The Asda (two stars out of five) scones were dry, floury, and meagre on fruit, though the dough had a pleasing enough taste.
The texture of the Sainsbury's (three stars) offering was better, if a little crumbly, and its taste was nicely buttery. The Waitrose (three stars) version held together well, but had a strange chemical aftertaste — a letdown, given its premium price.
By far the worst was the scone from Morrisons (one star), which had a hard and crusty shell and tasted noticeably of lard. At the other end of the spectrum, the Tesco (four stars) product was soft, moist and rich, with fresh-tasting fruit. Not bad for 74p.