“ Brand: Dalepak / Type: Other Ready Meals „
With my mate being Vegetarian we buy an awful lot of things that are ready made up that we can put with things to make quick meals. With both of us really loving vegetables the way we do, when we spotted these in Asda priced at a pound a box we thought we should get these to try out!
White box and on the front of it we are told that they are Dalepak Vegetable Crispbakes 'Lightly seasoned vegetables coated in a crispy breadcrumb' and this in this case there are 4 in a box and the weight is stated (360g) and that they are Vegetarian Society Approved, there is a an at a glance nutritional chart on there and a picture of a cut open crisp bake. Other information on the box given includes being given a list of the ingredients and allergy advice, storage details and a full nutritional chart is shown as well as cooking instructions and contact details for Dalepak Foods being listed. Nice informative box this is.
Round in shape and rather thick they are evenly coated in breadcrumbs and all you do is cook them from frozen (for best results according to the information on the box) and in the oven for about 22-24 minutes. I found them to cook very well indeed in that time and go a lovely golden colour too and give off a lovely vegetable aroma whilst cooking!
However I found that although I cooked them in accordance to the instructions given on the box that they were actually rather delicate to handle and fell apart on me and making a bit of mess and not looking all that appetising really!
Taste wise though me and my love these, so much so we have been back to Asda to purchase a couple more boxes before they go off offer!
The breadcrumbs are thick and go slightly crunchy though don't get me wrong not teeth breakingly so! The inside of the crispbake is soft and mushy for the most part of it, nicely seasoned and made from onion, courgette, carrot, peas, spinach, parsnip and green beans. You can taste a little sage in there which really helps to bring out all the flavours of the afore mentioned ingredients and a slight hint of tomato is is there too. You can make out what some of the vegetables are such as the green beans and the insides do look colourful and tasty!
None greasy and only 149 calories a crispbake these are more filling than they appear and interesting in flavours. My mate or I don't like bland food and these really are not but taste natural, not over seasoned and generally, well....falvoursome. Great on a cooked meal with gravy or with chips.... a versatile food these are and we love em! Recommended from us highly!
Nutritional Information Per Crispbake:
Available in all good supermarkets etc at the usual pricing of around £1.50 a box though these usually are on offer in a variety of places to be fair!