Product Type: Tesco in Homeware
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Tesco Value Paper Plates
Member Name: l500589
Tesco Value Paper Plates
Date: 04/01/13, updated on 24/05/13 (122 review reads)
Advantages: The price
Disadvantages: Considering the price - Nothing!
It has become a tradition (thanks to my wife) in my house each year to host a 'Boxing Day Party' where friends and family all come to our house armed with bottles of wine, and cans of lager, ready for a wild and crazy party!
Each year my wife and I also contribute to the drink, and on top of that we put on a bit of a finger buffet consisting of simple foods such as sandwiches, sausage rolls, cocktail sticks, chicken drumsticks, crisps, cheese and crackers etc etc.
For as long as I can remember we have always purchased paper plates for our guests to use to pile food onto, although I cannot say that I have ever really paid much attention to the paper plates. This year we did our 'Boxing Day Party' food shop from Tesco, as I had saved up the club card points all year to help towards the cost of the food, and so along with our food, we also purchased our paper plates from Tesco for a bargain price of £1:20 for a total of 50 plates!
The plates come tightly packed together in a clear wrapping with the simple Tesco Value brand label inside, and at first glance you would not believe that the pack could contain 50 plates!
Once unwrapped though the reality hits home that the plates are very thin, but to be fair they are tougher than they look. They are a slight off-white colour, and have a rim around the outside to help keep the food on them. In terms of size they have a diameter of 22 cm, which looks pretty standard to me, but I'm sure you could get bigger or smaller ones. They are made from a stiff paper material, almost like cardboard, giving them a bit of strength and stability.
Throughout our party the plates seemed to do the job very well, and I did not hear anyone complaining about them, or having any noticeable difficulty using them. I think paper plates are not really considered by most people to have any real importance other than providing a surface to pile your food onto, and then throw away into the bin afterwards to save the toil of all the washing up. So with that in mind these plates do their intended job very well, and with the added bonus of the £1:20 price tag for 50 paper plates meaning that they only work out as just under 2.5 pence per plate, then who can possibly complain? Certainly Not me!
Recommended as they do what they need to do!
Thanks for reading.
© L500589 2013
Summary: They do what they need to