Woolworths Salted Caramel Sponge Pudding 500g

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Average product rating is 3.7 out of 5.

Product Details

A delicious caramel sponge with a salted caramel sauce Merry Christmas

Ingredients

Caramel Sponge (70%) (Invert Sugar Syrup, Wheat Flour, Water, Rice Bran Oil, Breadcrumbs (contains Wheat), Milk Solids, Humectant (422) (from Palm Oil), Whey Protein Concentrate, Salt, Egg Powder, Raising Agents (541, 500), Natural Flavouring, Firming Agent (509), Emulsifiers (415, 322, 471 (from Palm Oil)), Preservative (200), Acidity Regulator (270), Natural Caramel Colour), Caramel Sauce (30%) (Glucose, Sugar, Sugar, Condensed Milk, Humectant (420), Invert Sugar Syrup, Thickener (1442), Golden Syrup, Salt, Milk Solids, Stabilisers (415, 440, 452, 471 (from Palm Oil)), Acidity Regulator (330), Preservative (202), Natural Flavouring, Natural Caramel Colour)

Allergen

Egg, Milk

Allergen may be present

Tree Nuts

Nutrition Information

  • Nutrition
  • Avg Qty Per 100g
  • Avg Qty Per Serving
  • Protein
  • Approx. 3.7g
  • Approx. 3.7g
  • – sugars
  • Approx. 33.2g
  • Approx. 33.2g
  • Sodium
  • Approx. 339mg
  • Approx. 339.0mg

Further nutritional information may be displayed on back of pack.

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Ratings and Reviews

Ratings (505)

3.7

There are 100 5 star ratings.
There are 213 4 star ratings.
There are 129 3 star ratings.
There are 47 2 star ratings.
There are 16 1 star ratings.

Reviews (505)

The following review was submitted by: jbabe who gave this product 3 out of 5 stars.
Moist and fluffy, shame about the aftertaste. Taste/texture: The texture was good--I really liked that it was moist and fluffy. However, there was a strange aftertaste that I didn't like. I can't really explain it, it tasted a bit artificial and was also way too sweet. I managed to mask it with custard after trying it the first time. Packaging: I really liked the packaging. The plastic bowl kept it fresh till you needed to use it. I liked the instructions which made it easy to use.
the 29th of 2021
The following review was submitted by: mummagong who gave this product 2 out of 5 stars.
Overbearingly Sweet. This 500gm Salted Caramel Sponge Pudding was easy to find on the shelf and was priced on my date of purchase - 12th December 2020 at $7.00.   The cardboard sleeve is very appealing with the product title inside a wonderful Australian Christmas wreath and next to the wreath is the beautiful pudding that has the perfect caramel sauce drips running down the sides. It gives you the feel of wanting to try this food product as an alternative to the traditional fruit Christmas pudding. The first appearance of the sponge is what you expect a sponge pudding to look like and it smelt sweet and inviting.  The cook time in the microwaveable pot was spot on After inverting the pudding to a plate the sweet caramel sauce rolled down over the pudding just perfectly. Much more sauce than the picture on the sleeve suggests  Now, this is pretty much where the warm fuzzies stop . The texture of the sponge was thick and coarse on the palate. Nothing resembling a sponge pudding. It was quite stodgy in fact, probably because of the 3 repetitions of palm oil that is in it. The sponge itself was dull in that it had no flavour at all. The sleeves written text says it's sweet and that is well and truly supported in the Salted Caramel Sauce, as indicated with so many variants of sugar - Glucose, Sugar, Sugar, Condensed Milk, Invert Sugar Syrup and Golden Syrup. Note: this is not my typo, rather than ordinary sugar is mentioned twice on the ingredient list. I tried the pudding as is to start with, for authentic bunch sampling purposes but I found it overbearingly sweet so I thought I would tone it down with some vanilla ice cream and the Woolworths light cream.  I served the same to my sweet tooth hubby and waited for his response. He was wolfing down his serve, as expected. Then he looked at me halfway through and said how sweet it was.  I thought this was to his sweet tooth satisfaction until a short time later he joined me in the kitchen where we were both swigging down half a litre of water each. I became so thirsty I was drinking water for half an hour after. Hubby never drinks water after his deserts. The pudding was making my mouth all tingly and left a terrible aftertaste. Not to mention the never-ending hot flushes all the sugar bought on for a few hours after  The Salted Caramel Sponge Pudding is not a winner for us, ( there is still half in the fridge and no one is claiming it) and definitely needs a big-time sugar re-evaluation, along with the texture which may well be due to the amount of breadcrumbs to oil ratio?   The best before date is the 09th of February 2021. So I approximately 2 months to use this pudding from my purchase date. With all the cocktail of numbers in the ingredients list, I would have thought this would have lasted at least a year. Unless it was manufactured many months before it even hit the shelves? On to some positive notes: I don’t mind at all that it is a product of New Zealand  The Salted Caramel Sponge Pudding product is suitable for vegetarians . The tub, sleeve and foil are all recyclable which is great. I have kept the container which may come in handy for measuring ingredients into when baking. Thank you to Bunch and Woolworths for giving me the opportunity to sample and review this product but I would definitely not be purchasing this product again, no matter how enticing the cardboard sleeve is. 
the 14th of 2021
The following review was submitted by: Carodutt who gave this product 4 out of 5 stars.
Family favourite. Loved by the whole family
the 14th of 2021
The following review was submitted by: mickey who gave this product 2 out of 5 stars.
Bitter sweet. This is not a product I would ever buy, so really appreciate this festive sample. Thanks a bunch, bunch for dropping this sweet treat in my bunch box.�YT,�Y'� The packaging was beautiful and made the Sweet Salted Caramel Pudding look very appealing. I love the Christmas wreath and I'm glad that it hasn't changed since last year. The wreath is symbolic of the festive season after all, and makes Christmas treats easy to identify in the store. The photo of the glistening pudding printed on the front of the sturdy cardboard sleeve is drool-worthy.�Y~< My sample was easy to locate among the other Christmas treats on display in the bakery section. The gold coloured plastic tub was sturdy and helped keep the pudding secure during transportation.�Y'� The golden tones added a touch of luxury and made the product look exquisite.�Y'O We knew we were in for a special treat.�Y���Y'> The container looked nice enough to repurpose if you had some sort of use for it, like planting a small plant or displaying a little bunch of flowers. The container was sealed with aluminium foil for freshness. The foil included an easy to pull tab. The foil wasn't hard to remove, but unfortunately, didn't peel off in one piece.�Y~� The cardboard sleeve, plastic tub and aluminum foil are recyclable. I was extremely pleased to discover this. I really appreciate it when recycling info is clearly labelled and easy to read. I'm sure my friend @busymumof2 would agree with me.�YT,�T�️�Y'O I liked the little slits in the sleeve, because they helped keep the cardboard in place.�Y'��Y�- The sleeve was easy to remove by pulling the cardboard apart underneath the tub. Upon opening my sample, I was greeted with lovely tones of sweetness. The pudding had a golden glow, and looked irresistibly yummy! The cracks made it appear authentic, akin to something homemade.�Y~< The heating instructions were clear, but perhaps the font could be made a little larger. This is especially important when it comes to things like the allergen advice.�Y"Z�Y�" I chose the easier and quicker method of heating and decided to zap my sample in the microwave for the recommended 90 seconds. There was no way I could wait a whole agonising hour while the pudding simmered and steamed in a saucepan! This is impossible for an impatient sweet tooth to have to endure! Good things come to those who wait, I know, but this adage doesn't apply to dessert!�Y���Y���Y~, I transferred the pudding to a ceramic bowl before heating it in the microwave. I don't microwave, cook or bake my food in plastic. I never have, and never will.�Y~� The 90 second heating time was spot on. The pudding warmed through to perfection. It smelt divine. We couldn't wait to enjoy our afternoon tea.�Y~<�Y�� The sponge was nice and moist, but disappointingly, the texture was too dense. It wasn't light and airy like a typical sponge cake and I can't work out why this product is even called a 'sponge'.�Y�" It was sweet in taste, but not sickly sweet. It's worth mentioning though, that hubby and I both have a sweet tooth and can tolerate excessively sweet foods quite well!�Y~, The packaging actually states that this is a sweet salted caramel pudding, so the consumer is warned upfront!�Y���Y~, The glistening salted caramel sauce made the pudding look decadent, but the taste was truly awful. After a few mouthfuls, Mr Mickey started pulling funny faces and loudly exclaimed 'chuck it'! His facial expressions were priceless! They were gold. I'm not use to seeing my handsome husband with his face scrunched up like that, and I got to see several different versions too! �Y~,�Y�� As we don't like food waste, we decided to persevere with the taste testing. Dutifully, we did it for bunch!�Y~��Y�? Neither the caramel sponge nor the salted caramel sauce tasted even remotely like caramel. The flavour was probably similar to toffee, but the sauce was bitter and left a very unpleasant aftertaste in the mouth. We didn't enjoy it at all. We tasted very subtle tones of saltiness, with an overpowering level of bitterness! On our first attempt, we ate the pudding on its own, but probably should have enjoyed it with a dollop of cream or a few scoops of vanilla ice cream. The idea was to try the pudding in its unadulterated state.�Y~, We were a little smarter the second time around, as our dessert was much better paired with a good quality vanilla ice cream, but we still didn't like the sample. The pudding was artificial. I think the essay length ingredients list largely explained the fake flavours...no, thanks!�Y~� Palm oil is listed 3 times, together with stabilisers, firming and raising agents, regulators, preservatives and 15 different numbers! I thought I was looking at an Excel spreadsheet!�Y���Y~, With so many artificial nasties, you would be forgiven for thinking that this pudding would last in the pantry for eternity, but to my astonishment, the best before date is less than one month away (09.02.21). I think I'm both shocked and confused...please explain!?�Y���Y~, The salted caramel creation seemed a bit of a strange product to serve as a Christmas treat, but I actually think it's a good alternative to the traditional fruit pudding.�Y'��YT,�YZ" The packaging indicates 5 servings per pack. We got only 3, over 2 sittings!!!�Y���Y~, I had a quarter of my sample, Mr Mickey was force fed the rest. A cup of good coffee on the side seemed to help wash the awful taste down.�Y~,�~. Never to be repeated again.�Y���Y~, This is an imported pudding. It was made in NZ, just on the other side of the pond. Why was it not manufactured in the Land of Oz?�Y�"�Y?��Y?� I wouldn't spend $7.00 on this 500g product, as it really wasn't nice. I struggled to award this pudding more than 2 stars. Oh well, at least my rating matches the number health stars shown on the cardboard sleeve, so I guess there's an element of balance in my review. Needless to say, I wouldn't recommend this Sweet Salted Caramel Pudding to you. Definitely not before it undergoes a total overhaul. Woolies, thank you for this sample, but as @baudin said in his review, I think we need to go back to the drawing board.⭐⭐
the 12th of 2021
The following review was submitted by: tam_fronts who gave this product 4 out of 5 stars.
Sweet yet satisfying. I was very excited to see this festive sample in my Bunch Box and knew I would save this decadent Salted Caramel pudding to have on Christmas Day, as an alternative to the gluten free fruit pudding for those who wanted something a little less traditional.  Found in the bakery department, with the seasonal Christmas products, this sample was easy to find. The distinctive packaging was festive and appealing. The cardboard sleeve slid off easily, and the plastic film was simple to remove prior to heating.  I decided for convenience to microwave this pudding, rather than steam, and it was quick and easy to prepare. On turning out the pudding onto a plate, the oozy caramel looked glossy, rich and delicious, whilst smelling divine.  The pudding itself isn’t huge, but I served it as part of a dessert ‘buffet’ on Christmas Day (which included fruit pudding, cheesecake, chocolate tart and more), so I wasn’t concerned with how many people this would serve. It’s also worth noting that the sauce is sweet and rich, so a small serve would suit most anyway.  As advertised on the packaging this pudding is ‘sweet’ but not sickly. The ‘salted’ aspect of the caramel sauce was very mild and not over powering. The sponge was moist and light.  Everyone who tried the pudding absolutely loved it, some topped with custard and cream, others just cream. All ate it with a combination of other desserts, not on its own. The consensus amongst my family was that they liked it and would buy it again. I’m not entirely sure I would choose a non fruit pudding if I had a choice but it was a winner with our crew. 
the 12th of 2021
The following review was submitted by: queenmarypoppin who gave this product 3 out of 5 stars.
Fabulous Pudding Alternative. Not everyone is into Christmas Plum Puddings and this was chosen as an alternative hot pudding for those not into dried fruit. The biggest decisions were whether to microwave it or steam it and what to serve it with.  Taking the quick and easy way, microwaving it was chosen and could be paired nicely with icecream, custard and cream.   The smell was divine and on cutting it to serve 8, the plates vanished rapidly ... Making the traditional Plum Pudding look a little discarded this year! For the Salted Caramel lovers it appealed greatly, for others it was way too sweet. For me, the small serving was quite sufficient.  Having it following a meal and the intense sweetness, it was a pleasant change but I couldn't eat any more.  The amount of sauce was spot on, however my main gripe is that the stickyness from it was left on plates for some time.  This lingered around the kitchen, with things needing to be rewashed as everything seemed to be sticky! I thought this may have appealed to children, but it wasn't such a hit.  I'm wondering if the hit of salt flavour is not to their liking. A definite reduction in sweetness would improve this sponge pudding, which is an interesting description to what was almost a cake texture, abit heavier than a fluffy sponge.  I'd love to have tried steaming it to compare the results, but then again this certainly was a pudding of convenience! The long list of ingredients are abit daunting, but on the other hand I love the elegant festive packaging and ease of opening it, particularly with the bowl seal totally removed, it'll get further use for kids crafts before being discarded.
the 12th of 2021
The following review was submitted by: dolce14 who gave this product 2 out of 5 stars.
Intensely Sweet Caramel. When I saw pudding show up in my bunch box you should’ve seen how happy I was. And then I read the words salted caramel and my face dropped a little however I was excited to try something new. What I thought was very interesting is how short the shelflife of this product is. I assumed it was like a normal fruit pudding and would last months but it was much like a bakery item. Surprising considering the ingredients list. Removing the foil was very easy and it revealed a sponge looking cake which I admit didn’t look too flattering. I followed the microwave heating instructions and added another 10 seconds after reading other people‘s reviews that it wasn’t quite hot enough. As I tipped it out onto the plate it was perfect and the caramel flowed down the sides as I’m sure it was supposed to. It’s certainly looked good at this point. I decided to serve this with some vanilla ice cream to cut through the sweetness that I was sure I was about to encounter. Tasting this pudding there was a variety of textures within the one piece. It was quite moist around the edges where the caramel was and towards the middle it was quite stodgy and globular in texture. I’ll be honest I wasn’t really a fan of the sponge part of this. The caramel was incredibly sweet and I didn’t sense any salt taste at all. It was more like a toffee caramel. Given the intense sweetness of this pudding I think it’s well suited to be shared among a lot of people. It was just my son and I trialling this pudding  before the use by date was well and truly past. Whilst this was a very sweet dessert and perfect for a sweet tooth it really wasn’t something I would rave about and I think it needs a little bit more work to develop the salted caramel flavour and the dense texture of the pudding itself. I won’t be rushing out to buy it again in its current form. Especially at the advertised price. Thank you for the opportunity to try this festive treat but unfortunately it didn’t score highly with my son or I. 
the 12th of 2021
The following review was submitted by: baudin who gave this product 2 out of 5 stars.
Back to the Drawing Board. It has been great to see a few ‘alternative’ puddings out there lately with different flavours to the usual.   With all the Christmas fair at hand we held on to this sample for the Epiphany just to spread treats out across time. Sadly, it left a bit of a bad taste in the mouth (literally). Initially the pudding looks good in its recyclable pot. Easy to heat in the microwave. The sauce flows temptingly well all over the pudding so the serving process was a breeze... but did someone once say that “the proof of the pudding is in the eating”... We found the texture varied at different layers of the pudding, some nibbles were too rubbery, some nibbles were too soggy and some were, well, juuust right .  The flavour was just pure sweet. So much so that it got bland real quick and it was a struggle to eat more than a few nibbles. The sauce was expected to be sweet. Delivered!   The “salted” element seemed to be the addition of salt throughout the sauce so it seemed more “salty caramel” than “salted” bursts to add variety to the experience. The ingredients list looks long and complex with many sugar derivatives and palm oils, so not thrilled to have this very often.  The origin is New Zealand, and I would not mind buying a great pudding from NZ at all - this one just needs lots more work. 
the 11th of 2021
The following review was submitted by: nom_nom who gave this product 3 out of 5 stars.
Super Sweet and Stodgy. I was so excited to receive this sample as I love dessert and caramel is one of my favourite things �Y~<. The pudding was easy to find in the bakery section with all the other Christmas treats and the packaging was suitably festive and enticing. I opted to heat my pudding in the microwave and the instructions provided for this option were spot on �Y'O. Once the pudding had been turned out onto the plate, the gooey caramel sauce flowed down the side and I had high hopes for this delicious looking treat. Sadly, that’s where the excitement ended. We found the caramel sponge to be really heavy and dense and super sweet. The sauce was missing the salty component and was more like butterscotch to me than salted caramel. The sweetness meant this pudding could only be consumed in a very small serve, so we popped the leftovers in the fridge and I’m pleased to say the pudding was reheated with no difference from the first serving. The long list of ingredients and overwhelming sweetness make this a pudding I wouldn’t repurchase, but I thank Bunch for the opportunity to try something new �Y~�
the 11th of 2021
The following review was submitted by: snowy who gave this product 3 out of 5 stars.
A Very Sweet Pudding. It does say that it is sweet and it sure is  This is the "before" heating it up photo.... This pudding can be heated up 2 ways....one way is steaming it on the stove top in a saucepan, but I chose the  other way in the microwave and followed it to the letter.  In my opinion it could have been in for a bit longer.  Although when inverting the pudding onto the serving plate the pudding came out easily and the caramel was the right consistency and dripping down the sides as it should, but I would of liked my pudding to be a bit warmer. The salted caramel sauce tasted like caramel and was nice, sticky and very sweet  although I didn't think the salted part came through.  The caramel sponge was a lovely golden colour and was a lot denser than what I thought it would be considering it was called a "sponge" although I realise that puddings usually are a denser type of cake.  I wonder why it is called a "sponge" or is that just a fancy way of saying "cake" ?  I am so glad that I served it up with ice cream as I would not be able to eat it by itself, I feel it needs to be served with a dollop of cream or ice cream. Without the extras I found it very rich and a bit too sweet, but with the ice cream it made it an enjoyable dessertbut I did need a cup of tea to go with it  to help with the sweetness. This product is part of the Woolies Christmas range but I think it could easily be used throughout the year for any occasion and not just for Christmas No surprises that it only has a 2 health star rating  and there are no artificial colours or flavours.  Also suitable for vegetarians and made in New Zealand, it doesn't say where the ingredients come from. This is a 500g pudding and costs $7 For me it was too sweet and I would most likely not purchase this again.....but if you have a very sweet tooth you must give this one a go 
the 11th of 2021