What is Mont Blanc?
Mont Blanc is a chestnut dessert with origin claims from Italy and France. The dessert is also wildly popular in Japan for some reason, so it’s fairly assessable. The dessert is called Mont Blanc because it’s meant to resemble a snowy mountain peak.
There are variations to this dessert. The original dessert is chestnut puree covered with whipped cream. However, the modern remake of the dessert by different people has more added ingredients. Some of the new variations have a base of cake (sponge cake), cookie or pie crust. Sometimes the chestnut puree is poured over merengue or whipped cream instead of the opposite. Other variations include powdered sugar or merengue on top of the puree to keep the original “snow covered mountain” look.
The cake is actually really light in both taste and texture. I actually loved this about this dessert. There are multiple layers to this cake: sponge cake, chestnut paste, whipped cream and chestnut puree in the form of vermicelli.
At first the cake tasted a lot like a very mild chestnut since the first few bites are mostly just whipped cream and sponge cake. The cream was smooth and buttery. The closer I got to the center, the tastier it got because of the chestnut paste in the center. The desert still tasted light, but the chestnut paste was thick with a stronger taste of chestnut that brought the rest of the ingredients together really well.
By the end, I felt pretty satisfied. The dessert doesn’t leave you feeling heavy.
Nutritional Facts & Ingredients
You can look at the photo for information about nutrition and the ingredients.
Serving Size: 1 Pack (68g) Calories: 200
- Total Fat: 11g (14%)
- Saturated Fat: 8g (39%)
- Trans Fat: 0g
- Cholesterol: 20mg (7%)
- Sodium: 35mg (1%)
- Total Carbohydrate: 23g (8%)
- Dietary Fiber: 1g (5%)
- Total Sugars: 14g
- Incl. 14g Added Sugars (27%)
- Protein: 2g
- Vit. D: (0%) Iron: (2%) Calcium: (2%)
- Potassium: (2%)
Potential Allergens: contains milk, tree nuts (coconut, chestnut), soybeans, egg, wheat.
Would I buy Mont Blanc Orange Chestnut Cake again? Yes.
I wouldn’t mind having this again. I thought it was tasty, but I’d rather have the cake from a bakery that makes it fresh. At $2.99USD it’s a little expensive for the size of the dessert.
Mont Blanc Orange Chestnut Cake