“ Brand: Asda / type: Bread „
At £1.79 for eight croissants these are not expensive. (Considering you would pay more than that for just one in a cafe!) They taste good, the 40% fat reduction is not that noticeable which pleasantly suprised me. They also explode in large flakes all over your chest, table and floor, just like normal ones do! They are part of the large 'Good for you.' range from Asda. Now come on Asda! Who are you trying to kid? The only way these croissants would be good for you is if you got a friend to drive three miles away from your house and leave them on a handy gate post for you to pick up after running all the way there. This range should really be called Asda's "Not quite so bad for you!" That would be a bit more honest! :) Anyway, I digress. The pack of eight croissants last 4 days from opening. (Fat chance! No pun intended!) The packaging is clear so you can see how many are left to tempt you. The plastic pack is recyclable and there are no unneccesary fiddly bits of wrapping to fill waste sites. They can be eaten cold or heated in the oven or microwave. I find microwaving for the suggested time, 15 seconds?, leaves them a bit soggy unless you stand them on a piece of kitchen paper. I prefer mine with butter, which is another reason why they aren't 'Good for you.' and jam, which is ano.........I'm sure you get my drift! The pack tells you that you can keep them in your freezer. I don't reccomend this because defrosted croissants tend to be dry and a bit too chewy. They are quite small for croissants but that's okay, two for breakfast would be filling enough. They also make a nice savoury lunch with cheese and/or cold meats. In France I saw folk dunking them in their coffee or hot chocolate, (not Asda ones I imagine!) but that idea never really appealed because I can make enough mess with them without any help from hot coffee. They are nice to have in, but not quite as nice as freshly baked ones. Their calorific value is roughly 160 per croissant. So, joking aside, it is a reasonable treat to have once in a while if you are watching your diet.