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      13.01.2010 11:43
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      This Used To Be A Wicked Quiche Until They Changed The Recipe

      I love a slice of quiche and have it with salads, chips or on its own for a snack, I think I've tried most of the supermarket versions now. This Quiche Lorraine from Tesco used to be my fave but last year they changed it a bit and now I'm not mad keen on it at all.

      There isn't much flavour in the filling now, that's the main thing that puts me off because I like quiche to have a strong taste or it's just boring. This one has got quite a good texture to the filling, it's not sloppy or dry or anything like that. When it comes to quiche I'm not bothered if I have it hot or cold but with this Tesco one you have to have it hot really because the flavour is mega bland if you eat it straight out of the fridge.

      It's still quite bland even after cooking since they changed it and for the first time EVER I had to add some sauce to the top of the quiche just to give it a bit of flavour.

      The crust is very nice and I'm glad they haven't messed about with that! It's got a buttery flavour that goes proper nice with the filling, the bottom goes a bit soggy during the cooking but that's ok because it soaks up the eggy cheese flavour and that gives it a lovely taste.

      It's the filling that is disappointing now and that's because of how bland it is. There's hardly any taste to it at all and even though there are loads of bits of bacon in it you can't hardly taste any meatiness in the quiche. It just tastes eggy to me and I can taste a BIT of cheese in some parts of the quiche but you really have to concentrate to taste it.

      I won't bother buying this one again because it doesn't taste right to me anymore. Sainsburys do a wicked one that is a few pence dearer but tastes loads better.

      Not recommended anymore!

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      10.11.2009 20:41
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      meh

      I love quiche! Actually, no, I don't. I only eat it so I can feel good that I have moved away from meat products during the week. Quiche is not viewed as a real man's food, which is why I usually have a quiche on the sly. I prefer it cold, but obviously you can eat it hot or cold.

      I have tried most of the Tesco quiches and been moderately impressed. It has to be said that quiche lorraine is the blandest flavour you get get. There is nothing in it save for some egg and a few random bits of bacon, which are hardly worth mentioning, because they are so small.

      The tesco quiche can be cooked from frozen or chilled and you stick it in the oven until golden for about thirty minutes. I like mine with a slightly crispy base and browned top, this way you are ensured the quiche has cooked all the way through.

      A Tesco quiche will serve four at a push, but then you would all have a very small slice. A fairer judgement would be for two people, then you get quite a generous half each. Does it taste exciting though? Nope. It is pretty tedious to eat, each mouthful is an endurance and you will be munching away thinking 'I wish I had had sausages.' I find when eaten warm, the inner bit falls to pieces and ends up as a sloppy mess on my plate. It looks overly processed and rather like vomit. I am sorry to be so harsh, but it is not a good look when it falls to bits. The taste is just about sufficient and can be jazzed up with some salt and pepper and baked beans on the side.

      It improves when it has cooled, then it goes firmer and is easier to eat, but even this plain old quiche is just too plain. You can buy two for three quid, so I guess it's handy to stock up. Why do I continue to buy them, heaven only knows.

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      01.07.2009 19:25
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      Make your own!

      Only a few weeks into summer, and my family is already getting bored with salads! It is so hot at the moment, that I can't even consider cooking hot food, so I thought that I would bulk up a salad, and make it a bit different from the usual ham or chicken with a slice of quiche. I didn't have the time or the inclination to make my own, so I opted for tesco's ready made option.


      Tesco's have a long term offer on quiches, where you can get two for £3; otherwise they are around £1.74 each. I really didn't want two, but I can't resist an offer, so I picked up two Quiche Lorraines. This quiche is found in the chiller department and comes in a pink box with a picture of the quiche on the front, also some nutritional information, best before date and a description of the quiche ("Smoked bacon and cheddar cheese combined with a creamy egg custard in a short crust pastry") which lets you know exactly what to expect.


      On the rear of the box you are told the ingredients, weight (400g), contact information, allergy advice and a more concise list of nutritional information. You are also given cooking instructions if you want to eat it hot, and also advice on how to freeze. Inside the box, the quiche is kept fresh in a foil tray.


      The quiche filling is a pale yellow colour that has been nicely browned on top. The pastry looks a bit too dark and crumbly for my liking, but I divide it into quarters and serve it up to my family. The consistency of the filling is not quite right; It is very light, but it is too mushy and slimy and it does not seem as though it has been cooked for long enough. The pastry is too crumbly and dry around the edges, and has a slightly burnt flavour. It is a bit soggy and claggy on the bottom and sticks to the roof of your mouth in an unpleasant way. It has a cheesy flavour, that is not too overpowering, but all that you can taste is the smoked bacon, which leaves an unpleasant aftertaste. The bacon is not very high quality, and almost every morsel that I had was all gristle, after two forkfuls I began to dread what would be in the next mouthful, so I left the rest. I am met with mixed reviews from the family, but the general feeling is that we don't like it, and can we go back to ham next time please?!


      One quarter of quiche (100g) contains 265 calories and a massive 17.3g of fat - 7.8g of which is saturated. If I am going to put this much fat in my body, there are much tastier ways of doing it in my opinion. I am seriously regretting buying two boxes now, and I know that the other one will languish in the back of the fridge until it passes its use by date and I can legitimately throw it away!


      I have never been a fan of quiche and I'm not sure why, but quiche feels to me as though it belongs in the 70's. I grew up in the 80's but I can remember my Mum serving quiche up in a cold buffet along with cheese and pineapple on sticks, vol au vents and other 70's finger food, when it was all new and trendy! In future, I will stick to my instincts a bit more and avoid quiche at all costs!


      I really don't want to give this product any stars, but because I have to give at least one it will be for price and convenience, and they are it's only redeeming features! I can't believe that Tesco's could mess up a simple quiche quite so badly, and I definitely would never recommend it.

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        21.05.2009 14:51
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        I would buy it again.

        Just had some quiche for my lunch and so I'm writing a review! It was a quiche lorraine from Tesco - one of their own make. I bought two, as it was on offer for two for three pound. I know Asda do a similar deal on their quiches and I have to be honest, I prefer the Asda ones.

        I found this Tesco quiche to be a little on the soggy side. The pastry was a bit soggy at the bottom but personally I like that, as I do not like hard pastry. I cooked my quiche, although you can eat it cold straight from the packet. I found that it was really squidgy and I put it back in the oven to cook it for longer to see if I could dry it out a bit, but this didn't work.

        The ham in this quiche is very soft and very pleasant tasting. It is not too smoky and yet it is quite a powerful flavour but the pieces of ham are not very big - and there are definitely not as many pieces as in the picture on the packaging!! But I forgive them because the flavour of the ham was strong enough. I really enjoyed the overall flavour and I even liked the flavour of the pastry, which is rare for me!

        I would definitely buy it again if I fancied a quiche while I was shopping in Tesco but if I had an Asda one and a Tesco one in front of me, I would opt for the Asda one!

        Nutritional Info per 100g
        Energy 250 Kcal
        Fat 16.7g
        Sodium 0.4g
        Salt equivalent 1.0g

        Overall I enjoyed this quiche but it seemed a bit too moist.

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          09.04.2009 23:28
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          Ok for people who like rather plain food!

          I adore quiche and simply can't be bothered to make my own so I occasionally buy them which is what happened today! Not only is it usually £1.59 (or if on offer 2 for £3.00 quite often) this was actually in the reduced section of a refrigerator in store priced at 49p! Bargain I thought as I snatched it almost off an old lady and ran away with it. That was tea for me sorted lol

          The Packaging....

          Square cardboard burgundy coloured box and on the front I'm told it's Tesco Quiche Lorraine which is 'Smoked bacon and cheddar cheese combined with a creamy egg custard in a shortcrust pastry'. There is a picture on the front of the quiche, the size is stated (400g) and the display to and best before date are stamped on clearly. On the back I'm again told what is is, how to cook, freeze and defrost it, ingredients and allergy advice are given, nutritional information is listed as are contact details for Tesco and there is a bar-code on one of the sides of the box. Simple, straightforward packaging that's easy to understand this is!

          To Cook It....

          Can be served hot or cold but if you want it hot it needs to go in the oven 40-45 minutes if it's frozen or 20-25 minutes if it isn't in the centre of a pre- heated oven on 200C/400F or Gas Mark 6 in the middle of the oven in the tray it comes in (foil) on a baking tray.

          Me Eating It....

          I couldn't wait so I didn't cook mine which according to the box is ok and I like mine cold anyway to be honest. It's large (family size and would give 4 decent servings), the edging is a light golden shortcrust pastry which is fluted and the top is a golden 'set' skin with bits of what appears to be bacon poking through giving it texture and the whole thing has a slight wobble to it. It has no smell, cuts easily..... and then falls apart on you.

          For me this is a soggy offering and maybe best heated up. The filling is bland, not all that creamy though you can taste mild cheese and then an overall taste of bacon which is quite salty but your hard pushed to find any bacon pieces when devouring it really, you can simply taste that's it in there somewhere.

          It's a soggy egg custard filling (though there is loads of it to be fair) but it makes the base of the pastry very soggy indeed and difficult to handle making a mess on you and on the plate if your not careful. The pastry on the bottom is pale white and doesn't taste really it just appears to be there to get us to eat the filling part! It isn't vile but it is disappointing and for me lacks flavour.

          Overall....

          I like the deepness of the quiche and the overall size of it. It's good quality but a bit bland to me. All there is in it is cheese and bacon and I soon got bored of the gloopy, slightly whipped texture. As I have said I won't argue that it's cheap and nasty cos it isn't, it's generous in size and amounts etc but I would appreciate a little more taste of cheese and some lumps of bacon and some flipping taste in general would be nice! This isn't for me and I prefer Marks & Spencer's one's which is where I'm going back to tomorrow lol.

          Allergy Advice....

          Contains milk, wheat, gluten, egg
          Recipe : No Nuts
          Ingredients: Cannot guarantee nut free
          Factory: No Nuts

          Nutritional Information.... Per Quarter Of A Quiche (100g) contains....

          Energy 250 Kcal
          Protein 6.6g
          Carbohydrate 18.0g
          of which is sugars 1.6g
          Fat 16.7g
          of which is saturates 8.3g
          mono-unsaturates 5.9g
          polyunsaturates 1.5g
          Fibre 2.3g
          Sodium 0.4g
          Salt equivalent 1.0g

          Only Available in Tesco.

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            22.03.2009 14:44
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            Standard quiche product

            The whole quiche range at Tesco are permanently on offer it seems at a buy two for £3 price so I tend to always buy these two at a time although I do vary the flavours.

            Today for lunch we had a Quiche Lorraine which is a faily traditional quiche with ham and cheese in it, the Tesco quiche are ok but can be a bit bland especially when eaten cold and this particular variety is no different.

            We had ours hot and it takes about twenty to twenty five minutes in the oven to heat through, then you can both smell and taste the various flavours in it, I like the pastry base which is not too thick and has a nicefirm crunch to it, the egg and cheese body of the quiche combines well although the ham lacks flavour and is a bit on the square cut processed type that has little flavour.

            As a relatively light lunch with a side salad the quiche does the job, it will comfortably serve six I reckon so we have plenty left over however I never enjoy it as much when it is cold as it tastes a bit bland.

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              24.02.2008 19:35
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              tesco quiche

              Oh I love this! And all the other varieties, you have to take full advantage of the 2 for £3 offer you see! Ok so it's not that much of a saving but it's a great excuse to try two so you can see which is your favourite :)
              I normally keep one in the fridge and freeze the other one
              Unfortunately once frozen it takes absolutely AGES to cook but I have found if u zap it in the microwave for a bit first this really speeds up the cooking time when you really don't have time to spare!
              This is actually one of my favourite "convenience" dinners. I normally serve quiche with a nice big green salad with a vinegarette dressing and maybe some oven chips :) it really goes down well! The quiche is quite a good size so I normally only manage about half or 3/4's of it depending on how greedy I am that night and then i save the rest of it for a nice lunchtime snack for the next day
              Its sooo good cold with tomato ketchup!

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                08.12.2006 22:08
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                Quick and easy meal/snack.

                Tesco's own brand Quiche Lorraine usualy costs £1.59 each but Tesco have them on offer at the moment where you can buy 2 for £3.00 saving 18p, not much of saving but then every penny counts !

                It comes in the usual easy to open cardboard box containing the Quiche in a silver foil tray measuring about 7 inches across and just over 1 inch thick which is enough for 4 servings.

                The Quiche is a lovely golden yellow colour and looks very appetising with the main ingredients being smoked bacon and cheddar cheese combined with a creamy egg custard in a shortcrust pastry,

                It can be eaten hot or cold,
                on it's own,
                or as part of a meal.

                I find the filling quite light and very tasty, with bacon bits mixed in with the cheese and egg very flavoursome but not too strong,
                and when hot there is a definite aroma of cheese and bacon which smells delicious,
                the pastry on the otherhand is tasty but a bit dry and heavy for me, especially when eaten on it's own and I usually leave most of the pastry behind.

                The rest of the family have no complaints with the pastry so I guess it's down to individual taste.

                It can be sreved as part of a meal and I find it goes well with Chips and Beans/Spaghetti the latter making the pastry less dry to the taste and easier to eat.

                Quiche Lorraine also makes a good plate filler cut up into slices for party food or for the BBQ

                I really do like Tesco Quiche Lorraine but personally I find the pastry let's it down, the Bacon, Cheese and Egg on the otherhand is delicious

                Tesco Quiche Lorraine can be served hot or cold but is not suitable for microwave heating,
                it can be frozen on day of purchase and used within one month.

                Allergy Advice
                Contains Milk, Wheat, Gluten and Egg.


                Tesco Quiche Lorraine 400g @ £1.59
                Or 2 for £3.00.

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