Product Type: Tesco Chocolate
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Tesco's Milk choc raisins - I'm running away with these raisins!
Tesco Milk Chocolate Coated Raisins
Member Name: geodougal
Tesco Milk Chocolate Coated Raisins
Advantages: Very addictive & nice and soft!
Disadvantages: Very high sugar content!
I have recently reviewed Tesco's milk chocolate peanuts and I thought that I could not review those without reviewing these milk chocolate raisins as they are a match made in heaven!
~ Product and availability ~
Tesco's chocolate raisins are only available in Tesco's, however other supermarkets do their own brands of course. They are currently sold for 88p in Tesco's and are only available to buy in a 200g bag. This isn't too bad but they have definitely gone up in price from what they were a few months ago! Compared to other supermarkets they are about average in price with Asda's being 86p and Sainsbury's 98p for a slightly bigger bag.
~ Packaging ~
The bag of Tesco's chocolate raisins I have in front of me is completely different to the one on the Tesco website and the one Dooyoo is showing. It is an attractive deep purple in colour. On the front there is a giant chocolate raisin with the top half bitten into to reveal the juicy looking raisin beneath. Printed on the raisin in purple font are the words 'milk chocolate Californian raisins' and above this is the Tesco logo. Surrounding the giant chocolate raisin are lots of little ones dotted around. In the corner of the bag you can find an easy to read at a glance nutritional chart. On the back of the packet you will find a product description; milk chocolate coated raisins, allergy advice, full nutritional table, ingredients list and storage instructions. The bag is serrated at the top to make it easy to open.
~ Appearance, smell, taste & Texture ~
Opening the bag you are greeted with lots of little shiny chocolate drops. They smell slightly of cocoa. They feel very smooth and a little squidgy. Biting into one you get two different tastes, the milk chocolate and the lovely, soft juicy raisin beneath. The milk chocolate is quite thin and isn't the quality of Cadbury's but it doesn't need to be because you wouldn't be able to taste the raisin otherwise and they would be too rich. I think chocolate and raisins go perfectly together and these definitely do my thought justice! The texture of the chocolate raisins is nice, it has a little bite to it but the raisins are as they should be, soft and slightly chewy. I haven't come across a hard raisin as yet, which I hate!
~ Other information ~
Each 25g serving of Tesco's milk chocolate raisins contains, 110 calories, 15.3g of sugar, 4.2g of fat, 2.5g of saturates and a trace of salt. So, obviously these are to only to be enjoyed in moderation or as a treat just as anything else of this nature. The calories don't seem that bad until you realise 25g is literally a tiny handful and most of us could manage to eat at least ¾ of the bag without even realising it! The sugars are very high but remember some of this is natural sugar from the raisins.
Tesco's milk chocolate raisins contain milk and soya and are prepared in a factory that deals with nuts although the actual product doesn't contain any.
They are suitable for vegetarians.
They don't contain any artificial colours or flavours.
~ Overall opinion~
I absolutely love these chocolate coated juicy raisins! They are incredibly addictive and I could easily finish off one bag in a sitting, however I don't buy them often enough for it to do me any damage but I'm sure it would if I did. I would recommend these to anybody who enjoys raisins and fancies them with a bit of a twist, trust me there a perfect match! I wouldn't recommend these to diabetics or people on a diet because of the sugar content. I think these are also ideal for a little treat for the kids now and again, they are fruit after all!
Overall I give this product 5/5 stars! I can't bring myself to knock one off for the sugar content but I think we should all be aware of it....Says the one that scoffed a bag last night in front of the telly! Hehe!
Summary: Mine! MINE! all mine...MUAHAHAHA!