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      21.02.2010 17:08
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      An ok quiche, nothing more nothing less.

      If you have read any of my previous food reviews then you might by now know that I love to cook all my foods from scratch but there are the odd few things that I either don't or can't do from scratch and quiche is one that I can't.

      Being that I have never managed to make a decent quiche myself I probably shouldn't sit critic to others but I have tried a good few different ones so I know a good one from a bad one or like to think I do.

      This Tesco cheese and onion one in my opinion is a pretty decent one without being the best I have tried, it has a nice taste to it but the consistency could I guess be better, I thought the pastry was nice but the filling was a bit sloppy for want of a better word, I would have liked a firmer filling that didn't melt quite so quickly in the mouth.

      Cooking this quiche couldn't be easier, simply pop it in the oven for 20 to 25 minutes and then serve, it looks a lovely golden colour when done and as I say it has a very nice pastry and even the taste is nice enough, more cheese than onion but very nice, it is just a pity the consistency lets it down a bit.

      These are priced at £1.88 each but they are regularly on offer at two for three pounds and I reckon overall they are decent value for money, I have tasted better quiche with better consistency but they tend to be fresh ones and a lot more expensive so if you can live with the slightly sloppy filling on this one then it will do you just fine.

      I will buy this again from time to time I am sure but if I want a really top class quiche I would have to go fresh and spend a lot more I feel, Marks and spencer do a very delicious quiche but it is almost three times the price, so you get what you pay for.

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      05.02.2010 07:58

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      I've actually got a slice of this in my lunch box courtesy of the Wife. A generous quarter all wrapped in tinfoil. Quiche isn't something I eat that much, but do enjoy it when I have it again.

      This is from Tesco and cost £1.09 for the 175g pack. This size does 4 decent servings perhaps for a snack, or half of it with perhaps some sides for a tea. This was from the Chiller.

      This Quiche doesn't taste any different than any other Supermarket one we've had. It is nice and that but you get the idea that it is the same Quiche made in a factory and just different Supermarket branding is put on this.

      You can eat this cold or heat it up. You cook it in the Oven in the foil tray for about 18 minutes, and then you decide if you want it hot or cold the next time you eat it.

      The pastry on this is quite thick, but not that solid. It is sort of spongy, with a deep fill of Cheese and Onion and a layer of Cheese on the top. The Cheese tastes like Cheddar, and the Onion is slightly nippy, but nice in a fresh sort of way. It isn't overpowering, but just a nice mix of the 2 flavours, which is how I like it.

      For a nice cheap Quiche this is a good choice. Also available in a few different flavours.

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      25.01.2010 19:52
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      Ewwwwwwww........ Onions And Not Much Else!!!

      I brought this Cheese And Onion Quiche from Tesco by mistake because it was in the wrong place on the shelf!!! Being my usual unobservant self I thought it was Quiche Lorraine because it was in the spot where that usually is.

      I didn't mind that much because I like cheese and onion in quiche anyway, but when I got it home I knew I wasn't going to like it because as soon as I opened the box I got a proper strong whiff of onion.

      The pastry is quite nice, it's got a lovely buttery flavour and is quite crumbly when you cut or bite into it. It's the filling that spoils it for me because it's mega sloppy in the middle and the taste of the onion covers all the cheese and egg. If it wasn't for how majorly strong the onion is I would have quite liked this quiche but Tesco have gone just a bit overboard with it for me.

      I had mine cold and even putting a bit of bbq sauce on the quiche didn't take any of the onion flavour away and I was hoping it would. You can heat it up but I'm not mad keen on hot quiche and anyway I was worried that warming it would bring out the onion flavour EVEN MORE!!!

      I couldn't taste much of the filling apart from the onion and that spoiled it big time for me because I was looking forward to a yummy quiche that had a slight onion flavour that was just strong enough to taste.

      The sloppyness of the centre is a bit of a turn off as well because you can litrally hear it squelch when you cut through it and it felt loads too wet to me. It's got a bit of a slimey texture because of that and every mouth full seemed like it was getting wetter and wetter.

      This is a shame because Tesco usually do wicked quiches, even their Value one is proper tasty! It's like they've rushed this cheese and onion one out though to keep up with Sainsburys who have been selling this flavour for ages now.

      Not recommended..... unless you like sloppy onion flavoured quiche!!!

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        02.12.2009 07:26
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        Not a bad effort from Tesco's

        I have a always loved a good quiche, I don't think you can beat a gorgeous home cooked quiche with thick buttery pastry and a cream and tasty filling. I love them served either hot and cold with salad and I love the fact that you can have so many different varieties. Slight problem, I have never actually tried to make quiche myself and have actually convinced myself that if I did I would fail miserably. Therefore most of time I have to settle for shop bought quiches which can sometimes really dissappoint.

        I do the majority of my food shopping in Tesco's, mainly because it's my closest supermarket so last week when I experienced the urge to have a quiche for supper I made my way to the chilled section to take a look at what was on offer. Tesco do have quite a wide range of different quiches and they cost a quite reasonable £1.88 or at the moment they are on offer so that you can buy 2 for £3.

        I opted for their Cheese and Onion quiche as I really fancied something savoury and while it didn't look like the most interesting on offer it was the one I really fancied that day. The great thing about this quiche is that you can also pop it in the freeezer and cook from frozen, I find it really helpful to have one in the freezer for nights I haven't had time to plan what we are going to eat. Now these quiches are supposed to serve 4 people but to be honest in our house that is just never going to happen. My husband has a huge appetite and if I tried to serv him up a quarter portion of this quiche, he would think I was joking.

        You simply remove the quiche from all the packaging and pop it into the oven cooking for approx 25mins. When the cooking time was up, the quiche had turn a lovely golden colour and looked far more appetizing than it did when it went into the oven when it had been a rather pale yellow colour. I could smell the onion and was looking forward to tucking in.

        I sliced the quiche and was slightly dissappointed to see that while it was thoroughly cooked through, the filling was quite sloppy. I served it up with some salad and prepared to tuck in. Now I think I was expecting far too much and really should be more realistic, this was a perfectly adequate shop bought quiche, the pastry was firm and tasty and the flavour of the filling was really enjoyable. It was never going to be as good as a home made quiche but it was a good effort that we enjoyed and would buy again

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          07.06.2009 06:23
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          Tesco Cheese and Onion Quiche costs £1.88 for a medium sized quiche that serves four to six people. I think that's a fair enough price, though I did prefer being able to buy the Value version of this when it was available. It tasted almost the same and was a fraction of the price.

          Still, this is a really tasty little quiche for having as a family tea. I believe you can heat it up and serve it hot, but we've always had it cold and served with salad.

          Inside the outer box, you'll find a foil tray. The foil tray is a necessary part of the packaging, as it keeps firm hold of the crumbly crust that runs around the edge of this quiche. I recommend turning this onto a plate once you're ready to dish it out though, as if you try to cut it while it's in the foil - you're likely to slice the thin foil. Don't remove it till you're ready to serve though, as the crust really does crumble.

          The texture of this quiche is just what I expect from something of this brand and price range. It's light and soft, but slightly lacking in bounce. There's a strong cheese taste to this quiche, though I can't taste the onion that much in this which is unusual for Tesco cheese & onion flavoured products.

          The texture of the crust is the bit I'm not so keen on. It really is very crumbly, and I find it's a little on the dry side too. It's not so bad when you eat it mixed with the moist quiche, but a lot of the time I do tend to just leave the crust at the edge of my slice.

          I don't like to buy this too often as it's not one of my favourites, but the rest of the family seem to like it well enough. For the price, I suppose I shouldn't really complain as it's a pretty cheap family meal.

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          27.04.2009 17:34
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          A really nice din dins!

          I absolutely love quiche and when I was a kid I used to be forced to make one every weekend as I'd learnt how to make one in school and my family loved it (so did I lol). As I've gotten older though I've lost any cooking ability I had for some reason and nowadays I tend to just buy stuff I can wham in my microwave for quickness. I like decent food of course but food in my world and cheapness and quickness is always more important that taste to me personally and food is energy!

          The Packaging....

          Has changed since this review photograph was first added on this site. The box is now a rich yellow colour with a photograph of the quiche on the front of it. I must also point out that this quiche is available in 2 sizes which are 700g for £2.79 (family size) and 175g (which is a generous single serving and which I purchase) is 99p (only in Tesco). On the front of the box in white and light brown writing I'm told it is Tesco Cheese & Onion Quiche 'Cheese and onion combined with a creamy egg custard in a shortcrust pastry' and contains no artificial preservatives, flavours, colours or hydrogenated fat. The suitable for freezing symbol is displayed with an at a glance nutritional chart and the display till and best before date are clearly stamped on. On the back of the box I'm again told what it is, given cooking and freezing guidelines, nutritional information ingredients and allergy advice are given, I'm told this is suitable for Vegetarians and to keep it refrigerated till eating it and again size is stated and contact details for Tesco are given. It's a nice enough to look at box and contains all the information you could possibly need!

          Heating It....

          Can be served hot or cold.
          Remove outer packaging and foil tray. Place on a baking tray in the middle of the oven on 200C/400F/Gas Mark 6 for 35 minutes if cooking from frozen or 18-20 minutes from chilled.

          The Quiche....

          As soon as you open the box and slide out the quiche (which is in a foil tray) you should be impressed with it! I have a single sized quiche and the size impresses me as does the depth of this. The shortcrust pastry is slightly golden and risen at the edges and looks sort of home made and the filling is light yellow with patches of golden colour on it (giving it a pre baked look) and although it's set it doesn't give the impressions it's lifeless and flat.

          Smell wise you'll get a slight cheesy smell but nothing rancid smelling! Within the mixture of wheat flour, skimmed milk, medium soft fat cheese, milk, cheddar, egg, onion, double cream, chives and nutmeg (including a few other things you can (even if you cook it) see the yellowy cheese within in and the large helping of what appears to be fresh chives.

          Taste wise the egg custard is really soft, somewhat gloppy. If you eat it cold it can be a bit messy but if you cook it it does dry out slightly. Cold... I love it because I adore the soft and caving in pastry although I need a bib to hand! Warm its definitely easier to eat! It's your choice...as ever lol.

          So taste wise it's delicious. Lets start at the bottom shall we? The pastry is moist and buttery but remains light and isn't stodgy or chewy or owt. It's nicely seasoned with salt and isn't one bit greasy to the touch or to the palette.

          The filling is delicious and there's plenty of it. Tasty eggs and double cream enhance the very generous amount of the sometimes visible cheese (as I mentioned earlier). There is a slight crunch of onion (although there is only 1 per cent of that in this quiche) but the oniony taste seems to derive from the chives which are packed with flavour. There is a detection of white pepper in this and the nutmeg and overall this is one delicious taste sensation.

          For the price of this I equate it with luxury, I really do. It just tastes really, really nice and I'm a real fan of it and have it very often! Out of the large quiche you can adequately feed 4 people and each and every time I have it I'm impressed with the appearance and quality of it, not just for the money but because it's yummy! Great buy! Only available in Tesco stores.

          Allergy Advice....

          Contains Milk, Wheat, Gluten, Egg
          Recipe: No nuts
          Ingredients: Cannot guarantee nut free.
          Factory: No nuts

          Nutritional Information Per 100g....

          Energy: 270Kcal
          Protein: 7.9g
          Carbohydrate: 18.3g
          of which is sugars: 2.2g
          Fat:18.2g
          of which is saturates: 8.1g
          mono-unsaturates: 7.2g
          polyunsaturates: 2.0g
          Fibre: 3.5g
          Sodium: 0.1g
          Salt Equivalent: 0.4g

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            19.01.2009 21:14
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            Quiche

            I have never been able to master the art of making a good quiche as mine either turn out too soggy or do not taste that nice so I'm resigned to buying store made quiche, there was a little deli I used to visit in London that made a cheese and onion quiche, and many others for that matter, to die for but sadly that went out of business for some reason.

            This cheese and onion quiche by Tesco is an ok product but not a patch on my old favourites, they seem to be permanently on a deal where you can buy two for £3 from any of the standard quiche range at Tesco and these are suitable for freezing however you need to allow sufficient time for them to defrost before eating. Cooking time is about twenty minutes at 180 degrees. This quiche will serve up to six people I reckon unless you are being stingy then it could stretch to eight.

            It has a faily nice consistency and you can smell the cheese when it comes out of the oven, it does have a nice cheesy taste to it and there is a decent amount of sliced onion in it as well, in fact in the Tesco range this is probably the least bland of the lot and has a decent strong tate.

            The pastry is nice and crisp out of the oven but it is rather stodgy when eaten cold if there is any leftover, in fact cold these are not that nice as they seem to lose some of the flavour.

            For the price these are pretty good value however personally there are better to be bought on the market however you will pay a little extra.

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              05.03.2008 13:02
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              A nice quick meal

              I love quiche and salad for a quick healthy dinner so decided to try Tescos own brand cheese and onion quiche.

              Packaging
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              This quiche comes in a green cardboard box. The writing tells me that the quiche is a made of cheddar cheese and onion combined with a creamy egg custard in short crust pastry. It has a picture of a quiche on the front and contains no artificial flavours or hydrogenated fat.


              Appearance
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              The quiche is contained in a foil tray. It is about 6 inches in diameter. The top of the quiche is lightly browned and I can see flecks of green in the egg part. The pastry is fluted around the edge.

              Smell
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              The quiche has a nice mild smell, a bit more like cheese and chive than cheese and onion though.

              Taste
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              I found the pastry fairly dense and heavy and a bit crumbly. I normally cut the pastry off the side of the quiche anyway as I don't ever like it very much. The bottom of the quiche was a bit soggy and stodgy so I ended up leaving most of that too.
              The filling is gorgeous, one of the nicest quiches I have had. There are generous pieces of thinly sliced onion which retain a nice crunch. The egg mix is lovely and light and smooth, perhaps a little moister than many quiches, more like set scrambled egg than a standard quiche and was a bit wibbly rather than set. The taste is a lovely subtle mixture of egg, cheese and onion. The top of the mix has a stronger taste of cheese than the rest, just the right amount to not be overpowering.
              I normally serve this cold but I have on occasion microwaved a slice for a minute in the microwave and it is still lovely. It does recommend heating in the oven though.

              Price
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              Normally £1.68 for a 400g quiche in Tesco, also buy any two stickered products for £3.

              Calories
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              A quarter of the quiche or 100g contains
              Calories 285
              Sugar 3.3g
              Fat 19.8g
              Salt 0.8g

              Salt content too high for low salt diet but still reasonable considering cheese is a naturally salty product.

              Overall
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              I really enjoyed this product and will probably buy it again. It is lovely on its own for a quick snack or with a salad for a nice light meal. It is high in calories however especially since I could easily eat more than a quarter at a sitting so will remain an occasional treat.

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