How we do our taste tests
All of the scotch eggs were tasted blind, notes were taken and a winner was picked. This taste test was conducted by food editor Janine Ratcliffe and deputy editor Lulu Grimes.
Waitrose Succulent Scotch Egg (140g, £1.29)
A great scotch egg. They’ve somehow managed to keep the yolk a little soft, which makes the whole eating experience so much better. The sausage coating is juicy, nicely seasoned, and the breadcrumbs retain a bit of crunch. Closest to homemade of the batch we tried.
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M&S Breakfast Scotch Egg (twin pack 227g, £2)
Flecks of red in the sausage coating look like chilli, but strangely there’s no kick… a shame, because it led us to expect something. The sausage meat has a good texture, but could do with a bit more seasoning. The egg tastes fresh and has a nice, yellow yolk.
Tesco Finest Scotch Egg (twin pack 227g, £2)
The yolk is bright yellow and tastes fresh, but the sausage coating is quite dry and a little grey-looking. There’s a good hit of spice in the sausage mix which saves it, flavour-wise.
Lidl Castle Grove Scotch Egg (twin pack 227g, 67p)
The sausage coating and egg are both extremely pale, which gives this scotch egg a really sad appearance. Also the sausage is quite gristly and the overall product is really dry – not good at all!
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