“ Type: Other Desserts „
Recently i've been doing the food shop later in the evening to gain maximum benefit in avoiding reckless trolley pushers and also because my local Asda often have some good deals on just before they close.
One such bargain which I purchase weekly are the Asda fresh doughnuts, generally 59p for 5, they retail for around 10p close to closing time. Obviously they will go stale reasonably quickly so need to be eaten within 1-2 days.
Coming in a brown paper bag, the packaging is irrelevant really, they look fine without being showy at all. The options i've seen are chocolate filled doughnuts, custard filled doughnuts, apple filled doughnuts or holed doughnuts.
So far i've tried the custard and chocolate doughnuts, I have to say, of the two the custard doughnuts were far superior, as the filling contrasted well with the sweet, reasonably well cooked cake, the chocolate ones were fairly awful, the flavour of the chocolate wasn't sweet or tasty, it was sufferable and that really isn't a description you want for your food (Even if it only costs 10p).
The doughnuts themselves are fine, coated lightly with sugar, they have a soft doughy centre and a filling whilst being reasonably hard to the bite.
Overall, I think for 10p these were good enough, I would have eaten the custard flavoured ones at a higher price, but won't go back for the chocolate option again. Whilst the price is enticing the flavour really isn't.
I'd recommend these as a product to late night shoppers, but would warn you, the packs of 5 have to be eaten reasonably quickly, so be warned you'll have to spend a fair bit of time, walking, cycling or exercising to work off the calories consumed in ensuring you finish the doughnuts before they go hard!!
A 3 out of 5 product despite the price
Asda Fresh Doughnuts
A packet of 5 of these doughnuts cost me £0.52 from my local Asda. They have their own in store bakery which I really like so I tend to go there to buy bread, and see what other treats are available too.
They come in a paper bag which has a little window made from see through clear plastic, allowing you to see what the doughnuts look like inside.
There are a few different varieties available, so you are able to choose your favourite. We went for the jam variety.
Upon opening the bag, you will immediately be hit by the sweet smell of the doughnuts, this is quite appetising and likely to get your mouth watering. These doughnuts look very sticky, and though they are coated with sugar, there seems less of it than some other brands.
When you bite into them, you encounter the sticky jam filling straight away. there is quite a lot of jam in them so you don't find that you eat half the doughnut without finding any, as can happen with some brands.
The jam is a great consistency, quite thick so it doesn't run down your fingers as soon as you bite into it. The doughnut itself is slightly disappointing, it is relatively bland and seems quite doughy . Because there is so much filling, the whole doughnut part seems a bit damp (which may be why there seems less sugar on the outside) and stodgy.
All in all, these were simply okay. They certainly weren't the best doughnuts that I have ever tasted, but for the price, they were alright. It seemed a bit more like a pastry than a doughnut, and the consistency wasn't as light or fluffy as I would have liked. The jam filling was excellent though, really fruity and tasty, which redeemed these a little.
The problem with doughnuts is that they are not very good for you, so if I am treating myself to one, I expect it to be just that - a treat. These didn't taste very treat like, just sweet and nondescript - for the calories, I would have liked it to assault my tastebuds and make it worth it.
I probably wouldn't bother to purchase these again, though if someone else did, I may eat one! They were just okay, nothing special and not as good as they could have been - must try harder Asda!
We bought these doughnuts from the bakery section of Asda on Satuday, they were the bargain price of 50p compared to Tescos and Somerfields costing 65p. There were 5 in the packet and we chose the Jam doughnuts although there were other varieties too.
The packet was made primarilly of paper (cream in colour) with a small plastic window to see the product through. There was a sticker which was red in colour making it easy to pick between the doughnuts and not to pick up the wrong variety.
On appearances I noticed that these were slightly different to those from Tescos because they looked far more sticky and had a lot less sugar on the surface, therefore likely to make less mess! They were a lovely golden brown colour and were a good size meaning we couldn't wait to tuck in!
The doughnuts tasted very good but I noticed they were much less fluffy than some of the competitors and were infact slightly more stodgy. The inside of the doughnut was a bleached white colour. They were very sweet and the jam was lovely. It was quite thick and not runny so was difficult to make too much of a mess with these-perfect for kids! They were easy to eat and swallow and did not leave a lump in your throat.
I will certainly be buying these again to the good, fresh taste and the fantastic value for money (it works out at 10p per doughnut). Everyone enjoyed these and they were gone in no time. They are also available in apple and custard variety for the same price.
Despite a belief that the ASDA Bakery would be an oxymoron I have be regularly surprised by the amount of truely fresh and tasty food they have on offer here. The bagels were a big disappointment, but the warm sausage rolls were delicious.
Each of the major supermarkets offer a pack of five fresh doughnut; all usually around the 65p range, but there are varying standards in quality, taste and overall attitude towards the foods.
Asda's doughnut have proven to be the most authentic and "home-made", as Tesco's are usually hardened and sticky, and Sainsbury's a bit too suggary and slightly tougher.
There is often a generous amount of filling inside, the jam being not too sticky or artifiscial and the custard being sweet, creamy and reassuringly runny. They have always seemed to be generously filling after two, and don't leave too much of a heavy, sickly or sacharinne taste in your mouth.
They also keep well, for at least a few days, unlike the competitors' that might not even be fresh by the short trip home.
Overall they are great; tasty, filling, satifying and well priced, and will last in the cupboard for a few days if you can resist them!
On visiting my local Asda store to do my weekly shop. I do like to go round the bakery dept and spotting in a bright cherry red bag. Something saying buy me and eat me on them. Fresh baked donuts.
Bright cherry red, the top has a flap on it so you can seal them when you have eaten one and save the rest for later. The bags have on them how many donuts are in the bag ie 2 or 10 freshly baked donuts. Also on the top of the bag is the flavour. The bag really does stand out it must be the colour. It also has the asda logo on it.
On opening of the bag you can a lovely smell of fresh doughnuts, sweet and depending on which flavour you have purchased that smell also comes though as you endeavour to eat one.
They come in all different flavours Toffee, Chocolate, Apple, Custard, Raspberry. I think I have tried them all. They are around 3" in size average size for a doughnut I suppose. But never mind they look so scrumpy. Taking one out of the bag while Im still shopping the sugar on the outside is so scrumpy there is not too much on so you dont get in too much of a sticky mess. The filling just the right consistence as not to run down your chin when you eat it. The doughnut is very light and springy in consistency. They are quite filling.
THE EXTRA BITS
Ideal for childrens lunch boxes as they are not big. They come in 2s for 26p or 10s for 99p so I think 10 is a better deal. The only problem is they are all the same flavour in larger amounts, but you have more of them to eat. YEAH. They only have a one day shelf life so they are better eaten the day of purchase.
There is warning on the bag as well This product may contain traces of nuts or seeds for those who may be allergy to them.
Asda prices of usually good prices.
They are on the fattening side so if your on diet just be aware of fat content.
Hope you find this of some use
As I sit and eat the rest of my doughnut now I have finished writing this opinion.
Do enjoy as I am..