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      06.12.2013 23:15
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      Acts and tastes like any flour

      I buy 'Tesco Every Day' alternatives quite often. I find their self raising flour is a good substitute for dear brands. It cost me 45p the other day for a 1.5 kg as opposed to over a pound for the others on the shelf.

      The bag has had the 'Every Day Value' facelift, now it's a beige bag with blue relevant baking items pictured on it- still easy to spot however. It states no artificial flavours or colours and 100g contains 331 calories, the same as the expensive brand. This is a wheat flour containing the raising agents calcium phosphate, sodium bicarbonate.

      I use flour for the usual- cake making, pastry making, scones, biscuits- although rarely, coating things and making pancake/ Yorkshire pudding batter. In fact I use self raising for everything even for the biscuits and pastry, they do rise but not as much as cake because of their ingredients.

      I have used different brands over the years so can fairly compare. Every Day Value acts like any other, tastes the same too. It's a soft, powdery finely ground white flour, that looks like flour! there's no grainy bits in it. The flour sieves okay when necessary but I rarely can be bothered I just use it straight out of the bag.

      My cakes come out risen and taste the same as different brands, as do the pancakes etc. I don't have a problem with it at all, and wouldn't hesitate to buy it again.

      It's just flour and I would recommend it so give it 5 Stars.

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      21.03.2012 16:31
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      Recommended.

      Tesco Value Self-Raising Flour is another staple that I keep in my kitchen cupboard. While it is not a branded flour, I have to say that I have found no difference between this and the branded flour products and so I would opt for this one every time. It comes in a packet containing 1.5 kg of the flour and so there is plenty there in the packet. The packaging is simple paper packaging and so there isn't a way to seal the packet like there is with some of the flour that comes in tubs and so this is a downside, but having said that it's perfectly easy to transfer it to a Tupperware pot. From an environmental perspective, the packaging is recyclable and so it can go into your recycling bin once empty. A packet of the Self-Raising Flour containing 1.5 kg cost me 44p from Tesco which I feel is a very good price.

      The flour is absolutely fine and the pastry is as good as the chef who uses it! As I said, there were no noticeable differences between using this flour and any other flour, and my cakes, scones and soufflés tend to rise just as well also.

      I can't really see any reason not to recommend this flour as it does what other flour does but at a fraction of the cost.

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      03.06.2010 15:36
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      Does the job at a bargain price

      I do quite a lot of cake making, including Birthday cakes and celebration cakes for friends and extended family and now only ever use Tesco Value flour.

      It comes packaged in a 1.5kg bag which is made of a strong thick paper. The packaging is blue and white and has the Tesco Value logo on the front.
      One side has all the nutritional information, 100g contains 325 calories and 1.2g of fat The other side of the packet has a handy recipe for a jam sponge sandwich, although I've never tried it so can't really comment on whether it's a good recipe.
      The product needs to be stored in cool dry conditions and is suitable for vegetarians. Once opened, the packet cannot be completely re-sealed, but as long as it is kept upright the top of the bag can be folded back down fairly securely.

      The flour itself is white and of a very fine powdery consistancy. It bakes as well as any other flour I've used and makes great sponges, scones and muffins.

      At the moment the 1.5kg bag is on sale for 42p, which is about half the price of the standard Tesco flour and even more of a bargain compared with the premium brands.

      This is a decent staple product at a very good price, so I would definitely recommend it.

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      01.06.2010 09:00
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      A great and cheap self rasing flour

      As I do a lot of cake making in my house for the hubby and boys I am always on the look out for a bargain. I found this flour well over a year ago now and decided to try it, I have never gone back to branded named one since.

      ~~PACKAGING~~

      The flour comes in a paper packet which is blue and white in colour. It has the Tesco value logo on the top corner and the product name in a blue rectangle across the bag. On the side of the packet you can find all of the relevant information about the flour.

      ~~USE AND RESULTS~~

      The flour can be used however you wish, for me it mainly goes in cakes or sprinkled on the work top for rolling out my pastry. All good recipes will give the required quantity of flour needed.

      Now I am not even going to try and say what this flour tastes like, as quite frankly it tastes of flour and there is no difference in taste from any of the named brands, to me flour is flour and the only difference is the price. I did find this flour was very easy to work with and had a nice light feel when mixing it into the cake mixture. It did not give any noticeable differences with the end results and made my cakes rise just as any other flour would. This does make a good dusting for rolling out pastry and does not dry the pastry out.

      ~~INFO~~

      The flour comes in a 1.5KG packet and for me this usually lasts about 1 month. There is some allergy advise on the side of the packets which warn that this flour does contain wheat and gluten.

      The flour ingredients for those wishing to know are, Wheat flour, Raising Agents (Calcium Phosphate, Sodium Bicarbonate).

      The nutritional values per 100g are:-

      Energy - 325KCal
      Protein - 9.8g
      Carbohydrate - 68.7g
      Of which sugars - 1.3g
      Fat - 1.2g
      Of which saturates - 0.2g
      Fibre - 3.1g
      Sodium - 0.4g
      Salt Equivalent - 0.9g

      The flour packet needs to be stored in a cool dry place and for me I find the best way to store this is in a glass jar. I did find that when using it to bake if my hands were slightly wet it would dampen the packet and make it a bit flimsy so for me the best storage is to tip the contents straight into my jar.

      The flour is suitable for vegetarians and the packaging is 100% recyclable.

      ~~PRICE AND AVAILABLITY~~

      As this is a Tesco value product then it is only available in Tesco stores. The 1.5KG bag is priced at 42p which I think is a bargain.

      ~~RECOMMENDED?~~

      This flour can only be given the full 5 stars, it deserves nothing less as it makes excellent cakes which always rise, does not dry my pastry out when rolling and the price is excellent. Why pay more when this is just as good, if you must be a snob then tip the flour into a posh jar and throw the packet away!

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        14.05.2010 00:12
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        Why don't you switch and save as this really doesn't taste any different.

        Recently I have been making a lot of cakes with my daughter as she loves decorating them, espically with all the Silverspoon decorations that are available.

        I would much rather spend a little more money on the topping for our cupcakes than on the main ingredients as once they are all mixed together they taste no different than the leading brand.

        I picked up this bah of self raising flour from my local Tesco Extra for around the 40pence mark.

        The packaging is made out of a thick paper which holds a grand total of 1.5kg. That's a lot of cupcakes that we can make out of this one bag at such a bargain price. As this paper bag is nice and thick this makes it easy to fold over the top once you have measured enough flour out of the bag, and it doesn't tend to unfold.

        The flour itself is made up mainly of wheat and has a lovely soft texture and I found it didn't have a huge amount of clumps in it. Still I sieved the flour so it makes the mixing process faster as I don't have to worry about getting lumpy bits out. The flour passed though the sieve very easily.

        This flour is excellent value for money and Tesco have really got the best name for the most basic ranges, Tesco value, as it really is a top notch product which really is excellent value.

        Overall I would never know the difference once the flour is mixed and baked to whether or not it is homepride flour or the cheapest available on the shelves in Tesco. This is one flour that I will continue to purchase and they also do a plain version which I believe is the same price.

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          13.05.2010 14:03
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          Why pay more when this is just as good

          ==Tesco Value Self Raising Flour==


          I am into doing a lot of baking as my little man jack loves to make cakes. I have been buying this Tesco Value Self Raising flour for a long time now because it is far cheaper than a lot of the other brands available and does the job needed just as well and no one seems to notice the difference.

          I have paid a mere price of 43 pence for a 1.5 kg bag of the self raising flour but Tesco also sell the Plain Flour in the same sized bag for the same price which is also something I use.

          The Self Raising Flour packet is what you would expect from any of the Tesco Value range as it has the classic blue and white stripes with a red value logo on the front. The bag gives all the necessary information you would need to know about the flour.

          Self raising flour is perfect for making all sorts of cakes and biscuits and there is ever a recipe for making a jam sponge sandwich on the side of the bag.

          The flour is wheat flour so not so good for people who are intolerant but it is suitable for vegetarians. There is no indication on the packet whether it is suitable for nut allergy suffers as it doesn't state whether it is made in a nut free factory or not.

          The ingredients are wheat flour and raising agents and the nutritional info per 100 grams is 325 calories, 1.2 grams of fat and 0.9 grams of salt.

          The main reason I will buy this flour over the other ones has got to be because for the far cheaper price, there really is no great difference in taste and I am sure on a taste test I wouldn't be able to tell any difference between this one and a name brand.

          All in all I think a score of 5 stars out of 5 would be perfect for this product. Why pay more for something that is more or less the same!


          A great product at a great price and it makes great cakes.

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            10.05.2010 15:44
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            Highly recommended

            TESCO VALUE FLOUR
            SELF RAISING


            If you enjoy baking or just cook because you have to I would strongly recommend Tesco Value Self Raising Flour!
            I have been using it for ages to cook a variety of things and I find it is just as good as the more expensive brands on the market.

            It only costs 43p for a 1.5kg bag of self raising flour, which is considerably cheaper than some of the other brands out there.

            The packaging is not very exciting and is a typical style bag of flour in the usual blue and white value design.

            The ingredients are written on one side of the bag in red and quite simple to read, they are

            WHEAT FLOUR
            RAISING AGENTS(CALCIUM PHOSPHATE, SODIUM BICARBONATE.

            The nutritional values are per 100g :-
            325 calories
            1.3g sugar
            1.2g fat
            0.2g saturates
            0.9g salt

            And on the other side there is usually a recipe suggestion which can be useful sometimes

            I bake a lot at least every other day and I honestly can not find any difference between Tesco Value Self Raising Flour and the more expensive ones. It is fine and smooth, no lumps at all and does not need any extra sifting which I have often found with other cheaper brands of flour in the past.

            DISADVANTAGES
            None!!! As far as I can see, there are no disadvantages to using this brand of flour what so ever

            ADVANTAGES
            Quality and price!
            Most certainly one to try

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            05.05.2010 08:09
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            Good value price

            I love cooking and baking and I like to use lots of ingredients to experiment with food and love to see how it turns out, and many times I have had disasters but it has still been fun to do, and if it turns out nice and delicious, it is a bonus for myself and my family and friends.

            I bought this flour from Tesco Value range for only 43p for 1.5kg and it comes in a navy blue and white paper bag, with the usual blue and red colours of the lower brands from Tesco and so it can easily be spotted from the shelves.

            Inside the bag it is a nice white, soft, fine flour, and it is ideal for baking cakes, biscuits or any recipe you are baking and the results are just perfect for the very low price, at first when I bought it, I did not think the cakes would be nice tasting and I thought they would turn out to be very bland, but I found this not to be the case at all, they were just the opposite.

            In my opinion I think the texture is nice and soft and it can easily be sifted into your baking.

            It is very good to make scones and is a very good price for anyone who is on a lower budget as myself and to make food from scratch, which I am finding myself doing a lot of the time recently as I love anything sweet and I can bake lots of foods and then just pop them into a container or into the freezer for when I want to eat them.

            It says on the bag that the ingredients contain wheat and gluten for anyone who have allergies.

            I think if you find a lower branded product and it is fine for you and your family, you can save a lot of money, and this has been perfect for saving money in my household and I will continue to buy this flour for my baking as I think it is extremely good value for a very cheap price, and why pay more if you do not have to.

            I store the flour in a large plastic container to keep it nice and fresh and then just use the amount needed from the container.

            I highly recommend this flour for anyone to give it a go and see if you can save some money on a lower brand as I think you will not be disappointed at all.

            I rate it 5 stars

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              04.05.2010 19:43
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              A no brainer of a flour!

              I will begin by saying that I do most of my shopping at Tesco's and, as I am sure that most of you already know, they make a lot of their products in various different levels of quality - Tesco Finest, the standard Tesco range and Tesco Value. The prices obviously reflect the different ranges too. The way I see it each of these ranges has their place in my shopping basket. If I want something special I may well look at the Finest range but if it is something that won't actually make any difference I go for Tesco Value wherever possible.

              The product in question today is Tesco Value Self Raising Flour sold in bags containing 1.5kg of flour. The self raising flours available in Tesco at the moment are as follows:

              Mc Dougalls 1.5kg for £1.25
              Homepride 1kg for £1.19
              Carrs 1kg for 98p
              Tesco standard range 1.5kg for 75p

              Then there is Tesco Value Self Raising Flour at 43p for 1.5kg now this seems like a no brainer to me! I mean flour is flour isn't it? Once you have chosen the type you need - self raising, plain, wholemeal etc. - the cheapest option has to be the one to buy. You are only going to be using it in cooking after all!

              The only real problem with this product is if you are a value snob. The flour comes in a plain white packet with the familiar Tesco Value red and blue logo on the top left hand corner. Other than that the writing on the packet just tells you that this is Tesco Value Self Raising Flour and that it is ideal for making cakes, scones and biscuits. It also has the V logo to show that it is suitable for vegetarians. Obviously being ordinary flour it does contain wheat and gluten.

              Coming back to the snob comment in the last paragraph - what I meant was that I know people who will not buy Tesco Value purely because they don't want others to see that they are buying the 'cheap stuff'! Personally I don't care who knows that I am careful about what I buy and that I don't spend extra money just to get a different name on the packaging when the contents are only as good as the cheaper version.
              So is this one really as good as the more expensive ones?

              Yes, without a doubt it is! I have been using the value flours for years now, ever since they were first marketed in fact, and they are just as good as any of the more expensive ones. Using the self raising variety I have made pastry, sponges, small cakes and biscuits and have never had any problems at all. When I make scones, muffins or Madeira cake I use the Tesco Value Plain Flour.

              I don't even bother to sieve my flour when I am baking and this is great to use either for beating or rubbing in. When the cakes are cooked I would defy anyone to tell me by the taste whether the flour that I had used was cheap or expensive.

              I will just say, however, that Dave (hubby) has just made one of his lovely sponge cakes and he did sieve the flour - it was such good quality it went through the sieve in seconds.

              The way I see it is this - if you can't tell the difference when you use the flour and you can't tell the difference when you eat the cakes why pay over £1 for something which you could buy for 43p?

              The nutritional information per 100g for those of you who are interested in such things is as follows:

              Calories 325
              Protein 9.8g
              Carbohydrate 68.7g
              Of which sugars 1.3g
              Fat 1.2g
              Of which saturates 0.2g
              Fibre 3.1g
              Salt 0.9g

              Incidentally I have just found this information on the Tesco website and have been quite surprised. I didn't realise that flour had quite so many calories or protein so this has been informative for me to write too!

              So it just remains for me to say that this is the only self raising flour I would consider using and you can't get a better endorsement than that can you?

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                23.04.2010 17:21
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                Well worth buying

                Tesco Value Self Raising Flour

                Description: Manufacturer: Tesco / Food Type: Baking Aid



                Anyone who has read some of my earlier reviews (thanks so much, I really appreciate all the reads, rates and comments!) will probably already know by now that I am a big fan of the supermarket ranges which save me money by spending less on posh packaging and wrappings.

                There was a time when I would walk past the "cheap looking" brands, assuming that the ones with fancy packaging would be better. Since then, I have been pleasantly surprised by how good some of the items in these ranges actually are. The packaging only gets thrown in the bin, so does it really make sense to spend extra money on it, I don't think so!

                Self raising flour is one of those ingredients that you are likely to find in most cupboards as it can be used can be used for a wide range of recipes. This 1.5kg packet will cost you just £0.45 which is almost half the price of some of the competing brands.

                A 1.5kg bag of this flour will cost you just £0.45 and like all products in the Tesco Value range, it comes in plain white packaging with red and blue writing. I did find that the bag split after I had used it a couple of times so it may be best to pour it into a tub which will of course also allow you to keep it airtight.

                The flour is exactly the same as any other self raising flour that I have ever used. It is excellent for baking and significantly cheaper than other brands so I will definitely continue to buy it.



                Like all items in the Tesco Value range, this flour comes in plain white packaging with red and blue writing.

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                  19.03.2010 11:29
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                  good value and good price

                  I am going to make a cake tonight and thought I would do a review on this product, I buy it all the time, I no longer use the branded flour as I am on a budget and have used this for many years and find it perfect for my baking.

                  It comes from the Tesco Value range and can be found with the branded products on the baking isle, it is only 45p for 1.5g and comes in a paper bag that can be easily opened with a folding flap at the top which can be refolded when used, I have a large pot with a sealed lid that I keep it in and I just empty the contents of the bag into it and it keeps nice and fresh for when I need to use it.

                  The cakes turn out wonderful and I did not think at the time when I first tried this years ago that my baking would taste the same as higher brands but they do, I have not seen any difference, as I think it is not always the brand that you use it can be the method. I find that if you carefully read the recipe and do it correctly to the instructions the brand of flour is just the same.

                  It is easily spotted because of the blue and red logo of the Value range.
                  The bag can easily be recyled too which is a bonus.

                  It is ideal for making cakes, scones or biscuits or for whichever baking you use flour for.

                  It says on the bag that it is suitable for vegetarians.
                  If kept in the wrapper it is best stored in a cool place or in a container.

                  I recommend this product for anyone to try and see for yourself and you will be amazed how nice and light your baking will be. If on a budget like me it will save you a lot of money.

                  I give it a 5 star.

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                  30.12.2009 11:39
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                  VALUE SELF RAISING FLOUR FOR BAKING

                  I have been trying out some of the items from the Tesco Value range in my local Tesco store to see if they are any good. All of the items have saved me a bit of money on my shopping bill but some of them have been rubbish and I would not buy them again. One item that I tried recently was the Tesco value self raising flour and this is my review.

                  The packaging is not very eye catching or attractive but this is because it is a Tesco value item and all of the items in the Tesco value range are in similar basic packaging because it is a no frills brand. The paper bag is mostly white in colour and has a blue design on the bag. The Tesco value logo is on the front of the bag to.

                  The Tesco value flour saved me about 60 pence on my shopping bill because I chose this brand. The bag is a good size at 1.5kg and only cost me around 45 pence but I have seen this price go up and down by a few pence when I have been in Tesco but it is still great value for a good sized bag of flour.

                  I used the Tesco value flour for scones and they worked out just as well as if I had used a dearer brand of flour and I did not notice any difference in the taste of my baking. I have used this flour for making cakes to and they worked out well to. I cant find any difference between this value flour and any other brand I have used before so I think it is as good a quality as other brands.

                  I use pastry a lot at this time of year and used the Tesco value self raising flour for dusting my board and rolling pin to make sure the pastry did not stick. The flour was good when I used it for this to.

                  I will not be buying any dearer brand of self raising flour again as the Tesco value brand of flour did the job as well for me. I do not need to buy another brand because the packaging is nicer or anything like that. I always put the flour in a jar anyway so the flour bag goes in the bin no matter what brand I buy so I do not see the point in buying a brand with a nicer package than the Tesco value brand.

                  I am pleased I have been trying out some of the Tesco value products and there self raising flour shows me how good the quality of some of the products are so I will be keeping on trying them.

                  I would suggest giving the Tesco value self raising flour a try as it was good for me and my baking and I can not fault it at all and was pleased at the very low cost of it to.

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                  04.12.2009 17:29
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                  A great value self raising flour to always be kept in the cupboard

                  Having previously reviewed the Tesco value plain flour, I thought I should give a review on the Tesco value self raising flour.

                  Like all Tesco value products, this self raising flour comes in a very unappealing blue and white design with the distinctive tesco value logo on the top left hand side. You can currently expect to pay a rather low 43p for this 1.5kg bag of self raising flour.

                  On the front of the packagain, it states that this self raising flour is 'ideal for cakes, scones and biscuits' and in fact, I have tried it out in baking all three of these. It also states that this product is suitable for vegetarians.

                  On the side of the produt, there is some allergy advice, waning potential buyers that this product contains both wheat and gluten, hardly surprisingly.

                  Tesco have even put a recipe suggestion for a jam sponge sandwich on the side of the flour, for you to try out this self raising flour in.

                  Just as with the Tesco value plain flour, this product is perfectly good. I have both good and bad experiences with many Tesco value products, however this flour is certainly one of the good ones. Before trying this out, I had used a branded self raising flour, and I can taste no difference in my scones or biscuits when I make then now using this Tesco value self raising flour, and to me that is all that matters. Flour is flour at the end of the day, and as long as it doesn't affect my baking products that I am very happy to use it and also recommend it. For me, there is little reason to buy a branded bag of self raising flour, when this much cheaper, albeit less eye catching, does the same job for much less. I will be sticking with this.

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