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Diet & slimming: Tried & tasted: The fresh custard calorie counter.

Byline: by Katie O'Brien

Asda Good For You

98p for 500g

Per 1/4 pot:

Fat: 3.25g, cals: 89

This is brilliant value for money and great for slimmers, especially as it's made with fresh cream. A thick, yellow custard that's great hot or cold and is delicious just on its own.89 calsWaitrose Perfectly Balanced Vanilla Custard, pounds 1.59 for 500g

Per 1/4 pot - fat: 2.6g, cals: 115

A little runny for custard but does have a yummy flavour thanks to the vanilla seeds. Again this version has cream and is still good on the calorie counter and quite low in fat.115 calsTesco Fresh Custard

pounds 1 for 500g

Per 1/4 pot - fat: 5.8g, cals: 143

A thick, rich yellow with a strong vanilla flavour but quite sweet. The sugar and 14 per cent cream adds up to quite a few cals. A winter treat.143 calsMorrisons Custard

99p for 500g

Per 1/4 pot

Fat: 7.5g

Calories: 154

High in fat and calories, but then it is 15 per cent fresh cream. Smooth and velvety - have it on stewed fruit to make it healthier.154 calsMarks & Spencer Custard, pounds 1.09 for 500g

Per 1/4 pot

Fat: 5.3g

Calories: 155

A lovely smooth texture and just the right thickness. The fresh cream gives a rich taste but it's not too sweet. Perfect with a mince pie or Xmas pudding.155 cals
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Publication:Sunday Mirror (London, England)
Date:Dec 4, 2005
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