Product Type: Asda Snacks
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For when it just 'Asda' be an Egg Custard!
Asda Egg Custard Tarts
Member Name: i_am_joy
Asda Egg Custard Tarts
Advantages: Delicious, excellent texture and flavour, very reasonably priced
Disadvantages: Can become sickly
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!
Summary: A fabulous Egg Custard Tart that's not only cheaper than the bakery but tastes just as good!