If you haven’t seen the Tesco Rhubarb and Custard Creams where have you been? These sneaked on the shelves with no warning, but give a glimpse of summer flavours to come.
My mum is a self proclaimed Custard Cream Queen. What gives her this title? She eats an abundance every week and has pretty much worked her way around the Custard Cream scene in search of the tip top cream. Which FYI she has voted Tesco as the top dog here.
It was a priority mission that these were obtained asap and we picked these up a few weeks ago from a bigger Tesco for 40p. Unfortunately they aren’t available in all Tesco stores yet but imagine they will be soon.
There is no difference aside from the flavour. Same shape, print, thickness in cream, the difference on looks being the marshmallow pink cream hue.
Tesco Rhubarb and Custard Creams per 1 biscuit: 65 kcal, 1.6g sat fat, 4.1g sugar, 0.7g protein
Giving them a sniff I expected more of a rhubarb aroma but it was actually a little off-putting. Although not pungent it had an air of a chemical twang, you know more on the artificial side of things. Taste wise the biscuit was short and crisp, and the thickness of the inner cream was standard. There was a little hint of rhubarb but nothing to write home about. The overall feeling was these were sweeter than the standard Custard Creams and what rhubarb flavour was there was artificial.
These Tesco Rhubarb and Custard Creams are on the weak side, and lack the fruity tangy flavour promised. There was an opportunity here for something beautiful, especially given it is a fantastic pairing of flavours. If they had a rhubarb hit, which it was crying out for, then these would have been a hit. For now it’s the classic ones we will be sticking with.
What are your thoughts ?
Nibbles ‘n’ Scribbles x
Tried them yesterday. Nowhere in ingredients is there rhubarb mentioned. That’s probably why they don’t taste of…rhubarb! In fact there is hardly any taste at all, not even of the blackcurrant,apple or Radish concentrate.