“ Brand: Tesco / Type: Dairy „
I love fresh cream and double cream is the best which I think is really just a whipped up single cream although I am happy to be corrected if that is wrong. I sometimes buy single cream and pour it on strawberries or in cooking for cakes etc but I much prefer double cream, and it never gets anywhere close to the sell by or use by date !
I have bought Tesco's double cream as that is where I normally shop, and their version is slightly cheaper than the brand version but to me it tastes exactly the same.
Cost is 150 ml for 60 p or 300 ml for £1.10
You can freeze it and use it within one month. I do not tend to freeze milk or cream as I tried once and the milk had all these flakes in it and I still drank it, and it put me off milk for ages.
I mostly use this Tesco fresh cream for tea and coffee, every few cups of coffee I put fresh cream in when I have it ) and some cinnamon. I also put it on home made afters and puddings, which I have a limited range of, including apple pie.
It does not last long, as I use the double cream on snacks like digestive biscuits, fresh double cream and jam, with coffee and cream.
I also like to have scones ( home made myself ) with jam and double cream, I eat a lot of these then feel sick and don't have them again for months.
I keep this in the fridge and it is still easy to use , but thick and smooth.
Most people have at some point in their life tasted and used cream, and have their own uses and preferences, however I find this cream rather pleasant and have always found it of high quality. This cream comes in a thin plastic cup sealed with a foil lid and also a clear plastic lid, the plastic lid is ideal for resealing if you don't use all of the cream immediately, although it should be used within three days of opening. The packaging is white with royal blue writing and foil lid. It needs to be kept refrigerated to ensure the quality. This cream is ideal for making sauces but is just as good simply poured over your dessert. As long as you don't mind the calories...lol!
The nutritional values per 100g are approximately:
Energy 1921kJ 467kcal
Of which sugars 1.6g
Of which saturates 31.4g
Fibre Nil Nil
Sodium Trace Trace
Equivalent as salt Trace
It only contains cream; it has no additional additives or preservatives.
It is suitable for home freezing but I have not tried this so cannot vouch for how this would work out.
Well I am something of a purist when it comes to food; I enjoy making meals and food goods from scratch. During one of my son's science lessons we learned the principles behind butter and cheese making. So we decided an experiment was in order. We bought Tesco fresh double cream 600ml for £1.65 there is a 300ml option for £1.00 but we opted for the larger size. The cream is fresh and British sourced and is ideal for whipping and pouring. I have bought this in the past for making curries and for dessert toppings, it does make apple pie a little extra special, but this time we used it to make butter. We placed the cream into a jar and shook it for around 15-20 minutes until it turned into butter, we tipped out the butter milk saving it to make scones and place an ice cube into the jar and shook again for a few minutes allowing the remainder of the buttermilk to be extracted from the butter. We poured this out leaving just the butter. We squeezed out as much liquid as possible from the butter and we were done. Then we added garlic to half and a sprinkling of salt to the other half. I was amazed how straight forward the process was although it did make our arms hurt quite a lot...loll!
This cream worked wonders for this purpose. But for anyone needing a good cream that is both versatile and tasty this is a great choice.
I use a fair bit of double cream, I use it to pour over chocolate muffins, apple pie and other various sweet treats as well as using it in various recipes.
I never really stick to one make of double cream and believe there is little to choose between them all other than perhaps in price.
Tesco do a this delicious fresh double cream which I have used many times now and always been impressed with, it is thick but not too thick and it has a very nice creamy taste, not too sweet like some can be.
The cream is not pure white but it is certainly not too yellowy in colour as other cheap double creams can be, this rarely affects their taste but can be a bit off putting looks wise.
A 600ml tub costs only £1.60 as opposed to the £1.89 that a 580ml tub of Elmlea costs, so slightly more cream for a fair bit less cost, makes perfect sense to me.
Remember this is double cream we are talking about so the nutritional info is not going to make pleasant reading for someone worried about their weight and eating too much fat or sugar.
100ml of this lovely cream contains 480 calories and just over 50g of fat, I would suggest that a typical serving would be about half that, so no good for weight watchers but very, very tasty.
I like double cream a lot. I would probably be able to eat 100 gramms of it raw, and then probably be sick or puke. Double cream is tasty, but surely not exactly what we would refer to as in "low calories"
Double cream in general is also not so cheap. However, Tesco sell a good double cream for 70 pennies for 150 gramms. I buy it from time to time, mainly when I know that I will need it in the next few days. It is not a product I buy "just to have it at home" if I need it, because it does not have a very long fridge life. Having said this, one of the things I really like about this product is that the lead is resealable, being of plastic. Although in most of the occasions I use all of the pot in one go, it is surely a great plus point.
In summer I also make sure that as soon as I come back home, it goes in the fridge.
When I opened the pot, I realized that the cream is thick to a good degree and when I pour it, I normally help myself with a spoon. Like other kind of double cream, it gives away a light whiff of milk, but surely it does not have a very strong aroma at all. After finishing pouring the content, I normally pass my finger inside the pot and make sure than nothing is wasted!
The cream is sweet, but not too much in taste and goes very well on cakes and doughnuts.
It is a good product from Tesco and the packaging, although basic in its layout, is clever, due to that plastic lid.
4/5 is my final verdict
I don't buy Double Cream very often. In fact I only buy it once a year to have with my Christmas Pudding. Even then I tend to go for a really thick cream which is more solid than runny.
This Christmas I was looking for my cream & couldn't find any of the really thick stuff with a date that lasted past boxing day. I've had the Tesco branded Extra Thick before & liked it so I went for the Tesco branded Double Cream. It's avaialble in 150ml tubs for 50p or 300ml tubs 88p. With it being Christmas & the season of eating liking a horse I decided to go for the large one.
First the packaging. Plastic tub with plastic resealable lid. Under the resealable lid is the foil lid which you tear away. Because of the resealable lid it does stay pretty fresh whilever it's in date.
The cream inside is actually pretty thick. Maybe even a little thicker than I expected. It is pourable although it is far from runny. It does taste thick & creamy with a good texture. It's probably just right for desserts like pie or harder puddings. It is sweet although this is very subtle & I didn't find it even slightly too sweet.
I was actually very happy with it. I'm glad that I got it over the extra thick stuff & will probably stick with this one in the future. I also doubt that in a blind taste test that anyone would be able to tell the difference between this & a named brand. I recommend it.
Tesco double cream is a flexible accessory for any cook to have in their fridge. Available in store in the chilled section, generally close to milk and yoghurts, it is a really adaptable ingredient for a lot of meals. At 50p for 150ml this double cream is a great buy, you can also buy the 300ml for 88p.
We used to buy Elmlea but have cut our budget during the recession and now use this, generally the shelf life is around a week from the date your purchased it so you do need to ensure you use it fairly quickly after buying it. The packaging is a blue tub with a plastic lid, it looks fine but nothing special.
The cream is lovely and rich, it is white and thickly textured, it can be used cold to be poured over a dessert, I often add caster sugar and give it a heck of a stir to create a gorgeous rich whipped cream for desserts or pavlovas, I also use it to thicken soups and sauces when I'm being a bit creative in the kitchen, it is an essential in the kitchen for me and I really do think the Tesco brand is just as good as the Elmlea version.
The taste without any addition is thick and yet not very sweet which is why I often add sugar, but it doesn't need sugar when being added to sweet strawberries or other sweet desserts.
Obviously you should use this sparingly as it is rich in calories and not good for you in excess but what the hell when it tastes this good and costs this little, enjoy!!
Tesco Fresh Double Cream is a product that I don't think you can go far wrong with. Dairy products are generally quite expensive these days, but the price of this products remains quite competitive. There are a range of pack sizes to choose from, and the prices don't jump around too much between pack sizes either. You can get 150ml for 56p, 300ml for 84p or 600ml for £1.68. So you can afford to buy whichever pack size suits your needs without worrying that you're paying twice the price per ml just to buy a smaller pot.
In the 300ml and 600ml sizes, the cream comes in a thin plastic pot with a blue plastic lid on it. Once you've removed the seal off the pot, you can just the lid to keep this fresh in the fridge in between uses. I think that's handy because when you try and put clingfilm on something like this, it invariably ends up getting messy and tricky.
The cream has a lovely thick texture to it, that's noticeably thicker than Tesco Single Cream is. It drips and runs nicely over desserts, and is much nicer for presentation purposes when you're entertaining I think. No-one wants their fudge cake to look like it's sitting in cheap milk after all!
The taste is rich and very creamy, with a hint of sweetness to it as well. I think there are nicer cream products out there, especially the kind you purchase direct from a farm shop. But I don't feel like I'm missing out particularly when I eat this. I don't feel like I've gone for the cheaper option, just the every day one.
This is a first class choice for use on all kinds of desserts, and for any cooking purposes too. It's affordable, convenient to store and best of all it tastes and looks great.