“ Brand: Tesco / Type: Party Supplies - Disposable plates „
The plates are quite large - perhaps a tiny fraction smaller than a normal dinner plate. Considering that they are 'value' product, that are good quality. A lot of own brand items like these are poor quality and so I was expecting these to be quite flimsy. Although they are quite thick and don't bend too much when you put a lot on them. They are also 'glazed' so that they don't get soggy which is good.
I think that these paper plates are great. They are good for parties, and also I tend to use them for when the girls come round for a girlie night and rather than get out the 'real plates', I use these paper plates - it definitely saves on washing up.
These plates are excellent value for money. You can 50 in a pack for around £1.50 which I think is great - as even if you are having a large party, you have only spent £1.50. Also, if you're not into big parties, then these plates will last you a long time which is good.
All in all, I would definitely recommend these paper plates.
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Back in July when my son celebrated his first birthday his grandparents decided to throw him a bit of a party in their garden and we all chipped in with buying party food, balloons and banners etc. It wasn't a lavish affair, merely a way for a group of friends and family to get together to celebrate the day and make a fuss of the little man but we wanted to put a few nibbles out and provide a bit of a buffet for people to help themselves from.
Given that we were celebrating outside and that food was being made up we decided that rather than use 'proper' plates we'd cut a few corners and just use paper ones, this would minimise the washing up afterwards we figured and would make for a quick and easy tidy up once the food had been eaten. Given the job of supplying the plates and cups off I went to Tesco and decided to buy their own 'value' range.
A single pack of 50 plates cost me round about a pound, I remember them not being particularly expensive and as the picture here shows they're nothing special to look at. They're simple white paper plates, 22cm in diameter and whilst not the strongest plate anyone could want to use they easily coped with holding 'light' food such as sandwich halves, quiche, sausage rolls etc. It's worth using a couple of plates at a time for extra stability should you want them to cope with anything heavier but for general buffet food I think they're fine for an informal gathering and definitely saved on the washing up afterwards. The edges of the plates are crimped so they're easy to hold and as long as you don't overload them then they can cope pretty well though anything round does have the tendency to roll off given half a chance as they are quite flat and don't offer much in the way of an edge.
For what worked out to be around 2p a plate I don't think you can expect much in all honesty and 'prettied' up with a colourful paper napkin I think they offer a rather informal solution to holding party food. I wouldn't use them for anything too posh but for a family and friends gathering they were fine and people weren't coming to look at the 'crockery' anyway.
The best thing about the plates is that they are disposable and you don't have to think about wanting to clean them for a second use. They're cheap enough just to throw away at the end of a party and being paper they are recyclable so anyone shouldn't feel guilty about adding to landfill. Sometimes it's worth looking at the 'value' range of products to come up with idea solutions and I think Tesco's have just about got these right and for the price they cost to buy I don't think anyone could complain too much about them.
They don't come in any fancy packaging and are rather basic but they do the job quite well and I would buy them again should the occasion arise. Remember not to overload them and they will be fine I think and though we're now just about out of Summer and therefore barbecue weather these are always available at Tesco so could be quite useful for Halloween or Bonfire night parties.
I can't give them a 5 star rating here, they are perhaps a little too flimsy but if they're doubled up and not overloaded then they're fine so 4 stars seems fair bearing in mind that they do only cost a quid or so. to buy.
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This is a review of the paper plates we bought from Tesco recently, in a mission to channel some of my 2YO daughter's relentless energy in to something more constructive (rather than destructive, which is the norm!). I wanted some paper plates primarily for her to draw on as something a bit different than A4 paper or colouring books.
The paper plates come in a pack of 50 which is more than enough to keep us going for quite a while. The plates are 23cm in diameter and are made of quite thick cardboard. The edge has been moulded in a fan pattern which helps food grip to the plate I think. Colour wise they are slightly off white. The pack comes in plastic shrink wrap and has a label with the new Tesco 'everyday value' logo on it. The plates seem to have grown a centimetre since the old blue and white stripes as they are now 23cm (on the site it seems they were 22cm) so when you wonder where that extra pound came from, blame Tesco for enabling you to load up your plate that little bit more hehe!
In addition to using these as a drawing surface (which works very well on both sides!) we also use these for our regular 'picnic' sessions as I got a bit fed up of washing her plastic sets I thought the paper plates might be better and more hygienic for serving the food. We use the plates for sweet and savoury and wet and dry food and they have stood the test for all these food types. The plate has about a 1cm dip to it so it could even be used for a pudding with some cream without it being too disastrous.
These plates are very versatile and would be great for a party if you wanted to serve food on them or eat on them, it does save the washing up. We have had hours of fun so far colouring in the plates, and more importantly her skills are getting better with crayons and felt tips. We even used the plates as a base for some plasticine modelling too and it worked well. Obviously the main use people will have for these plates is for eating food off them and I think the quality is excellent and the thickness just right so I really wouldn't class them as 'cheap' plates other than they have no theme on them as some party plates do. I think these are miles better than the polystyrene plates you can get (which often snap) and whilst you would never get two uses from the one plate (other than when we colour both sides!) there are plenty more in the pack for you to use.
A pack of 50 plates cost just £1.20 which is a brilliant bargain.
I will continue to keep a stock of these plates in for our crafting sessions, which will probably include glue and sequins soon! We also use them for food when we are having a picnic and also on days when mummy just can't be bothered to wash up or even load the dishwasher and they can just be scooped up and put in the bin. Highly recommended and definitely a repeat purchase on the cards for us.
I hate washing up after in inviting family over so my solution is simple..... simple cheap Tesco disposable plates, that do not cleaning, do not need maintaining and are easy to dispose.
They cost £1 as would be expected from such a simple product that comes with absolutely no luxuries. You get 50 plates for your pound. So doing the maths you are paying 2p per plate. Reasonable? that is exactly what I think, as I would happily exchange £1 for not having to clean countless amounts of plates.
The quality of the plates is also quite impressive as the plates are made of a tough card material that can pretty much hold any kind of solid food. I am also pleased with the strength of the card as it does not flow uncontrollably when holding a good amount of food. The size of the plates is good enough to hold a decent sized adult meal (however, I do sometimes find myself using more than one plate a person). As clear from the name these plates do not have sufficient depth for any kind of liquid as it will simply spill, so I would not recommend this for soup what so ever!!! :-)
They are primarily disposable so I do not think they would be of any use after one use as they are not washable and it would be difficult to clean without using water.
Overall, I would recommend this product simply because they do the job without any problems (no tearing and ripping during use) + plus I personally buy them every time I have an occasion.
As a kid you always find better uses for things than what they are intended for- in fact, i still sometimes use paper plates for purposes other than holding my food for me.
So, as you all may already know, Tesco value paper plates come in packs of 60 for roughly £1.20 (at last check) and are a cheap disposable way to serve food at parties or BBQ's that save on washing up.
But did you know that paper plates are an arts and crafts dream particularly in schools or even just as a hobby. I've used paper plates to make puppets, mosaics, learn about particularly ancient Greek art, make costumes, make snow flakes, and create some modern art along with using them to draw circles. Because they are round, provide their own borders and generally are more interesting than your average piece of paper, with the right creative mind you can pretty much use paper plates for any creative means.
For example, to make a puppet you simply paint or use various objects (eg wool for hair and pasta shells for the face) to make a character, stick the plate onto a wooden spoon or stick, and you have your very own puppet.
Mosaics quite often require tissue paper bit can also be painted on if you have a good hand, along with portraits and when learning about Greek art (for they used to paint stories and patterns onto their plates, cups, jars or general crockery) the border allows for the patterns they used to be painted on albeit with a bit of texture but in a proportionate manner to the way the Greeks did.
You can make quite good chain mail and hats using paper plates- simply paint the plates silver and attach them together with string in a sort of t-shirt shape, or fold then stick the plates together in your preferred hat shape. Attaching the plates together in particularly strings of three allow for quite a modern take on various portraits or masterpieces to be put on show. Of course things like costumes and such like will never last very long but it works for things like children's plays and such like.
To make rather pretty snowflakes you simply fold the plate into 8 triangles and cut away- though you may need large scissors as the safety ones don't quite cut it (pardon the pun) and i've broken quite a few pairs of safety scissors trying to make snowflakes in this way, but the end result os nearly always good.
All in all paper plates are brilliant for arts and crafts ad well as being a cheap way to serve food.
These paper plates are pretty bog standard as far as plates go, they're not any better or worse than other paper plates i've tried. I paid £1.20 for a fifty pack which works out at 2p per plate if my maths does't fail me. The plates come in a clear plastic wrapping, like cling film only thinner and less clingy. The packaging sadly can't be recycled and must be thrown away.
The plates are strong and sturdy and don't get bent too easily. You can fold them in half and bend them so they're not completely rigid, but if you hold them at one end and put a thick chicken drumstick at the other end it wont fall off the plate or bend it in half.
These are quite shiny and smooth. When you press your finger down on the plates it sticks a little bit if your hands are oily. Despite this, and I can't work out why, they don't absorb much grease or liquid. You can empty a lot of greasy sausages on to this and it only absorbs a little bit and even then the plate is very soggy. Each plate has small ridges around the edge which I suppose is for grip when you've been handling food with your fingers.
The plates are 22cm in circumference and this is more than enough space to pile on some party food. I wouldn't put too much uneven weight up one end though; if you slip your thumb or fold the corner your holding the lot will end up on the floor. You can feel the tension at the edge of the plate when holding them.
The plates are not too thick or thin, I wouldn't mind them being thicker if it meant they absorbed more liquid but sadly not. These are pretty much average. You can rip the plates in half when you're finished if you run out of space in your bin, or at a bonfire party, burn them.
The plates aren't brilliant white like top quality copy paper but they are clearly white and you can't see any dark spots or brown bits like many of the recycled paper plates you can get.
Overall these are pretty bog standard, I don't know what more i can say about these really, I'd recommend them and can only suggest you try them yourself. At 2p per plate they're not expensive and can be recycled except for the packaging.
With moving recently and having people helping to move me I have been handing out the odd sandwich, slice of cake, pastie and so on. All my crocks were well wrapped up for the move and I had no idea where they were so off I nipped to my local Tesco store to get something and that's when I found these Tesco 'Value' Paper plates and bought a whopping 50 of them for just £1.20 and I have to admit I couldn't believe the value of that little buy and the thought of no more washing up and just being able to throw them away really appealed to me!
The ones I bought are round and white in colour and reasonably thick with a circumference of 22cm so they're quite large without being huge and are smaller that my dinner plates but a big larger than my usual side plates and these are fluted looking to the edges to help support what you pop on the plate. They're flexible but not overly so and I found them strong and sturdy enough as well as very crisp and clean looking to give out with what I wanted and needed to on them.
Ok you couldn't plonk a roast dinner on these I doubt and nothing to wet or soggy or anything like that that needed to be on there a long time cos it would eventually seep through the plate but for a couple of rounds of sarnies, some toast, a piece or carrot cake and the likes these did the trick brilliantly for me and no one complained and when people finished using them in the bin they went!
These are very plain looking but for a buffet or adult get together or as I needed and used them I would give them the thumbs up but for kids parties and the likes maybe they are not thick enough and certainly not all that pretty or interesting to look at but if times are hard and you don't want to flash the cash at a product like these then they're really great and they really did serve me very well indeed!
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Earlier this week it was one of the girls' at works birthday so we were all nice enough to chip in for a cake (since we know how much she likes cake haha) and as it's the nearest place, and I like any excuse to go for a walk I went to Tesco to buy one. Thinking one step ahead I also decided to buy some paper plates so when we cut the cake and passed it around we could all happily eat a slice then save on the washing up afterwards!
The plates come in simple packaging, wrapped in thin plastic which is super easy to tear open. Being from the value range, the plates do not have much detail, only really that there are 50 in a pack!
The plated themselves are plain white (which can look a bit garish but this is the usual design of a simple paper plate anyway), with a ridged design atypical of paper plates all around the trim. Each plate measures 22 cm in circumference, and they are relatively thin but durable and strong enough to load on a whole heap of cake (and most likely other foods!) without feeling flimsy or weak. Being 22cm in size is actually a decent size, so although it is hard to tell from the picture they are not the size of a child's plate but not the size of a dinner plate but appropriately in the middle.
These plates are multi-purpose, and although only used recently for holding cake, we have also used these before at work when we ordered a pizza for a few of us to share and these were great for piling on a couple slices. Barbecues, birthday parties, probably even Christmas you name it, you can use these!
The best thing about these paper plates is no washing up after! Yippee! Trying to not damage the environment any more than is necessary I recycle these (and ensure everyone at work puts their used plate in the recycling bin too!) so they are a much better option than using real plates for quick bites.
A pack of 50 plates only costs £1.20 is dirt cheap and absolutely brilliant value. I think these plates are excellent and would definitely recommend them as they don't break the bank, are durable, easy to use and no washing up!
You know what it's like when you have a house party. All that washing up! It puts me off having a party just thinking about it.
When Oscar had his first birthday party, I decided to use paper plates. I loved the fact that I could relax and have fun with my son on his special day, rather than worrying about mountains of washing up afterwards. I picked these up in Tesco for £1.20 for a pack of 50 plates.
Considering their price, the plates held a surprisingly large amount of food, though greasy food (such as chicken wings) felt like they were going to fall through the plate! As we don't have a dining table, people had to hold their plates on their laps, and the plates held up well! They didn't buckle under the weight of the food (luckily for my carpet!).
After the party, we still had a good amount of plates left so my stepdaughter, Alice, and I made some fun masks with them, which Oscar loved looking at and playing with. I have also found them useful for mixing paint colours when doing crafting with the children (though be careful the plates don't get too wet!), so they have more uses than just for food!
Tesco Value Paper Plates.
My family and I frequently go out on day trips, and in order to save a bit of money I tend to make up a picnic, rather than pay out on extortionately over inflated food. Many tourist attractions tend to take advantage of the fact that you either don't know the surrounding area or are unable to exit the facility to gain access to more reasonably priced food. Having two boys who seem to be constantly hungry this can become unimaginably expensive and quickly, giving us less money to spend on souvenirs and gifts.
Well my oldest son finds eating outside on the floor or on a bench easy, not necessarily needing a plate, but for my youngest having plates helps immensely, if he has his own plate he is less likely to take a bite of something and place it back into the lunch box. Also I prefer to use a plate especially for salads and the like. I have in the past taken plastic plates and don't get wrong they did great and are practical and even eco-friendly, which is an added bonus, but when shopping in Tesco the other week, I saw these and thought that they would be great because I could completely dispose of them at the end of the picnic allowing me to stow the cooler bag away, and although not as environmentally friendly or frugal as plastic plates, the lure of practicality and ease got the better of me. There is also Tesco value plastic cutlery and plastic cups all of which are great value and enhanced our picnic.
The plates would also be great for parties or barbeques, making clean up so much simpler...no washing up...how cool is that! You can simply through them into a black bag and job done. These are recyclable which is great. And my kids can confirm their usefulness as a craft accessory. We have made clocks and masks using these and have also used them as a palette to hold paints and the kids have loved it. In fact my youngest still walks around wearing his mask that is covered in coloured feathers...lol!
These are from the Tesco frugal everyday value range and cost me £1.20 for fifty plates which I consider to be absolutely amazing value for money. They are 22cm in diameter which is an adequate size and are white so should you have a colour scheme for a party these will not clash. They are good quality but I do think the card is a little on the thin side but this does not detract from the overall use of the product and I found them to be perfectly acceptable for what I needed. The only problem I found is than my youngest son found it difficult to carry the plate without spilling the food so I was required to move the plate for him but this was no real problem once he was settled and eating.
Overall these plates were great for the price and I will definitely be re-purchasing these. I was very impressed with both the product and the price. I would definitely recommend these plates.
The whole 'you get what you pay for' phrase often applies to the basic or value ranges of the main suipermarkets, but every now and then a bargain will slip through and you'll find yourself wondering at how cheap something was for how effective it has been. One such product is the Tesco Value (now 'everyday') paper plates, ideal if you're after a good number of reliable disposable paper plates.
For £1.20, you get 50 plates, working out at just over 2p per plate. Already very cheap, the test really is how effective they are when being used. My initial fear was that these plates would get soggy really quickly depending on what they get used for and how they're used as well, bearing in mind there are a multitude of ways in which paper plates can be used. We don't have a garden at ours so the barbeque factor was out, although we've had paper plates at others' barbeques and I don't actually know what brand of paper plates they have.
We have however used these for barbeque type foods at kids' parties, most notably last year when we held a joint party for our son and one of his friends who both had their birthdays close together. We hired out the local tennis centre's function room and had to provide the food and drink and crockery etc all ourselves. The kids all had one of these, and they were covered in food, drink, streamers, bits of toys and broken balloons. They even ended up being thrown across the room by some of the kids who got a touch over excited. However, it actually took deliberate attempts at ripping them or folding them for any real damage to occur.
I'm not saying that these are reusable, as if you were to submerge them in water to wash them they'd soon disintegrate, but they certainly are sturdy. They're relatively small, I'd say ideal for kids or picnics, and the slightly ridged rim makes it easy to stack them and separate them and also hold them. It also provides some sort of visual design, meaning that it's not completely dull, not that this is necessarily a prerequisite for choosing paper plates!
We've also used them for picnics, and they're easy to use and dispose of, although if you'd rather and if you can find a way of doing it, they're also completely recyclable. The main point of these is to provide an easy to use plate, and they certainly fit the bill for our needs. We've a decent supply of them, and use them on a regular basis, as having a bunch of 9 year old jumped up and hyperactive doesn't mix well with china, and these actually are very useful if you need to work with it like this.
I'd say that for the price you pay and for the level of quality and reliability you get, these are a bargain. The packaging is nothing special, but the plates are sturdy and don't disintegrate easily so this is ideal. I'd recommend them to anyone after having a stock of these or wanting to spend a small amount of money to save any china being broken. Worth having a small stock of them for those occasions when you might need them. Recommended.
A couple of weeks ago I began to start stocking paper plates ready for the BBQ season which is soon approaching, I buy lots of paper plates for my BBQs and also my parties which I often have at my home on a regular basis as I love to entertain my family and friends. I do have quite a lot of people come over and so I always buy paper, disposable plates so it makes life so much easier at the end of the parties etc and saves all the washing up as it can become very tiring at the end of the day.
These plates come inside a transparent plastic wrapper, with a very basic label on the front with the colours of the value range from Tesco in blue and red, inside the wrapper there are 50 white, circular paper plates, they measure 25 cm diameter and a good size for the cheap price of just £1.20. The plates are quite strong and are a good strength. They hold food perfectly and do not tend to bend if the plate is full of food and over flowing as it often can be at my parties lol. The design of each plate is quite attractive, there is a ridge around the edge of the plate and so they are very easy to hold to take from the pile when wanting to use them. They are easy to part from the pile too as some of the higher brands tend to stick together but with these ones it is not the case. Some people tend to become annoyed when it comes to taking a plate to place their food onto but my guests have never complained at all when using these.
The are a good size to store in a cupboard to store for when they are needed, they take very little space and are handy for lots of other things too. I use these plates to do my painting days sometimes with my little grandson as he can paint a face onto them and cut holes to make eyes etc.
I have also used them sometimes to place cooked food onto if I am grilling food and I am feeling a little lazy and want to save time washing more pot plates as I sometimes find myself using a lot of pot plates and the washing mounts up a little, I especially use these for that purpose if I am cooking for a dinner party as I tend to use so many plates and I find it much easier to just grab one of these plates and place the food onto it to save time later washing the dishes etc.
I have also used these plates for when I have used a ear candle to remove my wax from my ears as cardboard is needed to place the candle into and these plates are so handy for that purpose and it then saves time trying to look around for a piece of cardboard.
They can be recycled and so there is certainly no washing up to be done at my parties, just how I like it and to save time in the kitchen etc.
They are ideal for picnics in the summer time and I have used these on many of these occasions and they can then easily be placed into a nearby bin in a park or picnic area or taken home to place into my recycle bin. They are also ideal for children's parties as they then safe for the little ones and cannot be broken. They are light enough for them to carry around the room or garden, so if the fall, they would not be a risk of cutting themselves with a paper plate.
They are very cheap and affordable for most budgets and they are very good quality and excellent value for money. I highly recommend these for anyone to buy as I do not think you would be disappointed with them at all and they are worth the price for happy fun times in the garden and home if you entertain a lot as I do myself. The amount of 50 is just a fabulous amount for any occasion and they can easily last for more than one party or BBQ in my opinion and worth their weight in gold for my entertaining.
I highly recommend these plates and I will continue to buy them because I think they are super value for money and are ideal for parties and BBQ's.
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We recently had a retirement do for a family friend which was thrown together rather on the hoof and on a budget due to his wife being taken ill just as arrangements were about to be made. It meant that we all pulled together to have a party but needed it to be as cheap and cheerful as possible, I was in charge of providing cups, cutlery and plates and thankfully we have a megastore sized Tesco just up the road so it was the first place I went.
These packs of paper plates are £1.20 for 50 which compared to the other ranges available was an absolute snip. Now as we were literally going to be using these for buffet food before slinging them anyway I was none too worried about the quality. As they were so cheap I actually bought 3 packs despite the fact we were only expecting around 60 guests, this meant we had enough for everyone to use at least 2 plates (one for buffet and one for cake potentially) with a number of spares.
They are pretty flimsy - I mean you get what you pay for here, you would not want to eat any hot food off these really and I would be worried about anything too wet (curry sauce or chilli for instance) because the paper is really quite thin (grease off the buffet food penetrated in a matter of seconds). However, for casual and quickly disposable use they are fit for purpose.
The diameter of these plates is 22cm so they are about the size of an average sideplate, again this is probably ideal for use in an environment where most people are eating standing up, these are easy enough to hold with one hand.
So, I have to say that these were just the ticket for our party and really are a bargain at the price - just don't try and use them for wet food and you should have no problems!
~Value for money from Tesco~
When out looking for some plain white paper plates I spotted this Tesco Value branded product amongst the fancier/ patterned paper plates in store. Having bought and used a good number of Tesco Value products over the years I felt I couldn't really go wrong buying these paper plates as they contained a good number of plates for just £1.20. In my opinion £1.20 is a very fair amount to pay for a total of 50 paper plates and the price most certainly compared well to the other similar products on sale that day.
The pack of plates came simply wrapped in a clear plastic shrink wrap, which allowed me to see exactly what I was buying. The simple yet effective wrapping kept all the plates neatly together. The Tesco Value label showed the only hint of branding on the pack, which I feel looked minimal and in keeping with the value theme of the product. The 22/ 23cms plates that I bought were not overly large, with them being just about the right size. I felt that the plates would be able to hold a good amount of buffet type food, allowing the filled paper plates to be held with ease by guests, without each plate being to large and wide.
Each plate was produced in a simple plain white, with a pleated outer edge effect that gave off a clean look that was minimal and not overly designed. The plates were very functional and did what they ought to do without being too thin so as to bend too quickly once filled with food, or being too bulky and thick so as to make them totally inflexible and awkward to carry. Having used the plates for their intended purpose I feel they were of a fair quality for the money paid and they are something that I would consider buying again in the future.
As mentioned the cost of a set of 50 paper plates was £1.20 which I feel is good value. The plates were not too big or small and seemed just about right in size and shape. A similar pack of 50 plates is on sale in a rival supermarket at this time for an extra 50p, which I feel shows what good value the Tesco plates are. My rating for the plates is 4 stars based on their value and functionality. Whilst I wouldn't say these plates are the best you can buy, I feel that they are very well priced and contain enough plates for 50 food servings, or 50 guests.
They are great for parties or just a get together especially if you have children,paper plates come in handy no washing up and they are great if you just want a quick sandwich and they aren't expensive at all very cheap but they work and that's all that matters really so I was happy pick up a couple of packets for less than 2 pound is great especially for having parties so I was happy that was one thing ticked off my list.