Product Type: Tesco Baking & Ingredients
Newest Review: ... and name. There is nurtitional info both on the front and the back of the bag. Price ------ The price of the sultanas was just 59p! ... more
Small is Succulent and Beautiful
Tesco Value Sultanas
Member Name: flutel
Tesco Value Sultanas
Advantages: Cheap, no nasties in them, taste good.
Disadvantages: A bit smaller - but no alteration in taste
I picked up a 500g bag of these sultanas at my last Tesco shop as I use sultanas in making scones and flapjacks and they contribute to the sweetness of cakes - rather than having to use too much sugar.
I like the simplicity of the ingredients which are - sultanas 99%, glazing agent - vegetable oil.
I also like the simplicity of the packing - a clear plastic bag with the red flashing and name. There is nurtitional info both on the front and the back of the bag.
The price of the sultanas was just 59p! This is remarkable compared to the price of the non-value sultanas which are priced at £1.38. At this price, you may think that quality would be compromised - but this is not so.
They look like regular sultanas - except they are smaller than more expensive ones. This brings me to a possible conclusion that size is the only distinguishing factor for the regular sultanas.
Taste and Texture
I popped some of these in my mouth as I was unloading my shopping and was pleasantly surprised at how good they were; I think I expected that there might be more chewy outer parts and less succulent centres but this was not so; even though the sultanas are smaller, they retain the sweet and easy-to-eat factors that you expect from a good sultana.
Using the sultanas
I am getting a glut of gooseberry jam at the moment as my allottment gooseberry bushes are bursting this year - so I made some sultana scones to enjoy on a Sunday afternoon. The sultanas withstood this test well - with no noticable difference in the scone from ones made with regular sultanas.
These sultanas represent such good value that this one is a 'no-brainer'. If you can find them on your supermarket shelf then buy them.
Summary: A store cupboard value essential
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