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Asda Prawn and Coriander Spring Rolls

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Brand: Asda / Type: Frozen Food

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      21.01.2011 15:26
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      So so!

      Being a pair of late night nibblers, both me and my flatmate/bestmate like to snack on interesting foods of an evening. I spotted these in Asda costing £1.75 for 4 spring rolls and as they didn't look huge so I thought they must taste amazing at that price so treated us to some.

      The Packaging:

      The 4 spring rolls come lined up in a clear plastic tray with a clear lid and then over that you get a red coloured cardboard sleeve and on the front of that we are told that they are Asda 'Chosen By You', New! 4 Prawn & Coriander Spring Rolls 'Layers of crispy filo pasty and fragrant coriander leaf filled with prawn, yam bean, spring onion, vermicelli rice noodles, ginger and red chilli'. On the back of the sleeve other information listed includes ingredients and allergy advice being given, there is a full nutritional chart shown as well as cooking instructions given and contact details for Asda listed. Nice enough, minimal packaging that still manages to be informative enough.....this is.

      The Spring Rolls:

      In appearance these are light beige rolls of pastry that are long and have a wrapped appearance to each one. Before cooking them you can see the green coriander leaf scattered within each one in abundance and they just look really appertising really however they are skinny and although they look pleasant they don't look filling at all lol!

      Taste wise well these were really rather strange. The filo pastry was crispy enough and tasty and not one bit stodgy or soggy. The inside was a well blended mix or little bits of light pink prawn, some slithers of spring onions, coriander and rice and so on.

      You simply cook these in the oven from chilled in about 10 minutes, so they are nice and simple to prepare just be careful when you bits into one cost they really are hot!

      Flavourwise I coudn't really taste much apart from seasoning and maybe a bit of coriander but when I asked my mate what flavour they were she took a stab in the dark and said they were chicken cos really....she had no clue at all, flavourwise they just didn't pack any sort of punch at all.

      They have no smell, are very moist, I couldnt detect most of the ingredients used that are listed on the ingredient list such as rice, yam beans, red chillis or garlic but they were weirdly nice because they were moist and salty and it was a juicy filling.

      I don't think these are worth the high price tag at all for what they are, would maybe buy them heavily reduced or on offer or something like that but these were nothing like I expected them to be but the light filo pastry was lovely and their saving Grace!

      Nutritional Information Per Spring Roll:

      Energy: 65Kcal
      Fat: 3.0g
      of which saturates: 1.4g

      Only available from Asda stores.

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