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      17.06.2012 14:12
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      A delicious coleslaw

      Background:
      I've always been a fan of coleslaw and tend to have it either on its own if I'm feeling lazy as a snack, or maybe with a salad on the side. When I was younger I only ever ate 'ordinary' coleslaw but as I've gotten older I've branched out into the creamy flavour, and I'm very glad I did (although my body may not be as glad because of the extra creaminess!)

      The Brand:
      Tescos, like all supermarkets, have their own brand range where they offer lots of different products at a cheaper price. Often they're excellent quality and there isn't really much of a difference from the real thing, except maybe a plainer less attractive packaging, as often they're limited to just very simply what it is and what's in it, and that's about it.

      The Product:
      Coleslaw, in case somehow you don't know, is made up of an array of different vegetables including cabbage, carrot, and onion. The complete list of ingredients in this particular product is as follows:

      Cabbage (47%),Mayonnaise ,Carrot , Double Cream (3%) ,Onion. ,Mayonnaise contains ,Vegetable Oil ,Water ,Sugar ,Pasteurised Egg ,Spirit Vinegar ,White Wine Vinegar ,Salt , Stabilisers (Guar Gum, Xanthan Gum) , Acidity Regulator (Sodium Acetate) ,Mustard Seed.

      On the whole, eating any coleslaw, but especially a creamier thicker variety, leaves me feeling very full and sometimes even a bit sick (but this has more to do with my lack of restraint if anything lol). The taste is pretty much as you'd expect and you can often pick out the individual flavours, with the added bonus of a bit of tanginess on top.

      The calorie intake for 100g is 190kcal whereas for a heaped tablespoon it is 95kcal. This isn't too bad so long as you eat with moderation and try not to down the entire pot in one sitting. The product contains 600g and so to do so would equal a whopping 1140 calories! However, I think eaten from time to time perhaps combined with other less fattening/heavy food products, it makes an excellent side.

      Price and availability:
      This coleslaw can only be bought in Tesco and for a pretty large 600g pot costs about £1.20, which isn't too harsh on the wallet.

      My thoughts:
      As a lover of coleslaw perhaps I'm a little biased, but I think this is a great tasting, nice addition to certain meals and also a tasty snack. I'd definitely recommend, in particular for the excellent price. So long as one is careful about how much they eat of this particular make, especially because with the extra creaminess comes extra calories, it is definitely a great product.

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        30.01.2012 20:54
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        good coleslaw

        Tesco Creamy Coleslaw can be found alongside the chilled salad tubs in Tesco stores.

        The coleslaw is available in various sized tubs to accommodate your household needs. It can be bought in a split tub with beetroot, Italian pasta or potato salad.

        The regular tub of Cream Coleslaw contains a mix of cabbage, onion and carrot and a mayonnaise dressing. The coleslaw is vegetarian friendly and there is also a light version available. Once opened, the coleslaw should be put in the fridge and used up within 2days.

        ~Packaging, Ingredients and Nutrition~

        Depending on which size of tub you buy, there will either be a clear plastic seal or a seal and a plastic lid over the top of your coleslaw. The coleslaw itself is presented in a clear plastic tub with various bits of product information displayed.

        There is a huge list of ingredients but I will not copy them all over. I will note that this coleslaw contains cabbage, carrot, onion, mayonnaise, vinegar and sugar plus a few other ingredients. Double cream is also listed.

        The nutritional content is from the actual packaging. 100g of this coleslaw contains 190 calories, 5.2g of sugar and 2.1g of saturated fat.

        ~Price~

        The following prices are correct as of 30/01/12 :

        *180g - 48p
        *300g - 66p
        *600g - £1.24

        The split pots range from £1.50 - £2.00

        ~My Thoughts~

        My fiance is fussy when it comes to coleslaw and this Tesco one is the only one he will now eat. I used to buy the medium sized tub then realised we couldn't use it all up within the recommended 2 days. I now pick up a small tub at 48p but find it irritating that it doesn't have a plastic lid. Once it is open, it has to be all used so sometimes it is worth buying the bigger tub just for the lid! I like that Tesco offer different sized tubs because if you have a bigger household or are doing a buffet, it makes more sense to go for a bigger tub.

        The small tub is perfect for our needs. I bought my latest tub yesterday and it has a best before day of 17th of January which I believe is really good. I occasionally like to have coleslaw on a sandwich alongside some lovely meat. Our main purpose for coleslaw is to accompany main meals and act as a side dish. Tonight I had it with a baked potato with grated cheese and some tomato. The cheese can be mixed through it easily though I prefer to scoop some up as I go along! On other occasions I have spooned some onto a plate to have alongside baby potatoes (or chips), meat and other salad items. It is also pleasant to have with chicken strips (think KFC style).

        I prefer the creamy coleslaws to the normal coleslaws as I find them more appetising and this one is no exception. It tastes very fresh and chilled when served straight from the fridge and is so creamy that I can actually dip other food into it. It has a pleasant, fresh vegetable type smell mixed with light vinegar and looks very substantial - much more appealing that the cheap coleslaws which seem to be filled with too much cabbage pieces!

        The coleslaw looks appealing. The thick mayonnaise sauce is complimented by colourful carrots, onion pieces and of course the cabbage. There appears to be a nice mix of ingredients. The vegetable ingredients are lovely and fresh. I can tell this from the crunchy texture of them. They don't go soggy or limp under the weight of the mayonnaise. Each vegetable can be detected in flavour and texture but I notice the onion more as it offers the strongest flavour.

        The mayonnaise dressing is delicious and is of a high quality given how cheap this coleslaw actually is. Perfectly creamy thanks the double cream and slightly sweetened. I'm not keen on coleslaw which is too heavy on vinegar flavour (hence why I buy the creamy version hoping that the vinegar flavour isn't as strong). This coleslaw has a small flavouring of vinegar - just enough to add a kick to the dressing. I do notice the mustard flavouring especially when eating this on a sandwich and it does give the coleslaw some additional flavour.

        This coleslaw isn't exactly too healthy but I don't eat it a tub at a time! It does make a pleasant side dish. This coleslaw is full of fresh taste and there is nothing bland or average about it. It is so cheap and tastes much nicer than other store brands that I have tried.

        I can give this coleslaw a 5 star recommendation.

        Thanks for reading x

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          18.01.2012 10:42
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          Great creamy crunchy coleslaw that I would recommend!

          I regularly enjoy eating a baked or 'jacket' potato at home, often this appeals to me more than eating a larger evening meal as I often have a reduced appetite as a result of several health conditions that I suffer from.

          I enjoy eating a variety of toppings on my baked potato, but one favourite of mine is a combination of some freshly-grated cheese and a large helping of coleslaw. I find this combination works very well together, and often have it on a sandwich or pitta pocket as well as in my beloved spuds. For this reason, I have tried out many different brands and varieties of shop-bought coleslaw over the years and one that I have purchased on many occasions is the "Tesco Creamy Coleslaw" which is of course a supermarket-own product from Tesco.

          Paying only 66 pence for the 300g plastic tub of Tesco Creamy Coleslaw recently, I thought this was on a par (price-wise) with most other supermarket-own branded coleslaws that I buy regularly. I thought the packaging was pretty basic, as it really just consisted of a clear plastic tub with a couple of labels on the tub giving me information about the product, as well as the nutritional information and the like. There is a plastic lid on top of the tub which can be replaced after each use of the coleslaw to keep it fresh, but it seems fairly flimsy to me, although it does seem to fit well. There was a little plastic film layer on top of the tub to keep the coleslaw nice and fresh, and I managed to peel this off from the tub very easily.

          The Tesco Creamy Coleslaw looks to be of a fairly high quality when I remove it from the tub. The creamy mayonnaise dressing is quite thick, especially when compared to more 'budget' branded coleslaws that I have bought before. The pieces of chopped vegetable which are onion, carrot and cabbage look to be nice and crisp and they are not scarce in their quantity at all.

          The Tesco Coleslaw doesn't disappoint in the flavour department either, and I find it is a very satisfying addition to my meal. I thought that the mayonnaise dressing was not over-powering or sickly, and it didn't lack anything in its consistency either, making the 'Creamy' element of the product name ring true. I also liked the fact that the dressing wasn't at all watery or thin in the way that budget coleslaw products are, and it held the vegetables within it perfectly. I have found that creamy coleslaw products can be quite sickly when I have bought them in the past but in the case of the Tesco version I didn't find that the mayonnaise dressing was over-powering at all.

          The vegetables in the Tesco Creamy Coleslaw had a lovely 'bite' to them, and I didn't think they had begun to get at all sloppy or slimy from being encased in the mayonnaise dressing. I thought too that the pieces of vegetable were a generous size and were deliciously crunchy, and I have nothing negative to report about the vegetables at all.

          The nutritional information on the reverse of the tub informs me that a serving of the Creamy Coleslaw will provide 95 kcal and 9g fat which I believe is average for a creamy coleslaw product.

          The Tesco Creamy Coleslaw that I am reviewing here is available to buy in three alternative sizes of plastic tub, so you can choose the size that best suits your needs. The smallest tub is 180g and costs £0.48, the 300g tub I bought costs £0.66 and the large tub is 600g and costs £1.24. (Info from www.tesco.com, and prices relevant as @ January 2012). I believe there is also a lower fat 'light' option of the coleslaw available to buy.

          All in all, I really enjoyed the Tesco Creamy Coleslaw and I will definitely buy it again as I find it a scrumptious crunchy topping when added to my jacket potato or sandwich. I don't have anything negative to report about the product at all and can only award it top marks in the product rating as a result!

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            08.02.2010 22:47
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            Wicked Coleslaw That Is A Bargain Price And Tastes Yummy

            I don't eat much butter so am always looking for something to put on my sandwiches that will go good with a variety of fillings and will also moisten the bread, especially when it comes to cheese butties because without butter cheese and bread is mega dry!

            That's why I've been eating LOADS of this Creamy Coleslaw from Tesco, I've tried all the different supermarket coleslaws but this one is deffo the best because the vegetables are all lovely and crunchy and the mayo has got a delish tangy flavour.

            There is cabbage, carrots and onions in the coleslaw and they're all cut nice and thick so that they stay crunchy even after they've been sitting in the mayo, I wish there was a bit more onion because you can't hardly taste it but I suppose if they changed the amount of vegetables the over all taste would change too.

            This coleslaw tastes mega fresh and has got quite a long shelf life as well for a fresh product because when you first buy it you've got about a week on it. Once opened it says you have to eat it in 2 days but as long as you put the lid on properly and keep it in the fridge you can keep it for 3 or 4 days.

            The best thing about this coleslaw I reckon is the mayo. It's majorly creamy with a delish tang to it, I looked at the ingredients and there is mustard mixed in with the mayo so that must be what gives it the tang even though you can't actually taste mustard in it. The mayo goes proper nice with the vegetables and there's just enough of each in the pot so that you don't get carrot OR mayo overload.

            The price is very reasonable for this coleslaw as well, we all eat it in our house so we buy the 300g tub and that only costs 65p. The coleslaw is so yummy that it never ever gets wasted, even if the use by date is coming up I'll happily eat it straight out of the tub with a fork to use it all up.

            Recommended!!!

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            08.02.2010 00:34
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            Tesco Creamy Coleslaw - A lovely tasty coleslaw

            We are not the biggest fans of salad in our household and prefer a warm meal (or maybe that's because we live in cold, wet and windy Scotland!)

            I do however like a salad in the warmer months and also find coleslaw makes an nice addition to some warm meals. We usually have it along with Quorn Dippers and boiled baby potatoes and find the combination of flavours go well together.

            Tesco Creamy Coleslaw, is a rich and creamy coleslaw. It is lovely and thick and full of fresh tasting ingredients. The mayonnaise, has a nice kick from the vinegar, but this is not overly sharp due to the double cream and they definately even each other out nicely. The vegetables have a great 'crunch' to them, which is very important in coleslaw (I can't see any appeal to soggy coleslaw!)

            *Ingredients*

            Cabbage (47%), Mayonnaise (34%), Carrot (14%), Double Cream (3%), Onion (2%)

            Mayonnaise contains: Vegetable Oil, Water, Sugar, Pasteurised Egg, Spirit Vinegar, White Wine Vinegar, Salt, Stabilisers (Guar Gum, Xanthan Gum), Dijon Mustard, Acidity Regulator (Sodium Acetate)

            Dijon Mustard contains: Water, Mustard Seed, Spirit Vinegar, Salt.

            *Nutrition Value of 100g Serving*

            Calories - 190
            Protein - 1.0g
            Carbohydrates - 5.5g
            of which sugars - 5.2g
            Fat - 17.8g
            of which saturates - 2.1g
            mono unsaturates - 9.9g
            poly unsaturates - 4.9g
            Fibre - 1.5g
            Sodium* - 0.3g
            *Salt Equivalent - 0.8g

            I have tried other varieties of coleslaw from Tesco, but this one is definately my favourite. I do not like coleslaw with cheese in it, as it does not have the same refreshing taste. The cheese seems to make the coleslaw too heavy. There is also Tesco Finest Coleslaw but there is not a great deal of difference in the flavour. The Finest variety is a little richer and even creamer, but I do do find that necessary and it is not worth the extra money.

            Tesco Creamy Coleslaw comes in various sizes of clear, plastic tubs:

            180g = 46p
            300g = 65p
            600g = £1.20

            This product does not have a long shelf life, so I usually buy the 300g tub. Once opened, it should be consumed within 2 days and by the 'use by' date shown on lid.

            If you enjoy coleslaw, then Tesco Creamy Coleslaw is definately worth a try. I'd be happy to give it 5 stars!

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            09.09.2009 11:09
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            its nice if you are in a hurry

            One thing I always forget when preparing a salad at home is coleslaw. A recent visitor to my home who insisted on stocking my fridge by way of thank you picked up a pot of this creamy coleslaw.

            The coleslaw consists of Cabbage, Carrot and Onion, Double Cream and Mayonnaise (amongst other things). 100g of creamy coleslaw typically contains 190kcals. A 300g pot is currently 62p at Tesco (or two pots for £1.20).

            The coleslaw is very nice, creamy and surprisingly filling. It really brought my salads over the last couple of days to life, with the moistness of the mayonnaise making a dry salad something really tasty. I do find that coleslaw in general is very high in calories and that by making my own coleslaw at home I can save lots of calories. I do this by simply shredding carrota, cabbage and finely chopping a red onion and mixing in mayonnaise (very low fat) and a dollop of dijon mustard. I prefer my coleslaw over Tescos version, but it is very nice still.

            If I was in need of coleslaw and was being lazy by not doing it myself I would buy this again, but it will not be a regular on my shopping list.

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              05.08.2009 10:06
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              A good value coleslaw that tastes good

              Coleslaw is one of those things that can give a bit of life to a dull salad, or spice up that bland pizza, but get the wrong one and the whole meal is suddenly a flop. I have tried many different brands of coleslaw but on balance this is the one I nearly always get.

              For a start only three out of the four of us actually consume coleslaw, our youngest is still debating on a daily basis what she classes as edible, usually by sight rather than taste; but that is five year olds for you. So the three of us have a helping each with our salad or whatever. Even after a generous portion each it is evident that there will be plenty left so I always look for the smallest possible tubs. Most manufacturers though seem to believe that coleslaw is consumed by the Kilo and so produce rather large containers. With a two day use by date, most will end in the bin for us.

              So it is with this in mind that Tesco creamy coleslaw comes in to its own. The 180 gram pack is currently priced at a very reasonable £0.46 and will provide us with one meal's worth of coleslaw for the family. If I could be certain that we would have a second meal which justified the inclusion of coleslaw then I would get a bigger one. As it happens to get round the issue of running out but not going past the dreaded two day use by limit, I simply buy two packs of the stuff.

              Now to the most important bit what lies under the seal? Well once you have broken the seal you either have to eat it all, leave it open in the fridge or cover it in some way, as there is no lid as such. The consistency is not the creamiest I have ever come across, but then again we don't like very creamy coleslaw. The size of the ingredients is good, not to large as to cause problems for small children, and the taste for us is just right. I suspect some of you out there may find it too 'watery' but again this is personal preference.

              I am not going to go into a long list of ingredients and nutritional information as this is well covered by others. Suffice as to say that it contains Shredded cabbage, carrot and onion in a creamy mayonnaise dressing. I will briefly mention allergy info though as this is important.

              Under Allergy Info:

              Contains Milk, Egg, Mustard

              Other Allergens:
              Recipe: No nuts.
              Ingredients: Cannot guarantee nut free.
              Factory: No nuts.

              So all in all I would thoroughly recommend this coleslaw and if you want to try it out ,46 pence is a small price to pay.

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                15.07.2009 22:11
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                an average creamy coleslaw

                You don't very often see a salad in our house without a generous dollop of coleslaw on the side. Over the years we have graduated from plain basic coleslaw pots to the creamy variety, sometimes throwing some cheese into the mix.
                You can buy creamy coleslaw for approximately the same price for the same quantities in most of the major supermarkets. Tesco's version is our latest offering at the table purely because that's where we're doing most of our shopping at the moment.

                The coleslaw comes in a clear pot so you can see what you are getting before you buy which is a plus point for me when I'm doing my shopping as I like to see the products I'm spending money on. Being a fresh product as well, it's good to see how healthy the coleslaw looks before taking it home and attempting to eat it. There is nothing worse than slightly off coleslaw that looks as though it's about to curdle at any minute.
                Thankfully the Tesco version generally has about six or seven days before it'll be past it's best. Of course this doesn't mean it's not edible after this time, but I generally find that once you've opened this coleslaw you will want to eat it up within three days or so providing the date lasts that long.

                The packaging is very basic, but all you really need is a pot with a secure lid and an airtight seal which helps keep the freshness of the food once opened. This particular pot is usually sealed around the lid with a layer of plastic which is easily removable when you want to open it.
                Inside the pot the product looks quite chunky o first glance. We have eaten creamy coleslaws in the past that have shredded pieces of veg that seem to gel together, which mixed with the creaminess makes the coleslaw super tasty. This one has a more rustic appearance to it, almost more like a homemade version. It doesn't make it any less appetising though.

                The pot will serve about four people for one meal if you dish out generous portions. In our house the pot never lasts much longer than one meal unless it's being used for sandwiches.
                There is a lot of creamy appearance to the coleslaw which straight away tells me the products has been generously added with mayonnaise which of course creates the creamy texture for the coleslaw.

                Flavour wise, the vegetables included which are carrots, cabbage, and onion, are quite chunky. The onion is quite strong in flavour but perhaps not so much in appearance, but the pieces of cabbage are perhaps a bit bigger than they could be, making the coleslaw one of the more chunky ones I have tried.
                The flavours all gel well together and mixed with the mayonnaise it's a nice accompaniment to the salad or sandwich. I have found that a different brand carries more flavour for the same product, but it means travelling to another store and it's not always convenient.

                The price is average compared to all other brands, and can often be found on offer especially in the summer months. Currently you can buy a 30g pot for 70p.
                Per 100grams this coleslaw will provide you with 190 calories and 17.8 grams of fat. It makes it a very bad accompaniment to any salad if you're trying to be healthy so be careful how much you have.

                Overall this is a nice average coleslaw but there are better ones out there for the price.

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                  Coleslaw is a good side dish with many meals with me, mostly with pizza and/or garlic bread, salad dishes and many more lunch-type foods, even with a sandwich. I normally buy coleslaw on my shopping order and this one looked really nice, I thought I'd switch to it to see what it was like and I have to say I was mega impressed with Tescos Creamy Coleslaw !

                  *****APPEARANCE*****

                  Well basically they come in plastic tubs with an easy open lid. They come in the smaller size 300ml tubs, costing around 70p or the bigger 600ml sizes which costs around £1.20 which is better value as you get twice the amount for less than double the price! I usually get this one as I will use it all and it is a good family size.

                  *****TASTE*****

                  Now, onto the taste well I have to say it was really delicious! One of the best coleslaws I've ever tasted,! The dressing/sauce was really thick and creamy just like the name and mixed with the crunchy carrots, onions and cabbage was just a match made in heaven and just tastes so nice, you definitely do get what you pay for! And it does go with a lot of things too.

                  *****OVERALL*****

                  Well I say, don't hesitate to go out and buy this because I definitely didn't and from now on I wouldn't buy any other coleslaw after trying this. Really good value for money, great quality and taste.

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                    A Good tasty product that's well made, lasts well, but that you do have to spend a bit more to get.

                    I like salads, I like nice mixed salads with lots of colour and interest in them. I don't like limp lettuce and a smattering of tomato on the plate looking - well limp and to be honest particularly English (Why do we accept limpness in salad here so willingly?).

                    One of my favourite salad mixes is this one:

                    Coleslaw
                    Tomato
                    Cucumber
                    Orange Pepper (orange because it's nice and sweet)
                    Spring Onion
                    Sweetcorn

                    I take some of each of the above (chop them if needed), and mix together in a bowl. If you use a decent coleslaw you don't need additional mayonnaise - which brings me to this review...

                    Tesco Creamy Coleslaw comes in two tub sizes in my store, the smaller 300g tub which costs around 70p and the larger 600g tub which is the one I buy and costs £1.20

                    The chunks of carrot, onion and cabbage in this are a good size, not too large, and not chopped so finely you can't discern which is which. The mix is good too, some cheaper coleslaws seem to be rather cabbage heavy for my taste, and this one definitely isn't like that, it's got a good mix of all three vegetables. The dressing on this is excellent too, nice and thick and creamy, it's not too runny (again like some cheaper versions), and it's got a good rich taste to it, creamy, mayonnaise that's been seasoned well.

                    Really, I know I ought to make my coleslaw from scratch, but to be honest its quite a lot of faffing about to do so, and somehow it never comes out quite as nice as this coleslaw does. I've also found it doesn't last as long - I assume this may be to do with preservatives used in the store bought product, but I can't say they detract from the flavour.

                    If I have one complaint about this product it's the price. To be honest I doubt it's really a terrible price, it's just that when you're on a budget, keeping costs lower is important so paying £1.20 for a 600g tub of coleslaw, especially when we can easily get through two tubs in a week is a bit much, the flavour is so good however, that I do try and make sure we buy some, even if I end up doing a 50/50 split and buying one of these and one tub of tesco's value version which really isn't anything like as good, and then mixing the two together. The texture is a bit more mixed this way, but I do keep the cost down and the flavour works out quite well although the dressing is thinned a little by the cheap pot, the flavour doesn't seem to be.

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                    Highly Recommended

                    Tesco Creamy Coleslaw comes in a couple of size and price options. A 180g tub costs 43p, a 300g tub costs 70p or a 600g tub costs £1.20. There's a matter of pence in between the price per gram of each size tub, so you can just buy the tub size that's right for your needs without feeling like you're being ripped off by going for one of the smaller sizes.

                    Tesco Creamy Coleslaw is a product that everyone in my house has been really impressed with. It's got the taste and consistency of a brand name coleslaw, and the recipe could easily pass as a Tesco Finest product. The consistency is rich and thick, making this a coleslaw that needs forking or spooning out of the tub rather than dripping out like cheap, runny coleslaws can do. There are lots of vegetables in here that are crisp and crunchy, without feeling hard.

                    The sauce they've dressed this in is spot on in my opinion. It's just creamy enough without detracting from the savoury nature of this salad dish. There's a blend of cream, mayonnaise and mustard that's gone into making this a very tasty little side.

                    In my experience, Tesco Creamy Coleslaw goes perfectly with jacket potatoes or on top of a burger. Yes really, a burger. Spoon it on the middle of your burger and put it into a bun. It's like putting mayo on your burger but you get to honestly say you had vegetables with your burger that way! It's suprisingly good as a relish, because the thick consistency means it stays were you put it and doesn't drip out of the sides.

                    This is a must-have at summer barbies everywhere. Coleslaw is always a popular serving, and this stuff is an absolute bargain. It's low priced but top quality - what more could you ask for?

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