“ Brand: Tesco / Type: Snacks „
Loving pastry products the way I do when I saw these Tesco Ham & Cheese Slices costing £1.26 I simply had to buy them and give them a go. At the time I was starving and for two slices they seemed a jolly good buy to me! The Packaging: Clear and burgundy oblong packet. On the front I am told they are Tesco 2 Ham & Cheese Slices, that they are suitable for freezing, there is an at a glance nutritional chart on there and I'm told to keep them refrigerated and the best before date is clearly stamped on. On the back of the packet other information includes being told what they are, how to heat them if you wish to (in the oven for 15-20 minutes), I'm told how to store them, ingredients and allergy advice is given, a full nutritional chart is shown, weight is stated (330g) and contact details for Tesco are given. A Bit About The Product According To The Back Of The Packet: Smoked ham,, mature cheddar and red Leicester cheeses in a rich creamy sauce wrapped in a light puff pastry. The Slices: Well I ate one hot and one cold so I can review them both ways! First off in appearance they are oblong, latticed to the top, rounded to the corners and reasonably thick and of good weight each and robust. They are light golden in colour and do look very appetising. They have no real smell to them and of course can be eaten hot or cold. The first one I devoured cold and hot or cold they're pretty much the same really. Cooked however the cheese melts and goes gloopy ad of course you have to watch the filling cos it's hot. The pastry has little taste to it really. Rich and creamy? Not to my taste-buds it wasn't but it was edible and not awful or hard to digest or anything. Cooked in went slightly flaky and messy to eat and overall I preferred my slice cold. The filling in the slices was very generous. However I felt very misled. Yes there was cheese in there as promised and like I say generously though I didn't notice that cheddar cheese had been used as it was mild in flavour. Yes I detected reformed ham pieces and they were slightly smoked and quite a bit salted. What I wasn't aware of was that this is really a cheese, ham and potato slice and in the ingredients potato is listed and to me that is what the most part of this slice is made up of and to not state it is, to me is simply wrong. The potato though although you could feel the texture of it in the slice again didn't taste of much but like I say there was loads of it but it was bland so if your not keen on potato you won't know it's here really! Overall: Pastry = bland, filling = mushy (particularly when heated) and full of blandish ingredients. Yes you could taste some creamy cheese and slightly salted ham and in the look stakes these looked good enough to eat but to me I just failed to be impressed really. Economy in taste, great looking in appearance talk about a wolf in sheeps clothing lol. Allergy Advice: Contains: Milk, wheat, gluten, egg, mustard. Recipe: No nuts. Ingredients: Canot guarantee nut free. Factory: No nuts. Nutritional Information Per slice: Calories: 450 Sugar: 1.9g Fat: 31.1g Saturates: 10.9g Salt: 1.7g Only available in Tesco stores.