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      23.09.2013 12:55
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      A budget pudding from the Tesco Everyday Value range.

      I really like 'whipped' milk desserts such as Angel Delight, and have tried out most of those available from the main supermarkets' own brands. This review outlines my experiences of a product I have repeatedly purchased from Tesco's budget brand, namely the "Tesco Everyday Value Strawberry Flavour Whip."

      As @ the present time (September 2013), the 38g sachet of Strawberry Flavour Whip costs only fifteen pence from Tesco, and you can purchase online at www.tesco.com. The Everyday Value Whip is only available in the Strawberry flavour.

      The packaging for the product is rather basic, in keeping with the rest of the products from the Tesco Everyday Value brand that I have tried out in the past. This doesn't particularly bother me, and is something I am quite used to as I purchase several items from budget brands such as Tesco's Everyday Value brand on a regular basis. Tesco's Everyday Value brand now replaces the existing Tesco Value brand, although in many cases the products are the same as they always have been, and certainly I have found this to be the case with the Strawberry Flavour Whip.

      Comprising of a plain-looking sachet that is a sort of oblong shape, the sachet is coloured in a pale white/cream shade, with the Tesco Everyday Value branding appearing in shades of red and burgundy. I do feel that the packaging is slightly improved from the older Tesco Value design, as shown at the top of the Dooyoo page here. Instead of this rather 'dated' looking design, the Everyday Value branding is slightly more appealing, although it is fair to say that it is still plain and quite basic.

      The packaging is extremely easy to use; I simply need to tear or rip off the top of the sachet, which is easy to do, thanks to the slight 'indent' provided at the top. This allows me to keep my grip on the sachet's top and I find I can rip it off quite easily, and even though the strength in my hands is compromised as a result of reduced mobility, I can open the product by myself without help. The sachet is foil-lined, which I like as I feel the contents are kept hygienic and fresh. Full instructions and nutritional information is provided on the sachet's reverse.

      The Strawberry Flavour Whip is extremely easy to prepare, with the only required ingredient being half a pint of fresh milk. This addition will transform the Sachet's powdered contents into a light, fluffy dessert with a yummy strawberry flavour. There are full instructions provided on the packaging, but the light powder simply needs to be whisked into the cold milk until all lumps are removed and the liquid is smooth. You then need to pour it into serving dishes and leave it to chill in the refrigerator before serving... what could be simpler? Everything about this little dessert dish is simple and quick, and in actual fact my three year old nephew has made this in the past, under supervision.

      For myself, the only area which sees me struggling slightly is with the whisking required; there are times where I need help with this due to my joints being sore and weak, and so my husband will usually be called on to help out or I will use my electric whisk which works perfectly. I should point out that I do feel that the issues encountered with this part of the preparation technique are down to my own physical difficulties rather than this being a reflection of the product itself, and I do feel that most consumers would find no difficulties with this aspect of the product.

      The Everyday Value Strawberry Flavour Whip has a lovely aroma which is extremely noticeable as the powder is being whisked into the milk. I find the scent is entirely strawberry-like, which is lovely and fresh, and although it is an extremely sweet smell, I can't say that I find it to be over-powering or sickly.

      I like too how the Strawberry Flavour Whip has a pleasant pink colour, and whilst this is appetising looking and appealing to both grown-ups and children alike, I don't find that it has the positively 'fluorescent' colour to it that some strawberry flavoured desserts have. I am assured on the front of the product's packaging that it contains "No artificial preservatives, flavours or colours" which offers a little reassurance in this regard.

      I tend to prepare the Strawberry Flavour Whip along with the rest of my meal, allowing it to chill in the refrigerator whilst the other course(s) are consumed. This works very well and I like how the dessert fits quite nicely into this meal preparation routine, with it adding to the 'fuss free' feel of the pudding. I do find that the temperature and texture/consistency of the whipped dessert is absolutely perfect when this practice is adopted, but this may be down to personal choice of course.

      With its texture being quite firm, but not what could be described as 'solid', the Strawberry Flavour Whip feels lovely and soft and fluffy. There are some air bubbles within its texture, and this adds to the pudding's light and fluffy feeling. It would be hard for this dessert to be described as 'filling', but I do find it to be satisfying, thanks mainly, I think, to its lovely flavour and taste. This is extremely sweet, I can't deny, but I do find that it never takes on a sickly edge or becomes too 'saccharine' in its taste. With a delicious strawberry essence to its flavour, the pudding is surprisingly moreish and flavoursome and I have never left even the smallest of scraps of the pudding in my bowl when it has been served.

      The nutritional information on the reverse of the sachet informs me that half a sachet (19g) of the Tesco Everyday Value Strawberry Flavour Whip, when made with 150ml of semi-skimmed milk contains 165 kcal and 6.2g fat. The dessert is suitable for vegetarians, and there is sufficient allergy advice given to allow consumers to make an informed choice.

      Taking everything into account, I do feel that the Everyday Value Strawberry Flavour Whip is deserving of full marks in the product rating score, mainly because I cannot fault it and both myself and my husband really like its flavour. I find that the dessert is rather tasty and of a good quality, and given that its purchase price is a mere 15 pence, I have absolutely no complaints to report within this review.

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        04.12.2010 20:14
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        Baby Food for Grown-Ups

        When there are just the two of us, we seldom settle down to a three course meal. We invariably have our main meal in the early evening comprising of just one course, which can see us feeling a bit peckish as bedtime gets near, so it's generally me that heads off to the cupboard or fridge to find something to sustain me through to the morning. I live in fear of starving in my sleep!

        Sometimes we have cereal or fruit and ice-cream, but a few weeks back I found this extraordinarily cheap dessert in my local Tesco and bought half a dozen packets at either 5p or 7p - I can't remember which - dirt cheap anyway.

        It's a bit sweet and a bit unhealthy I guess, but you can make it and eat it within 10 minutes by sprinkling the powder in the sachet on about half a pint of milk in a jug and just giving it a good whisk. I pour it into two dessert glasses and leave it to set for just a few minutes.

        There is enough in the packet to make two portions and on that basis, each portion contains 160 calories - more if you use full-fat milk - which is a bit high really. We eat it with tinned fruit mostly and if it is all syrupy that will only add to the calorie count and compound the issue. I suppose we need to knock this bedtime snack on the head or risk piling on a few extra winter pounds.

        It tastes just as you would imagine it to taste - strawberry and all things artificial. It is suitable for eating by vegetarians, septuagenarians and octogenarians! Makes a change from Complan or Horlicks.

        Because it is a milk based product you really need to eat it on the same day as you make it. If you're not eating it all in one go, you should keep it in the fridge.

        I can't see the product ever making an appearance on Come Dine with Me or Masterchef. The appeal to a grown adult may well be that it reminds us of when we were a baby and our first solids being zoom zoomed into our mouths. This is pure speculation on my part!

        At such a ridiculously low price, this has to be registered as extremely good value, but if you want to avoid Fat Porker status you really shouldn't scoff this in a regular basis.

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          16.10.2010 00:23
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          a great value for money, quick dessert treat for children and adults

          I have always been a bit of a fan of angel delight and such like since a child. Whilst shopping I thought I would buy a pack but then noted the tesco brand and this tesco value whip.
          Looking at the prices angel delight comes in at around 45p, tesco ar around 35p and the tesco value - just 5p! yes that was 5p.
          I decided I would buy the value as well lets be honest, if it was awful it was only 5p.

          The packet is thick plastic foily type packet which is pink and red for the strawberry flavour, with value logo printed in small at the corner.

          Along the front is also the 1/2 a sachet values for nutrion as follows-
          calories 160, suager 9g, fat 6.2g, saturates4.7g and salt 0.7g.
          The whole pack is 38g. On the back is the more detailed nutrional content along with the3 guidelines for daily amount for an adult. It might be nice if they did these guidelines for children also, as many desserts like this are generally aimed for children.

          There is also a full list of ingredients - maltodextrin, modified potato starch, vegetable oil, whey powder, emulsifiers, gelling agents, milk proteins, flavourings, colours, anti-caking agents and sweetners. On the list they do give added details of specific emulsifiers etc.

          So on to the product -

          The powder is just that a pink light and strawberry smelling powder, kind of dust like and wafts out of the packet if torn to vigorusly!

          So how to make -

          Basically all you do is put around 1/2 pint of milk into a bowel, sprinkle on the powder and whisk! The you leave it to set for 5-10 minutes (I put mine in the fridge).

          So what does it taste like -

          Delicious! The pinkness is baby pink in colour and if made to the right consistancy, will rest a spoon on top. A few little air bubbles can be seen, perhaps more than the big brands, it just means it doesn't look quite so smooth. The flavour is good, not as strong of strawberry as others but definate strawberry all the same. The flavour lasts a little while in your mouth too but due to the consistancy being not quite as thick as others, it doesn't linger in your mouth. This also makes it seem more watery than other brands.

          So what do I think -

          I think it is really good - especially for just 5p and a fantastic idea for children which is a quick and easy treat they will enjoy. You can also use it as part of triffles, with fruit or just add some sprinkles!
          A few more flavours would be nice though. Also to add the picture on dooyoo is an old packet.

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            26.08.2010 20:06
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            Cheap, cheerful, and a good cupboard extra to have for stretching puddings.

            Had a bit of a cupboard clean out the other day, and found several packets that had been forgotten for rather a while including 3 packets of this Tesco value strawberry whip. Anyway, with 3 packs and all rather close to their best before date, we thought we'd best start using them up.

            These are very much like a cheap version of Angel Delight, it's simply a packet of powder that you whisk up with milk and then refrigerate till you want to eat it. It's something which can be eaten alone, or added to other puddingy dishes, and the latter tends to be how we use them.

            I have to say these are cheap - just 7p a packet - one of the reasons they're in my cupboard, but only one. They're also fast puddings, which makes them ideal if I have to eek something else out a bit. Also most kids will eat them, meaning if I have my nieces or nephews or a friends child to over unexpectedly I have something puddingy to offer them for eating all their dinner up. (Yes I'm afraid I'm one of those who believes in rewarding that with pudding - sorry!).

            To be honest, the flavour of these isn't anything special. They do taste reasonably strawberryish, but it's definitely not a natural strawberry flavour. We tend to have semi-skimmed milk in the house, so that's what we usually use to make these up, and I have to say when I've had full fat milk around that does improve the creaminess quite considerably. I've never tried making one with skimmed milk, but knowing the difference semi to full fat makes, I'd guess that with full skimmed this would loose most of the creamy texture.

            These are definitely not gourmet food, but like I say, having a few in the cupboard is something I've always found useful. For example, if you've planned a meal for four people, and have fruit and meringues for dessert, and need to stretch it to feed six when there's not reeeally quite enough, then you can pop the fruit into glasses, spoon some of this over, and then crumble the meringue on top for a fancier looking pudding that makes everything else go a bit further. It's never going to win awards, but it might stop your guests fighting over who gets pudding and who doesn't.

            Overall, these are something I won't stop buying, because I do find them useful, but they're never going to be something that's considered a family favourite for us either.

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              15.03.2010 16:38
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              good value at a cheap price

              My wife bought this at the weekend for just 6p, I could not believe it when I saw the price, I have a sweet tooth and love anything sweet and for a pudding these are excellent.

              They are in a nice little packet and come have the Value range logo of red and blue stripes. The packet is easy to open and the contents are small grains and smell of strawberries as soon as it is opened.

              They are perfect for puddings and even dinner parties, they are excellent for childrens parties as they can be placed into little bowls for them to eat with their friends, my wife puts some in a little tiny dish for my grandson for a pudding and he loves it, the strawberry taste is quite strong and it is not a bland taste, they are very filling and can be easily whisked in a bowl with approximately 300ml of cold semi skimmed milk and it is whipped perfectly. It is best to put the milk in a large bowl first and sprinkle the contents onto it and then whisk. It is nice spooned onto fresh or tinned fruit and it is light and creamy. It is nice as a topping on small deserts, it is better to leave for about 5 minutes after whisking but I eat mine earlier than that as I just cannot wait normally, they can be done earlier in the day ready for meal time and put in a fridge and then just served from there when needed.

              The packet is plentyful for 38g and for half the packet contain:
              160 calories
              5.9g protein
              20.1g carbohydrate of which sugars 9.0g
              0.1g fibre

              The above because it is half the packet it is made up with 150ml cold milk but the whole packet is with 300ml.

              I recommend this for anyone on a low budget to have as a treat at mealtimes and for the price it is excellent value for money.

              I rate it 5 stars.

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                09.03.2010 14:07
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                Great value strawberry whip, Tesco value range wins again!

                After not shopping in tesco for a main shop for over a year for various reasons, I decided to give Tesco another go despite my local store being rather small....

                I decided I was going to do what I call a 'Value' shop, where I buy loads of value items just to stock up the larder at little cost.

                I noticed this value whip for just 6p and put 4 in my trolley without hesitating, the kids love deserts and I felt at just 6p this was excellent value compared to the cost of the other whip type desserts, I was hopeful it would be a good as other items in the value range.

                A few days later, the kids were asking for a pudding and I decided to try out one of these. I read the instruction and measured 1/2 pint of cold milk into the jug, I then opened the plastic coated foil packet by tearing across the top and found it opened with ease......

                The aroma of sweet strawberry flavour hit me and I was instantly finding myself licking my lips.... I sprinkled the contents of the packet (pink powder) onto the measured milk and used my value electric whisk to whip it all together while enjoying the lovely smells that were teasing my tastebuds.....

                Once the mixture was thickened I poured/spooned into individual bowls, left for 10 minutes and then served with fruit.

                The strawberry whip was lovely and sweet, it tasted just like any other strawberry whip dessert at a fraction of the cost, I had to go without my evening meal due to the calorie content but this would ot pose a problem for someone who was not watching their food intake.

                The strawberry whip was quick and easy to prepare, tasted great and cost only 6p! what can I say....... you cannot get better value than this!

                Half a sachet contains: calories 160. 9.0g of sugar, 6.2g of fat. 4.7g saturates and 0.7g of salt so certainly not ideal in nutrients but tastes sooooo good!

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                07.11.2009 16:07

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                Excellent!

                The credit crunch is affecting us all and for 6p! You cannot compain at this Tesco Value Strawberry Whip. Its a quick and easy to make dessert for all the family. Personally for 6p I cannot see any reason to complain I could say, it needs to be a bit more flavoursome or bit less runny but I'm not going too, I will say what I have done to make it better!

                Firstly, as I have mentioned it is a little runny if you make it to the instructions on the back, I have found if you add 100ml less of milk it is much better and sets more 'whip like'. Also, it dosent contain a punnet of strawberries, if you have some strawberries left in your fridge chop them up and chuck them in it. Or if you have some strawberry sauce in the store cupboard chuck a little of that in it. Make it to how you want it, experiment with it, thats what I have done! Its also very nice with some white chocolate shaved over the top!

                This is a great credit crunch dessert and is super for all the family, I cannot complain!

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                07.08.2009 21:12

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                Great product at a great price

                Ok so here we have Tesco Value version of Angel Delight. Well they call it value and you can't argue with that. Our local store is selling it at 2p at the moment. Well it's simple to make even someone who can't cook should be ok. Just measure out milk cold milk pour in powder and whisk. This is one of the best of the Tesco value products that there is. It is a great product that is worth keeping a few packets in the cupboard. At 2p it's not going to break the bank. Kids will love it as well as most adults. Ok there is a difference between this and the Angel Delight version. The Tesco version is not as smooth but that is the only thing that I can say is different. I say you should go out and buy this product as it's cheap and good. If your trying to save money and have kids that like to have a desert then buy this.

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                19.05.2009 14:44
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                Lovely whip !

                I havent had Instant Whip or Angel Delight for years, so when i tried out Tesco Value strawberry whip i was very impressed. I wasn't at all bothered that this is a much cheaper version of the originals.

                The product is a very simple Tesco Value packaging, with the Tesco logo at the top. Its usually a red and white bag with ''Strawberry whip'' in the middle. These are suitable for Vegetarians as it states so on the front of the pack. Not the most attractive look but it can look quite tasty. These only cost 5p.

                If you want to know how to make it then, you simply whip the pink powder inside with 300ml of milk (my favouirte is semi skimmed). After that, just leave it in the fridge for a while to get thick. This is best served after your dinner it makes a lovely desert and has a great consistency. The only difference between Angel Delight and Tesco Strawberry Whip is that is lumpier, but it's not too bad.

                The taste of the Strawberry Whip, i find it a bit sweeter than the originals but very much loved the taste. It's not too strong on the Strawberry and you can't taste it as much, but hey its 5p. The appearance is just the same, thick in texture. I love the fact it isn't overpowering and you can smell the slight scent of Strawberry when whipping.. According to the sachet it has 5.8g of fat and 160 - cals.

                Overall, for 5 pence a sachet this is a great value. Not as brilliant as the original but then again, they never are. It is worth spending your five pence on, if you don't like it you won't be wasting your money. I recommend you try this out, taste nice, looks good, smells lovely and it is not too unhealthy for you. .

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                  Another good Tesco Value product

                  My wife and I, affected by the credit crunch just as I am sure many others are, have been looking for ways to maintain a large part of our diet, including the luxuries, whilst cutting costs at the same time. One such area is our weaness for Angel Delight, and although Tesco do their own superior version, the price difference between that and Angel Delight itself isn't very much.

                  However, the difference in price between the two of them and this product is immense. Expect to pay around the 50p mark for a packet of Angel Delight, whereas this packet will cost you less than 10p!! So, price wise, a bargain. But what about the quality of the product?

                  Well, Angel Delight itself gives you a smooth consistency of whip when you add the milk and give it a stir. The Tesco's own brand does a similar thing. However, with this Strawberry Whip, I found that it is slightly lumpier than the other two, and adding more milk doesn't really make a great deal of difference.

                  In terms of taste and appearance, it looks like it's full of flavourings and additives, etc, and the taste echoes this. However, it still tastes nice, I just don't think any strawberries have ever gone anywhere near it! These criticisms are half-hearted, though, as I still really enjoyed the product. It did taste a bit sickly, but then I ate the whole thing as my wife didn't really enjoy it compared to the Angel Delight or Tesco's own brand.

                  So, the Value Strawberry Whip is a thumbs up from me, a thumbs down from my wife, and although the product is noticeably inferior to the other two versions, the price swings it effortlessly for me.

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                    19.10.2008 20:28
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                    Good to have occasionally

                    I read a review of this product here recently, and the next time I was in Tesco's I decided to give it a try. At a mere 5 pence for a 38g sachet, I didn't think that it mattered if I didn't like it, as it hardly cost anything. Tesco Value Strawberry Flavour Whip is only available in the one flavour at the moment, though there are other flavours in the normal Tesco own brand range for around 40p a sachet.

                    To make up the Strawberry Whip, you need to add 300ml (1/2 a pint) of cold semi-skimmed milk to the powder in a bowl and whisk until the mixture is light and creamy. Then it can be spooned in to dishes and left to thicken in the fridge for 5-10 minutes.

                    After it had been in the fridge, I tried some and found that it had a definite strawberry flavour, though this must be fake, as there are no actual strawberries in it. The taste was not too bad, though. I would probably buy it occasionally, but not that often. There are not too many calories - half a sachet made up according to the instructions, has 160 cals and 5.8g of fat (4.3g saturates). It is suitable for vegetarians and contains milk. Overall, I think that for 5p, this is very good value.

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                      05.10.2008 11:43
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                      a fine dessert for 5p

                      Tesco Value Strawberry Whip.......


                      As my quest to lower my shopping bill continues I find myself buying more and more of the Tesco Value range and this shopping trip was no different. I decided to buy this particular product as I had recently read a review on this very site about it and thought for the price it was certainly worth a try.

                      This Tesco Value Strawberry whip only costs 5 pence so even if it wasn't very nice I thought I could afford to throw it away. The packaging it comes in is the standard Tesco Value blue and white striped packet. This is very plain and very simple and makes the product on the whole not very appealing.

                      You are to mix the strawberry whip with 300ml of milk (I chose semi skimmed) and whip the milk and strawberry powder together. It is then best to leave it to thicken in the fridge and this process takes roughly about 10 minutes. I found it best to prepare with dinner and then it was a ready at the right consistency once we had eaten dinner.

                      We usually buy the angel delight version of this product and that is a considerable amount more than 5 pence although it is available in lower calorie version and this Tesco Value on is not.

                      The taste of the Strawberry whip itself was rather nice. It did taste a little like fake strawberry flavour but I would say it has pretty much the same taste as the more expensive version, Angel Delight. You can taste the sugar in the whip and on the whole it is a rather sweet dessert.

                      All in all though I would say for 5 pence you cant really go wrong. It tastes good and the price is excellent. It is not too good for you but if eaten once in a while shouldn't do you any real harm (calorie wise that it).

                      I would rate this product a good 4 stars and give it a RECOMMENDATION! For 5 pence you can surely afford to give it a try!!!

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                        ****Tesco Value strawberry whip****

                        I have to admit my financial situation has been worse than i would have liked recently partly because i left a job i hated and had a little period of being unemployed.Anyway this has caused me to reassess my finances and one of the things i decided to do in order to *cut back* was try cheaper versions of foods i buy.

                        **About Tesco Value**
                        Tesco Value as you can tell by the name is a value range that you can only buy at Tescos.

                        I decided to try this particular product in this range as i had bought the normal Tesco strawberry whip and thought it had tasted fine and at 5p a packet i felt even in my current situation it wouldn't matter if i didn't like the product.

                        **Packaging**
                        This product like many others in the range has very basic packaging. This and the fact that these products tend to come in bulk means they can offer them at really low prices.The packaging comes in (mostly)red and white.

                        **First impressions**
                        My first thoughts on this when i took it out the packaging was that it looked just like normal angel delight-a fine powder that was a pink colour.

                        **Directions for making**
                        To make this all you have to do is add 300ml of milk and whisk it together with the powder.It then only takes about 10-15 minutes to thicken.

                        **Taste**
                        Before eating it i have to say that it looks just like other brands-the texture looks right. It doesn't taste over powering but it does have a strawberry taste to it.

                        I don't have a packet in front of me so i can't say how many calories it has but for 5p i would say that this is worth buying.

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