Product Type: Sainsbury's Snacks
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More fruit please!
Sainsburys 'Basics' Fruit Scones
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Sainsburys 'Basics' Fruit Scones
Date: 06/03/09, updated on 06/03/09 (523 review reads)
Advantages: cheap and cheerful, nice enough but plain to the taste
Disadvantages: Too crumbly and a bit too plain
I love cakes and biscuits and generally anything unhealthy! I am a pig ok I admit it! lol. The other day strolling around Sainsbury's I knew I had made a mistake shopping at the time I was! I was hungry! I threw loads of 'junk' food in my trolley and this was something I fancied trying and at 35p for 10 scones I thought what a bargain!
Clear plastic packet over a clear plastic tray in which 10 small scones sit in in 2 rows of 5. The front of is white and and orange with white and orange writing on it. I am told they are Sainsbury's Basics 10 Fruit Scones, 'a little less fruity, still tasty for teatime'. There is a scribble of a drawn on scone on there, along with at a glance nutritional chart, I am told they are vegetarian and freezable and the best before date is stamped on. On the back of the packet I'm told nutritional values, ingredients and allergy advice, storage instructions and contact details for Sainsbury's are given and finally the bar-code is on there. Simple and basic packaging it is and it does screams economy and is easily identifiable as a 'Basic' product.
Lightish golden brown on the outside with a slightly floury feel to them. You need to cut them in half of course to add butter, low fat spread and/or jam or anything and this is where you notice there really isn't a lot of fruit in there at all but it is white in colour in the main. Also a problem is that they are really crumbly so therefore hard to cut and they do make a bit of a mess no matter how careful you try to be it's really hard to cut them nice and neatly and mine always look caved in and a mess no matter how hard I try to make them look presentable!
Taste wise they are ok. They really are not packed with fruit but then we are told that on the packet to be fair to these and we already know we're not getting overly fruity scones. They are naturally sweet with no spice to them and are quite plain if not a little stodgy in the middles though of course this isn't created by moist fruit.
They don't particularly leave an after-taste and one scone is just over a mouthful (if your greedy like me lol!). They really do taste nice enough but don't look all that appetising and if you like your scones moist and fruity and of really great quality well these are not them to be blunt. They simply are nice enough for a quick naughty fix but I wouldn't give these to guests purely on the crumbliness of them and lack of fruitiness!
Wheat Flour, Water, Sugar, Vegetable Margarine (Palm Oil, Rapeseed Oil, Palm Kernel Oil, Sunflower Oil, Water, Emulsifier: Mono- and Diglycerides of Fatty Acids), Sultana (7%), Whey Powder (from Cows' Milk), Raising Agents: Disodium Diphosphate, Sodium Hydrogen Carbonate; Preservative: Potassium Sorbate.
Contains milk & wheat gluten.
Not suitable for egg or soya allergy sufferers due to the methods used in the manufacture of this product.
Nutritional Information Per Scone....
of which is sugars 9.2g
of which is saturates 1.0g
of which is sodium 0.19g
Only available in Sainsbury's.
Summary: Ok for me, not ok to give to others!