Bought two packs as part of New Year's Eve meal. These are composed of some awful batter around very thinly sliced, rubbery calamari. We ate a piece each and literally binned the rest, it was so bad. Avoid!
very disappointing, couldn't eat them. I'll stick
very disappointing, couldn't eat them. I'll stick to my favourite 'king prawns in tempura'
Worst calamari I've had in ages. Could taste the batter but that was about it.
Pretty poor flavour and texture.
II really enjoy calamari and have eaten enough of them (fresh, frozen, battered, naked, stuffed etc) over the years to make a fair judgement, I think. These, like many frozen battered rings, have too much batter to calamari content so that batter dominates. I certainly couldn't taste any delicate calamari flavour at all, just the batter, which also seemed overly greasy. (cooked in an airfryer, which usually gives the best result for this kind of thing, so no added fat). A common complaint about squid is that it is rubbery. I can only presume that these have been subjected to some sort of tenderising agent. Well, it doesn't make them pleasantly tender like baby ones. They seem to have been reduced to a soft pappy texture that is rather like an onion ring but without any of the onion flavour. With virtually no calamari flavour and the pappy texture, I felt that you could serve mediocre batter rings and barely notice the difference. I don't think I would ever buy these again, even if they were on a 75% off.
My son loves calamari and he says this one is very nice. Not as good as fresh but still very tasty.
Could not be eaten!
Horrible Taste. Smelled vile after it was cooked, could not be eaten!
Terrible and Disappointing
Terrible. Thin pieces of squid inside thick coating of batter. Very disappointed, will not be ordering again.
Bring The Restaurant Experience Home.. Literally!
For someone that is a calamari connoisseur, Youngs Calamari Rings are everything. They are the right amount of batter to calamari, an issue I've had with other brands. They were super easy to make and didn't take long in the oven at all. I served them with garlicky mayo! Would definitely recommend for anyone that loves calamari, you'll understand.
Tastes delicious but now many calories is this? Tesco say its 250g packed and whole thing is 500 cals. But then says it's 250 cals for 100g, so which is it?
Excellent tempura style
Excellent tempura style