Product Type: Tesco Sauces / Soups
Newest Review: ... to the brim so when you open the jar the whole top of the pickled onions is covered. With the Tesco ones they often stick out of the vine... more
Mouth watering taste, just the way it should be!
Tesco Sweet Pickled Onions
Member Name: Seven17
Tesco Sweet Pickled Onions
Date: 13/08/12, updated on 13/08/12 (36 review reads)
Advantages: Good value, sweet, not rubbery
Disadvantages: Skins shred themselves very easily, other brands don't shred this fast!
I normally buy these pickled onions when the main brands have sold out, sometimes the silver skin ones are a bit more expensive but i often find that a stronger taste is better for me, especially as i use the empty jar of vinegar to sprinkle on my chips!
These pickled onions are quite strong compared to other value supermarket brands, that's a good thing for me, the stronger the better but when it comes to size they are much smaller than the Branston and Sainsbury's ones. They are roughly the same price though, all but a few pence so i try and buy these. I personally don't mind them being a bit smaller if they are going to be soaked in good quality and strong vinegar. The big brand ones like Branston and Oak lane of course, do have an even sweeter taste. You get what you pay for.
The vinegar is slightly salty but there isn't a really strong salty taste, it is sweet compared to other "value brands". The Sainsbury's value ones do actually have more vinegar in them and they fill it right to the brim so when you open the jar the whole top of the pickled onions is covered. With the Tesco ones they often stick out of the vinegar so the top ones always get soaked at the bottom and the top is out in the air of the jar. They still soak up flavour but i wanted that vinegar for my chips!
The jar has some very helpful food facts on the back and since these are pretty basic vegetables drenched in what is essentially an acidic liquid, they don't have any fat or healthy nutrients other than the vitamins you get. Given the way they are kept in the jar for quite a while their nutrients seep out into the vinegar anyway so the vinegar is probably more healthy!
The onions are really crunchy with a really smooth texture. Not rubbery though, they may be the value ones but they aren't chewy or rubber like in any way. Their skins often fall off in the jar and they shred themselves quite easily whereas the Branston and Oak Lane ones don't do this. You can see them just sitting on the shelf with a pile of shredded onion skins at the bottom of the jar.
Overall these are pretty standard pickled onions if anything slightly sweeter than the other value brand ones but not as sweet as the big name, and more expensive brand ones.
Summary: Great pickled onions and good value for money