Product Type: Tesco Snacks
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The perfect breakfast
Tesco White Muffins
Member Name: Majmun
Tesco White Muffins
Advantages: Delicious tasting and cheap
Disadvantages: Slightly on the calorific side for something quite small
I just adore toasted Muffins. I really don't think there is anything that makes a better breakfast than a toasted muffin smothered in butter. Actually they are divine at any time of day. I could get easily get through a pack of them a day if I lost my willpower and find them deliciously moreish. These Tesco 6 White Muffins are the ones that I buy.
These muffins are priced at 72p per pack and you get 6 in a pack which is pretty good value for money. Kingsmill do a pack of 4 white muffins for 86p so the Tesco ones are a good bargain comparatively. Tesco also do a pack of 6 wholemeal muffins which are a bit more expensive and cost 99p.
These Tesco White Muffins are packaged quite simply. They come in a clear cellophane wrapper and are held in place with a bit of card underneath them. On the front of the wrapper is '6 Tesco White English Muffins' in brown and white writing and the basic nutritional info. On the back you will find all you need to know regarding storage, ingredients, allergy advice and the full nutritional information. I think they have made the packaging simple to let the muffins speak for themselves. Through the pack they look irresistible - golden circles of bready delight, full, soft and round and lightly dusted with flour. Even if I'm not planning on buying any I can't resist them when I see them!
Upon opening the packet you are greeted by a faint doughy aroma. When you take a muffin out it feels quite thick and squidgy. They are nice and easy to slice open. The knife runs through them easily and they don't make a mess shedding crumbs everywhere. You then pop the two halves into the toaster (or under the grill) for a couple of minutes and they are done. I think these are nicest when they are not too well done and lose the taste if they are over-done so I would recommend keeping the toaster on a fairly low heat or to not leave them under the grill for too long. Once they are toasted they go a nice deeper golden brown on the top and smell mouth-watering.
When you butter them the butter sinks into the muffin leaving delicious looking yellow puddles on the top. And then finally comes the eating part! These muffins taste gorgeous. They are thick but not stodgy and they taste fresh, doughy and soft. The tops go slightly crispy where they have been toasted and this compliments the softness and lightness of the middle of the muffins beautifully. In my opinion they taste nicer than toasted bread and toasted crumpets because they are fresher and more flavoursome. The consistency is wonderful - not dry or chewy and they are not heavy in your stomach. These muffins stay fresh for around 4 days if you keep them in an airtight container.
You don't have to have them with just butter of course. They would be nice with jam, marmite or marmalade. Or you could fry up a couple of bits of bacon and have them between one of these muffins. Or you could do a McDonalds and have an egg McMuffin with egg and bacon. Or even have the full works and stick a sausage in between one as well. They are very versatile and there are lots of choices for different and interesting breakfasts or snacks to create with these muffins.
The nutritional information of the muffins is as follows: 175 calories, 3g sugar, 2.3g fat, 0.5g saturates and 0.6g salt. So unfortunately they don't make a particularly low calorie or diet friendly snack, particularly if, like me, you find it hard to just eat one at a time! I also smear mine with quite a lot of butter - so much so that it runs off the muffin, so I dread to think how many calories I munch through without even thinking about it! As I said though, Tesco do offer a wholemeal version of these muffins which are slightly lower in fat and calories so they are an option if you do want to make your breakfast slightly healthier.
Overall, I highly recommend these muffins. They are delicious for breakfast or for a snack at any time of day. They are cheap but quality tasting. The only problem with this is that it's tempting to eat twice as many!
Summary: Delicious - perfect for breakfast or any time of day!