We test supermarket mini rolls including Aldi and Lidl to see which tastes best

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What if you could have your cake and eat it? Well we are tasting the mini-rolls to find the best rolls.

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According to Finder Britain loves cake so much that over £1.3 billion is spent on it every year.

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Well we definitely heard when he said let him eat the cake…
We Tested All the Big Supermarket Mini Rolls So You Don't Have to

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We Tested All the Big Supermarket Mini Rolls So You Don’t Have to
Britons love cake so much that they spend millions on it every year

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Britons love cake so much that they spend millions on it every year

The telly classic, The Great British Bake Off also returned to our screens last week, and we are now two episodes deep into the series.

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The show has so far garnered the likes of bakers who love mini rolls across the country as the first episode showed how to make cake delights.

The popular cake snack is a supermarket staple—but who makes the best?

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We put seven supermarket mini roll packs, including Aldi’s, Lidl’s and Tesco’s, as well as the original Cadbury’s Classic to the test, to see which tasted best.

We rated each chocolate treat on a scale of one to 10 across categories on appearance, taste, and value for money.

Of course, what matters most is how well the naughty little treats taste, but we also offer our opinion on how the mini rolls look on the shelves, as well as how deep you’ll need to go in your pocket for the pack.

Here’s how each mini role fared.

cadburys

  • Price: £2.90, 10 pack
  • Total Score: 22/30

Our Verdict: Value for money: 5/10 Taste: 8/10 Appearance: 9/10

You can lower the price of the pack you pick up if you know where to look

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You can lower the price of the pack you pick up if you know where to look

The Cadbury was, of course, our favorite tasting mini roll, and any knockout of the supermarket would have a hard time trying to compete.

We really wanted to conquer a supermarket own brand – but nothing really compared to the original.

The cake was light and fluffy and the fresh cream flavor inside was nice.

Obviously the chocolate coating was also up to par as it met the same standard of quality for which the brand is known.

We certainly couldn’t give it a full 10/10 mark, as it’s reserved for home baking.

The only problem is that 10 packs of mini rolls are more expensive.

But you can be sure that you still get a pack at a bargain price.

we picked up a pack that was Originally £2.90 But with a Clubcard we can reduce this to just £1.90, saving £1.

Lidl

  • Price: 79p, 10 Pack
  • Total Score: 22/30

Our Verdict: Value for money: 9/10 Taste: 5/10 Appearance: 8/10

If You Don't Count Cadburys, Who Else Is, Lidl Is Technically Our Winner

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If You Don’t Count Cadburys, Who Else Is, Lidl Is Technically Our Winner

Overall, Lidl’s take on the Mini Roll managed to tie with Cadbury’s as both scored 22 out of a total of 30 given in our taste test.

While it wasn’t one of the best tasting out of the baked bunch, the value for money and form of the roll blew us away as much, hence one of the highest scores.

At only a 79p pack, each of the 10 mini rolls works out to about 8p, so you’ll definitely be able to fill up kid’s lunch box for the week on a tight budget.

If you’re after a quick chocolate fix, we’re sure you’re little one won’t mind the taste either, and they’ll love the fun Cadburys Purple Dupe packaging that each one comes in, too.

In our taste test they were a bit sweet and artificial tasting in the middle for us, but we’re sure that being “too sweet” is unlike any problem for any panel of kids.

Aldi – 79p

  • Price: 79p, 10 Pack
  • Total Score: 21/30

Our Verdict: Value for money: 9/10 Taste: 4/10 Appearance: 8/10

That font definitely looks familiar Aldi, I wonder what Colin and the Keck Council have to say about this...

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That font definitely looks familiar Aldi, I wonder what Colin and the Keck Council have to say about this…

We didn’t really enjoy Aldi’s Take On mini roll In terms of flavor, meaning the pack only scored four out of 10 for flavor.

The supermarket however was one of the cheapest to offer the lunchbox snack.

You get 10 in a pack of 79p which works out to about 8p per mini roll, which is great value for money.

In terms of looks, Aldi has once again potentially pushed the envelope on design.

The bubble font found on the packaging is arguably similar to the Cadburys design, but that’s why we like it, and it’s definitely striking on supermarket shelves plus you know exactly what you’re buying.

So the two factors together were the saving grace of Aldi’s very artificial flavor filling combined with the dry-like sponge inside.

You can’t even shop online at Aldi, but you can browse through groceries before you head out, check out Aldi’s store locator tool Even before you leave.

Tesco

  • Price: £1.30, 10 pack
  • Total Score: 21/30

Our Verdict: Value for money: 6/10 Taste: 7/10 Appearance: 8/10

In the supermarket, Tesco is the most beloved, and you can't even use a Clubcard to lose it

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In the supermarket, Tesco is the most beloved, and you can’t even use a Clubcard to lose it

Tesco’s Take On mini roll It was very cheap so we gave it a six for money.

But if you have extra money, and supermarkets are your choice, for an extra 50p you can opt for our favorite Cadbury’s version.

If you definitely have a Clubcard, that little virtual scanner or plastic card you might have in your wallet could be a lifesaver in reducing spending at Tesco by up to a third.

It’s also free to get, so the savings are a great bonus.

But the supermarket’s own authority on the mini roll with the magical abilities of the Tesco Clubcard can’t be overstated.

This means that unfortunately, the 10 pack is the most expensive of the cheap lots, without the ability to reduce it to offers and promotions.

Tesco also has a twist in terms of flavor, as the mini rolls are actually double chocolate, meaning they had both a chocolate outer coating and a chocolate flavored cream filling.

We love chocolate and this is arguably the best bit of the mini roll, giving the treat a big thumbs up in our taste test.

Sainsbury’s

  • Price: £1.20, 10 pack
  • Total Score: 20/30

Our Verdict: Value for money: 7/10 Taste: 6/10 Appearance: 7/10

Sainsbury's mini rolls were in the middle of the road for us

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Sainsbury’s mini rolls were in the middle of the road for us

Not the top scorer, but certainly not our least favorite, Sainsbury’s mini roll The road was a good contender across the board.

The cakes aren’t exactly on the cheap side, as they work out to a £1.20 pack of 10 for 12p per mini roll.

The packaging is still relatively attractive, so you’ll know exactly what you’re picking up in store.

These mini rolls tasted better than some of the other rolls but it still didn’t quite match the creamy velvety smooth taste of Cadbury’s.

If you already shop in Sainsbury’s, swapping out the supermarket dupe will definitely save you some money on the big brand names, and you won’t be overly disappointed in the taste, in our opinion.

Morrison

  • Price: £1.20, 10 pack
  • Total Score: 20/30

Our Verdict: Value for money: 7/10 Taste: 7/10 Appearance: 6/10

Wait, whose cake was it again?

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Wait, whose cake was it again?

Morrison scored very high in our mini roll Taste test too.

And we really liked the taste of them.

The only issue is that the packaging looks a bit naked for our liking, with the plain purple casing on the display showing no indication of what’s inside.

They are not as cheap as some of the other options but the pack is definitely cheaper than other contenders and bigger brands.

You get a lot of each mini roll for 12p in a 10 pack, which is still great for a tight budget.

asda

  • Price: £1, 10 pack
  • Total Score: 18/30

Our Verdict: Value for money: 8/10 Taste: 4/10 Appearance: 6/10

Sorry asda, someone had to come last

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Sorry asda, someone had to come last

Unfortunately Asda was one of our least favorites mini roll Manufacturer in taste test.

But it was on the cheap end.

At just £1 per pack, you can finally pick up a mini roll for 10p each.

But it didn’t quite make up for the flavor of Chocolate Bake and arguably the blue packaging was discontinued.

If you were scanning the shelves at Asda for a cheaper alternative to the Cadburys Mini Roll, you might have missed the pack entirely because it didn’t look anything like the other duplicate or copy it was trying to replicate. Is.

The cakes scored one of the lowest flavor scores based on our picks, similar to Aldi’s, we found them too artificial in the middle with an unexpected sponge to match.

They were great value for the money, but it just wasn’t enough to jump them up the list.

If you’re still after a chocolate fix, we tested the Magnum ice cream dupe earlier in the summer to see which supermarket knock-off can freeze the expensive competitor.

But with the cold weather now nothing creeps up on a cuppa and curling up on the couch with a warm dough crunch, fresh from the toaster and soaked in melted butter, which we apparently had to try for ourselves too.

You may be more of a fan of fast-food though, and if so we’ve also tried and tested supermarket chicken nuggets including Aldi’s and M&S’s to see which ones are the best.

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