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      09.09.2011 13:48
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      Fried doughball with various fillings.

      One day last week I found myself in a jam. Jam, geddit? If you think that was bad wait till my cheese and 'pickle' sandwich review! Se if I get in a 'pickle' with that! Anyhows I think that's enough!
      I was indeed in Tescos, just popping in to get a sandwich and of course these were put right next to the entrance and tempting me with a '2 for 1 pound' offer.

      I cant resist a bargain. I consider myself to know a bit about supermarket doughnuts, Sainsburys are the best, with Asda the worse, in between are plonked Tescos

      I did sit in the car to much my doughnut, taking it out the bag I was a little disappointed at the lack of sugar. Someone was definitely feeling a bit mean today. The absence of sugar in some areas made them feel a bit soggy.

      Biting in I was quite impressed with the doughnut, not so light but lovely and quite dense. It lent itself to a good chew but one that doesn't end up a stodgy lump stuck to the roof of your mouth.

      Jam wise there was a decent amount, certainly not dripping of your chin or off your fingers mess. Taste wise it was quite interesting, its supposed to be raspberry but its too 'dark' tasting for that, its more like a mixed fruit with a slight emphasis towards blackberry. It wasn't bad though.

      What saved this doughnut from mediocrity was definitely the dough, it just wasn't jammy or sugary enough. Too often though Tescos don't cook the dough long enough making it a pale yellow and slightly soggy. But this time they got it spot on, now make the jam more like raspberry, add more sugar and it'll be perfect! I've read a few reviews that say the dough isnt light enough or the sugar is granulated and should be icing or caster sugar. As far as I am concerned light dough and icing sugar is for the ring doughnut, any doughnut with a filling needs something more substantial and needs the good crunch of granulated sugar!

      Another peev about Tescos is that if they run out of bags for the other types of doughnuts, ring, chocolate, custard they will pop them into the red bags that signify the jammy ones and just put a small label to indicate otherwise. Most disappointing when you get home for a lovely squishy doughnut and its an unsubstantial ring one.

      You get 5 to a bag for 62p which isn't bad, or usually 2 bags for a £1. They are probably good enough to give the kids a treat but not for a doughnut connoisseur!



      Each serving contains around
      205 calories
      9g Sugar
      7g Fat
      3g Saturates
      0.6g Salt

      Nutritional information
      Typical Values 100g (3½oz) provide Per Doughnut
      Energy 1285kJ (305kcal) 860kJ (205kcal)
      Protein 5.4g 3.6g
      Carbohydrate 47.6g 31.9g
      Sugars 12.7g 8.5g
      Fat 10.3g 6.9g
      Saturates 3.7g 2.5g
      Mono Unsaturates 4.6g 3.1g
      Polyunsaturates 1.5g 1.0g
      Fibre 2.2g 1.5g
      Sodium 0.4g 0.2g
      Salt Equivalent - 0.6g

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        28.05.2011 23:23
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        An abuse of my tastebuds

        Okay let's get the specifics shall we?
        We got a pack of 5 of these on the 2 for £1 deal in tesco alongside a pack of 5 chocolate doughnuts. I fancied something abit different and i adore doughnuts and hadn't had them in a while.

        Each serving contains around (as per the tesco website):
        205 calories
        9g Sugar
        7g Fat
        3g Saturates
        0.6g Salt

        Nutritional information from the tesco website (wait you're telling me a doughnut can actually be nutritious? Cool!!!)
        Typical Values 100g (3½oz) provide Per Doughnut
        Energy 1285kJ (305kcal) 860kJ (205kcal)
        Protein 5.4g 3.6g
        Carbohydrate 47.6g 31.9g
        Sugars 12.7g 8.5g
        Fat 10.3g 6.9g
        Saturates 3.7g 2.5g
        Mono Unsaturates 4.6g 3.1g
        Polyunsaturates 1.5g 1.0g
        Fibre 2.2g 1.5g
        Sodium 0.4g 0.2g
        Salt Equivalent - 0.6g


        Now for the tesco doughnut experience... Drum roll please..!

        Tastiness

        When I got the doughnuts I expected soft, fluffy, doughnuts, with yummy, thick jam and soft, dusted sugar on top. I also expected to see where the jam had been put in so I could avoid the inevitable jam on trousers situation from biting in the wrong spot.
        To say I was disappointed is an understatement. It tasted like what can only be described as a thick piece of cardboard that had been recycled over and over so it was no longer even close to what it should have been. It was stale, tough to eat, the sugar had crystallized and granulated sugar had been used instead of icing sugar or caster sugar, the jam although okay taste wise, instead of oozing out like I expect of doughnuts, might aswell have been trying to run a marathon the speed it came out at! It was also very greasy, even now I can still feel it on my hands, even after washing them multiple times over 24 hours later. There was no volume to it, it was overcooked and could have been mistaken for a filled pancake of some sort I'm sure, it was so flat. (The closest comparison I can think of, can you even get those? Would be great if you could, they actually sound rather yummy!) On the taste scale it barely gets a 1 out 5.

        Smell

        The smell was incredibly deceiving. To the point I feel like the doughnut lied to me, with it's just baked smell, I was easily led i'm afraid to say. not a mistake I will make again. I give the smell a 4 out of 5.

        Packaging

        Along with the smell the packaging is what has helped this review maintain it's 2 star rating, otherwise it would have been a 1 star. It comes in a red paper bag, with a window and funky yellow and pink writing on it. It is appealing to the eye, and I don't doubt, will be a big hit with my son when he's older. However if I hadn't wanted a doughnut I probably wouldn't have noticed it among the other, nicer, more attractive items on the shelves. I give it a 4 out of 5

        Product Quality

        Well tesco. You let me down. You make amazing cookies, mini doughnuts, carrot cakes and millionaire tarts. But you do not, in any way shape or form, make good jam doughnuts, and for that I will be boycotting the doughnut section of your store and be buying them elsewhere, even if it is a longer walk to find them! It gets a 1 out of 5
        Value for money

        At 2 for £1 or 60p each they are cheap. But alas, I'm sure you can find nicer baked goods to spend that money on. Or in fact any food item that is not these doughnuts... (You know I don't like them right?)

        On the whole, a huge disappointment and abuse of my tastebuds. I will not be recommending them to friends.


        Also posted on ciao under the same name.

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        08.03.2011 20:16
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        a cheap tasty treat

        I have a very sweet tooth and love nothing more than indulging in a good pudding, cake or chocolate bar but as much as I like fancy expensive desserts I also love the humble jam doughnut too.

        On a recent trip to my local large Tesco store I could smell the fresh baked smell of the doughnuts wafting through the shop and this instantly started my cravings off. After picking up the shopping I needed I headed for the bakery section, where I knew exactly what I wanted a jam doughnut. I have never been a fan of ring doughnuts as they are just quite bland and I get bored of eating them half way through.

        The Tesco jam doughnut as with all doughnuts is a fried batter/dough this leaves the dough inside light and fluffy but a crispy golden brown on the outside which is then coated in sugar. The raspberry jam is pumped inside of the doughnut after the cooking process.

        I was quite impressed with the Tesco jam doughnut but will admit that I have had nicer ones. There was a good amount of jam in the middle which is always good as there is nothing worse than biting into a jam doughnut to find that it has missed the jam filling process on production, this may sound strange but has happened to me on several occasions in the past. The dough was very fresh and the outside was coated evenly with sugar. The only disappointing factor was that the consistency of the dough was quite heavy and not as light and airy as some other doughnuts I have tried.

        I believe I paid around £0.20 for my jam doughnut which I think is around the average price for this item in other stores too. You can also buy the jam doughnuts in prepacked bags of 5 doughnuts for £1.00. In conclusion this was not the worst jam doughnut I have tried, it would just be nice if the dough was a little less stodgy. But for the price there is not really much to moan about it still got me through my cravings for a sweet treat and I did rather enjoy it.

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          11.06.2010 20:53
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          A very good product.

          Deliciouse sugary jam doughnuts .
          Taste delicouse look delicouse and smell delicouse these jam doughnuts only 96p from tesco are a treat.
          With a soft moisture and some sloppy jam they will turn ur frown upside down .

          Each one is a decent size and has some sprinkled sugar on top . These doughnuts are quiet messy when u bite into them and the stickiness can get all over your hands and mouths .
          You get 5 in a back and cost up to £1.00 if you have one they just cost
          96p witch is a really good cost .

          But after a couple of days these doughnuts go hard witch is a real shame beacause you end up throwing them away or you end up microwaving them for 30seconds witch loses some of the doughnuts taste( thats probley the only thing wrong with them ) .

          The doughnuts come in a medium sized bag with a see through hole so you can see if there up to your perfection . Sealed tightley with a sticker they would of never of got opened by someone from the puplic.

          I would definitely recommended!

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            01.04.2010 09:38
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            good value, especially when on offer

            I love sweet food as all of you who read my reviews will know, and I nattered my wife to buy some of these for my packed lunch and some for a snack.

            They are delicious and very sweet, they are a decent size of about 4 inches or so, and they are all around the same size, and each one is covered in sugar and inside the dough there is a small amount of jam, and when it is eaten, sometimes the jam comes out and becomes a little bit messy over the mouth, well it does on my mouth lol. My wife sometimes says do I need a babies bib at times.

            For 5 they normally only cost £1 and they come in a nice bag, and my wife bought 2 bags for £1 on offer and so my wife knowing what I am like had to buy 2 and save money, but my wife freezes everything she can and she put the second bag into the freezer for another time and away from me of course.

            They have a nice texture and are a good quality and the amount of jam inside is quite generous, I would say the right amount, and although the sugar does tend to fall all over the place it sticks well to the dough very well, as with some other brands, the sugar comes away immediately it is picked up to eat and all the sugar completely falls off, but with these they do not do that.

            I have been know to put one in a dish cold and add custard over the top, and I think it is delicious and it is a nice little pudding in my opinion.

            They are ideal for packed lunches, picnics and parties and children love these as a treat because they are so sweet and yummy.

            They can be found near the bakery department.

            Try them and see if you love them too.

            I rate this product 5 stars.

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              30.03.2010 15:02
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              A great treat!

              I love a jam doughnut every now and again. Every so often I have an extra sweet craving which only a jam doughnut can fill! This craving happened to occur on Sunday when I was doing my weekly shop.

              The jam doughnuts come in a red packet with a small clear plastic hole so that you can see the doughnuts inside, which do look very good. There are the words 'a doughnut monster' on the front, with the clear plastic hole being given arms legs and eyes to look presumably like a doughnut monster! The packaging doesnt contain any nutritional information, which I'm quite happy about! You can find the jam doughnuts by the instore bakery and a packet of five doughnuts will cost 69p. However, you can buy two packs for a pound! Also if you shop at the right time of the day they are quite easy to pick up reduced as they have quite a short shelf life.

              As you open up the packet the smell of sugar and doughnuts hits you and it smells amazing! Each doughnut is covered in lots of sugar and are all very similar in size, there can be no arguments over who gets the biggest one! The doughnuts themselves are very soft when you eat them fresh. What I love about these doughnuts is when you bite in to them you get the right amount of sugar, doughnut and lots of jam. Theres nothing more dissapointing than having a jam doughnut with very little jam inside!

              I love these doughnuts but my only problem with them is that because they have such a short shelf life I find it difficult to eat them all. It only takes a day until the doughnuts become slightly hard and another day or so before they become completely inedible. This is a bit of a problem for me as my other half doesnt really like doughnuts so I am usually left to eat five doughnuts in a very short space of time, this can sometimes mean that I have a couple of doughnuts left that dont get eaten which is a bit of a waste.

              I love a doughnut treat evey now and again and these Tesco doughnuts certainly do the job. They are lovely and soft with just the right amount of jam inside. My only issue with them is that you have to eat them quickly but thats not really Tesco's fault and is just a problem with doughnuts in general. At 69p for a bag they are a fairly cheap treat, definitely recommended!

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