“ Brand: Asda / Type: Other Ready Meals „
Just recently I moved flats which meant I had to defrost my freezer and refill it. On a budget off I went to Asda to look for some tasty bargains and this was when I spotted a box of Cornish Pasties, 2 of them for a pound (unlike the photograph at the top of this page, these are the frozen pasties and not the fresh!) by the way lol. The Packaging: The box is black and a pinkish colour with a photograph of a cooked pasty of the front of it and we are told that they are Asda '2' Cornish Pasties and that they are free from artificial flavours, colours or hydrogenated fats and there is an at a glance nutritional chart shown. On the back of the box other information listed include a full nutritional chart and allergy advice is given as well as cooking instructions and contact details for Asda. Nice enough, informative packaging this is. The Pasties: To cook these all you have to do is pop them in the oven from frozen for about 25-30 minutes. They go from a large pale coloured moon shaped pasty to golden in about that time with a nice meaty aroma to them and golden flaky looking pastry which doesn't appear greasy. I cooked these up for me and my mate one evening and we rather enjoyed them and thought they were not only great quality but also excellent value for money! The pastry is as I have said golden and flaky. Its tasty enough and we liked the crispiness of the outside of it and the fact that although flaky it was Strong enough to hold a really big amount of filling. Inside the pasty you get lots of good quality and none greasy/gristly minced beef with small lumps of carrot and slithers of onion and cubes of well cooked through and seasoned potato which has been fried and a small amount of swede. The whole thing is nicely seasoned with salt and you can see speckled bits of black pepper giving a slight heat to it all and overall all the ingredients taste great and are well cooked through. These are filling yet tasty pasties on every level and I wouldn't hesitate in purchasing them time and time again in the future...and neither now would my mate! They're great sized, not greasy and simply lovely! Nutritional Information Per Oven Baked Pastry: Energy: 463kcal Protein:10.3g Carbohydrate: 43.9g of which sugars: 2.7g Fat: 27.3g of which saturates: 13.8g Fibre: 4.6g Sodium: 0.85g equivalent as salt: 2.1g Only available i Asda stores costing £1.00 for a box of two of them.