“ Brand: Aldi / Type: Bread „
When it comes to crumpets they're something I eat most days. I just love them plain with butter or with jam or pate on them and just find them very easy to heat up and devour really. My Mum bought me these the other week in Aldi for 49p!
Clear oblong see-through wrapper in the main with a section of brown on it that goes from front to back that is where all the information is written on that you need to know and over the clear section Crumpets and is written all it. So on the front I'm told they are Lakeland Bake '6' Just Crumpets and I'm told they are Vegetarian and there is an at a glance nutritional chart displayed. On the back of the wrapper I'm told how good these are meant to be etc and other other information includes ingredients and allergy advice, I'm told how to cook them (toast on each side on a medium hot grill for a few minutes or toast them in a toaster for a couple of minutes), a full nutritional chart is shown and contact details for Aldi are given (they are made for Aldi). Nice enough packaging this is.
Well in the packet of course they are simply in a row of 3 (stacked). Open the packet your met with standard size crumpets that are cream in colour with perforated holes to the top and the base is a dark brown giving them a baked look. They are slightly rubbery to the touch and have a bread smell to them really.
Cooking these is easy and I've toasted mine on the grill and in the toaster and really there is no difference so that is up to you!
My preferred way though is in the toaster cos I'm lazy and I just use a medium setting for about 2 minutes and it's job done. When cooked they remain firm and bouncy, smell nice and are harder on the outside than on in the in type of thing. They are of course made with wheat, taste bread like really and are well seasoned though are not overly so. I like the texture of the outside giving a slight crunch and then meeting up with the soft filling however because these have harder outer casing and small holes it is difficult to melt things like butter into and stuff really melts and runs off the crumpet opposed to into which to me is quite a negative aspect with these. However for the price I think they are nice enough but not a patch on Kingsmill! You simply get what you pay for with these! They stay fresh if stored in airtight container for about 3 days and they are freezable.
Contains: Gluten And Wheat.
Nutritional Information Per Crumpet:
Only available in Aldi stores.
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