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Asda Tomato & Chilli Dough Balls

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Brand: Asda / Type: Snacks

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      17.04.2010 19:07
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      YUM!

      I spotted these the other week in Asda at the price of £1.30 a pack and decided to get them for me and my mate to have as a side dish to something I was making. I loved the idea of dough balls tasting of tomato and chilli and thought that in the tray they come in that they looked rather appetising!

      The Packaging:

      The doughballs come in a silver foil, oblong shaped tray and over that is covered with a mainly see-through plastic wrapper with a green section of colour to the front of it. On that green section I am told that they are Italian Asda 12 Tomato & Chilli Doughballs 'Part baked tomato filled and coated with cheddar, mozzarella and caramelised chilli spread'. On the back of the packet other information listed includes ingredients and allergy advice and a full nutritional chart being shown, storage advice is given (these are freezable by the way), cooking instructions are also listed along with contact details for Asda. Nice enough packaging that is informative enough, easy to open etc.

      The Doughballs:

      All you do with these because they are part baked already is from chilled to bake them in the oven for 8-10 minutes or from frozen for 10-12 minutes. When cooked they look golden with flecks of red colour on the outside of them (which is the chilli spread) and you can detect a small hint of a garlic aroma (which is actually the onion these have in them because no garlic is listed in the ingredients!).

      They are incredibly tasty. Slightly crispy on the outside and soft and moist on the inside you can really taste the butter these contain without them feeling or tasting too greasy. The chilli spread isn't a blow your head of one and there is just enough coated on each along with tomatoes that taste rather ripe and naturally sweet. Along with those flavours you'd think that you'd struggle to pick up the taste of the mozzarella and the cheddar cheese that these contain but you'd think wrong! Each nibble you take you get a collection of flavours, including sweet caramelised onion and you really can detect alot of well blended flavours within them.

      12 of these cost a mere £1.30 and I think these finish off a sort of Italian meal beautifully. They look great, are easy to heat up and taste really lovely and fresh and me and my mate adored these and have them already wrote on the shopping list for next time!

      Nutritional Information Per 2 Doughballs:

      Energy: 376kJ/90kcal
      Protein: 2.4g
      Carbohydrate: 8.5g
      of which sugars: 0.6g
      Fat: 5.0g
      of which saturates: 2.3g
      Fibre: 0.7g
      Sodium: 0.08g
      equivalent as salt: 0.2g

      Only available in Asda stores at £1.30 a tray of 12.

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