“ Brand: Asda / Type: Custard „
This is lovely, thick, sweet yellow custard. Delicious on your suet pud!
All that needs to be done to prepare it is add boiling water, you can as much or as little as you like depending on the consistancy you prefer but the instructions recommend 425 ml which to me seems to make it a wee bit runny.Then stir it untill all the powder has been mixed in. The packet states that it serves 3, but i would say it is more likely to serve two. The packets design is simple which is to be expected as it is a no frill item. Its an amazing price of 13p was 6p though, which is amazing value and has a great shelf life of approx 2 years from purchase so if you do a food storage this is an ideal item. You get 70g in a packet and even though it is a smart price product still comes with the asda promise try me, love me. If you are not happy return for a full refund. Do be aware this is a milk based product so any lactose allergies and you should double check before trying. The calerie content is 68 cal per 100g and fat is 1.8g per 100g.
Me and my mate who I am staying with love to eat an awful lot of desserts! Till the point I decided to stay with her and keep her company for a bit I could live without sweet stuff but now with the weather being not very pleasant at all we feel very sorry for ourselves and love nothing more than a stodgy dessert covered in calorie laden clotted cream or rich home made custard sadly for our hips!
However sometimes you simply don't have the time and patience to make everything up from scratch and so we do get usually some cans of custard that we simply have to heat through but the other day we saw these at 7p a packet and after arguing the pros and cons of getting such a cheap product we decided to buy a couple of them and see for ourselves what they are like!
White and green squarish packet with a pot of custard shown on the front of it and I am told that it is Asda 'Smart Price' Instant Custard Mix 'Just add water' and that it contains no artificial colours, flavours or hydrogenated fat, that it is suitable for Vegetarians and the best before date is clearly displayed on there too. On the back of the packet other information listed includes ingredients, allergy advice, storage details, I'm told how to prepare the custard, a full nutritional rundown chart is displayed and contact details for Asda are given. It's a cheap looking packet but informative enough and of course simple enough to open (it simply tears lol). I appreciate the way that the inside of the packet is made from foil to make sure sure this product stays fresh too.
All you do with this is blend this fine light yellow powder with 425ml of boiling water (3/4 of a pint). It 's so simple this to mix I simply couldn't believe my peepers! Usually with this type of powder I end up with lumpy custard but all I did is give it a good beating with a fork and in about a minute I had highly sweet smelling, glossy and thick yellow custard and not a lump in sight! I was so impressed with the way this looked and hoped it would taste as good....
and to be fair to it, it really did! Smooth, creamy and very sweet (but naturally so) this really did taste milky even though I'd added none! Sure for some people this may be a little on the sweet side but me and my mate loved everything about this offering!
This has to be a store cupboard staple! At 7p for almost a pint of custard that only takes some hot water and some wrist action to beat it up, it gets top marks from me! It make be economy in price but certainly not one bit in flavour and it's worth all of it's 7 1ps!
Nutritional Information Per 1/4 Pint Serving:
of which sugars: 13.0g
of which saturates: 0.9g
equivalent as salt: Trace
Only available in Asda stores.
I normally buy tins of custard to go with any desserts at home but occasionally, whenever I'm trying to save money, I do go for this Smart Price choice.
This is a pack of instant custard mix rather than a tin of already prepared custard. Although some people may just prefer to buy a tin as it saves the effort of actually making it, this is still so easy and quick to whip up. All you have to do is add boiling water to the powder and give it a quick stir. It really is that simple.
As soon as the water is added, the white powder turns that creamy yellow custard colour and it looks delicious and ready to eat straight away. A quick stir will just make sure that there are no lumps of powder left in it and that the custard is nice and smooth when you eat it.
This is a great custard for those people who don't like it too thick. Most custards, especially Ambrosia, are very thick and creamy. This one though is nowhere near as thick and creamy so for those who don't like thick custard, this is a better choice. The taste is very sweet and you can even smell that it's sweet before adding water to it. If you do like thick custard then I suppose all you'd have to do is add a bit less water and this should make it a bit thicker for you.
A packet of this only costs an amazing 7p which really is excellent value. When you compare it to the best brand of instant custard mix, which is from Birds, a packet the same size costs 57p which is quite a bit different for something like this.
A few packs of these are great to use if you ever have people over for dinner and are having a dessert that goes with custard, as you can buy loads of these packs to feed everyone and you'd still be spending well under a pound.