Product Type: Asda Snacks
Newest Review: ... sugar 6.8g fat 0.2g salt *Availability and Price* This Roly Poly is exclusive to Asda. It costs £1 and can be found in their... more
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Asda Jam Roly Poly
Member Name: angelboouk
Asda Jam Roly Poly
Advantages: OK PRICE
Disadvantages: WATERY JAM, HARD SPONGE
Give me Aunt Bessies anyday!!!
Asda describe their own branded Jam Roly Poly as being moist, suet sponge pudding with a fruity strawberry and raspberry jam filling. It is also vegetarian!
The Roly Poly is housed in a black plastic tray (check local recylcing) with a film lid (for some reason mine did not have one?). The tray is then placed in a cardboard box (widely recycled). The front of the box has the company and product name, a description, it is pricemarked and has little boxes stating there are no artificial colours, flavours or hydrogenated fats contained within. Good to know! There is also a serving suggestion image of the piece of the Roly Poly on a plate with custard but lets face it..how often does it turn out that way?
One side of the box has ingredients, allergy advice, cooking instructions, storage instructions and nutritional information. On the opening flaps of the box, there is company contact details and disposal details. The overall box is mainly a dusky pink colour with black and white areas.
*How to Cook*
The Roly Poly can be cooked from frozen in the microwave or oven.
Microwave - Remove from outer carton, leaving film wrap on. Pierce film wrap in several places. Place onto a microwaveable plate and heat on full power for
4mins (650W) 3.5mins (750W) 3mins (850W)
Once cooked, leave to stand for 30secs. Carefully remove film and turn out onto a plate and serve.
Oven - Remove outer carton and film wrap. Cover with alluminium foil and place on a baking tray. Heat in the centre of a pre-heated oven at 180c/350F/Gas Mark 4 for 30-35mins. Remove from the oven and remove the foil and serve.
Wheat Flour , Strawberry and Raspberry Jam (27%) [Glucose-Fructose Syrup, Strawberries (26%), Raspberries (9.0%), Sugar , Gelling Agent (Pectin), Citric Acid, Elderberry Juice, Natural Flavouring, Acidity Regulator (Sodium Citrates) , Colour (Anthocyanins)] , Vegetable Suet (16%) [Palm Oil, Sunflower Oil, Wheat Flour] , Water , Sugar , Skimmed Milk Powder , Baking Powder [Raising Agents (Diphosphates, Potassium Carbonates), Wheat Flour.
The Roly Poly is suitable for vegetarians. This contains gluten, milk and wheat so please take this into consideration if you are allergic to any of these ingredients.
The box contains a 360g portion and is made to serve 4 people. Each portion contains the following :
*Availability and Price*
This Roly Poly is exclusive to Asda. It costs £1 and can be found in their frozen food aisle (must be kept frozen until being used). Asda currently have these on offer as part of a 4 for £3 promotion which allows you to mix and match with other frozen items.
Asda promise to refund and replace if you are not 100% happy.
0845 300 1111
Asda Stores Limited
My usual choice for Roly Poly is Aunt Bessies though recently doing my online shop, I couldn't spot it so settled for the Asda own brand. We had this last night after a roast beef dinner (we usually have dessert twice a week). Although the servings are apparently for 4 people, our son doesn't like it so we shared it between me and my partner with some Asda custard.
The box is attractive enough, not particularly eye-catching but ok! The price is good and pretty average in line with Tesco own brand so no issues there. Easy to open box..this is where it went wrong for me! There was no film lid on ours..I planned to microwave and was concerned this might have an impact. The Roly Poly itself, I can only describe as looking rather sorry for itself and depressed if that makes any sense! It was flat and boring in appearance and there was only a distinct spongey type smell coming from it.
Popped it in the microwave for the stated 3mins (I have 850W microwave)..slight waft of fruitiness but only when standing next to the microwave. Once it pinged, left for 30secs and used my dish towel to remove, not impressed at all! The Roly Poly couldn't roll anywhere s it hadn't risen..not even a bit. If anything it looked more deflated and depressed than before it was cooked.
Ok so don't judge a pudding by its first appearance but I honestly couldn't help it! I dished it up into pudding bowls with some cold custard and took the measly serving through to hubby and sat down with mine. The sponge was dry and hard, if I didn't have toothache then I sure did after eating. The jam was runny like water and virtually tastless, well a slight hint of the raspberry but what can you expect for 27% jam!
I simply did not enjoy this but the custard was nice! Hubby was not keen either and told me to stick to Aunt Bessies! This is one that won't be on my repeat shopping list but everyone is different so try at your own risk!
Summary: GIVE ME AUNT BESSIES ANYTIME!