Product Type: Tesco Snacks
Newest Review: ... 34 grams). The loaf comes in a white plastic sealed sleeve with the usual red and blue branding of Tesco Value. The front has a depiction ... more
Low fat inexpensive malt loaf - have a tea time treat.
Tesco Value Malt Loaf
Member Name: rolandrat
Tesco Value Malt Loaf
Date: 01/03/12, updated on 14/03/12 (96 review reads)
Advantages: Low fat, inexpensive treat.
Disadvantages: Quite small.
'Malt loaf is a common snack food in the United Kingdom. Malt loaf has a sweet taste and a very chewy texture like very heavy, soft bread. It is made from malt and often contains fruit such as raisins. Malt loaf is usually eaten sliced and with butter.' (Wikipedia)
---Why I Buy This---
Well actually I decided to try this after reading such good reviews on here - and as it was only 28p I did not have much to lose. It is always good to have something to snack with when having a cuppa.
This is the basic Tesco Value no frills range.
There is no weight given on the pack but I estimate it to be approximately 204 grams (given that a sixth of the loaf is 34 grams).
The loaf comes in a white plastic sealed sleeve with the usual red and blue branding of Tesco Value.
The front has a depiction of a malt loaf.
* 'New Recipe'.
* Suitable for vegetarians.
* Suitable for freezing.
* One sixth of the loaf is 95 calories.
* Allergy - contains wheat and gluten - cannot guarantee nut free.
* Produced in uk.
28p. Compared with the Soreen Malt Loaf at Tesco for 70p - though the Tesco Value one might be slightly smaller.
Well for 28p this was not a very large loaf - but what do you get for that money anyway?
I would not say that malt loaf is one of my favourites, but after reading about it I just fancied giving one a try.
The loaf is a good brown colour and reasonably soft when you try and cut it.
I was having two slices at a time with spread on (but would probably have been better with butter).
It has good juicy raisins in and is dark and soft all the way through.
As the slices were quite small I also had some cheese with mine and they we quite pleasant - though I am one of those people who malt loaf (just like crumpets) is always more appealing in anticipation than in the actual eating - a bit like Hot Cross Buns!
I finished the loaf in three servings - not all at once.
For the money it is a nice little treat - not too sweet and very low in fat compared to having fruit cake - so something I would eat again as a little treat whereas I try and steer clear of cakes and biscuits - more from the cholesterol point of view than dieting.
---Would I Recommend?---
Yes definitely - a low fat treat.
Wheat Flour, Malted Barley Flour (15%), Water, Raisins (10%), Malted Barley Extract (3.5%),Partially Inverted Refiners Syrup, Colour (Plain Caramel), Salt, Yeast.
Summary: Low fat inexpensive malt loaf - have a tea time treat.