Wednesday 17 January 2018

Shopping Around: Quiche Lorraine

Shortcrust pastry, some bacon and plenty of egg and cheese; this week we tasted Quiche Lorraine. Only one of the five tasted, from Dunnes, is produced in Ireland. We scored on taste, nutritional values, ingredients and price.

Aldi Kelly's Quiche , 400g

Price: €1.89 (€4.73 / Kg)

Verdict: Joint cheapest along with Lidl's quiche, you could really taste the smoked bacon flavour in this one and it was nice. The sugar and salt content are both lowest of the five (1.7g and 0.66g per 100g respectively).

It contains 16pc smoked bacon and 10pc mature cheddar cheese.

Score: 7.5 / 10

Lidl Coquette Quiche , 400g

Price: €1.89 (€4.73 / Kg)

Verdict: Joint cheapest, this one contains 16pc smoked bacon and 14pc mature cheddar cheese. It tasted quite bacony, so if you like bacon that'll go down well. Sugar content was second lowest at 1g per 100g but salt content was joint highest at 1g per 100g.

Score: 7 / 10

SuperValu Quiche, 400g

Price: €2.19 (€5.48 / Kg)

Verdict: Containing 13pc smoked ham and 10pc cheddar cheese, in this one the cheese flavour came to the fore, so if you like cheese, this may be the one for you, as it was tasty. Salt content is joint-second lowest (0.7g per 100g) but sugar content is second highest at 2.29g per 100g

Score: 7 / 10

Dunnes Quiche, 400g

Price: €1.99 (€4.98 / Kg)

Verdict: This one is second cheapest, contains 15pc smoked ham and 9pc mature cheddar cheese and was cheesy to taste. However, the salt content is joint highest (1g per 100g) and the sugar content highest at 3.1g per 100g.

Score: 6 / 10

Tesco Quiche , 400g

Price: €2.59 (€6.48 / Kg)

Verdict: This was dearest, but it has a nice smoky flavour. It contains 14pc smoked reformed bacon (we're not crazy about reformed anything) and 6pc cheddar cheese with soft cheese too. Nutritional values were OK, though, with sugar content middling (2g per 100g), and salt content was joint-second lowest (0.7g per 100g)

Score: 5.5 / 10

Irish Independent

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