“ Brand: Asda / Type: Puddings „
Me and my mate who I am staying with at the moment love nothing more than a wonderful hot pudding on these cold winter(ish) evenings we're having. Both of us are fans of what I think of as old fashioned puddings and so when we saw this bread and butter pudding in Asda at a mere pound a go we were unable to resist and bought some custard to go with too!
Oblong box with a photograph of the pudding on the front of it and I am told that it is Asda Bread & Butter Pudding 'Layers of bread baked in a creamy egg custard with sultanas, sprinkled with sugar and nutmeg' and that it serves 4 people and contain no artificial colours, flavours or hydrogented fat, that it is suitable for Vegetarians, that it is 390g in weight and the price is boldy listed on there too (all over it actually lol)! Other information listed on the box includes ingredients and allergy advice being given, a full nutritional rundown chart is shown as well as storage advice being given (this is suitable for freezing by the way), heating instructions are given and contact details for Asda are listed too. Nice enough informative box this is and inside the box the pudding comes in a silver oblong tray with a white cardboard covering it it.
All you do with this is take it out of the carton completely of it and place it on a baking tray and cover it with foil and then bake it in a pre-heated oven for about 30 minutes. Easy to cook and when you get it out you can see triangles of bread unevenly over the top of it and some sultanas scattered, it looks firm and goes golden coloured. It looks rather nice actually and you can see what it is meant to be and it really is a decent size for the money too.
However just cos something looks nice doesn't always mean it is of course and this is no exception to that rule lol.
As I say it looked nice, we got the custard out and away we went! So what was wrong with it? Well everything but the appearance to be honest with you! The outer edges were hard and the centre like a sloppy goo! It simply went to mush as soon as we dug our spoons in! It wasn't sweet enough, not bread tasting enough and it was incredibly slimy due to the eggy custard it had in it! There wasn't enough fruit in there, I couldn't taste or smell the nutmeg and really.... this was an incredibly boring and bland mushy pudding that both of us gave up eating halfway through deciding it wasn't worth getting fat for...and believe me we're not fussy eaters so that was amazing in itself!
Terribly dull, unsweet and boring avoid this as it costs a quid for a reason so it does!
Nutritional Information Per 1/4 Baked Pudding:
Energy: 194 Kcal
of which sugars: 17.1g
of which saturates: 4.5g
equivalent as salt: 0.3g
Only available in Asda stores priced at a pound a pud!