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Waitrose Heston Earl Grey Tea Stollen

A rich brioche dough containing traditional Stollen ingredients – vine fruits and marzipan – but enhanced with an Earl Grey tea infusion, an extra indulgent layer of Heston’s rich mincemeat with added ingredients of lemon curd, rose water and apple puree, soaked in brandy butter and finished with a dusting of tangerine-flavoured sugar.
Energy – 207kcal per portion.

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MAGNUM P.I.G.

Smells wonderful and most definitely looks the part, first bite is met with a slightly dry tasting fruity current bun, I won’t use the word stale but….

The filling is placed in the middle and then wrapped around, so you could if you wanted dissect it completely, the fruit is lovely although the lump of marzipan is not doing it for me.

With a combined bite it’s OK and that about sums it up, it’s just OK.

The after-taste is unusual, it’s better than Heston’s mince “Lemon Meringue” pie but it’s not making me want to go back for seconds.

RASHER

Look;
A nice looking loaf that fills the box it came in.

Feel;
It feels good, however upon cutting three slices off it felt a little dry when cutting.

Fragrance;
Not a strong bouquet as it has a subtle fragrance.

Taste;
Again a disappointment, as it tasted like a plain fruit loaf more than Stollen.  It only tasted more like Stollen when you arrive at the lump of marzipan in the middle.

PORK SCRATCHING

(Piglet is ill.)

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VERDICT

MAGNUM P.I.G.

May be better with alcohol, I suggest dunking it into a warm Mulled Wine.

RASHER

Not a Stollen I would recommend, but as a fruit loaf it tasted palatable.

PORK SCRATCHING

(Piglet is ill.)

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