Product Type: Tesco Sauces / Soups
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Tesco Value Curry Sauce
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Tesco Value Curry Sauce
Advantages: Tastes nice, easy to make, and OH MY GOD IT'S SO CHEAP!!!!
Disadvantages: May be too sweet for some after a few mouthfuls
Curry sauce in a can, you say? Well, I never! Don't think much of that idea! What's that you say? It's only 4p? Okay, dear, put it in, we'll give it a go.
Now, I'm sure most people would look at the facts and worry immensely about this product. Tesco Value range, a tin of curry sauce (tin!), and it only costs 4p! Surely this is a recipe for disaster, right?
Wrong! Look beyond the alarm bells that ring as soon as you lay eyes on this, in amongst the beautifully presented jars of curry sauce, or if it's presented in amongst products you would expect to see in a tin. This tesco value product is a winner! The tin is a regular size, as you would expect a tin of baked beans, and it has the regular Value packaging, blue and white colours.
It's also easy to open. I much prefer tins with ring pulls on the top. It makes it so much easier to open than one requiring a tin opener. This is another bonus. Grabbing the ring and opening it, I expected the sauce to have a layer of oily grease across the top, but to my pleasant surprise, it didn't. It looked like a regular curry sauce. The smell was quite nice as well. Slightly spicy, with a hint of sweetness.
We used it with some chunks of chicken. We added the sauce, and it took about 15 minutes to cook before we served it up for dinner, using tesco value rice! We used regular chicken, which was naturally the most expensive part of the meal, but having this 4p sauce and dirt cheap rice softened the cost a lot.
I was still unsure, and didn't know what to expect of the taste. After we had finished, my wife and I both agreed that although it wasn't the best curry sauce we had ever tasted by any means, it was still very nice, and surprisingly so. The initial taste has elements of spice and sweetness in a clever mix, and there are sultanas in there as well. It doesn't taste particularly greasy or yucky, but after a few mouthfuls, it's worth noting that the sweetness becomes the overall factor in the aftertaste. This may not appeal to some, but I quite liked it.
I would say that it comes in at a medium sort of level of spice, if you were to compare it to other guidelines on regular curry sauces. The can does say it's mild, and while it may depend on your personal opinion, this is merely a guideline, and it's how I felt when comparing sauces.
Nutritionally, the whole can will give you 360 calories. I would say that the sauce comfortably serves two when mixed with the right amount of other ingredients, with the whole can giving you 14g of sugar and just over 15g of fat. This isn't too bad, especially for curry sauces which can be really high in calories as a general rule.
I really recommend this. It is ridiculously cheap, it is easy to open, quick to cook, tastes nice and is just as nice as a lot of other sauces out there. It's not the best, for sure, but for the price you pay, it's an absolute steal. Super bargain. The only thing stopping it being 5 stars is that it's not the best and it can get quite sweet and sickly after a while. Didn't particularly bother me, might bother some. Either way, really good value for this product.
Summary: Excellent value curry sauce
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