Review: Hovis Crumpets – Waitrose – 2 Meals!

Today I am posting about a product that I am very passionate about. Not only is the product versatile enough to use in a number of different meal combinations, but is actually low in fat and healthy – packing a great texture. They are great alternative to your usual supermarket branded crumpets.

Compared to your regular supermarket branded crumpets these are fluffy and full of great texture. They toast beautifully and soak up butter and ingredients.

At the time of writing this article it was £1.05 for a 6 pack, which gets you roughly three meals (if you can stick to just eating two!). You certainly get what you pay for, the difference in quality is night and day. The texture of the Hovis Crumpets are bouncy and firm and are fresh and fibrous. There’s no filler or rubbish inside just wholesome and filling, ideal for breakfast or as a snack. They have a sour dough taste to them. When matched with other sweet or savoury ingredients these really are a versatile product with lots of potential.

I have taken some photos of the crumpets I made below:

 

The nutritional information (taken from the Waitrose website and packaging) is below:

This pack contains 6 crumpets, *Reference intake (RI) of an average adult (8400kJ / 2000 kcal)

Typical valuesPer 100g
Energy777kJ
183kcal
Fat0.6g
of which saturates0.1g
Carbohydrate37.0g
of which sugars1.8g
Fibre2.4g
Protein6.2g
Salt1.18g

Sweet Varieties

 

I managed to make two different variations to test the crumpets using 4 crumpets; ‘Lemon Curd Crumpets’ and traditional ‘Robinson’s Golden Shred Marmalade Crumpets’

 

The ingredients required for this dish were as follows:

  1. Hovis Crumpets
  2. Flora Buttery (or any spreadable butter alternative)
  3. Robinson’s Golden Shred Marmalade or Lemon Curd (for this example I used ASDA Extra Special.

For the best results toast on a medium setting on your toaster or under the grill for 3 to 4 minutes.

 

 

There are savoury alternatives, namely butter crumpets with Cottage Cheese or you could even add this to a ploughman’s lunch with cheese on the side of the plate.

I hope this gives you inspiration to try these crumpets yourself. They really are the star of the show!

If you have any comments or suggestions, please post them below.

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