Product Type: Tesco Snacks
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Cheap But Not Cheerful
Tesco Value Garlic Baguette
Member Name: suziebenn
Tesco Value Garlic Baguette
Advantages: The Price
Disadvantages: Seems stale and dry
This is the worst garlic bread I have ever had. Now I happened to buy this with the sole purpose of doing a review. I never usually buy anything blue stripped or basic food products but after reading some of the reviews on here about cheaper and more economical products I wondered if I was missing out and paying over the odds for things that I might be able to get cheaper, so when I did my weekly shop this week I was determined to give one a try.
Mr. Benn likes a good steak on a Friday, thinks it is his right after working all week (might have to sigh here) and I always serve this with mushrooms, jacket potatoes, and a salad and yes you guessed garlic bread and we wash the whole thing down with a nice bottle of red wine.
So puffed up with the idea of saving a few pennies I bypassed our usual garlic bread and chose a packet of Tesco Value twin pack garlic baguettes.
There are two garlic breads packed in a white plastic bag with the usual blue writing on the front and on opening I noticed the garlic breads had little slits in making it easy to tear of a slice.
The instructions are simple cook in a pre-heated oven for 10 - 12 minutes from fresh, but 16 -18 minutes if they have been frozen.
I cooked the garlic bread following the cooking instructions from fresh as I had no need to freeze them as I was cooking them the same night that I had bought them but as I have a fan assisted oven things tend to get cooked quicker than the recommended cooking time, so I kept a close eye and checked every few minutes. When the bread was golden brown I removed and served.
I had not told Mr Benn about the change in the garlic bread at this point and he made the usual comments, the steak is cooked just right, the mushrooms perfect, he liked the way I had added a raw red pepper to the salad etc. Then everything went horribly wrong. What the heck is this Mr Benn said swinging the garlic baguette in the air like some sort of baton (well he didn't really say what the heck, it was much worse but I can't actually say what he did say) He asked if I checked the sell by date as it was stale. Not wanting to be out done I bravely picked up a piece of bread and tasted it, here is what I found:-
The bread indeed tasted stale, it tasted like an ordinary baguette that you had bought and left over several nights and pulled out in desperation when there was nothing else in to eat. The outside of the bread was just like hard stale bread with a very skimpy smattering of garlic butter in the centre and the whole baguette was extremely dry encouraging me to drink copious amounts of wine, so there was a plus side.
I never told Mr. Benn that I deviated from our usual brand; I just glossed over it and said well honey it's not a perfect world and slurped some more wine, hush guys don't tell!
If you want to try it here are a few facts
Nutrition 325 calories, fat 14.2g Saturates 5.8g all per 100g
Store in the Refrigerator and eat by the use by date, can be frozen
Summary: Would I buy again, No!