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Tesco Southern Fried Chicken Wrap

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Brand: Tesco / Type: Chicken

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      08.09.2011 01:52
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      A reasonable option from the supermarket sandwich cabinet.

      I bought this wrap for a quick snack having gone without lunch. It was nice enough, and at around £2.00 it is slightly cheaper than Tesco's other wrap format sandwiches - the chilli chicken, the hoisin duck, the cajun chicken etc, all come in at about £2.30. I do find that if you have access to a sandwich store or deli, they often provide a range of options in this price range, which can be customised to meet your taste. As such I tend to avoid Tesco unless it is convenient / the only option. Re: the above product picture, the packaging has been updated. It now comprises a cardboard casing with a polystyrene window through which you can check the sandwich is as you'd like. Otherwise, presented as in the picture, two hand sized halves (the wrap is closed under at the bottom so the contents don't fall out). The vital nutritional statistics are visible on the box in the standard Tesco (i.e % RDA as opposed to traffic light system) way.

      The wrap itself is a plain white flour tortilla with a seasoned peppery mayonnaise, lettuce, little bits of tomato and what I can only describe as a piece of cooked, deep fried-style white meat chicken, but cold. It sounds, frankly a bit horrible, but my family love these and so eventually I was persuaded to try one. They are perfectly palatable and I would choose them again, although there is a not entirely unpleasant overriding taste that I can't quite put my finger on.

      As with all prepackaged sandwiches, the salt and fat content are a little high, and the calories come in at around 450. There are worse choices you could make, both in terms of nutrition and taste quality. The range of sandwiches in Tesco, although there seem to be a lot of them in the cabinet, is traditionally quite poor. In the context of the Tesco fridge, this is quite a good choice. Compared with other stores' takes on the SFC wrap, and also wrap sandwiches in general, it probably wouldn't be my first choice. Ideally I would like to rate it 3.5 stars / 7 out of 10.

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        30.08.2010 19:17
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        Not highly impressed with these at all

        Being rather busy lately I have forgotten to eat on a few occasions, gone shopping in Tescos and had a rumbling belly meaning not only did I spend more money buying more food than I needed but that I needed to buy something to tide my hungry belly on the way home before unpacking said shopping!

        I usually like snack wraps, particularly the ones from Boots so when I spotted these at £2.00 a packet for a packet of two of them I really fancied them and so purchased them.

        The Packaging:

        Beige and red box that opens from the top and has a see through 'window' to the front of it so you can partially the wraps through it. On the front of the front of the pack I am told that they are Tesco Handmade Southern Fried Chicken and that they contain no artificial preservatives, flavours or colours, there is an at a glance nutritional chart on there, the best before date is clearly stamped on as is the price. Other information on the packet includes being told a bit about the wraps, the ingredients and allergy advice is given along with a full nutritional chart and contact details for Tesco are given.

        The Wraps:

        What you get is one large plain white coloured tortilla cut into two and folded into two smallish but fat filled wraps. They are full of a light, plain mayonnaise with some small bits of southern fried chicken, chunks of fresh tomato and red pepper and a leaf of lettuce in each.

        For me though these were simply ok tasting and nothing special at all. I found the tortilla a bit tough and not as light as I would have appreciated it to be. The vegetables were tasty enough, the mayonnaise a bit thin, sloppy and bland and the chicken...well that was just a crumbly mixture mainly consisting of a light brown coating that tasted of garlic and was a bit too salty and I struggled to find any chicken as such within this at all.

        This is not an awful wrap and I was impressed by the way that they were stuffed full of filling though they did fall apart all down me as I ate them due to the sloppiness of the mayo! I wouldn't go out of my way to purchase these again and for me they simply were not flavoursome enough.

        Nutritional Information Per Pack:

        Calories: 450
        Sugar: 5.3g
        Fat: 17.8g
        Saturates: 3.9g
        Salt: 2.2g

        Only available in Tesco stores costing £2.00 a pack.

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