“ Brand: Asda / Type: Snacks „
I love a nice bit of pastry and therefore on a weekly basis I do buy pies and pasties to feed my guilty pleasure.
My favourite type of pasties are cheese and onion so I couldn't resist these when I spotted them in Asda costing £1.76 for 5 decent sized ones as I thought that offered great value for money.
The pasties come lined up in a clear plastic tray with a green and clear plastic covering over that containing all the information you might need. On the front of the pack we are told that they are Asda 'Chosen By You' 5 Cheese & Onion Pasties 'Creamy Davidstow cheddar, onion and potato wrapped in puff pastry, crimped on the side in the true Cornish way, perfect hot or cold' and we are also told that they are suitable for Vegetarians, freezing, there is an at a glance nutritional chart shown as well as the best before date stated. On the back of the packet other information listed includes ingredients, allergy advice, a full nutritional chart and cooking instrcutions are given, as well as the weight being stated which is 750g and contact details for Asda are given. informative packaging this is, easy to open etc.
What you get of course is 5 half moon shaped light beige coloured pasties, hand crimped to one side and half slashed to the top of them. You can of course eat these hot or cold, to cook them you can simply pop them in the oven for about 25 minutes or do as I did and bung them in the microwave for a couple of minutes (they do go slightly soggy in the microwave though the cheese does melt well!)
What you get are tasty pasties really. The pastry doesn't taste all that much but it is robust to carry plenty of filling to your tummy and inside there is lots of light coloured cheese, slices of potato and chunks of onion and its all very well seasoned indeed. I couldn't see or taste the potato but did find the cheese to be lovely and creamy with a hint of sharpness to it and a nice amount of well cooked onion is within each one too.
Apart from the pastry not really tasting like pastry, or lto look like puff and no potato I actually really like these as the filling is lovely. In my humble opinion they are best warmed up and they go firm and crisp when they have been in the oven but of course how you choose to eat them is up to you, but these get the thumbs up from me anyway!
Nutritional Information Per Pasty:
Saturated Fat: 13.8g
Only available in Asda stores.