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      25.09.2013 17:02
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      Strong bags, easy to press and seal. Keeps food fresh.

      My daughter had been telling me about how good these bags were and that I should give them a go. So when I was shopping at Tesco I bought some to try. She had told me that they would be more suitable than the other brand I buy from Tesco. So I had to try them to see for myself if they were better. The bags come inside a cardboard box which has an opening which can be opened by just pressing the perforated line and pulling it open. The bags inside the box are very easy to pull out of the box without them all coming out of the box in a truck load. One simply just pops from it. The bags are a thick transparent plastic, the plastic is very durable and a lot stronger than some other plastic bags and have a kind of greasy feel to them. They are easy to open by just simply parting the seal at the top of the bag, it is a kind of sticky seal at the top which doesn't rip or tear while parting each one. At the top of each bag there is 2 green lines which is the sticky part of the bag. This part of the bag is the part which seals the bag when the contents are inside it. The bags are rectangle shape and measure approximately 8 and a half inches long by 7 and a half inches wide. They are a good size for placing food into them and once the food is inside, they can be sealed by just closing the top of the bag and then just gently running your fingers along the 2 green lines. I like to use these for my hubby's packed lunches, he usually takes 2 sandwiches which are 2 slices of bread to make the sandwich. He often takes 4 slices of bread if he is working later that day. 4 slices of bread can easily be sealed inside the bags. They are ideal for placing cakes, biscuits, mixed fruit from a bag or any food which you want to stay fresh. I use the bags for placing sultanas and currants in for when I go outdoors for the day with my little grandchildren. We recently went on a picnic and wanted to take these fruits with us and the bags were ideal for just eating during the picnic and for a snack on the way home. The fruit is nice and fresh every time some is taken from the bag and then the top can be re sealed again to keep it still fresh enough to eat later. I have placed left over food into the bags and then just popped them into my freezer, I freeze any food I possibly can and the bags serve me very well for freezing food too. It does tell me on the back of the box these bags are not suitable for use in the freezer but I have placed them in my freezer lots of times and they have been perfectly fine, so it is just a guideline in my opinion and are fine placed in the freezer from my experience of using them this way. Once I have taken the food from my freezer and left it to defrost, the food has been very easy to take out of the bags in the same way as any other freezer bags even though these are just food bags I cannot tell the difference. Would be ideal bags for placing a stack of pens inside to keep them in one place, paper, small note pads and also for hair grips so that you know where to find them and not having to search all over the home when you want to use a couple of them. Ideal for cotton wool balls and I have placed cotton balls inside them when I have used most of the amount in the original bag and just want to place the rest into a smaller bag. So these bags can be used for keeping things in one place and not just for keeping food fresh. There are 60 sandwich bags in the box and for this amount they only cost £1.57, I think the amount of bags in the box is a super amount and very good value for money in my opinion. Also the quality of the plastic is really good and an excellent one. I love the strength of these bags, means I can use a bag more than once depending what I place inside them. I also place bits and bobs inside them and just pop them on a very high shelf in a cupboard which is locked so my grandchildren cannot reach them for safety reasons because the bags can be easily opened by just pulling them apart and children would be able to open them too. I highly do recommend these bags, they are ideal for keeping sandwiches nice and fresh and also for various other items because they are really strong bags which can hold heavier items too. A well worth a try and although priced at a little higher price than some other brands, these ones I don't think you would be disappointed with how they work for keeping food nice and fresh and are reusable for a couple of times. Also on Ciao under my username pinky50. I give these 5 stars. Thank you for reading my review and I hope it has been of some help.

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      11.10.2012 10:24
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      Ready to use durable bags!

      It is no surprise that in our home we go through quite a few sandwich bags. Being that there are only two of us, we still manage to go through at least 3 bags a day that being for my husband's large lunch and for my daily sandwich needs. Whilst I will usually opt for sandwich bags from the cheapest range in the supermarket I was recently caught out with them being out of stock, and so turned to these Tesco Press 'N' Seal Bags instead. The sandwich bags are neatly packaged in a box which is a great feature in my opinion as it allows the sandwich bags to be neatly stored in a kitchen drawer in between uses. The box is cream in colour and depicts a picture of a sandwich with text to inform you of the 60 bags inside. The box has a perforated square along the edge of the top which can be pulled off during first use to enable a slot through which the bags can be pulled during subsequent use, rather like a tissue box. Inside, each bag is folded neatly one over the over within the box and pulls out easily. The sandwich bags look pretty standard in my opinion, each being translucent in colour with a green seal at the top of each bag. The bags feel slightly more heavy duty than value bags with none of the cheap flimsy feel that makes putting a finger through the bag an easy reality. They could potentially store four sandwiches inside, although I find that two sandwiches are a better fit. As the name would suggest, the concept of these sandwich bags is that the bag is opened at the seal, the food is placed inside and the seal is then firmly pressed along the line to reseal the bag and keep the food inside airtight. As these bags are produced by Tesco it is no surprise that they can only be purchased there and they currently retail for £1.57 per box. This makes each bag equate to a cost of around 3p each which isn't much to spend in my opinion. In my experience these sandwich bags are hardy little storage bags and with a thick layer of plastic encasing my sandwich I feel safe in the knowledge that my sandwiches are protected inside my lunch box. The seal works well, and is sticky enough to hold the sandwiches inside throughout the day ready to open easily at the intended lunchtime. As I only like to store two sandwiches inside each bag this means that we can potentially get through a box of the bags per month although this isn't a big price to pay in my opinion given that the bags are good quality and can be housed neatly inside my kitchen drawer. As the name would suggest these are bags designed purely for sandwiches and in my opinion they are not quite big enough to store other food items. However, cheaper bags can suffice for this purpose leaving my sandwiches happy and secure in their press 'n' seal bags. Although the bags themselves are not recyclable as far as I can see, the box is and therefore when the last bag has been plucked from the box, you can be safe in the knowledge that the housing can be chucked into the recycling bin. As a result of the above these bags will be scoring an excellent five stars from me and I would thoroughly recommend them. I hope this review has been of some help and thanks for reading!

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        09.10.2012 16:00
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        A great food bag.

        With my son having pack lunches at school, I found myself needing to find ways to contain his food in the lunch box. I decided on the Tesco sandwich bags as this is where I usually do my shopping so it was convenient to order them. For £1.57 I was greeted with 60 fair sized bags, and these will last us for at least a month as only one of my children use them so far. They do have many different storage uses, but I mainly use them for keeping sandwiches fresh, and storing other nibbles in my son's lunch bag. They are very easy to pull out of the box through the allotted opening which is easily opened when you first receive the box. Then each bag is very easy to pull separately out of the box, as they are not in a roll like most sandwich bags, instead they are sat in a pile in the box already separated. The bags are a great size, and although we mainly use them for sandwiches they are perfect for just about anything. We put cakes, biscuits, crisps, and just about anything in them which they hold with no problems at all. I find they are a great size, I can put one whole sandwich inside cut up into four pieces, and the bag closes easily with a little room for manoeuvre around the edges. The bags are really strong, I have never seen one rip yet even with my five year old son pulling at them trying to get in. They hold the food securely without any problems at all, and the seal ensures that the contents are completely protected. To seal the bags simply run your finger over the highlighted area at the top of the bag, and it will close the bag along the way. I find the food that is put in to the bag is kept fresh for a good few hours. We have used these for picnics in the past, and even after a car journey when we decided to have lunch everything stored inside these bags were fresh. They can be folded if only carrying a small amount of food without pushing the seal open, which is great as it means it only takes up the required amount of space. If you were making more than one sandwich you would need another bag, as although they are a great size they just fit a full sandwich inside. They are a great size to place around ham or cheese once they have been opened, and I find it is perfect at keeping them fresh. I like the seal provided, as I find them much more efficient at keeping food fresh unlike some of the bags that need to be tied to seal them. Overall I would highly recommend these sandwich bags as they get the job done. They are simple and very practical for something we use every day. They can be used to store food very easily, and we use them for a range of different occasions. They help keep my sons food fresh, without being too expensive for one time use. They come in recycled packaging, and cost around £1.50 for 60 bags which I think is fairly reasonable. I have used cheaper alternatives in the past, but always find myself coming back to these as they are hassle free.

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          07.10.2012 14:17
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          A good quality food bag which is great for packed lunches

          My son has a packed lunch for his school dinners and so I have to have a form of food bag in all of the time really. I will buy them from anywhere really but I am not keen on the ones which you tie with a little plastic fastener as they seem too much of a faff for me really so I will buy ones with tie tops or a press and seal fastening for ease of use usually. The ones I am using currently are the Tesco press and seal food bags which I have used many times before as well. The food bags come in a recycled cardboard box which is also recyclable again once empty! The packaging is quite simple really and simply tells us that this is a Tesco product, that there are sixty bags in the pack and it shows a picture of a sandwich as well to illustrate what the bags main use is. The box features a perforated front section which lifts up and you can then pull a food bag out. I find the bags come out individually most of the time so I don't have to stuff the excess bags back in on a regular basis or anything! The actual bags are a medium sized clear plastic bag. They are certainly big enough to hold a sandwich or wrap for my son which is the main reason I buy them. The bags feel really good quality too and not like they are going to rip at the slightest touch which is how I remember the bags my mum used for us when we were growing up to be as she used to buy them from the discount store and it was probably a pound for about 500! What I like about these bags is that once I have popped my son's lunch in them I can just press along the seal all the way across the bag and then I know the food in there is going to be kept fresh which is obviously important. The seal is really easy to do as well and so it is not like I am messing about trying to seal the bags which would put me off using them to be honest. I also use food bags to place my packs of cooked meat in once I have opened them so to keep them a bit fresher in the fridge. I do find if I have purchased a larger pack of ham than normal that I need to use a bag on either end of the pack to make it fully covered but if I buy a small square pack of ham then they fit in just the one bag. I use two bags to cover my open bacon pack as well and so these aren't just limited to school dinners. Whenever we go for a picnic these bags are used for all manner of thing to eat whilst we are there and they are also great for storing bits of craft items or parts of a lego set together with the instructions if needs be. A pack of sixty food bags cost £1.57 from Tesco but a box will usually last me a couple of months and so I think that it is a reasonable price to pay for a good quality food bag which is versatile, keeps food fresh and won't rip in your lunch bag. Thank you for reading my review!

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          04.10.2012 22:49
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          A good way to keep sandwiches fresh and together

          Although I tend to use wrapping foil to cover my husband and my work sandwiches every day, before that I used to purchase these Tesco Press and Seal Sandwich Bags and in fact I still have some in the drawer which I use when I have run out of wrapping foil. These Press and Seal Sandwich bags come in a box containing 60, and are currently priced at just under £1.60, which isn't the worst for the quantity of bags in the box. The reason why I used to purchase these bags, were firstly, that they are the perfect size for a sandwich, as you would expect given the name of the product. You can put a freshly made sandwich in and take it out easily, without it all coming apart because it is too tight a fit. The press seal at top looks as if it has the potential to come apart, but in all the times I have used the bags, never once have the seal let me down, and I have never thankfully opened my lunchbag to find my sandwich all over the place, so it is an effective seal. I wouldn't use this bag to carry a roll or bap for my lunch as it is simply too big to keep it from opening and the contents of your lunch from moving all around the bag, so that is a slight downside of the bags. THat is part of the reason why I tend to always use wrapping foil now, because I tend to use a mix of bread, rolls and baps when making our lunches, and the foil suits them all. These bags do however have more versatility that simply for sandwiches, as I have used them to carry biscuits for my little girl when out and about. I have used them to seal craft items that I want to keep separate. So, they are always a handy little seal proof bag to have in the kitchen cupboards. All in all, these are great bags and good value at that. If you are always making sandwiches then these bags are an ideal way to seal them and keep them together and fresh until lunchtime, however they wouldn't be suitable for baps or rolls as they wouldn't keep them together. With 60 in the bag they should also last a good length of time making them good value for money.

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          04.12.2011 21:03
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          Good quality product at decent price

          We have been buying and using Tesco Fresh Seal Sandwich bags now for over a year. We used them regulary most weekdays and sometimes on weekends, depending on what we are doing as family, They come in a cardboard box of sixty bags and for this you pay £1.40. So, that's pretty good value I think because these are decent and strong bags and just as good, if not better than the branded types you can get. Each bag is slightly opaque in colour but you can still see your sandwiches inside and they are about 20cm x 20cm though I haven't measured them, I'm guessing. Each bag has a green seal for keeping the contents fresh. We use them for our son for his sandwiches every day when he takes them to school and we use ours for work. I have used mine more than once and you are able to do this as they are reusable (I think) as I have re used mine and so has my other half. You cannot use these though for storing stuff in your freezer - you need proper freezer bags for that, and its not a great idea to use them in any kind of an oven either - the cardboard box makes this very clear on the reverese, unfortunately I did this once and I learned from my own experience. They are strong and durable I peronally feel, and certainly keep our food fresh. We also use them when we go out on family picnics or when we go camping or fishing with the little lad. My son also keeps some of his collection of badges in one of them and his plastic men in another. I know they're not meant for this but it just demonstrates, I think, how strong these bags are. I hope readers find this review useful. I tried to get in as much information as possible. Review also posted on Ciao as sorehead

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          01.08.2011 11:03
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          Exactly what you need to keep your sandwiches fresh

          Ever since my Josh started school back in 2002, I've always sent him to school with a packed lunch for dinner time. Well that's not strictly true as when he first started I paid for school dinners for his very first week. But ever since I have been sending him with a packed lunch. He hated school dinners and didn't eat anything at all at school. This is why I buy these Tesco press and seal sandwich bags. ~Tesco Press And Seal Sandwich Bags~ These sandwich bags come in a recycled cardboard box, which has a perforated edge to enable me to be able to remove the bags from the box easily one by one. There are 60 bags in the box which are slightly frosted in color they're not totally transparent although I can see through the bag to see what's inside. Each bag measures 19 by 21.5 cm and close to the top of the bags is a green seal strip which enables me to seal my sandwiches inside the bag and keep them fresh. The bags are individually folded and packed in the box which I appreciate, as I can't be doing with these bags that are stuck together with perforations, as I always end up pulling one and ending up with the whole lot rolling around the kitchen. To open the bag I just pull the two edges apart, taking care not to touch the seal strip, so that the bag can be sealed again if need be. I find the bags to be the perfect size for Josh's sandwiches, he only takes two slices of bread with the filling of his choice, cut in half and this fits just nice into the little sandwich bag. So his sandwiches can be placed into his lunch box along side his other bits and bobs that he takes to school for his lunch. I sometimes use the bags if I'm putting a cake or something similar into his lunch box, so as to keep that fresh also. These bags do indeed keep the food I put into them fresh, I sometimes use the bags to store things in the fridge, with the bags having a seal this guarantees me that my food will remain fresh. I have been known to put opened blocks of cheese in these bags and they keep the cheese nice for quite a while. I would definitely recommend these food bags, especially if you have a child who takes a packed lunch to school each day. They are very easy to open and seal shut again, so even a child wouldn't struggle to keep things fresh in their lunch box. ~Warnings~ Not to be used in the microwave or conventional oven. Not recommended for use in the freezer, freezer bags should be used for this as they are a lot stronger and designed specifically for that purpose. As always with products such as these please keep out of the reach of small children to avoid the risk of suffocation. ~Other information~ These press and seal bags can be found in Tesco stores and cost about £1.40 for a box of 60. I'm quite happy with these bags as they are strong, don't rip easily, in fact I don't think I've ever had one bag in all the time I've been buying them that has ripped. So really good quality food bags that keep food nice and fresh, highly recommended. 5 Stars then for a box of food bags that do what they claim too. Thank you for reading my review which may also be posted on other sites.

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