Product Type: Tesco Meat / Fish
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Another winner from the Value range
Tesco Value Corned Beef
Member Name: Drewster_Rooster
Tesco Value Corned Beef
Advantages: price, taste
Having braved a few of Tesco's value products in the past and being surprised at the quality I recently ventured into a new territory for me as far as their range is concerned and that was into their Deli packaged meats section.
Packaged very uninspiringly as illustrated above, I decided to try their Value Corned Beef; I figured that by the nature of what the meat actually is and how it is processed it shouldn't be that far removed from the higher priced premium versions. Indeed, looking at the slices in the package they all looked uniform in colour and appearance; at only 97p for a pack of 8 slices they proved to be a lot cheaper than the prettier-packaged alternatives.
As is the case with the Value range I found the pack to be quite difficult to get into with the peel back outer cellophane seemingly stuck solid to the rest of the pack, a quick snip with scissors soon sorted this though and into the pack I managed to get.
Prizing a slice away from the others proved to be a bit awkward, tending to stick together my slice gained an extra half layer from its lower neighbour, but as these were only going onto a sandwich the presentation didn't matter in the slightest. I was reassured to see that the meat looked as Corned Beef should, nicely mottled without huge pieces of fat visible.
Biting into my sandwich I first encountered a rich meaty taste, slightly salty but not overly so. The meat was well flavoured and seasoned and tasted exactly as Corned Beef should, in-between 2 slices of bread I couldn't tell any difference between this meat and the higher priced deli meat that you buy so was quite impressed overall.
Nutrition wise there's nothing really to worry about with each slice providing 67 calories, 1.7 grams of saturated fat 0.3 grams of sugar and 0.9 grams of salt. Ingredients are listed as containing South American Beef, Salt, Sugar, Preservative (Sodium Nitrite) so nothing out of the ordinary there. Tesco even inform you that the product is prepared with 120g of Raw Beef per 100g of finished product so that seemed reassuring to me.
Once again, a Value range from Tesco has proved to be more than worth its price tag. Apart from the annoying packaging and the fact that the slices stick together this is a brilliant buy that more than exceeded my expectations. Very tasty and wallet friendly this gets a well deserved 4/5 Dooyoo stars from me only losing one for the awkward packaging.
Summary: Tesco Value Corned Beef