“ Brand: Tesco / Type: Cakes „
I have never liked original ring doughnuts as I find them a little boring but have always loved the jam filled ones so when I spotted apple filled ones in my local Tesco store I decided to give them a try. These doughnuts come in a pack of 5 and are priced at 65p or 2 packets for £1.00 which I thought was really good value. The Tesco apple doughnut as with all doughnuts is ball of fried batter/dough, this leaves the dough inside light and fluffy but a crispy golden brown on the outside which is then coated in sugar. The apple puree is pumped inside of the doughnut after the cooking process to provide a lovely sweet filling. I was quite impressed with the Tesco apple doughnut but did find the dough itself a little on the stodgy side. There was a good amount of apple filling in the middle which is always good as there is nothing worse than biting into a filled doughnut to find that it has hardly any filling in. The filling was rather on the sweet side but had a good apple flavour. The dough was very fresh and the outside was coated evenly with sugar. The only disappointing factor was that the consistency of the dough was quite heavy and not as light and airy as some other doughnuts I have tried. In conclusion this was not the worst doughnut I have tried, it would just be nice if the dough was a little less stodgy. But for the price there is not really much to moan about it still got me through my cravings for a sweet treat and I did rather enjoy it and it was nice to have a change from the usual jam filling.
When our order came from Tesco today they'd subbed the jam donuts we ordered for these apple ones, I thought it was a weird sub because not everyone would like apple donuts! lol I've never tried it so thought I might as well have one because I like apple flavoured things. They're yummy but I still prefer the raspberry ones because I thought the flavour of these was a bit weak. The dounut itself is proper nice, it's stodgy and mega sweet with a wicked sugary taste. There's quite a bit of sugar on the top and I think it's nearly too much because it takes over the flavour of the donut at first. The donut has got a bit of a greasy taste, that's not bad because it makes it taste like a fresh donut instead of one from the supermarket. I mean this is fresh but it's not like a hot donut in town! The apple is like a sweeter version of the sauce we have with dinner sometimes. It's yummy but the taste isn't strong enough to come through over the taste of the donut. It's a shame because I reckon if the flavour of the apple was a bit stronger then they would be delish, there's just the right amount of jam in there so it's deffo the strength of the flavour. I do think these donuts are nice but like I said I'd rather have had the ones we ordered. I'm glad Tesco sent these because I wouldn't have tried them if they hadn't but the apple flavour doesn't go as well as a filling I don't think. I enjoyed it and these 5 will deffo all get eaten because I know I'll have a second before I go to bed and my sister is hovering round them at the minute. They come in packs of 5 and cost about 65p, if you like apple things they're worth a try and I think I've seen them in packs of 2 as well so I'd recommend you get them first to give them a try. Recommended..... if there's no jam donuts!
**Introduction** Over the past few weeks I have done quite a few music reviews so I thought I would break the trend with this review So here we are. When I do my regular shop I usually go to my local Tesco as I find it the best value and I am very fond of their own brand alternatives. Every supermarket has their own bakery and I have tried a number of products from Tesco's Bakery section over the years I have been visiting Tesco. The item I have chosen to review today is Tesco's own Apple Flavoured Doughnuts. So look below and you'll see my review. **Tesco Apple Flavoured Doughnuts** These doughnuts are just another variety in a long line of their doughnuts. As well as these ones they also have jam as well as some other less common fillings like custard and chocolate. Looking at them they are just like any other doughnut with a filling. But once you bite in the Apple Sauce comes oozing out of the sugar coated doughnut. The combination of the doughnut and the apple sauce really makes for a very tasty treat. Each one of these doughnuts contains around 210 calories which although is quite a lot it is no more than a standard chocolate bar you can buy. These contain 8.6g of sugar and 7.9g of fat so they are far from healthy but ok for a treat. **Price** I have always found with Tesco that their own brand products have always been really good value and with these doughnuts that continues. At just 65p per pack of 5 or £1 for 2 packs these provide you with a great value treat that is great for kids and adults alike. These generally have a best before date of between one and three days when you buy them so it is advisable that you don't buy these and then don't eat them. They can be put in the freezer, when you take them out of the freezer make sure you take them out of the pack otherwise they will defrost slower than the one hour it should take and also they will be wet and may be slightly crushed. **Overall** These are very tasty and they are very good value especially with the 2 for £1 which will last until 31st March 2010. With this offer you can mix and match with a different filling from the same range if you want to. This is probably what I would do. This is yet another great product from Tesco's own brand and continues the quality of their bakery which I rate as the most consistent overall of any of the main supermarkets.
Overview ------------ At just 65p per pack of 5 or £1 for 2 packs these doughnuts are certainly cheap but are they as good tasting as their more expensive counterparts? Look ------- These doughnuts look extremely sugary but soft and a reasonable size. There is a small area on the packaging where you can look at the doughnuts. I always check them out before i buy to make sure they arnt leaking fillings (i like the contents better than the dough!) or to make sure none are too dark (burnt). Taste ------- The doughnuts taste Ok. They are soft, sweet but very sugary. I definately prefer Sommerfield doughnuts as they have less sugar on them and seem to contain more filling than the Tesco doughnuts. Packaging ------------- The packaging says 'doughnut monster' on it, which makes me feel it has been designed with kids in mind. It is suitable for its purpose but as every doughnut eater knows they wont last more than 25 hours. After this they go stale. Cost ------ 65p for 5 or £1 for 2 packs. Reduced doughnuts wont last longer than a few hours without going stale - if not eating straight away i would avoid. Overall --------- If i go to Tesco i will buy a pack but i definately prefer the Somerfield alternative.