“ Brand: Tesco / Type: Sandwich bags / Freezer bags / Food storage „
My daughter takes packed lunches into school each day, so (although I do to recycle bread bags) we do need bags to keep sandwiches in, in order to stop them falling apart, and to stop wet fillings getting onto other lunch items. A pack of these costs 63 pence for 75, less than a penny each, and they are apparently suited for the freezer as well as the lunchbox, although I personally have only used them for lunches.
The bags measure 25.5cm x 31.5cm and come on a tear off roll, with the box also containing white wire twisty ties. I find these much more secure than the foldover top style bags, although for those with very young children the tie may be a concern. .They also have handles which can be tied if you would rather not use the wire. The bags tear from the strip easily, although occasionally they do rip in such a way that one breaks. It isn't a huge loss at less than 1p a bag, but it all adds up.
The bag, which is made of a see through but slightly frosted plastic, is a good size to hold a round of sandwiches, provided you use a nice standard loaf rather than a freshly baked crusty one. It can also be used to store washed grapes, raisins, and other small snacks. Provided you either tie the handles or use the cable ties it is very secure, although I struggle to see how these would be useful for the freezer.
There isn't much more to say on these really - they are bags, you can put things in them, and then put them in a box. 3 stars!
I always have food bags in the house - I find that they have any number of uses besides the one that they are designed for (for which I also use them quite a lot!). As I generally use the bags just once, the cheaper I can purchase them for, the better and these Tesco Value food bags certainly fulfil that criteria at 50p for 50 bags. Being from the value range, they are definitely no frills - they come simply in a roll with a paper covering containing basic product labelling.
The bags are separated with a perforated line so it is easy to rip a bag off from the roll without ripping in to the next bag. The bags feel quite thin and have a cloudy appearance rather than being completely clear. They are quite generous in size and can comfortably fit sandwiches in them - the main use that I have for them. They do not self seal but can be sealed for freshness with a tie or there is plenty of surplus bag to allow you tie a knot in it too. Despite feeling quite thin, they are quite tough and I have not had any problem with them ripping or getting a hole in them. I also use these as freezer bags for storing food in my freezer and they are great for this too.
They keep the food fresh and hold crumbs well too so prevent any mess. They will also hold quite heavy items (my husband often bags up surplus screws, nuts and bolts in these) without breaking, so I would describe them as surprisingly tough. For the pennies they cost, these really are great bags and do the job for which they are intended very nicely indeed! I would definitely say that these are worth having in the house as they have so many uses.
I did an uncontrollable loud piggy snort while packing Tesco's Value Food Bags into a flimsy Tesco plastic bag recently - I couldn't help it, this was evidence that my self-talk subconscious had momentarily entered into reality; it startled me as much as the girl on the till. Several people witnessed it. I was semi embarrassed mainly due to my inability to cover up my spontaneous hilarity of thought. Indeed, I had just witnessed myself putting plastic food bags into another plastic bag - as if that wasn't enough plastic! Without realizing I've enrolled into the plastic population world - as if I 'needed' more plastic in my life. It is a manic condition that has swept urban life by storm and me with it - you cannot escape from the plastic invasion - a plastic reminder is everywhere, on street corners, aimlessly tied to tree branches, field gates, floating in a park, being gripped by blue fingered shoppers as if their life depended on it. Therefore, it makes perfect sense that we 'must' wrap our food up in the stuff. I'm no different; it appears I can't get enough of our plastic world. To top it all I pay by plastic - the till girl looked plastic, slotted neatly into her plastic till cubical. Her forehead shone like a 'Lego toy.'
Far more hygienic to store food than in newspapers - page three is filthy.
The word 'value' aids the impression the Tesco consumer is indeed getting 'value for money'. This works in the same way as 'Great Offer' or 'Roll-Back' which supermarkets tend to systematically print-out on their product ranges. Like sheep we flock to such deals and because Tesco Value Food Bags has uncomplicated tubular packaging and graphics, the chances are the product is cheaper than any other, duly because it has in-house branding and looks as if the in-store General Manager has done the graphic design packaging - the less eye-catching the graphics, the lower the product price. Each pack of Tesco's Value has fifty plastic bags - the girth is wide enough to fit in two standard sized turkey rolls; you can fit four rolls without too much of a squeeze.
The dimension of the food bag is: 25.525 X 31.55 centimetres. The bag functions efficiently as a food bag, the 0.01397 mm bag thickness has been engineered to approximate precision this is evident in modern day plastics. Greater elasticity adopts itself to a thinner thickness and will stretch in accordance to the food storage - obviously within reason. The idea of squashing in a Victoria Sponged caked sphere is not advisable, this'll no doubt compromise the shape of the sponge and with all the will in the world the elasticity is not designed for such a wide girth. Smaller treats such as peanuts, Fat rascals, almond slices, blueberry / chocolate muffins, sausage rolls, fruit, or flap jacks; size-wise is preferred. For extra freshness, pull the wire tie to close up the food bag opening.
To stop cinema bag rustling, pop your popcorn or jelly babies into a food bag and consume quietly while in the cinema. Refrain from putting the bag over your head - it could lead to suffocation and within minutes - death. Therefore, read the directions that are included in the products packaging. Ideal for transporting fish from tank to tank - the food bags are not a bad temporary option for gold fish, naturally, remove any food prior to offering the fish temporary accommodation.
Price: One whole penny per bag. This equates to 50 pence for 50 bags per pack. A 'bag'ain!
Avoid storing sharp objects in the food bag; it'll make it more prone to splitting while in transit. Those saddled up to recycling practices, these bags are recyclable and one of the better food bags compared to other brand of food bags although remove the wire tags prior to chucking them away in the recycling bin. Many people forget this tiresome task - the thin wire can trap wildlife and choked birds to death if the wire is not dealt with appropriately - Highly recommended for keeping food fresh and storing for a day or so.
There are certain items within the kitchen which you begin to rely on more and more, until one day, when you run out of that item, hell breaks loose. Food bags are one of those things you can't live without. In my house at least, they are relied upon every morning and evening to package food for lunch-boxes, to keep left-overs fresh, often even to hold non-edible items in security - like odd batteries, screws/bolts, buttons, etc. Anything lacking substantial weight in need of minor protection from outside interference or the possibility of loss is welcome in a Food Bag - be that food or otherwise.
Tesco have created a cheap variety of Food Bag which has decent durability, decent dimensions (255 x 315 mm), and an un-beatable price tag of 50p per 50 sheets (1 pence per single sheet!). You don't want these bags to be too big, because then the material is stretched more as you try to fill them with more food. The size of these value variety is just right because you won't find yourself putting in too much stuff, and you can be sure that what ever you do put in will likely not snap the bag. Placing anything remotely sharp into a bag will stretch it in places and eventually tear it. The end of a banana for instance can tear the plastic. However, if all you are doing is putting the banana in the bag and placing the bag in another bag/box then it should be fine. I wouldn't trust the bags with any loose liquid as a slightly hole would be disastrous, and the tops of the bags don't seal air tight. Anything you do keep inside will remain fresh and clean, prolonging life.
The bags have two methods of closure: Included are wire ties for securing the bags at the top - these are effective, but can lead to tears themselves if they intrude into the plastic at an angle. The other method is to simply tie the end of the bag shut as you would the lases of a shoe, but this can end disastrously if the tie isn't strong enough and the bag opens unintentionally spilling the contents out!
The Food Bags come in basic packaging, and inside you'll find a roll of 50 basic bags. You'll struggle to find anything wrong with them and should just take them as they are, use them until they are gone and then buy more. 50p is a great price and despite the bags weaknesses, if used correctly with the right substances inside, they will last the duration of a working day, keeping food fresh and safe.
I've been buying Tesco Value Food Bags for several years now, and although I've tried more expensive sandwich or freezer bags during that time, I've not yet found any which have compelled me to trade up permanently.
Food bags are an essential item in my kitchen. I like to make sure food is thoroughly wrapped up in the fridge or cupboard once opened, and food bags are ideal for this.
The Tesco Value Food Bags come in a roll of 50. They are not identified as small or medium as more expensive bags are, but I would classify them as medium. Each bag is large enough to easily hold two sandwiches, that is four slices of bread. They have been rebranded in the Tesco Everyday Value range since the last time I bought them, and are priced at 62p.
The bags are of a thinner and more rustly plastic than their pricier counterparts, and are a bit more opaque than those. I'd compare them to the bags you get in the supermarket for fruit and veg. Despite being quite thin and easy to tear when you're in a hurry to get at your lunch, I've never actually found one to tear accidentally.
I suppose my only complaint would be that the twisty plastic and metal things which come with the bags for using to close them (do they have a name?) are of really inferior quality, to the point of being not much use at all. I never use them, preferring to tie a knot in the bag to close it.
For the price of these bags, they really are excellent value. I use them all over the kitchen as well as for our lunches to take to work, and I've had absolutely no problems with them whatsoever.
WHAT ARE THEY?
Plastic food bags that come in a roll and cost less than 50p for 50 bags. There are also 50 plastic covered wire ties included and they are tucked into the first bag on the roll because these do not come in a box to keep the cost down.
WHAT I THINK
The bags feel quite thin but they are a lot stronger than they look. The bags measure 25 x 31cm and that makes them perfect for sandwiches that have been cut in half or filled bread rolls. They are hard to tie into a knot because of how thin they are but when you use the wire ties it is much easier.
They are not very good for using as freezer bags and when I tried it the meat I was storing got freezer burn after only a few days. For sandwiches they are very good and strong. I always wrap my children and husbands sandwiches in cling film or aluminium foil before putting them in the bags for extra protection while they are being transported to work and school.
They don't rip easily and even the corners do not become damaged unless you are very rough with them. I keep blocks of cheese in the fridge in one of these food bags, my husband and I both love cheese and the bag stays in good condition for a few days even though we remove the cheese several times a day. I tried to put some soup in one of the bags once for storage in a flask but the bag leaked from somewhere, I think it was the seam along the bottom of the bag.
I have also sent sweets to school on my daughters birthday in these bags so that she could give them out to her friends after school. The lollipop sticks punctured the bags but this would have happened with any food bag I think.
4 Dooyoo Stars.
I always buy these food bags. My mum used to buy these when I lived at home and I was quite impressed with the quality of them so I had no worries at all buying these when I moved out.
As they are Tesco Value (probably now been rebranded to Tesco Everyday Value) they are only available in Tesco stores where they retail at around 50p for 50 bags. As this works out at just 1p a bag they are without a doubt the cheapest I have seen even compared to Poundland.
The bags don't come in a box and instead they are rolled up and the roll is held in place by a white piece of paper. Inside the roll you will find the wire ties to seal them with. For some reason as I was growing up these were always called twiddlydiddlys! It seemed completely normal up until recently but now I realise the sensible name is wire ties.
The bags are made of a clear and quite thin plastic. They are a good size of around 20cm x 30cm and I find this is plenty big enough and they accomodate a sandwich with ease.
I don't tend to use the wire ties unless the product inside is particularly messy such as a pasta in sauce but using these is simple, you simply twist the top of the bag closed and then wrap the tie around it and twisting to secure.
I find the bags to be strong. I've never actually encountered one breaking and I have put lots of different stuff in these from potatoes to toilet roll! I also find them great to pop your toothbrush in when going away.
I tend to use these for keeping food fresh. I use them daily for my partners lunchbox and I also use them to wrap up opened food such as ham or biscuits. I find that these bags really help to retain freshness and therefore food lasts much longer.
These bags are basic food bags but they do their job extremely well. At 1p a bag they are an absolute bargain and I will buy them time and time again.
When it comes to cupboard staples, food bags are something that you will always find stuffed in my cupboards. There are many uses for these versatile bags. The brand I'm using at the moment is these food bags from the Tesco Value range.
I have a stash of both Asda and Tesco food bags in the cupboard as I seem to buy them even when I don't need them! These Tesco Value food bags cost me around the 50-55p mark for 50 food bags altogether.
The bags come on one big roll, like bin bags do, and you simply pull the end bag away from the roll and tear it away from the next bag. The packaging also contains 50 ties, these are all connected and just a simple tug will release each individual tie, these are made from plastic. I never use the ties and usually opt to knotting the food bag if I need to tie it up so they are quite useless for me.
The bags themselves are quite thin, although they are thin they still hold food well. They are approximately 25cm x 31cm so quite big for what they are. I've found that they can hold a whole sandwich (without being halved) and still be tied up at the top keeping sandwiches fresh.
My main use for the food bags are keeping things fresh in the fridge, sticking a packet of ham keeps so much nicer in a food bag than in nothing and it fits in the bag with ease. They also get used a lot for picnics and packed lunches. I've also used the bags for other non-food related things too, I keep all of my personal hair bands in one so that they are separated from my daughters hair pieces. I keep a couple of tea lights in one upstairs. The list of things these food bags can be used for is endless!
I'd definitely recommend these food bags if you are looking for something to keep food fresh, they are strong and have a nice size. The price is great for the quality of the Tesco value bags.
Although I try my best to use reusable plastic containers when I can, there are times when these aren't really suitable, or when my freezer is so full that a bag is the only way to go for fitting something in. At these times, food bags do come in quite handy.
Over the years, I've tried different types some thin ones that won't last more than one use, some thicker that can be re-used after washing, some large, some small. I'll be honest, although the eco friendly part of me hates throwing stuff away, washing plastic bags is a chore that I really do not have the time, energy or let's face it the inclination for 99% of the time!
For this reason, these days I tend to opt for cheaper thinner bags that do the job, but then go in the bin afterwards. We don't get through too many because as I say I try to use plastic food containers for most things, but when you have a single chicken breast it wouldn't half fill even a small takeaway style container, and some things like pastry I've made but don't want to use/cook yet keeps best with the air away from it so a bag is a far better storage container for these items.
These Tesco value food bags come on a roll with a white label around them to show what they are, so it's a good start in terms of packaging - no box! The roll has 50 bags each of which is approximately 25x30cm. Not massive perhaps, but big enough for the sort of things I use them for certainly. Being made in Thailand these have travelled more airmiles than I'd ideally like, but they are about as thin as it's possible to get a bag to be and still have it hold together I think, so a lot less materials gone into making them than many other bags I could be buying.
Being a very thin plastic, it's very easy to see what the item inside the bag is, however as I find that say a single pork loin steak can look very similar to a few slices of bacon when frozen, I do tend to label everything. These do not have any special area on them to write on, and being very thin I find it best to write on the bag before I put the contents into it rather than afterwards. A permanent marker pen works just fine on these for this purpose, so I just pop the word 'ch bst' or 'ch th' or 'ch drm' on them along with the date I freeze them.
Overall, I'd say these are perfectly acceptable single use bags. They're cheap (around 50p for the pack of 50), and they're not overly complicated - no ziplocks or any other silliness to be wasted. So, whether you're on a budget or not, and if you want something that's not too horrendous for the environment bag wise, these aren't too bad.
Like most people I suppose, I am watching the pennies and for this reason I often like to try out some of the more basic or value ranges that supermarkets offer. One of the items that I have now been using for a number of years is the Tesco Value food bags. When I was at University I used to take a packed lunch with me everyday as this worked out so much cheaper than buying a sandwich in Central London! To carry my sandwiches around I tried many branded food bags before stumbling across the Tesco Value variety and I have not looked back since!
The food bags come in a very basic packaging, consisting of a piece of paper that is wrapped around the roll of food bags to hold it in place. The paper basically has the Tesco value logo in red and white printed on it. Each roll contains 50 plastic bags and a roll is priced at 42p - that's less than a penny a bag! Along with the food bags we are also given a set of wire ties to tie up the food bag once the item is in there. To be honest I find these to be quite fiddly (and not just the Tesco value brand) so I don't use these, instead preferring to either fold the bag over itself or simply tying a loose knot at the top to prevent items from falling out. Each bag in the roll is separated by a perforated line, which can be torn easily to remove the bag.
Given that these are a basic product it should come as no surprise that the bags themselves are quite thin - certainly thinner than some of the branded products that I have used in the past. Having said that I think they do an excellent job and can hold quite a lot without tearing.
As I explained earlier, I used to use these bags mainly to carry sandwiches around. When I go out shopping I also try to take a few healthy snacks with me such as chopped fruit or vegetable sticks as this stops me wasting my money on junk and is healthier too! They hold these items well without tearing.
I have also recently started to freeze a lot of food. I live on my own and find that items like bread can start to go off before I get to the end of the loaf. For this reason I tend to freeze slices of bread in food bags which I can just take out when I need. I also find that if I buy frozen foods like fish fingers or burgers, the boxes can take up a lot of room in the freezer and so I will take the items out of the packaging and place them in food bags, which frees up a lot of space. I have also used these to freeze meat and chicken. In all cases the bags work really well and do not tear, although I am careful not to overpack them.
Overall then, I am really pleased with these food bags - they're cheap and relatively strong. I can't really fault them and so they come with a high recommendation from me.
I purchased these bags with the intention of using them for my sandwiches in my lunchbox for work, but have since found a number of other uses for them.
I use them for the following, sandwiches and other lunchbox items, freezer and fridge food, and also to help keep food fresh in the cupboard the list could go on and on I don't want to bore everyone.
They are very cheap at 50p for 50 bags which measure 25.5 by 31.5cm, at 1p a bag I find these a lot cheaper than other brands.
I know a lot of people say you get what you pay for but in this case these are very good value for money and since buying them I will not be buying any other brands.
However these are not quite as thick as some of the other bags on the market, and also are not sealable but I find rolling them over is plenty good enough.
They come rolled up in a similar way to bin bags you simply tear off a bag when you need it they have a perforated edge making this very easy. They are wrapped in paper displaying the Tesco value logo which is not very attractive but hey they are only sandwich bag. Although the bags themselves are not recyclable the paper sleeve the roll comes in is.
I would recommend these bags you may need to look around a little as Tesco stores seem to tuck the cheaper brands away.
I hate buying food bags or freezer bags I always save the waxed cereal packets and bags that I get my fruit and veg in to use rather than throwing them away and then buying bags, sometimes however I have to give in and buy a roll of food bags and when I do I make sure I opt for cheap ones. The ones I recently bought were Tesco Value Food Bags, at just 42p for a roll of 50 bags they seemed the best value for money.
Being part of Tescos value range the packaging is the in the same basic style as the rest of the range, the food bags are sold in a box which is mainly white with the Tesco Value logo on the front. There is a red band going across the box which informs the customer that the box contains 50 food bags which come on a roll.
Inside the box the bags are presented on a roll and come with little metal ties covered in paper that can be twisted around the bag to secure it, personally I never use these as I prefer to tie the bags up or if using them in a lunch box I just fold the end over. I do keep these little ties though as they often come in handy for plants when the paper is pulled off them the wire can then be used to support stems. The bags are approximately 25cm's x 31cm's and are quite thin.
To use you simply need to pull the bags from the roll and tear along the perforated edge, I do find this needs to be done carefully as the bags can tear if you pull too hard.
I have been using these bags for roughly 3 weeks now and have been pleased with them. I use them for lunches, the bags are plenty big enough to contain a sandwich or a piece of cake, they keep the food fresh and keep flavours and smells separate. I use them in my fridge when the cheese I buy doesn't come in a resealable pack, I also use them in the freezer too. I often bake at the weekends and freeze cakes and biscuits in individual portions making it easier to just grab from the freezer for lunches, the bags are ideal for this.
All in all these bags are a bargain, they are thin and basic with no fancy seal at the top of the bag but they do their job perfectly well. They keep the food fresh and keep flavours separate in a lunch box or fridge. I still prefer to re use bags rather than buy them but when I have to buy some I would certainly buy these again.
If you use food bags and don't mind basic then I would recommend these from Tescos Value range.
Being on a bit of an economy drive at the moment, my husband and I decided a couple of months ago that we would both begin to take packed lunch to work daily rather than buying lunch out every day as this can be very expensive. My husband likes to take sandwiches or cobs for lunch and I needed something to wrap them in to keep them fresh. I was quite shocked when I first started looking at different sandwich bags in the shops as some can be rather expensive. As my husband has a plastic lunch box the sandwich bags didn't need to be anything fancy just something to help keep the bread from going stale. This is when I spotted the Tesco value sandwich bags in my local store and thought that they would be worth a try.
The bags are simple thin clear plastic bags that are wrapped together in a small roll and covered with a paper sleeve. Inside the roll there are a strip of plastic coated wire wraps that you can use to seal the bags once you have placed the contents inside. I know these type of bag seals can be a little fiddly compared to the more expensive bags which have self-seal strips but this did not concern me really as long as they seal in some way.
I paid just £0.60 for a roll of 50 bags. Each bag is 25.5cm x 31.5 cm so a fairly good size and plenty big enough to fit in a sandwich or a couple of filled rolls. The bags are not the strongest available but they do the job well if it is just to wrap something up to keep it fresh for a short time. I would not suggest using these bags for freezer bags they are just not strong enough. But I have used them to wrap a cake or couple of biscuits in and to place opened packets of cooked meats and cheese in to provide an extra barrier against the air getting to them and drying them out.
Overall I will certainly continue to buy these food bags they may not be the best quality but they do the job perfectly well for what I need them for and are great value.
Value is the basic range of food and household products from Tesco.
There are freezer or normal food bags available in the Value range. This review discusses the normal Food Bags. Each pack offers 50 plastic bags which each measure 25.5 x 31.5cm. Also included are wire ties for securing the bag.
The bags can be used for storing any type of food. The food should be placed in the bag, the air expelled and then secured with the wire tie. The bags come in a roll and can be torn to seperate. The outer packaging consists of a thin paper rolled around the bags with a few pieces of information on it.
These food bags are only available from www.tesco.com or instore. They are priced at 50p.
I like to keep a supply of food bags are home for whenever they are needed. I purchased the Tesco Value Food Bags a few weeks ago and at 50p, they aren't going to break the bank! The packaging is nothing startling and has been kept to a minimum, I was quite surprised little wire ties were included in strip form and they need to be seperated.
The bags are a good size and certainly bigger than many food bags I have used before. They aren't flimsy which is good as the last thing I wanted was to place food inside the bag splits! Anyway, these bags are used for a few different things in my home.
When the weather is sunny, we like to go for picnics or days away. I usually make up some sandwiches and these food bags are ideal for storing the sandwiches. I can comfortably fit 2 large, filled pieces of bread into one of these bags with plenty of room to spare. The air is easily removed from the bags and with a little fiddling, the wire tie wraps around the bag sealing in the contents. I usually placed the sandwiches within a box too and they are kept in one piece and fresh. Other picnic uses include placing fruit inside as there is plenty of space or even yoghurts.
When there is only a small amount of cereal left in a box, to save space, I pour the cereal into a bag and store it in the cupboard. The cereal is kept crisp, fresh and I save precious cupboard space. This also applies to pasta as often the packets which claim to reseal don't.
I often buy Lush products which can be used over the course of a few days/weeks. If I cut a bubble bar or soap up to use, I place the rest into one of these bags, tie up and it can be kept in my bathroom cupboard. I prefer this way as the Lush bags tear too easily. I can also store partially used Yankee Wax Tarts in these bags for using later on.
These are tough bags and so versatile. I tried to put my rather sharp nail through one and it did take a while to split though once it did, it continued splitting so like most food bags, not designed for anything too sharp. For light foods which you want to keep fresh whilst transporting, these do the job nicely. The wire ties should be removed before disposing of these bags. Once the wrapper is opened, it is no good so I place my bags inside a drawer and keep the ties nearby.
At 1p a bag, these are certainly worth it and come highly recommended by me!
Being a University student one of my biggest struggles is learning to budget and save all the pennies that I possibly can in anticipation of unexpected expense such as a £50 book that will suddenly pop up on my reading list. Given the money saving that I have to do my best friends have become Sainsbury's basics, Smart Price and Tesco value.
During my first year I picked up the tesco value food bags as I had limited cupboard and fridge space due to living in a small university owned accommodation so I gathered that taking things out of their boxes such at tea bags and putting them into bags etc would free up some space in both the cupboards and the fridge.
I have tried other Tesco Value products such as tinned foods and fizzy drinks and had been pleased with them so I gathered that these inexpensive food bags would do the job I know a lot of people have qualms with buying Tesco value but for what I needed to bags for I decided I didn't have much to lose.
The bags themselves come in a roll of 50 bags. The bags are rectangular and opaque and I was pleasantly surprised that they weren't incredibly thin as I thought they may be. They also came with 50 wire ties which is very convenient as it means that the bags can close to keep contents together and fresh.
I have used the bags for sandwiches too and used the ties and the freshness of the sandwiches after several hours was still perfect. As for the extra storage room I have used the bags for tea bags and also sugar and flour that I have got from home during visits and taken it back with me in the food bags.
The bags cost 55p from Tesco making them very cheap especially for 50 bags! For the purposes of storage they are perfect and i'd choose these over a more expensive brand any time!