‘I ate three meals at the TikTok famous Bletchley Asda and left with serious regrets’ – Buckinghamshire Live

“I left feeling stuffed – but not in a good way”
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A huge supermarket in Buckinghamshire has become an unlikely social media star. Videos posted to TikTok about the Asda superstore in Milton Keynes have now accrued over a million views, with people claiming to have travelled for hours just to visit it.
Visited by customers coming as far afield as Liverpool, the Asda superstore in Bletchley is reportedly the biggest in the country. And after a refit last year, it’s now one of the most unique.
New features introduced last year has brought the Bletchley Asda new attention. Situated handily between the massive Ikea store and Stadium:MK – the home of MK Dons – shoppers can now grab a bite to eat in-store after roaming the massive aisles.
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But unlike the competition, it isn’t your standard supermarket cafe that has opened in Asda. Instead, you can expect a food court with a host of unusual chains, as well as a beauty salon and sports section courtesy of Decathlon.
On top of that, there is a range of fashion labels in the store’s clothing section. Until recently, a mini-brewery was also running here.
So clearly, there’s plenty to do – but it’s the food court that draws most of the interest. With a handful of outlets competing for customers, I set out to eat every meal of the day here. Could it be done? Definitely – although I’m not sure my diet will thank me.
I started off with breakfast at Leon, the “naturally fast food” store during a quiet start to the day. It’s the most important meal, apparently, so I was optimistic for my breakfast box.
I went for the vegetarian version, but there’s something here for meat eaters too. The Big Breakfast box offers bacon, sausages, two poached eggs, grilled halloumi beans and grilled beef tomato.
The veggie version isn’t much different, with a little more halloumi and shakshuka replacing the meat. Offering up plenty of protein, I was pretty pleased with this as an alternative to a homemade fry-up although my aversion to baked beans meant I had that taken out.
The squeaky halloumi was fried just right – easy to get wrong, that one – and the shakshuka was also a nice change from the norm. But it was also a little dry without the beans; perhaps others will have a better time than I with this.
As lunchtime rolled around, the food court became busier. Most notably, the Sbarro pizza stand was proving popular.
I pondered my next option, and I stumped for Greggs for lunch and left Sbarro until dinner time. A British lunchtime classic, Greggs, of course, needs no introduction.
It seems futile to report on Greggs – we all know the deal, and we all love it. But I will die on this hill defending the delectable vegan sausage roll against the likes of Piers Morgan.
Then it was time for the moment I’d been waiting for. I finally got to sample the taste of New York pizza without having to board a flight to the Big Apple.
At least, that was the idea. I’d be lying if I said I didn’t enjoy my cheese pizza and garlic breadsticks, as the side order was particularly tasty and a great accompaniment to the pizza slice.
But there was just a little something missing from the pizza. It was a huge portion – much bigger than I’d expected – and there was nothing fundamentally wrong with it; it just felt pretty unremarkable.
Still, it was better than most Domino’s I’d had and the crust had a perfect crunch to it. I’d thought about going for the cheese stromboli, and began to rue my decision.
With all the main meals wrapped up, I found myself still a little peckish. Luckily, a Bubbleology and Cinnabon remained waiting to be conquered.
I grabbed myself a banoffee pie-flavoured beverage from the bubble tea stand, which I’d never been brave enough to try before. Despite never – and I mean never – being a fan of tea, this drink was a different animal.
I had been dreading trying bubble tea but I was pleasantly surprised by how it tasted like a milkshake. I didn’t care much for the bubbles though and eventually, the taste of tea put me off.
Lastly, I snagged a Lotus Biscoff cinnamon roll from the stand next door. I couldn’t resist as my sweet tooth got the better of me, and although it was delicious, it proved to be the last straw and I was completely stuffed.
I don’t know if it was the sickly sweet dessert I’d ended with or the sheer amount of carbs I’d loaded upon my digestive system, but I left Asda feeling decidedly more sluggish than I entered. I then made the mistake of checking exactly how many calories I’d consumed, in the interest of public health – and my own.
The fact all of these things exist under one roof is great for convenience and range of choice, but I wouldn't recommend eating all of the food in one day. The total number of calories made me weep. At 2,642kcal, it’s safe to say I’d better pop over the road to Fitness First or Ninja Warrior sooner rather than later.
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