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Angel Delight, also known as Angel's Delight, is a powdered dessert product produced in the United Kingdom. It is designed to be mixed and whisked with milk to create a mousse-like sweet dessert.[1]

Angel's Delight
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Butterscotch Angel's Delight
Place of originUnited Kingdom
Created byBird's Custard
Main ingredientsSugar, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Modified Starch, Emulsifiers, (Propane-1, 2-dial esters of fatty acids, Soya Lecithin), Gelling Agents (Disodium Phosphate, Diphosphates), Milk Protein, Lactose, Flavourings, Colours (Betamin, Annatto, Beta-Carotene), Whey Powder.
VariationsStrawberry, Butterscotch, Chocolate, Banana and more.
Other informationProduced by Premier Foods

Angel Delight was released in 1967 by the Bird's company,[2] in a strawberries-and-cream flavour.[1] By the 1970s, Bird's had doubled the market for instant desserts.[1] After a lull in popularity during the 1980s, a revival campaign, featuring Wallace & Gromit, was run in 1999.[1] In 2006 the brand was the best-selling line in the UK instant cold desserts sector.[3]

Angel Delight contains no gelatin and is thus suitable for vegetarians. However, the product does contain milk products and is therefore not suitable for vegans.



Angel Delight is currently sold in six flavours:[4] strawberry,[5] butterscotch,[5] chocolate,[5] white chocolate and banana.[5][4] No-added-sugar variants[2] of the butterscotch and strawberry flavours are also sold.[4] It is available in three quantity variants: four-serving packets, twelve-serving tubs, and single-serving ready-to-eat cups.[4]

Discontinued flavours include coffee, coffee walnut, black cherry, blueberry, peach, lime, lemon, blackcurrant, bubblegum, tangerine, vanilla ice cream, forest fruits, popcorn, cotton candy, butter mint, and raspberry.[4]


To prepare an Angel Delight dessert, a single 59g packet of dessert powder is added to a bowl containing 300 ml of milk. This is then whisked, either by hand, or with an electric mixer, until the dessert is smooth and creamy, and left for approximately five to eleven minutes to set.


  1. ^ a b c d Fletcher, Ian (13 March 2017). "Now you don't even need to mix Angel Delight as product gets ready-to-eat makeover". Retrieved 27 June 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Angel Delight". Retrieved 27 June 2017.
  3. ^ Barkham, Patrick (12 July 2006). "The power behind Angel Delight". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 25 March 2015.
  4. ^ a b c d e Rodger, James (13 March 2017). "Angel Delight is changing MASSIVELY - and this is why". Retrieved 27 June 2017.
  5. ^ a b c d Alexander, Saffron (16 March 2017). "Angel Delight and 10 other forgotten foods you can still buy". Retrieved 27 June 2017.

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