Product Type: Tesco in Homeware
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Tesco Value Paper Plates
Member Name: katyj10
Tesco Value Paper Plates
Advantages: Fun to play with
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.
Summary: Great buy, repeat purchase guaranteed!
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