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Tesco Finest Thick Carve Roast Ham

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Brand: Tesco / Type: Meat

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      11.05.2010 21:03
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      Would recommend!

      I love ham but usually my girlfriend usually has the horrible wafer thin stuff which in my opinion doesn't even taste like meat. When I last went into Tesco, I picked up a packet of this thick carve roast ham for £2.24 for a 120gram pack, at the time you could get two packs for £4 which is good if you eat a lot.

      The packaging isn't much different to any other ham, it comes in a black tray with a clear film lid, you can see the ham inside the packet which appeared to have no fat on it at all, and as the packet said, it was thick cut. On the back of the packet there were the ingredients, I always check the meat content when buying any meat from supermarkets, I was pleased to find that it was prepared with 105grams of raw pork per 100grams of finished product. This is very high for supermarket ham.

      Inside the packet, we had five slices of ham, which doesn't sound much but as it was so thick, you only need one slice per sandwich if you are adding salad or cheese or something. It feels very meaty to touch and the smell was good too.

      The taste of the ham was lovely, it was extremely tasty and puts all the cheaper brands to shame, I had this with cheese and salad in pitta bread, and it was spot on. It was quite sweet to taste and wasn't salty at all. I was pleased to find no fatty bits at all which meant none of it ended up in the bin.

      This is the most expensive of supermarket ham that is available, but it is definitely worth it, it's also perfect to cook with. We have had chicken breasts stuffed with cheese and then wrapped with this ham. The juice from the ham gave the chicken a lovely taste and really transformed a usually boring dish.

      Our packet had about eight days use by date on it, the packet says it should be used within two days after opening. We actually kept it for four days in a food bag and it kept fine.

      I would 100% recommend this ham, it's great for sandwiches, cooking, or even if you are hungry and just fancy eating a slice on it's own.

      I would say it's as close to a butchers quality ham that you will find in the shops.

      5 stars

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        26.03.2010 12:10
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        Yummy Ham That Is Worth Every Penny!

        This is THE best ham ever, I've read shedloads of reviews about all the cheapo packs of ham that the supermarkets sell and I think I've written a few myself but I deffo think you should spend the extra and get this delish Thick Carved Roast Ham from Tesco.

        It's majorly good quality and is actually like eating meat instead of the usual processed ham that loads of people (including my mum!!!) buy at the minute. It's expensive and a 120g pack costs £2.48, for that you only get 4 or 5 slices of ham but it's so thick and the ham is in pretty big slices so you only need 1 slice for each butty instead of 3 or 4 of the skinny cheap ham.

        It says on the packet that for every 100g of this ham they have used 105g of pork, that's good and when I looked at the ingredients list there isn't any water added to it and just stuff like stabilisers and a preservative.

        This ham has got quite a salty taste but it's also a bit sweet because Tesco have used demerara sugar to get the meat cooked nice. You can't taste the sugar in it but it's deffo got a sweeter flavour than most ham you can buy in the supermarket.

        The texture of this ham is nice and meaty, it looks and feels like proper meat instead of the shiney ham you can buy that might be loads cheaper but doesn't taste anything like as good. With this you can put it on a sandwich and dress it up with other stuff, it even makes salad taste nice and I don't usually put salad on my butties because when we're using the cheap ham it wrecks the taste of the meat I think.

        I deffo recommend this ham because the quality is a zillion times better than cheap supermarket ham, I know you can get some nice tasting stuff from Tesco and Sainsburys but once you've tried this one you'll realise you've been buying rubbish all along.

        Recommended.... delish, mega high quality and tastes like proper meat!!!

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