermory Tue 09-Oct-12 08:53:36

Overall, did you enjoy the Ambrosia rice pot range?
Mostly yes, though not every flavour was a winner!

Would you buy any of the pots again? If so, which ones? Maybe. Probably the split jam one - we had raspberry.

Do you think you would recommend the range to your friends and family (if it came up in conversation)?
I dont think i would rave about them but as someone upthread said 'they're worth a mention'!

Did you enjoy the taste of the rice pots? Did your children enjoy the taste of the rice pots?See below

Did you or your family / children have a particular favourite flavour? Which was the most popular? Which was least popular?
My girls both loved the split jam pot. Me and DH tried devon custard and enjoyed it. We all, surprisingly, really disliked the chocolate pot which is a surprise as we are a choclate-loving household! I love chocolate but i felt that chocolate and rice pudding was just 'wrong'!

Which size pot did you prefer?
When would you / your family be most likely to eat the rice pots? Probably after a meal as an alternative to a yoghurt.

Would you include a rice pot in your child’s lunchbox or on a picnic? I dont think so, there are less messy lunchbox options that you can eat without a spoon!

Would you say that the range is good value for money? (recommended prices are: 500g Sharing Pot, £1.39, 190g Rice Pots in Devon Custard, 65p, 120g Rice Pots in Apple and Chocolate, 45p, 115g Light Rice, 49p, 145g Rice + in Strawberry Jam and Raspberry Jam, 69p)
Prices for the individual pots maybe a little high unless there was a multi-buy offer on.

Have you bought or do you think you will buy any products from the range following the test?
We've not bought any products yet. Will we? Maybe. Might pop a couple of the split pots in the trolley of the weekly shop as an alternative to yoghurt for one meal.

As an aside, the box that the products came in is lovely. It is currently under our bed, where it fits very nicely, hiding some Christmas bits and bobs for FC!

Galaxymum Tue 09-Oct-12 09:48:39

Overall, did you enjoy the Ambrosia rice pot range?
Yes, DH, DD and I all enjoyed the rice pot range. Good range of sizes. The little pots suited DD - she liked the chocolate rice pudding and the one with jam best. The larger pots are too big for her so it was good to have the smaller ones she could try.

Would you buy any of the pots again? If so, which ones?
DD really liked the small chocolate rice pudding as a treat. We would get the small rice pudding for her as well. I loved the Devon custard rice pudding and will definitely buy that again. The only one I wouldn't get is the sharing pot because the lid came off and wouldn't go back on so it could have been wasted (except I ate the rest!). DH really liked the apple one but preferred plain rice pudding.

Do you think you would recommend the range to your friends and family (if it came up in conversation)?
Yes I would defionitely recommend them.

Did you enjoy the taste of the rice pots? Did your children enjoy the taste of the rice pots?
I have previously bought Muller rice and I did think these Ambrosia pots were creamier. I preferred the apple Ambrosia rice pot and also the plain one. I wasn't as keen on the Light Rice Pudding though. It wasn't very creamy. DD liked the chocolate rice pudding very much. She said it was lovely, and the one with jam was "delicious". She asked me to buy more of both. The chocolate mixed very well and was very creamy. I also liked the fact there are few ingredients. This would definitely tempt me to buiy them again as a pudding.

Which size pot did you prefer?
The little pots for DD were ideal size. The apple and Devon custard for between meals were great. I didn't like the sharing pot size. I prefer my own pot!

When would you / your family be most likely to eat the rice pots?
Small pots after main meal. The mid range as a snack.

Would you include a rice pot in your child’s lunchbox or on a picnic?
Not for school lunch as DD made such a mess with yogurts I stopped sending them. Definitely would for a picnic though.

Would you say that the range is good value for money?
Very good value for money. I was very impressed with the range and will definitely buy them again as they proved very popular in our house.

Than you for the lovely box too! It has become a home for Squinkies! But I may claim it!

pithtaker Tue 09-Oct-12 12:40:31

Overall, did you enjoy the Ambrosia rice pot range? Yes.

Would you buy any of the pots again? If so, which ones? Would maybe buy the sharing pot, but not the individual ones, unless they were on offer.

Do you think you would recommend the range to your friends and family (if it came up in conversation)? Maybe, bit unlikely to 'come up in conversation' though.

Did you enjoy the taste of the rice pots? Did your children enjoy the taste of the rice pots? Yes, we were all (myself and DDs ,aged 8 and 10)agreed they were delicious. DS (5) refused to try them as he doesn't like rice pudding.

Did you or your family / children have a particular favourite flavour? Which was the most popular? Which was least popular? The children preferred the chocolate and the custard flavours. For me though, the chocolate would have been much better if it was darker and not so sweet, also the apple could have been a bit tangier. Rice and jam was good but nothing new since we usually serve rice pud with jam. The low fat was probably the least favourite, no surprise there.
Which size pot did you prefer? As a dessert the 120g were too small to satisfy, so the 120g and 145g wolud be my choice. However, for a lunchbox I'd choose the 120g.

When would you / your family be most likely to eat the rice pots? Most likely as a snack btween meals or as a dessert.

Would you include a rice pot in your child’s lunchbox or on a picnic? In theory, yes.

Would you say that the range is good value for money? (recommended prices are: 500g Sharing Pot, £1.39, 190g Rice Pots in Devon Custard, 65p, 120g Rice Pots in Apple and Chocolate, 45p, 115g Light Rice, 49p, 145g Rice + in Strawberry Jam and Raspberry Jam, 69p) For us, no. They are too expensive for what they are. I'd be much more likely to open a tin of rice pudding, add some jam or choc spread and serve in a ramekin. Might buy them for camping or caravan holidays though.

Have you bought or do you think you will buy any products from the range following the test? I haven't and probably wouldn't unless they were on special offer.

ShatnersBassoon Tue 09-Oct-12 14:25:25

Overall, did you enjoy the Ambrosia rice pot range?
Somewhat.

Would you buy any of the pots again? If so, which ones?
Possibly. The children liked the one with jam on the side.

Do you think you would recommend the range to your friends and family (if it came up in conversation)?
No, they weren't that nice.

Did you enjoy the taste of the rice pots? Did your children enjoy the taste of the rice pots?
The jam one was enjoyed by the children, but it was too sweet for me and DH. The custard one again was too sweet. The chocolate one, which I reserved for myself being a big chocolate lover, was particularly disappointing; it tasted very bland and just sweet.

Did you or your family / children have a particular favourite flavour? Which was the most popular? Which was least popular?
Jam for the children was the biggest hit. Chocolate was unpleasant.

Which size pot did you prefer?
The smallest ones, because I think it would only be the children who would eat them in future.

When would you / your family be most likely to eat the rice pots?
Probably as a treat at home for the children.

Would you include a rice pot in your child’s lunchbox or on a picnic?
No, I'll stick with yogurt as it's less sweet.

Would you say that the range is good value for money? (recommended prices are: 500g Sharing Pot, £1.39, 190g Rice Pots in Devon Custard, 65p, 120g Rice Pots in Apple and Chocolate, 45p, 115g Light Rice, 49p, 145g Rice + in Strawberry Jam and Raspberry Jam, 69p)
It seems to be fair value.

Have you bought or do you think you will buy any products from the range following the test?
Possibly, if I happen to notice the small pots on offer.

greenapples Tue 09-Oct-12 19:48:57

Overall, did you enjoy the Ambrosia rice pot range? YES DEFINITELY, (YOU'RE ALWAYS WELCOME TO SEND MORE grin)

Would you buy any of the pots again? If so, which ones? YES,CHOCOLATE, JAM OR SHARING POT

Do you think you would recommend the range to your friends and family (if it came up in conversation)? YES

Did you enjoy the taste of the rice pots? Did your children enjoy the taste of the rice pots? YES. THE KIDS PREFERED THE JAM - POSSIBLY BECAUSE IT TASTED SWEETER

Did you or your family / children have a particular favourite flavour? YES

Which was the most popular? RICE AND JAM

Which was least popular? APPLE RICE - NEEDED MORE APPLE

Which size pot did you prefer? SHARING POT

When would you / your family be most likely to eat the rice pots? AFTER LUNCH / TEA

Would you include a rice pot in your child’s lunchbox or on a picnic? YES

Would you say that the range is good value for money? (recommended prices are: 500g Sharing Pot, £1.39, 190g Rice Pots in Devon Custard, 65p, 120g Rice Pots in Apple and Chocolate, 45p, 115g Light Rice, 49p, 145g Rice + in Strawberry Jam and Raspberry Jam, 69p) YES

Have you bought or do you think you will buy any products from the range following the test? YES, I WILL BUY MORE

Other comments....
THE LIDS WERE SECURE BUT OPENED EASILY

THE APPLE POT NEEDED MORE APPLE

THE POTS WERE FIRM ENOUGH FOR CHILDREN TO HOLD AND CARRY

SMALL POTS WERE GOOD FOR CHILDRENS LUNCH BOXES

SHARING POTS FOR HOME MEALS ENABLES YOU TO SERVE THE REQUIRED AMOUNT FOR EACH PERSON

MaureenMLove Tue 09-Oct-12 19:56:44

Overall, did you enjoy the Ambrosia rice pot range?
yes

Would you buy any of the pots again? If so, which ones?
Definately. The custard rice was particularly good and the low fat one, didn't taste low fat at all, so would buy that one again.

Do you think you would recommend the range to your friends and family (if it came up in conversation)?
I would.

Did you enjoy the taste of the rice pots? Did your children enjoy the taste of the rice pots?
DD loved them all and wants more.

Did you or your family / children have a particular favourite flavour? Which was the most popular? Which was least popular?
I liked the custard rice, but didn't like the apple flavoured one. DD liked the chocolate and raspberry one, but would have preferred a different flavour jam. Not over keen on raspberry. DH liked the plain custard

Which size pot did you prefer?
Medium sized one

When would you / your family be most likely to eat the rice pots?
packed lunches for me and DD. Snack between dinner and bed for DH

Would you include a rice pot in your child’s lunchbox or on a picnic?
Yes

Would you say that the range is good value for money? (recommended prices are: 500g Sharing Pot, £1.39, 190g Rice Pots in Devon Custard, 65p, 120g Rice Pots in Apple and Chocolate, 45p, 115g Light Rice, 49p, 145g Rice + in Strawberry Jam and Raspberry Jam, 69p)
Definately a good price for my food budget.

Have you bought or do you think you will buy any products from the range following the test?
Most definately. I have already put some in my online food basket!

mamaman Tue 09-Oct-12 20:22:24

Pots just arrived so will try them in next few days

mamaman Tue 09-Oct-12 20:22:58

The pots have just arrived. There is a good selection of sizes. Look forward to trying them out.

Overall, did you enjoy the Ambrosia rice pot range? Yes

Would you buy any of the pots again? If so, which ones? The sharing pot (not that I shared it grin), and the low calorie one

Do you think you would recommend the range to your friends and family (if it came up in conversation)? Most of it

Did you enjoy the taste of the rice pots? Did your children enjoy the taste of the rice pots? We enjoyed them all apart from the chocolate pots. They were absolutely horrible, the chocolate tasted really cheap and nasty. DS wouldn't finish his and he never refuses food!

Did you or your family / children have a particular favourite flavour? Which was the most popular? Which was least popular? Most popular was the original.Least popular was the minging, minging chocolate

Which size pot did you prefer? The sharing pot

When would you / your family be most likely to eat the rice pots? They would be great in DS' lunchbox, or as a snack in the afternoon

Would you include a rice pot in your child’s lunchbox or on a picnic? Yes

Would you say that the range is good value for money? (recommended prices are: 500g Sharing Pot, £1.39, 190g Rice Pots in Devon Custard, 65p, 120g Rice Pots in Apple and Chocolate, 45p, 115g Light Rice, 49p, 145g Rice + in Strawberry Jam and Raspberry Jam, 69p) Yes

Have you bought or do you think you will buy any products from the range following the test? I would buy the low calorie again, and maybe the sharing pot but I still prefer to eat it straight out of the tin smile

trudat Wed 10-Oct-12 07:39:43

Only got ours yesterday so I'll be back in a couple of days to add feedback.

Love the box though!!

StainlessSteelCat Wed 10-Oct-12 11:51:46

Overall, did you enjoy the Ambrosia rice pot range?
yes

Would you buy any of the pots again? If so, which ones?
Jam one definitely - all DC enjoyed that. Possibly sharing pot for pudding sometimes.

Do you think you would recommend the range to your friends and family (if it came up in conversation)?
Yes, as something my kids like.
Did you enjoy the taste of the rice pots? Did your children enjoy the taste of the rice pots?
I wasn't keen, neither was DP. I think we have too many memories of horrific school rice pudding.
Of the DC, eldest and youngest ate them. Middle child refuse to try any but the jam one.

Did you or your family / children have a particular favourite flavour? Which was the most popular? Which was least popular?
Most popular was jam. Apple wasn't liked, nor was chocolate. Youngest DC (1 year old) ate any he was given and wanted more. Plain was liked, but got the comment it would be better with jam.

Which size pot did you prefer?
Depends what I want to use it for.

When would you / your family be most likely to eat the rice pots?
Pudding.

Would you include a rice pot in your child’s lunchbox or on a picnic?
Sometimes

Would you say that the range is good value for money? (recommended prices are: 500g Sharing Pot, £1.39, 190g Rice Pots in Devon Custard, 65p, 120g Rice Pots in Apple and Chocolate, 45p, 115g Light Rice, 49p, 145g Rice + in Strawberry Jam and Raspberry Jam, 69p)
Sharing pot yes. others are OK if you see them as a treat.

Have you bought or do you think you will buy any products from the range following the test?
never bought before. Will be doing so in the future - jam ones as a lunchbox/picnic treat, sharing pot for pudding.

Other comments:
Like that they can be stored in cupboard, rather than fridge. Youngest wolfs them down at any temperature, eldest much prefers them warmed, so will see if he likes them cool in lunch box.

PuzzleRocks Wed 10-Oct-12 14:07:22

Overall, did you enjoy the Ambrosia rice pot range?

Yes we did, thank you for the opportunity. DH and I love rice pudding as do DD1 (5) & DD2 (3).

Would you buy any of the pots again? If so, which ones?

The sharing pot, the others were a bit small.

Do you think you would recommend the range to your friends and family (if it came up in conversation)?

Only the large sharing pot. Although I did think the light one was great because it tasted as good as a full fat version.

Did you enjoy the taste of the rice pots? Did your children enjoy the taste of the rice pots?

All went down very nicely with the exception of the chocolate. DD2 took one mouthful and pushed it away and DD1 would not even try it. It looked a horrid colour and had an odd odour.

Did you or your family / children have a particular favourite flavour? Which was the most popular? Which was least popular?

DD1 made lots of appreciative noise over the custard one. Choc one was rubbish.

Which size pot did you prefer?

Large, the light one was teeny.

When would you / your family be most likely to eat the rice pots?

Any time of day.

Would you include a rice pot in your child’s lunchbox or on a picnic?

Maybe if they were a bit more substantial.

Would you say that the range is good value for money? (recommended prices are: 500g Sharing Pot, £1.39, 190g Rice Pots in Devon Custard, 65p, 120g Rice Pots in Apple and Chocolate, 45p, 115g Light Rice, 49p, 145g Rice + in Strawberry Jam and Raspberry Jam, 69p)

Yes I think so although I would like to see larger sizes available.

Have you bought or do you think you will buy any products from the range following the test?

The larger sharing pot.

deepbreath Wed 10-Oct-12 15:59:12

Overall, did you enjoy the Ambrosia rice pot range? Yes, apart from the chocolate one.
Would you buy any of the pots again? If so, which ones? All except chocolate.
Do you think you would recommend the range to your friends and family (if it came up in conversation)? Yes.
Did you enjoy the taste of the rice pots? Did your children enjoy the taste of the rice pots? We liked all except the chocolate one.
Did you or your family / children have a particular favourite flavour? Which was the most popular? Which was least popular? Most popular - custard or normal rice. Least popular - chocolate.
Which size pot did you prefer? The standard size for adults, smaller size for children
When would you / your family be most likely to eat the rice pots? As a snack/pudding
Would you include a rice pot in your child’s lunchbox or on a picnic? Yes.
Would you say that the range is good value for money? (recommended prices are: 500g Sharing Pot, £1.39, 190g Rice Pots in Devon Custard, 65p, 120g Rice Pots in Apple and Chocolate, 45p, 115g Light Rice, 49p, 145g Rice + in Strawberry Jam and Raspberry Jam, 69p) Yes.
Have you bought or do you think you will buy any products from the range following the test? Yes, I will buy a mixture of the different pots that we liked as they are very handy to keep in the cupboard.

Thank you very much for choosing us, the dc's were very excited (and I had to wrestle the box from dd!)

IPHII Wed 10-Oct-12 19:44:23

First off, thanks for choosing my family to participate in this.
Secondly, I have never really been a fan of rice puddig but my kids seem to like it so decided to give it a try. I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised by some of the flavours. Have to say the jam and apple ones were a big hit. We were practically fighting over the apple and the rice+jam ones.
I would definitely go for the rice+jam and apple pots again. That said, it tends to get a bit sickly if you eat too much of it. would use in lunch boxes and already recommended to two friends.
Least popular was the light pot,didn't do it for me at all. Dd3 &4 prefered the chocolate one.
Price seems okay, not bad.
Would definitely buy again and it will have to be the smaller pots rather than the big one.
On another note, love the box it came in.

GoatsHaveStrangeEyes Wed 10-Oct-12 20:59:18

Overall, did you enjoy the Ambrosia rice pot range?
Yes we all did. My dh was especially happy as he loves rice pudding. Ds was the least keen but think that was due to the fact he had never tried it before (he is 2)

Would you buy any of the pots again? If so, which ones?
If i were to buy any it would be the smaller sized pots as i think they were right for a snack or a lunchbox and just enough for one person. The custard one was the favourite in our house so if we had to buy one it would be that one.

Do you think you would recommend the range to your friends and family (if it came up in conversation)?
If it came up in conversation yes but probably not otherwise.

Did you enjoy the taste of the rice pots? Did your children enjoy the taste of the rice pots?
Yes we liked most of them. The chocolate one wasn't very nice according to dd (who is ususally chocolate mad) and the light one just tasted wrong.

Did you or your family / children have a particular favourite flavour? Which was the most popular? Which was least popular?
Most popular- custard or normal.
Least popular- light and chocolate. The jam one wasn't a favourite either here.

Which size pot did you prefer?
The small sized pots (like the chocolate one), as for the reason stated above (oops!)

When would you / your family be most likely to eat the rice pots?
I would probably put them in a lunchbox or have them as pudding.

Would you include a rice pot in your child’s lunchbox or on a picnic?
Yes but only once in a while.

Would you say that the range is good value for money? (recommended prices are: 500g Sharing Pot, £1.39, 190g Rice Pots in Devon Custard, 65p, 120g Rice Pots in Apple and Chocolate, 45p, 115g Light Rice, 49p, 145g Rice + in Strawberry Jam and Raspberry Jam, 69p)
Yes.

Have you bought or do you think you will buy any products from the range following the test?
I will probably buy some of the smaller pots in the normal and custard flavour but i would be tempted to buy others if they were on special offer at some point.

Thankyou for letting us take part, my dd was very happy to see yummy things coming in the post!

Would you buy any of the pots again?
Probably not. Maybe if they were on special offer.

TaperJeanGirl Wed 10-Oct-12 23:35:27

Still working our way through them, will be back very soon with proper feedback, so far chocolate and custard are firm faves! grin

CharlieSt Thu 11-Oct-12 10:16:34

Overall, did you enjoy the Ambrosia rice pot range?
Yes

Do you think you would recommend the range to your friends and family (if it came up in conversation)?
Definitely the Devon Custard & Plain Rice pots!

Did you enjoy the taste of the rice pots?
Yes I loved the Custard, Plain & Light pots. My husband loved the Custard pot

Did your children enjoy the taste of the rice pots?
My five year old son loved the Devon Custard & the Plain & Light Rice pots. I still didn't manage to convert my three year old daughter to rice pudding unfortunately, even with these great pots.

Did you or your family / children have a particular favourite flavour? Which was the most popular? Which was least popular?
A definite favourite was the Devon Custard with my son, husband & I. The least popular was a tie between the Rice + Raspberry Jam was "too jammy" for my son & the chocolate Rice pot we agreed "just tasted of cocoa powder" (so neither were as good as the others).

Which size pot did you prefer?
The 190g pots.

When would you / your family be most likely to eat the rice pots?
In a lunchbox & at home after lunch or tea.

Would you include a rice pot in your child’s lunchbox or on a picnic?
Yes I would include the plain 190g Devon Custard pots & the 115g Light Rice pots in a lunchbox & a picnic.

Would you say that the range is good value for money?(recommended prices are: 500g Sharing Pot, £1.39, 190g Rice Pots in Devon Custard, 65p, 120g Rice Pots in Apple and Chocolate, 45p, 115g Light Rice, 49p, 145g Rice + in Strawberry Jam and Raspberry Jam, 69p)
Devon Custard was great value for money as it was so enjoyable. Sharing pot good value too & the Light Rice. The others are a reasonable price. I would be more inclined to buy Devon Custard & Light Rice on a 3 for 2 offer.

Have you bought or do you think you will buy any products from the range following the test?
We haven't yet as we've only just finished eating our samples; but I will certainly buy the Devon Custard & probably the Sharing pot & Light Rice pots.

Thanks for letting us test them, overall thoroughly enjoyable!

dottyaboutstripes Thu 11-Oct-12 13:03:45

Overall, did you enjoy the Ambrosia rice pot range?

Yes,

Would you buy any of the pots again? If so, which ones?

Yes - probably most of them

Do you think you would recommend the range to your friends and family (if it came up in conversation)?

Yes if it came up in conversation.

Did you enjoy the taste of the rice pots?

On the whole, yes, but the jam one (small jam one, not split pot) tasted a bit strange, can't out my finger on it, but didn't seem creamy like the others

Did your children enjoy the taste of the rice pots?

I had thought all my children like rice puddings, but only one of the 5 still at home would even try them. She did absolutely love them though!

Did you or your family / children have a particular favourite flavour? Which was the most popular? Which was least popular?

DD particularly like the choc one. I preferred the custard flavour and the plain.

Which size pot did you prefer?

120g/lighter 115g

When would you / your family be most likely to eat the rice pots?

Lunchtime or as a snack.

Would you include a rice pot in your child’s lunchbox or on a picnic?

Yes for my one child who enjoyed them!

Would you say that the range is good value for money?

Not bad at all. I generally would buy a multipack though

Have you bought or do you think you will buy any products from the range following the test?

I'd say yes.

Thanks for the opportunity to try all the different varieties!

Overall, did you enjoy the Ambrosia rice pot range? Yes, my daughter and I enjoyed trying them. We have bought them before on occasion, but never the new flavours.

Would you buy any of the pots again? If so, which ones? Yes, the apple, custard and jam flavours were our favourites. We didn't get to try the chocolate version as it wasn't included in our box but I am sure it would have been a hit!

Do you think you would recommend the range to your friends and family (if it came up in conversation)? I suppose if it came up.

Did you enjoy the taste of the rice pots? Did your children enjoy the taste of the rice pots? Yes, we both enjoyed them. My daughter, 7 years, looked forward to trying them all.

Did you or your family / children have a particular favourite flavour? Which was the most popular? Which was least popular? My daughter liked the jam and apple versions and I liked the devon custard.

Which size pot did you prefer? I should have noted the sizes as we were eating them! But I think it was the 120g and 145g sizes that were the best for my daughter. The 500g pot was lovely but portion control is difficult!

When would you / your family be most likely to eat the rice pots? My daughter liked them as a snack after school or for pudding and I had one as a snack after everyone was in bed!

Would you include a rice pot in your child’s lunchbox or on a picnic? My daughter doesn't take a packed lunch and we probably wouldn't take them on a picnic as I usually tend to bring food that doesn't need cutlery.

Would you say that the range is good value for money? (recommended prices are: 500g Sharing Pot, £1.39, 190g Rice Pots in Devon Custard, 65p, 120g Rice Pots in Apple and Chocolate, 45p, 115g Light Rice, 49p, 145g Rice + in Strawberry Jam and Raspberry Jam, 69p) They seem to be in line with other brands, but I usually only buy them when they are on offer.

Have you bought or do you think you will buy any products from the range following the test? Yes, probably!

Thanks again!

TaperJeanGirl Thu 11-Oct-12 14:21:29

Right, have eaten the lot grin

Overall, did you enjoy the Ambrosia rice pot range?

Yes, they were all really tasty!

Would you buy any of the pots again? If so, which ones?

I will def be buying the chocolate, apple, and custard ones again.

Do you think you would recommend the range to your friends and family (if it came up in conversation)?

Yes I would, especially to friends of mine with children.

Did you enjoy the taste of the rice pots? Did your children enjoy the taste of the rice pots?

I loved the original, custard, and apple flavours, kids loved the chocolate especially, and original, apple and custard, we all liked the jam one but would have preferred the jam to have been seedless, nobody, apart from ds, who is 3 and eats anything, like the low cal rice.

Did you or your family / children have a particular favourite flavour? Which was the most popular? Which was least popular?

My favourite was def the custard flavour, the kids all loved the chocolate flavour, closely followed by the apple.

Which size pot did you prefer?

I think the 190g size was the best for adults and the 120g for the kids.

When would you / your family be most likely to eat the rice pots?

I think after dinner or as an after school snack.

Would you include a rice pot in your child’s lunchbox or on a picnic?

Yes, def, they are perfect for lunchboxes.

Would you say that the range is good value for money? (recommended prices are: 500g Sharing Pot, £1.39, 190g Rice Pots in Devon Custard, 65p, 120g Rice Pots in Apple and Chocolate, 45p, 115g Light Rice, 49p, 145g Rice + in Strawberry Jam and Raspberry Jam, 69p)

I would think those prices are about right, and pretty much what I would expect to pay.

Have you bought or do you think you will buy any products from the range following the test?

I have not bought any yet, but will def be buying more for the kids, especially chocolate flavour, and custard for me!

Just wanted to add that I think the jam one with the fold over jam compartment would be better if it didnt snap off, just fold over but stayed attached iyswim, less messy. Oh, and I LOVED the box they were delivered in, I am sure it will come in handy for something smile

BestLaidPlans Thu 11-Oct-12 14:29:40

Overall, did you enjoy the Ambrosia rice pot range?
Yes, more so than I was expecting.

Would you buy any of the pots again? If so, which ones?
The custard and the jam ones.

Do you think you would recommend the range to your friends and family (if it came up in conversation)?
Yes.

Did you enjoy the taste of the rice pots? Did your children enjoy the taste of the rice pots?
Very much so.

Did you or your family / children have a particular favourite flavour? Which was the most popular? Which was least popular?
Most popular was the custard (me) and jam (DD - I'd probably have liked it too but I didn't get a look in)

Which size pot did you prefer?
The 190g

When would you / your family be most likely to eat the rice pots?
In packed lunches as an alternative to yoghurt.

Would you include a rice pot in your child’s lunchbox or on a picnic?

Yes.

Would you say that the range is good value for money?

Yes. It seems in line with similar products.

Have you bought or do you think you will buy any products from the range following the test?

yes, I'd like to try the jam one myself and the apple, which we didn't get.

Wigeon Thu 11-Oct-12 20:34:48

Thanks for the opportunity to test!

Overall, did you enjoy the Ambrosia rice pot range?

Yes - delicious!

Would you buy any of the pots again? If so, which ones?

Yes, the 500g pot definitely and possibly the 190g pots.

Do you think you would recommend the range to your friends and family (if it came up in conversation)?

Yes, I would.

Did you enjoy the taste of the rice pots? Did your children enjoy the taste of the rice pots?

Yes, DH and I both enjoyed them. DDs both loved them all (they are aged 4yrs and 16 months).

Did you or your family / children have a particular favourite flavour? Which was the most popular? Which was least popular?

The DDs weren't fussy - they liked them all! DH and I thought the apple, chocolate and custard ones weren't very strongly flavoured - I'm not sure in a blind test I'd've realised the custard one had custard in it. And the apple was pretty delicate (not a positive thing). I quite liked the chocolate one, but again thought it could be more chocolatey. I don't see the point of the one with jam, because we would eat them at home and we like to add a dollop of our own poncy homemade jam.

But I still liked eating them all!

We buy "normal" Ambrosia from time to time, and so we already know and enjoy that.

Which size pot did you prefer?

I liked the 190g size for an individual (or for the children to share), and the 500g pot was a really good size for my family. I really liked that they were in plastic microwaveable pots, and that you can eat them straight out of the pot (like a yoghurt). We usually buy the tins, which are more faff.

When would you / your family be most likely to eat the rice pots?

For pudding together as a family after a meal. Probably in the evening.

Would you include a rice pot in your child’s lunchbox or on a picnic?

Probably not, as DD is only 4 and would be liable to spill it all down her school uniform at school. Plus I prefer them hot and so probably wouldn't have them in a picnic.

Would you say that the range is good value for money? (recommended prices are: 500g Sharing Pot, £1.39, 190g Rice Pots in Devon Custard, 65p, 120g Rice Pots in Apple and Chocolate, 45p, 115g Light Rice, 49p, 145g Rice + in Strawberry Jam and Raspberry Jam, 69p)

Yes, I think these are very good prices. £1.39 for pudding for the whole family is very good!

Have you bought or do you think you will buy any products from the range following the test?

I will definitely buy the 500g pot. I might buy the 190g pots.

tootssweet Thu 11-Oct-12 21:49:57

Overall, did you enjoy the Ambrosia rice pot range?
Yes 3 out of the 4 of us really enjoyed them, there was a good variety of different flavours
Would you buy any of the pots again? If so, which ones?
Yes I would buy the pots again - probably the sharing pot if my mum was visiting and certainly liked the little pots for DS's lunch at the childminders etc.
Do you think you would recommend the range to your friends and family (if it came up in conversation)?
Already have to my mum (who is a big fan of your rice puddings - this taste test has conjoured up lots of lovely childhood memories and treats!)
Did you enjoy the taste of the rice pots? Did your children enjoy the taste of the rice pots?
I enjoyed some pots more than others. I felt the apple was a little subtle and could do with more apple chunks in it, however my 18mo loved them and was quite shouty when I wouldn't let him have the big pot to himself! My DD doesn't like rice (texture thing) so pulled some fantastic faces when we tried to get her to have a taste - thank you for the laughs we had at that!
Did you or your family / children have a particular favourite flavour? Which was the most popular? Which was least popular?
I liked just the plain rice but think the custard one was enjoyed most by the others. Chocolate was too minimal and took a while to get to at the bottom of the pot.
Which size pot did you prefer?
I would prefer the smaller pots (I do buy a lot of the smaller muller rice pots as my little one loves them but I prefer the ambrosia rice taste)
When would you / your family be most likely to eat the rice pots?
As afternoon snacks or a pudding at lunch / tea time
Would you include a rice pot in your child’s lunchbox or on a picnic?
I wouldn't in the school age one (not only because of her dislike) but also because if she hadn't ate some school make them leave what is left in their lunch in their lunch box so that you can see what they ate and the mess would be grim! I would include them in my toddler's lunch bag for his CM days.
Would you say that the range is good value for money? (recommended prices are: 500g Sharing Pot, £1.39, 190g Rice Pots in Devon Custard, 65p, 120g Rice Pots in Apple and Chocolate, 45p, 115g Light Rice, 49p, 145g Rice + in Strawberry Jam and Raspberry Jam, 69p)
I think the sharing pot is extremely good value for money and the 120g pots are comparable with others. I don't know if I would buy the jam pots but that is more to do with a taste preference as I'm not that bothered to have it in my rice pudding.
Have you bought or do you think you will buy any products from the range following the test?
I haven't seen them in my local shops (where would they be - chill cabinet or shelves?) but I did nearly cause a riot after kicking off at 6 months pregnant because the lady on the till at Tesco wasn't going to sell me a pot of rice which I had been craving because of some coding issue in the shop - luckily my friend was able to calm the situation! (& persuaded them to let me have the rice pot) grin

Thank you for letting us try them out we've had a tasty week (well most of the sweet family have!)

Tortoise Fri 12-Oct-12 12:07:37

Must remember to do this later! Of I see it on threads I'm on I won't keep forgetting! grin

TimeForMeAndDD Fri 12-Oct-12 14:39:43

Overall, did you enjoy the Ambrosia rice pot range?
Yes, we did. Thank you.

Would you buy any of the pots again? If so, which ones?
I would buy the 500g sharing pot and the smaller 115g pot.

Do you think you would recommend the range to your friends and family (if it came up in conversation)?
Yes, if it came up in conversation I would recommend the products.

Did you enjoy the taste of the rice pots? Did your children enjoy the taste of the rice pots?
We did enjoy the rice pots but both DD and I preferred the regular rice pudding over the flavoured ones.

Did you or your family / children have a particular favourite flavour? Which was the most popular? Which was least popular?
Our favourite was the sharing pot, the regular rice pudding and the Light rice. My least favourite was the one with Jam, it was too sweet for me. DD's least favourite was the apple, for the same reasons.

Which size pot did you prefer?
I like the 500g Sharing pot but I also like the 115g size pot as it's a good size for a lunch box.

When would you / your family be most likely to eat the rice pots?
Anytime!!

Would you include a rice pot in your child’s lunchbox or on a picnic?
Yes, I would.

Would you say that the range is good value for money?
Yes, especially the sharing pot.

Have you bought or do you think you will buy any products from the range following the test?
Yes, I will most likely be buying Ambrosia rice pudding in my next shop.

Thank you for giving us the opportunity to test, it was a pleasure! smile

apple76 Fri 12-Oct-12 14:59:47

Enjoying ours so far, will answer detailed q's when finished.

beanandspud Fri 12-Oct-12 16:46:42

Overall, did you enjoy the Ambrosia rice pot range?

Not especially, and they weren't very popular with DS who generally eats anything.

Would you buy any of the pots again? If so, which ones?

Might buy the custard one and the plain rice but the flavoured ones were very sweet and synthetic.

Do you think you would recommend the range to your friends and family (if it came up in conversation)?

Possibly - apart from the chocolate one!

Did you enjoy the taste of the rice pots? Did your children enjoy the taste of the rice pots?

The custard rice was tasty but the chocolate one was particularly nasty. Not sure whether DS was put off by the taste or the texture - he was really looking forward to the chocolate one but wouldn't have more than a spoonful. Jam and apple pots were better received.

Did you or your family / children have a particular favourite flavour? Which was the most popular? Which was least popular?

Custard was the favourite. Chocolate the least. DH liked the jam one.

Which size pot did you prefer?

The smallest ones - the big one sat in the fridge half-eaten and was wasted although this happens frequently with a small family.

When would you / your family be most likely to eat the rice pots?

As a snack or after dinner.

Would you include a rice pot in your child’s lunchbox or on a picnic?

We don't have packed lunches and probably wouldn't see them as picnic food. We did prefer them warm rather than cold so not sure about lunchboxes.

Would you say that the range is good value for money? (recommended prices are: 500g Sharing Pot, £1.39, 190g Rice Pots in Devon Custard, 65p, 120g Rice Pots in Apple and Chocolate, 45p, 115g Light Rice, 49p, 145g Rice + in Strawberry Jam and Raspberry Jam, 69p)

I think they are pretty good value as an occasional treat.

Have you bought or do you think you will buy any products from the range following the test?

No, but I might try them again. We did enjoy testing them so thank you!

mamapower Fri 12-Oct-12 18:38:54

Overall, did you enjoy the Ambrosia rice pot range?
I feel a bit indifferent. I neither enjoyed or disliked.

Would you buy any of the pots again? If so, which ones?
No

Do you think you would recommend the range to your friends and family (if it came up in conversation)? In all honesty probably not.

Did you enjoy the taste of the rice pots? Did your children enjoy the taste of the rice pots? I did not. I found them overly sweet and they just tasted very synthetic. My DD tucked into them but then she does have a sweet tooth and at 1 year old a fairly uneducated palate.

Did you or your family / children have a particular favourite flavour? Which was the most popular? Which was least popular? The Apple and Chocolate were jointly the least favourite as they tasted too artificial. The custard was the most enjoyable.

Which size pot did you prefer? 120g was easy as it's one serving and no waste. However I did share the large 500g pot with DH and DD and it was very convenient to just have one pot and of course less plastic packaging wastage.

When would you / your family be most likely to eat the rice pots? As dessert following dinner

Would you include a rice pot in your child’s lunchbox or on a picnic? No

Would you say that the range is good value for money? (recommended prices are: 500g Sharing Pot, £1.39, 190g Rice Pots in Devon Custard, 65p, 120g Rice Pots in Apple and Chocolate, 45p, 115g Light Rice, 49p, 145g Rice + in Strawberry Jam and Raspberry Jam, 69p) Very good value

Have you bought or do you think you will buy any products from the range following the test? No, sorry but these aren't for me or my DD.

kellestar Fri 12-Oct-12 20:02:25

Overall, did you enjoy the Ambrosia rice pot range?
Yes we did, we are quite big fans of tinned rice pudding so being introduced to the sharing pot was something of a revelation to DH.

Would you buy any of the pots again? If so, which ones?
Yes, I'd buy the sharing pot, the jam pot and the Custard pot.

Do you think you would recommend the range to your friends and family (if it came up in conversation)?
Yes, if it came up in coversation.

Did you enjoy the taste of the rice pots? Did your children enjoy the taste of the rice pots? Did you or your family / children have a particular favourite flavour? Which was the most popular? Which was least popular?
I loved the custard one, it was yummy, I like to dip in and get a spoonful of creamy rice pudding with a bit of custard on the end. I am not a mixer. I also found the pot quite filling. DD had a little mouthful now and then and she likes custard! DH wouldn't have stood a chance as he knows my fondness for custard.

DD had the rice pudding and jam, DH prepared it by mixing in the jam, which was not the done thing [think along the lines of the cutted up pear incident] and she had a minor meltdown [a 22 month drama queen in the making] and after mummy had enjoyed a couple of spoonfuls she happily shared it while shooting daggers at daddy.

DH enjoyed the chocolate one, I'm not so keen on chocolate things to be honest, and he loves them, it was very tasty.

MiL was baby sitting and opened the sharing pot, she thought it was a brilliant idea for families, as she could dish up a portion for DD and a portion for her, reseal the pot for another day. I have been quite enjoying it cold [fresh out of the pot, but DH would complain if he knew that] it's satisfying that middle of the night need to eat.

The apple pot was alright, but I'm not keen on the texture of the apple, it's a bit too firm for my liking. DH polished it off without a blink.

None of us liked the low fat option, to me it has a weird texture, DH just felt it wasn't sweet enough. DD was in a funny mood [and probably overdosed on rice pudding] and didn't fancy it at all. The only thing I liked was the pot size, just right for lunch munches and midnight snacks without overindulging.

Which size pot did you prefer?
To be honest they all have been really useful sizes for different snacking/dessert needs. I would like to see some smaller sized pots as I really struggled to eat a whole rice pot and custard.

When would you / your family be most likely to eat the rice pots?
As part of our lunch, in the past I've bought them for DH as they are a filling alternative to yoghurt, as they can be heated on really chilly days. Me and DD have been enjoying them as part of our mid-afternoon snack.

Would you include a rice pot in your child’s lunchbox or on a picnic?
perfect for a picnic as they can be enjoyed cold. I would want a smaller pot to go in a lunch box, probably the size of the low fat option.

Would you say that the range is good value for money? (recommended prices are: 500g Sharing Pot, £1.39, 190g Rice Pots in Devon Custard, 65p, 120g Rice Pots in Apple and Chocolate, 45p, 115g Light Rice, 49p, 145g Rice + in Strawberry Jam and Raspberry Jam, 69p)
Yes I think they are good value for money. I do tend to fill the fridge up when they are on offer though.

Have you bought or do you think you will buy any products from the range following the test?
I would buy the ones with custard and jam again. I'd also buy the sharing pot too, in my opinion would be better than a tin of rice.

Additional comments
would really love to see some smaller pots, even go as far as saying some like the leading brand baked beans snap pots. As these are great for my little madam. There are some smaller pot option in the cold cabinets but they are very pricey. They would be perfect for toddlers.

DH would also love to see a jam and custard option, just typical. He is also a fan of golden syrup on his rice pudding too.

vixo Fri 12-Oct-12 20:46:04

Overall, did you enjoy the Ambrosia rice pot range?
Yes, although we found some of the flavoured ones too sweet. Overall I think we prefer the plain ones.

Would you buy any of the pots again? If so, which ones?
I usually buy the small plain pots as treats, and I might buy the larger pots - apple and custard - which my children could share (they're 4&2)

Do you think you would recommend the range to your friends and family (if it came up in conversation)?
Possibly

Did you enjoy the taste of the rice pots? Did your children enjoy the taste of the rice pots?
My daughter quite liked the chocolate one - I didn't try it. She really liked the novelty of the jam one (she's never seen fancy corner yoghurts before!) but got about half way through eating it and then said she didn't want any more and it was too sweet. I liked the custard flavour and also the apple.

Did you or your family / children have a particular favourite flavour? Which was the most popular? Which was least popular?
Didn't like the jam one - too sweet for us. I probably liked the custard one best as it didn't taste too artificial. My daughter liked the chocolate.

Which size pot did you prefer?
I quite liked the larger pots as they're a nice size for me and a good size for sharing between the two children at the moment. I'll probably still buy the smaller 4 packs though, as I think the bigger pots are too big for a 4 year old to eat all of.

When would you / your family be most likely to eat the rice pots?
As a treat after the children's tea, or if we're out.

Would you include a rice pot in your child’s lunchbox or on a picnic?
Yes

Would you say that the range is good value for money? (recommended prices are: 500g Sharing Pot, £1.39, 190g Rice Pots in Devon Custard, 65p, 120g Rice Pots in Apple and Chocolate, 45p, 115g Light Rice, 49p, 145g Rice + in Strawberry Jam and Raspberry Jam, 69p)
Seems reasonable, yes.

Have you bought or do you think you will buy any products from the range following the test?
I think I would consider buying some of these, but I dont think I would have done had I not done the test!

apple76 Fri 12-Oct-12 20:53:27

Finished up our pots tonights, so here's our feedback.

Overall, did you enjoy the Ambrosia rice pot range?
Yes, although I wasn't so keen on the light version.

Would you buy any of the pots again? If so, which ones?
Yes, the plain rice pudding, the rice with chocolate and the Rice + Raspberry Jam - that was a favourite!

Do you think you would recommend the range to your friends and family (if it came up in conversation)?
Yes, I like the fact they can be warmed up easily for kids.

Did you enjoy the taste of the rice pots? Did your children enjoy the taste of the rice pots?
Yes, apart from the light rice which has an odd taste. I love the original rice anyway, and the added flavours were generally good.

Did you or your family / children have a particular favourite flavour? Which was the most popular? Which was least popular?
Our least favourite was the apple, but we still ate it all!
My son loved the rice and custard, and the rice and chocolate. I loved the rice and raspberry jam!

Which size pot did you prefer?
The 120g pots are generally big enough. We found the 190g pots too big - and certainly my son wouldn't eat a whole one. I can't think that we would buy the big 500g sharing pot either, that is too big even for 3 of us.

When would you / your family be most likely to eat the rice pots?
After dinner in the evening, especially this time of year as they can be heated.

Would you include a rice pot in your child’s lunchbox or on a picnic?
Yes, although not every day. I might alternate with yogurts etc.

Would you say that the range is good value for money? (recommended prices are: 500g Sharing Pot, £1.39, 190g Rice Pots in Devon Custard, 65p, 120g Rice Pots in Apple and Chocolate, 45p, 115g Light Rice, 49p, 145g Rice + in Strawberry Jam and Raspberry Jam, 69p)
Pricing is reasonable, but not value for money so it would probably be a treat rather than a staple pudding. I'd be more inclined to buy multipacks.

Have you bought or do you think you will buy any products from the range following the test?
I will more than likely buy the Ambrosia pots, we like them a lot and have enjoyed sampling all the flavours!

Thank you!

CocoaCloset Fri 12-Oct-12 21:10:01

Overall, did you enjoy the Ambrosia rice pot range?

Yes in general we did really enjoy them

Would you buy any of the pots again? If so, which ones?

Yes, would buy the large pot as it was good for sharing as a pudding. May also buy the jam corner sized one again.

Do you think you would recommend the range to your friends and family (if it came up in conversation)?

If asked, yes I would recommend

Did you enjoy the taste of the rice pots? Did your children enjoy the taste of the rice pots?

Pots were enjoyed more by adults than dd - she only really liked the jam one (and the original with jam added)

Did you or your family / children have a particular favourite flavour? Which was the most popular? Which was least popular?

Everyone liked the original flavour. Chocolate, jam and custard were also well received. My granda has asked if we can be sent some more so he can be certain of his favourite!

Apple was the least favourite it was synthetic tasting and mushy and tasted like it should have been heated up even though it said you could have it cold.

Which size pot did you prefer?

Biggest one was good for sharing, middle size one was best for an individual adult portion. Smallest one only good for kids as tiny.

When would you / your family be most likely to eat the rice pots?

Most likely as a pudding at teatime.

Would you include a rice pot in your child’s lunchbox or on a picnic?

Maybe on a picnic

Would you say that the range is good value for money? (recommended prices are: 500g Sharing Pot, £1.39, 190g Rice Pots in Devon Custard, 65p, 120g Rice Pots in Apple and Chocolate, 45p, 115g Light Rice, 49p, 145g Rice + in Strawberry Jam and Raspberry Jam, 69p)

What I would expect to pay

Have you bought or do you think you will buy any products from the range following the test?

Would buy again maybe once a month or so, or when an offer was on.

smaths Fri 12-Oct-12 22:15:26

Overall, did you enjoy the Ambrosia rice pot range?
Yes, I did, very much! And so did my DD aged 1

Would you buy any of the pots again? If so, which ones?
I would buy the plain ones, the apple one and maybe the custard one again. Probably not the devon custard one (it was ok, but I'd rather have custard on its own) nor the jam one either (a faffy shape of pot and I'd just add my own jam). Definitely wouldn't touch the light one again.

Do you think you would recommend the range to your friends and family (if it came up in conversation)?
Yes, I probably would, if it came up in conversation.

Did you enjoy the taste of the rice pots? Did your children enjoy the taste of the rice pots?
Yes, I thought they were lovely and it's brilliant that you don't have to keep them refrigerated (before opening).

Did you or your family / children have a particular favourite flavour? Which was the most popular? Which was least popular?
I thought the apple one was delicious and also enjoyed the chocolate one, it was quite chocolatey without being too sweet. Plain is always a winner, as well, I love it! I was less keen on the devon custard one. It was too sweet and if I want custard, I'll have custard - not in my rice pudding. DD seemed to love them all. She ate the whole 190g apple one bar about 3 spoonfuls (for me to taste) on her own, after having already had dinner! I wasn't all that fussed on the light one either.

Which size pot did you prefer?
I thought the 120g pots were a perfect size for snack or kids lunchbox. The 190g is a good size for an adult, though rather indulgent. The 115g light pot was an odd shape which made it seem much smaller, even though there was only 5g less - I felt a bit short-changed eating it. I would not buy a 500g pot - seems a bit pointless as you'd never eat it in one sitting and it doesn't come with a resealable lid. I didn't like the shape of the rice-with-jam pot. I don't really see the point in adding in the jam rather than just having it in with the rice like the other flavours.

When would you / your family be most likely to eat the rice pots?
As a snack (me) or as a dessert after a meal (dd)

Would you include a rice pot in your child’s lunchbox or on a picnic?
I would, when she's old enough and if we ever had the weather for a picnic in northern ireland! Not every day maybe, but as a treat

Would you say that the range is good value for money?
Yes I would definitely buy the 45p and 65p pots but would probably be more inclined to buy 5 of the small ones for £2 or similar.

Have you bought or do you think you will buy any products from the range following the test?
Yes I probably will buy more of the plain ones and add my own flavourings as I love rice pud and a couple of weeks before this test came up was actually looking for individual portion pots on tesco online but in the absence of any just made my own.

bulletwithspookybatwings Sat 13-Oct-12 09:44:22

Overall, did you enjoy the Ambrosia rice pot range?
Yes, although the rice pudding seemed to taste a little blander than the last time I ate it a few months ago.
Would you buy any of the pots again? If so, which ones?
Yes, the Chocolate pots.
Do you think you would recommend the range to your friends and family (if it came up in conversation)?
Maybe, if I had seen it on offer somewhere
Did you enjoy the taste of the rice pots? Did your children enjoy the taste of the rice pots?
I found the rice pudding to be a little bland. DS enjoyed the ones he ate. DP thought that the custard rice pudding was disappointing, and prefers the Muller rice equivalent.
Did you or your family / children have a particular favourite flavour? Which was the most popular? Which was least popular?
DS liked the Jam one the best, I like the Apple one, but it could have done with more apple.
Which size pot did you prefer?
The smaller size, as DS is 3 so it's a good size for him.
When would you / your family be most likely to eat the rice pots?
After nursery snack or as pudding
Would you include a rice pot in your child’s lunchbox or on a picnic?
I might do, the pot doesn't fit in DS's lunchbox though!
Would you say that the range is good value for money? (recommended prices are: 500g Sharing Pot, £1.39, 190g Rice Pots in Devon Custard, 65p, 120g Rice Pots in Apple and Chocolate, 45p, 115g Light Rice, 49p, 145g Rice + in Strawberry Jam and Raspberry Jam, 69p)
Yes, but I would probably still be more inclined to buy tinned rice pudding.
Have you bought or do you think you will buy any products from the range following the test?
I will probably buy the chocolate and jam ones at some point as DS enjoyed them.

Thanks for the opportunity to try them all!

melliebobs Sat 13-Oct-12 16:33:51

Overall, did you enjoy the Ambrosia rice pot range?
i'm not usually a fan of rice pudding (maybe my mum just doesn't make a nice home made one) but these were ok. I wasn't disgusted! DD who is 7 month REALLY enjoyed them!

Would you buy any of the pots again? If so, which ones?
It would depend on the price compared to shops own, but out of any of them i'd say the devon custard one

Do you think you would recommend the range to your friends and family (if it came up in conversation)?
Yes. It allready has and discussed with my mum the devon custard one was nice

Did you enjoy the taste of the rice pots? Did your children enjoy the taste of the rice pots?
DD liked the one from the 500g tub. I liked the custard one but the apple and the chocolate one was really artificial

Did you or your family / children have a particular favourite flavour? Which was the most popular? Which was least popular?
We didn't like the chocolate, we did like the devon custard

Which size pot did you prefer?
115-120g

When would you / your family be most likely to eat the rice pots?
As a midweek desert when I can't be bothered to make anything more substantial

Would you include a rice pot in your child’s lunchbox or on a picnic?
I don't think so as I prefered them warm

Would you say that the range is good value for money? (recommended prices are: 500g Sharing Pot, £1.39, 190g Rice Pots in Devon Custard, 65p, 120g Rice Pots in Apple and Chocolate, 45p, 115g Light Rice, 49p, 145g Rice + in Strawberry Jam and Raspberry Jam, 69p)
Looking at that yes, but i'd like to see how it would compare to the supermarket equivelent

Have you bought or do you think you will buy any products from the range following the test?
Devon custard rice pudding

Mandz07 Sat 13-Oct-12 17:01:34

Overall, did you enjoy the Ambrosia rice pot range?
I am not a fan of creamed rice! however i did try each of the flavoursand did enjoy the apple,and choc rice (even if i did only get a spoonful). DC'S 8,3 & 2 also tried each flavour. 2yr old same as me not a big fan did eat the chocolate.

Would you buy any of the pots again? If so, which ones?
I have already bought some of the jam, custard and chocolate and plann on buying more at my next shop.

Do you think you would recommend the range to your friends and family (if it came up in conversation)?
have already mentioned to a few friends and my parents who have now purchased.

Did you enjoy the taste of the rice pots? Did your children enjoy the taste of the rice pots?
children really enjoyed, they caused a few fights in my house when they arrived

Did you or your family / children have a particular favourite flavour? Which was the most popular? Which was least popular?
the most popular was the choc and the jam. least popular was low fat

Which size pot did you prefer?
the snack size pots were perfect for the kids

When would you / your family be most likely to eat the rice pots?
I would give the kid these at lunch time or a dessert

Would you include a rice pot in your child’s lunchbox or on a picnic?
yes 8yr old has already had with packed lunch and DH has taken with him during night shift

Would you say that the range is good value for money? (recommended prices are: 500g Sharing Pot, £1.39, 190g Rice Pots in Devon Custard, 65p, 120g Rice Pots in Apple and Chocolate, 45p, 115g Light Rice, 49p, 145g Rice + in Strawberry Jam and Raspberry Jam, 69p)
yes the price is good value

Have you bought or do you think you will buy any products from the range following the test?
will defo be buying again

highlandbird Sat 13-Oct-12 21:50:13

Overall, did you enjoy the Ambrosia rice pot range?
Not especially, and to be honest, not as much as I expected to.
Would you buy any of the pots again? If so, which ones?
Probably not, I think I'll stick to yoghurt.
Do you think you would recommend the range to your friends and family (if it came up in conversation)?
probably not, not that I would say it was awful either.
Did you enjoy the taste of the rice pots? Did your children enjoy the taste of the rice pots?
My son (18 months) tried a mouthful and spat it out, probably to do with the texture of the rice in it he probably expected it to be yoghurt! He wouldn't try it again. I didn't dislike the taste but maybe found it slightly bland. Husband wasn't keen.
Did you or your family / children have a particular favourite flavour? Which was the most popular? Which was least popular?
Most popular - apple and custard flavours, least popular was the chocolate which I really found unpleasant, and jam which was far, far too sweet. Also disliked the extra plastic with the jam one.
Which size pot did you prefer?
120g was the right portion size for us, 190g too big for one person.
When would you / your family be most likely to eat the rice pots?
as a pudding after main meal or a snack in between meals.
Would you include a rice pot in your child’s lunchbox or on a picnic?
no.
Would you say that the range is good value for money? (recommended prices are: 500g Sharing Pot, £1.39, 190g Rice Pots in Devon Custard, 65p, 120g Rice Pots in Apple and Chocolate, 45p, 115g Light Rice, 49p, 145g Rice + in Strawberry Jam and Raspberry Jam, 69p)
yes, and would expect to see them in multibuy offers.
Have you bought or do you think you will buy any products from the range following the test?
probably not, sorry.

boysathomeonly Sun 14-Oct-12 09:28:53

Overall, we have enjoyed the rice pots and will be buying them again. Our favourite were: jam, custard and apple. Also I liked the 500g big pot as it works well with topping of your own and makes a good base for pudding.
The least popular were the light one (very odd, artificial taste) and a chocolate one (not chocolaty at all, terrible ingredients).
I would use them as a mid afternoon snack or after tea for children. For me it would make a nice mid morning snack at work. I would like to see slightly lower prices of jam pots. If they were cheaper without a corner but just as a layered version then I would be more willing to buy them. (about 60p). I thought the sharing pot is a good value.

gazzalw Sun 14-Oct-12 16:34:11

Only picked up the Ambrosia pots yesterday so it will be a few days before I can get back to you - watch this space.....

trudat Sun 14-Oct-12 20:53:58

Overall, did you enjoy the Ambrosia rice pot range?

We usually have a few pots of rice and custard in the house for treat puddings although recently we've been experimenting with own brand due to cost cutting. Kids like them.

Would you buy any of the pots again? If so, which ones?

Yes. Probably not the big pots as dh and I wouldn't eat and won't give to the dc more than once a week so it'd go off. Liked the corner but would be fine as a layered pot rather than a segregated one. (Presumably, it would be cheaper too)

Do you think you would recommend the range to your friends and family (if it came up in conversation)?

Probably, but i would also say that own brands are just as well recieved by my dc's. I prefer Ambrosia!

Did you enjoy the taste of the rice pots? Did your children enjoy the taste of the rice pots?

Yes, we all did, very much.

Did you or your family / children have a particular favourite flavour? Which was the most popular? Which was least popular?

My son liked the custard. I thought it a bit too rich. I didn't like the low fat as it had a strange aftertaste.

Which size pot did you prefer?

The smallest one is ok for the kids. Might even be a market for a smaller still pot as both my dc's are under 3 and my youngest left a few spoonfuls. I liked the 145g as a snack for myself.

When would you / your family be most likely to eat the rice pots?

Probably after dinner on a weeknight as it can be a rushed affair. Nice to have a warm pudding now the weathers on the turn as an alternative to a cold yoghurt.

Would you include a rice pot in your child’s lunchbox or on a picnic?

Hadn't thought of picnic use but yes, they would be good as they don't need to be kept cool.

Would you say that the range is good value for money? (recommended prices are: 500g Sharing Pot, £1.39, 190g Rice Pots in Devon Custard, 65p, 120g Rice Pots in Apple and Chocolate, 45p, 115g Light Rice, 49p, 145g Rice + in Strawberry Jam and Raspberry Jam, 69p)

Atm everything is too expensive, but, despite that I would still find it hard to justify it if there was an own brand cheaper on the shelf. The dc's don't dislike the others so silly to spend more on a name. If it was just for me and money wasn't an issue i would only buy ambrosia. I was obviously spoilt by my mother smile

Have you bought or do you think you will buy any products from the range following the test?

Not unless they were on offer, I'm afraid.

Thank you for the opportunity to taste them all.

mungojerrie Sun 14-Oct-12 20:55:57

Overall, did you enjoy the Ambrosia rice pot range?
Yes, very much so.
Would you buy any of the pots again? If so, which ones?
Yes - probably. The jam, custard and plain.
Do you think you would recommend the range to your friends and family (if it came up in conversation)?
Yes
Did you enjoy the taste of the rice pots? Did your children enjoy the taste of the rice pots?
Yes we did, although not the 'light' version, it wasn't as pleasant as the others.
Did you or your family / children have a particular favourite flavour?
DD enjoyed chocolate and custard.
Which was the most popular? Which was least popular?
Most popular was jam - least was 'light'
Which size pot did you prefer?
120g
When would you / your family be most likely to eat the rice pots?
After lunch/tea
Would you include a rice pot in your child’s lunchbox or on a picnic?
Yes probably.
Would you say that the range is good value for money? (recommended prices are: 500g Sharing Pot, £1.39, 190g Rice Pots in Devon Custard, 65p, 120g Rice Pots in Apple and Chocolate, 45p, 115g Light Rice, 49p, 145g Rice + in Strawberry Jam and Raspberry Jam, 69p)
Yes average.
Have you bought or do you think you will buy any products from the range following the test?
Not yet. We may do, particularly if there are any on offer

Tortoise Sun 14-Oct-12 22:18:01

Overall, did you enjoy the Ambrosia rice pot range?

Yes, we really enjoyed them. My DS's weren't keen but they have never liked rice pudding anyway! My DD's and I were the main testers.

Would you buy any of the pots again? If so, which ones?

Yes would buy all except the light rice.

Do you think you would recommend the range to your friends and family (if it came up in conversation)?

Yes i would.

Did you enjoy the taste of the rice pots? Did your children enjoy the taste of the rice pots?

Yes. DDs loved the chocolate one and the jam one. Not so keen on the custard though and i really didn't like the light rice pot. It had a strange taste to it and much prefer the normal rice pudding.

Did you or your family / children have a particular favourite flavour? Which was the most popular? Which was least popular?

Most popular was jam.
Least popular, as above, was the light rice.

Which size pot did you prefer?

I like the smaller size pots as the serving is just enough. The big pot leaves too much temptation to scoff it all!

When would you / your family be most likely to eat the rice pots?

For a snack, pudding or in lunch boxes.

Would you include a rice pot in your child’s lunchbox or on a picnic?

Yes i definately would.

Would you say that the range is good value for money? (recommended prices are: 500g Sharing Pot, £1.39, 190g Rice Pots in Devon Custard, 65p, 120g Rice Pots in Apple and Chocolate, 45p, 115g Light Rice, 49p, 145g Rice + in Strawberry Jam and Raspberry Jam, 69p)

I think the prices are reasonable and good value for money.

Have you bought or do you think you will buy any products from the range following the test?

Haven't yet but will be buying some soon.

Thank you for letting us trial the different flavours. DDs really enjoyed it. smile
The box they came in was fab too! grin

ZombieBelle Mon 15-Oct-12 08:47:37

Overall, did you enjoy the Ambrosia rice pot range? We did, yes

Would you buy any of the pots again? If so, which ones? Probably the Jam one

Do you think you would recommend the range to your friends and family (if it came up in conversation)? Yes, thought they were a great snack for the little ones

Did you enjoy the taste of the rice pots? Did your children enjoy the taste of the rice pots? DH and I did and the children preferred the sweeter ones, not plain

Did you or your family / children have a particular favourite flavour? Which was the most popular? Which was least popular? Children liked the Jam, DH liked custard, i liked the plain
Which size pot did you prefer? the small, easier and handier for snacks/lunchboxes

When would you / your family be most likely to eat the rice pots? as a pudding/snack

Would you include a rice pot in your child’s lunchbox or on a picnic? yes.

Would you say that the range is good value for money? (recommended prices are: 500g Sharing Pot, £1.39, 190g Rice Pots in Devon Custard, 65p, 120g Rice Pots in Apple and Chocolate, 45p, 115g Light Rice, 49p, 145g Rice + in Strawberry Jam and Raspberry Jam, 69p)

I think it is very good value, cheaper than most yoghurts

Have you bought or do you think you will buy any products from the range following the test?

most definatly!

thankyou for letting me take part in this survey. it was delicious.

ilovetermtime Mon 15-Oct-12 11:19:24

Overall, did you enjoy the Ambrosia rice pot range?
yes

Would you buy any of the pots again? If so, which ones?
yes, the one where you tip the jam in and the flavoured ones.

Do you think you would recommend the range to your friends and family (if it came up in conversation)?
Definitely.

Did you enjoy the taste of the rice pots? Did your children enjoy the taste of the rice pots?
yes

Did you or your family / children have a particular favourite flavour? Which was the most popular? Which was least popular?
the kids liked the tippy one and the chocolate, I liked the apple (would be better with cinnamon though!)

Which size pot did you prefer?
120g

When would you / your family be most likely to eat the rice pots?
for dessert

Would you include a rice pot in your child’s lunchbox or on a picnic?
yes

Would you say that the range is good value for money? (recommended prices are: 500g Sharing Pot, £1.39, 190g Rice Pots in Devon Custard, 65p, 120g Rice Pots in Apple and Chocolate, 45p, 115g Light Rice, 49p, 145g Rice + in Strawberry Jam and Raspberry Jam, 69p)
yes

Have you bought or do you think you will buy any products from the range following the test?
not yet, but I will

mummytime Mon 15-Oct-12 11:32:20

Overall, did you enjoy the Ambrosia rice pot range?
I did, my kids don't like Rice pudding and this trial confirmed that.
Would you buy any of the pots again? If so, which ones?
Yes for myself, probably mainly the light one.
Do you think you would recommend the range to your friends and family (if it came up in conversation)?
Yes if they or their kids will eat Rice pudding.
Did you enjoy the taste of the rice pots? Did your children enjoy the taste of the rice pots?
I liked the taste. My kids hate the texture.
Did you or your family / children have a particular favourite flavour? Which was the most popular? Which was least popular?
I like the light most because its lower calorie. I wasn't bothered by the flavours, they are not unpleasant, but don't add much either.
Which size pot did you prefer?
The small size.
When would you / your family be most likely to eat the rice pots?
A snack.
Would you include a rice pot in your child’s lunchbox or on a picnic?
No, they don't like them. I might take one if I need a packed lunch.

Would you say that the range is good value for money? (recommended prices are: 500g Sharing Pot, £1.39, 190g Rice Pots in Devon Custard, 65p, 120g Rice Pots in Apple and Chocolate, 45p, 115g Light Rice, 49p, 145g Rice + in Strawberry Jam and Raspberry Jam, 69p)
Yes
Have you bought or do you think you will buy any products from the range following the test?
I have bought a couple, and may buy some in the future.

Merrylegs Mon 15-Oct-12 12:37:28

Overall, did you enjoy the Ambrosia rice pot range?
I didn't, but the kids did.

Would you buy any of the pots again? If so, which ones?
Yes - would buy any and all.

Do you think you would recommend the range to your friends and family (if it came up in conversation)?
Probably not.

Did you enjoy the taste of the rice pots? Did your children enjoy the taste of the rice pots?
I loathe rice pudding and the pots did not change my mind. but the kids liked them.

Did you or your family / children have a particular favourite flavour? Which was the most popular? Which was least popular?
Any - the custardy ones warmed up were popular.

Which size pot did you prefer?
Depends on the occasion.

When would you / your family be most likely to eat the rice pots?
After school snack.

Would you include a rice pot in your child’s lunchbox or on a picnic?
Yes

Would you say that the range is good value for money? (recommended prices are: 500g Sharing Pot, £1.39, 190g Rice Pots in Devon Custard, 65p, 120g Rice Pots in Apple and Chocolate, 45p, 115g Light Rice, 49p, 145g Rice + in Strawberry Jam and Raspberry Jam, 69p)
Yes

Have you bought or do you think you will buy any products from the range following the test?
Yes. They are really good for instant energy - DS plays a lot of sport and I will put a snack size pot in his packed lunch to give him a boost.

Any other comments?
DS liked the chocolate flavour but was disappointed to find it was all at the bottom so he had almost finished before he could stir. He will know next time. He was v impressed with the amount of jam in the jammy one.

Thank you!

Overall, did you enjoy the Ambrosia rice pot range?
Enjoyed the rice pots, did try the custard but still don't like it
Would you buy any of the pots again? If so, which ones?
The rice & jam was lovely and I already buy the other rice pots
Do you think you would recommend the range to your friends and family (if it came up in conversation)?
Yes I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them, especially the rice and jam pots
Did you enjoy the taste of the rice pots? Did your children enjoy the taste of the rice pots?
I loved them as I am a bit of an ambrosia lover anyway. I have been trying to educate the DC's. They tried a bit of the chocolate pot but are not yet keen on the texture. They do like the custard though
Did you or your family / children have a particular favourite flavour? Which was the most popular? Which was least popular?
For me the Jam and rice was lovely, the DC's enjoyed the custard. I am not keen on the custard and despite numerous tries the DC's did not enjoy the rice pudding. DH wouldn't try anything!
Which size pot did you prefer?
The rice and jam were a good size, as are the individual pots. The sharing pot is too dangerous. I did eat it all in one go blush
When would you / your family be most likely to eat the rice pots?
puddings, snacks,
Would you include a rice pot in your child’s lunchbox or on a picnic?
If there was a smaller child sized one I would as DS is asking for different things in his lunchbox, but I worry he wouldn't eat it all and then the mess would be horrendous
Would you say that the range is good value for money? (recommended prices are: 500g Sharing Pot, £1.39, 190g Rice Pots in Devon Custard, 65p, 120g Rice Pots in Apple and Chocolate, 45p, 115g Light Rice, 49p, 145g Rice + in Strawberry Jam and Raspberry Jam, 69p)
I think the pricing is very reasonable
*Have you bought or do you think you will buy any products from the range
following the test?*
I am definitely considering adding rice and jam to my shopping list

Silverlace Mon 15-Oct-12 17:02:26

Overall, did you enjoy the Ambrosia rice pot range?

Yes, we did

Would you buy any of the pots again? If so, which ones?

We would buy the plain one and the chocolate one again and also the rice and jam.

Do you think you would recommend the range to your friends and family (if it came up in conversation)?

Yes, I would.

Did you enjoy the taste of the rice pots? Did your children enjoy the taste of the rice pots?

We all enjoyed the taste. My children particiularly liked the chocolate and the rice and jam pots. Husband like the custard one (he loves custard). We all like the rice and jam and thought the jam had a good raspberry flavour and was nice and tart in comparison to the sweet rice.

Did you or your family / children have a particular favourite flavour? Which was the most popular? Which was least popular?

Chocolate was the favourite and custard was the least favourite.

Which size pot did you prefer?

The 120g pots are a useful size for indivdual portions for picnics etc, I liked the large pot which would be useful for a family dessert.

When would you / your family be most likely to eat the rice pots?

I would buy a large pot as a dessert and the smaller ones for picnics

Would you include a rice pot in your child’s lunchbox or on a picnic?

I would use them for picnics and probably for a lunch box treat.

Would you say that the range is good value for money? (recommended prices are: 500g Sharing Pot, £1.39, 190g Rice Pots in Devon Custard, 65p, 120g Rice Pots in Apple and Chocolate, 45p, 115g Light Rice, 49p, 145g Rice + in Strawberry Jam and Raspberry Jam, 69p)

I think they are all good value and comparable to similar products available.

Have you bought or do you think you will buy any products from the range following the test?

Yes, I will buy them.

Further comments

It isn't very easy to tell the flavour from the packaging, I think it needs to be clearer.

We didn't realise that the flavour was at the bottom so ate a couple before seeing that they needed to be stirred to get the full flavour. This would be a disadvantage for children's lunchboxes as they probably wouldn't realise they needed to stir.

beeprepared Mon 15-Oct-12 20:27:23

Overall, did you enjoy the Ambrosia rice pot range?
I prefer the traditional rice pudding. My family liked them.

Would you buy any of the pots again? If so, which ones?
No probably not, my son liked the jam one but they all seemd very sweet.

Do you think you would recommend the range to your friends and family (if it came up in conversation)?
No

Did you enjoy the taste of the rice pots? Did your children enjoy the taste of the rice pots?
I didn't like them the light rice was very sweet but a bit watery, the others just very sweet.
My son liked them all (especially the jam). My partner liked the custard one.

Did you or your family / children have a particular favourite flavour? Which was the most popular? Which was least popular?
See above.

Which size pot did you prefer?
Rice +

When would you / your family be most likely to eat the rice pots?
As pudding after evening meal.

Would you include a rice pot in your child’s lunchbox or on a picnic?
No

Would you say that the range is good value for money? (recommended prices are: 500g Sharing Pot, £1.39, 190g Rice Pots in Devon Custard, 65p, 120g Rice Pots in Apple and Chocolate, 45p, 115g Light Rice, 49p, 145g Rice + in Strawberry Jam and Raspberry Jam, 69p)
Reasonable bu tthe smaller ones are too expensive for a lunch box

Have you bought or do you think you will buy any products from the range following the test?
Perhaps jam as a special treat for my son.

littledid Tue 16-Oct-12 16:08:54

Overall, did you enjoy the Ambrosia rice pot range?
They were OK, but generally we found them a bit bland.
Would you buy any of the pots again? If so, which ones?
It would depend largely on the promotions available as Muller rice are in the same market and have really good promotions.
Do you think you would recommend the range to your friends and family (if it came up in conversation)?
No, not until the recipes improve
Did you enjoy the taste of the rice pots? Did your children enjoy the taste of the rice pots?
I wasn't madly keen on them as they were a bit bland for my taste. I thought our children would enjoy them, but they didn't finish off the smaller pots, with the exception of the chocolate one. The Light Rice was the one I was most looking forward to but I didn't like the chalky aftertaste.
Did you or your family / children have a particular favourite flavour? Which was the most popular? Which was least popular?
The chocolate one was the most popular and the plain one the least.
Which size pot did you prefer?
The smallest size (45g)
When would you / your family be most likely to eat the rice pots?
As a dessert after our evening meal or as a snack when the children get home from school.
Would you include a rice pot in your child’s lunchbox or on a picnic?
No. I prefer 'healthier' options such as a yoghurt or a piece of fruit. I think the rice pot would come back largely uneaten.
Would you say that the range is good value for money? (recommended prices are: 500g Sharing Pot, £1.39, 190g Rice Pots in Devon Custard, 65p, 120g Rice Pots in Apple and Chocolate, 45p, 115g Light Rice, 49p, 145g Rice + in Strawberry Jam and Raspberry Jam, 69p)
They are not bad but other companies have promotions that would equal, if not better, those prices
Have you bought or do you think you will buy any products from the range following the test?
No, sorry. They were not for us, but thank you for the testing opportunity!

SoThisisMe Tue 16-Oct-12 16:34:13

Overall, did you enjoy the Ambrosia rice pot range?

Yes, they are nice and it was good to have something new to try.

Would you buy any of the pots again? If so, which ones?

The raspberry + Jam and the chocolate for DD. I liked the custard.

Do you think you would recommend the range to your friends and family (if it came up in conversation)?

Yes I would

Did you enjoy the taste of the rice pots? Did your children enjoy the taste of the rice pots?

Yes I did and DD (4) loved them.

Did you or your family / children have a particular favourite flavour? Which was the most popular? Which was least popular?

The raspberry + Jam and the chocolate for DD. I'm sure she'd like the strawberry one too. I liked the custard, but was disappointed with the apple as I felt the flavour was not strong enough

Which size pot did you prefer?

The little ones were ideal for desert for DD. I liked the 190g ones as a snack size.

When would you / your family be most likely to eat the rice pots?

Desert or snack

Would you include a rice pot in your child’s lunchbox or on a picnic?

Probably not because we both prefer to eat them warm.

Would you say that the range is good value for money?

I'd probably only buy them if they were on offer, but that's how I buy all desert/ yogurt / snack type food.

Have you bought or do you think you will buy any products from the range following the test?

Yes, if I saw them on offer I would.

RachelHRD Tue 16-Oct-12 19:26:02

Overall, did you enjoy the Ambrosia rice pot range?
Yes I love rice pudding so was more than happy to test all of them! I'm also on a diet so find the fact that they are relatively low calorie and low fat good and that they are filling an added bonus. Would have loved to have tried the custard too smile

Would you buy any of the pots again? If so, which ones?
Yes I loved the Devon custard one and the strawberry and chocolate mini pots. Wasn't as keen on the light one as it seemed to have a slightly odd taste but that might just be that I ate them cold as we don't have a microwave! The fruit pot one was also nice

Do you think you would recommend the range to your friends and family (if it came up in conversation)?
Yes definitely

Did you enjoy the taste of the rice pots? Did your children enjoy the taste of the rice pots?
Yes - apart from the light one. Sadly my 2 are both at fussy stages at the moment and wouldn't try more than a mouthful - all the more for me though!

Did you or your family / children have a particular favourite flavour? Which was the most popular? Which was least popular?
For me the custard one was my favourite, light my least favourite.

Which size pot did you prefer?
I like the mini pots for a quick filling snack and the 190g pots for a pudding. The family pot would be great to use over a week if my 2 would eat it!

When would you / your family be most likely to eat the rice pots?
As a daytime snack or pudding

Would you include a rice pot in your child’s lunchbox or on a picnic?
Yes if they would eat it - nice and easy to pop in a lunchbox and great that they don't need refrigerating.

Would you say that the range is good value for money?
Yes comparable with other similar ranges - even better when on offer!

Overall, did you enjoy the Ambrosia rice pot range? Not all of them, no

Would you buy any of the pots again? If so, which ones? Possibly Devon custard and separate jam

Do you think you would recommend the range to your friends and family (if it came up in conversation)? No

Did you enjoy the taste of the rice pots? Did your children enjoy the taste of the rice pots? This was interesting DS (age 7) nabbed the chocolate one - left half, nabbed an apple one - left half. He has a really sweet tooth but wasnt enjoying those. I didnt like how runny they seemed to be. They were also very sweet.

Did you or your family / children have a particular favourite flavour? Which was the most popular? Which was least popular? Most popular with added jam

Which size pot did you prefer? Normal size - little one too small and large one is too big for a family of 2!

When would you / your family be most likely to eat the rice pots? Pudding after tea or lunch

Would you include a rice pot in your child’s lunchbox or on a picnic? No

Would you say that the range is good value for money? (recommended prices are: 500g Sharing Pot, £1.39, 190g Rice Pots in Devon Custard, 65p, 120g Rice Pots in Apple and Chocolate, 45p, 115g Light Rice, 49p, 145g Rice + in Strawberry Jam and Raspberry Jam, 69p). Yes it seems to be good value for money for a pudding.

Have you bought or do you think you will buy any products from the range following the test. Not particularly

MildredIsMyAlterEgo Tue 16-Oct-12 22:47:36

Overall, did you enjoy the Ambrosia rice pot range?
yes, very much so

Would you buy any of the pots again? If so, which ones?
The rice with custard was particularly lovely. I will have to curtail my consumption

Do you think you would recommend the range to your friends and family (if it came up in conversation)?
I can't imagine it coming up in conversation smile although if it did, then yes I would recommend the range (all bar the apple one)

Did you enjoy the taste of the rice pots? Did your children enjoy the taste of the rice pots?
Yes, all except the apple one

Did you or your family / children have a particular favourite flavour? Which was the most popular? Which was least popular?
Custard was the best, yum yum. The apple was not nice at all, very synthetic taste. I was quite disappointed as I was looking forward to this one

Which size pot did you prefer?
The 120g pot is ideal

When would you / your family be most likely to eat the rice pots?
As a snack, a dessert, or even just out and about with my 23mo DS (the chocolate one kept him nicely quiet while an eternity passed by waiting for my mother to re-emerge from a well-known department store's changing room)

Would you include a rice pot in your child’s lunchbox or on a picnic?
Yes, certainly

Would you say that the range is good value for money? (recommended prices are: 500g Sharing Pot, £1.39, 190g Rice Pots in Devon Custard, 65p, 120g Rice Pots in Apple and Chocolate, 45p, 115g Light Rice, 49p, 145g Rice + in Strawberry Jam and Raspberry Jam, 69p)
I can't deny that I would be happier if they were less expensive

Have you bought or do you think you will buy any products from the range following the test?
I haven't bought any yet, but I will definitely be buying the custard one

ratbagcatbag Wed 17-Oct-12 08:10:37

Ok, just getting here with my feedback, so here goes:

Overall, did you enjoy the Ambrosia rice pot range?

Yes, although DSS stole most of them so I have had to ask him his thoughts smile

Would you buy any of the pots again? If so, which ones?

The jam pot was the best of the bunch, although the custard ones went down well too.

Do you think you would recommend the range to your friends and family (if it came up in conversation)?

Yes, I was so excited about being picked for a product test that I told lots of people about it, so I have been asked several times do I recommend them.

Did you enjoy the taste of the rice pots?

The chocolate one was a bit watery, a bit of a disappointment really, not keen on the apple one either, but that is just personal preference and I wouldn't normally buy apple flavoured things anyway. The rest were really nice, I liked the "light" one although I think it's atiny bit on the small side.

Did your children enjoy the taste of the rice pots?

Yes. Has given me instructions on which ones to purchase on the next shop.

Did you or your family / children have a particular favourite flavour? Which was the most popular? Which was least popular?

Raspberry Jam was most popular, and the light version, Chocolate and apple were least favourites.

Which size pot did you prefer?

The 190g pots.

When would you / your family be most likely to eat the rice pots?

I would take them to work as part of my packed lunch, DSS always beats us in from work, so grabs something as a snack, these would be ideal.

Would you include a rice pot in your child’s lunchbox or on a picnic?

No for lunch as he's messy, I don't really see it as picnic food.

Would you say that the range is good value for money?

I think the prices are fair, except the 500g sharing pot, I ended eating it all myself as DH doesn't like Rice pudding and there was far too much for one person, it would be cheaper to buy a normal tin for me alone. I would wait until they are on offer and then probably buy them.

Have you bought or do you think you will buy any products from the range following the test?

I think I will buy some, but as I said above, when they are on offer rather than at full price.

creambun Wed 17-Oct-12 09:47:40

Hi. Thank you for letting us try the rice pots. We've just finished eating them, so here's my feedback:

Overall, did you enjoy the Ambrosia rice pot range?
Yes. I usually only buy the Ambrosia custard and would never have thought of buying the rice pots, but I'm really glad I tried them.
Would you buy any of the pots again? If so, which ones?
The rice pots with jam, as my daughter liked these, and the large sharing pot as that was my favourite.
Do you think you would recommend the range to your friends and family (if it came up in conversation)?
Yes I would. I think these are great for children's lunchboxes. I also think they are a nice treat for adults and make a good filling snack or dessert. Being long-life makes them very convenient as you can just keep a few in the cupboard ready for when you need them.
Did you enjoy the taste of the rice pots? Did your children enjoy the taste of the rice pots?
I enjoyed the taste more than my children did! I think my children are used to smooth custards and yoghurts, so the rice takes a bit of getting used to. However, the jam one went down well, and I'm going to get another of the large sharing pots and try warming the rice pudding up and serving it with golden syrup or brown sugar. I thought my children would like that.
Did you or your family / children have a particular favourite flavour? Which was the most popular? Which was least popular?
The most popular were the rice and jam pot, and the plain sharing pot. My daughter liked being able to mix the jam in and it made it sweeter for her. I liked the plain flavour as it was lovely and creamy and really filling. The least popular was the Light Rice. I really thought I would like it as it was low calorie, but it wasn't creamy enough for me and it didn't fill me up. I would rather eat one of the higher calorie pots. I would enjoy it more and I wouldn't end up eating again later on as it would fill me up and stop me snacking.
Which size pot did you prefer?
The 120g pots were the best. I did like the bigger pots as they were more economical, but instead of eating a bit and saving a bit for later, I just ended up eating the whole pot! My willpower is not strong enough when it comes to rice pudding!
When would you / your family be most likely to eat the rice pots?
I would be most likely to eat them after lunch or as a mid morning snack. My children would be most likely to eat them with a packed lunch or after their tea.
Would you include a rice pot in your child’s lunchbox or on a picnic?
Yes. They're very convenient as they don't need to be kept cold. Also, if they don't get eaten they can just go back in the cupboard for another time.
Would you say that the range is good value for money? (recommended prices are: 500g Sharing Pot, £1.39, 190g Rice Pots in Devon Custard, 65p, 120g Rice Pots in Apple and Chocolate, 45p, 115g Light Rice, 49p, 145g Rice + in Strawberry Jam and Raspberry Jam, 69p)
Yes, although I probably wouldn't buy them to eat every day. I would wait for special offers and then buy a few different varieties to have as treats or with picnics. I would probably keep a few of our favourites in the cupboard though.
Have you bought or do you think you will buy any products from the range following the test?
I haven't bought any yet but I will definitely be buying these again.

JimbosJetSet Wed 17-Oct-12 09:56:24

The ambrosia didn't go down too well in this house. We have Muller rice fans here and we were hoping for something that rivalled them - these certainly did not! Bland, over sweet and synthetic. The custard one was the biggest disappointment - as ambrosia custard is so good we thought it should have been a winner, but again it was just bland. And the chocolate one was just odd! Even our two year old who is happy to eat anything sweet only had a couple of mouthfuls. So overall, unimpressed here.

celebmum Wed 17-Oct-12 13:32:29

Overall, did you enjoy the Ambrosia rice pot range?
Would you buy any of the pots again? If so, which ones?
- I would, prob more likely the flavoured pots
Do you think you would recommend the range to your friends and family (if it came up in conversation)?
- I already have!
Did you enjoy the taste of the rice pots? Did your children enjoy the taste of the rice pots?
-both my hubby & son enjoyed them as a desert and/or a snack
Did you or your family / children have a particular favourite flavour?
- The chocolate pot went down well
Which was least popular?
- the low cal one was the last to be eaten! However I think that was 'left for me'!
Which size pot did you prefer?
-The choc pot size, the low cal one as just low cal as it was tiny.
When would you / your family be most likely to eat the rice pots?
-we ate them as desert
Would you include a rice pot in your child’s lunchbox or on a picnic?
-maybe a picnic but not a lunchbox unless I knew I would be with my son.. He's still abit small to be doing pkts!
Would you say that the range is good value for money? (recommended prices are: 500g Sharing Pot, £1.39, 190g Rice Pots in Devon Custard, 65p, 120g Rice Pots in Apple and Chocolate, 45p, 115g Light Rice, 49p, 145g Rice + in Strawberry Jam and Raspberry Jam, 69p)
- yes reasonable. I haven't seen anything that compares at the supermarket
Have you bought or do you think you will buy any products from the range following the test?
-I have in the past, and am pretty sure I would again.

Thankyou

Pickthatupplease Wed 17-Oct-12 14:02:10

Overall, did you enjoy the Ambrosia rice pot range?

not really

Would you buy any of the pots again? If so, which ones?

i'd buy the custard one and the big pot of plain rice pudding

Do you think you would recommend the range to your friends and family (if it came up in conversation)?

no

Did you enjoy the taste of the rice pots? Did your children enjoy the taste of the rice pots?

2 of my children didn't like any of them ( i think it was the texture) and the 9yo loved the custard one

Did you or your family / children have a particular favourite flavour? Which was the most popular? Which was least popular?

the children liked the plain rice pudding best and the custard one. the least popular was the apple one, which no-one liked and the chocolate one - one said the chocolate was too rich and it would be better with less chocolate and more rice (that was from my sugar-loving 9yo!)

Which size pot did you prefer?

i like the big tub because there are 6 of us! but the children like the individual pots, so i'd buy some of those too

When would you / your family be most likely to eat the rice pots?
as a quick weekday pudding

Would you include a rice pot in your child’s lunchbox or on a picnic?
yes, if they asked for one

Would you say that the range is good value for money? (recommended prices are: 500g Sharing Pot, £1.39, 190g Rice Pots in Devon Custard, 65p, 120g Rice Pots in Apple and Chocolate, 45p, 115g Light Rice, 49p, 145g Rice + in Strawberry Jam and Raspberry Jam, 69p)

i think the prices are reasonable - i'd tend to wait until multi-packs are on offer at my supermarket (ocado)

Have you bought or do you think you will buy any products from the range following the test?

no

MrsSpa Wed 17-Oct-12 20:03:47

Overall, did you enjoy the Ambrosia rice pot range?

Not particularly, I found them rather mushy and bland, maybe because I am used to home made rice pudding rather than premade.

Would you buy any of the pots again? If so, which ones?

Maybe the jam ones, and only if I wanted something different for eg a day out. I was impressed that they don't need to be kept in the fridge and keep for a long time.

Do you think you would recommend the range to your friends and family (if it came up in conversation)?

Probably not

Did you enjoy the taste of the rice pots? Did your children enjoy the taste of the rice pots?

The plain flavour ones were rather bland. My daughter (22 months) was willing to try them but didn't eat more than a couple of teaspoons so I don't think she was very keen.

Did you or your family / children have a particular favourite flavour? Which was the most popular? Which was least popular?

The jam one was OK. The chocolate one was tasteless.

Which size pot did you prefer?

i wouldn't serve it at home so would only use it when out and about as a treat so I would go for the individual ones.

When would you / your family be most likely to eat the rice pots?

Day out snack.

Would you include a rice pot in your child’s lunchbox or on a picnic?

Maybe.

Would you say that the range is good value for money? (recommended prices are: 500g Sharing Pot, £1.39, 190g Rice Pots in Devon Custard, 65p, 120g Rice Pots in Apple and Chocolate, 45p, 115g Light Rice, 49p, 145g Rice + in Strawberry Jam and Raspberry Jam, 69p)

I'd probably look out for them on offer.

Have you bought or do you think you will buy any products from the range following the test?

No

boardergirl Wed 17-Oct-12 21:57:47

We have really enjoyed taking part in this product test so thank you for choosing my family

Overall, did you enjoy the Ambrosia rice pot range?
Yes we really enjoyed all of them especially the custard, apple and rice + strawberry jam

Would you buy any of the pots again? If so, which ones?
I would buy the ones metioned above again, I liked the plain as well but would probably make that myself so would buy the flavoured one for novelty.

Do you think you would recommend the range to your friends and family (if it came up in conversation)?
Yes but I can't imagine it coming up in conversation!

Did you enjoy the taste of the rice pots? Did your children enjoy the taste of the rice pots?
Yes we all enjoyed the taste, DC- age 7, 5 and 2 loved them.

Did you or your family / children have a particular favourite flavour? Which was the most popular? Which was least popular?
I liked the apple and the custard one best, DD1 loved all of them and DH, DS and DD2 like the one with a jam pot best. Plain least popular with kids, chocolate leat popular for me (I still ate the whole pot though!)

Which size pot did you prefer?
the smaller ones as handier for a snack. I would probably

When would you / your family be most likely to eat the rice pots?
For a snack or as apudding alternative to yoghurts

Would you include a rice pot in your child’s lunchbox or on a picnic?
Yes I have done so this week at the children's request.

Would you say that the range is good value for money? (recommended prices are: 500g Sharing Pot, £1.39, 190g Rice Pots in Devon Custard, 65p, 120g Rice Pots in Apple and Chocolate, 45p, 115g Light Rice, 49p, 145g Rice + in Strawberry Jam and Raspberry Jam, 69p)
I think the prices are fine, I would be more likely to buy them when they're on offer though.

Have you bought or do you think you will buy any products from the range following the test?
I have bought some of the smaller pots for lunchboxes and snacks following the test. I really like the fact they can be kept in a cupboard as our fridge is tiny!

We loved the box as well it is a home for lego models in our house.

gazzalw Thu 18-Oct-12 07:26:28

Marking place! Not getting through them as quickly as I would have anticipated. DS has brought home delicious apple crumble from his cookery lesson at school and there's really no competition during a cold, rainy week wink!

Marking my place to add feedback later on today....

Vajazzler Thu 18-Oct-12 14:54:31

Overall, did you enjoy the Ambrosia rice pot range? Yes

Would you buy any of the pots again? If so, which ones? The children decided they didnt like the texture or rice pudding so for myself i would buy the light ones

Do you think you would recommend the range to your friends and family (if it came up in conversation)? Yes

Did you enjoy the taste of the rice pots? Did your children enjoy the taste of the rice pots? Yes they tasted delicious but the children didnt like the texture

Did you or your family / children have a particular favourite flavour? Which was the most popular? Which was least popular? The devon flavour was divine

Which size pot did you prefer? I prefer the individual size so i'm not tempted to over portion myself

When would you / your family be most likely to eat the rice pots? As an after dinner snack/pudding

Would you include a rice pot in your child’s lunchbox or on a picnic? If they wanted it then yes

Would you say that the range is good value for money? (recommended prices are: 500g Sharing Pot, £1.39, 190g Rice Pots in Devon Custard, 65p, 120g Rice Pots in Apple and Chocolate, 45p, 115g Light Rice, 49p, 145g Rice + in Strawberry Jam and Raspberry Jam, 69p) Yes very good value

Have you bought or do you think you will buy any products from the range following the test? Not yet but i will definitely buy the light rice again

Goldenjubilee10 Thu 18-Oct-12 19:45:39

Overall did you enjoy the Ambrosia rice pot range? Yes, very much.

Would you buy them again, which ones? Ds1 liked the chocolate and custard ones, ds2 liked the plain ones and ds3 liked the apple. I would buy the light for myself.

Would you recommend them? Yes

Did you enjoy the taste? The whole family enjoyed them.

Did you have a favourite flavour? Yes, as above.

Which pot size did you prefer? I liked the size of the light pot. It would be a good size for little hands in a lunch box.

When would you be most likely to eat them? After dinner pudding.

Would you include a rice pot in your child's lunchbox or for a picnic? Yes.

Would you say that the range is good value for money? I think they are quite expensive and would buy them when on offer.

Have you bought any products from the range following the test? Not yet, but I will.

Would you buy any of the pots again?
Definitely the rice with raspberry jam.

Do you think you would recommend the range to friends and family?
Yes if it came up in conversation.

Did you/children enjoy the taste of the rice pots?
My son (20 months) had never had rice pudding before, it was definitely a hit with him!

Did you/children have a particular favourite flavour? Most popular/least popular?
I loved both the rice with Apple and the rice with raspberry jam. I think my son liked the chocolate one the best but didn't complain about any!

Which size pot did you prefer?
I liked the 190g pots as a snack or pudding. The 500g sharing pot is a bit big for our family.

When would you be most likely to eat the rice pots?
The 190g would be great to eat in the evening as a dessert

Would you include in lunchbox or picnic?
No. I prefer to give my son yogurt that is higher in fat and with no added sugar at the moment. I would give it as a dessert knowing he would be cleaning his teeth shortly after.

Value for money?
I think they are good value for money.

Have you bought or will you buy Yes I will buy, haven't yet though

thank you for letting us test the rice pots, we thoroughly enjoyed it

Sleepyfergus Sat 20-Oct-12 09:36:05

Would you buy any of the pots again?
The Devon Custard one and the one with raspberry jam.

Do you think you would recommend the range to friends and family?
Yes in passing, I wouldn't pick up the phone to rave about it!

Did you/children enjoy the taste of the rice pots?
My daughter tried most of the pots but didn't finish them. I think she found them quite filling and the texture a but weird depending on her mood!

Did you/children have a particular favourite flavour? Most popular/least popular?
the Devon custard and the raspberry jam one were the faves. The chocolate one was not v popular.

Which size pot did you prefer?
The 120g pots as these are a reasonable size for my 3yo.

When would you be most likely to eat the rice pots?
As a desert/treat.

Would you include in lunchbox or picnic?
I cant see me using them in lunchboxes -too messy. Perhaps for a picnic but my dd would prefer plain custard.

Value for money?
I think they are a food price and imagine that supermarkets will do offers on bulk buying too.

Have you bought or will you buy?
At the moment no. My dd prefers plain,(Ambrosia!!) custard and I fear that buying her the rice will end up half eaten or chucked out. But I may try the odd pot now and again.

And as many folk have already said, many thanks for the lovely box the pots came. Not sure what I'll use it for, but it will def come in handy. prob filing, how boring

topsmrp Sat 20-Oct-12 10:04:18

Overall, did you enjoy the Ambrosia rice pot range?

Yes we enjoyed these as a family.

Would you buy any of the pots again? If so, which ones?

I would buy the 190g pots again and the 500g sharing pot

Do you think you would recommend the range to your friends and family (if it came up in conversation)?

Yes I would recommend this say in a conversation in the school playground !

Did you enjoy the taste of the rice pots? Did your children enjoy the taste of the rice pots?

Yes my child enjoyed the taste of the pots.

Did you or your family / children have a particular favourite flavour? Which was the most popular? Which was least popular?

The chocolate was least favourite as it seemed very watery.

Which size pot did you prefer?

190g

When would you / your family be most likely to eat the rice pots?

Most likely to eat at home after a cold day.

Would you include a rice pot in your child’s lunchbox or on a picnic?

Only my husband eats cold rice pudding. Myself and my son like it warm.

Would you say that the range is good value for money?

yes I think they are value for money except the small pots I would like to see a bit cheaper.

(recommended prices are: 500g Sharing Pot, £1.39, 190g Rice Pots in Devon Custard, 65p, 120g Rice Pots in Apple and Chocolate, 45p, 115g Light Rice, 49p, 145g Rice + in Strawberry Jam and Raspberry Jam, 69p)

Have you bought or do you think you will buy any products from the range following the test?

Yes we have bought the 190g size and the 500g sharing pot.

BigWhoop Sat 20-Oct-12 10:24:35

Overall, did you enjoy the Ambrosia rice pot range?
Overall, we thought they were ok, some we liked and some we didn't.

Would you buy any of the pots again? If so, which ones?
I enjoyed the custard one the most and I'd probably buy that one again, possibly the jam one, not sure about the others.

Do you think you would recommend the range to your friends and family (if it came up in conversation)?
Possibly, but only the custard or jam one.

Did you enjoy the taste of the rice pots? Did your children enjoy the taste of the rice pots?
I found them a bit lacking in any taste to be honest - the apple wasn't particularly appley, and the chocolate one was just too weak to be pleasant.

Did you or your family / children have a particular favourite flavour? Which was the most popular? Which was least popular?
The custard one, and the jam ones were the biggest favourites, the plain one didn't go down very well - but I think it might have been better warmed up, the least favourite was definitely the chocolate one which we just didn't enjoy.

Which size pot did you prefer?
I prefer the medium sized pot - the size of the custard one.

When would you / your family be most likely to eat the rice pots?
Work/lunches or after dinner as a pudding.

Would you include a rice pot in your child’s lunchbox or on a picnic?
Yes, probably, but would go for something healthier on a regular basis.

Would you say that the range is good value for money? (recommended prices are: 500g Sharing Pot, £1.39, 190g Rice Pots in Devon Custard, 65p, 120g Rice Pots in Apple and Chocolate, 45p, 115g Light Rice, 49p, 145g Rice + in Strawberry Jam and Raspberry Jam, 69p)
Yes, those prices are reasonable.

Have you bought or do you think you will buy any products from the range following the test?
Possibly the jam and custard ones.

goingdownhill Sat 20-Oct-12 12:02:41

Overall we enjoyed the taste of the pots, though some more than others.

Yes we would repurchase. We liked the chocolate one and the strawberry and raspberry jam.

I would recommend these to friends if it arose in conversation.

I did enjoy the taste of some of the pots, I found the light pot, a little bland, also the chocolate was a little flavourless although ds ate it.

We liked the flavours the jam and chocolate were the kids favourite.

My husband would eat the pots after his lunch at work. The kids would have them after dinner because they liked them warmed.

We liked the 190g pot best size wise.

I thought these would be excellent in a lunch box but the trial showed this was not the case as the children did not like them cold but did enjoy them warm.

I think these pots are priced at a fair amount.

I would buy pots from the range in future. The jam ones for husbands work and the large pots for a quick pudding for the kids.

Thank you for letting me participate smile

gazzalw Sat 20-Oct-12 12:15:13

Sorry about the delay in transmission from me but the uptake of the Ambrosia rice pudding goodies has been rather slow in our household! Think it's only fair to point out that we are not really big on puddings here and I had this naive thought that that this generous product review would refresh the pudding parts that have yet to be reached in our family. It has not entirely proven to to be the case!

Overall, did you enjoy the Ambrosia rice pot range?

The children were not keen at all even on the children-oriented chocolate and jam pots. Sorry - they just seemed to dislike the texture of rice and milk together.

DW and I were altogether a lot easier to please and enjoyed trying them all out. We very much liked the variety of flavours (although some more than others), the different sized pots and the big family 'tub'.

Would you buy any of the pots again? If so, which ones?

It's a difficult one. They would be an ideal lunch-box staple especially given that they don't need to be kept refrigerated, but of course the children weren't keen.

I would certainly happily eat the apple or Devon custard variety again and would be happy to have a supply at work for snacking purposes especially during the winter months. I could see myself eating one for breakfast instead of cereals. I personally think that the 190g pot-size is a good adult sized portion

Do you think you would recommend the range to your friends and family (if it came up in conversation)?

I would recommend the range to families with children who like rice pudding or are generally keen on puddings. It is a good semi-sneaky way to get dairy products into growing kids!

I do think they are a good store-cupboard standby, particularly when you need comfort food (when you are ill) and would happily encourage DW to stock up in the same way that we do with Baxters Soups!

Did you enjoy the taste of the rice pots? Did your children enjoy the taste of the rice pots?

The children weren't keen at all but then they're not even keen on home-made rice-pudding - Sorry!

DW and I particularly liked the Devon Custard variety and the standard Ambrosia Rice Pudding was tasty. I did however get a strange texture feeling as if there were starch flakes added? It definitely wasn't the rice part and to start with I thought that it was very fine shavings of apple, checked the pot and I wasn't eating the apple-flavoured one.

The jam one aside I didn't feel that the flavours were over-sweet at all which can only be a good thing!

Did you or your family / children have a particular favourite flavour? Which was the most popular? Which was least popular?

The chocolate one didn't really taste of chocolate - it tasted artificial and a bit ersatz.

The jam one was a bit too sweet and think that raspberry would have worked better.

DW didn't like the 'light' variety and felt that the calorie saving wasn't really worth the compromise on flavour (it had a strange after-taste).

The grown-ups in this house loved the Devon custard variety!

Which size pot did you prefer?

The Sharing Pot offers the best value for money and the opportunity to apportion rice pudding according to appetite and size/age! But really only if the whole family would be eating the Ambrosia.

The 190g pot suits an adult appetite and the 115g more suitable for children. There would in our opinion be a place for small toddler yoghurt sized portions (40g or 50g) to buy in trays of six.

When would you / your family be most likely to eat the rice pots?

As an energy boosting snack or possibly as a treat and vaguely anarchic alternative to porridge in the winter.

Although our children wouldn't have them in their lunchboxes I think they would be a welcome alternative to yoghurts for most children.

Would you include a rice pot in your child’s lunchbox or on a picnic?

Not sure about picnics as we like to produce 50s style home cooked/prepared stuff in our picnics.

Sort of thing you could have in an emergency supplies box in the boot of your car though for if you get stuck somewhere and need food/drink to hand.

Would you say that the range is good value for money? (recommended prices are: 500g Sharing Pot, £1.39, 190g Rice Pots in Devon Custard, 65p, 120g Rice Pots in Apple and Chocolate, 45p, 115g Light Rice, 49p, 145g Rice + in Strawberry Jam and Raspberry Jam, 69p)

Not entirely as I'm pretty sure you could rustle up a rice-pudding for a family for £1.00. However, as an indulgent treat I don't think that 65p per pot for the Ambrosia Devon Custard ones is breaking the bank....And I would indulge in those!

Have you bought or do you think you will buy any products from the range following the test?

We've only just finished trying them so haven't really had time to consider buying more. I am not sure that DW would go out of her way to buy them as it's only she and me who would be eating them and we are not really pudding monsters! However, I think if I was shopping with her and saw them I could use my charms to persuade her to get in a stock of the Devon Custard ones ;-)!

Thank you for choosing us to do the product review and I'm sorry that I can't report back that we've converted the children! But it certainly has put Ambrosia products back on our radar and I for one will keep an eye out for them on the shelves!

LadyMaryCreepyCrawley Sat 20-Oct-12 17:15:30

Overall, did you enjoy the Ambrosia rice pot range?
Lovely!

Would you buy any of the pots again? If so, which ones?
The smaller ones were great as we didn't feel obliged to overeat.

Do you think you would recommend the range to your friends and family (if it came up in conversation)?
It's unlikely that they would come up in a conversation.

Did you enjoy the taste of the rice pots? Did your children enjoy the taste of the rice pots?
They were quite sickly to be honest, a little too sweet.

Did you or your family / children have a particular favourite flavour? Which was the most popular? Which was least popular?
The chocolate one didn't go down too well. We liked the plain ones as we could add the right amount of jam/honey to suit our tastes.

Which size pot did you prefer?
The smaller ones.

When would you / your family be most likely to eat the rice pots?
Snacking after ds has gone to bed. Shhh!

Would you include a rice pot in your child’s lunchbox or on a picnic?
No. They would get squashed too easily and they taste a lot better when warm.

Would you say that the range is good value for money? (recommended prices are: 500g Sharing Pot, £1.39, 190g Rice Pots in Devon Custard, 65p, 120g Rice Pots in Apple and Chocolate, 45p, 115g Light Rice, 49p, 145g Rice + in Strawberry Jam and Raspberry Jam, 69p)
Yes.

Have you bought or do you think you will buy any products from the range following the test?
Yes, the smaller pots.

coorong Sat 20-Oct-12 17:26:50

Thank you for allowing us to take part in your market research. We enjoyed it and hope our feedback is useful.
Overall, did you enjoy the Ambrosia rice pot range?
Yes it was an interesting range
Would you buy any of the pots again? If so, which ones?
The large one and the individual snack pots. Not the chocolate or rice+jam - don't like the artificial tasting flavours
Do you think you would recommend the range to your friends and family (if it came up in conversation)?
Possibly, but generally I don't talk about products with friends of family - we never really have. I'd only warn against particular products or promote an exceptional one. For example - I'd warn against certain brands if they tasted disgusting and recently recommended a particularly talked about particular brands now available in our local Coop.
Did you enjoy the taste of the rice pots? Did your children enjoy the taste of the rice pots?
As above - the non adulterated ones.
Did you or your family / children have a particular favourite flavour? Which was the most popular? Which was least popular?
As above - chocolate for us did not work.
Which size pot did you prefer?
Large for evening meals (like the idea of less packaging) - small for the out and about. The only trouble with larger pots (like yoghurt pots), is that if they are squashe din the shopping bag, they have a tendency to crack if they are squashed. That's a reason for buying cans over plastic pots for larger containers.
When would you / your family be most likely to eat the rice pots?
As desert at supper time.
Would you include a rice pot in your child’s lunchbox or on a picnic?
No, we prefer actual fruit or a perhaps a shop bought or homemade cake.
Would you say that the range is good value for money? (recommended prices are: 500g Sharing Pot, £1.39, 190g Rice Pots in Devon Custard, 65p, 120g Rice Pots in Apple and Chocolate, 45p, 115g Light Rice, 49p, 145g Rice + in Strawberry Jam and Raspberry Jam, 69p)
The price actually depends on the supermarket and on offers etc. I'd go straight for the plain rice puddings.
Have you bought or do you think you will buy any products from the range following the test?
Possibly - depends. We do like the flavour or Rachel's organic rice puddings, particularly heated up. We worry about he presence of artificial flavours that cna add that "plasticky" taste to some foods. We used to buy tins of rice pudding more often, but tend to buy fewer packaged deserts now (e.g. mousses, yoghurts etc) because we're trying to have fresh fruit after our evning meal instead - it's cheaper and healthier in our opinion.

Generally I don't consult my children or husband over what to buy in terms of food. We might offer differ things for desert at mealtime, but it's really me who decides what that choice will be before hand. Sounds draconian, but even if they ask for stuff in the shop, we don't get it.

IreadthereforeIam Sat 20-Oct-12 17:38:32

Overall, did you enjoy the Ambrosia rice pot range?
Yes, we did.

Would you buy any of the pots again? If so, which ones?
Yes we would - all of them!

Do you think you would recommend the range to your friends and family (if it came up in conversation)?
I already seem to have done that!!

Did you enjoy the taste of the rice pots? Did your children enjoy the taste of the rice pots?
Both myself, my youngest son (aged 5) and my husband liked the rice pots very much!!

Did you or your family / children have a particular favourite flavour? Which was the most popular? Which was least popular?
Ds liked the raspberry jam one (he liked mixing the jam into the rice pudding), I liked the plain one (although the jam one was very nice...), and dh liked the plain one too.

Which size pot did you prefer?
The smaller snack sized pot seemed to be the sensible option, but to be honest, I could quite easily make some serious headway into the family sized pot (on my own blush)

When would you / your family be most likely to eat the rice pots?
We'd most likely eat them as a pudding after dinner in the evening.

Would you include a rice pot in your child’s lunchbox or on a picnic?
Probably not - too messy!

Would you say that the range is good value for money? (recommended prices are: 500g Sharing Pot, £1.39, 190g Rice Pots in Devon Custard, 65p, 120g Rice Pots in Apple and Chocolate, 45p, 115g Light Rice, 49p, 145g Rice + in Strawberry Jam and Raspberry Jam, 69p)
They are more of a treat, really. If they were on offer, we'd definitely buy them, though.

Have you bought or do you think you will buy any products from the range following the test?
I think we'll definitely be buying our favourites again, if I can talk dh (the shopper!!) into adding them to the list!!

kissmyheathenass Sat 20-Oct-12 20:20:58

Would you buy any of the pots again? If so, which ones?

I would certainly buy the big carton again. All my children loved it (none left for me to try!). The smaller pots are lovely for a picninc but too expensive to replace yoghurts in packed lunches every day. Maybe I would use them in lunches occasionally to add some variety.

Do you think you would recommend the range to your friends and family (if it came up in conversation)

I would in the unlikely event that it came up in conversation (make a welcome change from the Xfactor or shichever rubbish they talk about normally).

Did you enjoy the taste of the rice pots? Did your children enjoy the taste of the rice pots?

My children loved them. I was permitted small tastes of some of them and agreed they were really nice (apart from the apple one which none of us liked that much). I served the rice from the big carton with some fruit salad and it worked very well - more suited to the cold weather than icecream.

Did you or your family / children have a particular favourite flavour? Which was the most popular? Which was least popular?

Apple was least popular. The one with jam was the most popular. We also really liked the one with custard.

Which size pot did you prefer?

The bigger one was better value. Also, it meant less packagnig to throw away. My children added some jam to it, inspired by the rice pot with strawberry jam.

When would you / your family be most likely to eat the rice pots?

The big carton would be great for a quick mid-week pudding.

Would you include a rice pot in your child’s lunchbox or on a picnic?

Yes on a picnic. Perhaps in a lunch box occasionally but as they are more expensive than frubes etc, they wouldnt be a permanent replacement.

Would you say that the range is good value for money? (recommended prices are: 500g Sharing Pot, £1.39, 190g Rice Pots in Devon Custard, 65p, 120g Rice Pots in Apple and Chocolate, 45p, 115g Light Rice, 49p, 145g Rice + in Strawberry Jam and Raspberry Jam, 69p)

Not particularly good value for money. There are cheaper alternatives.

Have you bought or do you think you will buy any products from the range following the test?

sparklystar Mon 22-Oct-12 07:41:18

Overall, did you enjoy the Ambrosia rice pot range?
Overall yes we did enjiy the range

Would you buy any of the pots again? If so, which ones?

I would buy the ones with Jam and the chocolate ones, also the plain one

Do you think you would recommend the range to your friends and family (if it came up in conversation)?

I might recommend the chocolate and jam ones some where a little to plain for our liking

Did you enjoy the taste of the rice pots? Did your children enjoy the taste of the rice pots?
The Jam and chocolate were nice the apple and custard were a little bland

Did you or your family / children have a particular favourite flavour? Which was the most popular? Which was least popular?

DD tried the chocolate one but isn't too keen on Rice pudding anyway
I enjoyed the jam one, the least popular was probably the custard and apple because they were bland

Which size pot did you prefer?
I prefer the larger pot, then we could all enjoy some

When would you / your family be most likely to eat the rice pots?
We ate them as a snack but we would also enjoy as part of a packed lunch

Would you include a rice pot in your child’s lunchbox or on a picnic?
I would if she would eat them, I have taken them in my lunch before

Would you say that the range is good value for money? (recommended prices are: 500g Sharing Pot, £1.39, 190g Rice Pots in Devon Custard, *65p, 120g Rice Pots in Apple and Chocolate, 45p, 115g Light Rice, 49p,* 145g Rice + in Strawberry Jam and Raspberry Jam, 69p)
I feel these prices are fair and I will probably buy the ones we enjoyed most

Have you bought or do you think you will buy any products from the range following the test?
I will probably but the big sharing pot again and maybe the chocolate and jam pots

Thank you for letting us test

OVoodooZombiesEatYourBrains Mon 22-Oct-12 13:43:45

Overall, did you enjoy the Ambrosia rice pot range? Yes very much so.

Would you buy any of the pots again? If so, which ones? Yes, the jam ones and the devon custard rice ones. Oh and the chocolate ones!

Do you think you would recommend the range to your friends and family (if it came up in conversation)? Definitely

Did you enjoy the taste of the rice pots? Did your children enjoy the taste of the rice pots? I dont really like the plain ones (but it's easy enough to add some jam to them) but liked all the others. My 4 year old hated them all! But he lives on bread and butter so his opinion means nothing wink. My 7 year old LOVED them all and acted as if I'd just handed him £50 when he tasted them, such was his excitement.

Did you or your family / children have a particular favourite flavour? Which was the most popular? Which was least popular? My favourite was the jam one. My 7 year old can't decided between the chocolate and the devon custard one. He really loved them both.
The apple one was tasted and then discarded. Not at all liked by any of us.

Which size pot did you prefer?
The individual (devon custard rice size) pots. Good sized portions.

When would you / your family be most likely to eat the rice pots? As an after school snack or as a pudding. We dont usually do pudding but these are very puddingy without being a nuisance to make.

Would you include a rice pot in your child’s lunchbox or on a picnic?
Yes, my son has school dinners but if he ever changes to packed lunches I'll definitely start putting a rice pot in most days.

Would you say that the range is good value for money? Yes, pretty good though not brilliant. Bring the prices down just a little and they'd be excellent value.

Have you bought or do you think you will buy any products from the range following the test? Yes, the devon custard rice and the chocolate one.

mumnosbest Mon 22-Oct-12 15:02:34

Overall, did you enjoy the Ambrosia rice pot range?
Yes but some more than others.
Would you buy any of the pots again? If so, which ones?
I would buy the large family/sharing, plain rice pot and possibly the small light one.
Do you think you would recommend the range to your friends and family (if it came up in conversation)?
I have discussed these with family and would reccomend the large pot.
Did you enjoy the taste of the rice pots? Did your children enjoy the taste of the rice pots?
My children, surprisingly didn't enjoy any of these (both love rice puding). they said they were too creamy/milky and I would agree they were too rich. We all preferred the light version for this reason. The apple and chocolate flavoured ones may have been nicer with more apple/chocolate as there wasn't really enough to flavour the rice. My husband tried the jam one and agreed it was too rich. The large plain pot was our favourite but again a bit rich. It was nicer warm. I loved the fact that the pots were microwaveable. Baby daughter seemed to enjoy all of them.
Did you or your family / children have a particular favourite flavour? Which was the most popular? Which was least popular?
The least favourite all round was the chocolate as you couldn't taste it. Our favourite was probably the light pot.
Which size pot did you prefer?
Both. The sharing pot for dessert, though a little bigger would have been better smile The smaller pots for lunch boxes.
When would you / your family be most likely to eat the rice pots?
At home for dessert.
Would you include a rice pot in your child’s lunchbox or on a picnic?
No as they didn't really enjoy them.
Would you say that the range is good value for money? (recommended prices are: 500g Sharing Pot, £1.39, 190g Rice Pots in Devon Custard, 65p, 120g Rice Pots in Apple and Chocolate, 45p, 115g Light Rice, 49p, 145g Rice + in Strawberry Jam and Raspberry Jam, 69p)
The sharing pot - Yes.
The smaller pots are compareable in price to other ranges but still a little pricey for me to buy regularly.
Have you bought or do you think you will buy any products from the range following the test?
I may buy a light sharing pot in the future.

I really like the fact that the pots are microwaveable but the flavour was too rich and creamy for our liking.

cheeseandmushroomghostie Mon 22-Oct-12 15:29:02

Overall, did you enjoy the Ambrosia rice pot range?

Not compared to other rice pudddings that we have tried. Wasnt very creamy and colour was slightly off putting in the plain ones.

Would you buy any of the pots again? If so, which ones?

Maybe the one with jam.

Do you think you would recommend the range to your friends and family (if it came up in conversation)?

Not really, sorry.

Did you enjoy the taste of the rice pots? Did your children enjoy the taste of the rice pots?

DS (2.4) ate half the plain one, but didnt like the chocolate one or the apple one. He normally eats a whole muller rice as a snack.

Did you or your family / children have a particular favourite flavour? Which was the most popular? Which was least popular?

Chocolate one looked and smelt funny, like 'fake' chocolate.

Which size pot did you prefer?

The smallest one was the handiest.

When would you / your family be most likely to eat the rice pots?
Asa a snack.

Would you include a rice pot in your child’s lunchbox or on a picnic?

Yes, if I didn't have anything else in.

Would you say that the range is good value for money? (recommended prices are: 500g Sharing Pot, £1.39, 190g Rice Pots in Devon Custard, 65p, 120g Rice Pots in Apple and Chocolate, 45p, 115g Light Rice, 49p, 145g Rice + in Strawberry Jam and Raspberry Jam, 69p)

Its ok considering they have a very long shelf life.

Have you bought or do you think you will buy any products from the range following the test?

No and no, sorry. Just didnt like the taste. And I grew up eating a whole tin of Ambrosia rice pudidng in one sitting!

Overall, did you enjoy the Ambrosia rice pot range?

Yes although, I found them not quite sweet enough for me

Would you buy any of the pots again? If so, which ones?

I liked the jam and apple ones.

Do you think you would recommend the range to your friends and family (if it came up in conversation)?

Yes convenient and tasty

Did you enjoy the taste of the rice pots? Did your children enjoy the taste of the rice pots?

I enjoyed some of them, the low fat one was horrible imo. I knew my eldest wouldn't eat them but expected my youngest to, he wanted the strawberry one had one spoonful and gave it back to me, wouldn't try any others. Hard to know why as he is only 2.

Did you or your family / children have a particular favourite flavour? Which was the most popular? Which was least popular?

Favourite was the jam one, reminded me of school smile. The flavoured ones were least favourite.

Which size pot did you prefer?

120g pot/145g with jam

When would you / your family be most likely to eat the rice pots?

I ate most of them with my lunch.

Would you include a rice pot in your child’s lunchbox or on a picnic?

If they would eat them I definitely would but they didn't like them sad

Would you say that the range is good value for money? (recommended prices are: 500g Sharing Pot, £1.39, 190g Rice Pots in Devon Custard, 65p, 120g Rice Pots in Apple and Chocolate, 45p, 115g Light Rice, 49p, 145g Rice + in Strawberry Jam and Raspberry Jam, 69p)

Yes I would say they were value for money.

Have you bought or do you think you will buy any products from the range following the test?

I will buy the jam and possibly apple one for myself.

countessduckula Mon 22-Oct-12 21:09:49

Well, we enjoyed these a lot. Would definitely get the pot with separate jam and the pot with custard again. Couldn't try the choc pot as it arrived broken, shame as we all wanted to try it. We shared these with my mum and stepdad, they liked them too and will be getting some in the future. We liked the little pots, everyone wanted a different flavour and if I wanted a big rice pud I'd make one.
We'd eat these as puddings rather than snacks as ds has school dinners. I think they're pretty good value for money as an occassional dessert, they have a nice creamy texture and a traditional rice pud taste. Interestingly no-one wanted theirs hot, we preferred them from the fridge. I'll definitely be getting the jam and custard ones again.
Thanks Ambrosia!

emilymc Tue 23-Oct-12 20:51:13

all, did you enjoy the Ambrosia rice pot range?
Yes, really handy, filling and tasty.

Would you buy any of the pots again? If so, which ones?
The small pots... custard, apple & jam flavours definitely!

Do you think you would recommend the range to your friends and family (if it came up in conversation)?
Yes I'd recommend to family members who were looking for a change from yogurts.

Did you enjoy the taste of the rice pots? Did your children enjoy the taste of the rice pots?
Yes my daughter really enjoyed the taste & so did I.

Did you or your family / children have a particular favourite flavour? Which was the most popular? Which was least popular?
I think apple was my daughter's favourite flavour, surprisingly over chocolate! I thought the custard flavour was delicious

Which size pot did you prefer?
The smaller pots as they make handy puddings, we are a small family so takes a while to get though a big pot.

When would you / your family be most likely to eat the rice pots?
During the week when we're busy and when my child eats before Daddy is home from work.

Would you include a rice pot in your child’s lunchbox or on a picnic?
Maybe not, would be worried about mess or them not being in the fridge.

Would you say that the range is good value for money? (recommended prices are: 500g Sharing Pot, £1.39, 190g Rice Pots in Devon Custard, 65p, 120g Rice Pots in Apple and Chocolate, 45p, 115g Light Rice, 49p, 145g Rice + in Strawberry Jam and Raspberry Jam, 69p)
Yes they are good value, do they do variety packs of the small ones? That would be great!

Have you bought or do you think you will buy any products from the range following the test?
We have only just finished this set but I will definitely buy in the future. Great tp have some simple pudding varieties in the fridge. The have a long shelf life too which is great!

TeeBee Thu 25-Oct-12 10:20:14

Overall, did you enjoy the Ambrosia rice pot range?
Yuuummmmm

Do you think you would recommend the range to your friends and family (if it came up in conversation)?
Yes

Did you enjoy the taste of the rice pots?
Yes, the apple one in particular.

Did your children enjoy the taste of the rice pots?
My f7-year old son loved the chocolate one. My 9-year old old wouldn't touch them unfortunatley. Luckily his friends did and remarked that they hadn't had rice pudding for ages and were going to ask their mum to get some of these pots.
Did you or your family / children have a particular favourite flavour? Which was the most popular? Which was least popular?
Chocolate and apple were the favourites, but all were enjoyed by those who tried them.

Which size pot did you prefer?
The 190g pots.

When would you / your family be most likely to eat the rice pots?
In a lunchbox and for supper.

Would you include a rice pot in your child’s lunchbox or on a picnic?
Yes

Would you say that the range is good value for money?(recommended prices are: 500g Sharing Pot, £1.39, 190g Rice Pots in Devon Custard, 65p, 120g Rice Pots in Apple and Chocolate, 45p, 115g Light Rice, 49p, 145g Rice + in Strawberry Jam and Raspberry Jam, 69p)
I would buy any of those at that price, good value for money as they are quite filling. They stop the constant 'I'm starving' moans.

Have you bought or do you think you will buy any products from the range following the test?
We haven't yet but I certainly will be buying the apple flavour again.

Many thanks for letting us test them, it was good fun. They box they arrived in was huuuuge for what was in it. I did wonder whether this was necessary. However, its great as an office storage box. :-)

cazboldy Thu 25-Oct-12 11:09:18

Yes overall we all enjoyed the Ambrosia pots smile

I would buy the pots again - most likely the smaller ones.

Yes, i think i would recommend to family - in fact I already did to my sister!

I wasn't keen on the apple one, Dh didn't like the chocolate one (but he is not keen on chocolate flavoured stuff anyway) and ds3 wasn't a lover of any of them - but that was because he didn't like the texture rather than the taste.

I think the most popular was the devon custard, and the least popular the apple.

I preferred the smaller pots - would be ideal for lunch boxes and I think in general this would be when we would tend to eat them. I suppose you could take them on a pic nic - not sure if I would personally though.

I think they are competitively priced with other items, and I would buy again in fact I have done so already

Oh and the box they came in was fab! smile

lovealotbear Thu 25-Oct-12 11:48:02

Yes we enjoyed the Ambrosia pots. My dd age 6 was particularly keen.

I would buy he pots again and in fact already have and they are in my cupboard. I have bought the choclate and Devon custard flavour.

I would recomend to friends with kids as an easy alternative to yoghurts.

My daughter enjoyed the chocolate one the most, with the adults liking the custard one more.

We preferred the smaller pot size as mostly were eaten as deserts or after school snack.

I would put in lunchbox but my son who is the only one who has packed lunches does not like rice pudding!
With regards to value for money they stack up well against other items such as jelly in a pot.

I have already bought more pots as stated above.

Thanks for sending them!

mamaman Thu 25-Oct-12 12:46:12

Overall, did you enjoy the Ambrosia rice pot range?
Myself and my husband quite liked some of the varieties but my children were not keen.
Would you buy any of the pots again? If so, which ones?
I would buy the large pot of rice pudding for hubby.
Do you think you would recommend the range to your friends and family (if it came up in conversation)?
I probably would not recommend them.
Did you enjoy the taste of the rice pots? Did your children enjoy the taste of the rice pots?
I quite liked the taste as it took me back to my childhood.My Children had a try of all of the flavours but after a couple of spoons they would not eat anymore.
Did you or your family / children have a particular favourite flavour? Which was the most popular? Which was least popular?
Just plain rice pudding was the favourite.
Which size pot did you prefer?
The large size.
When would you / your family be most likely to eat the rice pots?
As a quick mid week pudding at home.
Would you include a rice pot in your child’s lunchbox or on a picnic?
No, as the children did not like them.
Would you say that the range is good value for money? (recommended prices are: 500g Sharing Pot, £1.39, 190g Rice Pots in Devon Custard, 65p, 120g Rice Pots in Apple and Chocolate, 45p, 115g Light Rice, 49p, 145g Rice + in Strawberry Jam and Raspberry Jam, 69p)
It is quite expensive considering how cheap it is to make yourself and takes little time to put together at home.
Have you bought or do you think you will buy any products from the range following the test?
I may buy the large pots for my hubby.

angeleyesmax Thu 25-Oct-12 19:12:28

Overall, did you enjoy the Ambrosia rice pot range? Yes we largely enjoyed them
Would you buy any of the pots again? If so, which ones? Yes we would buy the pot that came with Jam.
Do you think you would recommend the range to your friends and family (if it came up in conversation)? The smaller size pots for lunch boxes possibly.
Did you enjoy the taste of the rice pots? Did your children enjoy the taste of the rice pots? We felt the light, plain and apple flavours tasted a little artificial. The jam one was lush though! The custard one was nice but my husband said he couldn't actually taste any custard just creaminess. Chocolate was a bit of a let down. Bit watery and not v choccy.
Did you or your family / children have a particular favourite flavour? With Jam! Would have been nice to have less seeds in the jam though! Which was the most popular? Jam Which was least popular? The apple - didn't finish as felt it tasted too odd.
Which size pot did you prefer? Large to share as a family.
When would you / your family be most likely to eat the rice pots? As they currently come for days out.
Would you include a rice pot in your child’s lunchbox or on a picnic? Yes
Would you say that the range is good value for money? (recommended prices are: 500g Sharing Pot, £1.39, 190g Rice Pots in Devon Custard, 65p, 120g Rice Pots in Apple and Chocolate, 45p, 115g Light Rice, 49p, 145g Rice + in Strawberry Jam and Raspberry Jam, 69p) yes.
Have you bought or do you think you will buy any products from the range following the test?Yes I will buy the travel sized jam pot again.

NicksWife Thu 25-Oct-12 20:35:19

Overall, did you enjoy the Ambrosia rice pot range?
Yes, DDs enjoyed them and I loved the jam pot.

Would you buy any of the pots again? If so, which ones?
Yes, the sharing pot was handy to have in the fridge and jam one was lovely.

Do you think you would recommend the range to your friends and family (if it came up in conversation)?
Yes I would. Handy for lunch boxes and just as nice cold as warm.

Did you enjoy the taste of the rice pots? Did your children enjoy the taste of the rice pots?
We did enjoy them.

Did you or your family / children have a particular favourite flavour? Which was the most popular? Which was least popular?
Chocolate was popular with my DDs and DH liked the apple. I thought the light pot was too runny for me but I guess that's why it's lighter. I found the apple too sweet. Loved some of the shring pot with brown sugar on top!

Which size pot did you prefer?
The 120g were the best portion size for us, although the jam pot was a good size too.

When would you / your family be most likely to eat the rice pots?
I took a couple to work in my packed lunch and DDs had them as desserts in the evening.

Would you include a rice pot in your child’s lunchbox or on a picnic?
Yes. They did prefer them warm though but would eat them at lunchtime.

Would you say that the range is good value for money? (recommended prices are: 500g Sharing Pot, £1.39, 190g Rice Pots in Devon Custard, 65p, 120g Rice Pots in Apple and Chocolate, 45p, 115g Light Rice, 49p, 145g Rice + in Strawberry Jam and Raspberry Jam, 69p)
Yes, very good value! Few ingredients and made in the UK so a quality product that I would pay these amounts for.

Have you bought or do you think you will buy any products from the range following the test?
I haven't bought any of them yet as we've just finished these but I will be buying some more!

Thank you for the pots - they were lovely!

MrsGeologist Fri 26-Oct-12 10:03:19

Overall, did you enjoy the Ambrosia rice pot range?
Yes, they were tasty and a good size.

Would you buy any of the pots again? If so, which ones?
I think I'd buy the apple one again, or the jam one.

Do you think you would recommend the range to your friends and family (if it came up in conversation)?
I think I would.
Did you enjoy the taste of the rice pots? Did your children enjoy the taste of the rice pots?
Yes, I did and my three year old declared the chocolate one "just right." he's been reading Goldilocks)

Did you or your family / children have a particular favourite flavour? Which was the most popular? Which was least popular?
The children preferred the chocolate one, and I preferred the apple. Least favourite was the light one.

Which size pot did you prefer?
I liked the light sized pot best, I thought it would be good for packed lunches.

When would you / your family be most likely to eat the rice pots?
On days out probably, or thr boys might have them for pudding after dinner.

Would you include a rice pot in your child’s lunchbox or on a picnic?
Yes.

Would you say that the range is good value for money? (recommended prices are: 500g Sharing Pot, £1.39, 190g Rice Pots in Devon Custard, 65p, 120g Rice Pots in Apple and Chocolate, 45p, 115g Light Rice, 49p, 145g Rice + in Strawberry Jam and Raspberry Jam, 69p)
Yes, I think so.

Have you bought or do you think you will buy any products from the range following the test?
I've not bought any et, but i probably will.

MiniZilla Fri 26-Oct-12 12:59:52

My family very much enjoyed this test, thanks for including us!

Overall, did you enjoy the Ambrosia rice pot range?
Overall we did enjoy the rice pots, though DH wasnt so keen on the flavoured ones.

Would you buy any of the pots again? If so, which ones?
The jam one is handy for a lunchbox and I liked the convenience of being able to put the big sharing pot in the microwave. The chocolate one was a big hit with DS and I so probably that kind too.

Do you think you would recommend the range to your friends and family (if it came up in conversation)?
I would recommend that others buy them if they're on offer as we enjoyed them but I do think they're priced a little high.

Did you enjoy the taste of the rice pots? Did your children enjoy the taste of the rice pots?
Did you or your family / children have a particular favourite flavour? Which was the most popular? Which was least popular?
We liked all the rice pots apart from the Light Rice, no-one in our house liked that one. DH was not keen on the apple flavour. I did heat the pots we tried in the microwave which may have improved them, I'm not sure if we'd have enjoyed them so much cold. DH's favourite was the sharing pot, DS and I really liked the chocolate rice.

Which size pot did you prefer?
No overall preference, the small pots are good for lunchboxes and snacks and the large pot was great for a quick family dessert.

When would you / your family be most likely to eat the rice pots?
Small ones at lunch time, large ones after evening meal

Would you include a rice pot in your child’s lunchbox or on a picnic?
Yes, they're very convenient for those situations.

Would you say that the range is good value for money? (recommended prices are: 500g Sharing Pot, £1.39, 190g Rice Pots in Devon Custard, 65p, 120g Rice Pots in Apple and Chocolate, 45p, 115g Light Rice, 49p, 145g Rice + in Strawberry Jam and Raspberry Jam, 69p)
I do think they are a little overpriced. For all I liked the convenience of being able to put the sharing pot straight in the microwave I think I'd rather buy a tin of rice at a lower price, save the money and wash up a pan!

Have you bought or do you think you will buy any products from the range following the test?
I haven't bought any as yet but if I were to find them on offer in the supermarket I would probably buy some (apart from the Light Rice)

Onetoeinthewater Fri 26-Oct-12 15:11:47

Overall, did you enjoy the Ambrosia rice pot range? Yes
Would you buy any of the pots again? If so, which ones? Plain/original
Do you think you would recommend the range to your friends and family (if it came up in conversation)? Maybe
Did you enjoy the taste of the rice pots? Yes
Did your children enjoy the taste of the rice pots? Yes
Did you or your family / children have a particular favourite flavour? Which was the most popular? Which was least popular? Kids looked forward to chocolate one but enjoyed apple and strawberry jam ones more
Which size pot did you prefer? 190gr
When would you / your family be most likely to eat the rice pots? After supper for dessert, or in lunch boxes.
Would you include a rice pot in your child’s lunchbox or on a picnic? Yes
Would you say that the range is good value for money? (recommended prices are: 500g Sharing Pot, £1.39, 190g Rice Pots in Devon Custard, 65p, 120g Rice Pots in Apple and Chocolate, 45p, 115g Light Rice, 49p, 145g Rice + in Strawberry Jam and Raspberry Jam, 69p)Yes
Have you bought or do you think you will buy any products from the range following the test? no, i might buy the sharing pot or the apple one for lunch boxes.
Thank you for letting us try them!

liveinazoo Sat 27-Oct-12 12:26:43

overall we liked tehm
the jam split pot was a favourite
i wasnt keen ont eh apple,kids were undecided<but didnt finish it>,all hated teh chocolate one and my<soon to be 5>dd3 described it as vile!
120g rice pot is teh size for us adn i would definately put in lunch boxes, and
stash some for snacks as they have good shelf life
i wuoldnt buy the share pot as we often find promotions for the tins and is therefore cheaper for us
my ds complained it doesnt come in banana flavour when he spotted it in the supermarket<,any chance ambrosia?>
he has weak muscle tone and rice pudding is a managable texture for him and a he loves it so its a good way to get calories into him
not sure why there a low fat range when "full fat" isnt particularly fattening
thank you very much for including us in the test

xxxkadzxxx Sat 27-Oct-12 18:01:38

We loved the Ambrosia rice pot range. The whole family tried some of each pot and all of us really enjoyed them all. We will definitely but the apple and chocolate if they were to become available in larger pots and the others if they are on promo or reduced. I would most definitely recommend the range to everyone of all ages. We all really enjoyed the taste of every pot. I think the whole family preferred the apple flavour as it was so new and different. The others were all on the same level and we enjoyed them all the same therefore we dont have a least favourite. The largest pot was best for us as a family and would work out cheaper as well. We ate them for desert as a family, then my partner and i would have some in the evening a couple of nights a week if there was any left over. Im not sure if i would include a pot in a lunch box or picnic as i prefer to pack up solids due to the mess! I think the sharing pot is quite reasonable at £1.39 although i would be most likely to buy it at £1 but the i think all the others are too expensive for our family. We would purchase them as an occasional treat and wouldn't be able to have them regularly. As stated before, if the products are on promotion or reduced we would definitely purchase them.

Overall, did you enjoy the Ambrosia rice pot range?
Would you buy any of the pots again? If so, which ones?
Everyone really enjoyed these, especially the children
Do you think you would recommend the range to your friends and family (if it came up in conversation)?
The little pots were perfect for after school snacks
Did you enjoy the taste of the rice pots? Did your children enjoy the taste of the rice pots?
Yes very creamy
Did you or your family / children have a particular favourite flavour? Which was the most popular? Which was least popular?
The regular flavor was the fav
Which size pot did you prefer?
The small ones for during the week and the big one at weekends!
When would you / your family be most likely to eat the rice pots?
Would you include a rice pot in your child’s lunchbox or on a picnic?
Anytime! After school, for pudding, whilst watching tv
Would you say that the range is good value for money? (recommended prices are: 500g Sharing Pot, £1.39, 190g Rice Pots in Devon Custard, 65p, 120g Rice Pots in Apple and Chocolate, 45p, 115g Light Rice, 49p, 145g Rice + in Strawberry Jam and Raspberry Jam, 69p)
Have you bought or do you think you will buy any products from the range following the test?
The price is fine, will defo buy in the future

AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 31-Oct-12 12:19:29

Thanks for all the comments and feedback - seem to have gone down well! vixo has been selected at random as the winner of the £100 Amazon voucher - well done.

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