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      04.08.2013 22:32
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      Tasty doughnuts

      The Tesco bakery aisle is a great place to go to find something fresh and delicious to snack on when you are feeling peckish. There are, of course, many freshly baked sweet foods on offer but one of my favourites has to be their custard doughnuts as they are delicious as well as quite filling. Also, they are good value for money!

      You can get a paper bag of 5 doughnuts for only 65p which I think is quite a good price for all five of them. That is only 13p per doughnut, which I think is a wonderful price as these doughnuts are quite reasonably sized and delicious on top of this. There is also an offer for buying 2 bags for £1 which is even better! That makes it £1 for 10 doughnuts so that each doughnut would cost only 10p. Of course, this kind of doughnut from a supermarket is generally available for quite a cheap price so I would say that they would cost you for around the same kind of money. Therefore this price is nothing really out of the ordinary. However, I do like these as they are delicious and I do quite a lot of my shopping in Tesco anyway so it's fairly convenient.

      These doughnuts are packaged in a yellow paper bag which has in big writing: 'I'M A CUSTARD DOUGHNUT MONSTER'. It even has a design of a monster on the front (though it does look more like an alien to me) to illustrate its point. The design, I suppose, is OK but I would think that it is more orientated towards the younger ages. There is a little round plastic window at the front of the bag where you can see the doughnuts inside so you can be reassured that what they are selling you is what you have been looking for! I like the type of packaging as it reminds me of freshly baked and authentic goods.

      I find that these doughnuts are simply delicious which is probably a bad thing for me in terms of health, since the fact that they are so tasty encourages me to eat more of these despite the fact they are quite fatty, sweet and calorific. They are quite sweet, especially since there is a very obvious sugar coating around each doughnut, but that is what you expect from a doughnut and it is a welcome treat for those times when I really crave sugar. The custard I find to be quite creamy, sweet and delicious and my only regret is that there is not even more custard per doughnut!

      Obviously, fatty foods like this should not be consumed regularly but on occasion it is a lovely and delicious treat that can be bought on the go and snacked on for a very good price. I think that these are really worth the price you pay for them (not a lot) and I would highly recommend them with 5 out of 5 dooyoo stars.

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        26.05.2010 17:42
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        Perfect for an afternoon snack

        Somehow these always get the better of me and find themselves in my trolley even though I'm supposed to be eating 'sensibly' and even though I know that a pack of five is not required and will only result in me eating more than one. Buying two doughnuts however (one for me and one for my three year old) usually ends up being more expensive than a pack of five and so I find myself with 5 doughnuts to eat within a couple of days as after this point they are no good and my diet? What diet?

        Thankfully I did manage to resist temptation to buy two bags, as these are actually on offer at the moment - two bags for a quid - that would have been just asking for trouble. As it was, one bag was only 69p, not a bad price for 5 freshly cooked doughnuts filled with delicious custard.

        The doughnuts look just like jam doughnuts but with no evidence of jam leaking from the sides! They are balls of dough coated in granulated sugar and pumped full of custard. They are not greasy like some doughnuts can be and not overly coated in sugar - just right I'd say.

        When you bite in, you're never quite sure what's going to happen. If you hit the wrong spot, you might find yourself coated in custard but equally you're just as likely to find no custard (unfortunately I've tried more than one today... oops!). Sometimes the hole where the custard has been squirted into the doughnut is evident and you can judge your bite well, but other times it is just pot luck. Personally I think the custard is the best bit and so I like to eat as much of the dough first before tucking into the custard thus saving the best until last!

        The custard in these is plentiful - which is perfect as I'm a big custard fan. I'd say that there is probably about twice as much custard as you would find jam in these sorts of doughnuts. I find that the thick creamy custard nicely complements the slightly drier dough. I also like the fact that the custard is quite cool in temperature which is refreshing on a warm day like today.

        The custard is very sweet, I'd say sweeter than something like Ambrosia custard, but of the same consistency and thickness as a good quality custard like Ambrosia. The custard really is rather good!

        One doughnut is plentiful and really a more than adequate snack. With 190 calories it is a bit of a luxury for those watching their calories, but very satisfying! I'm just glad that I don't shop in Tesco's much as these are really no good for my diet and my willpower is terrible!

        A massive 5 Dooyoo stars!

        Thanks for reading my review and I hope you found it useful :-)

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          22.05.2010 13:16
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          If you read my reviews you will know that I like to eat things, and Cakes and the likes of Doughnut's are what I probably like the most. We are always picking up packs of Doughnut's and although I don't count Custard ones as my favourite, they make a nice change.

          These are at the back of our local Tesco which is where the Bakery bit is, and it always smells so nice with the fresh baked goods wafting through the store.

          These come in a pack of 5 and cost 80p. Sometimes we've got them for as low as 20p since the best before date is just a couple of days. It is ok to have these after the best before but I find that they go stale quite quickly and just don't taste as good.

          These are a good thickness and large enough as well. They are pretty good value for money. The outer part is quite soft and a bit spongy with a good enough sprinkling of Sugar. The Custard is in the middle of the Doughnut and although it would have been nice to get the taste of the Custard when you first bit into the Doughnut as it seems a bit plain to start off with, the Custard spreads through the Doughnut quite well. It is quite thick as well and a nice sticky, sweet milky tasting Custard.

          Nice to satisfy a sweet tooth and 1 of these is enough for me at once.

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          21.03.2010 00:21
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          Wicked Doughnuts.... A Yummy Change From Raspberry Doughnuts!

          I never thought I'd like custard doughnuts even though I like custard in cakes and I like doughnuts! lol For me doughnuts have got to be jam inside them but the other week I picked the wrong ones up in Tesco but I'm glad they did because the doughnuts are yummy!

          They are the same as the jam doughnuts Tesco sell, the ones that are baked in the store. You get 5 in a bag and they cost about 70p

          When you open the bag you can smell the custard, I wouldn't have known it was custard just by the smell but the doughnuts have deffo got a creamier smell.

          The doughnut is nice and doughy, they're a bit tight with the sugar on the outside of them but that doesn't matter because they're mega sweet anyway! The outside has got a bit of a greasy taste but that's the same as all doughnuts.

          You get LOADS of custard inside the doughnut. It's mega thick and nearly solid but when you bite into the custard bit it goes a bit stringy so it's not chewy or anything. It's like a shinier version of the custard that you get in a custard slice but a but thinner and runnier.

          The custard tastes delish and is lovely and sweet. It's got a yummy vanilla smell and is proper rich, you'd think it would be majorly sickly with the greasy doughnut but it's not. I think these doughnuts are proper nice to eat, they're sweet and dead filling.... NO WAY could I eat more than 1 at a time and that shows how filling they are because I can get through 2 raspberry doughnuts before I start feeling full up.

          The only thing with these is that you need to be a bit careful where you have your first bite because if you bite it weird then the custard will squirt out and drip all down you chin! lol I did that and felt a proper div! lol

          Recommended.... these are delish and it's mad because I wouldn't have ever picked them up on purpose!!!

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            20.03.2010 10:51
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            I LOVE IT!

            Of all the doughnut varieties found in supermarkets, the Custard variety is my favourite!

            ~~~PACKAGING~~~
            Tesco doughnuts are packaged in a paper bag with a plastic window for you to see the product... the design of the bag has changed quite dramatically and is now more interesting in design, with the basic design still there.

            I don't really like the packaging, it doesn't close off ventilation to the doughnuts as the window has slight perforations in it which means the doughnuts will go off quicker, and to prevent this, you have to transfer them to a vacuum seal bag or some tight lidded tupperware.

            ~~~APPEARANCE TASTE AND TEXTURE~~~
            Nonetheless, the doughnuts look really good, they are round and plump in appearance, with a rough, heavily sugared exterior. Do put them in a cool dry place. If the sugar melts it becomes all soggy and not as nice as it could be!

            Some people like them warm (urggh!), but I like mine cold, and upon biting into the doughnut the custard will ooze out. Some branded doughnuts don't have enough custard filling but this one certainly does. It is JUST enough in my opinion, but I am a custard person, so the more the better!

            The texture of the doughnut with the sugar with the smooth sweet custard is really scrumptious. It isn't sickly sweet, but is on the indulgent side.

            When a packet is in my home, I eat about one a day, although they don't keep for very long in that bag, I have to resort to sharing it with the family to get them all gobbled down before them being rock hard and inedible...

            ~~~PRICE~~~
            They were really quite cheap at under £1, so it is definitely worth getting some!! They are available at most Tesco stores, although I have had trouble finding them recently! WHERE HAVE THEY ALL GONE?

            ~~~OVERALL~~~
            These doughnuts are gorgeous both in appearance, taste and texture, and for the value they are being sold at, a real bargain. Despite its short shelf life and the packaging, they are a real gem at Tesco's and every reason why you should go there and pick up a bag!

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              21.02.2010 16:35
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              Fattening as f**k.

              I do not have a particularly sweet tooth but when it comes to doughnuts I probably eat more of them than Homer Simpson.

              I regularly try different doughnuts and recently tried the Custard filled ones from Tesco and let me tell you, these are good!

              A bag of five of these doughnuts from the Tesco bakery cost 89p, they are freshly made and although they say you get three day time span for eating them, trust me eat them fresh or next day at the latest to get the best out of them.

              The doughnuts are just slightly smaller than a typical bakery fudge doughnut but what you get is a very nice tasting soft doughnut absolutely filled to the brim with very delicious custard, so much so it often squirts out when you bite into the doughnut so take care.

              The doughnuts are covered in granulated sugar and as I am sure everyone knows are very sweet and of course bad for both waste line and teeth but they are so delicious I care not a jot.

              Not sure about the nutritional info on these but let's face it, it will be a lot of calories a fair bit of fat and tons of sugar so perhaps better that I didn't check, don't want to put myself off eating them.

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              25.11.2009 19:28
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              A great treat item

              Definitely not an everyday item of food, Tesco Custard Doughnuts are something which I find I need to have every now and again as a small treat, either as a way of cheering myself up after a hard day at work or even just as a dessert after a meal. But be warned, its very hard to stop after just one or maybe two, and very soon you've scoffed the whole packet down!


              ~~Varieties~~

              I must say that these are really excellent doughnuts and the custard sort are my favourite flavour by far, but there are several different varieties if you fancy a change or cold custard really isn't your kind of thing. They come in the very common but also very nice Jam flavour, chocolate flavour (which I'm not too keen on, but just a personal preference), with an apple filling and plain sugared ring doughnuts.


              ~~Price and Availability~~

              They can be bought from most Tesco stores including Extra, Metro as well as some Tesco Express stores, but not all, some only stick to the Jam sort. They come in a pack of 5 and I am yet to see them sold individually and have only ever seen the Jam variety sold individually as I guess they are more popular, even though in my local Tesco the custard doughnuts sell out far quicker. This pack of 5 will set you back 65p, however there is always a permanent offer on with these doughnuts where you can buy 2 packets of 5 for £1.00.


              ~~Nutritional Information~~

              For those of you who are health concious, the message is pretty much steer clear of these treats, the doughnuts are plastered in sugar, the custard is not that healthy and the doughnuts are made by placing the dough into boiling hot oil in a deep fried manner. The doughnuts contain 200 calories per doughnut as well as 5.9% sugar content and 13.8% fat content.


              ~~Overall~~

              Overall, the Tesco Custard Doughnuts are definitely a treat item and not to be had too often, but when you do have them, I'm sure you'll enjoy them as their really tasty. I have been eating these doughnuts for many a year now and will continue to have them, but only on special occasions as they are very unhealthy. I will give these doughnuts a Dooyoo rating of 4 stars out of 5 and will gladly bump them upto 5 when they are good for you.

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                12.10.2009 17:00
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                I like the odd Doughnut. I'm not that fond on the plain Sugar Ring ones, but I like Fudge, Custard and Jam one. I don't buy them too often, as I know they are kinda bad for you, but you know how you get tempted in the Supermarket? Especially when you've had a long day and just looking for something to cheer you up and give out loads of sweetness? That day came and went quite recently.

                I got these from Tesco's Bakery department. You get a pack of 5 and these cost me 89p. They are fresh made, and don't have a long best before date on them since they are baked in store. i reckon you get 3 days max from when you buy these before they go a bit too hard. They never last that long in my house anyway!

                Packaging is alright. The Doughnuts are in a waxy, cardboard bag which is sealed at the top by a sticker. Easy enough to reseal with the sticker, or if you just fold the top over and place folded bit down, then that is ok as well.

                These Doughnuts look the same as other filled Doughnuts. The outside is circular, quite thick and has loads of Sugar granuals stuck to it. They are a decent size. and I would say 4 big bites would take care of these.

                They weren't that messy to eat either. The Custard tended to stay in the middle of the Doughnut mostly. When I first bit into it, you could see the thick Yellow Custard trying to ooze out a little, but the first bite seemed a little dry without the Custard part. On the 2nd bite that is where you got a lovely mouthful of tasty Custard. As I mentioned it was quite thick, but still a bit runny.

                Not sure how many calories are in 1 of these, but bound to be a lot!

                I will buy these again, as they were sweet, tasty, fresh, not that greasy and enough Custard in these as well. Ticked all my boxes!

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                  16.09.2009 11:50
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                  Just beaten by Morrisons doughnuts.

                  In Tesco's you will always find a bakery section where you can get your hands on fresh bread, biscuits and buns. The fresh baking they have there is usually very nice and Tesco Custard Doughtnuts are no different.
                  I really do enjoy doughnuts and I think the custard variety has to be my favourite, although jam do come a pretty close second.

                  They have to be bought in a multipack as you cannot buy them on their own. You get five doughnuts in a packet at a cost of 65p, so 13p a doughtnut, bargain. The problem I find with having five is that I hate to throw food away and the temptation is too much sometimes, therefore I don't buy them that often because I always want to eat them.

                  Due to the fact they are made fresh they can only be sold on that particular day, so if towards the end of the day they have any left you will always find them at a reduced price, the last packet I bought was only 32p and that was bought about 7 o'clock at night.

                  The doughnuts are absolutely delicious, they are covered in sugar and inside is a very generous amount of custard. I think sometimes when you buy doughnuts they hardly have any filling in but these have lots of custard. When fresh they are so tasty but you do have to eat them on the day of purchase. I have tried them before a day later and they are very hard and dry.

                  The doughnuts come in a plain packet which I think is a good thing as I don't think I would want to know the nutritional information, doughnuts are soooooooo bad for you.
                  There is also a sticker on saying 2 for £1 but I always end up throwing some away when I have a five pack nevermind ten doughnuts, I don't think it is an offer I will be taking up.

                  These doughnuts are delicious, I will only give them four stars though as I must admit the ones from Morrisons are even nicer. If eaten on the day they are yummy, I just wish you could buy them single.
                  Then again I would probably buy them more and get fat so maybe they're better off in a multipack.

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                  15.06.2009 13:29
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                  Good value, tasty treat.

                  Donuts and custard - whoever though to put these two together deserves a Nobel Peace Prize!

                  I am a huge fan of the custard donuts and it has to be said that for the price, these are not too bad.

                  Tesco gets a lot of bad press however I still go there to get what I need and what I need are donuts!

                  Description
                  These are coated in a white sugar and are round.

                  They are sold in packs of 5.

                  They are best eaten the day they are bought however they can be frozen which is something I did not know about. Handy if you are planning to have people over, they can easily be defrosted and served. As I have not done this I cannot comment on the quality of these.

                  Occasionally I heat them up in the microwave if I feel they have gone a bit hard and they are fine - just watch the filling in case it gets hot!

                  The outside is the basic yet tasty bread type consistency of any donut. They are possibly a bit hard and drier than the more expensive ones however don't let this put you off. This is a cunning plan with which to hold the contents in.

                  Bit through the pastry and you do get to a reasonably generous dollop of tasty custard. Te custard is a thicker consistency than the tubs of fresh custard you can buy however has a similar taste. There is a good dollop of custard in the donut and although there is a lot of pastry, this doesn't detract as it enables you to hold the donut without the filling all oozing out over your hands.

                  Packaging
                  The packaging changes regularly however currently they are red with a window and the price and date stamp sticker keeps the flap closed and keeps in the freshness.

                  Price:
                  65p a packet, sometimes you can get two pacts for £2 which suits The Other Half and I just fine as he goes for the jam ones!

                  Health and Nutrition
                  These are not exactly healthy so for those trying to lose weight, I would avoid them. At 195 calories per serving - which I assume is one donut as I could easily eat two, these are fairly hefty in the calorie section.

                  The fat content is also a concern being 7.9g per serving (of which 3.1g is saturates). I know this is quite high and anybody who has issues with fat such as those with gall bladder problems cannot ear anything about 5g.

                  Ingredients (as per the packet):
                  Wheat Flour, Custard Filling (16%), Water, Vegetable Oil (Vegetable Oil), Sugar, Yeast, Dextrose, Salt, Emulsifiers (Mono- and Di-Glycerides of Fatty Acids, Mono- and Di-Acetyltartaric Esters of Mono- and Di-Glycerides of Fatty Acids, Sodium Stearoyl-2-Lactylate), Raising Agents (Sodium Bicarbonate, Disodium Diphosphate), Cornflour, Soya Flour, Dried Egg, Flour Treatment Agent (Ascorbic Acid)
                  Custard Filling contains: Water, Sugar, Modified Maize Starch, Vegetable Oil (Vegetable Oil), Flavouring, Colours (Titanium Dioxide, Beta-Carotene, Annatto), Acidity Regulator (Glucono-Delta-Lactone), Preservative (Potassium Sorbate), Emulsifier (Polyoxyethylene (40) Stearate)

                  Summary
                  Overall, these are a tasty and reasonably priced snack or treat. They go very well with a cup of tea or coffee in the morning.

                  I have suffered the total disappointment of a filled donut not being filled however. This appears to be a Tesco donut problem and is not relegated only to the custard ones. Possibly a problem in vast manufacturing of a product. Or maybe I am just unlucky!

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