“ Brand: Asda / Type: Cakes „
I have always liked a good old traditional custard tart but it does seem that these days a really decent one is hard to find. Sometimes the pastry is not quite right, sometimes it's the filling, sometimes it's both. These ones from Asda are not perfect but they are not too far from it and for the price they really are a good buy.
I purchased some of these yesterday, a pack of 4 cost me only £1 which I thought was a great bargain! They are in the traditional style, with a little sprinkle of nutmeg on the top, they are in the fridge section of the store and they are recommended to be kept refridgerated when you get them home. The packaging is pretty good, they managed to stay in one piece on the journey home, shoved into a carrier bag and then into the car and then out again!
The pastry is very nice, just the perfect amount of moistness - some custard tarts have very soggy pastry and some have it too dry and crumbly, this was just right. The filling tastes perfectly fine but my only criticism is that it s a little bit too 'wobbly', kind of a bit too sloppy. I do prefer it a bit firmer, this may just be my own personal preference, but I am sure the ones I used to have years ago as a child from the bakers shop were a bit firmer.
Overall they are nice enough, I am impressed with the pastry and the price is fantastic.
My bf loves egg custard tarts and I find that no matter which supermarket I go into I pick a box up for him. These come in boxes of four or two (I always buy a box of two cos he's a piggy).
No matter the size you purchase them in the packaging is the same. They come in a light yellow box and to the front if it, it has a see-through 'window' and I am told that they are Asda 2 Egg Custards 'Rich shortcrust pastry filled with egg custard and sprinkled with nutmeg', that they contain no artificial colours, flavours or hydrogenated fat, that they are suitable for Vegetarians and the best before date is clearly displayed. Other information listed on the box includes a full nutritional breakdown chart, ingredients and allergy advice is given, I'm told to keep them refrigerated and contact details for Asda are given.
The Custard Tarts:
Round and a light yellow in colour, these are rather deep set custard tarts and each one is sprinkled with a decent amount of dried nutmeg. They are nicely sweet, in a natural way and eggy ands smooth and creamy in taste and in texture. The pastry is moist without being soggy and they are not messy to eat. However I feel that the pastry really does lack in flavour and really doesn't taste of much at all really.
Both me and my bf appreciate these though. Not too sweet the whole thing is smooth to eat and more than a bite sized amount as well! Not bad Asda...we approve of these only we do wish that the pastry had a little flavour!
Nutritional Information Per Egg Custard;
Energy: 223 Kcal
of which sugars: 11.6g
of which saturates: 3.8g
equivalent as salt: 0.2g
Only available in Asda stores costing 58p for 2 or £1.00 for a pack of four.
I'm a very big fan of Egg Custard Tarts - In fact, it doesn't matter who makes them as I seem to like them all! Until now, my favourite was the Tesco variety, with the Somerfield branded ones down at the bottom of my personal league table. It was only recently that I tried the ADSA ones for the first time, which retail at £1 for the four pack.
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The egg custards contains;
Whole Milk (41%), Wheat Flour, Pasteurised Egg (15%), Sugar, Vegetable Oil, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Dextrose, Salt, Ground Nutmeg (0.2%), Flavouring, Emulsifier (Mono and Diglycerides of Fatty Acids), Raising Agents (Diphosphate, Sodium Bicarbonate), Colour (Carotenes), Gelling Agent (Pectin), Antioxidants (Fatty Acid Esters of Ascorbic Acid, Alphatocopherol), Emulsifier (Soya Lecithin), and Egg Custard (61%)
...Big ingredient list here which is always a bit dodgy - that said, I can turn a blind eye to dodgy ingredients in egg custards, because I like them too much to give them up!
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Appearance wise, these egg custards look very appealing with golden pastry and a good sprinkling of nutmeg on the top - 'but how do they differ from the Tesco version in terms of their flavour?' you may ask. Well, generally, the overall taste is very similar, although there is a subtle hint of vanilla which the Tesco ones lack - strange really as vanilla isn't shown in the ingredients list! Also, these ASDA custards seem to have a looser consistency, although I neither class this as a good or bad credential in an egg custard. The most important thing with this product is to make sure you eat it fresh, as after only a relatively short time in the fridge, the delicious pastry can go soggy fairly quickly. This isn't a criticism, merely an excuse to eat them all in a short space of time!
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I highly recommend these delicious little tarts, and although I have liked all of the egg custards that I have ever tasted, these ASDA ones have instantly become my favourites - I would certainly buy them again, and at only a pound they represent very good value for money.
Nutritional Info Per Tart
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Saturated Fat: 3.3g
In Asda a couple of weeks ago I fancied a nice sweet treat, strangely not in the mood for chocolate I found myself perusing the fruit tarts and other such desserts. When I saw the two packs of their own brand Egg Custard Tarts I just had to buy them as I had forgotten all about these deliciously gooey little tarts and knew I'd be in for a treat.
These Custard Tarts are a good size, roughly the same as you'd expect to buy from a bakery although these do seem a little taller but with a smaller diameter than bakery egg custards.
They appear very tasty indeed. The pastry case is an appetising golden brown colour and looks like it is going to be wonderfully crumbly, as all good egg custards should be. The surface of the custard itself has a delicious looking sheen which convinces me that it's going to be as moist and soft as I had been hoping. There's a generous sprinkling of ground nutmeg atop each tart and my mouth is quite literally watering at the delicious aroma rising from the packet as soon as I open it.
The flavour and texture of the egg custard tarts is absolutely excellent. The pastry is moist and crumbly, it's soaked up the sweet flavour of the egg custard nicely and is not dry in the slightest - unlike a recent egg custard I bought while on holiday which was rather expensive and ultimately a dry unappetising mess.
This one, however, is absolutely divine. The egg custard is sweet and flavoursome, I can taste the nutmeg nicely through the sweetness although didn't find it overpowering in any way and I think it works well to season what would otherwise be a fairly bland dessert. I did find the Egg Custards to be a little sickly simply because they are significantly sweeter than others I have eaten, although this isn't necessarily a bad thing and was something I was quite grateful for actually as it stopped me polishing both of them off!
The pastry is also rather sweet which adds to the overall sugariness of the cake, but despite this I found the pastry case to be a much lighter affair than I had been expecting and was not stodgy in any way.
I'm very impressed with these Egg Custard Tarts. I only paid 58p for the two which is excellent value for such a high quality cake in my opinion, considering my local bakery charges 95p for a single Egg Custard of equal size and quality I'd say this is a true bargain from Asda. The second tart will keep in the fridge for 24 hours if you can't manage both - which due to the sweetness of them I very much doubt you will!
Each Egg Custard contains 223 calories and over 11g of fat, of which 3.8g is made up of the far less healthy saturated fats. These are fairly high figures for such a small treat I know, but the tarts are so absolutely delicious that they are worth every single calorie!
Asda Egg Custard Tarts
Custard tarts always top my dessert list as I love them. Couple of months ago I bumped upon this wonderful egg custard tart and got really got bowled over the amazing taste.
The next time I visited Asda I could discover an empty shelf for asda own brand custard tarts where other so called famous brands were still on the shelves.
The packaging is bright yellow with a transparent lay out showing you the tarts.Asda has done some ground work while designing this pack as the brand name and logo is quite distinct.
The individual egg custard tarts look awesome as they are golden in colour and you feel as the finish is almost perfect. Now the important aspect -the taste test!! I can assure you that it is a cut over other famous brands. This truly rich and creamy egg custard tart is wholesome indulgence. You can really feel the creamy taste while you bite a portion of it. The tarts do not contain any artificial colours or preservatives.
I would recommend this highly as it is delicious and you can not expect anything better with the price of £1.So enjoy your custard tarts but do keep a close eye on the calorie content as it is around 200 calories for each magnificent little tart.
Asda egg custard tarts are an essential part of my monthly shopping delivery as I just cannot resist adding them to my order, I usually buy two boxes to feed my craving. Compared to some other supermarket egg custards these are at the top of the list.
The packaging is bright yellow with a clear part that shows you the pies inside, the actual pies sit in a silver aluminium tray and they come in various sizes, there is a box you can buy that contains two small pies which costs 59p one shown above contains four small pies and cost 98p, the next box contains one large single 320g pie and that costs 99p all of which I feel are quite good value.
The pies contain no artificial colours, flavours or preservatives but it is stated that if you have allergies then this product may not be for you as it may contain traces of nuts and/or seeds and contains gluten, wheat and eggs.
As for the tarts themselves I find them very tasty, and you get a decent amount of the egg custard filling, the nutmeg is the right amount and nice without overpowering the filling, the pastry is firm but crumbly and again has a lovely taste.
They contain roughly 195 calories per tart, so are quite high, but I tend to have one as a pudding after a meal as they make a light treat.
The outer packaging can be recycled after consuming but you need to check that your local recycling centre will take the silver tray that the tarts are in can be recycled too.
Even as a child I would love my nans home made egg custard pie as she never bought cakes, she would make everything herself. I would love to be able to make my own but dont think I would know where to start, so at least Asda can contain my cravings.
If you love egg custard tarts then I highly recommend these.
I spotted these tarts yesterday when I was in my local Asda, and I fancied something different so i bought the 2 pack as I've never tried these ones and there's just the 2 of us. They cost 59p for this pack, they are also available in a four pack (as shown in the picture above) or in one larger tart, I think this would be messy though, you need the pastry all around to keep the filling in.
The pack is a yellow card board box with a clear plastic window on the top, so you can see the product. There is a picture of the product on the side of the box, which does took very yummy and tempting, beside the picture is the description " Rich shortcrust pastry filled with creamy egg custard and sprinkled with nutmeg". Inside the box is a thin plastic holder with the 2 tarts in individual silver foil dishes.
The tart looks very tasty, the pastry is golden brown and the egg custard is shiny in a rich, creamy yellowy colour with the nutmeg sprinkled over it. I removed the tart from the foil dish and put it on a plate to minimize on the crumbly mess. I cut the tart in 2 and it just fell away it was so soft. As I bit into it, the custard filling is cold and softer than jelly. The Nutmeg looks a little amount but adds plenty of flavour to the filling. The pastry is crumbly and not too sweet.
Each tart contains
Contains gluten, milk, wheat and egg. May contain traces of nuts and/or seeds. Suitable for vegetarians.
These tarts are delicious. Although the filling is firm enough yet it is very soft but not too soft. The nutmeg is a dominant flavour here. The filling is quite sweet, but not sickly. The pastry is quite a rich, and so you could not eat more than 1 at a time. It is very filling, but a nice once in a while treat. The Nutmeg on top can be rather off putting, when I gave a piece to my daughter, she took one look and turned her nose up, she thought there was pepper on her cake and was reluctant to try it. I cut the top off and she enjoyed it too. I prefer to take it out the fridge a while before eating it as the filling can be rather cold.
When I was younger, my nan use to buy us a large egg custard from Firkins during her weekly shop with mum on a Friday. The whole egg custard would be demolished and eaten in within minutes. I would always be crafty and on the greedy side when it came to egg custards and cut a larger slice for myself and give my brother the slightly smaller piece, don't think he ever noticed else he would have complained. The only thing I hated about the Firkins egg custard was the skin on top would seem a bit burnt and the pastry edge would not be pleasant, maybe over cooked, only the actual egg custard filling being the best part.
Over a few years now, I tend to purchase my egg custards from ASDA, they use to cost 88p for four individual egg custards and now it costs £1.04. These are much better than the Firkins ones by far.
The four individual egg custards come in a yellow box with a picture of an egg custard cut in half. There is also a small window to show the actual egg custards inside the box. The dooyoo picture just doesn't do it justice, the actually egg custards look much more appealing.
The individual egg custard themselves look well presented and makes my mouth water. Golden shortcrust pastry deeply filled with light yellow egg custard topped with nutmeg. No appearance of skin on the egg custard it just looks so smooth on top.
I normally go round and bite the edge of the pastry off and then sink my teeth into the cool egg custard. The pastry is not over done and is just right, makes it pleasant to eat on its own. The egg custard is well flavoured with a hint of nutmeg, smooth,cold and firm texture and is totally yummy. I feel somewhat disappointed that I have finished eating it and crave another. I really can't fault these egg custards from ASDA, I definately recommend them, just hope the don't decide to do a new improved product, it really annoys me when they mess with a good product.
These egg custards are suitable for vegetarians, contains gluten, wheat, eggs, milk and may contain nuts (Really hate the "it may contains nuts" bit, it seems to be everywhere. Wish they would label food properly, either it does or it doesn't, guess they just covering themselves).