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Tesco Double Chocolate Mini Muffins

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      20.07.2012 14:22
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      A nice occasional treat

      I am a big chocolate fan and love anything chocolaty (providing its not nutty as well) my husband is the same, also he has to have some sort of cake for dessert most days of the week and he has to have it along with cream and ice cream. Since I had my son I haven't done as much baking as usual and he recently bought Tesco Double Chocolate Mini Muffins for dessert, personally I tend not to have dessert during the week but did decide to give these a try before they all disappeared.

      The Tesco Double Chocolate Mini Muffins come in a clear plastic container, the lid lifts up at the front and can be clipped back down so that it stays in place keeping the remaining muffins inside fresh, the only other thing on the plastic container is a small sticker on the front, this has the name of the product on it and a barcode. I was a little disappointed to see that there was no product or nutritional information on the packaging, however I was able to go online onto the Tesco website to find this out. Each muffin comes in it own mini muffin case which is made from an almost transparent paper type material. Personally I feel the packaging it a little too minimal and it would be nice to see some nutritional information on it, as someone who calorie counts especially after having my son it would be useful to have it readily available without having to go online to find out.

      The Double Chocolate Mini Muffins are exactly what the name suggests they really do look like mini versions of a regular sized muffin in that they have a slightly narrower base and a large over sized top which slightly over hangs the muffin case they are sat in. The muffins are a really dark brown colour and have mini chocolate chips in them, these are more like small chunks of chocolate rather than the tear drop shaped chocolate chips you can buy for cooking. The muffin tops have a slightly stick gooey look to them as muffins should, although the real test was going to be how they tasted. I was pleased as these were suitable for vegetarians, although again this did not feature on the packaging and I had to visit the Tesco website to find this out. Whilst the muffins are suitable for vegetarians they are not suitable for everyone as the allergy advise (again online not the packaging) states, these muffins contain wheat, eggs, gluten and Soya so people suffering with certain allergies would not be able to eat these.

      The nutritional information as I have mentioned can be found on the Tesco website and this consists of
      * Calories - 90 Cals
      * Sugar - 7g
      * Fat - 3g
      * Saturates - 1g
      * Salt - 0.3g
      The above information is per muffin. The amount of calories is quite good if you just stick to having one mini muffin as a treat, however each muffin really isn't that big so for the amount of calories you really are not getting a lot of muffin, and it is hard just to have one, my husband will easily eat 3 or 4 of these at a time. If you have the will power to stick to just one then I think the content isn't too bad.

      Obviously these are only available in Tesco and are sold in their bakery department, the pack of 12 Double Chocolate Mini Muffins cost £1.40 but are often on offer for £1.00. Personally I do not feel they are too badly priced, however we tend to only buy them when they are on offer as with my husband they really do not last that long at all. When compared to some cake products sold at a similar price you do not get a huge amount for you money, but coming from the bakery department they are always very fresh and I guess it is that you are paying for.

      I would recommend the Tesco Double Chocolate Mini Muffins as they are rather tasty, the cake is moist and very chocolaty and for small muffins you do get a good amount of chocolate chunks in them. They are ideal as a treat and would be good for children as you can give them a sweet treat without them having a large full sized muffin. For someone like my husband they probably are not the best option as they are small, in our house they really do not last that long at all making them a bit of false economy, however if you just have one at a time as the odd treat or to give your child a treat they do work out as good value for money, it really depends on how you use them.

      I would buy these again (probably when they are next on offer) as I did enjoy them and for me I can have one muffin as a treat and know I am not consuming a ridiculous amount of calories as I would be with a full sized muffin. All in all they are a lovely chocolaty treat ideal for the whole family.

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        17.04.2010 01:10
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        Gorgeous chocolate muffins!

        I love these tesco double chocolate mini muffins! I buy them often as they are quite cheap for the amount of muffins you actually get! There is only me and my boyfriend who live in our house, and we struggle to eat all of these muffins before the use by date!

        These muffins only have a few days date on them before they go off! This is a big disadvantage when this is such as huge box of muffins! You cant buy these to have as a treat through out the week, we have to try and eat the whole lot in 2 days! I can usually get through two at once as these are called mini muffins, and compared to usual full sized muffins, they are mini. But they are quite big if you compare them to other cakes such as fairy cakes, they are bigger than them!

        With them being double chocolate as well, eating too many makes you feel so sick! They are very chocolatey and two is enough to make me feel sick!

        The texture of these muffins is gorgeous, they break away so easily. They arent chewy, they are nice and light and so easy to eat. They dont crumble too much so dont make loads of mess like some muffins do! They are quite sticky, so you dont really get many crumbs.

        They are a very dark brown colour, so i think they are made with dark chocolate. They have a rich chocolate taste, and these are the best muffins i have ever had!

        They are absolutely gorgeous, i just wish they either did them in smaller boxes, or made them with a few more days date on them! I always rummage through the shelf right to the back to try and find a box with the most date on them, but they are all the same.

        Each muffin contains 115 calories, as they are chocolate you expect them to be hign in calories though!

        Unfortunately my boyfriend is on a diet at the moment, so we cant buy these as i cant eat a whole box to myself!

        These usually cost roughly £1.50 a box, which is good for the amount of muffins you get in them, i have never counted them but i would say you get roughly 15 muffins in a box. 15 muffins that need to be eaten in 2 days! We always end up eating them a good few days after the use by date and they taste fine. These are currently on offer in tescos for just £1!!

        These muffins are great value for money, they are delicious and the best muffins i have ever had!

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          07.04.2010 19:41
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          Not As Chocolatey As They Look!

          I brought these the other day in Tesco and thought they was new because I'd never seen them before. They was only £1.00 for 12 mini muffins, they look delish and are a very dark brown colour. They're not all that mini anyway and when you take them out the muffins are more like fairy cake sized, or a bit smaller than that but deffo not tiny like the other mini muffins that Tesco and Sainsburys sell.

          The muffins are nice but they don't taste as strong of chocolate as I thought they would. The muffins are made of chocolate sponge and it's such a dark colour that I thought these was going to have a strong chocolate flavour but it's just like eating any chocolate sponge and nothing extra. They still taste yummy but I was thinking the muffins was going to be a lot tastier than this.

          There are quite a lot of chocolate chips in them and they make the muffins taste a bit better, it's nice chocolate as well and not cheapo stuff. The chocolate chips melt lovely in your mouth as you chew the sponge, the sponge doesn't feel that fresh as you're eating it. I had mine as soon as I got home so about 20 mins after buying them and I could tell straight away that if they wasn't all eaten the same day they'd deffo be stale by the next morning. We ate most of them but I was right because the 2 that was left you wouldn't want to eat the next day because they'd gone hard and tough looking.

          I wasn't very happy with these muffins because I was expecting something better than this, they're only cheap but should still taste better I reckon. They look sooooooo nice but are actually quite boring and don't taste of chocolate as much as you think they're going to.

          Not recommended..... you're better off to buy a full size chocolate muffin because these don't stay fresh for very often and some will get wasted unless you're all wanting to eat loads of muffins that day!

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          26.06.2009 21:59
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          Highly Recommended

          Tesco Double Chocolate Mini Muffins are fairly affordable at £1.41 for a box of 12 little muffins. That works out at 12p each. There are certainly cheaper alternatives available, but I think that the price is fair for the quality you get from these muffins.

          Each little muffin comes in it's own peel-back paper cake case. In true cake case fashion, peeling this off means a trail of crumbs will inevitably go flying all about the place! I would recommend opening up these babies over a piece of kitchin towel though to avoid a mess all over your carpet.

          When you bite into one of these, the first thing to be aware of is that they tend to flake and crumble slightly, the same as they do when you take the case of. So do have your kitchen towel or cupped hand at the ready. The flimsy texture is well worth it though for the taste that comes with it.

          These are really moist little things, with a really pleasant texture to them. They tend to fall apart in your mouth a bit, giving you a nice texture of a mixture of chunky crumbs, mixed with lots of little milk chocolate chunks. I like that these have a slightly airy and rather light texture to them, because if they were overly thick then I think the rich chocolate flavour would be too overwhelming.

          The chocolate chunks are really nice quality, with a sweet and rich flavour to them. I was very impressed when I first had these, as Tesco chocolate isn't always the best quality going. But the stuff they've used in these muffins is really very tasty. The chocolate is so dark it could almost pass as dark chocolate, but there's a creamy little edge to it that says otherwise.

          All in all, these are really decent little things. They're relatively affordable, very moist and light, with a rich chocolate flavour and good quality ingredients. These are great little sizes for kids to have, and each muffin has 115 calories, along with 6.7g of fat and 8.3g of sugar. Not the healthiest things going, but not overly offensive as far as cakes go.

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