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Sainsbury's 'Basics' Pitta Breads (White)

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      09.08.2013 18:04
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      Cheap eating!

      Pitta bread can be consumed in many ways; it is really good for making wraps or dipping and I often turn to Sainsbury's to provide me with a pack of their Sainsbury's Basics White Pitta Breads. These are quite amazingly cheap at only 22p per pack of 6! That makes it under 4 pence per pitta which I think is excellent value for money, and honestly, what else could you do with four little pennies? Pitta bread isn't exactly known to be expensive, of course, and you might be able to pick up some at a similar price in other supermarkets, but the price of these is just fantastic as these are enough to make a meal out of- indeed, a couple of meals as there are 6 whole pittas to a bag. This is indeed very cheap eating and it has saved me quite a lot of money when I have needed wrap making materials. The pitta bread is packaged in rather plain plastic packaging that can easily be torn off. This bears Sainsbury's classic colours of orange and white for its 'basics' selection (and indeed these pitta breads are quite plain and basic). The packaging is not exactly attractive, but it is not bad either and for a simple product you do expect simple packaging. It is suitable enough for keeping the pitta bread fresh before you consume it. The pitta bread themselves do not exactly look pretty as they are quite uneven especially around the edges, but it is not too bad at all, and if you are looking for a simple quick and cheap meal it doesn't really matter about how the actual bread has been baked. Also, this gives them the effect of being authentically made. These are rather plain tasting (though this is not to say they are bad tasting- they are rather nice in fact but just rather dry so it is nice to have something else slightly moist with it) and I wouldn't fancy eating them alone as a meal, but they are really good for making wraps with the ingredients of your choosing or for cutting up into strips and dipping into dips for example houmous. I find that pitta bread tastes better once it has been heated up for a bit in the oven or the microwave, as they go slightly softer, but they can be eaten straight out of the packet if preferable. In conclusion, these are really cheap pitta breads! You could end up saving a lot of money by buying these and they can be used for a multitude of things. I would highly recommend these with 5 out of 5 stars.

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        24.04.2009 18:40
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        A cheap pitta bread

        We buy these pitta breads from Sainsburys all the time they are so cheap and just the same as the more expensive pitta bread. You get 6 in a pack and they are white pittas, I don't think Sainsburys do brown one in the Basics packaging. The only difference is that these look a bit rough round the edges and are sometimes cracked on the top but not that much that the filling comes out or it splits when you are trying to cut it. They are a bit smaller as well but we only buy small pitta breads anyway cos the giant ones are too big. I always grill mine for a few minutes because I like them with a toasted taste but my dad microwaves his and they come out nice and fresh tasting. They are easy to cut but the thing that annoys me about these is that sometimes the insides stick together so you can't get a very deep pocket without ripping it a bit and that spoils the appearance of the pitta. They taste really nice with a floury flavour that goes well with everything I put in them. My favourite is to cook a breast of chicken and use this to stuff the pitta bread and then I pour some bbq sauce over it. Sometimes I just like it with crispy salad in it as well but thats a bit boring. These pittas are only about 28p for 6 and that is good value cos other brands of pitta pocket can cost nearly £1.

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          20.04.2009 22:48
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          Great for the price!

          When it comes to anything bread like I love it. In my home I'm known as the bread bung and would happily all day every day stuff myself silly with Warburtons bread, crumpets, muffins, croissants and crackers if I could! However the other day I did decide to get some of these pittas to try and help me ba a bit healthy and usually I'm quite a fan of the old pitta breads! The plan was to buy these and stuff them with chicken stir-fry, beef salad and my beloved sweet chilli sauce and things like that instead of eating 3 slices of toast dripping in butter and orange thick cut marmalade (my favourite food in the world lol). So when I spotted these priced at 27p at my local Sainsbury's for 6 of them they seemed ideal for me! The Packaging.... Clear plastic, oblong packet which on the front has a block of white and orange colour on it and white and orange writing on it which tells me they are Sainsbury's 'Basic' 'Same great taste, just a little smaller' pitta and told they are Vegetarian & Vegan and that they are freezable. The best before date is stamped on in black ink and there is an at a glance pye chart on there. On the back on white sections of block colour and small black writing I'm given a full nutritional rundown, ingredients and allergy advice is given, I'm told how to store them, heating guidelines are given, contact details for Sainsbury's are also on there and finally there is a bar-code. Cheap looking packaging but hey it's the product that counts! How To Heat Them.... Preheat grill to a moderate heat. Remove all packaging. Place on the grill pan and grill for 1 minute, turning halfway through grilling. The Pitta's.... The pittas are actually rather big and not as suggested on the packet smaller than I'm normally used to buying to be fair to them and I was impressed with the size and shape. They have no smell to them, are hard to the touch and pale cream in colour with some areas looking slightly brown and baked in places but they do have a nice bready appearance and are smooth. To cook them is as simple as the instructions given. I find about a minute a side is enough to cook them for me and when done they sort of blow up in the middle as a pitta is two layered of course and the outside edges are sealed. All you do is simply slice them length-ways or cut a hole in one of the ends to create a pocket effect though do be careful when slicing as they are hot and do burn your hands if your not very careful and also these are best to cut when still warm/hot as when they go cold they crumble and go hard so best also eaten warm/hot! Taste wise, well they're quite pleasant. They're light in flavour and taste a little wheaty with a very generous helping of salt which I actually really like (for some though these may taste too salty). They hold a generous amount of filling (though don't over-stuff them lol) but they not good with very moist or wet foods as they do go soggy ever so quickly and fall apart on you. Overall... I really like them. At 27p for 6 pitta's they are great for toasting and dipping in houmous, I like them packed with flavoured noodles and all-sorts and at this price I can afford to stuff the lot in one sitting if I want to and not feel guilty on any grounds lol. Ingredients.... Wheat Flour, Water, Yeast, Salt, Preservative: Calcium Proplonate. Allergy Advice.... Contains Wheat Gluten. Not suitable for sesame allergy sufferers due to the methods used in the manufacture of this product. Nutritional Information....Per Pitta.... Calories: 123 Fat: 0.6g Sat Fat: 0.1g Salt: 0.52g Total Sugars: 1.6g Only available in Sainsbury's stores.

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