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      24.05.2010 21:18
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      A great snack or side dish at a great price

      Tesco garlic baguette are in my opinion as good as any of the more expensive premium branded garlic breads.
      They are currently on sale in a pack of 3, all wrapped together in one large cellophane packet. On the outside of the wrapper is all the nutritional information.
      Each baguette is about 12 inches long and 2.5 inches wide and about 2 inches deep. They are pre-sliced into 9 segments (although not sliced the whole way through, so you do need to tear or cut them after baking). There is a fairly thick line of garlic butter running through the length of the baguette.
      You bake the baguette in the oven on a baking tray at 200 degrees for about 10 minutes. That's just enough time for the bread to crisp up nicely and the garlic butter to melt into the bread. Once baked the bread is a nice chewy texture on the inside whilst keeping that outer crispiness.
      A quarter of a baguette contains 150 calories and 7.4 grams of fat, so it's not exactly a healthy snack, but then I suppose not many garlic bread products are!
      I find the garlic taste to be just right - not too strong or overpowering.
      The price of these baguettes is brilliant. They are currently £1 for a pack of 3. They also freeze really well, so while they are at this price I stock up.
      They are great with lasagne and all kinds of pasta dishes. I also serve them up at party buffets as they are so easy to bake and dish up.
      A great product at a great price

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        11.05.2010 16:49
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        excellent authentic tasting product

        I usually buy this product (or similar) every week, when I buy the big family Lasagne, it a great side for many dishes.

        ** The Product **

        2 Crusty White Baguettes filled with garlic and herb butter.

        ** The Packaging **

        The packet is see-through with a large green label down the left hand side. The front of the label contains the logo, product description etc and the back contains nutritional information ingredients etc. In the bottom right corner of the packet it gives you a brief of the nutritional info. If on offer this is usually in red on the packet for example 'any 2 for £2'. Overall the packaging looks very authentic, simple yet appealing.

        ** Cooking Method **

        Simply bung in a preheated oven, gas mark 6 for 10-12 minutes. Towards the end of cooking when the product starts to brown you could add some cheese to make 'cheesy garlic bread' however the product is delicious just as it comes.

        ** The Taste **

        This product taste very nice indeed, I find that with some garlic breads, they can turn out quite greasy and it gives the product a nasty taste, but this problem does not occur with this product. The garlic butter melts nicely during cooking and soaks nicely (and neatly) into the baguette. When cooked the baguette is nice and crunchy but inside lovely and soft. The garlic is obviously the first taste however its not overpowering and leaves a nice after taste (great for you, not so great for your partner lol).

        ** Nutritional Information per 52.5g ( ¼ of a baguette ) **

        Energy 750kj
        Calories 180
        Protein 4.2g
        Carbohydrate 20.9g
        Fat 8.7g
        Fibre 1.5g
        Salt equivalent 0.6g

        ** Price and Availability **

        This product is only available form Tesco, prices can vary depending on offers etc it is currently priced at £1.19, however they are on offer as a 2 for £2 deal.

        ** Overall **

        I think this is a great product, which offers great value for money. The product is tasty and compliments a good variety of dishes (mainly pasta etc). The whole family enjoy this product with are evening meal and the fact that the product can be frozen means you can pick and choose when you want it, without it going to waste.

        Overall a definite 5/5 from me.

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          25.04.2010 00:28
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          Gorgeous tasting garlic bread!

          Every week when we go shopping, we always pick up a pack of these tesco garlic baguettes. These are not part of the value range, these are a bit better than that but still in tescos own range. The garlic baguettes i buy though have only 2 in a pack, i have never seen them with three in a pack like the picture shown above, but they are the same baguettes.

          I bought these garlic baguettes for £1.19 in tescos for two! This picture shows a much better deal, but they must not do this in a three pack anymore, these baguettes look slightly smaller than they are now.

          These are basically are a bread baguette filled with a garlic and parsley spread. We have garlic bread with everything, lasagne, spaghetti bolognase, chilli, even sausage and mash. Garlic bread can be served with anything really! It is a great side to add a bit more to a meal.

          These baguettes are so easy to cook. You do them from frozen and all you do is put them on a baking tray in the middle of the oven at around 180 degrees for about 12 minutes. We always find they dont actually take this long, but if you do them for longer this doesnt matter either, they dont go too over done.

          The baguette is really nice and crusty, but the bread inside is really soft but sometimes goes a bit soggy as there is a bit too much garlic spread in them sometimes. Although the more garlic spread they put in them, the better for us as we love garlic, but sometimes with the bread going a bit soggy it does ruin it. The garlic and parsley spread is really nice, not too strong tasting, but still very nice.

          The garlic you can smell really strongly as it is cooking, and the baguette goes a nice golden brown colour once cooked. These couldnt be easier to cook! There is no messing with them, simply take them out the freezer, stick them in the oven for 12 minutes and they are ready to serve!

          Tesco also do this already sliced, which we have tried but they never seem to have as much sauce on them, they lack the flavour that these baguettes have. We much prefer the baguettes, although ready sliced is easier when you come to serve this up. Slicing the baguettes isnt hard, it cuts with a knife quite easily, but sometimes you have to pull some of the pieces apart with your hands. Tesco also do these garlic baguettes with cheese on, which are also very nice.

          I highly recommend these garlic baguettes for the taste and quality of the bread, they are a great side for so many meals!

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            13.11.2009 12:28
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            A brilliant product.

            Tesco's own garlic baguettes are a superb value item that make an excellent addition to any dish you care to mention. The garlic spread smells absolutely delicious as its cooking and the bread itself browns deliciously, and very quickly in the oven. Its also very tasty and substantial on its own as a bit of a snack.

            The bread is moist, warmed through and absolutely lovely. You get three large garlic baguettes for just one pound, and they can be re-frozen. It's ready cut and infused with flavour and, whilst its a little bit tricky to get out of the oven without burning your fingers off, its definitely worth the struggle.

            These are definitely the best bang for your buck as far as garlic breads and meal accompaniments go, and are really worth a try. They take just 12-14 minutes in the oven so are easy to time alongside a main course. The toasty bread is very visually appealing and even the packaging itself is pretty aesthetically pleasing, especially for a product that's in a value range.

            I strongly recommend this garlic bread to anyone who enjoys a bit of swanky cooking on a budget. You can also save a bit of cash on italian takeaways by having these handy, since they take about the same amount of time that a pizza generally takes to arrive.

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            12.11.2009 17:20
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            see review, thanks for reading

            Along with the pasta I had today for lunch we had some frozen garlic baguettes in the freezer so decided to have one of these to go along with it. Tesco Garlic Baguettes normally come in a pack of 2 or 3 depending on how generous Tesco are feeling and are packaged the same as pictured above.

            Essentially these are just a plain crusty baguette that has been cut through and infused with a garlic spread (margarine, not butter in this case), when cooking in an oven the bread bakes and the spread melts to coat the bread to give a delicious garlic taste.

            They make a very nice addition to any meal, especially Italian cuisine and we buy them in regularly as they are suitable for home freezing. I do find the Tesco variety to be one of the better supermarket brands as the garlic is quite strong and I do like the taste of it.

            You can smell the garlic melting once it starts to bake in the oven and does fill your kitchen with the aroma, so do bear this in mind if you are not keen on the smell and try and open a window. Once cooked and cut up the smell isn't that overpowering though. Biting into a piece you have a nice contrast between the crunchy exterior of the bread and the melted garlic spread inside.

            Nutritional information advises that a serving of garlic bread provides:

            150 Kcals
            1.4g sugar
            7.4g fat
            3.3g saturates
            0.5g salt

            Allergy advice warns that the product contains wheat and gluten and though no nuts are included in the recipe they cannot guarantee that the product is nut free.

            Ingredients are listed as containing: Wheat Flour, Margarine (19%), Water, Garlic (2.5%), Salt, Yeast, Dried Parsley, Concentrated Lemon Juice and Flour Treatment Agent (Ascorbic Acid) so no added nasties there by the looks of things.

            I do rate Tesco Garlic bread highly as I think they are a versatile thing to have in your freezer, perfect for serving alongside Pasta, Lasagne, and Pizza etc and at only £1.00 for a pack of 2/3 they won't break the bank. Found in the chiller section at Tesco only as these are a store branded product.

            5/5 Dooyoo stars from me, can't fault them.

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              08.11.2009 14:31
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              Wicked Garlic Bread At A Bargain Price

              I got these garlic baguettes in Tesco to go with our bonfire night food, I feel a bit robbed now I've seen the picture Dooyoo have got up because they are 3 for £1.00 and I paid 89p for 2!

              They are very nice and the 2 baguettes were big enough to do the 4 of us plus a slice for my 2 year old sister who isn't mad keen on it but likes to have the same on her plate as we've got.

              They go nice and crispy in the oven and only took about 15 mins to cook. They smell quite strong of garlic as they're cooking and look lovely and fresh when they're done.

              The taste of them is gorgeous, loads better than the Sainsburys ones we had last week. It's a mix of garlic and herbs in the butter and that tones the garlic flavour down a bit but Tesco have used just the right amount of herbs so that they don't hide the garlic.

              I think they have used the right amount of garlic butter and the slices weren't too greasy even though you can tell there's plenty of the garlic butter on them.

              The bread tastes nice and fresh and is fluffy inside each slice even though the outside has gone crunchy and crisp. Even the end pieces were nice and I usually I think these go too hard in the oven but these ones didn't.

              For the price I reckon these are one of the best supermarket garlic baguettes. Another good thing is that the baguettes were easy to cut through with a knife and I wasn't forced to use my hands to tear the slices apart to put on the plate.

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                19.10.2009 23:06
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                This is lovely

                PACKAGING

                These come in various sized, plastic packets depending on which type you decide to buy. The main colour present on the packets is a deep green colour and "tesco Italian garlic baguette" is written in the middle of a fancy design. Underneath that is says "crust white baguette filled with garlic and herb butter" and it also tells you that is bakes in 12 minutes. I got the 210g packet the other ones may vary.

                NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION

                Guided Daily Allowance for a typical adult.

                Energy 9% - 2000kcal
                Fat 12% - 70g% of which saturates 29% - 20g
                Salt equivalent 10% - 6g

                WHAT SHOULD YOU KNOW?

                This is suitable for vegetarians, it should be kept refrigerated. This may have been previously frozen and restored to chill temperature under carefully controlled conditions. It is still suitable for home freezing. You should freeze this on day of purchase and use it within one month. For those with allergies you need to know that these contain milk,wheat and gluten and the recipe has no nuts however they cannot guarantee that the ingredients are nut free.

                MY OPINION

                I love these, i get them all of the time for my dinner and also for when i just want to treat myself. The herb butter melts perfectly onto them making them soft in the centre and on the crust to. I like them best cooked right on the dot. In my opinion when they are cooked over that time they don't taste as nice. The taste of garlic is very nice and strong and i can smell it before i even open the packet. When you do open it your hit with the very strong but lovely scent of it. The baguette comes mostly sliced, leaving you just having to tear and separate the pieces once cooked and ready to eat. When you are cooking this the scent fills the room very strongly, i have a packet of it sitting here beside me for my dinner. I cant wait to cook it once i finish writing this lol. This is very filling, i never feel hungry after having had even just a few slices of this. There is plenty of the garlic and herb butter used on each individual slice. They don't take overly long to cook, 12 minutes isn't really long to wait, i think in that sense that they are great. I recommend these to anyone who likes garlic and even to those who have yet to try it. They are one of my favourite foods and i think that these tesco ones in particular are reasonably priced.


                PRICE

                You can get a packet with 9 slices for 98p and a twin pack of this for £1.20

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                  16.06.2009 20:17
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                  Highly Recommended

                  Tesco Garlic Baguettes are a real value for money purchase in Tesco given the current price rises on a loat of similar products. While the prices of bread and dairy have shot up in general, these have stayed really cheap. A triple pack of these costs just £1 which seems almost too good to be true.

                  These come in the fresh ready meals section, so they have to be kept refridgerated and used within a few days of opening. You can freeze them though which is really helpful. Small families won't want to have eat up three loaves in a couple of days!

                  To cook these, just put them in the oven for about ten minutes (times vary, see packet). They're quick and easy to do alongside pizzas I find, just put them in the oven when you're pizza is ten minutes away from being cooked. Be warned though that these have a really pungent garlic aroma, and this will cling to whatever else is in the oven with them. So if anyone hates garlic, it's best to wait until the pizza is cooked and then do this afterwards.

                  These are tasty little things, made from good quality bread. There's a generous amount of garlic butter (margerine strictly speaking) wedged between each slice, and the loafs are pre-cut about two thirds of the way into each slice for easy serving. The only part of these that I don't like are the end pieces, as I find they're very crusty, hard and lacking in garlic spread.

                  Other than that, I really enjoy a slice of this with a pizza, and can't fault them on price here. A packet of 4 plain baguettes from Tesco costs £1, so to get 3 smothered in tasty, creamy garlic spread and partially pre-sliced is a bargain in my books.

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