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      16.11.2013 20:32
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      A cheesy roll that adds a little luxury to a lunchtime

      Where I live these are cheesy cobs and it throws me when I search for cobs and bread does not appear! Anyway for others these are rolls, baps, buns.. First time I tried these was at a friends house and I thought they were very "posh". In fact they are the same price as Asda's whole range, a packet of 6 for 70p or you can buy 3 packs for £1.50.
      The 3 for £1.50 offer also includes rolls, scotch pancakes, multi seed ciabatti roll, burger rolls, stotties, crusty rolls, continental rolls, deli sub, scotch fruit crumpets, tigers, Panini, tosca, granary, wholemeal, white etc.

      I tend to purchase using the 3 packs deal, buying 2 cheese topped "rolls" and 1 pack of plain white fingers as my middle daughter dislikes these. However the rest of us really like. They are basic white rolls with a covering of grated cooked cheese on top. They do seem to add a little bit of luxury to a basic lunch and as fresh from in store bakery, they do have that extra wow factor. I don't buy every week and so still have "treat" status in our house.

      They come in a transparent cellophane wrapper, with a small square sticker stating what the product is and the price, it also warns that the rolls may contain traces of Nuts or Seeds. There is no ingredients stated or nutritional values, this information is not listed on the website either.

      Contact information for Asda;
      Asda Stores Limited
      Leeds
      LS11 5AD.

      I'm scoring these cobs as 4 stars, as they are really nice, especially when fresh. However clearly not everyone's taste as demonstrated by my middle daughter. The lack of ingredients and nutritional values surprised me.

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        04.05.2011 17:59
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        Our favouite cheese topped roll

        Sometimes on a Saturday we go to Asda in a nearby town and lately we have been buying 3 x 6 packs of their cheese rolls....because we love them.

        Priced at 70p for a 6 pack, they are also included in the 3 packs for £1.50 offer which applies across all the range of bread rolls baked in store. 18 rolls for £1.50 works out at 8.33p each which is pretty good value. We put two packs in the freezer and eat the other 6 rolls between the two of us when we get in. Yummy!

        They are always fresh and sometimes warm and they form a good base for a cheese and onion or cheese and pickle sandwich. I also like them toasted at supper time. Some shop bought rolls taste pretty naff, but we like the taste of these, although the texture is a little bit cotton woolly, it has to be said.

        Having some in the freezer means you always have some handy when you can't get out to the shops. We like these with our home made soup with some cheddar grated over the top and stirred in. If they do happen to hang around the bread bin for a couple of days they can be freshened up in the microwave or toasted at supper time. Nice toasted with a poached egg on top in the mornings too.

        In my opinion these are better than the equivalent product at our local Tesco where you get 2 x 4 packs for a pound. So, the Asda product is much better value too.

        Try them - you might like them!

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          14.09.2010 20:15
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          I think I prefer Tesco's version!

          I decided to try something different from a normal bread roll/bap, and discovered these cheese topped rolls at Asda. They are the same as bread rolls, except there is melted cheese on top (you would never have guessed!).

          The cheese topped rolls come in 2 different quantities - 4 larger ones, or 6 smaller ones for about the same price (currently £0.64). I have to say that I prefer the bigger rolls.

          Because there is normally an offer on (e.g 3 for £1.50), I often buy 3 packs and freeze two. I find that once I have defrosted the rolls, they are instantly quite stale. Now I could blame myself for putting them in the freezer in the first place, but unfortunately for Asda, Tesco's rolls don't cause me the same problems after being defrosted!

          They are naturally quite dry rolls anyway, but make quite a nice change. There is a nice cheesy flavour to them. I don't even really like cheese, but I like these rolls!

          As they are baked in store, the rolls come with an Asda label and a 'best before' date, but there is no nutritional information on the packet.

          As I had quite an obsession with cheese topped rolls, I also bought Tesco cheese topped rolls, and I have to say I did prefer Tesco's version! The bread was considerably fresher and the cheese was even more tastier! There was also nutritional information and they came in a better sealed bag.

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            03.04.2010 12:42
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            I had always seen these in Asda, but just walked past them. The idea of Cheese on the outside of a Roll seemed a bit odd, but after I thought about it, I thought it was a good reason to try them.

            Also the pack of 4 of them cost me 50p so I knew I could try them and then write about them and earn the money back from them. Why not. Seemed like a good plan.

            These were up the Bakery part, which is the shelves in front of the Bakers bit in my local Asda. Always smells so nice up there, and I would guess that these are baked on site. They are just packaged in a clear cellophane wrapper so you can see the 4 Rolls through the pack. There is the little sticker on front giving you the price and the best before date which is only a couple days ahead. I'm sure they would be fine after the date, but perhaps a bit staler and not that fresh tasting perhaps.

            The Rolls are a good enough size, and thick enough as well. All these consist of is a white roll with a sprinkling of grated Cheese on the top. The Cheese is still a bit soft, but it's not runny or that. It tastes a bit dry, but it is nice. There isn't loads on these, but enough so you get the Cheese taste.

            I didn't feel the need to add Cheese inside of these Rolls, as the Cheese on top was quite strong, but I had Ham and a spread of Mayo, and this all tasted nice.

            No note of any nutritional information on the pack, but due to the cheese I would expect them to be a bit higher in calories.

            A nice change and that bit different to a plain, normal Roll.

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              22.03.2010 18:30
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              Unhealthy teatime treat

              These cheese topped rolls are something i've always had something of a predilection for. I can easily eat eight of these in one sitting.

              They are currently on offer at asda at three packs for £1. You can buy three packs of these or mix them up with hot dog rolls and other pre-packed rolls. I generally buy two of these and a pack of hot dog rolls.

              The packaging is nothing to write home about being a clear packaging with simply the price and description relayed on the front. They cost 45p for a pack of 4 or 3 for £1.

              The rolls themselves really do vary in standard and quality depending on when you buy them, without wanting to sound like some kind of roll fiend, you really want the rolls to be nice and soft and the cheese on top to be yellow and abundant. The worst you will find of these rolls are hard rolls with some hard dark mess on top, which means the rolls have either sat their too long, or the cheese is of a very poor quality.

              Being honest these rolls are not of the best quality, but I enjoy them opened up with cheese inside with a pork pie and packet of crisps as an incredibly lazy tea.

              The rolls are slightly larger than an average roll and can be filled with things such as cheese, or eaten on their own as a cheap snack. They can be heated up but it doesn't really add much to the flavour.

              They are available in Asda stores throughout the UK and are incredibly unhealthy, they taste it, they look it, but if like me they are something you get a craving for from time to time, they are well worth buying. I find them to be of similar quality to Tesco own brand and not quite as good as Sainsburys.

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                29.11.2009 22:08
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                Wicked Cobs That Make A Nice Change From Plain White Rolls

                I love these Cheese Topped Rolls from Asda, you get 4 in a pack and they are with the fresh baked rolls in the supermarket. They're 52p a pack or at the moment are on a brill offer of 3 packs for £1.00, you can't freeze them so you'd have to be prepared to be eating cheese topped rolls for 2 days because they go hard quite quick.

                You've got to have a good squeeze of these before you buy them, they're supposed to be quite firm but if you squeeze them and feel that they're soft inside then that's the pack you want. If they feel heavy or tough don't bother because they'll probably be stale before you even get them home!

                They are a white bread roll that has been topped with strong tasting cheese. I don't know if there is any cheese flavouring mixed in with the bread itself but it deffo tastes cheesey all the way through the roll.

                I mainly have cheese and onion in these rolls because I think the flavours are wicked together, also ham and tomato is good because the cheese gives them a bit of a pizza flavour. I'll use them for most things but don't like the taste of tuna mayo with the strong cheese.

                The cheese is mega strong and I love that but if you're looking for something that's going to be mild then these aren't the rolls for you. The cheese has also got a lovely burnt flavour at the edges and that sinks into the bread a bit too.

                The rolls are a bit stodgier than I'd usually like. I can go both ways for crusty cobs or soft white rolls but never usually in between, but these are dead in the middle of the 2 in texture and I think it suits the rolls. They're madly filling anyway and wicked dunked in hot soup!

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                05.11.2009 10:12
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                A nice treat but not one for everyday

                Being a bit of a cheese addict, I came across these in my local asda and though I would give them a try as they would be something a bit different for lunch. Basically, they are a white bread roll, with melted cheese on the top, as you'd expect the cheese is no longer actually melted, but it is clear from the appearance that it has been melted and let to set again. I always have these filled with cheese and pickle, although I have no doubt they would work with other fillings.

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                If you like cheese, you will enjoy the flavor of these, they have a very cheesy taste overall, and ever now and again, you will come across a massive 'clump' of cheese around one of the corners - it's when I get one of these that I really enjoy them.

                The bread itself is nice, it is simply plain white bread but very fresh tasting with a slight sour doughy flavour which is not overpowering - I think this is because they didn't want to take away from the flavour of the cheese.

                Price - at 80p for four rolls (or cheaper if you go to Asda at the end of the night when they are reducing them) you can't complain about value for money.

                They freeze really well, I often buy lots of them when they are being reduced at the end of the night and stick them in the freezer until I want to use them.

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                The only real disadvantage in my opinion is the calorie count - white bread topped with cheese then filled with an additional filling may not be the healthiest option you could have for lunch, these rolls actually feel quite greasy at times due to the amount of cheese on them. But, as long as you don't have them everyday, I dare say there is no harm in treating yourself.

                I would definitely buy these rolls again - make such a change from the usual sliced bread.

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