“ Brand: Asda / Type: Pineapple „
** Asda Smartprice Pineapple Pieces **
I lie quite a lot of the products in the Smart Price range. We usually alternate between supermarkets as we have a lot on our doorstep but since the last shopping trip was to Asda we picked up a range of items among which was a can of Asda Smartprice Pineapple Pieces in syrup.
My GF and I are very big on after dinner treats like fruit and ice cream. We already had some ice cream but we'd run out of canned fruit so a 100 gram tin of fruit for just 34 pence had to be right.
Opening up the tin revealed a nice stingingly sharp sweet aroma of pineapple. The pineapple pieces themselves had a very healthy hue to them and looked very juicy. We split the can's contents in half into 2 dishes and added a healthy dollop of ice cream too.
Biting into a syrup soaked pineapple chunk produced a slightly sour like taste that was a tiny bit overpowering and made it hard for me to appreciate the ice cream flavour as well. Once I got used to the sharpness of the pineapple taste I began to pick up on the sweetness of the syrup and the whole effect became quite enjoyable.
I realised than vanilla probably wasn't the best ice cream to twin with Asda Smartprice Pineapple Pieces it needs something a bit more distinct to hold its own against the overpowering flavour of the pineapple but it was the only ice cream I had in the freezer.
I enjoyed the Asda Smartprice Pineapple Pieces in syrup very much though. I just didn't realise the taste was going to be that sharp. It reminded me of when you go to the swimming baths jump in not realising the waters a bit cold. For a second it tales your breath away in shock but then you can enjoy swimming.
I think Asda Smartprice Pineapple Pieces are like that. The first mouthful blinds your taste buds to everything but the intense sharp taste but soon afterwards you can enjoy all the specrum of flavours that the syrup and pineapple pieces produce.
I think if I had added a more distinct stronger flavoured ice cream this would have been an even better after dinner treat.
** My conclusion **
I think I still prefer peaches to pineapple but this can of Asda Smartprice Pineapple Pieces was very enjoyable and great value for money I think.
Thanks for reading my review.
Asda Smartprice Pineapple Pieces In Syrup
Description: Manufacturer: Asda / Type: Fruit
Anyone who has read some of my earlier reviews (thanks so much, I really appreciate all the reads, rates and comments!) will know by now that I am a big fan of the supermarket ranges which save me money by spending less on posh packaging.
There was a time when I would walk past the "cheap looking" brands, assuming that the ones with fancy packaging would be better. Since then, I have been pleasantly surprised by how good some of the items in these ranges actually are. The packaging only gets thrown in the bin, so does it really make sense to spend extra money on it?
Of course, there have been things that I have tried which have been disappointing, but there have also been some really great buys, and in my opinion, these pineapple pieces are on that list.
A 100g tin of this pineapple will cost you £0.34 and like all items in the range, comes with the plain white label with green writing. You will need a tin opener for this tin as it doesn't come with a pull off lid.
The tin contains quite a lot of pineapple, which smells deliciously fruity and sweet. The pineapple is a delicious looking yellow colour and in cut into decent sized pieces.
The texture of this pineapple is really good, it is firm and just right to bite into. I have found tinned pineapple can sometimes be a little soft and this one was just right. The syrup is light and refreshing, and not too sweet or overpowering.
Compared to any other tinned pineapple in syrup, this is a tasty and cheap option which has proven time and again to be just as good as its competitors. It is delicious with yogurt or ice cream and great for desserts. If you fancy a treat then this product is well worth trying.