By Veggie Tom
I’ve tasted Tesco Savoury Halloumi… should you put a pack in the trolley or leave it on the shelf?
The blurb reads: The classic Cypriot cheese. Enjoy fresh, grilled, fried or barbecued.
OK: Halloumi is the veggie-friendly food that meat eaters love too. Salty and rubbery straight out of the pack, it becomes turned chewy, gooey and extremely moreish when cooked, ideally on a barbecue. But is Tesco’s ‘savoury’ version with a touch of mint better than the rest?
The tasting note: Uncooked, this is a touch less rubbery than the norm, and its tight texture makes it less liable to split in half, as Halloumi often does. Once cooked, it definitely delivers. But can you detect the mint? Barely.
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Added ingredient: Mint
Can you eat it? Fine for veggies, but not for vegans or others avoiding milk. It’s also not guaranteed nut free (although it contains no nuts).
Should you put it in the trolley? Eaten cold, it’s less rubbery than most. Once cooked, it’s as delicious as any other – though you’ll hardly taste the mint.
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