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Asda Quiche Lorraine

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Manufacturer: Asda / Type: Pies

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      19.04.2010 07:57
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      OK if you want something mainly tasting of cheese

      After trying the bacon and leek and the sausage and onion I decided to see what this Quiche Lorraine was like.


      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 bits of bacon inside 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:- "Beechwood smoked reformed bacon, Cheddar and medium fat soft cheese filling in shortcrust pastry, topped with mature Cheddar"


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

      Energy kJ: 1101kJ {2212kJ}
      kcal: 264kcal {530kcal}
      Protein: 6.7g {13.5g}
      Carbohydrate: 19.3g {38.7g}
      of which sugars: 2.1g {4.3g}
      Fat: 17.8g {35.7g}
      of which saturates: 7.9g {15.9g}
      Fibre: 1.0g {2.0g}
      Sodium: 0.23g {0.46g}
      Salt Equivalent: 0.6g {1.2g}


      Ingredients: Milk, Wheat Flour, Beechwood Smoked Reformed Bacon (11%), [Pork (90%), Water, Salt, Preservative (Sodium Nitrate) Antioxidant (Sodium Ascorbate)], Egg, Vegetable Oil, Egg, Mature Cheddar Cheese (7.0%) [contains potato starch], Single Cream, Medium Fat Soft Cheese (4.6%) [contains Potato Starch], Modified Maize Starch, Rapeseed Oil, 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:

      This quiche actually looks something like the picture which appears on the outside of the box, unlike some of the other quiches in the Asda range. It may be slightly paler in colour than the picture but in terms of the bits of bacon you can see the picture seems to be a fairly accurate reflection of what's inside the box.

      Cutting the quiche into quarters I place half of it on a plate. I can see small bits of bacon both on top of the quiche as well as inside it. This quiche is the same size as the bacon and leek and the sausage and onions ones that I've tried previously. It's 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 seems even firmer than the two other quiches I've already tried. Biting into it I can feel the small pieces of bacon on my tongue. In terms of texture, these make a nice contrast to the smoothness of the medium fat soft cheese. You can tell that the bacon is smoked and it does have some taste to it but the cheese and the single cream have combined to become the dominant taste in this quiche. What taste there is in the bacon is left somewhat smothered by the strong taste of the cheese and single cream. That's all well and good if you want your quiche to taste mainly of cheese but, if you're looking for something with a distinct taste of bacon then you'll be slightly disappointed with this quiche. This is a pity as I think with some tweaking on the cheese / single cream front or perhaps an increase in the amount of bacon used in the recipe it could be a much better product.

      Overall then, this is preferable to the sausage and onion quiche I tried last week but it lags somewhat behind the bacon and leek flavour. I probably won't be buying it again unless they make some changes to the recipe. However, as I said, if you're looking for a quiche where the taste of cheese predominates then look no further than this one.

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        23.02.2010 12:55
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        Not for me

        *Product Price & Availability*
        This product is available only at Asda stores and online on www.asda.com.

        They are currently priced at £1.88 for a 400g quiche or on 2 for £3.00, making them £1.50 each.

        *Nutritional Bits*
        The pack suggests half a quiche per serving, which provides the following values:
        Calories - 530
        Protein - 13.5g
        Carbs - 38.7g
        Fat - 35.7g
        Salt equivalent - 1.2g

        These values are massive in relation to the GDA (Guideline Daily Amounts). Given that the GDA of fat for women is 70g, half of this quiche provides a little more than half of this amounts.

        *My Verdict*
        I do love quiche and am well aware that it is quite naughty.

        These is not one of my favourites by Asda but having not had it for a long while I made the purchase.

        I found that the egg mixture itself is quite bland and flavourless. The pieces of bacon are thin and small and clearly reformed or processed. The quiche itself is a little stodgy and does not have the firm yet wobbly consistency I enjoy.

        That said the pastry is really good, not overly buttery but nicely moist and tasty.

        Quiche should definitely be eaten in moderation (particularly if you are watching your figure or trying to loose weight).

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