Awful piece of meat
Absolutely dreadful. It was as tough as old boots.
Heaven on a plate. Best pork joint for decades.
Bought this age-cured crackling Pork loin joint (900g) for Christmas Day meal. The foil tray saved using a roasting tin. Followed the instructions to the letter.. The meat was perfect, easy to slice, served 4 generously, the layer of fat under the crackling, chopped up for the wild birds - everyone happy.
I bought 2 as on offer last year. Froze one and cooked one. Bitterly disappointing. There was so much inedible fat. At least half fat to meat. The one I froze was almost exactly the same. I took photos to complain but was unable to upload on complaints. Looks good on packaging. However beware not a good buy.
Wish I'd read the reviews
This was just dreadful. It was carefully cooked, according to instructions. The crackling was non-existent, just a soggy fatty mess. The meat must have come from an old boar: it was dry and chewy, with no flavour. This is not the only poor quality meat I have bought recently from Tesco. In future, I will visit my local butcher.
Dad's 95th birthday yesterday. I am not convinced that this was pork loin. It was a Clubcard offer, so I bought two. The first was pretty much inedible for Dad with false teeth. For me it was tasteless and tough. We threw it in the bin, and ordered in from elsewhere. I will donate the second one, currently in the freezer, to a charity kitchen.
The meat was tough, there was a lot of fat, and the crackling was hard to chew. This is my experience with two samples of the product.
Pork was OK and tasted fine using recommended cooking time. Crackling was awful, even after extra cooking, more heat, grilling. I guess by looking at the reviews I was wasting my time, it won't ever be crackling but old leather. Why are tesco still selling this awful product after all the bad bad bad reviews?
Awful,didn't smell of pork,no taste,dry as an old
Awful,didn't smell of pork,no taste,dry as an old towel,never again
Crackling turns rubbery
The crackling on this does not turn into crackling but rubbery. I've never had a problem with crackling on any other joints plus this tastes more like a pork chop than a pork joint. Wouldn't never but it again only bought it this time as I couldn't find a small joint
Tasty and tender, crunchy crackling
Yes, dinner with roast potatoes sprouts chard apple sauce and gravy. Tender and delicious