“ Brand: Asda / Type: Party Supplies - Paper Bowls „
At the moment with moving I have been using paper plates and plastic cups and the likes and I have to admit that I love them! I've been feeding people cake and the likes and the odd sarnie and can't be bothered with the mess and chaos of sorting stuff out with so much to do.
I bought a pack of these Asda paper dishes when I saw them in my local Asda store as they only cost me £1.44 for a pack of 25 bowls and I thought they would be handy to shove crisps, nuts and maybe even some trifle and on one occasion lemon meringue for me and my parents and things like that. I have to admit I didn't hold out much hope for these thin looking paper bowls but I have to admit that even I was impressed with them and highly recommend them even!
They came in see through plastic that was easy enough to tear off and the bowls were neatly stacked within that casing and on the front/top of them and on a green and white sticky label we are clearly told what they are and who they are by and that there are of course 25 of them in the packaging and underneath contact details for Asda were clearly given.
No sizes were given to me on the labeling and I have even checked the website for details of sizing and there isn't any so all I'll say is that they aren't very large in circumference and are a white colour and not all that deep and with ridges to the sides to them to try help food stay in them.
I found these an adequate size for what I wanted and although they initially looked quite thin and are rather light they are more robust than they look and I found the depth to be very good indeed.
These in my opinion are a bit plain and economy looking for say a party but I shall definitely get more of these when I have used them as even damp/wet foods don't go through them and they're great for simply using and binning and avoiding the washing up which has always got to be a good thing.
A worthy buy I'm sure a lot of people could find uses for!
Only available from Asda stores.
This review is also posted on Ciao under this same username.
I have quite a lot of disposable tableware, it comes in so handy, especially when you have people come round spare of the moment for a BBQ or little get together. I have a few of these Smartprice paper bowls left over from my daughter birthday.
There are 25 paper bowls in each pack. They come covered in a transparent plastic cover with the usual green and white Smartprice logo.
A pack of 25 bowls currently cost £1.44, that makes each bowl a little over 5 pence.
Although the bowls are paper bowls, they have the thickness of a thin cardboard, exactly the same as paper plates. It is thick enough to allow the sides of the bowl to stay up, even when it's full of food. The deepness of the bowls is good too, I would say they are rough around 4cm deep, this allows lots of food to be placed inside without it falling out everywhere.
I originally bought these to serve jelly and ice cream and they did ok. The bowls coped well to start with, but as most of the children using them were quite small, the ice cream melted before most of them had finished, this left the bowls quite soggy. Although they were soggy, none of the bowls ripped from the spoons or kids hacking at the bowls with the spoons but I don't think I'll use them for this use again.
Since then, I've also used the bowls to serve crisps in, the depth of the bowls mean you can fit quite a lot in without them falling off on to the table. Using paper bowls to serve foods mean that at the end of the day you can just chuck them in your bin or recycling without any fuss. If you are putting hot food into the bowls, it does leave grease marks on the paper, but it doesn't compromise the bowl and still leaves it nice and strong.
You could also use the bowls in crafty sessions with children, we used one of the bowls as a hat. I let my daughter paint it, put a couple of holes in the edge and attached some string. She loved it!
Overall at only £1.44, I do think these bowls are great value for money. The only problem is the bowls get soggy from wet liquid type foods so I wont be using mine for that use again.