“ Brand: Sainsbury's / Type: Custard „
As I had the family round for a meal on Sunday ( It being Easter Sunday) I thought we should have a decent meal and, of course, dessert. I don't usually make my own but prefer to buy something from the supermarket. Walking round Sainsburys, I saw, in the frozen desserts section, the strudel I am going to review. First of all I looked to see if it was big enough. I thought, as I would also serve as an alternative, some tinned fruit that this strudel would be adequate in size.
After deciding that it was indeed large enough I looked at the price and my mind was amde up! I considered £1.50 to be a very, fair price for this. (Since then, I believe it has been further reduced to £1.00! Trust me not to get the very best bargain!
This is a frozen strudel and it contains a layer of apple and blackberry, which is topped with custard. On top it has rather large grains (It says crystals) of sugar. I thought it was worth a try.
We had rather a large meal so I waited for a while before serving dessert. Some chose the fruit with custard and three of us chose to have the strudel. There was some left over. I notice that the carton claims it serves six but I would have thought more like five decent sized portions.
It comes in a 600 gram cardboard carton which should be widely recyclable but recycling policies do vary with different councils. It shows the strudel and, after being cooked from frozen for 45 minutes, in an hot oven it did look much as shown.
Now to the taste...well I would say it was nice but not as tasty as strudels made with fruit alone and no custard included. Perhaps it would have gone better with cream rather than the extra custard that I used to accompany it. Next time I think I would more likely choose an apple strudel or an apple and blackberry because I think there is more taste in having more fruit rather than the custard.
A sixth of this strudel will contain:
sat fat- 8.3g
total sugars- 9.9g
It is suitable for vegetarians
* ALLERGY ADVICE: Contains milk, egg and wheat gluten. ** It is not suitable for those suffering with nut or sesame allergy sufferers due to the methods used in the manufacture.