“ Brand: Asda / Type: Pickles „
I used to buy Asda own brand pickle, which is substantially cheaper than branded alternatives. I decided to give the smart price version a try and am still buying it now.
At about 25p a jar, it is a little over a third of the price of the non smartprice Asda version, in a jar of the same size. There is however, a very noticeable difference in quality but I have decided that the larger price difference makes this still the best buy for me.
This version contains more water and less vegetables than non smartprice. This is obvious when you open the jar, rather than chunks of vegetables in a pickle sauce, this is a much runnier pickle, with few chunks in it.
Having said that, I have not noticed this having an inferior taste- it still tastes just as good in cheese sandwiches (my main use for it) or added to salads, stir fries etc. The taste is well balanced with not too much vinegar or too much sugar. I do find it doesn't last as long though as you have to use more of it to have the same effect. It still works out much cheaper though.
If you just want something that tastes pickely to liven up food, then I would recommend this. If, however, you like a nice think lumpy pickle, then this is not for you.
Description; Manufacturer; Asda / type pickles.
For those who haven't read my earlier reviews, let me begin by explaining my feelings on the supermarkets no frills ranges that are becoming more and more common. I absolutely love the fact that I can save money by not paying for fancy packaging which just goes in the bin anyway.
I have tried heaps of different things from the Asda Smartprice range and for the most part, have been really pleased by the quality of the goods. Of course there have been a few which have been a bit of a let down, but these are in the minority, and I usually find that cheap and nasty looking packaging doesn't mean cheap and nasty goods.
A 290g jar of this pickle cost me just £0.25 which is a massive saving one the competing brands.
As with all items in the Asda Smartprice range, this sweet pickle has plain white and red labeling. It comes in a glass jar with a screw top metal lid.
The pickle is thick and chunky looking and a glossy dark brown colour. It smells great, really vinegary and slightly spicy. It has a great taste, sweet (but not too sweet) and with a slightly peppery kick to it. the vegetable chunks are crunchy and there are plenty of them.
I usually buy Branston pickle but this was a pretty decent alternative for a lot less money. If I had to be picky, I would say that this one is a little sweeter than Branston, so could be a good option for those who prefer a less savoury tasting pickle.
I will definitely be buying this again, it provides a tasty addition to salads, sandwiches and toasties and the cost certainly makes me smile - another jolly good product from Asda, well done!
If you are a fan of pickle then you should definitely give this one a try, and save the extra pennies for something more exciting.
I ended up trying this after reading a review from Claribella and I guess that is the beauty of Dooyoo. I stepped away from my normal brand named Branston Pickle and this worked out alright for me.
I paid just 25p for a 290g jar, which is a good bit cheaper than the brand name.
The packaging isn't that exciting, but myself and hubby are the only ones to have seen this in the fridge and it doesn't bother us. It is a clear glass jar and it has a white wrap around label on it. It has the Asda Smart Price branding on the jar. For those of you who don't know, Smart Price is the budget brand of Asda. This has a screw top lid which is easy enough to open.
Upon opening this, you see some small chunks with some good amount of thick liquid in the jar. When I normally buy Pickle I get small chunk Pickle, although I don't mind the larger chunks, I do prefer smaller bits, and the chunks in this are pretty small. The thick sauce bit is a bit runnier than Branstons, but again I like that. There's nothing better than a Ham Sandwich with a butter spread and a dollop of Pickle on the top.
The Pickle has quite a sharp taste to it, but not bad. It is pretty Vinegar-y, but not that sour. It has a nice tang to it, and not that dis similar to Branstons in taste.
I will be buying this in the future, as it is a good product with a good saving.