“ Brand: Tesco / Type: Cakes „
Tesco egg custard tarts are available in boxes of two or four tarts. I usually buy the box with two tarts in so me and hubby have one each. My children don't like egg custard in any form and won't eat them. Their loss - I think these tarts are delicious.
Tesco egg custard tarts are firm, yet crumbly pastry cases filled with smooth, creamy egg custard and topped with a light sprinkling of grated nutmeg. The pastry is light and sweet and the egg custard - which is made with double cream - is exactly as an egg custard should be; firm, but melts in your mouth. It smells fresh, creamy and has that lovely hint of nutmeg. I had an egg custard from a small bakery once which outshone these - but nevertheless, these are still very good.
These tarts are a treat product as each 90g tart contains 240kcal, protein 5.0g, carbohydrate 28.4g of which sugars 13.4g, fat 11.5g, of which saturates 4.8g, mono-saturates 4.6g, polyunsaturates 1.6g, fibre 0.8g, sodium 0.1g, salt equivalent 0.3g.
The ingredients are: Custard (64%) (Milk, Pasteurised Egg (20%), Sugar, Double Cream, Colour (Beta-carotene), Flavouring).
Pastry Case (Wheat Flour, Vegetable Oil, Sugar, Water, Vegetable Fat, Dextrose, Salt), Nutmeg.
It must be noted that these tarts contain Gluten, Wheat, Wheat Flour, Eggs, Milk and Soya (and may also contain nuts as the equipment used to make this product was previously used to make products containing nuts.)
These tarts might be an acquired taste - certainly not one my children are apparently keen to gain - but if you like egg custards then I bet you are going to like these. They are quite good value for money too, around 28p per tart if you buy a box of four.
A box of four tarts costs £1.10 at Tesco. A box of two tarts costs 70p - although I think at my Tesco Local I pay 74p. (01/08/13)
It is far too tempting when doing your monthly/weekly shop to divert your trolley to the ever growing cake and pastries isle; you can almost feel the calories piling on as you contemplate which sugary snacks to pick up. My guilty pleasure are egg custard tarts which I like to purchase from pie and pasty shops such as Greg's but I recently discovered that they have packs of 2 and 4 in Tesco cheaper!
I usually buy the 2 pack as I live alone and don't want to waste food with it going past its sell by date. For a pack of 2 you have to part with a small £0.50p meaning the small tarts are 25p each, bargain! If you want to purchase a pack of 4 this will set you back £1.00 which again is really great value.
These cakes come in a cardboard box which is yellow and has a simple design giving the nutrient ingredients on the front of the packaging. The sell by date is also visible on the front of the box. Inside is a transparent plastic housing mould which houses 2 tinfoil cake cases which the tarts sit in. The packaging keeps the cakes fresh and stops them from bashing around in the box.
The cakes themselves are egg custard filled pastry. The pastry is very sweet and crumbles easily in the mouth, the have a perforated edge which is a bit like a crust and this pastry is a little bit harder than the pastry on the sides and the bottom. Inside the egg custard has a jelly texture and is bright yellow in colour, this again is sweet and is coated with nutmeg. Together the two main ingredients complement each other perfectly and anyone with a sweet tooth would really enjoy these delicacies.
I have got the following information from the Tesco website which gives information about the individual tarts: Calories: 240, 12% of your GDA
Sugar: 13g, 15% of your GDA
Fat: 12g, 16% of your GDA
Saturates: 5g, 24% of your GDA
Salt: 0.3g, 5% of your GDA
The ingredients are as follows Milk,Wheat Flour , Pasteurised Egg (13%) ,Sugar ,Vegetable Fat ,Margarine ,Dextrose ,Double Cream ,Nutmeg ,Salt , Raising Agents (Disodium Diphosphate, Sodium Carbonate) , Colour (Beta-Carotene) ,Flavouring. ,Margarine contains ,Vegetable Fat ,Vegetable Oil ,Water ,Salt.
Overall, I would recommend these to anyone with a sweet tooth; they finish off a meal perfectly for me. They have quite a unique taste to them but are a simple cake idea so are sure to be many people's favourites!
I am a huge fan of egg custard tarts and Tesco's are by far my favourite. There is just something about the sweet pastry and gooey filling with the nutmeg on top that make them a wonderful comforting pudding or treat on a cold miserable day.
Tesco's egg custard tarts come in either a two or four pack, they are packaged in a cardboard box with a clear plastic window on the front. Inside you will find a plastic tray with indents to hold each egg custard in place. This is great as it prevents the tarts from rattling around in the box and getting broken on your way home from the shops.
On the front of the box you can find some basic nutritional information, best before date and a small section that states the tarts contain no artificial preservatives, flavours, colours or hydrogenated fat. I always find it very handy to have this information on the front of the box as it makes it much quicker to check if you are shopping in a hurry.
On the back of the box you can find detailed nutritional information, ingredients listings , storage and allergy advice. It also states that the product is suitable for vegetarians.
I paid £0.60 for my last packet of two egg custards from my local Tesco Express store. I think this is excellent value as each tart is quite a filling so at only 30 pence each they make a good treat or pudding without breaking the bank. Also it generally works out a little cheaper per tart if you buy a four pack.
Although the custard tarts are very tasty I do try to only eat them on the odd occasion as they are not the healthiest treat around. Each tart contains:
Calories (kcal) - 240
Protein - 5.0g
Carbohydrate - 28.4g
Fat - 11.5g
Saturated Fat - 4.8g
Fibre - 0.8g
Sodium - 0.1g
So not the best thing to eat if you are trying to be good as the fat and carbohydrate contents are particularly high. This is mainly due to the double cream which is used to make the custard filling, although it does mean it has a wonderfully creamy taste and consistency.
Egg custards are on old favourite and have been around for years. The Tesco tarts are my favourites as not only is the pastry a lovely consistency and not at all soggy like some egg custards can be it is also slightly sweetened. Also with the contents of the double cream in the custard filling it provides a smooth creamy taste and has a generous topping of nutmeg. I find many egg custards today barley have any nutmeg on the top and some not at all but I find this is one taste that makes the egg custard seem even more tempting and gives a nice contrast to the blander custard and pastry. Overall Tesco egg custards are a good filling pudding at a great price and definitely worth a try, you just need to note that they don't have a long shelf life so its very tempting to eat them all at once.
My bf has a really sweet tooth. Whilst he's stopping at mine at present I did go out and stock up on lots of chocolates, sweets, biscuits and cakes in a huge way before he arrived to stay but the lot vanished into his tummy within a couple of hours which left my cupboards emptied of goodies!
He started moaning on then that I had nothing in for him to nibble on so whilst I went out to grab a few bits and pieces I did grab us a box of these to try as I know he likes them and I hadn't ever had the from Tesco's before and was looking forward to one of them greatly with a brew!
I bought us a box of two of these and the packaging is slightly different to what is shown on the top of this review page and assume that it has recently changed. It is a light cream coloured box with a clear 'window' to the front of it and I am told that they are Tesco Egg Custard Tarts, there is an at a glance nutritional chart on there and I'm told that they contain no artificial preservatives, flavours, colours or hydrogenated fat and that I should keep them refrigerated and the best before date is clearly stamped on. On the back of the box other information given includes ingredients and allergy advice being given along with a full nutritional chart being stated, the weight of the tarts is given (which in this case is 180g for my two), storage advice is also given and contact details for Tesco are listed. Inside the tarts come in two silver foil trays and all in all the packaging is of decent quality and informative enough.
These round tarts have a pastry casing and are quite deep and filled with a light, moist and slightly set eggy filling and sprinkled with a small amount of dark nutmeg on each.
The pastry is thick enough to hold the load of filling that these contain. It's not crumbly and is again, like the filling moist and soft. The filling is sweet and custardy but sweet in an entirely natural way and not at all too thick or too gloopy or anything like that. The nutmeg adds a nice hint of spice to it, enhancing the creamy and sweet, eggy filling.
All in all we liked these and the natural sweetness that they give. Not too sweet but tasty, moist and light we would definitely indulge in one of these again in the future!
Nutritional information Per Tart:
Available in a box of two for 58p or a box of four for £1.00 and they are only available in Tesco stores.
I prefer savoury foods to sweet items but I definitely enjoy my chocolates and cakes especially when I want a snack at night while watching television. I have eaten Tesco's egg custard tarts several times normally priced at around 60 pence for two however I found some that were nearing their use by date for 39 pence and so purchased them readily.
They are presented in a cardboard box and each tart is held in a foil case, both these parts of the packaging can be recycled which I really like to make sure I always do. The pastry used to make these tarts is very soft and combines really well with the egg custard which tasted superb. On the top of the filling is what I think is pieces of nutmeg which as well as contributing to the taste finish the appearance of the tarts nicely. The flavour is not really strong but you can definitely appreciate the egg and the custard which is an extremely pleasant combination.
I can easily eat both of these in one sitting but after two my appetite is with out doubt satisfied. At 240 calories and 11.5g of fat for each tart one of these is only as bad for you as a fairly average bar of chocolate so would make a nice treat if you are on a diet or just trying to live in a more healthy way. If you don't think you have enough self control you could always offer the second one to a friend to stop yourself from eating both.
I have been trying to lose some weight for the summer months and people who read my reviews on a regular basis will know I have been doing well so far and lost most of my excess weight, which I gained during the winter months, and so I am able to have more treats now and keep a more stable weight and so I thought I would try an egg custard tart from Tesco and give them a try as I had not tried them before.
The ones I bought came in a pack of 2, and they also are available in packs of 4 but I thought I would not buy the bigger packet as I may have been tempted to eat more than one lol.
Each one is in a foil cup container and a pastry case filled with a thick firm custard, the custard is a nice consistency and the texture is nice and soft, it is also smooth and easy to swallow, the pastry is a nice thickness too and not bland as I thought it may be at first and the custard tarts are inside a cardboard box to keep them nice and fresh and the box is pretty basic.
For a pack of 2 they were priced at only 58p and a very good quality for a lower brand of pastry cakes in my opinion, and they were very tasty and just the right size of around 2 inches deep and the top is sprinkled with Nutmeg and the custard is a nice pale yellow colour and looks very inviting.
My hubby drizzled a little cream onto his as he thought it was absolutley delicious.
It tells me on the box that there are no artificial preservatives, flavours, colours or hydrogenated fat.
Each tart contains 240 calories, 13.4g sugar, 11.5g fat and 4.8g of saturates and so I do not think they contain too many calories for a treat if you are on a diet and trying to lose a little bit of weight.
I do recommend these for anyone to give them a try as I think they are absolutely delicious and tasty and I will be buying them again in the future.
I give them 5 stars.
Thank you for reading my review.
My boyfriend and I have been conducting a trial of the different custard tarts on offer from all of the different supermarkets and tesco's, being our normal supermarket has probably been tested more than most.
We test the 2 pack of custard tarts, one each and that is what I'll be talking about in my review.
Tesco custard tarts are around the 60p mark for a pack of 2, the packaging is relatively simple and the product can be found in the chilled cakes section along with the cream cakes and fresh trifles. (In my local supermarket this is just next to the bakery along the back wall.)
The tarts have a semi solid custard middle and a shortcrust pastry case. The tesco pastry is fairly sweet, but not overly so, and not too crumbly. The tarts are quite obviously NOT homemade, even out of the packaging, and I think the pastry is the biggest giveaway to this, because its a little bit too perfect. In all honesty though, I think this adds to the yummyness of these tarts.
They have a small sprinkling of nutmeg on, and the custard is just wobbly enough, its not too solid and tastes amazing. Its lovely and creamy and has a hint of egg flavour - its not overpowering, but just there.
The tesco tarts are our second favourite custard tarts, beaten only by marks and spencer! The best thing about them is the creamy yummyness.
I really enjoy Egg Custard Tarts and the moment they catch my eye in the supermarket they end up in my trolley. I bought some most recently last week when I paid £1.00 for a pack of 4 at Tesco. A try of two tarts is around 58p.
Each tart contains 240 calories, 13.4g of sugar and 11.5g of fat... which is very scary!
Tesco describe these as Smooth & Creamy Egg Custard Tarts and they have hit the nail on the head with that description. Biting into these tarts through the perfect pastry, I am met by smooth & creamy eggy custard filling. It is very moist and full of eggy custard flavour. The pastry cases are deep so there is plenty of filling. The ground nutmeg on the top of the custard mix makes these tarts wonderful, as I love nutmeg.
This product is suitable for vegetarians.
Overall, I am really impressed with these tarts and I will continue to buy this as often as they catch my eye.... second thoughts, I need to diet!!
I love cakes and pastries but don't often buy them - however I am partial to an egg custard tart and have loved them since a child when they were a real treat.
I 've found that Tesco Egg Custard Tarts are the best so far if you exclude our local bakery.
The pastry is just the right depth - not so thick that you feel you have to chew it too much, nor to thin that you feel shortchanged. It has the right consistency that the tart is easy to get out of the silver foil holder it comes in with out breaking up, thats if you haven't picked the edging off beforehand of course. The pastry isn't so crumbly that it disentigrates nor so hard that you break your teeth on it. The base is usually slightly moist where the custard has soaked in but it doesn't go soggy!
The filling is creamy yellow in colour and you really do have to eat them chilled. The consistency of the filling is smooth, creamy and set, but it is not set so much that it is chewy. The topof the filling is speckled with nutmeg, which is a vital ingredient for custard tarts
Now custard tarts are unforuntaley not low in calories - one of these scrumptious tarts will cost you about 250 calories so eating the whole pack in one go (which I have been known to do) is probably not a good idea especially if you try to watch you weight.
Cost wise these are very good value - approximately 60p for a two pack or £1.10 for a 4 pack - however mor often than not they are on special offer at £1 for two two packs or £2 for two four packs. Look out for them being yellow stickered as they reach their sell by date - I've picked them up for as little as 40p for 4!
A lovely little tart for eating at anytime of day - not just for dessert
Tesco Egg Custard Tarts are a regular feature in our trolley or on our online shopping list. These are available from Tesco in a pack of two for 58p (29p per tart) or a pack of four for £1.10 (27.5p per tart) but I have quite often seen the 2 packs on 2 for £1 and the 4 packs on 2 for £2. I will let you work out the price per tart on that then!
I have loves Egg Custard Tarts since I was a kid and I have to say (sorry grandma...) but these are better than the homemade ones we used to have as kids. The pasty base of these tarts is just perfect, holds shape well and doesn't crumble just because they have been removed from the box. They are a little moist, but not soggy. It is a good moist as the custard has soaked in slightly. The custard is amazing, melt in the mouth, all nicely rounded off with a sprinkle of nutmeg. Yum.
I would definitely recommend these, although be prepared to eat the whole box, however many you buy!
I am in love with Custard Cakes. My grandad gets these for us once a week. Every Wednesday i pop next door to my grandad' and he shares out his custards. Although when i was younger, when looking at these the thought of putting them into my mouth mortified me. They looked absolutely awful. Recently i have become addicted.
Tesco Tesco Egg Custard Tarts, or Custards as i refer to them as, are utterly gorgeous. The quality for a Tesco version is amazing. From the light taste to the soft pastry. You get 4 in a pack each one sat in a foil case, the filling inside is the creamy custard, but not sloppy. It is a deep filled cake so you get quite a lot.
While these are not the most healthiest cakes, whatcakes are ? thesse are a great treat. From looking at them, each one contains 215 cals, 3.4g sugar and 10.2g fat. The price is great too, my Grandad pays £1:00 for his. And i believe there is a 2 pack available for around 55p, i think.
The ingredients say :-
Sugar, Double Cream, 64% Custard, Milk, Pasturised Egg - 20%, Colour - (Beta-carotene) Flavouring). Wheat Flour, Vegetable Oil, Sugar, Water, Vegetable Fat, Pastry Case, Dextrose, Salt, Pastry Case & Nutmeg.
I recommend you this lovely treat. They are a great cake, the texture is fantastic. They are very light on the tummy also.
After skimming through a number of the reviews already written for this product, I find it rather amusing that I am not alone in the fact that until recently (I am now 22) I would not touch these cakes with a barge pole!!! I couldn't understand how anyone could eat them. As a child, these had no appeal to me whatsoever. As a child, I suppose if it wasn't a doughnut, or had no cream or chocolate in it, I didn't see the point!
However, with being ill at the minute and having to stick to plain foods only, I find these are one of the few cakes I can eat when I venture into a bakery such as Birds or Greggs. So when I was in Tesco a couple of weeks ago and saw these at a much more reasonable price than Birds charge (see below for prices) I bought a twin pack.
I must say I was quite impressed at the quality of the cake for the price. I actually prefer these to the Birds ones as I find the pastry used by Birds to be quite thick. The pastry of these Tesco ones is soft but not so soft that it crumbles in your hands when taking the tart out of the foil case. The filling is creamy but not too rich, and sprinkled with a touch of nutmeg (just enough). The tart is quite deep which means you get quite a lot of filling - the filling:pastry ratio is definitely a good one!
Do not be fooled; these are not the healthiest option!!! Each egg custard tart contains 215 calories,10.2g of fat and 13.4g of sugar. But everyone needs a treat every once in a while don't they! They are available in packs of two of four. The two pack will cost you 59p whilst the four pack £1.09.
The ingredients are as follows:
Custard (64%) (Milk, Pasteurised Egg (20%), Sugar, Double Cream, Colour (Beta-carotene), Flavouring).
Pastry Case (Wheat Flour, Vegetable Oil, Sugar, Water, Vegetable Fat, Dextrose, Salt), Nutmeg.
Egg custard tarts....Food for the Gods!
Amazing how such a simple food can taste so good. Many years ago my mother used to churn out egg custard tarts with alarming frequency!
I suppose they were cost efficient and a popular teatime treat. We always fought over the tart, all of us wanted the piece that had the heaviest coating of ground nutmeg.
Although as I mentioned above an egg custard tart is a relatively simple thing to make it never ceases to amaze me how much the recipe can vary.
Some supermarkets churn out the most delicious custard tarts and others resemble something from the Michelin rubber factory.
When I choose a packet of egg custards they have certain criteria to meet... the pastry has to look firm, the egg must never look sloppy and of course they have to be well coated with nutmeg. The Other Half disagrees with me totally on the nutmeg front, he likes them pale and wan.
Tesco have favoured a baby blue cardboard packaging for their packs of four egg custard tarts. The words, Smooth and Creamy, Delicious any Time Of The Day appear written at the top of the box in white lettering. The nutritional values appear at the bottom left of the box.
The egg custard tarts have been cooked in individual tinfoil trays, if you think about it I suppose that is the only way that the mixture can be retained within the pastry case when cooking.
The tart comes away from the tinfoil tray easily and stays in one piece, it smells good and the pastry looks heavenly. As prescribed the top of the tart is well peppered with nutmeg and the whole surface is golden.
The actual egg custard is deep and dense, pleasantly golden coloured and pocked with tiny air holes.
The crumbly shortcrust pastry has been well finished off around the edges and looks appealing. If the egg custard is `runny` then I am afraid that is a big No No for me, I like the egg mixture to be set firmly. Another aspect that would take away the beauty of the tart from my point of view is if there was a thick skin on top of the cooked egg custard.
These have no skin, just a slight sheen, which incidentally looks very appetising.
The light crumbly shortcrust pastry is sweet but not too sweet, in fact they have the perfect balance. The deep layer of sweetened egg custard is easily digested and tastes as near to perfection as you could ever hope to find.
Of course I have to thoroughly savour the nutmeg, my favourite bit.
So many of my reviews have been calorie laden and this one is no different! Each egg custard tart has a whopping 245 calories and I often polish off two at a time, just think nearly 500 calories!!
The tarts are also high in sugar and fats. The custard mixture contains double cream just to make things worse!
Tesco say they contain no nuts, but they cannot guarantee that there won`t be any lurking around, so nut allergy sufferers beware. The tarts do contain gluten, egg, milk and wheat.
Make no mistake Tesco have a first class product on offer here and they are well worth buying.
Now what is there not to like about egg custard tarts?? In my opinion nothing they are like little tastes of heaven
I tend to find that Tesco is the only place I will buy my egg custards from; they are deliciously smooth, they have a really creamy filling that sits in a soft very tasty moist pastry not flaky like some that you can get. They are sooo Moorish you can never just have the one or in my cash I can't stop until I have devoured a whole pack of four
Up until the age of 23 I refused to eat or even try an egg custard until a colleague at work bought them in and one appeared on my desk, I am not sure why I wouldn't try them maybe just the thought of an egg tasting tart didn't really appeal to me in the slightest, if only I had known what I was missing I would have never remained a size 8 for as long as I did.
Tesco's egg custards are packaged in a lovely pale blue and yellow box with a see-through piece of plastic so that you can see the contents inside and ingredients include milk, pasteurised egg, sugar, double cream, colour and flavouring, wheat flour, vegetable fat, margarine, water, dextrose, and salt
The egg custards are suitable for vegetarians and anyone like me that has a nut allergy
I find that Tesco have managed to get just the right recipe for their egg custards they don't appear too dry, they have a nice subtle sweet taste that doesn't make them sickly and they are totally irresistible. At the great price of 1.05 for 4 they are in my opinion great value for money.
I find that Sainsbury egg custards have a lighter less rich tasting filling and more of a shortcake tasting pastry; I don't find them to have a hint of sweetness at all and find that they are far more bland and less enjoyable as I prefer the more rich taste moister taste that you get from the Tesco egg custard.
Sainsbury egg custards come in a light yellow coloured box with a square plastic see through window on the front in the middle of the box so that you can see the contents inside the box at a cost of £1.04 reduced too £1.00 I find this very good value for money but would still pay the extra to get them from Tesco
I will admit now that I have not looked at the egg custards in Asda for a while I have though tasted the egg custards from Asda on many occasions (mother in law buys them from here at Morrison's quite often (supposedly for the little one), and at £1.04 for a pack of four it is inline with all other shops selling this as their own brand. The reason I hadn't looked for them in Asda as they always seem to look quite burnt on the top so have never been tempted to buy them. The taste is much the same a those from Sainsbury with the filling being very light and fluffy but again a bit bland and just doesn't satisfy my need for a sweet treat. The pastry is a bit more moist than those found at Sainsbury but still more of a shortcake taste and a lot less rich then Tesco.
They come in a brighter yellow box than those at Sainsbury with a picture of 5 egg custard tarts on the right hand side protruding over to the centre. And a smaller plastic window showing one of the tarts inside.
I was in town a couple of weeks ago and not having time to go to Tesco I spied some egg custards in Greggs the bakers and ran into get some I bought 8 for £1.40great value for money and as they cook them fresh I was very excited about trying them. Taking them over to my mum and dads we had one each with a cup of tea and the little one loved it and so too did my parents, me being a bit funny ate it but couldn't say I enjoyed it as much as I usually do. The pastry was really plain less sugar than other people may use ??? the filling did taste very much off egg and it had a very savoury taste they seem to be a hit with everyone else but for me I think my sweet tooth gets the best of me every time
For me I love Tesco egg custards they rate way above all the other brands for me
Egg Custards are something which I managed to avoid eating for the first twenty or so years of my life. For some strange reason I believed I wouldn't like them - which I admit is a fairly unreasonable excuse for not trying something!
One day when visiting an elderly relative in Leeds, I was given an egg custard tart with a cup of tea - and tentatively decided to give it a go ... it would have been rude not to!
-I've been hooked ever since.
Nowadays I like to consider myself a bit of an egg custard expert or 'aficionado', and know which brands I like and dislike. Although I don't eat them as much as I would like to - due to the local Tesco being a few miles away, Tesco Egg Custard Tarts are definitely at the top of the shopping list.
The most important thing with this product is to make sure you eat it fresh. After only a relatively short time in the fridge, the delicious pastry can go soggy fairly quickly. This isn't a criticism, merely an excuse to eat them all in a short space of time.
The custard filling isn't too thick, and has a nicer flavour than the Somerfield version of the product, which in my opinion is by no means as tasty, and is a bit more lumpy in consistency.
Packaged in a pale yellow and blue container, the product costs £1.17 for the four pack, and 65p for twin pack - which I believe is good value for money considering this equates to around 30p per tart - much less than a Mars Bar these days, and just as delicious!
In terms of the ingredients, Tesco Egg Custard Tarts contain: Custard (64%) (Milk, Pasteurised Egg (20%), Sugar, Double Cream, Colour (Beta-carotene), Flavouring), Pastry Case (Wheat Flour, Vegetable Oil, Sugar, Water, Vegetable Fat, Dextrose, Salt), and Nutmeg.
On the whole, I highly recommend these delicious little tarts, and after my initial tentative approach to the Egg-custard genre, they now represent one of my favorite snacks.