“ Brand: Sunblest / Type: Crumpets „
I think that alot of us have foods in our lives that we see as comfort foods. For me its Heinz tomato soup, a cheese and tomato toastie and way up on the top of my list is a crumpet covered in melted butter and so the other night feeling a bit grotty when I was in my local Nisa store I bought a pack of these with some real butter for my tea!
A pack of 8 of these crumpets comes in a see through and red coloured pack and the crumpets sit on a white piece of card within that. On the top of the packet we are clearly told what they are and who they are by and there is an at a glance nutritional chart shown as well as a best before date and then on the other side of the pack other information given includes being told a bit about the product, the ingredients are listed (these are suitable to be consumed by Vegetarians by the way) and storage advice is given (these are suitable for home freezing), there is a full nutritional chart stated as well as being told how to heat them up and contact details for the manufacturer are clearly stated. These crumpets do not come in resealable pack however I simply did mine back up with a plastic clip that I already owned.
Round in shape and quite hard to the touch the base looks golden and to the top of each crumpet there are plenty of rather large holes and again it looks baked partially so is golden in colour. To heat these through all you have to do is pop them under under a grill and to flip them over or do as I do and pop them in my electric toaster. Once cooked they go slightly more golden and all that is left to do is add the toppings of your choice and these being quite plain in flavour you can add savoury or sweet toppings to them. With my pack of 8 of them I had a couple smothered in butter and a couple covered in butter and jam and another two with butter and brussels pate and I really like them. They taste bready and are dense and because of the amounts of holes these have to them liquid like butter (once melted) hold within them well without dripping like mad so you can really pack them with flavour.
They don't fall apart under the strain of toppings and they are filling due to their generous size. However although I do like these I have to admit right here and not that I do prefer Warburton's Crumpets really as I find them softer and more fluffy inside however there isn't nothing I can really moan about with these and I paid just 50p for my pack in Nisa although I think that the usual price of these is closer to a pound a pack and to be fair you do get 8 of them so value they are! With only 89 Calories and 0.1g Of Saturated fat too they won't harm a diet too much just remember to count the toppings too!
Available from all good supermarkets etc.
When shopping in Morrisons about a month ago, I spotted these crumpets on offer, buy one get one free for about 70p. As this worked much cheaper than any other pack, I bought about 6 packs of these and put them all in the freezer. I have now got round to eating them and so here is my experience with them.
--- The Pack ---
The crumpets come 8 to a pack and are contained on a cardboard sleeve and a plastic wrapper. The cardboard sleeve acts as the label as it is brightly coloured in red and yellow and it contains all of the product details. The pack is quite eye catching as it has the "SunBlest" logo in a large and prominent size on both sides of the pack.
I have only ever found this pack in Morrisons so far, so I am unsure of its availability in other stores/areas.
--- The Crumpets ---
Each crumpet is 7cm in diameter and about 1.5cm thick. This seems to be the general size for most shop bought crumpets. After toasting for a couple of minutes, they have a nice golden brown colour and have a nice smell to them. The tops of each crumpet of air holes which allows butter to melt and sink into them with ease.
Compared to other crumpets that I have had, these are not very crunchy on the outside at all. The only bit I found crunchy has the rim of the base. I don't mind this too much as if I wanted them to be crunchier, I could just toast them for longer. The main texture of the crumpet is soft to the touch, but is quite dense when you bite into it. This means that it does require a bit of chewing, even with butter, before you can swallow it. I like this as it means they take a bit longer to eat and so last longer.
I have tried these crumpets topped with just jam and just butter and I find that they taste very nice with either of these toppings. For the price I paid, they very nice and they are similar in quality to other, more expensive crumpets that I have had before. I froze this pack before eating them as I bought too many to eat in one go. I have found that they freeze and defrost very well with no noticeable impact on the quality of the crumpets.
--- Where to buy ---
I have only ever seen this brand in Morrisons, however I am sure it can probably be found elsewhere. The price I paid was a special offer, however they will normally sell for about 70p a pack, which is not too bad at all for the quality of the crumpets.
--- Overall ---
I have really liked these crumpets and I am glad I bought so many packs when I saw them on offer. They make a nice tasty breakfast meal and a nice snack before lunch as well. With them having quite a dense texture, I find that this helps to keep me full for quite a while and stops me snacking so much between meals.
If you ever see these on the same offer again, then I would recommend buying a few packs as they are well worth the price. I am going to give these 5/5 as I think they are the best crumpets I have had to date.
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