“ Brand: Tesco / Type: Mushrooms „
When I was last in Tesco I was searching the freezer section for cook from frozen treats. I found these garlic breaded mushrooms for £1.26 for a 300gram bag. I always love having mushrooms when eating out so finding these made my day!
The packaging isn't really how you would expect garlic mushrooms to be sold in, it's just a purple bag, they don't really stand out so are very easy to miss. On the front of the bag there is a small picture of the mushrooms that look delicious. The word mushrooms is written in bright yellow across the front of the bag. They don't get much frontage in the freezer so you will need to take your time when looking for them. Once you know the bag you'll always go straight to them. Also on the front there is the nutritional values.
The first down side to these, before I had even opened the bag, was the lack of mushrooms. The bag is very small and probably only holds around fifteen of them; I was relieved when I found out my partner doesn't like mushrooms, at least that meant the whole bag could be eaten by myself!
When you open the bag, as expected, it is full of breaded mushrooms, they are fairly small in size, between the size of a marble and a golf ball. They smell garlicy even when frozen and appear to have plenty of breadcrumbs on them. There were lots of crumbs at the bottom of the bag too, so Tesco aren't stingy with them.
To cook them, the bag says put them in an oven at 220degrees for fifteen minutes, after 15minutes in our oven I felt they needed longer to brown, so actually left them around 25minutes. When I took them out, they really did smell of garlic, the breadcrumbs were lovely golden brown in colour and hadn't gone soggy at all.
The taste again was very good, inside the breadcrumbs there was a good sized mushroom each time, they weren't as garlic tasting as I had hoped. You could definitely taste the garlic but it wouldn't of hurt to add a bit more to the mix.
These are perfect as a starter, I chopped some chives and mixed into some sour cream and used that as a dip, it went down a treat!
Per three mushrooms baked in the oven there are only 100 calories, which is much less than I expected considering the breadcrumbs. I can easily eat six or seven at a time, hence the reason I have been put onto a diet, but as starter they are perfect.
I have since dipped these in a sweet chilli dip and also a garlic mayo and both times they have been great. Don't buy the garlic mayonaise, just buy a clove of garlic for around 20p and crush it into normal mayonaise, it works out much cheaper.
Well recommended product for any mushroom lover!
Tesco Breaded Garlic Mushrooms are £1.53 for a 300g bag. They're frozen, so you can use them as you want them which is handy. I do think it'd be nicer if they came in a bigger bag though, as 300g isn't actually a lot. It only just serves four or five adults then the bag is empty.
These are really tasty little things that I'm very keen on. Each mushroom is coated well with a layer of cripsy breadcrumbs. Inside, the mushrooms are juicy, well cooked and tasty - without being overly oily which is something I loathe in fried mushrooms.
There's a strong taste and smell of garlic to these, but it's not overpowering. There's a little taste of onion to the flavouring as well, which I recently discovered is because they use a bit of onion in these! The blend of flavouring is just right to compliment the soft mushrooms and the crispy breadcrumb outers.
I really do rate these highly, and wouldn't hesitate to recommend them to others. They're easy to store, quick to cook (15 minutes from frozen) and super tasty with great texture. My only grumble is that the bag is empty too soon!