It occurred to me earlier that I haven't bashed Marks & Spencer in a while.. Partly due to not having bought anything since the disappointing Rhubarb & Custard Buns and the fact I felt I couldn't really post ANOTHER bad review - They were coming left, right and centre after all! With that in mind, its one from archives today with these now, not so new, NEW Lemon & Dorset Clotted Cream Scones.
As it was such a long time ago, I can't remember that exact price.. I do however know that I didn't buy 2 for £2.50.
2 all butter scones enriched with buttermilk, with dorset clotted cream and lemon zest
Firstly.. How can one trust something that looks like a piece of a Childs, plastic toy food? I was hesitant to say the least. Cutting the Scone in half didn't prove to be particularly reassuring as this thing was spongy - And by spongy, I don't mean the good kind of cake and the like.. I mean the dense kind that would assist you when washing your car! Due to this horrible texture, it was quite chewy and not the light and fluffy scone it should be. Taste wise, it was pretty nonexistent - I am uncertain of the purpose of the clotted cream as it didn't add anything in terms of flavour. The lemon aspect was equally as poor and from what I could taste, it certainly didn't strike me as being the zest listed in the ingredients.. It was more like a watered down lemon extract than the real deal! Rubbish.
Overall, these not so new, NEW Lemon & Dorset Clotted Cream Scones are.. Well, I have no words really apart from M&S have succeeded at letting me down once more. At least they are consistent I suppose - You can't knock them for that. Save you money Folks, make you own, don't make your own - Just please don't buy them. Its a 0 out of 5 today, from the ever so reserved and bashful, Snack Warrior.