Are you planning to make a pie? Opt for the best puff pastry and prepare delicious recipes thanks to the UFC Que Choisir selection.
A key ingredient of French cuisine, puff pastry is present in many recipes, both sweet and savory. Thanks to the UFC Que Choisir selection, discover the top 3 puff pastries to use, for tasty and homemade recipes.
Which puff pastry is at the top of this ranking?
To establish its prize list, the UFC Que Choisir team purchased 15 industrial pastes sold in supermarkets. They then proceeded to evaluate them according to the following criteria: nutritional value, ingredients, texture, flavor as well as their ease of use.
Among the brands studied by the consumer group, we find: Herta, Picard, Marie, Monique Ranou, Toque du Chef and Croustipate.
The results ? With a score of 13.4/20, the best puff pastry is that of Picard. According to UFC Que Choisir, the composition of this frozen product is comparable to that of a homemade product. In fact, the cold preserves the product and avoids the addition of preservatives in the recipe. If the paste rises to the top of the ranking, it is also for its taste and ease of use. The only disadvantage? Remember to take it out of the freezer at least 4.5 hours before use. No room for last minute recipes!
The product in question: 2 pre-rolled pure butter puff pastries, Picard (frozen), 9.20 euros per kilo.
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What can we learn from this study?
According to UFC Que Choisir, other industrial puff pastries are also of good quality. In second position in the ranking: the ultra flaky rolling dough from the Croustipate brand. It obtains a score of 12.1/20 and costs 8.63 euros per kilo.
The last of the top 3 is the pure butter puff pastry from Biocoop, with a score of 11.7/20. The cost of this organic paste is 11.96 euros per kilo.
What does UFC Que Choisir conclude? Nutritionally speaking, puff pastry remains a very fatty product and rich in sugars. The nutri-score of the different pastas varies between D and E. It is therefore recommended to eat dishes based on puff pastry occasionally.