Monday, 18 April 2016

Eridanous Vanilla Creme Swirl

Lidl fans, I know, I know, I've been neglecting you. It's mainly because I've got into a nice routine of buying the same things each week from Lidl, so haven't actually had that much new to review. Alas my wine drinking isn't prodigious enough for me to get reviews of their wines in before they go out of stock.The good news is, my local Lidl has now started stocking fresh rosemary, so I may never shop at Tesco again.

Anyway, I was in my Lidl last week and the woman in front of me was basically buying one of everything in their Greek range they had on that week. The woman in front of her commented on this, and the woman replied that she was Greek herself and missed Greek food, pointing out what was particularly good (the Mousaka was highly rated). So, next time I went, I stocked up myself. Reviews incoming, First up these gorgeous little things. 

Not the best photo, I know....

Price: £1.49 (for four)

Score (out of five): 4 1/2

Review: when these come out of the oven, they actually look better than they do on the "serving suggestion" on the packet. 

Now, I've never been to Greece, or had a Greek Vanilla Creme Swirl, so I can't compare these to anything else. But comparing them to nothing, they're bloody gorgeous. Light, crispy pastry that cracks almost as if you're eating crackling, which gives away to a wonderful custard. The custard isn't overwhelming either.

The only reason they've lost a half-mark is because they take 40 minutes in an oven at 200 degrees to get to this state of utter deliciousness. I was going to have one the other day, but when I looked at how long they took to cook, they went back in the freezer. I was imaging something small and dainty that would take 10 minutes to cook. These, on the other hand, are big and tasty. If you're willing to wait, I'd strongly recommend them. 

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