“ Brand: Tesco /Type: Dip „
I've been eating loads of sandwiches lately , but I've gotten a little bored of the standard cheese or ham sandwich, so on a recent supermarket visit, I decided to have a look at some of the ready made sandwich fillers on offer. One the really appealed to me was the Chicken and Stuffing option, so into the basket it went .
It comes in a clear tub, which I like as it meant I could look at the product itself, and select the tub that appeared to have the most chicken lumps . You can clearly see the chicken, covered in a mayo that is flecked with green, presumably the sage and onion stuffing . The tub itself seems like it could be re-used , perhaps in a lunchbox or for storing items in the fridge, and it is fully resealable, and recyclable .
The filler looks pretty wet, which is good - it enabled it to be spread easily onto bread, and as you spread you can really appreciate how much chicken there is in this - it seems pretty generous, and not just tiny lumps, but good chunky bits . There is plenty of the stuffing element too, and overall this has a really herby smell . I was delighted that although this is quite wet in appearance, it wasn't wet enough to make the bread soggy and flimsy, although the chunks of chicken did make it a little lumpish.
The taste ? Wow - lovely . The mayo was rich and creamy,and was plentiful enough to make for a very moist sandwich without there being too much of it . The chicken was of a nice quality, no stringy nasty veiny bits, and not horribly chewy . The herbiness of the stuffing was just right , and the whole sandwich slipped down a treat - so much so that I had another round of sarnies not long afterwards.
Of course, you don't have to have this on your bog standard sarnie - it would be great on crackers, in wraps, in pitta, and on baked potato. I had the remaining filler mixed in with some lettuce and cold pasta for a pasta salad, and it was wonderful . The tub, which is 250g, gave me two generously filled rounds of sandwiches, and a decent pasta meal . I think it could stretch to four rounds of sandwiches quite easily, and it does keep for a couple of days in the fridge .
I'm afraid I threw out the label - I'll update with nutritional info when I buy another pot, as I'm sure I will do soon .
This costs £1.31 , and is also available on a 2 for £2.50 deal.
Tesco's chicken and stuffing filler, in my opinion, is one of the best of its kind on the market. Obviously all the major leading supermarkets have their own fillers but I find that none have quite the same taste and texture as Tesco's.
You get a good quality amount of chicken breast within the filler and the stuffing is made with sage and onion which isn't overpowering yet softly adds a lovely flavour to the filler, the stuffing and chicken is then mixed together with mayonnaise again not so the filling is swimming in mayo but just gives it the right texture.
The filler is great for sandwiches, wraps, salads and pitas, and is a really easy way to quickly do lunch.
Nutritional information per 50g
Calories 123 (6% of the recommended daily allowance)
Sugar 1.1g (1% of the recommended daily allowance)
Fat 9.2g (13% of the recommended daily allowance)
Salt 0.3g (5% of the recommended daily allowance)
The product comes in a 250g tub and is always on offer in Tesco as part of a "any 2 for £2.50" deal.
The packaging is simple yet nice, as you can see exactly what it is you are buying, the tub can also be reused for many things, my son often saves them and puts fruit salads etc in them.
Overall I would say that the product has a great taste and can be used in a number of ways but it is fairly pricey even though it is on offer and that lets it slightly down.