“ Brand: Tesco / Type: Muesli „
Review of Tesco Value Swiss Style Muesli
This muesli is from the Tesco Value range, a range of basic grocery and household items, produced for Tesco Stores, with a minimum of packaging and with economy in mind.
I have enjoyed muesli type cereals for many years and when I spotted this addition to the Tesco Value range, I just had to try it.
The muesli is presented in a recyclable cardboard box, instantly recognisable as Tesco Value with it's bold red strip across the middle of the box and the Tesco logo in blue, red and white. The box bears a picture of a generously filled breakfast cereal bowl, full of the muesli.
Nutritional values and weight (750g) are found at the bottom right of the packaging front and back. Further information, such as a more detailed nutritional info, Tesco contact data, ingredients and dietary warnings are printed on the sides of the box.
The cereal itself is sealed within a plastic inner bag and this should be folded over once opened to retain freshness, or the cereal stored in an airtight container.
==Ingredients, Taste and Texture==
Oat Flakes, whole grain wheat flakes, sultanas, hazelnuts and almonds are the main ingredients in this muesli. The manufacturing process also uses whey powder, barley malt extract, brown sugar, wheat and salt.
The ratio of fruit and nut to cereal is actually very high, better than in more expensive brands I've tried. The hazelnuts are halved and the almonds sliced, making a really nice nutty texture to the muesli.
The flakes of cereal are just the right size to compliment the other ingredients and they are not as powdery or hard as in some muesli products. I find the Tesco Value muesli quite sweet enough to not require any added sugar or sweetening ingredient. We usually eat it with a little cold milk and sometimes a dollop of natural yogurt. The taste of the nuts in the cereal really comes through the other ingredients, a really pleasantly chewy texture and each mouthful is full of flavour.
This muesli has no discernible smell.
==Nutritional Values and Dietary Advice==
I won't bore readers with a long list of nutritional info, no one really wants to read this and anyway if you are interested in this sort of information, it can be found in full detail on the packaging!
Briefly, 50g of Tesco Value Swiss Style muesli served with 125ml semi skimmed milk will provide 240 calories, 15g sugar, 4.6g fat and 0.5g salt.
The product contains nuts (hazelnuts, almonds and possible traces of other nuts) wheat, milk and gluten, so people sensitive to these ingredients should exercise caution.
Suitable for vegetarians.
==Price and Availability==
This is where Tesco beat rival companies hands down, the price!
A750g box of this muesli costs a minuscule 44p! That's right- 44p!
Tesco Value Swiss Style muesli is availble from Tesco Stores or online at www.tesco.com.
Tesco state on their product packaging that they will refund any product purchased that proves to be faulty or unsatisfactory and they can be contacted by post, phone or online.
Tesco Stores Ltd.
Freephone: 0800 50 55 55 (Mon-Sat 9am-6pm)
==My Thoughts and Conclusion==
As far as value for money is concerned, Tesco have certainly come up with a winner here, the muesli tastes and looks so good, that I would consider it as good, if not better, than the top brand that begins with an 'A' and ends with an 'N'!
At 44p this is worth a try, even if you find you don't like it, you haven't wasted too much money.
A thumbs up for Tesco value from me!
Thank you for reading.
©Brittle1906 September 2009
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The packaging is now different to that depicted by dooyoo.