“ Brand: Tesco / Type: Bread „
I purchased these from my local Tesco's express as I noticed they were reduced from 1.69 to 45p. They needed to be eaten on the day of purchase but we had no problem doing that.
The croissants come is a pack of 12 and are great for a quick and easy filling snack. They are placed in a plastic tray which can be recycled.
I personally like the warmed up slightly, so I placed them into the oven at 200oc for around 5 minutes. I cut one open and placed in a thick layer of Sainsbury's Belgium chocolate spread. So it did end up being more of a chocolate croissant, but that is the way I like them, nice and sweet.
The pastry on the croissants was nice and fluffy and had a lovely texture to them. They also were slightly messy as the pastry started to flake off as you bite into them. You could taste the butter in them which gave you a lovely sensational taste. Although it did leave a slight dry taste in my mouth which then became very rough and not majorly pleasant.
I think these were a lovely treat to have especially with a cuppa tea. But they would be better eaten in the morning rather than the evening as my stomach felt very heavy and bloated after eating these.
Overall I think these are great with chocolate spread or with melted butter on top. They compliment a cuppa tea with delight. I wouldn't buy them at full price as I think they are slightly expensive but if I ever see them reduced again then ill more than likely pick a packet up.
We had a pack of these Mini Croissants from Tesco for breakfast on Xmas day and they were yummy. I've had the big ones loads of times and love them, but these mini ones are even nicer because they're so much smaller and feel more interesting to eat.
We warmed ours up in the oven for about 4 mins because we were having a hot filling in them but you can also eat them cold and they're still yummy. These croissants are loads better warm though and nearly make you feel like you're in France! lol
When they're warm you can deffo taste how buttery the croissants are, they go lovely and flakey and even though there's a bit of a greasy taste to them it doesn't matter because the doughy flavour of the croissant itself covers that well. These leave a bit of grease on your fingers and I needed to wash my hands after eating one but that's to be expected after eating any croissants.
If you eat one cold you'll see it's a lot stodgier than when it's warm. The croissant isn't as flakey and it's more like a not very soft bread roll in texture, the taste is still yummy though.
I had mine filled with bacon and scrambled eggs and because they're so small ate them with a knife and fork to stop the egg falling out everywhere. The normal sized croissants will hold a filling and allow you to pick it up with your fingers but that doesn't matter much and anyway I enjoyed eating my special brekkie with cutlery! lol
Each croissant has got 145 calories so I reckon these would be good if you're dieting because it means you can still eat them without using all your calories for the day. A normal sized croissant has about 300 calories so that's a good saving and lets you get a taster without going overboard.
I recommend these because they're yummy and very high quality. 12 mini croissants costs £1.69 but they're on offer at the minute in Tesco for £1.00. They freeze good too so if you like them buy a couple of packs while they're on offer and stick them in the freezer so you'll always have croissants in the house for when you fancy one.
I do like the odd Croissant, and tend to pick up a pack every so often on a Sunday when i'm in Tesco. I do normally buy their Finest ones, as they are usually on offer and also they are just so yummy. I ended up getting these the other week, as they were all that was left, and when I saw you were getting 12 for £1.62 then I thought it was a worthwhile buy.
Packaging was alright. They sat on a plastic tray and the whole lot was covered in a cellophane wrapper. You could see the Croissants as there was a large see through part on the pack, and I know we all go on about packaging, but since they were stacked end to end, they looked a bit squashed up this way.
When out the packaging they did seem a little bit sqaushed unfortunately, but they were still nice. They tasted nice and Buttery, and there was a nice flaky consistence to them.
You can eat these straight out of the pack, or cook in an oven for about 5-6 minutes if you perhaps want them a bit crisper and flakier. I have been known to put Croissants in the Micro just to heat them up, but they end up a bit soggy though.
Unfortunately I don't have the nutritional information to hand for these, but they aren't the healthiest snack as they have a few calories and a good amount of fat like other ones out there.
Not the nicest ones in the shops. They didn' taste that bad, but they weren't quite as buttery and tasty as the Finest ones. Then again they didn't have the same price tag, so I guess for the price they are alright and I would buy them again if I wanted Croissants.
Tesco All Butter Mini Croissants
Description: Manufacturer: Tesco / Type: Bread
These croissants come in a clear wrapper with a red label. They sit in a plastic tray inside and you get 12 mini sized croissants in a pack. I paid £1.75 for these from my local shop.
Unfortunately, you can't put these in the microwave, and I wished that I had checked before buying them as that was exactly what I had wanted to do! Instead you have to heat the over to 200 (check packaging as some ovens may vary) and then put them in for around 5 minutes. It seems a lot of effort to go to for 5 minutes though!
I am afraid that I wasn't very impressed with these. I liked the idea of these being mini sized but that was probably the best thing about them. They were not as light or flaky as I hoped, instead they tasted a little doughy and chewy. They also didn't have that lovely buttery taste that you associate with fresh croissants, but were easily identifiable as having come from a packet.
Nutritional info per 100g as follows;
Saturated Fat: 16.5g
Ingredients are as follows;
Wheat Flour, Butter (26%), Sugar, Reconstituted Dried Skimmed Milk, Pasteurised Egg, Yeast, Water, Salt, and Flour Treatment Agent (ascorbic Acid).
These croissants just tasted like bland pastry, not very buttery and not very melt in the mouth, they were okay, but certainly nothing special, so I won't be buying them again!
Whilst on holiday, I found myself enjoying a croissant or two at breakfast time, which (as i'm normally a cereal eater) is something that I haven't done for a long time - basically, I had forgotten how nice they were, and as a result, I vowed to buy some when I returned home to the UK. Described as "Flaky all butter croissants ideal for a delicious breakfast" Tesco's 'Mini Croissants' retail at £1.69 for the 12 pack - and into the basket they went.
- - - - - - - -
In terms of their ingredients, the croissants contain; Wheat Flour, Butter (26%), Sugar, Reconstituted Dried Skimmed Milk, Pasteurised Egg, Yeast, Water, Salt, and Flour Treatment Agent (ascorbic Acid).
- - - -
Each croissant is moist, very flakey, and has a pleasant flavour. In my opinion, they taste best when heated in the oven for a few minutes - the packaging suggests five minutes at 200C, although they can't be heated in a microwave.
In my experience, the best croissants are slightly crispy without being dry, and unfortunately, these Tesco ones have a rather soggy consistency which takes away from the crispness. That's not to say they aren't tasty - because they are - just not in the same league as some of the more expensive croissants i've eaten in the past.
All in all, Tesco's Mini Croissants make for a fairly tasty snack, and at only around 15p each, they are reasonable priced too - not the best croissants, but recommended nevertheless.
Nutritional info per 100g
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Saturated Fat: 16.5g
There are times in life when you always seem to be saying " Well, I shouldn't but maybe just the one", and I seem to be saying these few words far more often than I should.
Croissants are pretty irresistible in the first place, get a good buttery one and that makes them hard to pass by.
The Other Half is no fan of the soft rich flaky bread come pastry, he would far rather have a good thick slice of toast lathered with butter but I love a couple of croissants for breakfast to ring the changes.
In my opinion the best croissants always seem to be the ones that are served up at the small independent bakeries but they are much more expensive and only appear on the menu when we have friends or family staying the night.
Supermarket own brand croissants can certainly be hit and miss, I like them flaky but not so flaky that they fall apart as soon as you touch them and one of the main things that I will always look for in a croissant is that extra buttery taste, without that they are nothing.
Tesco do a pack of twelve mini-croissants for £1.69, which all things considered isn't a bad price. Handy for me because I can buy a packet and then as long as I put them in the freezer on the day of purchase they are at hand when I fancy them.
They freeze well and maintain their flakiness when they have been defrosted.
The mini croissants come in a plastic pack and they are covered with another plastic cover. The only adornment on the packet comes in the shape of a plain red band which sweeps along the left hand side of the packet and has the product name and description written on it.
Although the croissants are classed as a mini version two of them make a fine start to the day along with butter and jam. Just pre heat the oven and then pop the croissants in to warm for a couple of minutes, the end result is delicious.
Even when the croissants are cold they have a certain allure attached to them, the way the dough has been rolled gives them a good finish and as they have been cooked and the dough has browned they suddenly become even more attractive.
If the recipe is right then you will be able to smell the butter as you lift them out of the oven.
Make sure you have the teaplate, butter and jam or preserve to hand before you are ready to serve them. The minute that the warm croissants hit the plate then spread them with thick creamy butter and put a spoonful of jam on the top.
The Tesco mini croissants are equally as good as any others I have ever come across - barring the bakery specials. The texture is as it should be, light, flaky and fluffy, a pleasure to eat.
Tesco clearly state that the product contains wheat, gluten, egg and milk and there is no guarantee that the croissants are nut free.
Now we come to the crunch, one mini-croissant just isn't enough to sate the appetite, I am looking at two and the calorie count for two ( without butter and jam ) is 290 calories.
1.5g of sugar, 8.2g of fat, 5.8g of saturated fat and 0.4g salt.
Although the ingredients are simple, butter, flour, water, sugar, egg, yeast and milk the product is loaded with fat and saturates and as we all know they should be consumed in small quantities.
So. to round off I am going to stick my neck out here and say that the Tesco mini-croissants are fine, they make a tasty breakfast too but we need to be aware that those buttery delights are like any other croissant, loaded with fats and should be eaten in moderation.