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      03.12.2013 21:58
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      Cheap and cheerful yorkshire puds

      Its no news to those who know me, that I truly can not cook. More to the point I don't like cooking, so any trick that I can find to assist my kitchen skills are grasped eagerly. Added to that my frugal ways, these ready baked Yorkshire Puddings are right up my street.

      These Smart Price Bargain Range Yorkshire puddings are sold in packs of 12 for 49p. Asda's own brand sell for £1.50 for 24, whereas 12 Aunt Bessies also sell for £1.50.

      They come in the traditional Smart Price white with green writing packaging, as recognised by all Asda customers. Its a heat sealed plastic wrapper that is not reseal able once opened. My Packaging advises that they contain no artificial colours, flavours or hydrogenated fat. That they are suitable for vegetarians.
      Ingredients are stated as Wheat Flour, Water, Pasteurised Egg White, Rapeseed Oil, Pasteurised Egg, Skimmed Milk Powder, Salt.

      The Cooking Guidelines recommend that these are not microwaveable and are best cooked from frozen.
      The oven should be pre heated, although I personally only really have these with a roast dinner, so mines usually been on anyway. The puddings placed onto a baking tray on the top shelf until crisp. 200°C / 400°F / Fan 180°C / Gas 6, this takes about 3-4 minutes.

      This is found in the frozen aisle and therefore once defrosted, should not be refrozen. There is a clear best before date on the packaging.

      My Yorkshire Pud has the following values;
      Energy 193kJ 46kcal
      Protein 1.4g
      Carbohydrate 6.6g of which sugars 0.7g
      Fat 1.4g of which saturates 0.1g
      Fibre 0.6g Sodium Trace equivalent as salt 0.1g

      As this is an Asda product, it can be bought instore or online at www.asda.co.uk.
      To contact Asda direct you can use this address;
      Asda Stores Limited
      Leeds
      LS11 5AD.

      So what do I think; I think compared to Aunt Bessies, these do lack the quality however they are still a nice Yorkshire pudding, and any loss of flavour is lost in the rest of the Sunday dinner. The do look nice, and once cooked do look like I have made them myself with the right colour and not anaemic like some products appear when are prebaked. I have done them for my parents and in-laws and have had no negative feedback which is high praise indeed... I think they need slightly longer than 4 minutes as once I had some where the bases where not as hot as should have been so I had to put them back in the oven.

      I'm awarding 4 stars, as Aunt Bessies are nicer but they are also considerably cheaper.

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        25.03.2012 21:21

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        all in all sad lame and greasy

        apart from a cup of tea there is nothing more british than to have yorkies with a sunday roast, its part of who we are, a roasty wouldnt be a roasty without a fluffy tasty english yorkshire pudding,
        I was in asda the other day when i stumbled across asda smartprice yorkshire puddings 12 in a pack at the amazing price of just 39 pence, as i bigged up the asda smartprice garlic bread (earlier review) i decided to live a little and try these little bad boys out with my roast,
        As per usual with smartprice you had the normal green and white packet with a picture of them on a plate. well i thought what could poss go wrong ? a yorkie is a yorkie is it not ?.
        So when my dinner was nearly ready i got 3 out of the packet to put in the oven (4 mins cooking time) i was at first glance rather disapointed at the size of them they are very tiny so i added an extra one (sod the expense lol). word of warning dont listen to the packet 4 mins is way way to long for these to be in the oven , the tops were slightly burnt and they just looked so so dry !!!! and i wasnt wrong they was greasy lame and boring, not a thing on aunt bessies i was very gutted as aunt bessies was on special at the time but thought about saving the pennies and trying this ! GUTTED !! never again unless i was proper poor, but then if i was that poor i think i would be having noodles not a roast lol ,
        all in all a poor buy a total waste of 39 pence

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        13.12.2011 03:34
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        Not for me I'm going to stop being lazy and make me own from now on!

        I love a Yorkshire pudding here and there and when I have the time I will make one however I have a small kitchen these days and only me to cook for and so I find that rarely do I tend to make them however when I saw these in my local Asda store one evening costing only 39p for 12 of them which are to be cooked from frozen I thought they had to be worth a try as they simply were so cheap!

        The Packaging:

        They come in a bright green and white bag with a photograph of the Yorkshire puddings on the front of it and we are told that they are Asda 'Smart Price' 12 Yorkshire Puddings and that they are ready baked, suitable for vegetarians and that they weigh 180g in total. On the back of the bag other information listed includes ingredients and nutritional advice being given, we are told how to heat them up and contact details for Asda are listed. Cheap looking packaging this is however to be fair to it, it is informative as we need it to be.

        The Yorkshire Puddings Themselves:

        Small and flat looking these need to be cooked from frozen and take around 3-4 minutes only to heat through because of course they are pre-baked so we're just heating them through a little, so simple they are!

        They come out of the oven basically looking the size they went in with a golden colour to them and to my surprise they still looked a bit flat and hadn't risen at all.

        Made from wheat flour, egg and skimmed milk these are seasoned with salt however I couldn't detect much flavour from these at all. the outside was really crispy and as I chomped my way through them I simply found them totally lacking in any flavour at all and to be rather chewy, particularly if you put gravy on them!

        For me these really are lacking in flavour, cheap offerings. They are kind of like Aunt Bessie's though chewier..... but me, well I won't be purchasing these again any time sadly even at only 39p for 12 of them lol.

        Nutritional Information Per Yorkshire Pudding:

        Energy: 36kcal
        Protein: 1.3g
        Carbohydrate: 5.7g
        of which sugars: 0.4g
        Fat: 0.9g
        of which saturates: 0.1g
        Fibre: 0.5g
        Sodium: 0.04g
        equivalent as salt: 0.1g

        Only available in Asda stores or from Asda.com

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          12.05.2011 14:46
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          A cheap yet enjoyable pud!

          If like me you never have enough room in the oven to bake your yorkshire puddings from scratch you will be buying ready made ones possibly. These are in the frozen section and come with 12 in a pack for a tiny 47p. Compared to the leading brand which are a full £1 dearer for the same 12 puddings is it worth saving the money?

          My answer would be yes! By saving a pound yes the puddings are slightly smaller, reflected in the slightly lighter weight of 185g compared to the leading brand at 220g. But given i could buy 3 packs of these and still have change i will be sticking with these. Now they really are in a no frills package so being the product that they are defrosting quick and being quite delicate they can easily get squashed or mis-shapen in the plastic wrapping. Wrapped of course in the usual asda smart price white and green.

          To serve the puddings all you need to do is pop them in a preheated oven for 3-5 minutes. They are crispy like usual yorkshire puddings and not stodgy. By the time you have gravy or stew in your yorkshire you wont know what brand it is. I wouldnt even contemplate buying a more expensive ones as these are just great value and good tasting!

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          03.05.2011 19:36
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          not nice give them a body swerve

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          Of a Sunday..............well actually any day that I have a roast, since I do buy the bigger cuts so I can have it on say a Sunday and a Tuesday, I like to have the works with it and this includes some Yorkshires. We used to make our own but the bought ones in general are pretty good and the Bisto ones especially so.


          ASDA Yorkshires

          Well you'd think that with Yorkshires you couldn't really go wrong, and this is probably the case with most of the pre-packed frozen Yorkshires on offer. We thought at forty odd pence the ASDA ones would be just fine. They ere were 12 in the pack so they'd do us a couple of times.
          The roast was ready and cut into some decent slices, the veg was done, the gravy was almost done, and the spuds were bubbling away, as were my taste buds. Just four minutes in the oven and the ASDA Yorkshires would complete the dish. They looked the part at about 2 inches high and 3 inches in diameter. A nice golden brown colour, sunk in the middle and risen at the sides, my mouth was awash with anticipation.

          The smell from the oven confirmed the fact it was in the process of heating Yorkshires; they smelled the part and looked it as the timer went ding. All plated up and ready to serve the Yorkshires were added to our plates and we were ready to get tucked in. I have this weird thing that I cut a bit of Yorkshire first and dip it in the gravy and this is nearly always my first mouthful.
          Nice and crispy on the outside slightly moist in the middle and drenched in gravy and in it went. And out it came almost as quick as it went in. The texture and everything was fine perfect even, but there was a kind of funny taste coming from them or the gravy. I sampled some gravy with a wee drop mash, fine tasted just as it should. I then tasted a bit of the ASDA Yorkshire on its own, and although it did taste predominantly of Yorkshire pudding there was a taste in there that was certainly not invited. I couldn't even begin to describe it, but it was a sort of off kind of taste, how could some flour and water with a little egg be off.

          We continued with our meal after putting another few in the oven, which was still on fro the crumble, which was to follow. On removing them we tried them again with the same results. We thought this might be a one off, and since the price was so low we did purchase another packet, but the exact same results were to come from this too.


          Summary

          So I have the unpleasant duty to report that the ASDA forty odd pence Yorkshires are worse than minging, they are inedible to most, they look great smell, great and taste foul, even at a penny each I would not let another past these lips that have savoured such delights. I now use the Bisto frozen Yorkshires which are just superb.

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            14.04.2010 00:16
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            A great yorkshire pudding at an excellent price.

            My other half tends to love making his home made Yorkshire pudding but always makes such a mess in the oven as he uses so much oil. As I had just cleaned the oven there was no way that I was going to let him make his Yorkshire so off I popped down to Asda while Sunday dinner was cooking.

            It looked like everyone was making a proper cooked meal on this Sunday as all the aunt Bessie's Yorkshire were sold out! All that was left was this 12 pack of Asda smart price Yorkshire pudding. Priced at only 47p these are a bargain, I grabbed a packet and headed back home.

            They are very easy to cook, just like the leading brand Yorkshire you just pop them in the oven for 4 to 5 minutes and serve immediately. They look slightly pale when you pop them in, but come out a lovely golden brown and become nice and crispy around the edges and stay slightly soft in the centre.

            They look no different that the leading brands, personally if haven't purchased them myself I would of known no difference to weather they were smart price or not.

            The texture of the Yorkshire was nice and fluffy and had a smooth and satisfying taste to them. They really become moreish immediately and I just wanted to gobble them all up.

            I think they are slightly smaller than the leading brand but still look great serve with a roast and they taste delicious. I love it when they go all soggy from being covered in gravey.

            Overall these really do complete your Sunday roast, and at only 47p you really can't go wrong.

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              16.02.2010 11:37
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              Cheap and nasty!

              I do love my good lady wife but sometimes she baffles me beyond belief and after shopping last week there was one such occasion.

              For as long as I can remember I have been making my own Yorkshire puddings and they are excellent even if I do say so myself, my wife loves them, the grandkids love them and my own son and daughter who were brought up on them, love them.

              For some reason my wife returned home from Asda with a bag of frozen Yorkshire puddings and not even Aunt Bessie ones or some other big brand name but Asda smart price ones, according to my wife these would save time and her friend said they are very nice.

              Now I am retired so what exactly I need to save time for I don't know and even if these are nice are they really going to be as good as mine?

              Well let's find out I thought, I threw some on a baking tray and put them in the oven, they went in very pale and came out very pale.

              A good Yorkshire pudding should for me be flaky and crisp up top but be more moist down bottom and be able to soak up a bit of gravy.

              These Yorkshire puddings were more like a thin layer of crusty puff pastry, stick the fork in and the whole thing just crumbled before my eyes, and they had no taste to speak of either.

              Not everyone has time or perhaps even the know how to make their own from scratch but there are big brand name versions of these frozen and you can of course by fresh ones too and they ahve got to be better than these ones!

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              03.02.2010 21:50
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              Taste good and ready in 6 mins - what more could you ask for

              I live with my parter with no children and we both work full time. This means the cooking tea on an evening is sometimes a chore and is generall after 6.30pm. I try to cook healthy meals and propper dinners as often as i can instead of just putting stuff in the microwave. I find a little helping hand goes a long way and to save having to mix up batter and risk the puddings turning out more like pancakes, i thought i would give asda smart price puddingd a go.

              They retail for around about 50 pence and that's for a bag of 12, the packaging is very plain and simple. a plain white bag with the Asda smart price logo and a picture of the Yorkshire puddings once cooked, with the Asda green band across the bottom of the bag.

              As the puddings are pre cooked they only take 6 mins in a pre heated oven at 180 degrees so save a lot of hassle.

              cant say they taste as good as home made but are certainly as good as other more expensive brands.

              they crisp nice round the edges but are quite small.

              they are aprox 36cals each per pudding and free from colours preservatives, flavouring and hydrodgenated fat.

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              22.01.2010 14:57
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              Asda Smart Price Yorkshire Puddings

              I am a huge fan of Yorkshire Puddings and find them the best part of a roast dinner, however making your own can take time and effort and well im just to lazy so i thought i would give the frozen ones ago, seeing as it was the first time i had frozen Yorkshire puddings i did not know what it was going to taste like so i went for the cheapest ones, the asda smart price,

              They retail for around about 50 pence and that's for a bag of 12, the packaging is very plain and simple. a plain white bag with the Asda smart price logo and a picture of the Yorkshire puddings once cooked, with the Asda green band across the bottom of the bag.

              These Yorkshire's are already cooked so all you need to do really is heat them up which takes about 6 mins in the oven and then there ready to eat.

              They actually taste great, nice and crisp around the edges and nice and soft and chewy inside and towards the bottom, there an absolute bargain and much easier than making your own, next time your making a roast give them a try !

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              16.01.2010 20:59
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              Well worth buying

              Asda Smart Price Yorkshire Puddings

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              For those who haven't read my earlier reviews (shame on you, haha), let tell you about my feelings on the supermarkets no frills ranges which are becoming more and more common. I really appreciate the fact that I can save money by not paying for fancy packaging which just goes in the bin anyway and I quite have recently become a convert to this excellent way of saving money.

              I have tried heaps of different things from the Asda Smart Price range and for the most part, have been really pleased by the quality. Of course there have been a few which have been a bit of a let down, but these are in the minority, and I generally find that cheap and nasty looking packaging doesn't mean cheap and nasty goods.

              These Yorkshire puddings are no exception. They are packaged in the same way as all items in the range, and come in a plain white plastic wrapper with green writing and a picture of them puddings on the front.

              These cost me just £0.44 for a pack of 12 which is significantly cheaper than the competing brands. Yes I admit that it is probably just as cheap and much tastier to make my own, but working shifts leaves me pushed for time so this is an excellent cheat to keep in the freezer.

              All you have to do to prepare them is to pop them into a preheated oven for a few minutes and they are ready to serve.

              They might be a little smaller than the likes of Aunt Bessie's but to be perfectly honest, apart from the size, I wouldn't have a clue that they were any different. They are golden and fluffy and taste delicious. They make a decent roast taste quite fab and at this price, are an excellent way to save money too - what are you waiting for , go and buy some!

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                05.12.2009 23:22
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                Highly Recommended

                I bought these bad boy Yorkshire Puddings last time I went shopping at ASDA, picking up a pack of 12 for just 46p (not bad at all considering that's under 4p per Yorksire Pudding).

                Each twelve pack comes in the Smart Price standard packet (the white background and green trim / writing). The packet displays 4 Puddings, and to be fair the Puddings on the front do look like the product you get on the inside (a lot of product displays don't always give an accurate picture).

                The Yorkshires themselves are actually pretty small in comparison to say, Aunt Bessies, but you would come to expect that given their price and Smart Price tag. However, I was impressed by the taste. The flavour is not lost (considering they are sold frozen), and they do taste like a quality product. However, whereas you may normally have two standard sized Yorkshires with you Sunday roast, you may have to have three (or even four) to compensate for their inferior size, and that is my only real critiscism of the product.

                Overall, I would recommend this product to anyone. Although they may lack size, the cheap price for twelve clearly makes up for this in economic terms.

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                  05.12.2009 22:02
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                  Well worth trying

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                  My mother gets a certain look on her face whenever I mention shop bought yorkshire puddings which lets me know that I am a big disappointment to her! Yes, I admit that they only take minutes to prepare from scratch, but let's face it, just popping them straight into the oven from the freezer is so much simpler - sorry mum!

                  These cost me just £0.44 for a pack of 12. They are part of the Asda Smart Price range which aims to offer their customers savings by packaging their goods in cheap and functional wrappings, as opposed to fancy packaging which after all, simply gets thrown away anyway.

                  As with all items in the range, these yorkshire puddings come in a white plastic packet with green writing and a picture of the puddings on the front. You will find them in the freezer section of the supermarket.

                  You simply need to preheat your oven and then pop these yorkshires in for 4 to 5 minutes, before they are ready to eat.

                  These were a little smaller than some brands that I have tried, but to be honest, they tasted pretty much the same. If I was looking really hard for a criticism it would maybe be that they were not quite as fluffy as some brands, but served alongside roast beef, they were still pretty tasty.

                  In summary, these were not the biggest yorkshire puddings, but it was easy to pop an extra one on my plate to compensate for that. They were light and slightly crispy, with a nice soft middle and covered in gravy, were the great addition to a Sunday lunch!

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                    24.10.2009 03:17
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                    The Might Be Cheap But They're Not Cheerful!

                    I've never been so embarressed but I recommended these to my mum, my mate and the bloke next door and everyone brought some based on 2 reviews I read on here. I've had to say sorry for EVER suggesting anyone brought these because they might be cheap but they're the naffest yorkshire puddings I've ever tasted.

                    They're a lot smaller than other yorkshires and feel greasy even when they're frozen. They cook through nice in about 4 minutes and they all went a nice golden brown, the bottoms stayed a bit pale but when you've filled them with gravy that doesn't matter! lol

                    The problem is they taste really bad. They're greasy tasting and even though they have gone crunchy they're not fluffy at all inside, the bottoms of them go proper slimey in the gravy but they don't soak the gravy up and go all nice and mushy like Aunt Bessies.

                    I didn't think the taste was that good either, it was boring and just tasted of batter instead of the classic yorkshire pudding taste. My mate said she hated them and my dad didn't even bother eating his, he's not mad for yorkshire pudding anyway but always has a fork full even if he doesn't eat the full one. The look of these didn't appeal to him at all and when he heard the rest of us complaining about them he just didn't bother even cutting a bit off.

                    My mum muttered something about believing everything you read, lol, and I'm not saying anyone is wrong but these weren't the yorkshire puddings for us. It's one of them things that we'd rather pay the full price for a decent brand than save money on cheapo versions.

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                      30.08.2009 16:39
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                      One thing I really can't cook is Yorkshire Puddings . I've never been able to work out exactly where I'm going wrong - various people have suggested making sure the oil is hot, making sure the oil is cold, not preheating the oven . Either way, I tend to end up with very thick yorkshire pancakes .

                      So, I use premade frozen puds - and because I like to spend as little money as possible, I buy Asda Smart Price - the cheapest brand I could find, costing a mere 43p for a pack of 12 . They can be found in the freezer section of Asda .

                      The packaging is typical Smart Price - pretty plain green and white packaging, with a picture of some yorkie puds. These are pre-cooked (not the kind where you get batter in a tin) so all they need is heating through by slipping into a pre-heated overn at 200c and heating for 4 minutes .

                      After being heated, they come out a lovely golden brown colour, crispy yet still fluffy . The bottoms are not too thin, which makes them great for filling with mashed potato and gravy andf serving along sausages .

                      The only problem with these is that they do defrost rather quickly , and are often a little soggy by the time I get them home from the supermarket - but they do freeze up again easily .

                      Overall, I recommend these . They can save you a little time and patience, are great for storing in the back of the freezer,are cheap, and taste just as good as my mums home made ones!

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                        17.06.2009 15:11
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                        A great pud that holds its own

                        Sunday in our household is family meal time, this is where we get together over a roast dinner to discuss what we are going to be doing in the afternoon, whether the kids want to go out on their bikes and then an orange juice at the pub or whether to visit Manic Monsters so they can run riot for an hour or so.

                        I have to admit that I am very fussy when it comes to Yorkshire Puddings, I have tried several times in the past to make my own and am always met with disaster after disaster...cooking as much as I love it, is not my strong point and anything that cuts corners is always a plus in my book.

                        These I discovered quite by accident when Asda didn't stock my usual brand.

                        ~*~*~*~ The Packaging ~*~*~*~

                        The packaging for these is quite ordinary; it is white with green writing and a picture of some Yorkshire puddings on the front.

                        This pack tells me that I have bought Smart Price.

                        On the back there are the usual cooking instructions as well as a list of ingredients.

                        ~*~*~*~ Inside ~*~*~*~

                        Opening the package is easy; you just pull the bag apart at the top. Once opened you are met with the most wonderful sight, 12 puddings nice and crispy and golden.

                        ~*~*~*~ Cooking ~*~*~*~

                        Cooking these is relatively easy enough, you need to heat your oven to 200° and place the amount of puddings you require on a bun tin.

                        Once the oven is hot enough, place the tin in the oven and leave for 4 minutes...I find that 5 minutes is just right for our oven as we tend to like them just that little bit crispier.

                        Once cooked these look and smell wonderful, they don't taste 'cheap' either as you'd expect but are of a nice consistency with nice crisp edges and nice soft bottom to them.

                        ~*~*~*~ My Verdict ~*~*~*~

                        I bought these for 43p, which for 12 is quite reasonable. Especially when you compare them to Aunt Bessie's which cost £1.23.

                        Being cheap you'd expect them to be soft and soggy but these ones you could happily serve next to Aunt Bessie's and apart from that they are a bit smaller than the more expensive brands they don't taste any different especially when they are covered in a nice rich red wine beef gravy.

                        My son can happily devour 4 of these with his roast dinner on a Sunday and still want more, which isn't bad going for a four year old who can be fussy at times.

                        If you haven't tried these and are a bit dubious I would strongly urge you to have a taste test, buy these as well as your usual brand and cook some of each the next time you have a roast and see if you can tell the difference.

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