Product Type: Tesco in Homeware
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Bringing in the New Year with a loud BANG!
Tesco Party Poppers
Member Name: basketofbuttons
Tesco Party Poppers
Advantages: Hardly any duds, loud bangs, good price, long strings, great fun
Disadvantages: None really
New Year's Eve just wouldn't be the same without them - party poppers, that is! The ones I usually buy for parties and special occasions are from Tesco's though I have also bought them from Asda and Sainsbury's too. I'd say that Tesco's are possibly slightly better than Sainsbury's (for loud pops) and Asda are the worst, as in my experience, a lot of them just didn't pop at all. Tesco's were selling their own range of a bag of 20 party poppers this last New Year's Eve for £1.70. I bought 2 bags as I thought that it was better to have too many than too few. I also had about ten left over from my husband's 40th birthday, so I added these and had about fifty for the night in total.
I'm sure most people reading this will be more than familiar with what a party popper actually is, but just in case, I'll give a short description. Tesco Party Poppers are very similar looking to any other party popper around. They are small and circular in shape and wider at the top than they are at the bottom. At the base of the popper there is a short string and the top is covered with a thin piece of round cardboard.
To use the party popper, hold it about arm's length, well away from your face (and anyone else's) and quickly and firmly pull the string down. This activates the popper by making the little piece of cardboard to blow off with a loud bang and then a lot of long coloured paper strings shoot out. My daughter absolutely loves party poppers but I never let her use them on her own as I know how dangerous they can be in the wrong hands.
Every time someone left one off she'd scream really loudly and put her hands over her ears. I would have to say that 99% of Tesco Party Poppers go off with the loudest of bangs and the paper strings all fly out well. I have had some packs of party poppers in the past which have contained an awful lot of duds and have been a real disappointment on the bang and string front. Tesco Party Poppers perhaps cost slightly more than Asda's own and I can definite get then cheaper in the Poundshop, but then I know that a lot of them would also be duds, so I'd rather pay more money knowing that I have a better quality product.
The packaging is plain and simple but really I'm more interested in the contents inside. The strings are nice and long and allow for a comfortable grip when pulling down on them and they are full of bright and colourful paper strings which really add to the party mood.
A party just wouldn't be the same without a good old party popper, and Tesco's are certainly one of the better ones I've used.
Summary: One of the better party poppers I've used
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