Product Type: Tesco Snacks
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Marymoose eats bargain crumpets!
Tesco Value Crumpets
Member Name: marymoose
Tesco Value Crumpets
Date: 14/03/12, updated on 14/03/12 (182 review reads)
Advantages: Only 35p for 6, only 75 calories!
Disadvantages: Not as big/substantial/as high quality as higher priced crumpets.
On Tuesdays I have to get the 6:48am train to work to guarantee being able to get a bus so that I'm ridiculously early for an appointment - I like to be early! Generally I get the 8:29am train since I don't (currently - until I start my second job) work a full week. So, on a normal day I have time for porridge and coffee before I leave home.
This Tuesday I arrived in Carlisle planning what to have for breakfast. I wandered around Tescos, vaguely contemplating instant porridge, but then I headed to the bread aisle. I decided that it was time for crumpets.
Initially I picked up a well-known brand which was on special offer - 2 packs of 6 for £1. But then I realised that I might not get through 12 crumpets (they can of course be frozen, but we don't have a freezer at work) as they don't have a long shelf life. Then I spotted the Tesco extra value crumpets which were only 35p for a pack of 6. Admittedly they looked a lot thinner than 'normal' crumpets. However, they only contain 75 calories per crumpet as opposed to the 'normal' ones which have over 100. Packaging is typical extra value packaging (film can't be recycled, but there's no unnecessary card in with them).
I got to work, put the kettle on, and stuck 2 crumpets in the toaster. When they came out I smeared them with Flora Light (which I had to buy in Tesco - so initially not the absolute cheapest breakfast in the world, BUT that will last), and enjoyed them with my coffee. They can also be done under a medium grill for 2-3 minutes.
They are not the best crumpets in the world by any means, but they taste of crumpets. I think they are perhaps slightly less salty than others, although perhaps my spread is less salty than others.
Once I get a food on my mind I want to eat it all the time, so I had a further 2 crumpets for lunch (I probably should have gone for the special offer branded crumpets after all)...and today (Wednesday) I ate my final two.
They contain Wheat flour, water, raising agents, spirit vinegar, yeast, preservative, salt, and acidity regulator. They are suitable for vegetarians. However, they contain wheat and gluten - no nuts, but can't guarantee nut free, although the factory has no nuts!
As said, each crumpet contains 75 calories. There is only a trace of fat (that's good!) and 0.5g salt (8% of GDA - not so good if you eat the whole packet.)
If you want a more substantial or higher quality crumpet, then these are not for you. However, for the price and the lower calorie count than other crumpets then I think these are definitely worthwhile.
---Final Crumpet Stuff!---
Although I haven't tried it with these crumpets, my favourite thing to do with crumpets is:
* Toast in toaster
* Spread tomato puree on them
* Put grated cheese on top (also good to add some ham before the cheese)
* Grill for a couple of minutes, and then you have crumpet pizzas!
PS. Any proceeds from this review will go towards me buying more crumpets!
Summary: A cheap and satisfying breakfast, lunch or dinner (if you make crumpet pizzas)