“ Manufacturer: Asda / Type: Pies „
I love quiche! I really do enjoy making my own, however that can be costly and time consuming so occasionally I will buy a ready made one.
I spotted this in Asda costing a pound and I actually bought two of them simply cos the photograph on the front of the box looked appealing and I had an empty freezer and decided to fill it!
Bright yellow, square box and like I have just mentioned there is a photograph on the front of it of the quiche and I'm told that it is Asda Smoked Bacon & Cheese Quiche and that it serves 2 people, is freezable and that it contains no artificial colours, flavours or hydrogenated fat, there is an at a glance nutritional chart shown and the best before date is clearly displayed. Other information given on the rest of the box includes ingredients and allergy advice, storage details, the weight is stated (which is 360g) and contact details for Asda are given. Nice enough informative box and when you open it up you get the quiche sat in a foil container.
Well the quiche is quite large, round and thick and set when you take it out of the box and you can eat it cold or pop it in the oven for between 20-30 minutes (depending on whether it is frozen or not).
I had one hot and one cold and enjoyed neither lol!
So the quiche is made of a shortcrust pastry and filled rather generously with medium fat soft and mature cheddar with lots of bits of reformed (slightly slimy looking) pieces of pink bacon cut into very small squares and of course the essential egg mixture. The shortcrust pastry is just that, a golden colour and slightly crumbly. It doesn't contain alot of flavour and is really just a case for the filling to sit in with no real importance in the flavour stakes given to it at all. The filling is a bit bland too. Rather eggy and a bit dense it really isn't light and airy and to me tasted unseasoned. I could detect a small amount of cheese flavouring within it but for me that got lost with the taste of egg being so overpowering! The bacon though was salty and it needed to be to be fair to it. Not rubbery and moist it was plentiful and did inject some much needed flavour to the proceedings.
Cold this was simply awful. it was flat in taste and so, so boring and soggy tasting. However through cooking although it tasted better, as I tried to put it on a plate it simply feel apart and looked like scrambled eggs on a plate with the pastry fell apart all over it. Not something I'd serve to anyone else cos it looked a right heap of mess.....and believe me I really did try to present it well!
It isn't an awful quiche and if you like bland food (like my boyfriend does) then this could be fine for you...but the appearance of it once served is really, really off putting and me, I don't really like this very much at all. Lacked flavour, didn't taste smoked (should have from the bacon apparently) and I found it hard to believe cheese was added to it at all! Dense and dull and not for me I'm afraid lol.
Nutritional Information Per: 1/2 Quiche:
Saturated Fat: 8.6g
Only available in Asda stores at a pound a quiche.