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      22.11.2013 13:44
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      A great product at a great price, i cant tell the difference that its a budget range.

      ***Description***
      This Tesco Value Cheese and Bacon Quiche has now been rebranded as part of Tescos Everyday range, but either way this is still their budget range of food products.

      This quiche weights 400g and so serves 4 people. Each quater of quiche contains 255 calories, 2 grams of sugar, 0.17 grams of salt and 17 grams of fat of which 8 grams is saturated fat.

      It is a product that is found in the fridge section of the supermarket amongst other products such as pies and pasties.

      This quiche contains soft cheese, cheddar cheese and also smoked reformed bacon pieces, in a pasty case.

      You can either eat this product cold or warm, but heating it up in the oven.

      ***Ingredients***
      Water,Wheat Flour ,Smoked Reformed Bacon With Added Water (14%) ,Egg ,Vegetable Oil ,Medium Fat Soft Cheese (5%) ,Single Cream ,Cheddar Cheese (4%) ,Modified Maize Starch ,Dextrose ,Salt ,White Pepper ,Nutmeg ,Smoked Reformed Bacon With Added Water contains: Pork ,Water ,Salt ,Dextrose ,Stabilisers (Sodium Triphosphate, Sodium Polyphosphate) ,Antioxidant (Sodium Ascorbate) ,Curing Salt (Sodium Nitrite)

      ***Price***
      This retails in Tescos at 99p, I have never seen it on any special offer (which i think is the same for most of their Everyday budget range of food products). Their standard Cheese and Bacon Quiche retails at £2.30 so it is quite a lot cheaper.

      ***Why i bought it***
      I buy this product reasonably regularly when i have planned to have Quiche as a meal and the Tesco standard quiches are full price and not on a special offer. We usually either have Quiche cold with salad or Warm with baked beans and often served alongside a jacket potato.

      ***What i thought of it***
      I can barely tell the difference between this budget range quiche and the standard quiche, although it has a little less bacon, i find that the texture and taste is otherwise very comparable and this is why i wont pay over double the price for the standard range one.

      Everyone in my family loves quiche, especially my eldest boy. No one ever comments when i serve them this budget version.

      ***Would i buy it again***
      Yes i will continue to buy this quiche as its good value for money compared to the standard quiche.

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        24.12.2011 19:38

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        Great quiche - love it

        I quite enjoy a nice bit of quiche every now and again. The Tesco Value Range make a great one with bacon and cheese. It only costs a quid and it contains a medium sized (400g) family sized quiche.

        It comes in a cardboard box and inside the box is the foil tin with the quiche inside. You can either eat it hot or cold, up to you. I like it cold with salad and coleslaw or sometimes I'll heat it up for about fifteen to twenty minutes in a hot oven till the top goes nice and bubbly.

        I also like to sprinkle a bit extra grated cheese on the top of mine. The pastry is light and fluffy and not too dense and the filling has plenty of taty cheese and tons of bacon. You cannot tell its a cheap brand product and I'm sure if you put it into a Sanisnbury's box and served it up you'd fool everyone.

        It has a generous amount of filling and the colour is golden and orange and you can really see not just taste the bacon in it.

        It smells great as it's heating up and makes your mouth water.

        I'd definitely recommended and well worth the small price.

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        12.05.2010 16:15
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        Really impressed by this product.

        Since my husband lost his job, it has forced us to rethink our spending priorities, and this has meant buying more of the supermarket "value" brands. I have been pleasantly surprised since putting aside my snobbery, as many value branded items are just as good as their more expensively priced neighbours. Things like fruit juice and bottled water are fantastic, whilst I still avoid value teabags and ham like the plague!


        I wasn't sure then, whether the Value Cheese and Bacon Quiche would be up to much. I was expecting a quite bland offering, with very little meat and an artificial taste. How wrong I was! This was a real treat!


        We don't buy quiche very often, but usually buy the more upmarket brands when we do. The Tesco Value quiche costs £1 for a 400g quiche. The quiche can be found in the chilled section of the supermarket. It comes in the trademark blue and white coloured box with the "value" logo on it. The box also has a picture of a slice of quiche, which looks really appetising, with lots of tasty bacon pieces inside and a golden crust on the outside.


        The nutritional information is as follows per quarter of quiche (although we are a bit greedy and eat more that a quarter each):

        Cal 280
        Sugar 2.9g
        Fat 18.7g
        Saturates 7.5g
        Salt 0.7g

        O.k. So you couldn't really describe it as a "health food", and I think it would be good for Tesco to review the amout of salt they use when making this product, because as I have said, realistically, you are going to eat more that a quarter of this in one go.


        The quiche itself is really enjoyable. The crust is just the right depth and thickness, and doesn't go soggy when you cook it. The quiche has a really pleasant savoury flavour, and you can really make out the onion and bacon when you eat it.


        The quiche can be enjoyed hot or cold. I had mine hot, and my husband got home late and had his cold, but that is the beauty of this type of food; if you know that your partner may be late home, you don't need to worry about reheating a dinner or cooking two seperate meals.


        The quiche can be stored in the fridge or frozen if desired. The product contains wheat, milk, gluten and egg, so allergy sufferers should avoid this product.


        To cook, you place in the oven at 200 C, Gas mark 6, for 20-25 minutes, or 40-45 minutes if frozen.


        I will definitely be buying this product again. It tastes just as good as the more expensive quiches in the supermarket, and contains no artificial preservatives, flavours, colours or hydrogenated fat.


        This product would be perfect for serving at parties, or part of a summer lunch outdoors, or served hot as part of a simple evening meal.

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          28.11.2009 18:15
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          A Yummy Quiche That's Perfect For Saturday Lunchtime

          For such a cheap quiche this isn't half bad, it only cost about 85p and easy served 3 of us for our lunch today with a salad. It's Cheese And Bacon flavoured but there isn't much of a taste of the bacon so as long as you think of it as a normal cheese quiche then you'll be ok.

          The pastry is very dry, that didn't bother me because I always dip the crust into blue cheese sauce anyway but if you're not mad keen on using sauce with your quiche then you might think the end crust is too dry.

          The filling is yummy. It hasn't got a mega strong cheese flavour but I thought it was a lot richer than I was expecting because of how cheap the quiche was. It's got quite an eggy taste but that's not nasty like it sounds and the filling has got salt and pepper in it so that the seasoning takes off the taste of egg a bit.

          I thought the slice of quiche I had was very filling and because the filling is a bit stodgy it made me feel full up better than if i have one of those tiny individual quiches. There are small bits of bacon in the filling and even though you can't really taste the meat they make the texture of the filling a lot more interesting than just plain smooth cheese.

          I don't think you can moan about this for how cheap it is. The last quiche I brought was from the Sainsburys standard range and that was over £2.00 for a similar size. This one doesn't LOOK as good but who cares when you're only going to be munching it up and swallowing it anyway??? lol

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          12.10.2009 21:18
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          A really tasty quiche!

          I love quiche so when I saw this in my local Tesco store priced at 83p I couldn't resist shoving it in my already overflowing basket for my tea! I had never tried this economy quiche before and didn't know what to expect from it!

          The Packaging:

          Square cardboard box with a photograph of the quiche on the front of it and in red, navy and white writing I'm told it is Tesco 'Value' Cheese & Bacon Quiche and I'm told it contains no artificial preservatives, flavours, colours or hydrogenated fats and I'm told it is suitable for home freezing, there is an at a glance nutritional chart on there and the display till and best before date are displayed. On the back of the box other information includes heating instructions, storage advice, ingredients and allergy advice is given, a full nutritional chart is shown, weight is stated which is 330g and contact details for Tesco are given.

          The Quiche:

          Well you can eat this hot or cold and to heat it all it takes is 20-25 minutes on a baking tray in an oven.

          I personally like my quiche cold though. I found it easy to remove out of the foil tray it came in. Looks nice, nice thick creamy coloured pastry, fluted to the edges and of course the base is smooth pastry too. The middle of the quiche is of course full of filling and in patches it is a slightly golden colour and set.

          Taste wise I was so pleasantly surprised by this! The filling is light, moist and tastes in the main of egg and mature cheese with pieces of small moist smoked bacon in it and is a bit like a set custard, really fluffy under the set top. The whole thing is juicy, well seasoned and tasty and even the pastry has a light, crumbly and slighty creamy texture to it.

          Verdict:

          This is a value product that really does taste great and looks great. I loved it and will definitely repurchase it time and time again!

          Allergy Advice:

          Contains: Milk, wheat, gluten, egg.
          Recipe: No nuts
          Ingredients: Cannot guarantee nut free.
          Factory: No nuts.

          Nutritional information Per one-quarter of a quiche:

          Calories: 230
          Sugar: 2.4g
          Fat: 15.4g
          Saturates: 6.2g
          Salt: 0.6g

          Only available in Tesco stores.

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          11.06.2009 19:28
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          I'm not the biggest Quiche Fan. I do like the odd little piece, and a whole Quiche would be wasted on me. I tend to buy cheaper Quiche (don't think i've ever bought a really dear one!), as it doesn't bother me so much if I have to throw half a cheaper one out. I bought one of these a couple of weeks ago to take into work as part of a Buffet Day.

          This Quiche was 300g and cost a bargain 84p. Size wise this is much the same size box as the others on the shelves, and yes the packaging isn't that exciting, but that does in the bin anyway. it's what's in the box that counts! You find this in the Chiller section of Tesco, nearby to the Chilled Pies and pastry products.

          So to the packaging. The box is white with the Tesco Value badge stuck at the top of it. The only colourings against the white box is Blue and Red, but there is quite a large picture of the Quiche, but you don't see much of it, and in my view it just looks like a biring orang-y coloured circle. The quiche is in a circular foil tray inside, and that does it's job.

          I was expecting some thin little thing when I opened the box, but it looked better than I thought. It was about the size i expected, but it was a little deeper than I thought it would be. Without the packaging it looked like any other Quiche i've seen anyway, and for the price I was surprised!

          1/4 of the Quiche has 230 calories and 15.8g fat, so not ideal on the fat content front, but what do you expect with a egg/cheese/pastry product?

          You can eat this straight from the fridge, which is alright, but I like to eat it at room temperature as I think you can taste the flavours a bit better when it isn't freezing cold and all stuck together. You can also warm this up at 200o for approx 10 minutes, and this will crisp the pastry up a bit as well.

          Since this was used for a Buffet I cut it into 8 pieces. Certainly it was 8 small pieces, but it was just the right Buffet size. If you were to eat this as part of a meal I suggest half the Quiche teamed with some Chips, or a quarter teamed with perhaps Chips and some Salad and you would have an adequate meal.

          So now the important part - the taste? It was alright. The Pastry had a nice Egg-y taste, the Cheese tasted Cheddary and not like Plastic, and the Bacon tasted Smokey, nice and Meaty. If I could complain I would say the Bacon taste didn't seem to be spread out amongst the Quiche and there didn't seem to be that many Bacon pieces, but it is a budget brand, and it done well in my book.

          I would recommend you to pop 1 in your trolly if you are at tesco, as I think this is a great, tasty budget buy.

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            07.01.2009 13:06
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            A good Quiche, and great value! not one to miss!!!

            Probably one of the best items in the Tesco Value range, and I don't say that very lightly. I can't speak for everyone, but most of the times I have a Quiche it's with a salad as a light lunch, or cut into segments and part of a buffet for say, a party.

            So its never really on its own and an "expected to shine" product anyway, so for me, and I guess for you, this Tesco Value range product makes perfect sense.

            This particular Cheese and Bacon Quiche, ticks all the boxes in my book, its got a delicious base, which tastes very buttery. It has a silky smooth egg mixture, and a nice balanced ratio of cheese and bacon so as not to make it too salty or bland neither.

            In fact, I would go far as saying a home made Cheese and Bacon Quiche would not taste much better, but certainly would cost you alot more to make. If you really wanted, you could grate over some extra cheese, perhaps a red leicester, or you could even be extravagant and grate over some parmesan for some added zing! All the while knowing you have an absolute bargain on your plate.

            Once again, as is the tradition for the Tesco Value range, the physical appearance and look of the product, and its shelf location, is as unappealing as possible. There is almost a stigma to touching this product, and having it in your basket. I guess that is what Tesco want, they would prefer you purchase a premium brand so they increase their profits.

            However, if you look beyond its outward appearance, what you will be getting for your few pence, is a very fine product indeed. Next time your about to splash out on a Quiche check out the Value range, once its out of the box, nobody will know!!

            Enjoy!

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            11.08.2008 19:03
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            A lovely quiche which proves you do not have to spend a fortune.

            It was my granddaughters 12th birthday on Sunday and for one reason or another she had an extraordinary amount of money spent on her. Her dad heard me and my daughter planning a shopping trip to buy party food and finally put his foot down, we had a budget to stick to in order for them to be able to pay their mortgage this month!

            In Tesco I headed to the chillers to see what I could pick up to lighten the load on my daughters purse when I spotted their Value Cheese & Bacon Quiche. I know it sounds stingy, but not many people who come to my daughters parties eat quiche and it's the one food that gets thrown away at the end of the day when everyone has gone home. This quiche cost me 85p whereas the next cheapest was £2.69 so I figured that even if it was cheap and nasty then at least for aesthetics sake there was quiche on the table!

            My quiche was nicely presented once I took it out of the awful Value packaging, it sits in an aluminium tray which has high sides to ensure the pastry crust doesn't get broken and smashed. I was surprised at the size of the quiche, it was both larger and deeper than I was expecting for the price. I also noticed that the quiche looks very nice, the top is a nice dappled golden colour and it certainly looks as appetising as the more expensive quiches I've bought.

            I cut the quiche into eight small wedges and was pleased that it cut nicely even though the knife wasn't particularly sharp, the pastry crust didn't crumble into bits which made my quiche look very nicely presented on the buffet table.

            The taste was the biggest surprise though. You could argue that the surprise is there is no bacon flavour in this Cheese & Bacon Quiche, but that's not really the point for me. The bacon is more like thickly cut ham pieces and there is no meaty flavour to them at all, but the actual eggy quiche filling is delicious. For such a low price I had been expecting a 'wet' and flavourless quiche, but this is definitely as good as Tesco's standard priced quiche which is £2 more.

            The pastry is soft and floury tasting and has a lovely melt in the mouth texture. It's not too thick which is perfect for me as those quiches that are surrounded by 1cm thick shortcrust pastry tend to be dry tasting and sickly. The pastry on the base is good too, it hasn't gone at all soggy but seems to have absorbed some of the flavour of the filling which makes it a bit more interesting.

            The filling is perfect I think. Not as the Cheese & Bacon Quiche it's sold as, but as a plain and ordinary Quiche. There is plenty of filling in there which was a pleasant surprised as I'd imagined this Value quiche would have scrimped on the filling, but it's a very generous amount and is evenly distributed on the quiche. It's soft but has been set to a more solid consistency than a lot of cheap shop bought quiches, I think this is much nicer than crumbly and barely cooked fillings like the Finest quiche range that is at the other end of the scale in Tesco.

            It has a nice egginess that comes across as a sensation rather than a taste but I'm definitely aware of the eggs in this quiche. The cheese flavour is good too and there are small pieces of onions in the filling as well which go very nicely with the cheese. The bacon/ham pieces add a bit of texture to the quiche and break up the softness of the filling. Together the flavours mingle together well so that you cannot actually put your finger on what you're tasting but they all compliment each other really well. The seasoning is a little heavy handed I think and I found this quiche tasted quite salty, which is a shame as this is the only thing which let it down for me.

            Everyone enjoyed the quiche (out of those of us who eat the damned thing anyway!) and it was testament to how good this particular one was that only two wedges went in the bin after the party as usually at least four are binned without fail! I had been a little snobbish and made sure the quiche was out of the horrible box before the guests arrived, but when my sister asked what brand it was I had to come clean and everyone commented about how surprised they were that this was a no frills product.

            For 85p you could have this quiche with a salad and feed a family of four as I think the size of it is just right. A quarter of the quiche contains 230 calories and 15.4g of fat so unless you're throwing a 'who cares about the diet' party like me and my daughter did today then you'll need to have it with something healthy to balance your diet properly. You can eat it warm, we had ours cold straight out of the box but it has the consistency that makes me think it will heat up well.

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