“ Brand: Asda / Type: Peas „
I have been eating and trying lots of the cheaper brands of foods recently to see if I like them or not just to save a little bit more money and when I was shopping in Asda recently I saw these peas and thought I would try them to see if they tasted nice or were suitable for myself and my family. They come in a can and for 300g they cost me only 24p, the can is very basic looking and in the usual green and white colours from the Smart Price range. I thought it was a good price for a can of peas as I sometimes am in a rush and like to just open a tin of vegetables and not have to do much cooking, especially if I have been out for the day and do not have much time to begin cooking from scratch. The can has to be opened with a can opener and inside the peas are a very good size for the price and quite a lot in the can, immediately when I saw them I was put off by the colour of them, they were very pale in colour and a very pale green, not what I was expecting to be honest. I was not going to even try them because they just did not look healthy but I did try them. I heated them in a pan and place them on my plate with my other food and tried them. They did taste fairly bland with little taste at all but I eat them as I had them on my plate and they did not taste exactly disgusting otherwise I would not have eaten them at all because I don't when a food is not to my taste but I did finish eating them. They were a little hard in texture but I could chew them with no problems at all, they were filling and they come in water in the can, they are also processed. It does tell me on the can once opened they can be placed into the fridge inside a non metallic container and eat within 2 days. I did not do this because the can was shared between myself and my wife for our meal. The picture on the can does show the peas in a pale green colour but I have found not to always look at the picture of some products because they can be deceiving once tried and tested but with this one the picture is correct they look just the same inside the can as they do on the picture. They are easy enough to heat in a pan and only take a couple of minutes or they can be placed into the microwave for about the same amount of time. They contain for half the can, 73 calories, 0.4g of fat and 4.3g of fibre. The can is well enough for at least 2 people to share and my wife did not like these ones either and she thought exactly the same with the taste of them and I would not recommend these for anyone to try as I do think they are not of a good quality for the price even though they were so cheap and I will not buy these again as they are not suitable for my taste buds at all. I give them 1 star.
When it comes to vegetables of any kind occasionally I will buy frozen (just so I always have them to hand) but usually I will buy fresh. However my boyfriend won't eat any vegetables at all apart from processed marrowfat peas which is how they found their way into my home otherwise I (nor my flatmate) would ever have purchased these believe me! The Packaging: 300g can with a white and bright green label going around it on the front of the can there is a photograph of the peas and I am told that they are Asda 'Smart Price' Marrowfat Processed Peas 'In Water' and that they don't contain any artificial colours or flavours, that they are suitable for Vegetarians and that per half a can drained they count as one of your 5 a day recommended servings of fruit/vegetables. On the back of the can other information listed includes ingredients and a nutritional chart being shown, I'm told how to cook them and given storage details, the weight is given and contact details for Asda are listed. Cheap looking packaging, you tell these are a economy purchase however the labelling is informative enough I'd just appreciate a ring pull for ease of opening given...but thats a small niggle! The Peas: To heat these up you can simply pop them in a saucepan and gently heat them for 2-3 minutes or microwave them in about 2 minutes. Either way is simple of course! However these peas are simply horrid! They are of course fat and round and a light green in colour and you do need to really drain them well once they are cooked through. I found the one's I cooked mushy and flavourless and they didn't taste one bit seasoned but like watery soggy things and they simply didn't look nice served but anaemic and with they're skins shredding! I wouldn't recommend these as they really are cheap and nasty sadly and even my boyfriend refused to consume these! Nutritional Information Per 1/2 A Can: Energy: 73kcal Protein: 5.4g Carbohydrate: 11.9g of which sugars: 0.6g Fat: 0.4g of which saturates 0.2g 0.2g Fibre: 4.3g Sodium: Trace equivalent as salt: Trace Only available in Asda stores costing 17p a can.