I received a voucher from Tesco Orchard for £10 off their Finest Christmas pudding, which as they were on for half price got me two for free! One for us and one for foodbank.
The packaging was very attractive but I noticed some of the boxes were
damaged, so picked out boxes that weren't. When I got the puddings home
the cardboard package had buckled, because it couldn't support the
weight of the heavy puddings. Not a big deal, but I'd expect better from
the Tesco Finest Range.
We cooked the pudding in the microwave which took less than 10 minutes,
so that would be perfect after a hectic Christmas dinner! We served it
with custard, which went down a treat.
The pudding had an excellent texture and flavour. Both my husband and I
loved the addition of the nuts as it gave an extra crunch to the moist
pudding. The fruit was very juicy and flavorsome. I found the alcoholic
nature of the pudding a bit overwhelming, but my pudding loving husband
thought it was just spot on!
The pudding was very moreish, and we both wanted more than one slice!
I'm not sure I'd manage more than one slice after a big Christmas dinner
Overall I'd give the pudding a 4/5, because whilst it was tasty and easy
to prepare I'm not sure it's worth £10.
I'm not cooking Christmas dinner this year, but I think i may end up in charge of pudding! ;)
Do you make your own Christmas pudding or do you buy it?