Product Type: Tesco Snacks
Newest Review: ... 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 ... more
Nice.... And ICED..!
Tesco Iced Finger Buns
Member Name: Wee_Jackie_163
Tesco Iced Finger Buns
Advantages: Good value - Taste nice..!
Disadvantages: None for me!
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!
Summary: Lovely iced cakes from Tesco that I will buy again!