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Tesco Lemon Curd Filled Muffins

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Brand: Tesco / Type: Cakes

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      22.02.2010 21:29
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      Very Moist but a bit too sweet muffins

      I've always been a big fan of muffins - but only when they fit into my specific criteria. Firstly, they have to be nice and moist, and secondly, they can't be *too* sweet. So how do Tesco's Lemon Curd Muffins shape up?

      Price & Availability
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      A pack of four 'LCM's' (Lemon Curd Muffins) can currently be purchased from Tesco for £1.49. This works out as only 37.3p per muffin, which I feel is pretty good value for money.

      Appearance & Taste
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      Each of the muffins is really, really, really, moist and soft when first purchased (did I mention moist?) - so my first criteria for good muffins is without doubt fulfilled. A subtle lemon flavour in infused throughout the spongy body, gradually getting stroger as you reach the centre, where a fairly generous dollop of lemon curd is waiting. I probably would have preferred it with just the lemon flavour without the curd, as it's a bit too sweet for my liking - In fact, the muffin as a whole contains quite a lot of sugar - over twenty six grams which, when combined with the 330 calories that it will add to your daily tally, makes this snack not that suitable for dieters. Another downside is the fact that I can taste the baking powder / bicarbonate of soda, or what ever other raising agent they have used. Although it's only subtle, it's not the nicest of tastes, and difficult to get out of your mind.

      Ingredients
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      The muffins contain;
      Wheat Flour, Sugar, Lemon Curd (15%), Pasteurised Whole Egg, Vegetable Oil, Water, Maize Starch, Pasteurised Egg White, Lemon Zest, Milk Proteins, Raising Agents (Disodium Diphosphate, Sodium Carbonate), Lemon Emulsifier (Sodium Stearoyl-2- Lactylate), Natural Flavouring, and Salt. Lemon Curd Contains: Sugar, Pasteurised Whole Egg, Butter, Concentrated Lemon Juice, Acidity Regulators (Citric Acid, Sodium Citrate), Stabiliser (Agar), and Natural Flavouring.

      Final Word
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      In terms of their moistness, these muffins are spot-on - similarly, their consistency makes them a pleasure too eat. However, due to the fact that the lemon curd is a little too sweet for my liking, and the taste of raising agent is apparent, I probably wouldn't buy them again - not a bad effort by any means though.

      Nutritional Info Per Muffin
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      Calories: 330
      Fat: 15.2g
      Saturated Fat: 1.8g
      Sugar: 26.6g
      Salt: 0.8g

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