“ Brand: Tesco / Type: Snacks „
After a night out recently me and my boyfriend nipped into my local Tesco store to do a bit of late night shopping. Although we had eaten out I knew we'd get a bit peckish later on that evening and so bought a few nibbles to go with a nice bottle of red wine. I mainly bought the more expensive bits from Tesco but as an after thought I spotted these for just 83p and decided to get them as basically my boyfriend is a skinny human dustbin so I thought if they were awful, chances are they wouldn't get wasted anyway!
These comes in a see through plastic tray with a peel back lid to the top of it and that we are clearly told that they are Tesco Every Day Value 12 Mini Savoury Eggs 'Prepared using meat that complies with our strict welfare and quality standards' and there are little pictures under that of onions, eggs and pigs and so on and then we are told that these are freezable, there is an at a glance nutritional chart shown and the use by date is stated then on the back of the tray other information stated includes ingredients and allergy advice as well as being given a full nutritional chart, heating instructions are given (these can be eaten hot or cold), the weight is stated which is 240g for the 12 savoury eggs and contact details for Tesco are clearly stated. I hate too much packaging on products so I like the fact this is has minimal packaging however once you have peeled back the lid from the savoury eggs it is not resealable so if you want to keep them fresh I think finding an alternative method is the way to go!
The Savoury Eggs:
Well as I stated earlier these come in a pack of 12 and basically if your familiar with Scotch eggs then that's what they are only smaller and daintier and when I bought them I thought they looked nice enough and thought if they tasted nice they'd be great for finger/buffet food and a nice cheap option too.
However they do not taste nice. The orange breadcrumbs on the outside of the savoury eggs is soft and soggy with no real flavour to it at all then bite into that you get quite a thick layer of pork which is soft and smooth in texture however you can barely taste the pork in these as it is completely over seasoned with salt and has far too much onion flavour going on. Sat in the middle of that is a small amount of chopped up egg. The packaging tells me this contains mayonnaise but I couldn't see or taste that at all and in fact the egg was slightly rubbery so I new it was in there, albeit a small amount but once I had got through the soggy outer breadcrumb layer and to the overpowering onion flavour I couldn't taste anything of that egg anyway.
We ate a couple of these cold and we were really unimpressed. Nice size yes, easy to eat yes but the dried out texture of them made us thirsty and the onion flavouring made us stink and it left a nasty tinny taste in our mouths. The only one that liked these miserable things was Ollie, my boyfriends dog who did pinch one when we had our backs turned so maybe these are fine for a dogs taste-buds but we think we are a little more refined than that! Not often do I say disgusting don't buy, but I am now unless you like the flavour of onions and nothing really else! Eugh!
Not worth the 55 calories per savoury egg and 0.7g of saturated fat and it goes without saying I won't be repurchasing these in the future!
I bought these for a change inbetween Christmas and New year for the first time as we didn't want proper meals and kind of lived on buffet style food for a week!
The packaging - As you would expect the packaging is nothing special being from the Tesco Value range. It is clear cellophane with the value logo and a bit of nutritional info and ingredients. You see exactly what youa re getting at the time of buying. The 12 eggs sit in a mini placstic tray to keep them in place.
On opening the mini eggs, there is no smell from them or anything vaguely exciting about them. They have a golden breadcrumb coating, they are little balls measuring about 7cm in circumference all the way round. If you give them a sniff they smell slightly of sausage meat. When I bit into one it was nice and firm but not hard I was disappointed to find only a tiny amount of mushed up egg inside and not a very thick layer of meat. To be honest they didn't taste of an awful lot and were very bland. The sausagemeat layer didn't taste as nice as it smelt and there was hardly any egg. The breadcrumb layer was not too thick but the breadcrumbs tasted stronger than the meat. The ones I ate were ok but my hubby found a big bit of bone/gristle in his which I think put him off. There were also a couple with no egg in the middle at all
Apparently these can also be warmed through in the oven as well, I've only ever eaten them cold! They are also suitable for home freezing.
Each mini egg contains 55 calories and 3g of fat so they are probably not the best for you but make a cheap occasional okish treat. They are only 85p but this is reflected in the taste and quality.
There are loads of ingredients in these, to me thi just screams artificial stay away!! I'm not going to list them here as they are readily available from tesco.com in the product info.