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      01.09.2012 17:11
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      A great value, versitile croissant from Tesco.

      When I am off work I try and make a bit of an effort to have a nice breakfast and today popped to my local Tesco express store and purchased a packet of their own brand all butter croissants. The croissants came in a pack of four and cost just £1.14 which I thought was pretty good value as you can pay more than this for just one in a coffee shop or café.

      The croissants packaging is quite basic but functional and consists of a clear plastic tray wrapped in a thin clean plastic wrapper. On the front of the wrapper you can find the name of the product, the Tesco logo and some basic nutritional information. On the back of the packet you can find more detailed product information storage instructions, allergy advice, ingredients listings, nutritional information, freezing guidelines and heating instructions. It also states that the croissants are suitable for vegetarians.

      As these croissants are made with butter they are not the lightest in calories, as a result I only ever eat these as a treat. A single croissant, typically weighing 44g contains the following nutritional information:
      Calories - 180 kcal
      Protein - 3.7g
      Carbohydrate - 18.9g
      Fat - 9.8g

      To prepare the croissant you simply need to place them onto a baking tray and heat in the centre of a pre-heated oven for 4-5 minutes at 200C/400F or Gas Mark 6. My oven is fan assisted so I gave the croissants 4 minutes which seemed to work perfectly well leaving them with a crisp outside and hot steamy centre. They also make your kitchen smell delicious as if you have made them from scratch.

      These croissants are in the usual knot shape and have a lovely golden brown outside with a flaky light inside. Croissants can be served on their own or with various fillings both sweet and savoury. I served these croissants for breakfast so simply tore them open and topped with butter and jam which was delicious. But you could also serve them with savoury filling like cheese, ham, chicken and salad they are a blank canvass so anything goes.

      I was really impressed with these croissants, they are a nice size and are very light and flaky in texture. You can certainly tell that they are made with butter as they have a lovely richness to them which make them taste delicious. In my opinion these are great croissants which are fantastic quality, great value and very versatile to make a quick tasty meal. I would certainly recommend them and will be repurchasing.

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        04.04.2011 20:28
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        Nice croissants!

        I love croissants as a breakfast or as a treat of a snack and so when I recently spotted this pack of four croissants reduced from £1.04 a pack to 25p (as they had a short use by date on them) I couldn't wait to snap them up!

        The Packaging:

        These come in a see-through plastic tray which is covered and sealed in a mainly see-through pack. On the front of the pack we are told that they are Tesco '4' All Butter Croissants 'Flaky all butter croissants ideal for a delicious breakfast or filled as a savoury snack at any time of day' and there is an at a glance nutritional chart shown. Other infrormation listed on the back of the pack includes being told how to heat them up, a full nutritional chart is show as are the ingredients and allergy advice and contact details for Tesco are given. Nice enough packaging and it is informative enough.

        The Croissants:

        Well you can heat these in the oven for about 2-3 minutes if you want to or you can eat them cold if you prefer. I have toasted mine as well but I prefer mine cold and of course you can cut these to the centre of them and fill them with whatever filling you desire be it hot cold, sweet or savoury!

        These appearance wise are light and golden in colour and thick and twisted in shape and large in size. They have a light buttery taste to them though are not greasy to the touch or taste of them, are not too sweet but sweet enough and naturally seasoned too so go with anything really. Easy enough to cut through these are rather flaky but really tasty and so very moreish!

        I love mine with butter and jam as an indulgent breakfast treat but they are equally lovely with salmon and the likes.

        These are fabulous quality and tasty and I love them at any time of day!

        Nutritional Information Per Croissant:

        Calories: 200
        Sugar: 2.6g
        Fat: 10.9g
        Saturates: 6.6g
        Salt: 0.4g

        Only available in Tesco stores.

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          10.02.2010 02:05
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          Tesco All Butter Croissants - Delicious

          I always make sure my family and I have breakfast every morning, as it really is an important meal and gives you the best start to your day. My youngest son and I prefer toast, while everyone else heads for the cereal. Sometimes, though, we fancy a change and Tesco All Butter Croissants make a very nice breakfast.

          Tesco All Butter Croissants, do contain lots of butter and because of this, taste quite filling. I always cut them open first, before heating them up in the oven for a couple of minutes. I find that if I heat them up first, they are far more difficult to slice into and I tend to rip them apart.

          Once heated, I love to spread a thin layer of margarine and strawberry jam on them and eat them straight away. The outside of the croissant goes all flakey and the inside is soft, but enjoyably chewy at the same time. The margarine melts in the heat and the jam is sweet and sticky. I am sure there are lots of other fillings I could try, but I just love this one. Maybe one day I'll be more adventurous.

          *Ingredients*

          Wheat Flour, Unsalted Butter (26%), Sugar, Reconstituted Dried Skimmed Milk, Pasteurised Whole Egg, Yeast, Salt, Rye Flour, Malted Wheat Flour, Flour Treatment Agent (Ascorbic Acid).

          Contains Milk, Wheat, Gluten and Egg, so not suitable for anyone with these allergies.

          *Nutritional Value per serving*

          Calories - 225
          Protein - 5.2g
          Carbohydrate - 22.1g
          of which sugars - 2.6g
          Fat - 12.4g
          of which saturates - 8.1g
          mono-unsaturates - 3.0g
          polyunsaturates - 0.4g
          Fibre - 1.9g
          Sodium* - 0.2g
          *Salt Equivalent - 0.6g

          Tesco sell their All Butter Crossaints in a pack of 4 for 88p and a pack of 8 for £1.75. They also have the more expensive 'Finest' range, but I think these are just as good and are a far more affordable price.

          In my opinion, they taste best straight from the oven. They should be placed on a pre-heated baking tray, then warmed in a pre-heated oven at Gas Mark 6 for 2-3 minutes. They can also be heated up in the microwave. Tesco All Butter croissants make a quick and very tasty breakfast.

          Definately a 5 star breakfast treat!

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            18.11.2009 12:03
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            Great croissants for those cold winter mornings..!

            Whilst shopping in my local Tesco supermarket the other day, I noticed that there were several bargains to be had throughout the store.

            Noticing that the bread aisle had a little counter of 'reduced price' produce on display, I actually managed to get quite a few little bargains, including a French stick and a garlic-flavoured ciabatta bread.

            Another item that I got which was a 'cut price' item on this occasion was a four pack of Tesco's own branded 'All Butter Croissants', which were reduced to around 40 pence or so. As these never last long in our household and I KNEW they would get scoffed before they spoiled, I stuck them in my trolley.

            I do buy the Tesco own branded croissants quite often, and I generally opt to buy a four pack of the buttery croissants, which usually costs me 88 pence. As the four croissants are a fairly generous size, and are on a par with other supermarket-branded croissants, I find that this is reasonable value for money.

            It is worth noting though that the croissants do come in larger packs, namely an 8 pack and I think also a 12 pack, which may work out to be more economical if you have more mouths to feed than I do!

            The packaging for the croissants consists of a clear, cellophane wrapper through which I can see the croissants nestled quite nicely. That said, I think it is a bit disappointing that the croissants themselves are sitting on a plastic tray... This is excessive packaging, in my opinion!

            When removed from the packet, I can see that the croissants are a lovely rich looking, golden brown colour. The texture of the croissants looks to be quite flaky and all in all they are very appetising looking.

            I personally prefer my croissants warmed, so I always pop them in the oven to heat through. This is quick and easy to do, and I find that they really only need a few minutes, five at most I suppose, in a hot oven to be warmed to my satisfaction. Whilst they are heating in the oven I find that the most gorgeous, buttery smell invades my kitchen, and in the cold winter mornings this is sure to make any mouth water.

            Once heated, I like to butter my croissant before applying copious amounts of (home-made) orange marmalade. I find that the texture of the Tesco croissants is just about right, although they are very flaky which of course results in a lot of mess! I find that the inside of the croissants are not overly 'doughy' or anything, and I find that they don't disintegrate altogether when I am spreading them with butter, the way that much cheaper brands do!

            The taste of the Tesco croissants is in a word... delicious! I find that the buttery taste is quite moreish and I could easily devour two of these croissants in one sitting, although I always opt to have only one. I think too that the overall taste of the croissants is not overly sweet or anything, and this has been a problem with other brands that I have bought in the past. Because these Tesco croissants don't have this problem, I find that they are suitable for either a sweet filling (in my case jam or marmalade) as well as a savoury filling. I like the fact that this brand of croissant is quite versatile, whereas others aren't!

            The Tesco croissants freeze very well too, which is another obvious plus point. I have had no problems with either freezing or defrosting them, and I find that they retain their freshness to a suitable degree.

            The nutritional information on the reverse of the packaging informs me that each 54g croissant will provide me with 225 calories and 12.4g of fat (!!!), of which 8.1g is saturates. These facts and figures make me glad that I opt to eat only one croissant at a time!

            There is also information given about freezing and defrosting the croissants, as well as allergy advice and heating instructions. I can also see that the Tesco croissants are suitable for a vegetarian diet.

            All in all I would highly recommend the Tesco croissants and I always enjoy them when I purchase them. I would award them full marks, and give them five Dooyoo stars, although I personally find the plastic packaging is a bit on the excessive side!

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              01.10.2009 16:48
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              Best Served Warm With Butter

              I have always loved croissants and these ones from Tesco are my favourites at the minute because of them being so buttery and rich in taste. They are all butter croissants and come in packs of 8 and cost about £1.60 and I think that's very good value because everyone in my family loves them so they are never wasted like some of the cheap ones we've tried over the years.

              They're not massive but are quite fat in the middle and I think one is enough to fill me up when I have it for breakfast or as a snack during the day. I always warm mine up in the oven but you can have them cold straight out of the pack or do them in the microwave for a few seconds but I thinkthey go a bit greasy if you do them like that and they go hard quick if you don't eat them as soon as they come out of the microwave.

              When you do them in the oven it makes the outside go a bit crisp but not that much that you could actually call it crispy and it just makes the outside very different to the soft inside. They are nice and flakey inside and this soaks up the butter lovely and makes them seem a proper treat and loads nicer than other croissants we've brought from the supermarkets. I like the way the outside is a little bit sticky but not enough to dirty your fingers because I always think of croissants as cakes and so the stickiness is important but sometimes when you buy them from the shop they are too dry.

              The insides of these is nice and moist and the flavour is very buttery and moorish, thank god they are so filling because I reckon otherwise I could eat a whole pack and then I'd be the size of a house.

              They are nice with jam added to them as well but I don't do this very often because I think jam overpowers the flavour of them a bit and I love the taste of these so much that I don't want to add anything that will spoil it. Sometimes my mum uses them for our tea and she fills them with griddled bacon and cheese before sticking them in the oven for a few minutes so that the cheese melts and the bacon goes dead nice with the flavours of the cheese and the croissant. When she does it like this we have 2 each with salad and it's a nice filling meal that is easy to make.

              Even though croissants are just a type of bread they have loads of butter added to them so the calorie content is quite high and each one has got 225 calories and that's not very good because I could easy eat 3 of these over a day and that's a lot of calories on snacks!

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                30.08.2009 23:53
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                Not quite as good as the real French ones.

                I first tried croissants on holidays in France ,they tasted pretty good when eaten on a camping holiday freshly bought that morning ,but it has to be said the Tesco ones aren't quite that good even if they are all butter ones.
                Tesco All Butter Croissants are good value, my pack of 4 cost only 80p, and double clubcard points as well.due to a current promotion.They do contain 12.4g fat,(18%), thats without extra butter, but I don't mind that as a once a week treat.So, they went into a hot oven for about 5 minutes, and smelled delicious, especially combined with the smell of coffee.Sunday morning breakfasts should be a bit special after all.

                The inside of the croissant it has to be said is mouthwateringly moist.But there isn't really a crisp exterior.Also they taste very sweet, too sweet for my particular taste.The pack suggests they can be used for a savoury snack if a suitable filling is added, and for this reason as well Iwould prefer them without quite so much sugar.
                One advantage is that the croissants are suitable for freezing so can be kept, and enjoyed later.
                They are nice for a change, I'll probably buy them again, but I am a little bit disappointed. 3 stars, but I am a hard marker.

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                  29.06.2009 13:52
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                  Tesco All Butter Croissants as a treat are delicious

                  As a family who love croissants we have become experts over the years on who supplies good and who supplies bad croissants. After buying Tesco All Butter Croissants we have stopped experimenting to find perfection. These croissants are mouth-wateringly delicious and extremely good value for money, recently costing £1.30 for half a dozen. We heat them in a warm oven for ten minutes (just long enough for fresh coffee to perculate) which crisps up the outside layer of pastry and warms the inside ready for the butter and blackcurrant jam. It is our Sunday morning treat for breakfast but these croissants are equally as tasty with bacon and melted cheese used as a filling so they can be versatile in when you have them. Unfortunately, whenever you have them they are no good for the waistline, but as a treat once a week they can turn an O.K. meal into a delicious one. These crossants freeze very well too making them always accessible or if I've forgotten to buy a fresh supply. Again, just 15 minutes in a warm oven and they are ready for eating.

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                  13.06.2009 20:58
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                  Tasty croisssants

                  After enjoying Tesco's 'Mini Croissants', I decided to give their slightly larger and more expensive siblings a try, which retail at £1.50 for the pack of eight (working out at 18.8p for each one). As well as the eight pack, Tesco sell their full size croissants in packs of six and four, and actually, the latter represents the best economy, with each croissant retailing at only 15p.

                  You would think that there would be a standard quality to these croissants, but my personal experience suggests differently...

                  The first time I bought Tesco All Butter Croissants, they were absolutely delicious - moist and flakey, with a subtle buttery flavour which made for an excellent breakfast accompaniment - however, the next time that I bought a pack, each one was really hard and dry, as if there was a hole in the bag - but there wasn't, as I checked. Even when warmed in the oven (a recommended five minutes @200C), the croissants didn't really soften, and they were pretty gross, resulting in me chucking them out.

                  Anyway, due to the delicious nature of the first pack which I bought, I decided to give them another chance to see if the poor quality of the last batch was an isolated incident - and thankfully it was... the golden French pastries were once again on top-form - delicious and incredibly moreish.

                  So what conclusions did I draw from this mixed eating experience? Well, there's that old saying that goes 'don't judge the farm by one bad egg' - actually, I just made that up, but if that was a saying, it would probably sum up what i'm trying to get at. Therefore, on a good day, Tesco's All Butter Croissants make for a tasty and reasonably priced snack - although don't eat too many, as they are quite fatty and could easily break a long-running diet :)

                  Ingredients
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                  In terms of their ingredients, the croissants contain;
                  Wheat Flour, Butter (22%) (From Milk), Water, Sugar, Pasteurised Whole Egg, Yeast, Salt, Dried Skimmed Milk, Emulsifier (Mono- and Di-acetyltartaric Esters of Fatty Acids), and Flour Treatment Agent (Ascorbic Acid).

                  Nutritional info per Croissant
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                  Calories: 190
                  Fat: 9.4g
                  Saturated Fat: 3.5g
                  Sugar: 4.4g
                  Salt: 0.8g

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                    12.05.2009 11:11
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                    A lovely way to start your day with a Croissant.

                    I first tried out Croissants in Paris last year in May, strangely enough i had never eaten before i went away on holiday. Croissants is kind of tradition in France to have as a breakfast, i was reluctant to try these out but was surprised at how nice they tasted. I'm a bit of a jam fan, so i tend to spread jam on mine rather than butter or anything else.

                    When coming back from Paris i popped into Tesco almost immediately to see if they had any Croissants, of course they did. I did see single ones for 55p. But then noticed the pack of 4 Tesco All Butter Croissants for around 89p for the packet. Which is a great price as the singles that i saw were just too much for one, inside you will try a plastic tray which keeps them all together. The bag they come in is a clear bag with the blue lines on it, with the Tesco logo and Croissants written. As always on the back you get the nuritional information and ingredients.

                    These Croissants are like an oblong shaped. They are a nice brown/golden silky colour and smell of nothing but butter. You can chose to eat these from the packet cold or warmed up, i prefer not to warm them, too much smell of butter overpowers me a little. I generally eat these at breakfast as they feel nice and light, but they can work as a treat if your busy, just pop in, take one and go out. When eating these, i find them to but really delicious, whatever you chose to spread them with, they crumble into your mouth and is real tasty. They have this non greasy, soft texture to them. I guess this could be a downside to some people, they are messy and you get the pastry everywhere. Or is that just me ? I could eat them all day, i think i can handle 2-3 in the morning before work, with jam. They are very light on the tummy.

                    Some of the ingredients include :-

                    Water, Sugar, Pasteurised Whole Egg, Yeast, Salt. Also Wheat Flour, 26% of Unsalted Butter, Flour Treatment Agent (Ascorbic Acid). Emulsifier - Mono- and Di-Acetyltartaric Esters of Mono- and Di-Glycerides of Fatty Acids. On the back it tells you they are suitable for Vegetarians, so that's great for me. They also contain Wheat, Gluten, Egg and milk. It does say, they cannot guarantee they are free of nut.

                    Each Croissant contains ;-

                    190 - Cals
                    Sugar - 2.7g
                    Fat - 10.4g (6.4g Saturates)
                    Salt - 0.5g

                    Not the best and healthiest of products, but most certainly a delicious one. Probably not ideal for every day for the diet goers but a treat now and again won't do any harm. I recommend you try these out, they are utterly gorgeous and of great quality.

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                      16.03.2009 15:20
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                      Tasty delicious and not expensive.

                      I always felt that breakfast in my house was becoming a very boring and repetitive affair, which I do not mind too much during the week but at the weekend's breakfast should be nice and time should be taken to enjoy it, so cereal and dry toast goes out the window but what to have instead?

                      Well Tesco have sorted that out for me with my good lady wife finding the Tesco all butter croissants. These croissants are absolutely delicious and the kids love them as much as me and the missus do so that is a good thing.

                      A packet of eight costs just £1.58 so me the wife and the two kids can have breakfast for only £1.58, you surely cannot complain at that? I like them with a touch of strawberry jam as does my son, they already have a very buttery taste as they are made with butter but my wife likes to pop a little blob of butter onto them after they have been in the oven on a low heat for 4 minutes and allow the butter to melt in.

                      My daughter is the unhealthy eater in our house although she is so skinny you would never know it, she likes a thin layer of chocolate spread on hers or sometimes a sprinkling of sugar, these options are definitely not for me but it does go to show how versatile these are.

                      These are a much more calorific breakfast than a good cereal or toast so take care not to over indulge in them but definitely give them a go.

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                        There is a few different ways to buy Croissants from Tesco. You can get the straight looking ones which cost about 90p for 4, the round looking ones, which are roughly £1.56 for 8 and the premium ones, which are often on offer for £1 for 4, they normally cost £1.50. It is the Premium ones I am reviewing.

                        The 1 thing I disagree with is the packaging. These come in a huge box and it is far too big for the product. The box could easily be a third smaller. The box is quite a tough plastic and in this day of resycling it is un necessary. Also if you only go shopping with a basket then this takes up half the basket!

                        There is no nutritional information on the pack, but it looks like there will be a lot of calories in this, as I know there is high calories and fat content in Croissants,

                        The Croissants are large, fluffy, tasty and fresh. The box states that these are freshly made daily in store. The shape is the half moon shape and when you bite into these then the top pastry flakes off and the inside is fresh and fluffy.

                        These are the best tasting croissants i've had and are not too expensive.

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                          29.11.2008 11:34
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                          nice treat

                          My husband popped down to our local supermarket last night and I asked him to grab some croissants for breakfast. He came back with a pack of Tesco finest all butter croissants.

                          The packaging is very nice on the pack. The pack only contains 2 croissant but they are large and one is enough. They are circular in shape. The front of the package shows a chopping board with some lovely butter curls. The packaging is mainly clear with silver panels. The front of the packet says 'made with Normandy butter. Delicious served warm with finest conserve'

                          I warmed the oven to the 200oc recommended, popped them into the oven for a few minutes. They had a lovely smell as they warmed. They went nice and crispy on the top but were lovely and soft in the middle. We had ours with butter and strawberry jam. They are delicious and they are definitely worth the extra pennies. They are very rich with a lovely buttery taste. I cut my croissants before I heat them as they are a nightmare to cut when they are warmed!

                          Each croissant which weighs 70g contains 305 calories. So this would not be very healthy to have every day but perfect for a weekend treat. They also contain a 18.4g of fat!

                          They cost £1.09 for a pack.

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                          17.08.2008 17:42
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                          I don't like to eat breakfast instead I am more likely to have a mid morning snack of fruit or a cereal bar as I am never hungry enough to eat breakfast. I do however like to eat croissants as a snack. I normally buy the Tesco All Butter Croissants, they come in either a packet of 4 or a packet of 8, I'm reviewing the packet of 4 as 8 is just too much for my husband & I to eat.

                          They cost £0.88 for a packet of 4 which is a fair price making them a mere £0.22 each. They come in clear plastic bag so that you see them before you buy them. The front of the packet has a streak of blue across it on which the name is written and the Tesco logo is there. On the back of the packet is a larger blue area with the ingredients, nutritional information and the cooking instructions. Inside the packet they are in a clear plastic tray to help stop them from getting squashed.

                          Ingredients:
                          Wheat Flour, Unsalted Butter (26%), Water, Sugar, Pasteurised Whole Egg, Yeast, Salt, Emulsifier (Mono- and Di-Acetyltartaric Esters of Mono- and Di-Glycerides of Fatty Acids), Flour Treatment Agent (Ascorbic Acid).

                          They contain:
                          Milk, Wheat, Gluten, Egg and Tesco cannot guarantee that they are nut free. On the plus side they are suitable for vegetarians.

                          Each croissant contains:
                          Calories:
                          190kcal, 10% of your GDA
                          Sugar:
                          2.6g, 3% of your GDA
                          Fat:
                          10.4g, 15% of your GDA
                          Saturates:
                          6.4g, 32% of your GDA
                          Salt:
                          0.5g, 8% of your GDA

                          As you can see they are not the most healthy of breakfast foods as they do contain a large amount of saturated fat and quite a few calories so perhaps these are not ideal for eating everyday.

                          These can be eaten cold straight from the packet or heated up. To dot his Tesco recommends that you use an oven instead of a microwave because, as with a lot of foods, they tend to go a bit hard and tough when microwave cooked. Simple preheat your oven to 200C/400F/Gas Mark 6 and let place them in the centre for about 3 minutes.

                          I'm sure that you all know what a croissant looks like but just in case I will describe them for you, these ones are a sort of oblong shape although the traditional ones are actually a half moon shape. They have a lovely golden colour and smell of butter.

                          I must say that warming them up does tend to bring out the smell of butter even more and it is nice to have a warm snack but they do taste fine straight from the packet especially when you are in a rush. They have a pleasant buttery taste to them and if I'm eating them at home warm then I like to add some strawberry jam. They are really good quality, like most Tesco products, they are neither too dry nor too greasy, perfect. You will however need to eat them quickly as they only have a short product life of 1-3 days, they are best on the first day and to be honest my husband & I always manage to finish them then.

                          Overall I think that these are really good quality croissants and are great as a snack, or for those of you who eat it, they'd be nice for breakfast, great hot or cold. 10 out of 10.

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                            29.07.2008 11:57
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                            I really enjoyed these.

                            I had some Tesco All Butter Croissants for breakfast this morning and they were absolutely lovely. A pack of eight cost £1.58 which I think is very reasonable as it works out at around 20p each. We found they were nicest heated up and put them in the microwave for 20 seconds to do this quickly and easily but you should really put them in the oven on a low heat for a few minutes.


                            They were lovely with a bit of jam sloshed on top. Because they already contain butter they don't really need any added but you could add some if you wanted to. The taste was really very buttery and the pastry was a lovely silky texture. The middles were lovely and fluffy and I really enjoyed eating these.


                            The smell has to be worth a mention here because it's really something to get your appetite going when you've heated these up a bit. Even though all you've done is warm them up for a bit, they smell like freshly cooked croissants.


                            Because they're very high in fat because they're all butter, it's important not to eat too many of these too often. They're a lovely treat or weekend splurge but far too high in fat to replace your usual cereal or toast.

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                              A few weeks ago I popped into Tesco after work and came across a packet of croissants. But not just any old packet of croissants...No! The packet in question contained four 'Toasting Croissants'. Never heard of them? Well neither had I, but then again, they are a new line, recently introduced into larger Tesco stores.

                              The whole concept of toasting croissants appealed to me straight away. You can pop bread in the toaster so why not croissants..? Of course, traditional croissants would not fit in a standard toaster, but Tesco have come up with the ingenious idea of making them square-shaped to fit precisely this purpose. I always find that croissants are best served warm, but warming them in the oven can be time-consuming and I do not have time for this first thing in the morning. But 'Toasting Croissants' are not only quick to prepare, but also incredibly tasty.

                              I am not going to waste time describing the packaging because you can see what it looks like from the picture above. However, I will quickly tell you a bit about the packet's contents. Inside, you'll find four square-shaped croissants of around 8cm in length. Like ordinary croissants, they are soft, flaky and a nice golden brown colour. However, because of their shape, these are flat and not as intricately designed as real croissants.

                              According to the back of the packet, there are two ways to toast the croissants. You can either grill them on a medium heat for two minutes, turning once, or pop them in a toaster and toast on a low heat. Please note that they burn very easily in a toaster, so make sure you use a low setting. The croissants are not suitable for microwave cooking, however. I always choose to toast the croissants using the toaster as this is much quicker and produces croissants which are hot and crunchy. All you need then is a dollop of jam and a nice cup of tea or coffee!

                              I usually eat these croissants for breakfast. I love the mouthwatering buttery aroma which wafts up after toasting. It is a comforting, pleasant smell which instantly makes you feel hungry.

                              Because of their flaky exterior, the croissants become nice and crispy on the outside after toasting. They seem more delicate than normal croissants as a result. Inside, the pastry-like interior is pleasantly moist and almost spongey in texture - not at all soggy like some croissants can be. The inside has a pleasant buttery flavour, which when combined with the toasted/slightly burnt exterior and sweetness of the jam, makes for a wonderfully diverse taste experience.

                              The nutritional values are clearly displayed on the front of the packet. Each croissant contains 10.6g of fat, 190 calories and a mere 0.5g of salt. They are also suitable for vegetarians, as shown by the V on the front. On the back, a bright pink strip draws your attention to the 'allergy advice'. This tells us that the croissants contain milk, wheat, gluten and egg.

                              Toasting Croissants currently sell for 79p and are available in Tesco Extra stores. I have not seen them in smaller stores yet though. 79p seems like quite a good price for four individual croissants, although this is still more than a packet of four ordinary all butter croissants, which cost 54p.

                              Overall, I am very impressed by these croissants and I can honestly say that I am a convert, as they are nicer and easier to prepare than normal croissants.

                              If you like croissants, give these a try sometime.

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