Review of Tesco’s Value Garlic Baguette

Now I am bit partial to garlic bread and make my own as it can be quiet difficult to find ready made garlic bread that is dairy free. So when someone at work suggested that I look at supermarket own brand value bread as these can be dairy free I thought I should take a look. So when I popped in Tesco’s I checked their value garlic bread in the chilled cabinet and sure enough I could have it. After emitting out a little excited yelp I placed it into my shopping basket to give it a try.
I liked the packaging as it is simple like the rest of their value range, with a hint of green noted. You can clearly see the bread inside which I have to say looked very tempting. Onto the ingredients list, wheat is highlighted and there is no may contain warning. It is also labelled as being suitable for a vegan diet, although I personally think that this is not that obvious.
On opening the packet I was immediately hit by a pleasant aroma of garlic with a hint of mixed herbs. This did not change on my famous close up sniff test. I placed the baguette in the oven and cooked the dough it as instructed. Once cooked the aroma of the garlic to intensify slightly and seemed to mask the smell of the mixed herbs. I tore the baguette into a couple of sections and undertook my close up sniff test. At this point I was able to smell a faint undertone of the mixed herbs intermingled with the garlic.
I couldn’t wait to dive into this baguette. It looked nice and crunchy to the outside and light and fluffy inside. On biting into the baguette it was indeed crunchy on the outside (but not too much) and had a lighter fluffy texture inside followed by the slight moistness from the margarine. The texture was perfect, it must have been the way I cooked it. Onto the flavour this the garlic element was definitely the prominent flavour but it was a subtle flavour and wasn’t’ too strong. This was intermingled with a hint of mixed herbs.
So would I recommend this value garlic baguette? Yes I certainly would. I was surprised by its textures and its flavour. They were both spot on. I will no doubt be having many more of these baguettes in the future. So if you follow a dairy free and or vegan diet give this garlic baguette a try I’m sure that you will be pleasantly surprised. So thank you Tesco’s for producing a delicious garlic baguette that I can enjoy.


  1. January 19, 2017 / 9:05 pm

    Thanks for this – and thanks for your blog. As someone new to dairy-free, I’m keen to discover foods that suit this diet. I’ll be adding this baguette to my shopping list for sure!

    • January 20, 2017 / 7:06 am

      Hi Hannah thank you for your kind comments no comments. I hope that you enjoy this baguette. Good luck with your dairy free journey, Chloe.

    • January 22, 2017 / 8:32 pm

      Hi Bron it sure was a great find which I am sure I will be enjoying more if in the future, Chloe

  2. January 23, 2017 / 5:34 pm

    This post singlehandedly convinced me to head out for a very early lunch ;). This looks and sounds AMAZING! If only we had this shop in the States. But I’m glad you can get good ready-made garlic bread!


    • January 23, 2017 / 6:24 pm

      Hi Kirsty, I hope you find it and enjoy it. Thanks for stopping by, Chloe.

    • January 24, 2017 / 6:37 am

      Hi, thank you for taking the time to read my latest food review. It is indeed great that I found some garlic bread that I can have especially as it’s delicious, Chloe.

  3. January 30, 2017 / 4:40 pm

    Thanks for this. I never thought I could enjoy reading a garlic baguette review this much, your writing is very enjoyable. I’m a big fan of bread in general, but love garlic baguettes, love the crunch on the outside and the moist, soft and garlicky inside. Your review made me want to try the Tesco value one, which I admit I have never had before.

    Maya |

    • January 30, 2017 / 7:03 pm

      Hi May, thank you do much for your kind comments. I hope you find this value baguette to try and enjoy it as much as I did, Chloe.

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