Product Type: Tesco Kitchenware
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Tesco Value Wrapping Foil
Member Name: kat1234
Tesco Value Wrapping Foil
Advantages: cheap, does the job
Disadvantages: no cutter supplied
We get through quite a bit of foil in our house - whether for wrapping up sandwiches for lunches or for covering up leftover food in the fridge, so I like to make sure that we have a couple of rolls in the house. However, it was proving quite expensive to buy so frequently, with branded rolls costing around £1.50 a time. I decided to give Tesco's value range a go, predominantly due to the cost saving at 45p a roll, but also as I have tried other products from their value range and been pleasantly surprised at the quality.
The foil comes wrapped around a cardboard tube and with a cellophane wrapping. As it is part of the value range, packaging is minimal and basic and, therefore, it does not come in a cardboard box like most foils. This means that you do not get the serrated edged part of the box that you can cut the foil on. This doesn't bother me particularly as I never really get in with this anyway, plus you can easily cut the foil or, as I do, rip it. It is easy to rip and it rips in a pretty straight line once you have mastered the technique!
The foil is 300mm by 15m, which I think is tremendous value for 45p. This lasts us a good week or so, even though we use foil very often, so I think we get really good value out of it. The foil does not feel obviously different to any of the more expensive brands that we have used. It is perhaps slightly thinner, but it does not easily rip or go into holes so this isn't really a problem. You still only need one layer of foil, you don't need to double up to compensate or anything like that.
Sometimes I have picked up a roll of this foil where it has been wrapped on the tube the wrong way round - so the dull side is faced up rather than the shiny silver side. This is just a materialistic problem, and does not affect the use of the foil at all - just serves to remind that this is a value range product! The only real problem that I have encountered with this foil is that sometimes the ends of the foil don't rip off correctly and you end up with the foil winding down a layer behind so getting thinner and thinner. You then need to spend time unpicking the remnants from the edge of the foil to rectify the situation.
The foil easily covers a plate of food or sandwiches etc and keeps them very fresh - which to me is the main purpose of the foil. It is also pretty durable and doesn't get ripped in my bag. For 45p a roll, this foil does the job intended and is great value for money.
Summary: Good value foil
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