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Shopping Around: Fruit scones

This week we tasted fruit scones. We opted for the 'fresh from the bakery' variety, sold individually rather than in a pack off the shelf. This way of course, you've no idea what the ingredients or nutritional values are, but suffice to say they're not necessarily for those watching the calories. No weights are given either but they were all of a similar size. We scored on taste primarily and then price.

SuperValu Fruit Scone


Verdict: This was the second dearest, but was also our favourite on taste. It had a good crunchy crust outside and tasted most 'home made' to our palates.

Score: 8 / 10

Aldi Fruit Scone


Verdict: This was joint cheapest along with Lidl's in-store bakery scone and a great price. It had a soft crust, was bready and sweet and tasted very nice.

Score: 8 / 10

Superquinn Fruit scone


Verdict: Middling on price, this one also has a soft crust and was sweet and lovely, and we felt not dissimilar to Aldi's bakery scone on taste.

Score: 7.5 / 10

Lidl Fruit Scone


Verdict: This was joint cheapest with Aldi's scone, so a great price. It had a hard crust and is soft and bready inside. We didn't like the taste as much, though, as we thought it too bready and not as 'home made' in taste.

Score: 6.5 / 10

Tesco Fruit scone


Verdict: We thought this was similar to Lidl's on taste; soft and bready but with a soft crust. Not our favourite to taste.

Score: 6 / 10

EuroSpar Fruit scone


Verdict: Well this was the dearest but added to that it was our least favourite on taste. It had a nice crust but the inside was too springy for us.

Score: 5 / 10

Irish Independent