“ Manufacturer: Sainsbury's / Type: Pie „
We've had loads of snow this week especially during rush hour so by the time I got home I really didn't feel like cooking a meal, I had a look in the freezer and remembered we'd bought a Quiche Lorraine from Sainsbury's around Christmas time for buffet food. As usual at Christmas though we'd got far too much food in and didn't need it but I was glad to see it sitting there as I really wanted something filling and warm that wouldn't take too long to cook.
Price: We paid just under £2 for this quiche which is not bad as it serves 4 if it's 2 adults and 2 children, or 3 generous adult portions. As I mentioned before these are perfect for buffet food too and you could easily cut it into 6 good sized buffet pieces of 8 if you wanted to make it go abit further. You can also get these in individual quiches for £1 but this doesn't work out at very good value so I'd prefer to buy the bigger one and portion it up myself if I was just cooking for one.
Packaging: The packaging above is for the individual quiche, for the larger one it's pretty much the same, a quiche with a slice cut out revealing a nice thick pastry with the filling looking nice a deep. The outer packaging is a cardboard box which keeps the product well protected, inside the quiche is kept in shape by the usual alluminium tray which quiche's come in.
Cooking Instructions: You can eat this cold, which I have done before, but it tastes a lot better warm. You leave the quiche is the alluminium tray to cook, and you just put it in the oven for 25 minutes at 190 degrees til the pastry had crisped up nicely.
Taste: This quiche is quite nice, it's a little bland at first but as you start to eat it you do get a good meaty flavour. The bacon has been quite generously portioned in this quiche and it is quite creamy but not too much and this works well with the meaty flavour created by the bacon. The pastry is abit stodgy especially the crust and I ate all the filling but left some of the pastry, the base becomes quite soft but as the crust gets crispy it becomes quite heavy.
Nutritional Information: Per 1/3 of the quiche:
Sat Fat: 9.2g
As you can see it's pretty high in everything, not bad for a main meal but it's not something to be eating too often, and it's definately out if you're trying to watch your weight, it's alright if you have it with some salad though but if you want something more filling and you put it for chips it's going to be a very high calorie meal.
Overall: I found this quiche quite impressive in taste especially the filling but the pastry was just too stodgy for me. It's not a bad price and is something the whole family can enjoy just not too often as nurtitionally it's not too great. It's available from Sainsbury's and I will be buying this again and do on a regular basis.
I love this quiche from Sainsburys and they were on special offer just before Xmas so I ended up buying a couple of boxes because they're so yummy. I froze one because I know these quiches don't keep for long after it's been opened, and for the same reason I made sure we were all around to have a slice before I opened the first one.
I've tried loads of different Quiche Lorraine from the supermarkets but this one is deffo the best. The one I got was a large one to feed 4 people but you can buy the same quiche in individual sized ones that's perfect for one.
The pastry on this Sainsburys quiche is delish. It's soft and buttery, I love how the crust crumbles all over the plate when you bite or cut it. It's not dry at all and I think it's best when the quiche is cold even though you can heat it up for a hot meal.
The filling has got a delish bacon flavour and there are plenty of thick meaty pieces of bacon mixed in with the eggy cheese filling. You can tell it's smoked bacon because even though the whole quiche doesn't taste purely of bacon the bits round the meat pieces have got a definate smokey flavour.
I think the filling is mega creamy and has got a yummy cheese taste to it, you can also taste the egg but somehow the filling has also got a bit of a sweet taste and I can't work out where that has come from. The sweetness goes proper nice with the texture of the filling though so it's all good.
This quiche is a lot more filling than plain cheese quiches, I don't know if it's the bacon in it but I know a 1/4 of this Quiche Lorraine keeps me feeling full up for a lot longer than other quiche.
I paid £1.88 for this quiche and I think that's good value for money because it's quite big and served 4 of us easy. On the box it tells you that for best results you should cook it and then leave to cool again for 30 mins, I think that's to crisp the pastry a bit more but I couldn't be bothered with that so it's either hot or cold for me and no messing about! lol
You have to make sure you eat the quiche straight away because it loses a lot of it's flavour and goes mega stodgy the closer you leave it to the best before date. Also if you open the box try and make sure you eat as much as possible because it goes stale dead quick once the air gets to it.
I didnt know what I wanted for my tea the other night, I was in the middle of doing my food shop and that's a lethal time to not know what to have for my tea so I quickly headed to the fridges to find a fresh quiche. I do like a quiche now and then and hadn't had one for ages so figured this would be a winner!
They had boxes of family sized quiches and smaller boxes as a single portion for just £1 so I picked two up, one to eat that night and the other to freeze and save for another day.
Sainsburys Quiche Lorrainge can be found in the deep pink cardboard box with a picture of a cut up quiche on the front which looks very appetising. It clearly tells us it's Sainsburys Quiche Lorraine all around the box so no confusing it with any other type.
This one quiche contains;
12.9g saturated fat
2.6g total sugars
The quiche, alongside other ingredients is basically made up of cheese, smoked reformed bacon, egg custard and shortcrust pastry. As it does contain egg, which is a form of protein it is quite a filling meal in itself in my opinion.
The single portion quiche is a generous chunky size, small in diameter, maybe smaller than Pukka pies, have you then them? Quite a deep quiche though. The quiche comes sitting in a foil tray very much like a pie does but of course you don't eat this lol! It does advise on the box to keep refridgerated but you can freeze it as well, guidelines and cooking instructions are provided on the back of the box for both a frozen and fresh quiche. Either form of quiche you simply pop it in the oven and wait the required time. You will soon see the top of the quiche turning a golden brown and the puff pastry darkening around the edges. If you do keep the quiche refridgerated you can eat it cold, although I've never liked quiche this way and always cook them and eat them hot.
I was quite looking forward to tucking into mine once it had cooked, it looked scrummy. Holding it with my fork and slicing my knife gently through it the puff pastry crumbled and the egg custard wobbled slightly. To eat it it definitely had the right textures, the slightly crunchy and crumbly pastry with the softness of the egg. Now and then I'd chew into a squidgy bacon piece. I have to admit though it was only the textures that sort of impressed me it didnt offer much flavourwise I was expecting the eggyness that usually comes with a quiche, slight cheesy savouryness and the bacon pieces to be smokey and tasty. Instead the egg was more like a wobbly jelly that I sucked up with no flavour at all, the bacon pieces were chewy and were not smokey or tasty in the slightest and the puff pastry was extremely dry. Overall I found the quiche boring and bland with little, or no flavour. I wouldn't recommend trying this quiche to anyone who likes them.
Quiche Lorraine, an old favourite during my childhood and still going strong today.
Although this food sounds very French its name actually comes from the German word "Kuchen", meaning cake. It originated in the medieval kingdom of Lothringen under German rule but the French later renamed this district Lorraine.
Today's Quiche Lorraine hasn't changed much from the original except that the base used to be made from bread dough and now of course is usually made from short crust pastry. It became popular in England sometime after the Second World War and has been part of our eating habits ever since.
I often buy quiche as it is very easy to make a quick meal from by adding salad, potatoes, savoury rice, whatever takes your fancy really. I particularly like Sainsbury's Quiche Lorraine as the pastry is nice and crisp, even when cold and is just the right thickness. The filling tastes good cold but even better hot when it gets a nice light creamy texture with plenty of bacon and the cheese goes nicely brown on the top.
I often keep one in the freezer as it can be cooked from frozen in the oven for 45 minutes or if defrosted or fresh takes just 25 minutes in the oven. I have popped it in the microwave before, although it doesn't suggest this on the packaging, but it tends to make the pastry a bit damp and squidgy - not a good taste!
There are other flavours such as Broccali but I prefer the original Quiche Lorraine.
By the nature of this food with its pastry, egg and cheese, it isn't a low fat option. It has 23.4g of fat per third of the Quiche (one of these 400g Quiche's usually does our family of 3 for one meal) which puts it in Sainsbury's red traffic light system. However, it is very yummy and as part of a main meal with salad shouldn't cause too much harm now and again.
I find this Quiche Lorraine as tasty as any I have made myself and, of course, a lot less work - perfect for providing a quick meal for the family.
We're eating a lot more salad and cold food with the warmer weather that's hitting the country this week. When the sun is out we tend to eat outside and with that lots of nice goodies seem to appear on our table to go with the salad ingredients.
My OH is a great lover of quiche, and will always encourage me to put these in our trolley. I don't mind buying them but the minute I do they are eaten within one meal between three people and that doesn't present great value for money if we were to have them with every salad.
I have tried to make my own but I am still practising on the art of getting my pastry to taste the same or even marginally like shop bought ones, so until I perfect it, we will continue to buy them.
A quiche Lorraine traditionally hosts bacon and cheese as the predominant fillings. I find these flavours over many of the other varieties on offer give me all the good memories of eating a homemade one from my mum, and I also find the texture to be slightly better than eating say a cheese and onion quiche or a mushroom one.
Sainsbury's offer their quiche Lorraine for £1.89 each, but they are generally on offer for 2 for £3. They tend to have a good shelf life when we get them so needless to say two of them get bought at a time.
The quiche is presented in a foil tray wrapped in a cardboard box. You get a good representation of the product inside the box from the picture on the outside. Its one product that I buy regularly that actually does look like what you will see when you open the box.
Appearance wise, the quiche looks appetising when you first look at it. The pastry crust looks fairly thick and shows that it won't crumble too much when you pick a piece of the quiche up. The filling is set nicely with plenty of bacon bits showing at the surface of the mixture.
I never realised the egg mixture was actually an egg custard until a few months ago. I'm glad I didn't know this as I would have been put off by the name when actually the taste is something completely different to what my brain thinks egg custard should taste like.
The quiche should serve six easily but when you have gannets in our house a quarter of the quiche still isn't enough for one person.
To serve the quiche I usually find quite tricky unless you manage to cut the quiche correctly to start with.
Levering the first slice out, unless gotten right can crumble and leave you with a messy piece on a plate. Thankfully this doesn't happen very often.
I usually find it's easier to eat this quiche using cutlery rather than fingers due to the moistness of the filling.
By getting a piece of pastry as well as filling you are left with a taste combination that sparks off your taste buds on first taste.
A mixture of saltiness from the bacon mixed with a strong cheese, soothes by the crumbly texture of the pastry, makes the quiche almost melt in your mouth. The only trouble is the first taste makes you want more. I can fully understand why it doesn't last long.
Sadly whilst it's gorgeous and tasty, it's not very good for you and contains a lot of fat as you can imagine hosting cheese, egg and butter from the pastry.
A third of a quiche will provide you with 23.4 grams of fat and 342 calories. That's a massive portion of fat from your daily allowance just in a small portion of the quiche.
Overall we all love this quiche and whilst it's not as thick or creamy as the quiches you can buy from the deli that appear twice the thickness, it does compare well to other stores own brand quiches that I have tried.
If you buy two for the monetary value it's always worth knowing that you could freeze the other quiche for later use.
For my granddaughter's tenth birthday buffet I bought a Quiche Lorraine from Sainsbury's as I needed a buffet I could throw together rather than spending hours cooking beforehand. I have had these before and been impressed so I knew I wouldn't be embarrassed serving this to the few guests who were invited.
I cut the quiche into six decent sized slices as I was also serving another variety of the quiche and was impressed with the neat way it sliced, it didn't disintegrate into crumbs and there was enough resistance to my knife to make me think this was going to be a substantial and well filled quiche.
I find it tasty, a little bland perhaps but perfectly fine dipped in mayo or a little barbecue sauce. The eggy mixture is creamy and there are plenty of decent sized pieces of bacon in each slice, I like the fact that the bacon has flavoured the filling of the quiche so there's an all round meatiness to the whole thing. The texture is nice enough, the only problem is when cold I find this quiche to be a little bit plain and there is barely any seasoning. The pastry case is ok, obviously mass produced and rather stodgy in consistency but it's not bad at all.
Although I served this cold I have warmed it before and eaten it as part of a meal. It's much nicer warm, the bacon goes almost like real bacon in taste and texture and the filling becomes very creamy and smooth. The pastry takes on a crumbly melt in the mouth texture and rather than being stodgy it's buttery and very tasty. When heating the bottom of the pastry case becomes a bit soggy, I don't care about this as there are worse things in life than soggy pastry but I know some people cannot stand this so please bear it in mind.
This Quiche Lorraine costs £1.84 which isn't the cheapest supermarket quiche around, it's better than Tesco and Morrisons versions but I much prefer a recent one I bought from Asda which was cheaper but more flavoursome when cold. One third of the quiche contains 350 calories, which is very high indeed and for this reason I will continue to make my own lower fat version of a Quiche Lorraine and save myself a few calories.
A savoury quiche is a fairly easy dish to make but as soon as the idea pops into my head it pops back out again. Ready made quiches aren't expensive and are quite versatile. Serve them with a salad, or chips, a jacket potato goes very well with a slice of quiche and for any special occasions they make good party food.
Sainsbury have had an offer running on this product, buy two for £3, usually they are £1.84 each so there is a good saving to be made.
Sainsbury have packaged the quiche inside of a thin cardboard box. On the front of the box the golden quiche poses cheekily on a wooden table, minus a slice just to show you what an attractive proposition it is.
Sainsbury have added their name to the box inside of a purple rectangle and the nutritional values are clearly marked, as is the sell by date.
The Quiche Lorraine has been cooked in a tin foil tray and if you are going to eat it hot then this tray can be put into the oven. Sainsbury recommend heating the quiche for 25 minutes at a temperature of 190C.
Of course it can also be eaten cold too.
A third of the Quiche contains 342 calories and although it is high in protein it is also high in fats and saturated fats.
When the cold Quiche stares you in the eye it seems to have very little going for it, all around the rim the pastry has been crimped professionally to attract admirers. The cold filling looks stodgy and unappealing, on the surface the Quiche has been `browned off` well and small pieces of bacon bob in and out among the egg mixture.
The unheated Quiche leaves me cold, no aroma, little appeal, a slab of pastry and egg in a tinfoil tray. OH That sounds harsh!
But wait...there's more...
Heat the Quiche and things look altogether different, as you take the hot dish from the oven the glorious smell of smoked bacon makes you drool!
The dull as dish water Quiche has been transformed, the ugly duckling has become a swan!
Take the knife and cut a slice, the blade slides easily through the crumbly short pastry leaving buttery crumbs in its wake.
The hot egg filling has come to life and takes on a new dimension. Where the already golden surface has been reheated there are tiny drops of cheesy oil bubbling away.
Fill your fork and let the Quiche speak for itself, the egg mixture tastes rich creamy and cheesy, the hot smoked bacon pieces are plentiful and full flavoured. The hot shortcrust pastry falls apart in your mouth, even the pastry on the bottom of the Quiche is delectable and there is the merest hint of mustard there somewhere.
I am a fan of ready made Quiches as you might have gathered!
If anyone were to ask me I would willingly recommend Sainsbury`s Quiche Lorraine. But I would tell them that the dish is far more interesting if it is eaten when it is hot, the cold Quiche looks like a slab of rubber sitting in tin foil.
Sorry Sainsbury`s, I am only being honest.
I love Quiche, always have and probably always will. My favourite by far is Broccoli quiche, however, over Christmas, Sainsbury's had a special offer of two quiche for £3 so I decided to try another Sainsbury's flavour too and as my family like bacon I decided to try the Quiche Lorraine hoping that this product could persuade my husband and eldest son to start liking Quiche.
The Quiche was a decent size & certainly enough for two adults, two ten year olds and a toddler. I usually serve this with a salad so this was to be plenty. The pastry looked a good colour, not too light and not too dark and with a good amount and even coverage of filling ingredients.
Ease to prepare:
This was very easy to prepare. The product can be eaten cold as it is sold, it can be heated from chilled but it is also possible to freeze and obviously heated before consumption.
The product comes packaged in a foil tray within a cardboard box. If cooking from chilled or frozen, the guidelines are printed on the back of the box which makes this process very easy. The Quiche just has to be popped onto a baking tray and into the oven. When cooked, it is easier to be left to cool for a while and it is very easy to take out of its foil tray without the quiche crumbling and breaking.
The product itself:
When cutting into the quiche, the consistency is very good. The product does not immediately crumble and break up as soon other brands do. The pastry is soft light and crumbly to taste, although as if it melts in your mouth. There is a light and pleasant buttery taste to the pastry, however, I found this to be a little too much and over powering towards the end of my quarter of the product and ended up cutting off the pastry and only eating the filling. The pastry at the base of the quiche is thin and pleasant, this is not over powering at all. The filling is light and well balanced with around 3cm of filling within the product which gives the impression of a light and fluffy filling.
The overall taste was of bacon and egg. The product specifies that the filling contains bacon, egg and cheese. Sadly, I did not taste any cheese which disappointed me and maybe think that the filling may not have been so bland if there was a slight taste of cheese.
There was a small piece left which I saved for lunch the following day as the product specifies that the product will keep for up to twenty four hours after cooking. Sainsbury's were true to their word and the product was still looking good the next day, however, I didn't enjoy it this time around. The product had obviously cooled down and the taste was even more bland with the bacon having a synthetic taste.
The product as normal price is £1.84 which is a relatively good price if you wish to make this into a meal. As part of a diet, this product is ideal as at round 250kcal per quarter and accompanied with salad, this makes a very filling and low calorie meal.
However, I will probably not be purchasing this product again. I have found that other flavours of Sainsbury's quiche are very tasty, sadly not this product.
I was very let down at the taste when cold and was quite put off by this.
To summarise, this product isn't for me.