“ Brand: Asda / Type: Other Desserts „
One of my all time favourite desserts/puds is the mighty apple strudel. Brought up on it, it made a regular appearance in my house on a Sunday in my youth so when I spotted it in Asda costing £1.52 I couldn't resist taking a trip down memory lane as it ain't half been a while since I last had one lol! The Packaging: Black and green oblong box and on the front of it there is a photograph of an apple strudel on there and I'm told that it is Asda Apple Strudel 'Juicy apple and sultana filling wrapped in light puff pastry' and that it serves 6 people and that it contains no artificial colours, flavours or hydrogenated fat and that it is suitable for Vegetarians and the best before date is stated as is the weight which in this case is 600g. Other information on the box includes ingredients and allergy advice being listed, cooking instructions and a full nutritional chart being shown, storage advice is given (this is freezable by the way!) and contact details for Asda are clearly given. Nice enough and informative box this is! The Apple Strudel Itself: Well this comes frozen and is a light sort of light creamy colour and is oblong in shape and rather smooth apart from a few slashes to the top of it. It also has a line indentation to the middle of it and on noticing that I thought that maybe that is so you can cut it and use half and freeze half if you wanted to as that line makes it far easier to cut through, even when it's frozen! This cooks in the oven in 35-40 minutes. It gives off a nice fruity aroma when it's cooking and then when you reach it out of the oven along with being piping hot the whole thing goes a fabulous golden colour and appears very flaky to the top of it. Taste wise well the pastry on this is fine. It appears very flaky but the filling gives it a soggy and slightly soggy bottom. The pastry though has a slight buttery taste to it but really isn't what you could describe as too greasy. The filling, not only is there a lot of that but it also seeps out the slashes to the top of it giving it a really sort of home made appearance. That filling is light green in colour and has soft and well cooked cubes of apples and a handful of sultanas within it The most of the flavouring though comes from the sauce. Sure it has a sweetness to it but overall me and my friend felt that this was a little too sour and tangy for us and made us both very thirsty indeed! Verdict: Easy to cook and it looks nice. We were impressed with the size of this for the money and overall it tasted ok to be totally fair to it. The pastry was nice enough and the filling was plentiful however for us just a tad to sour and it could've done with being slightly sweeter and with a few more sultanas in it but after saying all that it really isn't vile and if you like tart tasting apples you may fall in love with this! Nutritional Information Per 100g (Oven-baked): Energy: 2411 Kcal Protein: 2.7g Carbohydrate: 29.1g Fat: 12.7g Only available in Asda stores as it's an Asda own brand!