Product Type: Asda Snacks
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Hard, dry pitta bread anyone?
Asda Smart Price Pitta Bread
Member Name: pink_glitter
Asda Smart Price Pitta Bread
Disadvantages: hard, dry, scratchy texture, don't slice open very easily
To be honest, when it comes to pitta bread I never really thought there was a huge amount of difference between brands. The ones I most frequently buy are from the Somerfield economy range, but I occasionally buy them from Lidl too and both of these brands are really nice. I didn't think twice then about ordering the Smart Price pitta breads from ASDA recently.
The pitta breads come in a white and green packet, and you get 6 in a pack. The packaging is of course very basic, being an economy brand, however it's functional and has all the information you could need on there.
When I first took the pitta breads out of the packet my first impression was simply that they were smaller than the Somerfield ones I normally buy. Other than that, they looked like any other normal white pitta bread.
I think it was when I first tried to slice one open that I had a problem. They didn't seem to slice open to make a pocket very well, and my knife kept slicing through to the other side. I thought it was just me at first but I experienced this with approximately half of the pitta breads I bought (foolishly I ordered four packets with the intention of freezing some).
Like I said, I've never thought there was much difference between brands with this sort of thing, but I must admit the taste of these was particularly poor in comparison with the ones I normally buy. For a start the inside of the bread was incredibly hard and had an almost scratchy texture which didn't taste very nice. Being pitta bread these did taste quite dry, but they were also very chewy and just a little bit hard around the edges - almost as if they were stale. In fact, I even checked with my first pack to see if they were in date (they were) as I was so convinced they were stale!
The pitta bread are freezable, and I do find that they freeze quite well, and don't go soggy when defrosted.
A pack of six costs just 19p from ASDA. At that price, I almost feel bad about whingeing, but like I say there are other economy brands out there which taste a lot better.
Nutritional info (per pitta):
Overall, it's fair to say that I wasn't impressed with these. They had a horrible dry, scratchy texture, were quite small, and just generally not as nice as other economy brand pittas. I would buy these again if I was really skint or if I only had an ASDA to go to - they were still edible (I should know I bought 4 packets!) but they wouldn't be my first choice - or second or third for that matter!
Summary: I've learned my lesson and will not be buying these again