“ Brand: Sainsbury's / Type: Other Ready Meals „
***What is it?***
Sainsbury's Broccoli, Tomato and Cheese quiche is a shortcrust pastry quiche filled with the mentioned filling. It is 400g and you can get about 4/6 slices from it depending on how much you want to eat. You can eat it either hot or cold, and you can cook from chilled or frozen, so it is a meal you can just have when you want it and you do not have to worry about defrosting.
The quiche is in a foil tray which you have to remove to cook. It then comes in a cardboard box which is quite compact to slot into the freezer or fridge.
It was the price that finalised the decision to try this quiche. They are £1.98 but Sainsbury's, at current, have a 'buy one get one free' offer so you can get 2 for that price and there is also a choice form other flavours. This is a pretty good deal as they work out at 99p each which is a bargain for a quiche.
The 'nutrition pie' on the front of the packaging is mainly orange, suggesting that it's not entirely healthy but it's not in the red which is good. A quarter of the quiche is 205 calories. If you mix it with vegetables like i do and maybe a jacket potato, it serves for quite a healthy meal.
SUITABLE FOR VEGETARIANS.
ALLERGY ADVICE: contains milk, egg, custard, wheat gluten.
I did not particularly enjoy this quiche. I found the flavours to be tasteless and it made me feel quite sick. I decided to enjoy mine hot and it took ages to cool down. I had to eat the rest of my dinner and then wait for about 15 minutes after it left the oven to eat it, which isn't desirable.
I haven't tried it cold so I cannot say that I wouldn't enjoy it cold but I won't be buying this flavour again.
I love Quiche - either fresh from the oven and lovely and hot, or cold and served with a fresh crispy salad . I've noticed an ever increasing variety of flavours lately - when I was young, I remember only cheese and onion or quiche Lorraine . I picked up this cheese, tomato and broccoli version for £1.98 in my local Sainsburys . This in itself is a fair price, but they also seem to be on a fairly regular multibuy offer of 2 for £3, making them just £1.50 each, and with this being freezable, it might be worth opting for the multibuy if you have space in your freezer .
If you do decide to freeze this, it can be cooked from frozen (45 minutes at 190 degrees in a preheated oven) but since mine was chilled, it took a mere 25 minutes to cook, with the pastry and the top of the filling turning a wonderful tempting golden brown in colour, and the room filling with a rich cheesy smell .
When it came to serving up this quiche, I found the pastry a little crumbly but other than that serving it up was not difficult . I found the flavour really nice - The cheese flavour was certainly there, but to my mind could have done with being a little more mature, and I was a little dismayed to find that there were no real chunks of tomato in this, more of a tomato spread on the base . The broccoli was generous, and still retained a nice level of fresh crunch to it , and the pastry was rich and buttery .
Overall this is good quality quiche . It's not the best I've ever had, and could perhaps use just a tad more flavour and texture to it , but for the price I paid it gave good value, was generous enough in size to serve 4 (with accompaniements) , was simple to cook, and tasted nice.
For those watching their weight, per 100g this quiche contains 205 calories and a huge 12.9g of fat . It's perfectly healthy as part of a balanced diet though .
Overall, I'm going to give this 3 stars . Whilst it was nice, I felt it was lacking a certain something, and was a little bit bland for my own personal taste . Despite that, I can recognise it as a good quality product which many will love .
This quiche costs £1.98 but is currently on offer at 2 for £3.00 along with some other quiches, which I think is a really good deal.
This can be frozen. I didn't freeze mine but it said from chilled it would take 25 minutes, and that was the perfect time for it. It went golden brown on top and was still a bit squidgy in the middle.
I was shocked by the actual amount of broccoli in this quiche, there was loads, and they were good sized chunks, not like some products with tiny bits in. The tomato flavour is actually like a tomato sauce layer at the bottom of the quiche, which I found really nice, I thought there would be tomatoes in it, but it was still very enjoyable with the tomato sauce.
The pastry of this quiche was beautiful. Shortcrust pastry that cooked well and fell was melt in the mouth.
The only downfall about the quiche is the lack of cheese taste, everything else about it was great, if they called it broccoli and tomato quiche that would have been fine, but I expected cheese. However I do like strong cheese so it may have just been my palette.
This was a great easy meal, served with some salad. I really enjoyed it and would buy it again.