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Taste test: Puff Pastry

Keep it in your freezer and you’ll be ready to create delicious dishes in minutes. We tested six brands; these came out tops

FIRST PLACE

 

 

 

Woolworths Ready Rolled Puff Pastry (R14,95) was a golden colour when it came out of the oven. Tasters enjoyed its rich, buttery flavour and soft, flaky texture.

 

 

BEST FLAVOUR

 

 

Pastry Pride Puff Pastry (R9,99, Checkers) was slightly thicker, with a good flavour. Tasters said it had a rich, golden colour and a flaky, crispy texture after baking.

 

 

LIGHT DELIGHT

 

 

Tasters enjoyed the light mouthfeel of Today Original Puff Pastry (R11,99, Pick n Pay). It was flaky and crispy, with a great flavour.

 

 

Also tested:

 

 

PnP Puff Pastry

 

 

Tasters said it had a good dark brown colour after baking and a nice thick texture.

Price: R10,49, Pick n Pay

 

 

PennyWise Puff Pastry

 

 

Tasters enjoyed its flaky, crisp texture, and said it had an appetising golden colour after baking, with good layers of pastry.

Price: R11,79, Pick n Pay

 

 

AliBaBa Puff Pastry

 

 

This puff pastry had a good flavour and a wonderful rich, golden colour. It was slightly thicker than the other puff-pastry brands.

Price: R9,99, Checkers

 

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