“ Brand: Tesco / Type: Food Storage - Freezer Bags „
I live alone and when buying food I tend to find that there is too much for just myself and so as to not waste anything I freeze a lot. I sometimes just half meat for instance and cook one part and freeze the rest. I also make a lot of food in bulk and freeze some so I need to be able to store it in the freezer without the cold damaging the food and giving it freezer burn.
For meals that I have cooked I usually use plastic containers but these are bulky and take up a lot of room so I use freezer bags for smaller items and things like meat as they take up much less room. I usually buy budget bags depending on what supermarket that I am in as I do not see the point in spending a lot of money to buy what amounts to plastic bags when these do the exact same job.
The Tesco Everyday Value freezer bags cost 63p for 75 bags. They come all rolled together with perforated edges to tear them off the roll. They come apart well without tearing the bags but I am careful as these aren't the thickest of plastic bags. The bags are clear and they also have a space for you to be able to write down what the food is and what date you freeze it.
I like the fact these are clear as it means that I am able to see what food it is that I am taking from the freezer as unlike some other more organised people I never write down what the food is inside the bag so I like to be able to see what it is that I am taking out. You can also use these bags in the microwave without them melting so you can just take them from the freezer straight to the microwave.
The size of the bags is quite good for me. I can get a whole packet of diced chicken in them with no problems which just shows you how much waste is used in the packaging of food as if I just bought chicken and froze it in the plastic containers then they would take up loads of room in the freezer. I can also get four sliced of bread in them which is ideal for me as I like to defrost four slices of bread at a time as it is all that I need for myself at once.
These freezer bags are really good for the money and they help me to cut down on my food wastage and cut down on the amount of room that I need in my freezer.
When it comes to food storage I almost always go for supermarket budget brands as the uses for what I use them doesn't really warrant anything expensive. I recently ran out of freezer bags so gave the Tesco everyday value ones a go.
As the freezer bags are from Tesco's everyday value range, they are only available to purchase from Tesco stores in store or online if you do your shopping that way. A packet of 75 bags will cost around 60 pence, making them less than a penny per bag.
The packaging definitely isn't anything special, but that's to be expected considering the price you pay. They come rolled up in a long roll inside a plastic bag, the plastic is easy to tear open then it's destined for the bin. I never keep mine in the packaging anyway so it doesn't bother me. The normal Tesco information is printed on the back. The freezer bags themselves are of a nice size, roughly 20x12 centimetres, each one has a white rectangle section perfect for labelling food inside. They look exactly like you would expect a freezer bag to look like. Inside the packaging is also a long row of lots of wire ties so you can secure the food inside the bags air tight.
One of the main uses for these freezer bags is for my daughters packed lunch bag, she stays at nursery two days a week for lunch and these bags come in handy for all sorts of things, not just sandwiches. Loose grapes and carrot sticks stay nice and tasty when they are placed in these too. The size of the freezer bags make them perfect for food storage in the fridge too. Whenever I open a new packet of ham, it gets placed inside a freezer bag then straight into the fridge to keep it nice and fresh.
I get fed up with running out of room in my freezer due to cardboard box packaging when I only have a couple of pieces of that item left in the box so I often use these in my freezer too and find it easy to write on the label with a marker pen so I know what's inside each bag without having to fumble around.
I haven't had any problems with these freezer bags since I've been using them. Only one has torn on me and that was from the sharp edge of a packet of ham so could have been helped if I wasn't rushing to get it into the bag. I can't grumble with that though as they are so cheap, one bag out of loads doesn't bother me.
I'd definitely recommend these Tesco everyday value freezer bags. They are made to a high quality, can fit quite a lot of food inside and have the handy white box to make it easy to label.
I always have a pack of either food or freezer bags in my kitchen draw, I find them so handy for popping bits of food in to store in the freezer or fridge of for putting the kids sandwiches in for school of days out.
I regularly brought the Tesco Value food bags, but during the re-branding from Tesco Value to Tesco Everyday Value the food bags seem to have been amalgamated with the value freezer bags to become Tesco Everyday Value Food & Freezer Bags. This is not a change that really bothers me as I was a bit indiscriminate in my use of food and freezer bags to start with.
The E.V food & freezer bags cost 63p for a pack of 75 bags, the bags save on packaging by being in a roll that is simply wrapped around with a piece of paper telling me everything I need to know about the food & freezer bags. On the label I am told that the bags performance has been tested by an independent laboratory (?) and that they are suitable for food and freezer use.
Contained within the first layer of bags is a set of paper coated, wire tie closures. These can be used for sealing the bags (or as I do making little wire men and furniture for the wire men).
To use the E.V food & freezer bags is simplicity itself, just get your food, be it sandwiches, half an onion, a piece of cheese, chicken breasts etc, place it within the bag, gently expel the air from the bag and then tie up with a wire tie or just tie a knot in it. The bags measure 14 inches in length and are 5 inches wide at the narrow end and 9 inches wide at the opening, I find the bags are large enough for most food items that I wish to place in them as they open out quite widely.
Another handy thing about these bags is that they have a white section on each bag for you to write on what each bag contains and when you put it in there. It is easy to write on the white section with a felt tip pen or cd marker, it is also best to write on the bag before you put the food in.
The plastic that the bags are made of is quite strong and I have not had any bags split or tear while I am using them. I think the Tesco Everyday Value food & freezer bags are great value at less than a penny a bag you cant go wrong, they are a great size for sandwiches as well as storing portions of meat in the freezer, the addition of an area to write on is great for when you are storing summer/autumn berries to use at a later date.
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I never used to buy food or freezer bags tending to prefer little containers but recently I've been using Tesco Everyday Value Food & Freezer Bags. They cost just 81p for 75 and have been very useful over Christmas with all the bits and pieces that get leftover.
The bags are sold rolled up with just a paper wrapper around them, this shows the Tesco logo and informs the customer that these food and freezer bags are from the Everyday Value Range and have been performance tested by an independent laboratory. The wrapper shows little images of different food types all in shades of blue.
As I mentioned the bags are simply sold in a roll with each bag measuring approximately 23x36cm's. Each bag has Tesco written on it and a space to write the contents of the bag and the date, personally I never bother with this but the spaces are there should you wish to.
To use a bag you simply need to separate it by tearing along the perforated edge, this is neat and easy to do and I haven't had any problems with the bags tearing. The food and freezer bags come complete with enough little wire ties so there's one for each bag, once again I rarely use these preferring to just tie the top of the bag up however I never throw these away as they are so handy for plants and to use in the garden.
I've used a good 3/4 of my bags now and have been very pleased with the quality of them. I use them to store food in either the fridge or the freezer. I do a lot of batch cooking and like to freeze cakes, biscuits, sauces and soups in portions of one or two.
The Everyday Value Bags have been ideal for this, the size is ideal and for a value product they are surprisingly strong. To freeze sauces or soups I just spoon the liquid into a bag and sit it inside a small square plastic container then when frozen I can remove the bag and I have a nice little block shape to put in the freezer, this gives me more space and also ensures the food bags don't all stick together.
The bags are ideal if you need to take snacks with you when out and about and would be ideal for lunch boxes or picnics.
If you use this type of product then I would certainly recommend taking a look at these. They are a good price for 75 bags and are good quality too.
I have been using these freezer bags for various purposes for a long time. Tesco have recently updated their value range packaging and changed the name to Everyday Value. This product has changed slightly from the picture above in that there are now 75 bags in a roll. The packaging is easy to remove as it is just paper wrapped around the bags.
These aren't the largest freezer bags on the market being only 23 x 36cm but I find them big enough for the things I use them for lots of things
- When I have cooked too much of a meal such as a spaghetti bolognese I will let it cool and then pop it into one of these bags ready for the freezer.
- I spent a lot of time when first weaning my twins making purees for them, I used to freeze them in ice cube trays and then tip them into these bags for storing in the freezer.
- If I open a pack of meat and don't want to cook it all I put what I haven't used into one of these bags for freezing.
- To save room in my freezer if I've nearly finished a box of something I will pop the remaining item(s) into a bag. These bags take up far less room than a big box with one thing in.
- This bags are ideal for keeping sandwiches that I've made in morning fresh in my fridge until I want them at lunchtime.
-If I've opened some biscuits and the packet has ripped I will put them in one of these bags to keep them fresh.
The bags are clear with white boxes on them for contents and date. These boxes do vary as to their position on each bag but are normally visible once the bag is done up if you use the lowest one. I just write on them with a black marker pen and this makes it easy to keep track of what I've got in my freezer.
These aren't that long but do the job of keeping the bag closed. Most of the time I only open the bag once but when using them for puree cubes I often doubled them up to make them last longer. If I am just using these bags for sandwiches I fold over the top of the bag rather than use a tie so I always have plenty in my drawer.
Price and availability
The price is only 62p for 75 bags, less than a penny a bag can't be bad! They are available from Tesco stores and Tesco groceries online.
Would I recommend?
Yes, this a great product from Tesco's Everyday Value range. Despite the price these bags hold a decent amount of food without splitting.
I've started using freezer bags to store all my frozen food. I find the packaging that frozen food comes in takes up way too much room in my small freezer so by popping everything in these bags I can fit a lot more in.
You can buy these freezer bags unsurprisingly form tesco where they cost £1 for 50
I personally find them to be excellent value. They are of good quality and I've never had one break or leak. They are quite big and I can easily get 5 chicken portions in them.
I like that they are transparent so I can see what is in them. I don't usually bother writing the names of the food down as it's quite easy to work out what is in them but if you were freezing stuff that wouldn't be easy to tell they have a section where you can write the name and freezed date on.
The bags come on a roll like bin bags and you just tear one off when needed. The perforations are good and they come off easily. There is a cardboard sleeve around it displaying the product name in the tesco value colours.
All in all I am very impressed by these bags. They do exactly what I need them too and I see no reason to buy a more expensive version. A great value kitchen staple
Tesco Value Freezer Bags
I tend to use freezer bags quite freqently for a variety of purposes, and I think that they're very handy things to have in the kitchen. I like to have a variety of sizes of freezer bags in my kitchen cupboard, so I've ended up buying lots of different brands and varieties over the years. However, if you were to open my 'useful things' cupboard at any time, I can guarantee that you'd find a pack of Tesco Value freezer bags.
As with a number of the items in the Tesco Value range, the packaging that these freezer bags come in is minimal. I have no prioblem with this though, as in my eyes the lack of packaging keeps prices low, which is always a good thing. The freezer bags come rolled together, with a simple sleeve holding everything together. The label comes in the Tesco Value range's signature colours of white, red and navy and contains basic information including the product name and size, contact information for Tescos, directions for use and warnings to keep them away from babies and young children.
Using These Freezer Bags
These freezer bags are very easy to use - you simply remove the packaging sleeve and then rip bags from the roll as you need them. Though the material is quite thin, suggesting that they'd be liable to splitting when ripped apart, I've never found that this has been a problem and the perforated edges of each bag make them easy to tear apart.
I find myself using these freezer bags all the time, and I think they're a really useful item to keep in the kitchen. The most common things I use them for are for wrapping up sandwiches (although only if I've run out of foil or cling film, as I find that my sandwiches tend to fall apart if I bag them rather than wrap them) and for freezing meals for later consumption. As part of my attempt to save money, I've started making meals in bulk and then freezing them in single portions. The small size of these bags (22cm x 28.5cm) makes them ideal for freezing single servings of liquid-y foods like soups, curries, stews and casseroles. As a bonus, these bags can also be used in the microwave, so I can simply pop a bag of frozen food into the microwave and zap it for a few minutes until it's defrosted and then transfer it to a microwaveable container to finish cooking. One warning if you do chose to do this: as food is cooked in the microwave, water tends to leak out of the bag, so I'd recommend placing it into a microwaveable dish for the entire cooking time.
The fact that these freezer bags are transparent is something that I find advantageous, as it means that I can easily identify the contents. Each bag also has two white panels on it, one labelled 'contents' and the other 'date', which means that if you're more of an organised person than myself you can write down what's inside the bag and the date it has been frozen, which I'd imagine would be incredibly handy if you tend to cook and freeze lots of similar-looking foods as you'd be able to identify the contents of each bag very quickly and easily.
In contrast to some more expensive types of freezer bags on the market, these bags don't have a seal at the top of the bag. However, they come with a sheet of 50 wire ties which can be used to secure the bags once they've been filled. I don't tend to use these ties, however, as I find them a little fiddly to use, and I simply twist the top of the bag and tie it into a knot, ensuring that the contents will not leak into my freezer.
Though I use these freezer bags frequently and have generally been happy with their performance, the material is noticeably thinner than that of more expensive freezer bags, making them feel a little flimsy. A couple of times they've split on me, although thankfully they split once my food had frozen, meaning that there was very little mess in my freezer. As I've already mentioned, water also tends to leak out of them if you reheat frozen food in the microwave in them, so it's best to allow food to defrost and transfer it to a suitable container before heating it.
Price and Availability
As the name suggests, these freezer bags are sold in Tesco stores. They seem to be a popular and well-stocked item, as I've never had any problems picking them up and I've seen them both in large Tesco superstores and in smaller Tesco Extra stores.
At £1 for a roll of 50 bags, the price of this product has increased substantially over the years - I remember paying around 60p for the same product just a couple of years ago. Nonetheless, at 2 pence per bag, I still consider these freezer bags to represent good value for money, and I'm happy to pay the increased price. The price of £1 still makes these the cheapest option in Tescos - I visited my local Tesco store today and the next cheapest variety of freezer bags cost £1.50 for 50 bags - a whole extra penny per bag!
As I hope my review has made clear, I think that these freezer bags are a great staple item to have in the kitchen. I use them frequently for a variety of purposes and have only been let down by them a couple of times over the years. Though their quality is not as good as that of more expensive versions and the plastic is noticeably flimsier and thinner than others, they do the job and freeze food well. It is worth noting that these freezer bags are quite small in size - they're ideal for freezing single portions of food but I doubt you'd be able to fit in a meal for an entire family, for example. Nonetheless, at just 2 pence per bag, these are significantly cheaper than larger freezer bags available on the market and I think they're great value for money.
4 out of 5 stars from me - I'm deducting one star as these bags have split on me a couple of times and because they only come in one (small) size, but other than that I think they're a great budget option and a product that I know I will continue to buy for years to come.
I don't use Tesco's a great deal, but I am quite a fan of their electrical items and have heard good things about their value range. As a result I decided to give their value freezer bags a try when I ran out of the ones I usually use.
They come in a box of 50 and are clearly part of the value range due to the blue, red and white packaging. The bags are a good size and seem to be as big as my normal ones and they measure 28.5cm x 22cm. They close easily as there is a roll of ties that allows you to seal in everything and as they are clear there is no need to label them as you will be able to see what is in each one.
I hate wasting things that have the potential to be a good part of another meal and can't believe how some friends just clear everything that is not eaten into the bin when they could have a ready-made meal one night.
I was not expecting a great deal from them as they were only 60p for 50 bags and this is about half the price of other freezer bags I have used so I think they are a bit of a bargain. I was a bit worried that this would mean the quality was not going to be too good, but they are big enough for what I want and also seem to be strong enough although they are clearly thinner than mor expensive ones.
So far there have been no problems at all as the bags have kept the food well frozen and nothing has seeped through the bag. I would recommend them for anyone who is planning on freezing leftovers, but if you are going to be deliberately making a lot extra with the intention of freezing it may be an idea to get a thicker if more expensive bag.
The only thing I can't be sure of is how long they will last in the freezer. As I only ever freeze small amounts and use them then next week, nothing has been left in one for months.
I had bought the value food bags from Tesco to gbive them a try and since I was impressed with them I thought I would give their version of the freezer bags a try too. I am forever buying bargains in the reduced section of supermarkets and tend to have to take them out of their packaging to get them into the freezer a bit like a game of tetris so I do tend to use a lot of freezer bags.
These bags cost £1 for a roll of 50 bags which makes them 2p each, I think this is quite a serving when you compare to the branded versions. The bags are 22cms x 28.5cms each and they are on a roll with each one attached to the next one and perforations between each one to make it easy to tear them apart. The roll is sealed with a white, red and blue paper label very like the food bags, this one states 50 freezer bags tear off roll with ties.
To open the roll you need to tear off the paper label and then tucked inside the first bag on the roll is a small roll of white ties with a thin piece of metal running through each one so they stay secure. Each of the bags has 2 whited out areas with the headings contents and date so that you can keep track of what you have in the freezer. The bags are pretty strong even though they feel very thin and flimsy.
I found that they bags were great for what I use them for which tends to be veg, breaded chicken and fresh meat all of which seem to come in bulkyu packaging. When using these for mince i have found they will only hold a small pack of mince approx 400g so if I buy a bigger one I use more than one bag but at this price it doesn't matter anyway. These bags are great value and I think Tesco should launch the same bags with a proper seal on them because as far as i'm concerned that would be the only way to improve the bags.
Freezer bags are seriously so handy! They make storing food such as bread, chopped up fruit and so on much easier. My boyfriend eats a ridiculous amount of chicken breasts as he's building muscle, and as most people will know the packaging that the chicken breasts come in is quite bulky and take up a lot of freezer space - I only have a small fridge with a small freezer drawer and the outside freezer in the garage is crammed full meaning it can sometimes be awkward to store certain frozen foods.
By transferring the chicken breasts from their original packaging into freezer bags it saves a lot of space and also makes it quicker when it comes to actually cooking them as I only need to take them out of the bag rather than fiddling about with packaging. When it comes to freezer bags I am not at all fussy or brand loyal. I usually opt for whatever is the cheapest or whatever is on offer as in my opinion there's much funner things to spend money on! These particular freezer bags are from the Tesco Value range and retail at a very reasonable £1 per pack of fifty, working out at just 2p each. Although a pound for 50 bags is not dirt cheap, it is around 25-50p cheaper than a majority of branded freezer bags.
The freezer bags come in a cardboard box which is a thin rectangular shape, it is the same shape that a majority of freezer bags, sandwich bags and foil wrap come packaged in. The box is quite long but it fits in my cupboard without taking up too much space. The colour scheme of the packaging is the usual Tesco Value colour scheme; red, white and blue. It's easy to spot and although minimalistic, not bland or ugly.
Inside the box are the freezer bags, which are wrapped around a roll. To get a freezer bag out I simply need to unroll it a bit and then rip a bag off to seperate it from the roll. This is simple to do and the bag has never ripped or become damaged from doing this. The bags themselves are made of thin plastic (a bit like cellophane). They measure 25cm by 28.5cm and are transparent. The bags don't have handles but they come with little white clips that you can tie the bag up with, although I personally just tie the top in a knot and I have never had a problem with the bag coming undone and food leaking out.
The bags are large enough to fit in a decent amount of stuff. I can fit two decent sized chicken breasts in each one no problem. I also freeze a lot of fruit as I drink smoothies, and I can fit three bananas worth of banana slices into one bag. Bread is something that I freeze a lot as we often buy it in bulk, and I can fit 4 thick slices of bread in each bag with no problem. The bags themselves do not freeze or go icy and when tied in a knot the knot doesn't freeze together meaning opening the bags up again once they're out of the freezer is quick and easy.
Unlike a lot of freezer bags I have had in the past, these do not have a white rectangular strip on the front of them to write what they contain, however a black marker pen does the job and as the bags are transparent it's pretty clear what they contain anyway! These bags overall are great value and are decent quality. They're a good size and although quite thin are durable and could be re-used, although I personally use a fresh one each time. A bag of fifty lasts for around 3-4 months which for a pound is great value!!
I overall reccomend these freezer bags and I give them 5/5 stars.
When it comes to the Tesco Value lines, I'm a big fan. Whilst I steer clear of certain things, mainly in the food department, I always try the Value lines when it comes to things like:
The Tesco Value Freezer Bags 50's
The premise behind the freezer bag is store food safely in the freezer instead of throwing any left over's away. Sometimes it is financially much wiser to make a lot of something and store what you want in the freezer. Remember, willful waste makes woeful want! So for this reason I purchased the Tesco Value Freezer Bags 50's having run out of my usual supply of zip lock bags.
In plain white cardboard packaging with the familiar Tesco Value colors of red, white and blue in the logo, there are 50 cellophane bags sized 22cm x28.5cm. To seal the bags there is a roll of white ties similar to the bread bag ties of the 1980's (aww mother's pride). The bags are see through and easy to detach from the other bags.
Cheap....very cheap; only 62p for the bag of 50. This compares very favorably with similar products with a bag of Tesco own brand Freezer Bags Medium costing 1.20 for 45.
There really isn't much to complain about with these. I stored a few different foods in the bags and although I was a little concerned with the flimsiness of the bags, all my fears were allayed as the spag bol, the curry and the left over drumsticks stayed fresh and protected in the bags placed in the freezer, secured using the ties accompanying the bags. I found the size more than adequate (what man doesn't?!!?) and was very happy with the purchase.
Comparison to Others
What I did note is that there are stronger and larger freezer bags on the market and with better locking/securing facilities. However, for these you would have to pay more than double the cost of the Tesco Value Freezer Bag 50's and most likely get a smaller amount.
For the price and the job they do these are a great little item. Although noticeably flimsier than other bags, they did the job of storing food safely in the freezer without any breakages or tears. I only use these occasionally and have yet to have cause for complaint. However, if I was freezing food a lot I can see how the flimsiness might be a problem but for me, for what you get, the job they do and the price you pay; they are very good and I would recommend them to anyone....and as chemical romance pointed out to me..... you can always double bag (I think she was referring to these)