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Why am I writing about custard? Erm , might be because Iím hormonic today. Iím feeling really cheesed off about loosing my house. The previous review will tell you why Iíve gone to food today. Food is a good comforter and what did I reach for today, well a whole carton of TESCO CUSTARD poured over a slice of my mums homemade chocolate cake.
Forget the calories, I donít get weighed in till next Tuesday, so will have to starve from tomorrow otherwise I will suffer the wrath of Sharon.
Anyway, as I feel sick and a complete pig of myself, hereís a brief description of this scrumptious yummy desert accompaniment that I have just hogged down.
WHAT DOES IT LOOK LIKE? Itís thick and gluppy but no lumps like the custard at school dinners.
WHAT DOES IT TASTE LIKE? Really delish, not too sweet, just right. Its very addictive.
HOW BIG ARE THE CARTONS? You can buy it in small tubs for 28 p, ideal for kids packed lunches. You can also buy it in two cartons, the 425g size and the 1 kg size. The price is from 44 p, not bad. I have a reputation of giving out good portions; everyone who has had dinner in my house always goes out stuffed. So I feel the 425g carton is only enough for one person. To feed a family of five, I would use two 1 kg cartons.
WHAT DOES THE CARTON LOOK LIKE? Very boring actually. Its nothing special. Its in a blue, yellow and white carton. No picture just a splash of yellow custard on the front.
IS THERE ANY PREPARATION? Other than snipping off the top with a pair of scissors, no.
CAN YOU EAT IT HOT OR COLD? Oh absolutely. I have eaten it straight from the carton without even introducing it to the microwave.
HOT OR COLD? I would say both are delish. When heated though it thins the custard out a bit and the consistency is less gluppy.
WHATS THE CALORIES? This isnít the good bit Ė sorry! For 100g or 3 Ĺ oz its 105 kcals. Thatís not enough to cover a slice of spotted dick, so double it plus add your desert and then youíre near the 500 mark of cals. Ouch. However, if you just have the custard and no more than 100g that equals a diet yoghurt pot. I have never been able to just have 100g of custard though.
WHAT ARE THE INGREDIENTS? Milk, skimmed milk, sugar, modified maze starch, flavouring and colours. Itís not really a healthy option but itís a comfort food after all.
HOW LONG DOES IT LAST? Itís a long life product and doesnít need refrigerating until you open it. In which case, itís reduced to 3 days.
DOES IT CONTAIN NUTS? It might contain traces of nut according to the packet.
WHATS THE NUTRITION INFO.? Energy is 105 kcals per 100g. Carbohydrates 16.8g Sugar 12.5g Fat 3.0g Fibre 0 (thatís a surprise Ė not) Sodium 0.1g
MEAL IDEAS. I donít think you need any ideas as to what to serve this with, but incase you arenít a pudding eater then perhaps you could try:
Syrup sponge pudding and custard Jam sponge pudding and custard Spotted Dick and custard My favourite Ė chocolate cake and custard Mcvities Ginger cake and custard Apple Crumble and custard Ice Cream and warm custard Ė yes its really nice Bananas and custard Ė if you want to kid yourself youíre still feeling healthy Digestives, chocolate sauce and custard warmed together in the microwave for 30 seconds.
CONCLUSION: Its not going to be a healthy eating product but if you want to just spoil yourself and come off the diet treadmill, then go for it. They sell a low fat variety but it isnít half as nice and it has sweeteners in it, not good. Itís always on the shelf at Tesco but I havenít seen it on BOGOF for ages. Must be a good seller that they donít need to promote so much. In my Tesco it sits next to the rice pudding at the far end of the shop. You can also order it online at www.tesco.com .
Bet your drooling for a bowlful now and me, well, I feel as guilty as anything and have had to release the waistband a wee bit.