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Asda Bacon & Leek Quiche

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Manufacturer: Asda / Type: Pie

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      08.04.2010 08:03
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      Bacon And Leak Quiche

      I'm the first to admit that baking isn't one of my strong points but, if I say so myself I do make a rather mean quiche. However they do take quite a while to do so when Boyfriend suggested trying some from Asda instead I thought "why not"? Packaging: This quiche comes in the usual sort of square carton that supermarkets nowadays use to pack their quiches. A small panel on one of the sides states that the carton is "widely recycled" and that you should check your local recycling rules to find out whether the foil tray can also be recycled where you live. The front of the carton shows a picture of a tasty looking quiche with a slice cut out and resting slightly away from it. This allows you to see a cross section of the interior of the quiche. The bits of leek and bacon stand out against the creaminess of the background. The back of the carton contains nothing other than a barcode meaning that the allergy advice, nutritional information, storage instructions, ingredients, cooking instructions and contact details for Asda can be found on the sides of the carton. Their website address is also given: www.asda.com This product is described as:- "Smoke flavoured bacon, mature Cheddar cheese and leek filling in shortcrust pastry". Nutritional Information per 100g {per half quiche in brackets}: Energy kJ: 1111kJ {2222kJ} kcal: 267kcal {533kcal} Protein: 7.7g {15.4g} Carbohydrate: 19.2g {38.4g} of which sugars: 1.9g {3.8g} Fat: 17.3g {34.6g} of which saturates: 8.4g {16.8g} Fibre: 1.7g {3.4g} Sodium: 0.27g {0.54g} Salt Equivalent: 0.7g {1.4g} Ingredients: Whole Milk, Wheat Flour , Pasteurised Whole Egg, Beechwood Smoke Flavoured Reformed Bacon with added Water (10.3%) [Pork (90%), Water, Salt, Preservative (Sodium Nitrite) , Antioxidant (Sodium Ascorbate), Natural Smoke Flavouring] , Mature Cheddar Cheese (9.8%) [contains Potato Starch] , Vegetable Oil , Leeks (8.9%), Single Cream, Water, Modified Maize Starch, Dextrose. Dietary Information: The product contains gluten, milk, wheat and egg. Price: At time of writing Asda have a 2 for £3 offer on their quiches. Taste and opinion: The first thing that you notice about this when you open the carton and take out the quiche is how pale it looks compared to the picture on the front of the carton. The one on the carton looks more of a golden brown colour whereas the quiche is the foil tray looks pale and rather anaemic in comparison. Given that it's already been cooked once in an oven I can't believe that warming it through again is suddenly going to turn the top all golden brown so that it looks like the picture on the front. Still, appearances aren't everything are they? It's the taste that counts! Cutting the quiche into quarters I place half of it on a plate and am pleased to see that there looks to be a fair amount of leek and bacon in it. The quiche itself is around 3cm in depth and I'm pleased to say that the base is just over 1/2cm thick. This is thicker than I would make the pastry if I was making my own quiche but it still means that the filling is, in general, around 2cms in depth which seems ok. I can't abide quiches that makes their bases and crusts really thick so that they can skim on the filling. The pastry itself is firm and actually quite nice. The base isn't soggy which is always a plus point in my opinion and the slice feels firm so that you think there's any danger of it collapsing or of bits falling off. The filling is also firm and not watery or soggy. I can taste the bacon and the leek and am pleased to report that these are not overpowered by the taste of the cheese, milk and/or cream which makes a pleasant change from some other quiches that I've tried in the past. Personally I would have liked a little more bacon and leek to be used in the filling but what is there already is more than adequate enough. You won't be left wondering just where those bits of bacon and leek are. Overall I found this to be a very edible quiche, even if it didn't match up to the picture on the front of the carton. It's firm, not soggy or watery and you can actually taste the flavours that it's meant to be (bacon and leek). I'd happily buy this flavour again.

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