Product Type: Asda Dessert / Yoghurts
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Asda Mini Eclairs
Member Name: Lools_24
Asda Mini Eclairs
Date: 20/11/09, updated on 15/11/11 (130 review reads)
Advantages: Tasty chocolate and cream combination, nice pastry
Disadvantages: High fat content
Most of you that have read my reviews will know Mr Lools and I have sampled rather a lot of party food recently ... not just on party buffets either. However last weekend whilst we had friends staying we decided to cook some party food. To add some variation to the selection we decided to give Asda Mini Eclairs a try......
Asda Mini Exclairs are part of the party food range. The packaging of the éclairs is branded consistently with the Asda party food range; a deep red cardboard box with a very festive look to it. There are 16 mini éclairs per pack. 16 Mini Eclairsis written in white font and there is an image of the product on the packaging looking delicious.
The cooking instructions are on the packaging. The mini éclairs should be left to thaw from frozen and should be refrigerated for no longer than 24 hours.
A pack of 16 mini éclairs costs £1 from Asda the same price as the other party food in the range. This is also a similar price to what Tesco charges for similar items in their party food range. I personally feel that the mini éclairs are a very good value item from the Asda Party food range as you seem to get quite a lot of food for your money once you take the éclairs out of the packaging.
Once fully defrosted the éclairs have a wonderfully sweet scent. This is a rich chocolate scent with a hint of cream.
The éclairs also look very appealing. The oblong shaped, cream filled choux pastry is about 2cm wide by 4cm long. There is also a thick covering of milk chocolate on the top of the pastry. This is a generous covering of chocolate in my opinion but not too much.
As soon as you bite into the éclair the rich chocolate taste hits you. This is a very sweet creamy milk chocolate which is very soft but still retains firmness. The taste of the choux pastry then hits you, this is a very light sweet pastry taste. The pastry is moist yet not too soggy and not too thick. Texture wise Asda have got the pastry just right. Inside the pastry the taste of the cream then hits you. This is very soft and fluffy and has a wonderful light creamy taste which I feel brings out the creaminess of the milk chocolate, leaving a light creamy taste in you mouth.
Although the mini éclairs are quite sweet and creamy I do not find them too sickly and are not just for those with a very sweet tooth.
The éclairs are suitable for vegetarians.
Contains Gluten. Contains Wheat. Contains Eggs. Contains Milk. May Contain Nuts. Contains Soya\Soybeans.
May contain nuts and/or seeds.
I was pretty surprised by the fat content. I knew that these would not be good for you nutritionally but these are very small so I expected a slightly lower fat content. Especially as I have quite a small appetite and could eat at least 4 of these mini éclairs easily.
The mini éclairs are another item I was impressed with from the Asda Party food range and make a great sweet addition to Christmas buffets. The products are good value for money and taste fantastic. Sweet pastry with cream and rich milk chocolate is always a winner in my book. But we warned eat too many and you may have to invest in larger clothes in the new year as the fat content per mini éclair is high.
Summary: Mini éclairs great for parties
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