We should be able to have our dessert and eat it, too, right?! With Fair Cape Dairies‘ newly released range of layered dessert pots, you can do the right thing and indulge your sweet-tooth. Without the guilt!
These days, our virtual social spaces are filled with warnings, advice, and sometimes unrealistic expectations when it comes to what we consume, and how we consume it. We are told to cut out this, eat more of that, go easy on this and avoid that completely. And the more we are prescribed, the more we crave. The cycle is never-ending, and we often find ourselves feeling overwhelmed and lost when it comes to nutrition.
For me, it’s really quite simple. For me, it’s a lifestyle change; a mentality change, more than a diet change. It’s all about doing the right thing. And sometimes, “doing the right thing” goes back to the basics of what is essentially healthy, nutritious and balanced for your body.
At Fair Cape Dairies, they are all about doing the right thing.
A once small-scale dairy farming operation run by the Loubser family for more than 70 years, we have grown to become one of South Africa’s leading commercial dairy brands.
The growth of their farm and demand for their products has been unprecedented. With this responsibility, they have developed three pillars on which they position their business. These include Animal Welfare, Environmental Welfare and Social Welfare.
As their business grew, so did their commitment to build Fair Cape on moral and ethical principles. Their passion and drive compels them to take positive action to reduce our carbon footprint by conserving our natural resources in an environmentally friendly manner. It also means caring for the welfare of our animals and making a meaningful contribution to society through active engagement (http://www.faircape.com/about/).
Only the good stuff
So what makes Fair Cape Dairies’ new desserts so special, you might ask? First of all, let’s look at the milk. Fair Cape Dairies milk comes from super-chilled cows who live in a calm and peaceful environment, are constantly monitored according to a Cow Comfort Index and even have access to special massage machines to keep them stress-free! Add some real fruit chunks and preserves as well as top-quality ingredients into the mix, and you have perfect treats for little mouths. And for adult midnight indulgence, too!
On a wider social level, they put eco-friendly farming practices on the forefront of their agenda. These include recycling, minimising environmental pollution and reducing their carbon footprint.
Fair Cape Dairies’ layered dessert pots
I received a whole bag of love from Fair Cape Dairies on Valentine’s Day this year. Not only is it the only milk I use in The Little House (because it makes the very best coffee froth!), I’m also besotted with their extensive range of luxurious yoghurts, easy desserts and flavoured milks.
In the new range there are three varieties: stewed fruit, mixed berries and guava, all layered with luscious helpings of custard and white chocolate mousse. In the perfect serving size tubs, these are the ideal treats for after-school, after dinner, in-between meals, for picnics or even for roadtrips!
Because of the summer sun, I decided to pop a few pots into my freezer. I fondly remember my mom putting our guava yoghurt pots into the deep-freeze for after-dinner treats as a child. I couldn’t help indulging in a bit of nostalgia with these. Reminiscent of Sunday lunch pudding, I couldn’t wait to tuck into the stewed fruit and custard pot, for all the right, happy reasons.
The great thing about these desserts (other than the great stuff inside!) is that you can dress them up or down, depending on the occasion. I tipped my frozen desserts upside down on pretty cake plates, and garnished with fruit, herbs and a naughty grating of chocolate. It took me all of five minutes to whip up tea-time pretty desserts, with fridge and store-cupboard basics.
The berry dessert tasted like a delectable sweet cheesecake, with sprigs of fresh mint, and syrupy strawberries. I also added some mint to the stewed fruit dessert, as well as a mint Wonderbar and a few dark chocolate sprinkles.
I adore these desserts frozen, but they are just as good to keep the cravings at bay straight from the fridge. Filled with good proteins, calcium and juicy fruit, it’s simply the right thing to do.
Thank you, Fair Cape Dairies, for giving us a range of wholesome, nutritious and delectable desserts in a world that is very often not so sweet. Not only are they good for us, they’re good for the environment, too!
Disclaimer: I was given this product(s) as part of a press drop in exchange for my honest and truthful opinion and review thereof. All thoughts and opinions expressed herein are solely those of The Little Hedonist, given in good faith and in no way influenced by the company or its affiliates. All images, unless otherwise stated / credited, are also my own.