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Asda Cheese and Tomato Quiche

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Manufacturer: Asda / Type: Pies

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      18.01.2014 13:05
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      Nothing to get excited about

      At Christmas I had a few friends round for nibbles and drinks and I provided the nibbles. On the run up to my shindig I (as usual) visited different supermarkets and whilst in there I picked up a couple of items per shop which resulted in me having loads and loads of nibbles!

      This quiche I bought for just £1.48 and I was very pleased with that price!

      The Packaging:

      This comes in a cardboard box and on the front of it we are clearly told what it is and who it is by and there is a photograph shown of the quiche and we are told that it us suitable for Vegetarians, that it is suitable for home freezing and there is an at a glance nutritional chart shown an then on the back of the box other information listed includes the ingredients and allergy advice being given along with a full nutritional chart and cooking advice and contact details for Asda are listed.

      The Quiche:

      The quiche itself is round in shape and weighs 330g. The base of it is a pale coloured shortcrust pastry as is the sides of it which has fluted edges and then within that you get a pale coloured extra mature and medium cheddar, red Leicester and an egg mix and little pieces of tomato are scattered through it. It looks ok and this can be eaten hot or cold, however I did cook mine through prior to serving it and it took me 30 minutes cos I cooked it from frozen however from chilled it takes just 20 minutes. Cooking it gave it a nice golden colour and I was impressed that when I removed it from its foil outer casing that it never fell apart.

      This tasted simply ok. Yes you can taste cheese though that flavour isn't as strong as what I thought and I did expect it to be very cheesy considering how many different cheeses are used within it. The tomato was limp and pretty flavourless really though there was plenty of it running through the quiche and the pastry is rather bland. It is seasoned well enough and it isn't awful in flavour just for me it was a bit bland though my friends did polish it off so they must have appreciated it more than I did!

      Only available from Asda stores.

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        21.04.2010 07:52
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        Ok if you love the taste of soft cheese to the exclusion of everything else.

        After trying the Bacon and Leek quiche, the Quiche Lorraine and the Sausage and Onion one I decided to try this Cheese and Tomato one as well....


        Packaging:

        This quiche comes in the usual sort of square carton that supermarkets nowadays use to pack their quiches. There's a small logo in the top right hand corner on the front stating that this is an improved recipe. The front of the carton also 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. You can see slices of tomato atop a tasty looking quiche which is an appetising shade of golden yellow.

        The back of the carton the usual allergy advice, nutritional information, storage instructions, ingredients, cooking instructions and disposal information. This states that the carton is widely recycled and that you should check your local recycling details to find out whether you can also recycle the foil tray.

        The website address for Asda is also given:

        www.asda.com

        This product is described as:- "Tomato, mature Cheddar and medium fat soft cheese filling in shortcrust pastry topped with cherry tomatoes".


        Nutritional Information per 100g {per half quiche in brackets}:

        Energy kJ: 1046kJ {2091kJ}
        kcal: 250kcal {501kcal}
        Protein: 6.6g {13.2g}
        Carbohydrate: 20.8g {41.7g}
        of which sugars: 2.9g {5.9g}
        Fat: 15.6g {31.3g}
        of which saturates: 7.2g {14.4g}
        Fibre: 1.6g {3.2g}
        Sodium: 0.25g {0.49g}
        Salt Equivalent: 0.6g {1.2g}


        Ingredients: Milk, Wheat Flour, Cherry Tomatoes (10%), Vegetable Oil, Tomatoes (8.5%), Egg, Mature Cheddar Cheese (6.6%) [contains potato starch], Single Cream, Medium Fat Soft Cheese (2.8%) [contains potato starch], Modified Maize Starch, Onion, Tomato Puree, Cornflower, Salt, Dextrose, Sugar, Garlic Puree, Black Pepper, Parsley


        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:

        How many times have you opened something and thought "that's not what it looks like in the picture?" This cheese and tomato quiche is a case in point. The colour of the quiche is paler than the golden yellow tones we're presented with on the box, and then there's the tomato. The picture has 11 different slices of tomato spaced fairly evenly around the quiche. Opening the box I can see that there are 7 pieces of tomato all forming a sort of clump in one half of the quiche. It's almost as if the filling has been put into the quiche base then someone has picked up a few pieces of sliced tomato and slammed them on top of it before it's gone into the oven. No thought at all about spreading the pieces around a bit more evenly.

        Still, maybe it tastes better than it looks....

        Cutting the quiche into quarters I place half of it on a plate and , for the first time I spot a thin layer of tomato puree between the quiche base and the cheese. As with the other flavours I've tried, 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 personally make it 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 skimp 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 although the bits of tomato are sliced so thinly that they're a bit limp. Biting into the quiche I get the overpowring taste of soft cheese. This completely dominates everything else to the extent that you can't taste the tomato puree, onion, parsley and black pepper mentioned in the ingredients. Once I move onto the portion of the quiche that contains the tomato I get a brieft taste of cherry tomato but, to be honest, there's so little of it in the quiche that it doesn't really give any sort of contrasting taste with the overwhelming taste of soft cheese.

        In terms of texture I found this to be a fairly pleasant quiche although it was perhaps a little more soggy than the other Asda quiches I've tried so far. The fact that the taste of soft cheese dominates this on the flavour front means that I won't be buying it again. If there had been a better balance between that and the tomato then I might have reconsidered. As things stand he bacon and leek flavour quiche retains its position as the best of the Asda quiches I've tried so far. This one would probably rank in third place, behind the Quiche Lorraine but above the Sausage and Onion.

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