My husband is a big biscuit fan and I think custard creams amongst a few others will always remain a firm family favourite.
With many value products I would be worried that the quality would be compromised and in some cases this is true but Tesco Value custard creams are in no way compromised whatsoever.
The actual biscuit looks the same as any other custard cream on the market and is exactly what you would expect from a custard cream ie. A small rectangular biscuit with a custard flavoured filling. It has the same patterned imprint and I would confidently say that if you offered this biscuit to someone from a selection they would not know that they eating a value biscuit.
The packet size is quite large in comparison to other custard cream options as well as being cheaper so you really do get more for your money.
As with all value products in Tesco's assortment the packaging is very plain and I think this is the only place where quality has been compromised because it's very flimsy and tricky to open without ripping but this is a minor issue as it does what it needs to do and keeps the product fresh and crunchy before consumption. Due to the wrapping being so flimsy I would advise to store in a sealable container to make sure they retain their crunch.
I can't see how these differ at all to any other custard cream, they appear to be the same size and contain the same amount of filling sandwiched between the two biscuit layers.
The cost is minimal so not a big risk but due to the quality of the product it would give me confidence to try other products in the same range.
My husband is a biscuit monster and will happily sit there with the tin on his lap munching away until either the tin is empty or he has had his fill. I will eat biscuits occasionally and will have one or two with my cup of tea before I go to bed. I always buy Tesco's own biscuits and these custard creams are a regular purchase for me.
These Everyday Value biscuits come in the usual packaging which has changed from the photo shown. It now has turquoise writing and images on together with a large place of custard creams. They are currently 39p which is slightly higher than they have been but I think this is still great value at just over 1p per biscuit. In comparison the standard Tesco custard creams are 69p and although I haven't compared ingredients I have tried them and can say that I cannot tell any difference at all.
There are 32 biscuits in the packet which are not split into two so when you open them it is best to put them all into a biscuit tin or container to keep them fresh. They are opened by peeling the corner of the packet which can be a bit tricky if you have very short finger nails. I often open them by cutting through the middle with a sharp knife which I find prevents the end ones being broken.
Each biscuit contains 65 calories, 3.6g sugar and 2.6g fat so they are not very good for the waistline but most biscuits are quite high in calories, (like everything which tastes nice!) I sometimes dunk these biscuits in my cuppa, just a quick few seconds just to moisten the biscuit as I don't want the cream dissolving in my cup. The biscuits themselves are crunchy and the cream is quite soft and sweet and is a pale yellow colour. They have the usual custard cream diamond and markings on which makes them easily recognisable.
I think that these are classic biscuit favourites which will never go out of fashion and these particular ones are no different from any others so for the price of 39p I will continue to buy them.
Not meaning to brag, but I feel oddly qualified to review this biscuits. As part of a recent open evening for the school at which I work, the business studies department decided to conduct some market research and ask people to do a blind taste test on these, value custard creams (about 35p for 400 grams), and Tesco's regular version which are around double the price. The majority of people actually preferred the value ones! I would say they are a bit sweeter and softer but there is very little difference really.
It is also worth noting that both tesco's regular custard creams and these value ones are exactly the same in terms of calories and the ingredients list is exactly the same so there might not actually be any difference other than price and packaging... I now regularly buy these and other value biscuits from the Tesco store and there is never a real difference from more expensive versions.
=Tesco - Value Custard Creams=
Tesco have three own brands, the premium brand which it the top of the range brand, own brand, which is mid level and is in comparison to branded goods and the value range, which is the cheapest range.
=Price and Availability=
This pack of 400g Value Custard creams are priced at 31p, they are available in both Tesco stores and on line.
For this product Tesco say there is "no artificial preservatives, flavours, colours or hydrated fats and they are suitable for vegetarians.
Whilst I was on holiday, of all places, I remembered that I hadn't had custard cream biscuits for years, when I was a kid, we use to go and see my grandparents and it was a treat when granddad fetched the custard creams out.
So on the way home from the airport, I made his lordship stop via a Tesco metro, as I wanted some custard creams.
The packet was the traditional value wrapping, and the biscuits was two rows of 16, the biscuits were all wrapped together, and at the top they had a "tear here" tab, which let you get straight to the biscuits.
The biscuits are an oblong shape, there is 2 biscuits, and they are sandwiched together with custard favoured cream. I felt that the biscuits were dry, but the filling was too sweet, it did not really have much of a strong custard taste, they had a mild custard taste, but this was an over powering sweet taste.
The biscuits work out about 1p a biscuit, so are good value and are an ideal store cupboard variety.
=Would I buy again=
I would not buy these again as I felt that the custard was not a strong element, but for the price paid, I can't expect fireworks.
I would defiantly buy value biscuits again, and still do regularly, but maybe childhood memories of food are best left in childhood.
I'm reviewing TESCO own brand everyday value custard creams .
They cost a mere 31p for the 400g pack ,and the pack contains 32 biscuits.
They boast "no artificial preservatives,flavours,colours or hydrogenated fat." Good start.
They contain Wheat flour,sugar,veg oil,milk whey powder,raising agents,salt,emulsifier,colour & flavouring.
It says they are suitable for vegetarians.
Apparently the "recipe is nut free".............but , "Ingredients cannot be guaranteed nut-free".
Why I bought them.
I don't buy biscuits too often for the simple reason that if they are in the cupboards then I will eat them....far too much. I don't understand adults who can remove 2 biscuits from a pack & be satisfied with that.Personally I usually just keep going till I want to stop,which is pure greed & lack of self control on my part....hence my breezing past the biscuit aisles to avoid temptation. But at present I'm child minding,so biscuits were bought as treats/bribes.And Custard creams are always a firm favourite I think.
The pack is basic with the usual "tear here" tab on the side,so opening was no real hassle and inside there are two rows of 16 biscuits per row.......32 in all. So it works out at approx 1p per biscuit,which is excellent value. The biscuits are ALL in the one wrapping,unlike some double-rowed packs where there are two separately wrapped packs within the outer wrapping.
Nice short biscuit that melts in the mouth.Rather good for such a cheap choice in my opinion. There is plenty of cream in them too. Not overloaded ,nor skimpy in the least. But the cream is VERY sweet and there is not much 'custard' flavour going on, but simply sweet with a very minimal custard tang. But only very slight. Compared to the brand names I think these are not bad at all and all in all are very good value .
Would I recommend them ? Yes,with the warning that they are VERY sweet.So sweet I just ate 3 for research purposes & managed to put the pack back in the cupboard. Most unlike me.
Unless your visitors have extremely superior taste buds . In which case pay more for the Brand names.
I have to admit that custard creams have never been a favourite of mine but the other week when I was having some quite intense biscuit cravings I popped off to the shops and this is what I came back with care of the Tesco Value range. I think the Tesco Value range of biscuits is fantastic! They really do have such a variety and all at such amazing prices. I had tried several of the other types in the past, admittedly with varying degrees of success, and so knew that their custard creams would at least be worth a try.
Firstly, the packaging. It is exactly what we have come to expect from Tesco Value. The customary colours of red, white and blue are heavily used and there is a picture of the product. All pretty standard. All the usual information, nutritional values, ingredients, storage etc, is there as would be expected. It isn't pretty but it does the job. I did have a few small issues with the packaging though that extended past aesthetics. As the biscuits are only wrapped in plastic there is absolutely no protection for the precious contents and so there were a few that came broken. Not a massive issue and is something that is quite common with biscuits in general but something that I felt was worth noting. Also, as the plastic wrapping was obviously quite cheap it seemed a lot thinner than on other brands and I felt that it ripped quite easily. Before I knew it, there was a massive rip that extended down the majority of the packet and that exposed most of the biscuits to the air. Not the best for keeping them at their best and something that could lead to sogginess! It was easy enough to transfer the biscuits to another airtight container but it was all a bit of a faff that I could have done without.
Now on to the biscuits themselves and the all important taste test. As far as the appearance of the biscuits goes they looked exactly like every other custard cream I had ever seen. Two layers of pale beige biscuit with swirly designs on top sandwiched together by a creamy filling. I felt that the taste was quite standard as well. The cream filling had a lovely consistency to it and was really quite smooth. The biscuits were quite plain but had a nice texture and weren't soggy! I did find them to be a little sweet but I think this is more to do with my personal feelings towards custard creams and something I find with all brands. This meant that I only ate a few at a time, which I think is something my hips will thank me for! I feel safe having these in the house knowing that I can't polish off the entire packet in one sitting!
My only slight niggle would be that the biscuits didn't seem to be very well sandwiched together. I would often take a bite of a biscuit and the bottom layer would come flying off. This made them a little messy to eat. Definitely not something to be munching in bed as there will be crumbs everywhere!
You can find these biscuits in Tesco stores and they sell for about 30 pence for a 400g packet. This means you really get an awful lot of biscuits for the price you pay. I think they are tremendous value for money and are great for when you fancy a bit of a sweet treat. There really is very little difference between these Tesco Value biscuits and any of the more expensive varieties I have tried, particularly with the taste of the biscuits. As this is all that really matters to me these are something I will be buying again.
What is it about custard cream biscuits that evoke such lovely memories of childhood? I was brought up on the things and my own kids still love them. They are just so scrumptious!
Like a lot of people, I am having to count the pennies and make savings wherever I can. I'm finding Tesco Value range (as long as you choose carefully) is fantastic with cutting the cost of my weekly food bill. Quite a lot of the range is really rather good and these custard creams are one of the better products from that range.
The packaging is the usual blue and white with the red Tesco logo. People might be put off buying products because of the packaging that screams 'I don't have a lot of money' at you, but frankly it doesn't bother me one jot! I'll give anything a try, and if I like the product I'll keep buying!
Anyway, back to the biccies....the custard creams themselves, once out on a plate look and taste like any of the other more expensive biscuits. They have a lovely sweet custardy filling and the biscuits are crisp and light. The only problem I have with them is that you cannot eat just one. If you aren't careful half the packet has gone in a few minutes, so moreish are they!
They are also good value for money at 30p for a 400g pack.
If I want to buy custard creams these are the ones I always go for. Really good value for money!
My son eats biscuits like they're going out of fashion, so I am always on the lookout for biscuits of the cheaper variety, I usually head straight for the "Value range" and pick up a few packets of bargin biscuits. I'm not really one for sweet snacks myself, but I was having a coffee the other day and just fancied a sweet snack to go with it. I hunted about in the cupboard and came across a pack of "Tesco value custard creams", one of the value packets I'd picked up while shopping.
--The price and packet--
The 400g pack of custard creams cost 38p from Tesco (obviously), they come in a double pack, 2 rows of 19 biscuits. The front of the packet displays a picture of the biscuits that are inside the pack, along with the name and the Tesco Value logo. The back of the packet is dark blue with a table of ingredients, nutrition e.t.c. printed in the middle.
It was a little tricky to open the biscuits because I couldn't find the easy open strip to pull them open, so I ended up opening the packet with scissors. Once the packet was open I was hit with a pleasent sweet smell, not sickly sweet that you sometimes find with biscuits. The biscuit itself is two thin rectangular slices, sandwiched together with a vanilla flavoured filling.
I was in fact pleasently suprised once I tasted it, a little crumbley maybe (to be fair a lot of biscuits are. Value or otherwise). The creamy filling was better than I expected, leaving quite a pleasent aftertaste. I was quite satisfied when I'd eaten the biscuit. (So decided I'd better try another one just in case I missed something).
For what I paid for the biscuits, I was very pleased with them, I wasn't expecting much at that price and to be honest, I really was suprised on how nice they actually tasted. Like I mentioned before, I'm not one for sweet snacks, but these "Tesco Value Custard Creams" get top marks from me, taste wise.
The overall product gets 4 stars from me, but only because I struggeld to get into them. If it hadn't been for that I would have happily given 5.
As I am a student food is one of the areas I like to cut down my spending on. It isn't always great compromising on quality though. However Tesco Value Custard Creams aren't a compromise. I recently bought Tescos own custard creams (the non-value range) as they were on sale for 9p each (the store overstocked). However I felt the biscuit wasn't quite as good and would much rather have bought the value range.
They are like any other custard cream. Two biscuits on the outside. The biscuits are nice on their own and have a nice texture. The cream inside is very nice and both together it doesn't taste like a 'value' range product.
My only disappointment regarding the product is the packaging. Not the lack of colour or fancyness (who really needs that?) but the top biscuits are occasionally broken due to the fact it is only packed in a thin plastic wrapping. This also means that storing them in the packaging can be difficult when you have only had a couple of biscuits.
Even with this in mind I definitely recommend Tesco Value custard creams, whether you are trying to save money and even if you aren't. They are one of my favourite products from the value range and buy them at least once a week.
Since moving into our first home, with my girlfriend, i have taken it upon myself to reduce the shopping bill! So every time i am sent in by the girlfriend, i always make sure i come home with a bag of blue and white goodies.
This time it was the value custard creams, they came in the usual value packaging, plain white, with the blue stripes, but also showed some biscuits on the front, which is better than the Asda basics range, which are all text. The value packets are getting better, but i don't think they are quite ready to be shown off at your afternoon tea parties, open them onto a plate and nobody will know!
Opening the packet, was a bit more tricky than other brands, there was no 'open here' tabs to give any clues, so we just opened up from the end. We were expecting the biscuit to have the word 'value' printed on them, but once inside the packet this isn't the case, they look just as good as the real mccoy! They have the tell tale custard cream pattern on each side. The pack contains 36 biscuits in total, with two biscuits sandwiching a layer of custard, which again, was just as thick as any other brand. They even smell like a custard cream!
The taste test is always important, and as usual, they tasted just as good as any other brand we have tried. Good crunchy biscuit with a nice and smooth centre, the custard wasn't too sweet, and there was just the right amount.
Now as with all biscuits, these aren't for you weight-watchers out there, they are 60 calories per biscuit, and nobody can eat just one and then stop, so you are looking at least 120 calories on top of your cuppa!
All in all, well done Tesco, keep up the good biscuit making, for 30 pence, they're an absolute bargain!
We were having a large family gathering and were expecting to have a lot of guests and so bought a few packets of biscuits to have out in case anyone wants them - better to be prepared! One of the packets of biscuits we bought was the Tesco Value Custard Creams.
I am not a food snob and I really think with a lot of products you cannot tell that they are from a more basic range, and so I didn't hesitate in buying these Value biscuits - after all, who knows what brand they are once they are out of the packet!?
The biscuits were bought from Tescos, and are part of their Value range. The packaging is very basic, as would be expected, and has the recognisable blue and white packaging - I always wonder why they don't attempt to make this look slightly more classy?!
The packet has a picture of custard creams on the front and they do look the same as the ones inside. It has basic nutritional information for each biscuit, and the back has more detailled information.
The packet opens at the ends which are folded over, and I don't think it is the easiest packet to open, but it is definitely not hard.
The biscuits are stacked in two rows of 18 - so there are 36 biscuits (400g) in total - plenty for what we required them for.
The biscuits themselves are the standard custard cream. I always think custard creams are so pretty, with their swirly designs on! The biscuit has two parts and are sandwiched together with a vanilla flavoured cream.
The biscuits are crunchy, and not too sweet. The cream in the middle is lovely. It has a vanilla taste and is quite solid, but does start to melt once in the mouth.
The biscuits seem quite sturdy and I didn't have any broken ones, although I can't imagine they travel very well.
Each biscuit has 60kcal and 1.6g of saturated fat, and so these are definitely not good for you! But, really, what biscuit is?! Everything in moderation!!
The packet cost 30p - yes, 30p!! That means that each biscuit costs less than 1p! What a bargain!
The biscuits were well received by the family, and were all eaten! I like to eat mine by separating the biscuits, but there was lots of normal eating and lots of tea dunking too!
I probably won't buy these just to have in the house - they are too moreish! But, I will be buying them when we have family again, as they are fantastic value and great quality - just shame about the calories!
I love any type of biscuits and I love different varieties and there are such a lot to choose from these days it is sometimes hard to choose as the shelves are so full of them and inviting.
It is always handy to have them in your cupboards for those unexpected guests that may visit without warning and when you make a cuppa for them it is always nice to offer them some biscuits.
I think the cost of biscuits soared last year and so I started to buy the lower brands as well as the higher ones to save money as I am now on a budget and making cut backs whenever I can.
These come in a packet and they are easily opened and the ends are folded over and can be just unwrapped and put into a tin to stay fresh.
The packet cost only 30p for 400g and there are 36 biscuits and so are absolutely excellent value for money, they are the Value range from Tesco and have the blue and red colour of this range.
Each biscuit contains:
trace of salt
Each one has 2 seperate biscuits with a nice design on them and they are sandwiched between a nice soft vanilla flavoured creamy filling, they are not too sweet, they are just right, and they are not a runny cream.
It does say on the packet they are suitable for vegetarians also.
They are ideal for any lunch boxes, picnics and childrens parties, or at christmas time when you have guests over for a buffet style party.
Everyone loves to sit and have biscuits with their tea or coffee sometime or another and these are just perfect for those occasions.
They are good for afternoon snacks.
I recommend this product for anyone to try if you are on a low budget and wanting to save money.
I give it a 5 star.
Try them for yourself and see if you like them.
Tesco value custard creams are biscuits with custard in it.
They are sold at Tesco's only, and are part of the growing group of value items they sell. These are goods which are labelled by Tesco and sell in no-frills packages for 1/3 ish of the price of more established brands.
Custard cream biscuits are normally made out of 2 biscuits with a layer of custard in between. As a result, I value the quality of the biscuits and the quality of custard when reviewing them.
Off course there is a price for everything, these cost a mere 33 pennies for 400 gramms. In total there are 32 biscuits.
So, how did they compare?
I like biscuits on their own, I am not a dunking person. The biscuits have got flavour, although not creamy and extremely tasty, and the custard is nice. It really tastes of custard with a vanilla influence.
I find that the packaging is a bit dull, I am not sure if it is deliberate. I was expecting less from it, but a bit like with books, you should never judge a value product from their cover.
The biscuits are crunchy when taken out of the package and if kept in a dry place, they last well 2-3 days. Then they are finished, at least in my house hold.
Overall these are really good biscuits and I recommend them.
I have recently tried out the Tesco value custard cream biscuits and this is my review.
I have been trying out a lot of the items in the Tesco value range to see if they are any good as I am trying to save some money on my weekly shop. I have found that some of the items are very good and I will buy them again but others are rubbish and were bad quality.
I like to buy biscuits for having with my tea. I buy a lot of chocolate biscuits but sometimes I am just looking for a little plain biscuit to have with my cuppa. I buy all types of plain biscuits such as digestives and rich tea but I saw the Tesco value custard creams when I was doing my shopping in my Tesco store and thought I would give them a try out.
The packaging is not very nice looking or eye catching but this is cos it is a Tesco value product and all of the items in the Tesco value range are very basic and it is a 'no frills' brand and you are not paying for nice looking packaging or anything just the item itself. This does not bother me as the packet goes in the bin and I am more interested in what the item itself is like!
The packet is a good size and it has about 30 of the custard creams in it which is very good value sized packet as I only paid about 35 pence for this.
Each custard cream is a sandwich type of plain biscuit. The outsides are a hard biscuit which has not got any chocolate or anything on it but it is sweet tasting. The middle of the biscuit is a creamy custard tasting filling and the whole biscuit is a small oblong shape.
When I bite into the biscuit it tastes very sweet but this does not put me off or anything and it is not to sweet to be sickly or anything. The Tesco value custard creams are quite crunchy when I bite into it and chew it and the biscuit has a nice and crunchy texture to it. This is a nice crunch to eat along side the creamy custard tasting filling and I like the way the two textures are together. I like the custard creams dipped into a hot cuppa to and think they are a nice little biscuit to dip. They do not break up to bad in my cup and I think this is always a bonus as a lot of biscuits do and I hate this when it happens.
The taste of the outside of the custard cream biscuits is sweet but not to sweet as I said but this changes when I taste the custard filling in the middle as it is very sweet to. The taste of custard is not to strong and it tastes like a vanilla type of flavour which is a bit like vanilla ice cream or something like that. The taste of the custard filling in the biscuits is very nice and I like it a lot.
The bad side to the biscuits is that the size of the packet is a bit big and when I have opened the pack and took a couple of the biscuits out of it I think the next time I go to get one of the biscuit's a lot of them have gone soft and end up in the bin. Because of this I need to try and keep them in a tin with a lid otherwise they go soft and I hate to waste any food.
The biscuits are good for the kids when I am baby sitting and they like them with some squash or something. I think they are a very good value product and I do not think you would know straight away that they were a cheaper brand of biscuit as they are a good quality. I have put them out for guests with other biscuits when I have visitors and they have been eaten and no comments made so I think they would be a good buy for kids parties and things like that.
I would suggest giving the Tesco value custard creams a try out as they are such a good value price. For only 35 pence or so you cant really go wrong and I think they taste very nice with a hot cup of tea or coffee. I will be buying them again.
I must admit to being a bit of a brand snob, but having read quite a few good reviews on items from supermarkets budget ranges and making a new year's resolution to halve my debts in 2010, I have decided to sample some items for myself in a bid to cut my shopping bills.
Dragging myself around Tesco today full of a cold, I decided to treat myself to some biccies to cheer myself up. I love custard creams, and when I saw I could get a packet double the size of the standard range for only 30p I thought they had to be worth a go. The packet is decked out in the standard blue and white colours of the Tesco Value range, but the biscuits on the front look appetising.
At a guess I would say there are about 36 biscuits in the packet, so it works out at less than a penny a biscuit. They are slightly smaller and thinner than a standard custard cream but otherwise they look exactly the same. There is 60 calories per biscuit, so you could have two with a cuppa and not feel too guilty. However, as just over a quarter of the biscuit is sugar, and just under a quarter is fat I wouldn't recommend you munched your way through the packet!
So how do they taste? Well if I didn't know better I couldn't tell that they were from the value range from just tasting them. The biscuit is firm and crumbly, but not overly sugary. This is complimented by the sweet vanilla buttery cream filling, which I would have preferred a little bit more of if I am being critical. However it is not such a stingy filling that it spoils the biscuit, and what can you expect for the price.
You can't review a biscuit without doing the dunk test, and I must say that these held up very well. I like to hold them in tea for a few seconds until the biscuit goes soft and the middle melts, and after testing three biscuits (only for objective research purposes, of course!), none of them broke, which gives them a big thumbs up from me
I was pleasantly surprised with the Tesco Value Custard Creams. I would not buy them if I was serving them to guests , but for me or my little man to snack on I would definitely buy them again.
30p for 400g. Contains Milk, Wheat & Gluten. Not guaranteed Nut Free