Product Type: Tesco in Homeware
Newest Review: ... 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... more
A Party Essential at a Value Price!
Tesco Value Paper Plates
Member Name: northernlovely
Tesco Value Paper Plates
Advantages: Price, easy to use
Disadvantages: Slightly thinner
Since I've had my daughter, we've had quite a few buffets. We had her first birthday, which we celebrated with a party at home, her baptism, for which we hired a hall and did the catering ourselves, and Christmas, when we had the family over. For these we bought special paper plates and cups etc - 'Happy 1st Birthday' 'Baptism Day' and so on - but we needed some 'spares' in case we ran out and in case people wanted to take some food home with them and so on.
We picked up the Tesco Value Paper Plates for a very very reasonable £1.20 for 50, I've since seen them in Poundland but I couldn't comment on whether they are the same quality or not - even so, £1.20 is still a bargain. They come very plainly wrapped in clear cello with the Tesco Value logo on the front. It is part of a range of Tesco Value disposable party goods as I've also seen and purchased cutlery and plastic cups in the same range.
The plates are standard size 10 inch white paper plates (you call them paper, obviously they're card) with a ridged / scalloped edge and a light coating on them so you can put sauces on the plate and they don't go soggy. They look fine once out of the packet - just like standard paper plates, though they are ever so thinner than the party wear I bought for her birthday and baptism which I purchased from Hallmark, obviously at a much inflated price. That said, they'll easily hold a plate of buffet, dessert, leftovers, you name it, without any problems at all.
The great thing about Tesco Value Paper Plates is that with them being plain, we used the left over ones from her birthday at the baptism and even had some left over for Christmas! They're very versatile, we've even used them for arts and crafts, and I'll certainly be buying more when we have another occasion. They'd be great for picnics, I take them into work to share out cake, when we have BBQs and of course, no washing up - they go straight in the bin (preferably the paper recycling bin).
Overall I cannot recommend them enough. For some special occasions, I've gone with decorated plates but these are great as an extra or a spare and they've come in very handy many many times. I will give them four stars out of five, absolutely brilliant value for money and indispensable for so many occasions!
Summary: Brilliant value, essential party item
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