Product Type: Asda Snacks
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A boring roly poly adventure!
Asda Jam Roly Poly
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Asda Jam Roly Poly
Disadvantages: Tastes cheap
When it comes to puddings and desserts I really do have a bit of a sweet tooth for them lately. I have always tried to steer clear of them to try to keep my figure in check but lately I have been unable to stop myself from grabbing what I think of as old fashioned school type of puddings and sitting eating the whole thing covered in a can of custard much to my mates disgust who I am staying with at the moment as she can't get a look in lol.
Asda at the moment have a lot of their own stores frozen puddings at a pound a time and I have had much joy trying to work my way around that said freezer and this was one of my most recent adventures!
Light pink box with a photograph of the jam roly poly on the front of it and I am told along with that that it is Asda Jam Roly Poly 'Moist suet sponge pudding with a fruity strawberry and raspberry jam filling' and that it serves 4 people (yeah right! lol), and that it contains no artificial colours, flavours or hydrogenated fat and that it is 360g in weight and is suitable for Vegetarians. Other information given on the box include ingredients and allergy advice being listed, I'm told how to cook it and a full nutritional rundown chart is shown, storage advice and the best before date is clearly stamped on and contact details for Asda are given. Nice enough box, easy to open of course and inside the roly poly sits inside a black plastic tray and is easy to remove from it.
The Roly Poly Itself:
Well I was first off surprised when I opened it up. For four people it isn't huge but then this only costs a pound anyway!
You can microwave this in about 4 minutes or oven cook it 30-35 minutes and both of the ways given are from frozen. I chose to cook mine in the oven and after 30 minutes I found it to be cooked and that it had firmed up nicely and taken on a slightly golden colour and looked appetising enough and gave off a sweetish smell.
This of course is a rolled looking sponged pudding. Looking like a cylinder tube shape it was quite fat though not that long and it was simply ok in the taste stakes. To me it tasted economy to be honest and lacked quality. The sponge wasn't all that fluffy, in fact it was rather soggy/dense and wasn't all that sweet and/or creamy. The outer of the sponge through cooking had gone a bit hard and stodgy though as you bit into it of course it was softer but teeth still sank into it and like I said it wasn't fluffy and I had trouble with it clinging onto my teeth lol. In the middle of it there was a generous helping of sticky and very smooth dark jam in there and I guess there was a hint of raspberry flavour to it but to me it was just really a sticky and gooey gunk and didn't taste all that fruity and I certainly couldn't taste any strawberries within it at all.
This failed to excite me. The appearance of it was boring and the taste was bland. The sponge was simply weird and a bit soggy and the jam was none distinctive in flavour. This to me is one of the not so nicer of this economy Asda range of puddings. Not awful....granted and edible but I would advise people to not bother with this and to try the crumbles for a quid instead lol.
Nutritional information Per 1/4 Microwaved:
Energy: 331 Kcal
of which sugars: 27.9g
of which saturates: 6.8g
equivalent as salt: 0.2g
only available in Asda stores costing £1.00 per jam roly poly.
Summary: Not for me this one!