Lidl’s Eridanous Baklava Review

Lidl’s Eridanous Baklava’s cost only £3.99 and they are honestly not worth the price paid as they feel lower quality. Despite the positives I have listed in this review- there are many negatives too!

With a small bite, the baklava is extremely sweet and moist- unlike other baklava, there is no crispiness. I believe this is because they are marinated in syrup, so if you buy these- please open them immediately and put them into separate containers to keep whatever crispiness they had before sale. As stated before, there is way too much syrup inside of the package, making it too sticky- so wash your hands after eating them!

Lidl's Eridanous Baklava Review

The nuts help to create a creamy mouthfeel as you bite deeper into the baklava. They combine with the moist pastry as you eat the baklava, creating a mix of sensations. However, this is not to say that I did taste a slightly strange, unexplainable aftertaste when eating these. Despite the nice flavour, the texture of the pastry is quite cheap and thicker than you’d expect a filo pastry to be. Alongside this, the ingredients list ‘cloves’ but I could not taste any clove flavour in the baklava as well the cinnamon added – which I could also not taste.

Unfortunately though I do not really recommend these if you’re looking for baklava’s at Lidl and I recommend getting another set of them which are not drenched in syrup.

Rating: 2 out of 5.

Ingredients: Filo Pastry (Wheat Flour, Salt, Maize, Starch, Preservative: Potassium Sorbate), Sugar, Water, Glucose Syrup (Contains Sulphites), Palm Oil, 13% Walnuts, Breadcrumbs (Wheat Flour, Yeast, Salt), Flavourings, Cinnamon, Clove, Acid: Citric Acid; Preservative: Potassium Sorbate

Nutritional Information per 80g: 301 calories, 7.3g fat (of which saturates: 2.2g), 53.2g carbohydrates (of which sugars: 29.4g), 1.2g fibre, 4.9g protein, 0.54g salt


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JOSHUA OBARA NORWOOD