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  • Writer's pictureDanny Joyce | Editor

How Do You Eat Yours? Tesco survey reveals how the Irish Public prefer to Savour their Scones

As a nation, we can likely all agree nothing beats the taste of a fresh, homemade Irish scone! New Tesco Finest Scones, produced by Milish Bakery and crafted with care in Ireland, have just launched in stores nationwide and online at Tesco.ie. To celebrate the arrival of these sumptuous homemade scones (RRP €1.50 each), Tesco Ireland has released new research* revealing how the Irish public like to eat one of our nation’s most delicious delicacies.

When it comes to choosing the perfect accompaniment, four in 10 people (41%) like to eat their scones with both butter and jam, followed by just butter (21%) and, surprisingly, only 13% of respondents like to indulge in all three of the usual top tier toppings – butter, jam and cream. Deciding on the perfect flavour of jam can also be a bone of contention in most Irish households, and the new survey revealed that over half of respondents (53%) reach for a classic strawberry jam when enjoying their scones, followed by raspberry (28%) and blackcurrant (5%).

For your next scone sampling session, Tesco has you covered with everything needed to help decipher how to eat yours. The new Tesco Finest Fruit Scones, Plain Scones and Multiberry Scones are made using the freshest and highest quality ingredients including fresh free range eggs, fresh Irish double cream, tangy buttermilk and creamy Irish butter, then delicately sweetened with demerara sugar.

The most difficult decision might be deciding which of the Tesco Finest Conserves (RRP €2.29 each), produced in Cork by Folláin, to try out first. Start by sampling the Blas na hÉireann 2022 award winners and 2023 finalists Tesco Finest Rhubarb & Madagascan Vanilla Conserve, Tesco Finest Blackcurrant Conserve and Tesco Finest Raspberry Conserve and see if any of these delicious flavours will knock strawberry off the top spot.


If you’re feeling indulgent like the aforementioned 13%, stick the kettle on and enjoy the full shebang by adding Tesco Irish Creamery Butter (RRP €1.85) and Tesco Whipped Cream (RRP €1.79).


*Research conducted by Bounce Insights, commissioned by Tesco Ireland between Thursday 7th September and Friday 8th September 2023. With 1025 adults surveyed.


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