“ Brand: Tesco / Type: Breads / Food quality: Organic food „
When I'm happily feasting on a curry, there are a couple of things that I need in order to make the meal experience complete - firstly, I require some tasty pappadums - and secondly, I like to have a nice bit of naan bread to dip into the sauce. I normally opt for the plain old boring naans of this world - but on my last visit to Tesco I decided to give their 'Finest Peshwari' variety a go. Each pack contains two of the naans, and the current retail price is £1.59. The naans are made from organic wildflower honey and stone baked - in fact, the description on the packaging makes them sound incredibly delicious. I would certainly recommend heating them up before they are consumed, and to do so, all you need to do is sprinkle them with a little water and pop them in a pre-heated oven for 6-8 minutes at 200C. Alternatively, grill them for two minutes, remembering to turn halfway through.
When fresh out of the oven, the Peshwari naans smell delicious, and have a lovely soft doughy consistency - but how do they taste? Well, the flavour is very nice - but in my opinion perhaps a little too sweet to be a fitting curry accompaniment. I normally like more of a savoury bread with spicy food, but these are very dessert-like in flavour. The naan contains loads of raisins, and the interior is lined with an apple puree which makes it even more like a dessert. The overall taste is very pleasant however, and has a wonderful cinnamony flavour. Anyone on a healthy eating regime will be fairly shocked at the nutritional info - each naan contains over twenty grams of sugar (that's more than a Mr Kipling Bramley Apple Pie), fifteen grams of fat, and nearly ten grams of saturates - wow - probably best not to eat to many of these in one go then!
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The naans contain;
Wheat Flour, Water, Sultanas (11%), Desiccated Coconut (9%), Yogurt (5%), Glucose Syrup, Honey (2%), Yeast, Vegetable Oil, Sugar, Apple Puree (0.9%), Raising Agents (Sodium Bicarbonate, Calcium Phosphate, Disodium Diphosphate), Vinegar, Salt, Preservatives (Calcium Propionat, Potassium Sorbate), and Antioxidant (Ascorbic Acid)
In conclusion, Tesco Finest Peswari Naans are really tasty in their own right, yet for me, too sweet to go with Curry. For this reason (combined with the high levels of sugar and fat) I probably wouldn't buy them again - that's not to say they aren't very tasty on their own - because they are.
Nutritional Info Per Naan
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Saturated Fat: 9.8g