Tesco Chicken Caesar Wrap
Well, its lunchtime again already and I am just settling down to one of my favourite lunchtime treats. I have grown to love the Tesco Chicken Caesar wrap above all other sandwiches and wraps that I can buy at lunchtime. Why? Because quite simply it tastes absolutely divine!
So I went to Tesco's this morning on the way to work and picked up my standard Tesco Chicken Caesar Wrap at a cost of £2.20. They have recently changed the packaging so it doesn't look quite like the picture included with this listing, as they are now producing it in a cardboard wrapper which they claim is much easier to recycle as only 13% of the package is plastic. At least Tesco's are doing their bit to promote recycling, however, I do wonder how many of the new cartons will just end up being thrown in the standard bins by peoples desks!
Before I even open the packaging I can smell the wonderful aroma of chicken caesar wafting up towards me, making my mouth salivate like mad. On opening the package, the smell is very pleasant, and very strong.
The wraps are neatly presented and look very appetizing. Taking my first bite my mouth becomes an explosion of taste. Delicious pieces of chicken, with lettuce in a caesar dressing, wrapped in a tomato tortilla. Simply delicious. Sadly they don't seem to last very long, I wish they put three wraps in a pack as two isn't quite enough for me.
I've eaten them both now and am craving for more!
These wraps are available at all tesco stores, both small and large, cost £2.20 and you can find them in the prepared sandwiches aisle.
For those of you who are watching your waistline the wrap contains 480 calories but to be honest I could eat hundreds of them!
Get down to Tesco and buy yourself one for lunch, see for yourself how utterly delicious they are!
Without a shadow of a doubt I would pick this wrap everytime when in the sandwich aisle at Tesco. The slightly sharp caesar sauce against the tomato wrap and chicken really is a mouthwatering combination.
A couple of slight negatives is the calorific content (500 calories per serving) and the fact that one quite a few occassions I have found one half to be full of chicken and sauce and the other to contain mostly just lettace.
I would definitely say that when compared to other shops offerings of a chicken caesar wrap this one is far ahead of the competition. The taste is fresh and has a lot of flavour which i have found to be a little lacking in some other wraps i have tried.
The price isn't to steep, currently on special offer, reduced from £2.20 to £2.00, and is definitely enough to fill me up for lunch alongside a packet of crisps.
Mostly when I buy something for lunch from the Supermarket when I am out at lunchtime I usually pick up a pack of sandwiches, A sub roll or a sometimes a Pasta Salad but on the odd occasion I choose something different I do like to buy a wrap and usually choose the Chicken Caesar Wrap when I am in Tesco. I think I have tried most of the Tesco wraps in the range and I find this one to be one of their nicest. So here is my review on Tesco's Chicken Caesar Wrap. You get two small wraps in the packet and it is part of the meal deal.
**Chicken Caesar Wrap**
The tortilla wrap has a hint of Tomato and is filled with the Chicken Breast, Mixed Leaves which includes Lettuce and the Wrap is of course completed with the Cesar dressing. I find the packaging to be nice and enticing and the appearance of the wrap itself is nice and once you take a bit into the Wrap then you get the nice mix of the Tortilla Wrap and the Chicken Breast. I am not overly keen on the Caesar dressing however as I find it a little too sharp for my liking and the Lettuce and leaves can be a little choking sometimes, Not that you choke on them but it's a good idea to have a drink with you whilst you eat this wrap. The wrap is also surprisingly high in calories at 503 calories, 4.1 g of sugar, 25.6g of fat and 1g of salt. This is due to the dressing more than anything else.
This is a rather decent tasting Wrap which at £2 offers a decent Lunch for not too much cash so you won't spend any more than if you chose a pasta salad or sandwich from Tesco for your lunch. It's not perfect due to the flaws I have already mentioned but it's a nice lunch or snack and will appeal to people who fancy something other than a Sandwich for lunch. These are available in the main Tesco supermarket as well as the smaller stores Tesco Extra and Tesco Express. I would give this four stars if not for the slightly sharp Caesar dressing and the slight choking ability of the Lettuce. I would give this four stars if the wrap had cucumber instead of these leaves, As it is I award it three.
I picked up one of these at lunch today, but didn't end up eating it until tonight for various reasons. Normally I go for the southern fried chicken version which is delicious, but remembering a recent conversation about how nice caesar salad is, I opted to get this for a change.
I have no idea why it is that wraps are so expensive. This costs a staggering £2.20. To put it into perspective, a standard Tesco sarnie will cost about £1.60, and I've even bought them for as little as 65p on the use by date. It's pretty small as well.
The packaging is quite easy to open and crush smaller as it's made of a combination of thin plastic and card, which I personally prefer as it takes up less space and is easier to dispose of.
The wrap itself is similar in looks to the southern fried chicken one. It also has the same mix of salad (mainly lettuce) inside - the only differences being the caesar dressing and the plain chicken.
The salad is nice and crisp, yet I found a couple of bits were going slightly brown around the outside, which might possibly be because it's the end of the day.
The wrap is easy to eat and doesn't squidge everywhere or fall apart. However, I did find that there was a lot of caesar sauce in the bottom, which was far too strong with just the bread (the salad seems to stick to the top more, I don't know why).
I absolutely hate plain chicken, but there was enough caesar sauce all the way through so that it didn't taste dry. It did taste a bit too much like plain chicken in parts, but overall it was fairly nice.
With over 500 calories and 5g saturated fat, this is definitely something to have on its own as one of your meals for the day, or possibly with something light like fruit or rice cakes. However, it's not too unreasonable at less than a third of your calorie intake for one of your main meals.
Overall I'd say this isn't too bad. The salad could be more varied and the dressing could be a little thicker, but it's quite flavoursome and so enjoyable. I probably won't buy this again though because the southern fried chicken one is still my firm favourite.
These wraps are expensive and not really healthy, but they are very filling - especially for the size - and you could use 500 calories on a lot worse.
When browsing the aisles of Tesco for some lunch this afternoon I decided to purchase this wrap as I love chicken and always try to incorporate something slightly healthy in to my diet wherever possible (the lettuce passes as healthy!).
The wrap is a tomato tortilla and was nice and firm around the base of each half and a little more soggy towards the top as the Caesar salad dressing has soaked in to it. There was quite a lot of dressing which was fine for me as I don't mind the extra calories, the lettuce was lovely and crisp and the one I had selected from the shelf had lots of delicious sliced chicken. The chicken was very tasty and cooked well, the whole wrap worked very well together. I can imagine that the soggy part of the wrap might be too much for some people so I would advise keeping an eye out for this before purchasing. The wrap tasted very nice, just like a Caesar salad but with a lovely floury tortilla with a slight hint of tomato.
I would definitely recommend this wrap as a delicious lunchtime treat, however, it does contain 515 calories and 24.2g of fat so it is fairly high just for my lunch and I had crisps and a fizzy drink with it too! I will definitely purchase this again and I am rating it 4/5, I have knocked off one star because of the difference in the end of the wraps.
This is available from Tesco stores or at www.tesco.co.uk for £2.20 and whilst this is a little expensive when compared to the sandwiches on offer at Tesco I think it is worth paying a little extra for something that tastes nice.
One day last week I found myself trying to get a late lunch at almost 15:00, m usual sandwich bar was shut already so I ended up in Tesco looking at a rather folorn sandwich selection.
To be honest I should have followed my inclination just to buy some fruit and make do with that but I was starving so I opted for the Chicken Caesar Wrap as it looked reasobaly healthy and at £2.05 was a reasonable price. Only when I had paid for and opened it did I notice that it had a rather large 500 calories which is a bit much for something which you assume is healthy.
To be honest the taste was not that great either, the lettuc was rather limp and the dressing had soaked into the tortilla making it a bit soggy. The chicken itself was rather balnd although it was quite moist to taste. The onion did give it some bite and the mixed leaves were fine but on the whole it was all rather balnd and very un appetizing.
This is one purchase I will definately not be repeating.
These are pretty good really
If your on a quick lunch break and just need to grab something quickly on the go then its ideal!
There is plenty of chicken in each wrap sliced to a nice size and theyre filled with lovely crunchy lettuce also...yum!
You can always feel a bit better about yourself eating something like this aswell i think because it's healthier than many other options you see people going for!
The only complaint would be that they are a bit heavy on the caesar dressing, which i love anyway so its not that much of a problem but it can make them quite messy to eat...the tortilla wrap can end up slightly soggy and then it all falls apart
but thats only a minor problem i guess
taste is the main thing, and i'd say it tastes pretty damn good!
A healthy lunch-time snack...im lovin it!