“ Brand: Asda / Type: Breads/Cakes „
I love croissants for breakfast and have them rather often but from time to time I get a bit bored of them like many other breakfast offerings so when I spotted these priced at £1.36 for 4 of them and including chocolate I couldn't resist purchasing some from my local Asda store!
The pain au chocolats come in a clear plastic tray which they sit in securely with a clear plastic bag type covering you simply pull off and down the centre of it, it has a purple section of colour and on that I am told that they are Asda 'Extra Special', All Butter Pains Au Chocolat 'Made with French butter and filled with smooth, dark chocolate' and I am also told that they contain no artificial colours, flavours or hydrogenated fat and that they are suitable for Vegetarians, that they are freezable and the best before date is clearly stamped on too. On the back of the bag other information listed includes ingredients and a full nutritional chart, I'm told how to heat them (if you want to of course) and contact details for Asda are clearly stated.
The Pain Au Chocolats:
Well what they are of a decent sized oval sort of shape, fattish pastries and you can see a bit of dark brown dried on chocolate to the ends of each one. They really are a decent size and soft to the touch and a light golden brown in colour as they are pre baked. You can eat these cold or warm (by heating the in the oven for about 3-4 minutes) and I liked these warm or cold!
Colder these are easier and more stodgy to eat, warmer the chocolate within them melts slightly within the pastry and the outside becomes moist due to the French butter that they have been made with.
Taste wise I think these are great. The pastry is quite flaky and not unlike a croissant. It really is buttery tasting without being too greasy and the chocolate although dark is smooth and not bitter and there is plenty of it and when it melts it doesn't ooze out or anything like that but seeps into the outer pastry casing.
I find these really tasty and easy to prepare and wouldn't hesitate in purchasing these time and time again in the future.
Nutritional Information (Per Baked) Pain:
of which sugars: 8.4g
of which saturates: 8.8g
equivalent as salt:0.4g
Only available in Asda stores.