“ Brand: Asda / Type: Frozen Food „
20 Chicken Nuggets
I was planning a night in with the girls with pizza, movies, wine, magazines and a heap of gossip and giggles. I wanted some chicken nuggets to add to the table for an easy addition to the whole load of other food we had as something meaty and we all like chicken nuggets so thought why not. I didn't want to spend a lot of money on the chicken nuggets as 9 times out of 10 I'd cook them and only a few will be eaten so I went for the smart price 72p for 20 of them which I thought was very good price and was hoping the quality and taste wasn't too disappointing.
Chicken Nuggets are really easy to cook and eat you just pop them on a baking tray and put them in the over gas mark 5 for 15-20 minutes I always leave mine in slightly longer so they are a crisp golden colour as that's how I prefer them, not soft. Also can tell they are properly cooked (haha)
Typical values Per 100g Per 1/5 pack
Energy 926kJ 593kJ
Fat 11.kg 7.3g
of which saturates. 1.9g 1.2g
Carbohydrate 17.2g 11.0g
of which sugars 1.1g 0.7g
Fibre 1.8g 1.2g
Protein 11.6g 7.4g
Salt 0.6g 0.4g
So after delivering the chicken nuggets to my 4 friends which looked a little pale compared to other brands even though they were crispy. I asked them what they thought as they were smart price and a cheaper alternative. We all agreed that although you can tell the difference from brands such as birds eye they weren't too bad at all especially if like us you dip them in ketchup, BBQ sauce or any sauce of your choice, I think I will be purchasing these in future why spend a lot of money when you can buy the cheaper alternative and lose a little flavouring and gain some extra pounds. They were all eaten as well which is a bonus usually with us girls there's wasted food that goes in the bin.
For 72p I think it's an absolute bargain and think everyone should change just give them a try and if you or your children don't like them it's 72p you've lost not a great fortune. Obviously these should be consumed as part of a healthy dinner and not on their own as they aren't the healthiest option. Kids will love them.
I love love love chicken especially chicken nuggets and dippers, considering i only really eat chicken out of all the meats, sometimes i like a little variation so i thought i would try these little beauties.
Packaging : They come in a cheap looking bag as the picture shows but do not let that put you off. The might of skimped on the packaging but the product inside is lovely.
Quantity : Right as you can see it says there are 20 in a bag but that is not always the case, my first pack contained 23 and my second contained 26 i think im on to a winner!
Price : They are very cheap and only cost 50p so thats not even 5p a nugget, so if your on low income or have a family to feed these are perfect and even if you dont like them hey its only 50p your throwing away. They are a cheap product with a premium taste.
Taste : I think they taste lovely, there noy soggy or chewy or wet. They have a good bite and are fairly succelent. They are not super full of flavour but thats nothing a but of salt and ketchup cannot solve. The breadcrumbs compliment it really well and i actually prefer it to the usual batter that you get, it makes it slightly healthier aswell.
Avaliable : They are only avaliable in asda which for me is a bit of a bummer as in london there are not very many, i have to go to old kent road.
Nutrition : Now im not gonna lie and said there as healthy as a salad but there not too bad at all. Each nugget has 33 calories which wont break the bank and there also isent many ingredients, in alot of cheaper foods they fill them full of chemicals but not these!
Overall verdict : These are definetly worth a try as there perfect as a snack or as part of a main meal, adults will like them and kids will like them too. They go lovely with salad and sweetcorn or chips and beans or even mash potato, so there very versatile. So definetly give them a try and even if you dont like them atleast its only 50p!
I am not really a huge fan of chicken nuggets as a rule.... however my boyfriend is and he is one fussy eater believe me! He has simple tastes and really does have food issues so when I knew he was coming to stay with me for a couple of weeks (we have a long distance relationship sadly for the time being) I knew I had to go stock up with a load of simple type foods and these were high on my list of things to get though saying that I never told him I picked up a cheap bag of them cos he only normally eats branded produce! So when I cooked them I never even showed him the bag and he simply got given them with chips lol!
White and bright green bag and there is a photograph of the chicken nuggets on there. I am told that they are Asda 'Smart Price' *20 Breaded Chicken Nuggets 'Chopped and shaped chicken coated in breadcrumbs' and that they are free from artificial colours, flavourings, preservatives and hydrogenated fat, that they oven cook in 15 minutes and the weight of the bag is stated which in this case is 320g. Other information listed on the back of the bag includes ingredients and allergy advice, warnings and storage details are given (these are freezable by the way), a full nutritional chart is given as well as cooking instructions and contact details for Asda are listed. Cheap packaging this is but it is informative enough and easy to open etc.
The Chicken Nuggets:
The instructions on the bag say to oven cook them in 12-15 minutes and thats how I cooked half of the bag for my boyfriend. The other half of the bag I popped in the deep fat fryer although cooking instructions don't say to do that but I found them to be even nicer fried in fat and they went crispy as anything and like one's I'm used to from McDonald's!
They are round in shape and covered in golden breadcrumbs really evenly and all slightly seasoned. The chicken inside is moist, mushed up and well formed so they don't fall apart on you.
They taste nice enough and like I say I do prefer them deep fat fried as I prefer the breadcrumbs crispy rather than hard which is the way they came out of the oven but my boyfriend really did enjoy his.
The chicken nuggets in flavour are very plain however you can tart them up with some dips if you like. These are a decent offering and are certainly are a good value product though they are not made from chicken breast and are filled with all sorts to be bulked out to be honest with you. Not bad though and I would certainly buy them again in the future!
Nutritional Information Per Nugget:
of which sugars: 0.3g
of which saturates: 0.1g
equivalent as salt: 0.1g
Only available in Asda stores costing about 50p a bag.