Store bought pre packaged quiches are not normally very good in my opinion as they tend to be a bit bland but this is one of the better ones, usually these are o offer of buy two for £3 and you can mix and max from within the Sainsbury range of quiches.
The quiche weighs 400g in total will comfortably serve eight people with a slice or six if you want to give out bigger portions. It is ready to eat cold however I prefer to heat mine up and it needs 25 minutes in the oven at 180. Cooking it does make the pastry a lot crisper, straight from the pacet it is a bit soft and lifeless.
I like the fact that this quiche has a really strong cheese flavour to it and while you can taste the onion it does not dominate the flavour of the product, the cheese used is quite strong as you can smell it when you cut into the quiche. The pastry is not too thick and is nice and firm.
Slicing it into an eighth will mean that each slice contains 120 claories and about 8g of fat so you do not want to eat too much in one go, it does have a nice flavour to it and goes really well with a baked potato or salad. It is suitable for vegetarians.
Of all the store made quiches that I have had this is probably the best of the lot in this particular price range mainly because it has the most flavour to it, some other store bought pre packaged quiches are rather bland a little watery in my opinion and have very little flavour however this particular quiche has a strong cheese and onion flavour to it.
These are often on offer in Sainsbury's with a buy two from the range for £3 and there are plenty of other varieties to choose however this is my favourite. The quiche is 400g in total and you can easily get eight slices out of it if you have other things on a buffet table or for me about a quarter of it with some salad and crusty bread makes a nice lunch.
It takes 25 minutes to cook although you can eat it straight from the container, it can also be frozen and cooked for 45 minutes straight from the freezer, I must say I prefer to cook it and then let it chill rather than eating it hot, I find cooking it makes the pastry crisper.
The pastry is not too thick and is nice and firm and the cheese used is quite strong as you can smell it when you cut into the quiche, laced into the quiche are bits of white onion, personally I would prefer it to be red onion but this is still a nice tasting quiche.
The bad news is that a quarter slice will add 240 calories to the meal and 15.6g of fat so not the healthiest option but if you eat it with salad then it is not so bad.
As I said this is the best of the lot in my opinion and well worth getting if you are in Sainsbury's.
I love most foods and I eat a very large range of food products and although I do eat healthily too, if anything you eat is eaten in moderation it is fine for you in my opinion.
My wife is trying to lose some weight at the moment and she bought 2 of these quiches from Sainsbury's and £3 for 400g for each one, they were excellent value for money and they were on offer and the price is usually around £1.90 for 1 and so it made sense to buy 2 at the time and save money.
It comes in a cardboard wrapper and inside the quiche is inside a nice foil container to keep the quiche nice and firm and it is placed into the oven for 45 minutes from frozen and 25 minutes from chilled on a setting of 190 degrees.
Once cooked it can be eaten hot or cold and taste very nice with salad.
There is a nice short crust pastry case and inside is a nice soft flan, and it smells delicious and it is a quite a strong smell as soon as you open the box and the top is slightly brown and coated very evenly over the quiche.
It is one round large quiche and it is around 9 inches diameter and it is very easy to cut into individual slices and it can be pre cut to place on a table at a party for your guests to eat.
The amount of cheese and onion is quite enough and the flavour is very nice and good quality and it is a strong tasting product, it is not at all bland.
Per 100g it contains 241 calories, 6.8g protein, 18.3g carbohydrate, 1.9 sugars, 15.6g fat, 2.6g fibre, and 5.3g saturates.
Although it does contain quite a lot of fat and saturates, it is nice with a salad as the main food and it is very filling.
I eat it as a snack for when I am feeling a little hungry and it is delicious.
I think if you have not tried it, give it a go and see if you like it and look for the special offers as it can save you a lot of money and one can easily feed a family.
Once cooked it can be replaced into the freezer.
I give it 5 stars.
I've always loved quiche ever since I was a kid, so much so that it was the first thing I ever learnt to cook at school in Home Economics though nowadays I haven't got the time or the inclination to be bothered so browsing through Sainsbury's I spotted this in the chilled cabinet and of course the memory I've just shared with you came flooding back and so I decided to treat myself and have it for my lunch with some salad.
I purchased this Sainsbury's Cheese and Onion Quiche which is an individual size weighing in at 175 Grams. It comes in an orange box which on the front clearly tells me what it is and who it is by and has a picture of my quiche on the front, a small nutritional at a glance chart and I am told the best before date. On the back of the box I am given a full nutritional run down, ingredients, allergy advice, how to storeit , how to cook and information on how to contact Sainsbury's. My quiche is inside said box in a foil tray.
The first thing that struck me is how the photograph on the front of the box really does depict my quiche. It's round and fat and very appertising to look at. Looks nicely cooked through already and has a nice golden cooked look to it but doesn't look burnt or overcooked and texture wise it isn't all flat it looks fluffy. I was quite impressed by the look of it to be honest.
I was impressed by the size of it as it's a very generous portion and I served mine cold. Now I've never had this particular quiche before and so never had it hot so I'm only reviewing it as I ate it on this occasion, cold.
It didn't taste as good as it looked sadly. The pastry was very soggy and stodgy, and the filling was too heavy for the pastry case. The taste was bland like there wasn't enough seasoning in it and yes there was a taste of cheese but it wasn't a distinguishable mature cheddar or anything it was very, very mild and a bit like egg custard. There was onion in it, you could see it but it wasn't chunky just really thin bits and appeared a little over cooked as it was translucent and a bit slimy like it was boiled onion.
Overall it was a soggy mess and wasn't interesting or flavoursome to eat at all. It wasn't awful but I wouldn't buy it again as if I'd have been doing a blindfolded taste test I wouldn't have recognised it as a quiche and that's not good! The only thing I can say about it is that if you like it, it is filling and a cheap lunch lol.
Cheese and Onion Egg Custard Filling (70%), Shortcrust Pastry, Cheese and Onion Egg Custard Filling contains: Cows' Milk, whole Egg, Single Cream*, Onion (13%), Mature Cheddar Cheese* (9%), Red Cheddar Cheese* (9%) (Natural Colour: Annatto), Rice Starch, Dijon Mustard (Water, Black Mustard Seed, Spirit Vinegar, Salt), Cornflour, Salt, White Pepper, Wheat Flour, Shortcrust Pastry contains: Wheat Flour, Vegetable Oil (Rapeseed Oil, Palm Oil), Water, Maize Flour, Unsalted Butter*, Salt, *From Cows' Milk.
Suitable For Vegetarians.
Only in Sainsbury's only also available in family size, the individual quiche cost me 90p.
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