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      18.09.2010 03:03
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      Tasty fruits that are not too seedy!

      My flatmate often purchases these summer fruits from Tescos. They come frozen and cost about £1.97 a carton.

      She purchases them not only to makes juices and smoothies from but also she makes puddings and desserts using them and our favourite is her summer fruit pudding, and these are perfect for that! (Most of the time I do love sharing a flat lol).

      The Packaging:

      The fruit mix comes in a square and rather deep plastic container with a see through pull off plastic lid. Over that there is a cardboard sleeve which is orange in colour and there is a photograph of the fruits on there and I am told that it is Tesco Summer Fruits 'A selection of blackberries, raspberries, blackcurrant's and redcurrant's. Ideal for baking, adding to smoothies or delicious eaten on their own' and I am told that they are suitable for Vegetarians, are high in vitamin c, there is an at a glance nutritional chart on there, the weight is stated (which is 500g), the best before date is clearly stamped on and we are told that an 80g serving counts as 1 a day. On the back of the sleeve other information listed includes ingredients, a full nutritional chart is shown, there is a recipe suggestion given, storage details are listed (these are freezable by the way) and contact details for Tescos are given.

      The Berries:

      All these are, are Blackberries, Blackcurrant's, Raspberries and Redcurrant's. As they are purchased from frozen when you wish to use them you do have to let them defrost for at least 2 and half hours at room temperature or for 12 hours in the refrigerator.

      Nothing else is added to these berries (no other ingredients) and you do get a generous portion of bright and delicious coloured berries apart from the raspberries which there really isn't very many of at all.

      The only problem with these for me is the amount of juice they have when defrosted. I meant the amount of juice given is ok if using them with icecream, cream or blending them to juice or smoothies but when adding them to puddings and desserts you really do need to drain them well or its a very soggy mix indeed and you can tell that they have been frozen at some point.

      However these berries are nice, taste fresh and are handy to store in the freezer. They are slightly tart as they are natural flavoured so you are free to use them as you desire.

      We have tried many different stores offerings of this type of mix and we have decided now that although we get the majority of our shopping in Asda we always nip to Tescos to get these as they are great quality and a nice blend of coloured and flavoured fruits! However if you don't like slightly soggy fruit...avoid them, as they are that!

      Nutritional Information Per 80g Serving:

      Calories: 21
      Sugar: 4.3g
      Fat: 0.1g
      Saturates: 0g
      Salt: Trace

      Only available in Tesco stores.

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        12.04.2010 15:27
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        A great product would recommend.

        When I used to shop at Tesco's these were always part of the weekly shop. I now buy the sainsburys version but only as that's where I shop, the Tesco ones are actually better.

        There are a few different varieties of fruit that Tesco stock, but this is a good all rounder. It is found in the frozen section of the store, they come in 500g packs. There is an outer cardboard sleeve with all the usual information on and then the fruits are in a plastic container with a film lid inside. I think they cost about £2.00 but they are on offer quite a lot, especially in the summer.

        This particular product consists of Blackberries, Raspberries, blackcurrants and redcurrants.

        These packets are ideal for making smoothies or for use in cooking, but they tend to work a bit better if you defrost them before you use them. To make them into a smoothie I literally used to just blend them as they are with a banana and some orange juice, or you can add a bit of milk to make a really lovely fruity milkshake. I have also used them as a fruit base for crumbles, and you can literally just empty the defrosted berries into the dish, or add apples and other fruit.

        The fruit in these cartons I have always found to be great quality, and I have never found stalks or any other unwanted extras in there. The fruit all tastes great once it's defrosted. I don't think I would use these as a dessert on their own as when they are defrosted they can be a bit soggy, due to the water content from freezing, but for using in smoothies or crumbles they are perfect.

        A great way to keep fruit for smoothies or crumbles, but wouldn't really recommend eating on their own.

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        21.12.2009 14:16
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        A good quality item which can save you time & possibly money. Worth a look.

        This product is part of a range of frozen fruit that tesco sell. I'm a fan of them. They are great for cooking, baking or putting into smoothies. I prefer using these to tinned for cooking as I think they are always a bit firmer than tinned fruits & I personally always find fresh fruit very expensive & wonder just how fresh it is anyway!

        This is the Summer Fruits Pack. It contains 500 grams of frozen fruit mainly from the Summer Season including Strawberry, Raspberry, Blackberry, Blueberry, Red Currant & Black Currant. The tub of fruit tends to be around £2.00 full price but they regularly have offers on these items & sometimes the price will go down as low as £1.00.

        I think that the fruit inside is also good quality. I have never bought a box of this fruit & been dissapointed with the produce inside such as some of the berries being a bit scabby. Another plus point over fresh fruit (especially the pre packed supermarker variety). They have always tasted very nice too (although I have always cooked them in something & neve eaten them alone). They have also been prepared slightly, for instance the Strawberries have been hulled.

        I would recommend this item to anyone who like cooking with fruit & is looking for an easier (and potentially cheaper) alternative to fresh or tinned fruit. I don't think that you will be dissapointed with it.

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        22.06.2009 13:58
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        Excellent buy

        During another fad diet I was trying I decided to try fruit smooties. I am not a fan of fresh fruit, and even the stuff I do like usually goes out of date before I have had time to eat it. I tried a few ready made smootie packs which were quite nice but fairly costly, and not a great deal in them. Then I noticed Tesco Frozen Summer Fruits - they were on offer at the time (iusually cost approx 1.50 per tub) so I bought 2. The tubs contain a beutiful, colourful selection of frozen blackberries, rasberries, cranberries and other assorted summer berries. I know make this as a regular breakfast or refreshing smoothie, blending (from frozen if your blender allows you to) with a berry based fresh fruit juice i.e. cranberry or blackberry juice. Because I belnd from frozen the smootie is left icy cool and you can add more or less fruit/juice depending on the consistency you desire. My only down sideis that I am not a fan of pips and you are left with quite a few in the bottom. I also use them in summer fruit based puddings and once defrosted, scattered over ice cream to fancy up my dessrts when family are dining!

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          09.06.2009 13:44
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          Great tasting and great for freezing!

          Tesco summer fruits are a great buy in my opinion, these fruits have a short time in season and buying them like this means you can freeze them and have them around whenever you want them.

          This selection of fruits from Tesco contains all the summer berries you would expect and is great for using as topping on homemade cheesecakes or pavlova`s, for making fruit pies or simply chuck them in a bowl and pour on the double cream for a delicious summer snack.

          However you enjoy these fruits one thing is for sure you will enjoy them. These fruits are always in perfect condition and very juicy indeed, my only real problem with the purchase of these is there always seems to be a lack of raspberries in the packets, not sure why that would be but it is fact.

          If you love your fruits then you will love this summer fruit selection from Tesco, I think the correct price for this is around the £1.49 mark but they are almost always on offer at a pound per box which for me is great value!

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            26.05.2009 15:20
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            Good for those smoothie and pavlova moments

            This product is great for buying, stuffing it into the freezer and then waiting for the perfect moment that you need summer fruits. Those moments arn't that many for most folks - the unexpected pavlova, a gormet fruit compote etc - but they are there. The season for these fruits is quite short - so having a convenience version is undeniably useful.
            One of the main ways this product has been used in my house is for smoothie making; they are perfect for slinging into the blender with (soya) milk and other fruit, making a ridiculously easy but deliciously healthy beverage.
            In terms of fruit selection, I would prefer there to be more raspberries - but that might be because I'm a bit of a raspberry addict. Otherwise, it's a pleasing mixture.
            Another downside might be the robust packaging; there's a lot of plastic and card that comes with this product however, it does survive well in the freezer.

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            21.12.2008 16:30
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            great all round product

            I noticed the Tesco Frozen Summer Fruits, when they were on special with another pack of frozen fruit. So as they were on the promotion i thought i would try them not too sure of what other than defrosting them and having with cream or ice cream which was pretty tasty any way. After having a thumb through a couple of recipes books and magazines i dicides to try and use them as i wouls with fresh or possible dried fruit and they worked a dream as follows. Using a large container of value natural yoghut with some sweetner added i put a large and full in and made a low calories fruit yoghut that is great as a dessert or in a pack lunch them i tried adding them to a muffine mixture still frozen again they were great, the fruit was juciy and not mushy so gave great results. now wht was once an impulse buy is always in the frezer for now.

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            27.08.2008 14:38
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            Fits into your freezer really easily.

            This is the essential smoothie accessorie of the summer.
            The picture is completley wrong on this site but it comes in a plastic box, with a plastic seal and a cardboad cover which has a picture of the fruit on it.

            Inside is frozen blackberries, rasberries, cranberries and other asorted colourful berries.
            It costs about 1.49 from Tescos and is the own brand.
            I use it for the main base of my smoothies. This is how I would use this product:

            *Let it defrost outside the freezer for about 1hour, until its still quite cold but not completely unfrozen.
            *Remove all packaging, and tip the berries into your smoothie maker.
            *Use the ice function or fast spin to mash up the berries.
            *Add up to half the jug on your smoothie maker full up with orange juice.
            *Then blend it all, dont forget to put the lid on!
            *Finally pour out and you dont even need any ice as the berries are still cold.

            On the box it recommends that you defrost for 2 hours, but I find that smoothies made from this product dont taste nice unless they are really cold.

            Its a great way to keep healthy without worrying that the fruit will go off before you have time to make it.
            You can also get versions with just the blackberries but I find that the mixed summer fruits have lots of different textures and flavours.

            Theres quite a high sugar content, as its all fruit, but its not got any other ingredients in other than the fruit so its still quite good for you.
            The taste is quite sugary but also a bit tangy, this is where the orange juice helps to reduce the bitter tastes that you sometimes get in berries.

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