“ Brand: Asda / Type: Frozen Food „
I absoloutely love onion rings and usually buy battered ones. However I popped into my local Asda store the other night and they hadn't got any my usual ones in stock so I opted to still buy the stores own but the breaded variety for a change. The Packaging: The onion rings come in a turquoise coloured bag and on the front of that bag we are told that they are Asda 'Chosen By You' Breaded Onion rings, there is a photograph shown with chopped onions and come cooked onion rings on there and we are also given the best before date and are told to keep them frozen. On the back of the bag other information listed includes ingredients, allergy advice and a nutritional chart being given, the size is stated (which in this case is 750g) and cooking instructions and contact details for Asda are given. Easy to open bag, this is and informative enough however there isn't anything to help reseal the bag but course you can rip it open and tie it back up yourself! The Onion Rings: What you in a bag is alot of smalll light beige rings that look textured rough. To cook them you simply can pop them in the oven for about 10-15 minutes or deep fry them for 2-3 minutes, either way you cook them from frozen. I have cooked these both ways and there is not alot of difference really in the way they taste. Obviously if you oven cook them they are healthier but take longer to cook, they go a golden brown colour but the breaded crumbs are hard and rather dry. If you deep fry them they are not so healthy and still go a golden colour but look a bit shinier and the coating goes more moist than when oven baking them though not soggy. Personally I prefer the deep fry mine and this is because even cooked this way the coating that they have is really hard but I find it to be worse if I oven bake them on my sensitive teeth. Taste wise these are simply ok but I can't rave over them sadly. The coating is bland, dry and quite brittle and gives texture to the rings more than it does flavour. Inside you get a round slither of onion which is well cooked and tastes like onion but thats basically it on the flavours front. These are ok but a bit bland and boring for me really. I don't like the hard breadcrumbs and in my opinion the only way to eat an onion ring is the battered way! Nutritional Information Per 4 Onion Rings: Energy: 164kcal Protein: 2.5g CarbohydrateL: 19.1g of which sugars: 3.5g Fat: 8.3g of which saturates: 1.4g Fibre: 1.4g Sodium: 0.17g equivalent as salt: 0.4g Only available in this one size and costs £1.20 a bag.