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Last updated: 06 December 2019


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We blind taste test and review 19 supermarket custards from brands including Pauls, Farmhouse Gold, Foster Clark’s and more, to find out which one to dish up with dessert.

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We tested 19 custard products that are available nationally in major supermarket chains. The 13 vanilla flavoured and 6 'festive' booze flavoured (brandy, rum, Bailey’s Irish Cream) products were tested separately. Price is based on cartons 1kg or closest bought in Sydney stores (not on special) in November/December 2019.


Our experts tasted the custard samples 'blind' (without knowing the brands) in a randomised order, which was different for each expert.


Experts independently judged all custard products, scoring each sample for flavour and aroma, texture and appearance. The CHOICE score is made up of taste 90% (50% flavour and aroma, 30% texture and body and 20% appearance and presentation) and nutrition 10% (based on the Health Star Rating, calculated from the details in the nutrition information panel and converted to a percentage). We recommend products with a CHOICE score of 80% or more.

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List of brands we tested in this review.


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    We tested vanilla and 'festive' (boozy) flavoured custards.


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      We used a Bostwick Consistometer to measure the viscosity of the custards on test, and classified them in three categories: 'drench' (runniest), 'drizzle' or 'dollop' (thickest).


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        We included both chilled and long life type custards.

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