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A Review of Signature Select Mini Quiche Snacks

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Fin currently lives in California's Central Valley. He enjoys writing food reviews.


What Exactly Is Quiche?

Quiche is a type of food that usually consists of egg, cheese, and some type of meat or vegetable that is mixed together and cooked in a pastry crust. In some ways, it's similar to a pie. To me, it almost seems like an omelet baked into a crust.

I don't mind eggs—in moderation. They are supposed to be good for you, in fact. And of course cheese and meat are great sources of protein, as well.

Of course, ultimately, it will be the crust that makes the difference. Doesn't everybody enjoy a thin flaky pastry crust?

Let's find out how good Safeway's Signature Select's Mini Quiches are. I will be reviewing:

  1. Signature Select Cheese and Bacon Mini Quiche
  2. Signature Select Florentine Mini Quiche

1. Cheese and Bacon Mini Quiche

My first impression of the cheese and bacon flavor:

These did not cook up like mini-pastries. I expected there to be a thin, crusty exterior that flaked off in papery sheets. Not so. Instead, the shell had a thicker, pie-like texture, which really wasn't that bad.

The bacon bits had a nice, smoky flavor, and there was a distinctly cheesy top. The main part of the filling, which is supposed to be egg, looked like cream cheese.

How do they taste overall?

Well, I don't think I'll buy them again, but I won't throw them out either. As my father would say, "not bad for a small town." I guess that would go for any major city, as well.

Snack or Meal?

In my opinion, these mini quiches would certainly not suffice for a meal. They would work as an appetizer or an in-between meal snack.

They would make great finger foods for a party or an office get-together for that matter.

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Read More From Delishably

Although quiche is known as a dish of classic French cuisine, historical records indicate that quiche actually originated in Germany in the middle ages in the medieval kingdom of Lothringen, which the French later occupied and renamed Lorraine. The word ‘quiche’ is from the German ‘Kuchen’, meaning cake.

— Importico's Bakery Cafe

2. Florentine Mini Quiche

The first thing I have to say about these is that they definitely have visual appeal. When you look at them, you can't help but notice the thick cords of spinach embedded in the filling.

When they come out of the oven, there is a thin veneer of brown that looks golden and delicious. When you take a bite, you can taste the cheese and the veggies—and they taste just right.

I didn't care for the pastry shell though, as I mentioned above. I would have liked a flakier crust.

Is It Healthy?

Spinach is high in vitamins and nutrients and is one of those leafy greens that is highly recommended by various nutrition experts.

As for bacon, you probably don't want to overindulge on it.

Overall, I'm not sure how healthy these quiches really are. Frozen foods, for the most part, have a high sodium content and lots of preservatives. So if you are health conscious, you might want to skip these.

Oven or Microwave?

I much prefer using the oven over the microwave—although it is more time-consuming and of course heats up your house. It uses more energy, too.

But you do get a nice crust. I imagine with the microwave the crust would become a bit soggy.

As you can see from the photo above, when you use the oven there is a nice brown crust and the sheen on the top looks especially delicious.

For a good snack, you might want to try these.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2022 Finn

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