“ Brand: Tesco / Type: Cake „
Knowing my parents were arriving today for a weeks holiday to where I live not only have I gone cleaning crazy but had to stock up on a few nice edible bits and pieces. Not being made of money at all and living on a strict budget (like many of us have to now!) I was concerned about getting my money to stretch as far as I need it to go! I knew I wanted to get some biscuits and cakes in and so looked at what Tesco's had on offer under their own brand.
These I spotted at only 89p a box of 6 of them. In a nice bright pink box we are shown the 'whirls' on the front of it and told what they are and an at glance nutritional chart is shown. On the back of the box other information listed includes ingredients and allergy advice being given as well as a full nutritional chart being shown and contact details for Tesco are of course given. Inside the whirls rest in a red plastic tray securely and all in all this is nice enough packaging.
Well in appearance they are a baked looking golden shortcake biscuit, well you get two round biscuits, raised in places to give a whirl appearance and sandwiched together with raspberry jam and white buttercream.
They look really nice and are of a good size however I wasn't really very keen on these at all. The shortcake was really gritty and bitty and just as not as smooth and buttery as I would have appreciated. The red jam could of been any flavour really and I only know it was raspberry since writing this review and reading that it is on the front of the box to be honest as I had assumed it was strawberry though it was pleasant enough, set and plentiful and not too sweet. The buttercream melted in the mouth and did have a sweet buttery flavour that complimented the rest of the flavours very well indeed though to be fair.
Not messy to eat these do provide a decent sized mouthful but for me the biscuit part of the whirls really did let the whole thing down!
Nutritional Information Per Whirl:
Only available in Tesco stores.
I do like sweet things, and although Cakes aren't my favourite thing, I like Biscuit products like this type of thing. This is Tesco's version of Mt Kipling Viennese Whirls. They are a little cheaper at 97p for a pack of 6, and in my view they are just as nice.
The packaging is ok. The Whirls are in a red plastic tray. They didn't have any cellophane covering them, so when I opened the end of the cardboard box, the Whirls were a little dislodged. Perhaps saving that little bit on packaging - who knows. The Cardboard box is alright as well. It is a bright red colour and has a few pictures of the Whirls on the front. They look nice and Biscut-y with a generous filling of Jam and Cream, but we all know what pictures are like, as they can be misleading.
The Whirls are quite thick and break up quite easily as well. For those of you not familiar with Viennese Whirls they are 2 Circular pieces of Shortcake type Biscuit which is sandwiches together with some hard creamy icing and a splodge of Strawberry jar. The top of the Biscuit is dusted with icing sugar, but there wasn't much of that on my Whirls. I don't mind about that though, as I don't care if I taste dusting or not.
The filling for these is just enough. Perhaps a tiny bit more wouldn't have gone amiss, as compared to the 2 bits of Biscuit then the thing could be a little dry, but it is nice enough how it is. I can eat 1 in about 3 bites, and be sure to hold your hand under or a plate or such, as crumbs will flake off.
Since I suggested this a while ago and it has just been added on I am not 100% sure of the ingredients or nutritional information, but I think each Whirl has about 130 calories.
A nice Biscuit treat.