“ Brand: Tesco / Type: Cake „
Tesco White Chocolate & Strawberry Muffins can be found in the Bakery section of your local Tesco. The come in pack of 4 & are usually priced around the £1.50 mark although they are sometimes in Multi-Buy offers & can be reduced to as low as £1.00 as their sell by date approaches.
The Muffins are a decent size & are neither small nor large. They have have a good soft & fluffy texture. They don't break up to easily & can can bite them without getting loads of crumbs. The taste sweet & have a subtle flavour. I think that the white Chocolate must melt in the cooking process as I never seem to come across any chocolate chips which is a real shame & the main downside. The Strawberry is actually Strawberry Jam & not fresh fruit. Having said this the jam has a nice taste & probably fits a muffin better than actual fruit.
If you want to try a muffin that is different than your everyday chocolate muffin then I would recommend giving them a try. They do taste good & make a great dessert or snack. For me though, not as good as a double or triple chocolate muffun.
I do like to treat myself with a nice cake every so often, especially when enjoying a coffee and when I saw these on special offer of a pack of four for a £1 in Tesco the other day I thought they would be ideal to take into work to share out amongst my colleagues.
These are a white muffin with strawberry sauce in the middle and small pieces of soft white chocolate in them, they are the traditional muffn shape and are sold in packs of four, I have never seen these sold as individual cakes and they are sold under the Tesco own brand label.
They definately have a rather sweet taste but it is not at all sickly, the muffin itself is quite light and fluffy in texture and there are quite a few small pieces of white chocolate contained in the muffin. The cake part of the muffin has a vanilla taste to it. I liked the fact that the white chocolate pieces started to melt in your mouth straight away. I was a little disappointed with the strawberry sauce, it was a little watery and not as thick like a jam as I had expected it to be. The taste was ok but agan not as strong as I had hoped for.
I would probably buy these again if they were on special as everyone enjoyed their muffin but I would not probably pay the full retail price for them as this is around the £1.70 mark for a pack of four.
I had expected these White Chocolate and Strawberry Muffins from Tesco to be a bit sickly sweet with the combinations of white chocolate and strawberry sauce in them however this was not the case and while they are sweet tasting they were not at all sickly.
They are only sold in packs or four and retail for around the £1.50 mark which works out at pretty good value per muffin. The packaging is quite basic, a clear wrapper and container with them sitting in a divided square tray.
They have the typical muffin shape that is now associated with middle aged spread amongst the older male population as his belly hangs out over his trousers and they have a golden appearence on the outside.
The cake part of the muffin is quite light and a little moist and has a feintly vanilla taste to it, there are a few small pieces of white chocolate within the cake mix and these are soft and almost melt the minute they land in your mouth and in the middle there is a nice runny strawberry sauce which oozes out when you bite into the muffin a bit like a jam donut.
Taste wise these are pretty good, they are quite light when you bite into them, not a heavy stodgy cake and the combination of the strawberry sauce and the sweet white chocolate works really well however there are not lots of pieces of chocolate so it is not overly sweet.
I would probably buy these again although only if I was taking them into work to share as I would not buy a pack of four when I only want one on its own as I'm not sure how long they would stay fresh and this sort of thing is a one off treat and not somethng to eat every day.
"Never go shopping when you are hungry"......I have heard this many times over the years, at various weightwatchers classes, and from reading one of the library of diet books that I have bought over time.
But I have obviously not listened to a word they said, because at lunchtime today I headed to our local Tesco Metro......
Now, I normally bypass the bakery area - simply because I know that it is full of things I will find hard to resist - whether I am shopping while hungry, or not - but today I had to buy a birthday cake so had a little peruse of the other yummies on the shelves.
I found myself justifying the acquisition of all things cakey in a number of ways.
1) It is stressful at work at the moment, so I might treat my colleagues to a cake with their afternoon coffee......
2) It is my lodger's birthday, so I will buy pastries for her breakfast.......
3) It is months since I bought cake as a treat......
4) I have lost a stone through running, so can afford the calories in a muffin...just this once.....
and so on. I am rather embarrassed at the amount of "extras" that I ended up with.....needless to say, I will probably be putting a few sweet toothed reviews on dooyoo in the coming days!
So, amongst other things, into my basket went a packet of four White Chocolate and Strawberry filled muffins, and I parted with an extra £1 for the privilage...... My original idea of sharing them with my colleagues went out of the window - work was so stressful we didn't have time for coffee, yet alone time to enjoy a cake, and I reckoned that these beauties needed time to savour them rather than shoving them as quickly as possible between phonecalls with irate clients.
Instead, we decided to have these after our main meal this evening, as a dessert - we could each therefore take our time to enjoy them.
And boy was that time needed......these are substantial muffins, and even the hungriest person will be satisfied, I am sure! These particular muffins are described as white chocolate and strawberry filled. I think I was expecting big chunks of white chocolate, (as you would get chunks of chocolate in choc chip muffins) and bits of strawberry, but this was not the case!
The top of the muffin has sugary nuggets on it - these in themselves are delicious, and very sweet (well, they ARE sugar!). I picked each one of these off in turn to eat, making my whole yummy experience last that bit longer.......then the cake itself - well, the white chocolate has sort of melted through - and I wasn't aware of any chocolate chips as such. I don't even think that I was aware of it being a white chocolate flavour. I say that the chocolate has melted through - I don't really know, but the cake was not "light" like some muffins, and so I am assuming that this heaviness was caused by melted chocolate.
And then came the strawberry - instead of the bits of fruit that I expected, we got strawberry jam! A great big dollop of jam in the middle of the muffin! My son said it was like eating a doughnut....it was very sweet, and very nice. It just wasn't what I expected!
I've already mentioned that these muffins are not "light"....in fact they are quite heavy, and therefore very substantial. I am not sure that I would have one as a dessert again.....I really didn't need it, and as a result it sits heavily. On its own, however, with a coffee for breakfast or a snack when you are going to be getting a late lunch, and I am sure this would be fine.
Overall, a nice cake - but not exceptional. I would stick to blueberry muffins or choc chip ones rather than this dougnut/muffin hybrid which couldn't locate the chocolate within. But for 25p each, you cannot complain really, especially if you think about what you would pay in Starbucks for something similar.
These are available from Tesco bakery, so the exact same item may not be available in other stores.
Muffins are not low in fat and calories - but who cares! You know that when you buy them - everything in moderation and all that.....life is for living after all!