Product Review: Waitrose Succulent Scotch egg

Waitrose succulent Scotch egg

Waitrose Succulent Scotch Egg

When you’ve just had a crappy train journey to London (no tea or coffee what?!)  not to mention the lack of air con. I needed some comfort food and cheering up. (I know I can think of lots of other things to cheer me up 😉) I’m a big fan of Scotch Eggs, and of Waitrose so when I saw “Waitrose Succulent Scotch Egg” into my basket it jumped to sit next to the can of Pimms.


Waitrose succulent Scotch egg

As you can see, succulent…and so it proclaims on the  packaging.  The Waitrose website adds “Whole cooked free range egg encased in pork sausagemeat and coated in breadcrumbs. Made with pork from British pigs, outdoor bred then housed in airy barns.”. Now doesn’t that sound tasty?


Waitrose succulent Scotch egg

Well, what to say… bland and bland and did I say bland? .  When I think succulent I’m  thinking tasty, juicy … not grey and boring.  Over- boiled egg surrounded with what looked like a herby pork sausage but was tasteless and covered in OK breadcrumbs.

Waitrose succulent Scotch egg

It was all a tad dry and frankly a waste of calories, so in the bin it went.  No gooey egg, no flavoursome sausagemeat just dry and tasteless mush.  OK it’s £1.39, but really Waitrose, I expected better.


+ price

– bland

– development team need to look up the word succulent

– waste of calories





I am Emma and with my husband Mark write Foodie Explorers, which is a food and travel website.

I am a member of the Guild of Food Writers and British Guild of Travel Writers.

We have a wide range of judging experience covering products, hotels and have judged, for example, for Great Taste Awards and Scottish Baker of the Year.

Along the way Mark gained WSET Level 2 in Wine and I have WSET Level 2 in Spirits as well as picking up an award with The Scotsman Food and Drink Awards.    

Usually I can be found sleeping beside a cat.

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