“ Brand: Asda / Type: Cakes „
I can't make very good muffins myself and so always buy them! I've tried many different brands of chocolate muffins and have found ASDA ones to be one of the tastiest. I brought them for £1 for 4 which is pretty good value I thought. I used to love Tesco chocolate chip muffins but then they changed the recipe and they were disgusting. So i'm now on the hunt for tasty ones again!
The packet is more like a small plastic box, i think it's a little too large, but it is resealable so keeps them fresh! Each muffin has a white case and you can see chocolate chips on the top part of the muffin (but in my opinion not enough). The muffins looks very tasty and fresh looking and as other have said there is a strong vanilla smell.
The negatives about these muffins are really the lack of chocolate chips inside- most of them are on top and so it's a little dissapointing when you cut them open. Another disadvantage (although some may see it as a positive) is that I couldn't see any nutrional information anywhere on the box. Which i would quite like to know, but i'm sure asda know if they printed it people wouldn't buy as many as may be scared off by the calories! However it does say that they are suitable for vegetarians and contain gluten, wheat, milk, eggs and soya.
TASTE- the muffin is nice and sweet and the muffin moist, and lots of vanilla flavour- and chocolate when you find a chocolate chip. Still not my favourite tasting muffin, maybe i'll have to try to double chocolate muffins next time.
Cakes and other goodies are always high on the shopping list. There is nothing nicer than a nice Muffin, and I like the large ones probably better than the mini ones. Tesco and Asda ones are much the same, but I think Asda's ones are that bit softer.
You get 4 of these in the pack. This is fine, as we both like Muffins in out house. The best before date isn't that long, and think it is only 3 days, but as I said this is ok for us. Would be handy if you could pick these up individually or in a 2 pack for people that just like the odd Muffin.
These cost arounf £1.50 for the pack, but i've seen these on the odd occassion for £1. Not that often though. Pity as I think that would sway more people to buy them if they were a little cheaper.
I believe these are baked on site, as they are up the back of our local Asda where all the fresh Bread is.
The pack is ok. They sit in a plastic tray with a cellophane covering and you can see the Muffins. There is just a sticker on the front with the ingredients and best before date. The Muffins are in a paper case and easy enough to get them out of.
The Muffins are quite large. The outer part is a little bit crisper and a nice baked taste. I can taste a bit Vanilla in these as well. The inside part is crumbly and nice and soft. There is a good smattering of Chocolate Chips through these and the whole thing is nice and tasty.
I would recommend these as they are nice, filling and taste fresh and a good size.
I like to make my own muffins as they can be baked at home for a fraction of the price of shop bought ones and often taste much better. However, if I can't really be bothered and I spot these on offer they often find their way into my ever mounting trolley. This pack of four muffins usually retails for £1.49 which isn't bad but they are currently on offer for £1.00. At £0.25 per muffin that is a pretty good deal and one I tend to succumb to. The pack size is great for me too. My household contains a family of four so there are no arguments here about who misses out or gets to consume extra. I think it might be an idea to sell them in packs of two for those who perhaps live on there own or maybe have a partner with a strange aversion to cake. Either way, four is a lot for one person to consume.
The cakes are contained in a fairly thick plastic pack. There is a hinged lid that is held to the bottom part by a stocker containing the details of the product. The sticker peels back fairly evenly and most of the time in one piece. This means that the box can be re-sealed if any of the muffins are left - not that this happens in my house.
Each muffin comes in a muffin case that comes to about half way up the cake. The top part of the muffin over hangs the edges of the paper case. This gives the overall cake a shape not dissimilar to a mushroom. The muffins look great, the cake is a pale but not uncooked in appearance and there are several large chocolate chunks visible on the top. There is also a slight vanilla scent present.
These muffins are quite large, probably about 8cm high and 20cm in circumference. This can make handling problematic so I tend to cut in straight down the middle and consume one half at a time. When I cut it I am a little disappointed because although the chocolate chunks were plentiful on the top, this isn't the case throughout. It is almost as if Asda have just sprinkled them on top of the mixture before baking not actually mixed them through it.
The paper cases peel down well from the sides and leave very little cake attached. This is a good indication that the muffins aren't either undercooked or sticky. The top half of the muffin is lovely, the mixture is sweet but not sickly and it has a lovely vanilla flavouring running through. The chocolate enhances the taste sensation perfectly and compliments the flavours well. The bottom however is a different story. The edges are a bit dry and this makes it a bit stodgy. The cake is still light and fluffy but without the chunks it is just a bit bland. I have found my kids tend to eat the top part and leave the bottom because of this.
I'm sure none of you expect this to be healthy, but the nutritional values come in at 419 calories, 31.4g of sugar and 3.6g of saturated fat per 100g. They are suitable for vegetarians but contain gluten, wheat, milk, eggs and soya.
Although not particularly expensive at retail price, they are much better value when on offer. They work out a lot cheaper than buying individual cakes and are pretty nice so if you fancy a naughty treat this isn't a bad one to go for.
I love muffins and regularly get them from Asda because Asda tend to reduce their bakery goods a lot. Whatever has been reduced on the day i go in is what i tend to get. But my favourite are the choc chip ones.
If you're thinking ew cheapo then guess again. these taste fantastic and are chewy and moist. The choc chips are tasty and cut into generous little squares. There's also a generous amount of them.
These muffins come in a clear plastic tray and there are four in each package.
They cost £1.59 and are Asd's own brand muffins.
The muffins themselves are a generous size and one is always enough for me. They smell like vanilla and taste great. instead of a bland manufactured-tasting muffin these taste soft and moist and full of flavour. They are really tasty. the spong is light and fluffy the way a good muffin should be!
21.1 grams of fat
31.4 grams of sugar.
They are quite unhealthy but really delicious tasting. Dont bother getting Millies muffins (from Millies cookies) or anywhere else as these are truly delicious!
Lately I have been buying less cakes because I am trying to lose a bit of weight. However when I needed supplies for a picnic last weekend, I couldn't resist buying a pack of muffins from Asda.
These muffins come in a clear plastic tray and there are four in each package. They cost £1.59 and are only available from Asda, though of course each supermarket will have its own version. They are described as 'Sweet vanilla flavoured muffins packed with smooth chocolate chunks.'
The muffins are quite large and they have risen nicely on the top so that they aren't all squashed down and squidgy the way that some muffins are. They look very bouncy, soft and indulgent, and they have a lovely vanilla-y smell.
When I bit into a muffin it was just amazing. Whereas some muffins have very bland sponge that tastes like normal victoria sponge cake or in some cases even like a bread roll, these muffins have a wonderfully fragrant, very sweet, vanilla tasting sponge with a lovely airy but filling texture. The chocolate chunks are very generously sized and appear regularly throughout the muffin. They are tasty, milky and don't seem like cheap chocolate.
These are some of the nicest, sweetest muffins I have ever tasted and if I was looking to buy some muffins again I would come straight back to Asda. However there is one thing that puts me off them, and that is the terrifying nutritional values. 100 grams contains 419 calories, 21.1 grams of fat and 31.4 grams of sugar. Still, this isn't much of a surprise and I'm sure most muffins have similar values.
These really are yummy and I highly recommend them if you have a sweet tooth.