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Tesco Potato Croquettes

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Brand: Tesco / Type: Potatoes

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      15.04.2010 23:57
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      Tesco Potato Croquettes - a good, tasty and affordable croquette.

      I have been buying a few new things recently and one of these was Tesco Potato Croquettes. They are not the best I have tasted, but were a nice change from the chips I would usually have, along with my veggie filled tortillas and I did enjoy them.

      Tesco Croquettes come in a 750g plastic bag, which are just enough for the five of us. They can be found in the freezer section and are quick and easy to cook in either the oven or under the grill in 16 - 18 minutes.

      Tesco Potato Croquettes have a golden breadcrumb coating, which is crisp and crunchy when cooked. It is lightly seasoned, has a lovely texture and is very tasty. Inside are mashed potato, which are nice and they have quite a bit of seasoning too, but not as light and fluffy as I would like them to be. I have tried Aunt Bessie's, which are amazing, but very expensive. The Tesco variety may not be up to the same high standard, but they are still good and very affordable.

      *Nutritional Value Per 2 Croquettes Oven Baked*

      Energy - 125 kcal
      Protein - 1.4g
      Carbohydrate - 17.0g
      of which sugars - 0.5g
      Fat - 5.3g
      of which saturates - 0.8g
      Mono-unsaturates - 1.8g
      Polyunsaturates - 2.5g
      Fibre - 2.0g
      Sodium - 0.1g
      Salt Equivalent - 0.3g

      This product contains wheat and gluten and may contain nuts. It is suitable for vegetarians.

      These Potato Croquettes are available from Tesco in a 750g bag for 69p, which is incredibly cheap.

      They make a very affordable change from the usual chips or potatoes and although they are not the best croquettes I have tasted, they are still very good.

      I would definitely buy these again and think they are well worth 4 stars, losing a star because I would like the potatoes to be lighter and fluffier.

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        24.10.2009 20:51
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        Tasty potato product

        I used to buy these croquettes an awful lot but stopped when I started dieting. However, as you'll tell from my reviews the diets gone out of the window so again I bought these. They cost just 81p for 750g of croquettes which is a bargain in my opinion. They can be found in the freezer section of Tesco and are in a bright green bag with a large title and product description on the front. It is worth noting that Tesco also sell croquettes in their chilled section. These come in packs of 6 and cost £1, I used to prefer these however I believe these have changed in flavour recently and I am not so keen anymore.

        To cook these frozen croquettes you put them in the oven for 16-18 minutes at 220 degrees, you can also grill them for the same time but we chose to oven cook ours. After 18 minutes was up we removed them from the oven and noticed they were a very light golden brown colour with green specks which I assume to be herb. They had kept their shape well, not fallen apart and did not stick to the tin foil, making them easy to serve.

        Cutting into the croquette I immediately noticed how soft they were, however the outer coating of breadcrumbs was crunchy and crisp. The mashed potato inside looked smooth and soft. Chewing the croquette I really liked the texture of the breadcrumbs as they were crunchy and tasted really nice. The mashed potato was smooth and had quite a strong flavour which I must admit, I am not too keen on. However, it did taste nice and worked well with the breadcrumbs. I believe there is a good ratio of breadcrumbs to mash and the two work well together. The croquettes taste really nice and I will be buying them again.

        Per 100g these croquettes contain 160 calories, 0.6g sugars, 7.0g fat (1.1g saturates) and 0.4g salt. Therefore these aren't too bad as part of a main meal.

        I enjoyed these croquettes and will buy them again when I'm pushed for time so cannot prepare a meal from scratch. They were very filling and a good quality product. They are brilliant value for money. Recommended.

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        11.06.2009 17:09
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        Tesco Potato Croquettes have recently had their price cut from 81p for a 750g bag to just 75p. What a bargain for a big bag of frozen potatoes you say? No, there's a reason they had to cut the price - these are awful.

        These croquette potatoes are supposed to be soft, fluffy mashed potato coated in breadcrumbs. That's what croquette potatoes traditionally are, and what these claim to be also. Shame they don't actually taste like that then isn't it?

        Firstly, I'm not entirely sure what the breadcrumbs really are. The packet says they're breadcrumbs, the flavour says sawdust. They're like these little orange coloured bits of cardboard shavings or something that have been dusted all over the potatoes as an afterthought. They taste really strange, like peppered cardboard shavings to be precise.

        Inside, the potato is quite soft, but it's also not very fluffy. It's a bit stodgy, with an almost chewy texture to it. I'm pretty sure that's not what any potato I know is supposed to taste like. The texture goes horribly with the breadcrumbs. With croquette potatoes, the idea is that you get a crisp crunch from the breadcrumbs then a lovely fluffy, light middle from the potato. But with the Tesco version, it's all just weak mush that quickly rolls into one, awful texture.

        These might be cheap, but trust me they're not even worth 75p a bag. They taste horrible, they look unappealing and the texture is really slimey and horrible. I wouldn't eat these again let alone buy them.

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