Product Type: Tesco Meat / Fish
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Tesco Brussels Reduced Fat Pate - 'You Don't Have To Go To Brussels - They Sell It In Tesco!!'
Tesco Reduced Fat Brussels Pate
Author Name: LAURALILIA
Tesco Reduced Fat Brussels Pate
Advantages: As good as the full fat version.
Disadvantages: Still not that good for you.
Tesco Reduced Fat Brussels Pate 175g
***What's it like***
I am not usually a fan of low fat this or low calorie that, as I find that there is always usually a compromise with taste. I would rather just eat less to start with. However, I like pate and know that it is incredibly high in fat and just not very good for you, so I thought that I would give this low fat version a try - how bad could it be?
It comes in a little black plastic pot, covered with cellophane and a plastic lid. It then has outer cardboard packaging, which is blue and white and clearly states that this has more than 50% less fat than the standard version.
The best before date had around 10 days left to run, so you are not under any pressure to get it opened.
It comprises of pork liver, pork fat and pork pate (47% pork liver). I sometimes wish I didn't read the labels, as they can be a bit off putting! It contains 100 calories per 50g serving - with fat of 7.7g and 3.2g of saturated fat. Having said this, I wouldn't be able to eat a third of the pack in one sitting! So in small amounts it wouldn't be too bad.
I usually have pate either on toast, crackers or French stick. It smells nice upon opening and is the smooth type of pate - that is easily spreadable. I didn't have to use too much either. The taste was still quite rich and bacony if you know what I mean - even though it was reduced fat. To be quite honest, I just couldn't tell the difference, between this and the normal version. It tasted of Brussels pate, I don't know how else to describe it.
It is not suitable for those with a nut allergy.
Would I buy it again - definitely! In fact, I had to buy some more as I had eaten the last lot, since I put the request in to review it, so I had to get some more just to make sure my review was up to date in the interests of research you understand.
As diet conscious food goes, this is one of the better ones and worth eating, knowing that you are cutting back, without losing any of the taste.
The downside is too much PACKAGING!! As with all this type of food, there were 3 layers before you even get to the food. Get rid of the cardboard Tesco and print the details of the product on the pack please!! Also if you get rid of the cardboard pack, then you have no record of the best before date, which is a nuisance.
It's ok for an occasional treat, as even though it is reduced fat, it still doesn't offer much in the way of nutritional value.
It is of course only available in Tesco and currently cost 67p. They also do the full fat version.
Summary: Nice for a treat from time to time.
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