Sunday, April 22, 2012

The Ultimate Custard Square Hunt - Asda Reading, United Kingdom

So it's been a pretty long time since I've posted a custard square review - I just haven't encountered many new ones lately, sorry! But my friend Belinda has come to the rescue of the custard square with her review from afar.

Today we bought a box of four bakery treats at Asda. One of the treats was a custard slice. I thought it would be wrong not to do a review for Mrs. Cake!

The icing was lovely, sweet and not sickly, no coconut but it didn't matter, and as this is England, I didn't set my hopes too high anyway! The custard filling was so delicious, it had an almost caramelized vanilla flavour, if that is possible! The pastry was perfectly acceptable, broke easily enough when bitten or cut and wasn't chewy.

I'm actually going to award it a surprising 9/10.

(the scone, chocolate ├ęclair and cream doughnut were yummy too)

Asda Tilehurst is located at Honey End Lane, Tilehurst, Reading, RG30 4EL, Berkshire, UK.


  1. I didn't know that custard slices had coconut (Maybe this is because I usually canon teat them as they may have gelatin...), do the usually have coconut in NZ? I remember them for when I was living in London, no coconut there for sure, but often lots of vanilla essence.

    Have a good trip


  2. Alessandra, they usually do have coconut here. Have you tried the Denheath ones? I'm pretty sure they are not made with gelatin - very decadent and delicious!

  3. I'd be happy with a box a slices from Asda


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