“ Brand: Tesco / Type: Cakes „
Anybody who regularly reads my reviews will be aware by now that I have a terrible sweet tooth and regularly enjoy indulging it with a variety of sweet treats such as cakes and biscuits.
I have bought the "Iced Finger Buns" from Tesco on several occasions in the past although not for quite some time, as I have just happened to favour other cakes instead for the most part. I was reacquainted with the buns recently however, when my husband purchased two packs of them to serve to some of our family members, who we were having over for a visit and catch-up.
The packaging for the buns has changed slightly from that shown in the picture at the top of the Dooyoo page here, but the item is the same (I know, because I have been buying these buns for quite some time!) and there are still six individual buns provided in the pack. The current price for the pack is in the region of 70 pence, although I do believe this price fluctuates from time to time. I do think this price offers reasonable value for money.
The package comprises of a sort of cardboard 'shelf' within, that allows the buns to sit neatly until they are needed. I have found that this shelf acts quite well at 'protecting' the buns during transit from the shop until they are safely placed in the kitchen cupboard, where they belong..! The outer wrapper is now purple/mauve in its colouring, with a large clear section appearing on the front, through which I can see the pretty buns.
The iced finger buns are joined together in the pack, but they tear apart very easily, with only minimal effort required. I have never experienced the buns breaking or crumbling excessively during this practice, and when they are separated they offer the perfect portion, as far as I am concerned, being just enough to enjoy with a hot cuppa.
Each bun is covered with a topping of deliciously sweet icing, and this really adds a little 'oomph' to the 'cake' part of the bun, which would admittedly be slightly dry and rather boring if this topping was not present. The combination of the sweet icing with the plain white bun is quite delicious in my opinion, and I have no complaints regarding the amount of icing apportioned to each bun, which is not always the case with similar cakes that I have purchased before that have definitely been lacking in this department!
The actual 'bun' part of the cakes is ever so slightly bland, but this is not particularly noticeable if you eat each bite with a small section of the icing topping being present. If the icing is eaten first, you do run the risk of having the remainder of the bun tasting rather bland or boring, but of course this is down to personal choice. Indeed, my husband did comment that the buns would be better if they had a small helping of jam or cream in their centre, but of course Tesco do sell alternative buns that fit this description, so I feel it is unfair to judge the iced finger buns on this basis.
The cakes look very pretty when displayed on my pretty cake holder among other buns and fairy cakes with icing in shades of white, silver and pink. It IS fair to say that there is nothing particularly mind-blowing about their appearance, I suppose, but when presented alongside other cakes and biscuits, they do look rather tempting, in my view.
As with all cakes and treats, the nutritional information for the Iced Finger Buns is not going to be particularly pleasing for anybody who is watching their figure or calorie content. Each of the six buns (typically 40g each) contained in the package will provide 130 kcal and 3.0g fat. The buns are suitable for a vegetarian diet, and sufficient allergy information is provided on the reverse of the packaging, to allow consumers to make an informed choice.
I think it is worth mentioning that the Finger Buns cannot be frozen, particularly as I had wrongly assumed that they could. I assume that the icing topping on the buns is unsuitable for storing this way. I do freeze a lot of bread, bagels, baguettes and flatbreads, so it is relevant to me, at least, to know whether certain items can be frozen or not.
In summary, I do quite enjoy these little buns from Tesco and will continue to buy them from time to time. It would not be correct for me to state that these are my favourite cakes, but neither would it be true for me to say that I didn't enjoy them or rate them quite highly. The Finger Buns come with my full recommendation, together with full marks in the product rating score.... Yum!
These Tesco Iced Finger Buns seem to have got a few bad reviews and I don't quite understand it because i really enjoy them and think they are very good value. The come in a back of six - and a pack of 6 costs 70p, which equates to just 12p per bun. I think 12p per bun is really worth paying - and it's a nice little treat to have that isn't going to cost the earth. The packaging is plain, but it does have all of the necessary information printed on it, such as ingredients and nutritional information.
The buns are finger buns and so they are long and thin - and are attached to each other and so you need to rip a bun off when you want to eat one. Each finger bun is about 13cm x 7cm and so they are enough for a few mouthfuls, but its not like one is going to fill you up. Having said that, each bun is 135 calories which is quite a lot for a few mouthfuls! Each bun has white sticky icing on top of it, whereas the base is just bread.
I think these taste pretty good. The icing is very sweet and a little gooey, but I like that and I think it's needed to compliment the bread flavour. The bread, if eaten well within the use-by date, tastes fresh and fluffy, although as you get towards the use-by date it does get a bit stale and is no where near as pleasant. The icing does have a tendency to get wet as it reaches the use by date.
Overall, I really enjoy these iced buns and just think they are really great value.
Price: 40p for 4 (10p a finger)/ 50g
Rival: Bakeries (e.g. Greggs)
Where to find: Bread aisle
Size: Regular Bakewell sized
Calories/ fat : 165/ 3.8
Wrapping: Blue Cardboard sleeve with 4 iced finger buns covered in plastic wrapping
'4 finger buns topped with white icing'
Can be frozen
Suitable for V
I was skeptical about buying iced finger buns because in hindsight, it's just a finger roll with icing on the top which anyone can make. However I found that these are so much nicer than that.
The finger rolls themselves are really chunky; about 6 cm in height and topped with thick white fondant icing (Always look for the packs with the most icing on!)
The bread is soft and tastes sweet by itself without the icing though it's not as nice by itself. It isn't dry like Asda brand and has a certain sweet fluffiness to it like brioche.
The icing only covers the top of the bun which, for the chunkiness of the bread, isn't enough. It is possible to squash it down to get your mouth round it but I thick the icing should cover the sides swell. The icing tastes lovely. It's really chewy and had a unique sweetness; not like regular icing sugar. The texture is the same as the icing in a cherry bakewell tart but it has a lot more flavour that Ii can't describe; almost like marzipan.
The bun isn't sticky to touch but the icing, of course, is. It's not a messing treat and the icing can easily be eaten straight off the top leaving just a sweet bread roll, which isn't as much fun to eat.
Overall, I think these are delicious and good value for money considering you'd pay about 60p for one in Greggs. Perhaps to make them even better would be to put some kind of filling in the bread, like jam, sultanas or custard, just to give the bread extra flavour. Strawberry or lemon iced buns would be lovely, though you could of course split the bun in half and add jam or lemon curd!
I was after a dessert for after tea the other day whilst in tescos, and we always get a cheesecake or chocolate cake, something like that so I was after something a bit different, but still cheap. I saw a pack of these tesco iced finger buns, and I remember we used to have them all the time when I was little and I loved them. After tasting them years later I really don't know why I used to like them!
I bought them for just 70p, and I got 6 in a pack, so I thought this was really cheap. They are basically like the bread rolls you would use to make hot dogs with, and they have a layer of icing on the top. When I think about it, bread and icing together sounds disgusting! And these were!
The bread was just really bland and quite tough actually. It was a bit stodgy and chewy to eat, not soft and light like bread should be. The icing was quite a thick layer, and very sweet. It was too sweet, it was just sickly! But I think if they had less icing, it would be too bland eating just a bread roll, with a thin layer of icing.
I didn't enjoy these tesco iced buns, they went straight in the bin, maybe if the bread was softer and the icing less sickly, they might taste alright. I think I have seen these with lemon flavoured icing on too, not sure what these would be like!
Each iced bun contains 165 calories. Considering they are only very small, and the only sugar really is the icing, I don't suppose they are that bad for you.
They are suitable for home freezing, and for ok for vegetarians. They need to be stored in an airtight container once opened to prevent them going dry, the bread was very dry to start with on the outside anyway though.
Overall, I would not recommend these iced buns! For me the bread and icing just didn't go well together, and the bread was stodgy and chewy! I wont be buying them again!
My dad's officially a div, I've told him to his face and deffo aren't speaking behind his back! lol I texted him to bring me a pack of hotdog buns the other day and he brought these back, he didn't even realise what the problem was when I asked him what he'd brought them for!!!
I ate one anyway being as they was there and wasn't all that impressed with them. In a way it IS a hotdog bun because the finger is savoury not sweet like I thought. The icing is MAJORLY sweet though so if you eat it all together that kind of cons your brain that you're eating a cake, but if you eat a bit on it's own it just tastes like normal bread.
There isn't much icing on the buns but I'm glad about that because it's mega sickly, the icing hasn't got a lot of taste to it exept for being SWEET. I think they're too dry and even though they was fresh that day they still tasted a bit stale because of how dry they are.
You get 6 in a pack for about 70p but I'll never buy them again because they don't taste very nice to me. I remember eating this sort of thing when I was a kid and not even liking them that much then, these are worse than that though because it's like they can't make their minds up if they're sweet or savoury and in the end the buns are just one big mess!!!
I think they are majorly stodgy and it's not even like they've got a very interesting taste because all it is is white bread with plain white icing on top, neither of them 2 things have got much flavour of their own so this needs SOMETHING to make it worth eating.
Not recommended.... boring and hardly any taste, I'm gonna sack my dad!!! lol
After having to pop to my local Tesco express for a few bits my children decided that as their treat they wanted something cakey, hence this review.
The product I will now review is - "Tesco - 6 iced finger buns"
Now I haven't had these in years, this was one of my favourites as a child, I was never a fan of cream cakes in my youth so these were ideal, funnily enough my kids are the same.
These particular cakes come housed in an open topped cardboard sleeve, then wrapped in a clear plastic packet, through which you can see the 6 delicious looking buns.
The buns themselves are bog standard finger buns, around 1 ½" wide and 3 ½" long.
Across the top of each bun is a good thick layer of sticky white icing that looks and smells lovely.
The taste again is delicious, though feel that if eaten any longer than a ay or two after purchasing may make a huge difference in that statement.
The bread finger is soft and slightly tangy, very reminiscent of a hot cross bun, I think it houses the same glaze on the outside of the bun, with the icing being extremely sweet and claggy making it feel like pure indulgence to eat......or is that because I have been dieting all week?!
The nutritional information is as follows -
Allergy advice states that these contain milk, wheat and gluten and even though they have been held and made in a nut free factory, they cannot guarantee that these are nut free? I know it doesn't make much sense to me either.
It also states that these are suitable for vegetarians.
Pricewise these cost me 73p, not a bad price considering that these can be brought then froze for future use.
For more information visit - www.tesco.co.uk
Thanks for reading x