Product Type: Tesco Snacks
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You'd be 'Fig'iven for thinking these were a premium brand (see what I did there?)
Tesco Fig Rolls
Member Name: Drewster_Rooster
Tesco Fig Rolls
Advantages: taste, value for money, price, contents
Disadvantages: none for me
I've not had Fig Rolls since I was a child and today whilst browsing round the biscuit aisle I noticed these Tesco's own branded pack which at only 35p was half the price of the premium, Jacobs's brand. Putting a pack into my trolley and having just ate a couple along with a cup of coffee I was surprised at how good they actually tasted.
Contained in a bright red packet with an illustration of its contents pictured at the end (now slightly different to the illustration above) these come in a white cardboard tray and stand on their ends in the pack. Opening the packet and taking a look at the contents these are exactly what you would expect from a Fig Roll, they are a rounded rectangular baked pastry with a generous helping of fig paste running through the centre. They have a corrugated top and are a lovely golden brown in colour with the contrasting centre being a deep purple.
Biting into one and the flaky pastry crumbles between your teeth; the fig paste in the centre is smooth and offers a nice contrast to the biscuit exterior. The pastry has a lovely buttery flavour which when mixed with the sweet, fruity fig centre makes for a delicious treat and one that I had completely forgotten about. Remembering Fig Rolls from years ago I could not tell any difference between these and the more expensive brands that I used to eat when I was younger and these were as equally delicious and a fraction of the price.
Surprisingly given the fact that these are a pasty biscuit the calorie and fat content is quite low with each roll only containing 70 calories, 1.6 grams of fat of which 0.7 grams are saturates. The only area of concern to anyone watching their weight or diet is the sugar content in each biscuit which is listed as being 8.3 grams which represents 9% of an adult's daily guideline amount.
Notoriously good for being good for your digestive system and bowels each fig roll provides 3.1 grams of fibre which has obvious benefits for anyone who has problems in these areas and for me these are a great way of introducing more fibre into my diet.
Allergy information warns that these do contain milk, wheat and gluten and that although no nuts are contained in the recipe Tesco cannot guarantee that they are nut free so if these are areas on concern it is worth noting.
For 35p a 200 gram packet has 10 fig rolls contained within which makes the excellent value for money and a really cheap, tasty and nutritious treat and one that I am glad I have rediscovered. Being a Tesco branded product they are only available instore or online from Tesco and definitely come highly recommended by me and receive 5/5 dooyoo stars.
Thumbs up from me for these; another winner from Tesco's own range.
Summary: Fig Rolls from Tesco - tasty!