“ Brand: Asda / Type: Pizza „
Quiche is a firm favourite in our house, maybe because it was the first thing I learnt how to cook from scratch. I can't, however, always be bothered to cook it from scratch so I brought a Smart Price quiche to see if it tasted half decent.
* Packaging *
As with all Smart Price products, the packaging is basic with the green and white box and a picture of the quiche on the front and nutritional information, and ingredients on the back.
* Taste *
I cooked this in the oven from chilled for 20 minutes, and then it was time for the taste test. The pastry was a nice consistency, it crumbled a little as I cut the quiche and took a bite, but overall not majorly crumbly. The filling was just ok too. I'm not really sure why this is called a cheese and bacon quiche, I believe it should be called a cheese quiche. The bacon appeared few and far between, and once a bit of bacon has been found it tasted too tough and salty. The rest of the filling was nice, with a creamy texture and very flavoursome. The cheese on top was a sharp tasting cheese and definitely left a tangy flavour for a while after eating.
* Price *
The quiche is obviously only available from Asda stores. It currently costs 83p
* Overall *
I don't think I'll buy this again for meal time, if we do fancy quiche I'll stop being so lazy and cook my own. But I will purchase these again for buffets and if a few friends come round with a couple of drinks for nibbles. The lack of bacon definitely lets this quiche down, but for the price I guess that's expected.
I have always made my own quiche, especially if it's for a family mid week meal. However, when I am having a few friends around for drinks and a few nibbles I always buy these Asda smart Price cheese and bacon quiches.
If you are looking for a high quality, wholesome product that is stuffed to the brim with succulent bacon pieces. Then I would say that this product is not for you. This quiche though is great for a quick, convenient and tasty party food. The unbelievable price of 83p for this quiche is such great value. Granted, It is not the best quiche in the world. But as far as quiches its not at all bad.
The pastry casing is quite light and fluffy. I am always impressed with the generous amount of pastry that is provided within this quiche. The cheese and bacon filling, is slightly less impressive. The cheese is quite sharp and certainly makes an impression on your taste buds. The cheesiness is quite creamy and very pleasing. However the bacon within this quiche is almost unadentifiable. There is one or two small slivers but certainly no chunky bacon bits. The bacon that I did manage to find within the quiche, I found to be quite salted and the texture of the bacon was quite chewy. Im afraid that this really let down the eating enjoyment.
The quiche can be divided into six good sized portions. Which I think is a fairly reasonable size. If I do use these quiches within a buffet for friends I usually make up about three quiches and this is more than enough for my group of friends. This makes for something a bit more varied on the food table.
The smartprice packaging of the quiche is typical of the smart price brand. It is fairly plain, with green lettering against a plain white box. This is a picture of the quiche on the front of the packaging. But I have to say I have never had the amount of bacon in my quiches than what is displayed!!
On a more positive side, there is an excellent amount of valuable information provided on the packaging. There is a comprehensive list of ingredients, nutritional values and allergy advice. There is also simple to follow cooking instructions. The cooking time for this quiche is usually around 20 minutes.
There is alot of great things about this quiche. The eggy texture is light and fluffy and very flavoursome. This is really complimented by the sharp kick of the cheese. What looses points for me is the bacon. It is too sparce and I dont like it's over saltiness. But for the price of under 90p, I think that all in all the quiche is very good value for money. For the purpose of party food, I would not consider buying any other brand. But I have to say for a family meal I would prefer to make my own.
Not big Quiche eaters in out house, but we enjoy the odd slice and always have 1 in for any Buffet that we have. Although a Cheese and Onion one is nice, I think Cheese and Bacon is that bit nicer.
This was in the chill section at Asda next to the items such as Pies, and other Pastry goods. This cost 89p for it, which was a good bit cheaper than the £1.40 for the Asda Supermarket brand one. The weights were much the same and although I thought perhaps that it would perhaps be quite as full of flavour as the more expensive one, I thought it was worth the try especially for the price of this.
You could eat this hot or cold. I find that eating something like this at Room temperature is just nice, as it takes the chill off it that bit. You can put this on a plate or just leave in the foil tray.
This cut into 8 bits of alright size. Although it crumbled slightly when I cut this, it came out alright. The Pastry was slightly soggy and you could taste the Egg in it, The Cheese on top was flavoursome and a nice tangy Cheddar or perhaps a bit lighter taste than that, but there wasn't that much Bacon in here. You could see the little cubes of Bacon, but I would have liked that bit more in here. Then again for the price I thought that part would be missing a bit more than other. The bacon taste was smokey and nice.
I would buy this again, as it was cheap and quite cheerful, but it wasn't too exciting. For our limited Quiche knowledge it was actually quite good.
I went to Asda about 11 o'clock one cold day to get something warm for lunchtime. I normally buy the Asda Quiche Lorraine, but they didn't have it in and I saw this for £0.83 for 330g and into the basket it went.
The packaging is pretty uninspiring as with most of this range, plain white background with green writing and a photo of the product. Inside the quiche comes in a foil tray and needs to go in the oven from chilled for about 25 minutes. The product can also be cooked straight from frozen if you fancy. Nutritionally, a third of the quiche comes in at 289 calories with 8.1g of saturated fat - not for those on a diet then.
Within about 15 minutes there was a lovely baked smell coming from the kitchen. I checked on the quiche, another 10 minutes and the pastry appeared a golden colour and the cheese had nicely browned.
I popped half onto my plate with a little salad I had prepared, now for the important taste test. The pastry was a nice crumbly consistency round the sides and it hadn't gone soggy underneath the filling. The filling however was a little disappointing, the egg was runny and a bit tasteless and I only found a few pieces of bacon that only gave texture, not taste. The cheese on top was okay, quite crispy but not enough of it.
I did eat this half because I was hungry for something hot on a cold day, but otherwise I might of gone with a sandwich. Normally with left over quiche, I would store in the fridge and have cold for lunch the next day. When removing from the fridge, it had gone all limp and floppy and didn't look appealing in any way shape or form so I gave it a miss therefore wasting half.
I wouldn't buy this again. I think some of the Smart price range are fantastic; this however won't be gracing my basket again any time soon.