Product Type: Asda Dessert / Yoghurts
Newest Review: ... way I see it I'm due an éclair....................lol. On this occasion however on our way to the bakery department we spotted what we th... more
Asda Mini Eclairs
Member Name: Donf18
Asda Mini Eclairs
Advantages: small and nice
ASDA is where we do our main shop and this usually consists of a visit on Saturday morning. In general the store is pretty well laid out and shopping isn't quite the hassle it might have been.
At the far end of the store is the bakery, where all the freshly made bread and cakes can be found, and this section is the one we head for last to get our little treat for that lovely cuppa when we get home.
I usually plump for Vanilla slices and Anne usually goes for either the éclair or the choux bun. The vanilla slices come in packs of two, as do the choux buns but the éclairs come in a pack of 4, so the way I see it I'm due an éclair....................lol. On this occasion however on our way to the bakery department we spotted what we thought was a far better buy. In one of the freezers, which display special offers, there was a box of 16 mini éclairs so we decided to try these instead.
The ASDA pack of éclairs is packaged in a red box with a lavish display of 16 mini éclairs. The picture on the front certainly entices one to purchase the pack they do look delicious. They are currently priced at £1.00 for the pack of sixteen and I think that represents excellent value.
Each éclair is about 3 inches long and of a rough tubular shape of approx three quarters of an inch in diameter. This makes them a good size for a cuppa and easy to hold. They are stored in store in a freezer so they are quite cold when bought, and require an hour or so to defrost, but being we have to travel albeit a short distance and that we may have other shopping to do, they have warmed up a bit by home time, and usually half an hour is suffice.
This isn't really a problem since I think for some reason they taste best not quite cold. The choux pastry is crisp in places and a little chewy in others, whether this is intentional or not I don't know but it is a feature I enjoy.
Since the length of the éclair is split so as to ensure they call be filled with fresh cream taking a bite can be a bit messy but well worth it. There is quite a lavish amount of cream in each éclair, which mixes well with the choux pastry.
The topping is claimed to be Belgian chocolate but it taste more like a chocolate flavoured icing to me. It is quite sweet and does add a bit of sweetness to the whole experience.
All in all a £1.00 well spent a really nice éclair with ample cream and a chocolate topping. I think value wise they are really good value and that is probably the reason they have become a must buy on a Saturday. They're very nice indeed and I look forward not particularly to the shopping, but certainly to some of the purchases.
Summary: A very nice little treat
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