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      09.04.2012 16:26
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      A good lunch option.

      i will occasionally buy Tesco Large Wholemeal Pitta Bread as a change from normal bread - and it does serve as a really nice lunch base item. A pack of the Tesco Large Wholemeal Pitta Bread costs just 80p - and as there are six pitta breads in the packet then this equates to 13p per bread piece.

      The breads are wholemeal and they do have a decidedly wholemeal flavour and it's quite light and non-stodgy. They have a very subtle nutty flavour to them and are rich but also do not take away from the overall flavour of the filling. I think they are best served if they are wiped over with a bit of water and then put in the oven for about 3 minutes so that they go slightly crispy and crown - and when they're warm they taste even lighter. Then I like to fill them with tuna mayonnaise with chopped up cucumber, onion and tomato - and it's really delicious. The bread slits open easily and holds its shape as long as the flavour in it is not to much or too wet.

      Overall, these make a good lunch option and they are better than many other own brands I have tried. Recommended.

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        08.04.2010 09:06
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        good product

        It isn't often I go to Tesco's shopping but when I do I always manage to find a bargain in their own brand range and this time I spotted their wholemeal pitta breads for 47p which for six pitta breads that is a real bargain.

        The packets can be found near the bread products in the supermarket if your looking for them and the packet is see through so you can see the pitta bread.
        I like to see what I am buying as I hate buying squashed or ripped bread and this can happen easily in the supermarket if lots of people have picked up the bread product and handled it and put it back on the shelf after changing their minds about buying it, so being able to see the bread product for me is important.

        The pitta breads are suitable for vegetarians but they are not gluten free and if you have a wheat allergy then steer clear from them.
        Pitta breads are so versatile as they can be toasted and eated with soup, toasted, opened up and filled with salad and thin slices of beef, ham, cheese ect, but I especially love them with chilli beef as they are delicious to fill and eat.
        My daughter likes hers toasted with the cheese and tomato inside under the grill, but there's so much that you can do with a pitta bread that I could go on forever with pitta bread idea's.

        Kids love these too and they are great for a snack or a supper treat but they are 145 calories per pitta bread so if you have two thats 290 which is high if your dieting and have two for a snack.
        They wholemeal pitta breads are a different colour to the plain ones because of the wholemeal flour they are made of, they are a pale light brown where as the plain pittas are white.

        Taste wise they are have more flavour than the plain ones and don't cost that much more than them, so I like the healthy option of brown bread over white and at the price I paid for them its still a bargain to be able to buy them so cheaply.
        I also bought a few packets this time as its not that often I go to tesco's so I thought I'd stock up as you can freeze the pitta breads when you get home and they keep in the freezer for up to three months.

        For a cheap tasty snack these are highly recommended by me to you, the price is good, they can be frozen and they are just as good as other brand names you can buy.
        To be honest when it comes to pitta bread I really don't see the point in buying anything thats expensive when the shops own brand is just as good a quality as you can get.

        I like the oval shape of the pitta bread too as they fit nicely into the toaster if your having soup for dinner. I give the tesco's wholemeal pittas 10 out of 10 for taste, value for money and quality.

        Have fun x

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          01.04.2010 20:56
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          Great!

          Again, in an attempt to be healthier, I am having pitta breads at lunch time.

          I bought this pack of large, wholemeal pitta bread from Tesco. All that attracted me to the packet was that they were wholemeal and that they were fairly cheap at only 69p for 6 pittas.

          The packet is plastic with a green strip on. You can see through to the pittas which look nice. The packaging is definitely nothing special!

          The pittas are a nice large size, and are nice and big for my lunchbox! I take mine to college with a pot of guacamole and sometimes some hummous which is a great way to eat it. I have also been stuffing the pittas with some chicken and salad.

          The pittas last well in my lunchbox, but they get a bit soggy once they have been in the box for a few hours if they have filling in.

          The pitta is wholemeal which is more healthy than the white versions. The pittas are quite thick, and I definitely wouldn't advise compromising on price as the cheaper pittas generally are thinner!

          The taste is nothing special! The bread is thick and quite chewy, and sturdy enough to break and dip, and are also good after being warmed.

          The pitta has 145kcal and 0.3g saturated fat in each one, which is a great alternative to a sandwich.

          I really do recommend these as a good alternative to bread. I plan on using them with my dips or to fill with chicken and salad, but I also plan on making pitta pizzas by using them as a base as apparently that is quite nice too!

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          28.11.2009 15:41
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          Worth buying

          Tesco Large Wholemeal Pitta Bread

          Description: Manufacturer: Tesco / Type: Bread


          As part of a pre Christmas attempt to be healthy, we have gone back to eating only wholemeal bread and banning white from the house.

          I paid £0.69 for a pack containing 6 pittas. They come in a see through plastic pack with a white back and a green front, which allows you to see the breads inside. The brand label is on the front, along with the nutritional information, making it easy to see what you are buying.

          I really enjoy the taste of these. They have a great chewy consistency and a delicious nutty taste. They go really well with loads of different foods and can be eaten cold or warmed up.

          I like to pop these under a hot grill for a couple of minutes (keep an eye on them so they don't burn!) and then serve them with humous, feta cheese and greek salad. They are a healthier alternative to white bread and work well filled with a filling of your choce, topped with something or cut into fingers and eaten with dips.


          Each pitta bread contains the following;

          145 calories
          1.6g fat (0.2g of which saturates)
          6.7g protein
          5.2g fibre


          I really like these pittas, I have tried a few different types and find that these are a favourite. They are an excellent addition to lunch, dinner or just to eat as a snack. The wholemeal gives them a good nutty taste and they are filling so that you won't feel hungry after eating.

          I really recommend that you try these, pop along to your local Tesco and see what you think!

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          30.10.2009 11:56
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          Delish Pitta Bread, One Of The Best

          I've gone mad on pitta bread at the minute and the best ones I reckon are these large wholemeal ones from Tesco. They are about 60p for 6 and they are quite a bit bigger than the standard size ones but apart from that they look exactly the same.

          I always warm mine under the grill because I like the edges to go a bit crispy. They are easy to cut and open out nice for me to be able to put the filling inside, because they're bigger they open out wide and you can stuff loads in! That's perfect for when I'm in a greedy mood! lol

          They taste dead nice, because they are wholemeal they've got a bit of a nutty taste and that makes them a lot more interesting than a plain white pitta. You have to watch a bit what you put in them though because like all brown bread the flavour doesn't always go with other fillings.

          My fave is egg mayo with loads of crispy salad and I reckon the large pittas hold this sort of filling perfect and you can still taste the delish flavour of the bread.

          You can put hot fillings into these pittas as well and even if you use something that's got a sauce they cope good and the bottoms don't fall through. I tried some Morrisons pitta breads once and the bottom split as soon as I put the filling in, I think it was some mince filling with a sauce, it might have been bolognese and the pitta fell apart!

          I think they're mega filling, I had one yesterday with a chicken breast in it at about 1pm and it filled me up until my dinner and that wasn't until about 9pm last night.

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          28.10.2009 15:19
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          I'm on holiday at the moment, staying at my boyfriends parents house in Eastbourne. One of the wonders of staying at other peoples houses is all the new foods they have lurking in their cupboards, and today I cam across a rather nice red pepper and feta paste . This looked yummy, but called for something other than a bog standard slice of bread - happily, I found some wholemeal pitta breads in the cupboard too .

          Now, I'm not huge eater of wholemeal bread - I tend to buy the best-of-both kind of loaves every so often, but actual wholemeal just has too strong a taste for me, so I wasn't entirely convinced I would like these pittas .

          Opening the pack, these pittas are much plumper than my usual brand (sainsburys basic), and quite a nice pale brown colour. There are six of these in a pack, so a fair few sandwiches can be had.

          I shoved one pitta into the toaster to warm, and impatient began to eat the other one cold . it was nice, pleasantly nutty, and really didn't taste too much like brown bread at all. Oh, but the warm one when it came out was smashing - warm, fluffy, with a lovely wheaty nutty flavour, it was perfect - and even nicer covered in my spread!

          My boyfriend also had a pitta, although he opted to fill his rather than spread it - unlike some pitta bread they came apart easily for filling.

          Each pitta contains 145 calories, and 1.5g fat, so they are quite healthy. I'm afraid not having paid for these myself, I'm not sure how much they cost, but with it being Tesco I would expect a reasonable price of around 80-90p.

          Recommended - a great lunchtime eat!

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          11.09.2009 16:02
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          A lovely change from plain bread for my lunchtime sandwiches.

          Although I usually eat white pitta bread, I somehow managed to pick up a packet of wholemeal ones in Tesco recently and they've completely changed my views! These large sized own brand pitta breads are delicious and I think the bulk of my pitta purchases will be these from now on.

          The main thing I like about them is their half and half flavour, by this I mean the pittas have a rather subtle wholemeal flavour which doesn't completely overwhelm the bread as a packet of Waitrose pittas I ate some time ago did. The strength of the Waitrose pittas was so intense that it was hard to find a filling which I could actually taste over the wholemeal flavour!

          These Tesco ones are just right, they have a slightly nutty flavour and also taste deliciously malty. As I said though, the wholemeal aspect of them is certainly not overdone and I love the fact that I can treat them as white pittas as the flavour will compliment most fillings. I actually find that egg mayonnaise tastes much better on these wholemeal pitta breads because the slight nuttiness of the bread brings out the flavour and creaminess of the egg.

          I always grill mine for a minute or two and have been impressed with how well they puff out once toasted slightly, the edge is easy to cut through to form a tidy and roomy pocket ready for filling. The bread doesn't stick to itself inside the pocket and I haven't yet had one fall to pieces as I try to stuff it. These pittas also hold most foodstuffs comfortably, although as with any bread of this type the wetter the filling the more chance there is of it leaking through the bottom of the pitta or even the bottom edge giving way completely, dumping your dinner in your lap! As I found when I stuffed one of these pittas with a particularly saucy Bolognese last week!

          I find the large size of them makes these pittas a little more filling than their smaller counterparts, also the difference in size isn't that great in all honestly and these are simply a little longer. I find the size ideal for sliding a whole cooked chicken breast into and this makes for a hearty meal when combined with some salad and a nice complimentary sauce.

          Each of these tasty pitta breads contain 145 calories and just 0.2g of saturated fat, this is less than two slices of bread and the pitta seems to be just as filling so I shall certainly buy these again as it makes such a lovely change from dull white bread.

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            06.09.2009 12:41
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            Try them, you may be pleasantly suprised

            I love wholemeal pitta bread!!!

            First things first, let's get one thing straight. I hate wholemeal bread! Ok, hate is such a mild word. I abhor wholemeal bread!!!

            Naturally, I assumed that I would hate wholemeal pitta as well, but surprisingly enough I prefer wholemeal pittas to white ones!

            I find that white pittas can sometimes be a little floury or tasteless. Wholemeal pittas are nothing like that, they have more texture and have a richer taste to them.

            They are not overly 'wholemeal', rather a hint of it. Which is great as you can eat something that you know is good for you without having to compromise on taste.
            My son even likes them, which is saying something, as he is going through one of those awful phases where he won't eat anything unless it has a similar nutritional value to that of sausage and chips!

            They are also very versatile as you can have them hot or cold and you can even slice them up and use for dipping. You get 6 in a pack, they all tend to be slightly different sized, but each one is big enough for a good meal when filled. They cost 47p (I think its 47p, 40 something, anyway!), so are a very cheap option; especially when you consider that a decent sized loaf can be £1.50 nowadays.

            Each pitta contains:
            145 calories
            1.5g fat
            6.7g protein
            5.2g fibre

            As you can see, they are quite a healthy choice and they taste great too; so when you factor in the price as well, you can't go wrong really, can you?

            Highly recommended!!!

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              02.07.2009 13:19
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              Great for the hungry or greedy.

              In honour of my daughter going off on her first 'adult' holiday to Greece with her friends, I am going to make myself a pseudo Greek lunch and sit in the sun and eat it (and try not to worry about her).


              I really love eating one of these giant pittas stuffed with my homemade hommous, some black olives, a few salad leaves plucked from the garden and a small squirt of 'Mayola' vegan mayonaise.


              Interestingly, I have never actually eaten hommous like this in Greece; I have not often found it on the menu in tavernas - but the recipe I use is from a Greek cookbook.


              These big pittas (man-pittas) allow you to get all the filling in without splits in the bread - and some more. This is why they are particularly good at the job. I like to take them to work already filled in a tupperware. If I take the smaller pitta, I have often eaten them by the end of break. With the larger pitta, I will have the other half left for lunch!


              Ingredients
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              Wholemeal Wheat Flour, Water, Yeast, Salt, Wheat Flour, Vegetable Oil, Preservatives (Calcium Propionate, Potassium Sorbate), Acidity Regulator (Sodium Diacetate), Soya Flour

              They are mot particularly 'lite' - coming in at 130 calories per serving - without the big filling.


              Preparation
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              The product information recommends that you defrost (if frozen after purchase - I do this) for a minimum of 2 hours. You may barbeque or grill the pittas but you must not microwave them.


              My advice is - that you can get them straight out of the freezer and stick them in the toaster. Halfway through toasting, I flip sides so that the bit sticking out gets a chance to go in. As soon as they are out of the toaster, I chop them in half and fill each 'pocket'.


              I have also microvaved them briefly to warm them and they were ok. I'm talking seconds here.


              Other Things To Do With Pitta
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              When I run out of bread, I can happily eat these as toast. I split them longways and slip them in the toaster - nice and crispy - job's a good un!

              Pittas are an easy buffet food for a party. Chop them up into strips and leave them near dips for people to help themselves to; easy and cheap.


              Cost
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              Currently, these are on sale at Tesco for 78p. They work out at 13p each. The regular sized pittas cost 40p (7p each).


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              My freezer is never without pittas as we eat so many of them (because I am always making hummous). I have both smaller and larger pittas and both white and wholemeal. I personally prefer the wholemeal as I often like to opt for unprocessed. I have a friend with IBS and she prefers the white ones as they make her bloat less.


              I love these Big Momma pittas for the days when a greedy lunch is needed - and I think today might be a good one for that comfort food lunch - while I think about planes, Greek bars, too much booze and sun, not enough suncream....

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                26.06.2009 13:58
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                A nice alternative to sandwiches!

                I was too lazy to make sandwiches this morning before I came to work. I will try and kid myself that I was busy doing other essential things, but the fact is, I was just too lazy.

                That then means that come lunch time, I have to buy something - and that is not a good thing. Surrounded by wonderful eateries, I could be tempted into parting with far more cash than I can really afford or justify. Yet I can't fool myself into thinking I can wait until I get home at 6ish to eat......so shopping I must go!

                In order to try and spend "sensible" money, I head into the Tesco Metro.....I don't fancy sandwiches, and I am still in lazy mode so don't want to buy salad ingredients......but houmous and pitta bread, I can do!

                Three pots of houmous are £1 at the moment......review to follow once all three are devoured.......and six wholemeal pittabreads are 40p! So for the grand sum of £1.40 I have the makings of lunch not only for today, but also for tomorrow and the day after, without any effort! Fantastic!!

                As I say, the pittas are 40p for 6 making them less than 7p per pitta bread. They are a good size, and I won't need more than two for a substantial lunch. If I don't eat the others over the next couple of days, they are freezable, and I do often pick up pittas when in the "reduced" bit and put them in the freezer for those days when we are running out of bread.....

                These are wholemeal pittas - sometimes wholemeal can be a bit "cardboardy" but I am pleased to say that these are delightfully "moist" - Moist, not in a wet way, but moist as in not dry......forgive me if I am making no sense whatsoever!

                The wholemeal gives it a slightly nutty flavour, and therefore there is nothing bland and boring about them.

                I am just tearing bits off and scooping out my houmous - no need for any butter, or for any cutlery - this is as easy as it gets, and is great for lunch on the go! The pittas are easily split, so if you wanted to stuff them with tuna or chicken, and salad, they would make a really good stuffed pitta pocket - ideal for children's lunch boxes too!

                Another tip is that if we are having a curry at home, but don't have any naan bread - these make an acceptable alternative at a bargain price. OK, so they are not naan, but no-one really seems to mind from time to time, and it certainly helps with the budgets!

                If you want to heat these up, you can pop them under the grill for a minute or so. If you think yours are a little dr, or close to their sell by date, sprinkle a little water on them before putting them under the grill and they will have a new lease of life!

                Nutrition wise they contain no nuts, but Tesco can't guarantee them as nut free due to the production process etc. They also contain wheat, gluten and soya. They are suitable for vegetarians.

                Each pitta contains 145 calories and just 0.2 grammes of saturated fat.

                I'm just coming to the end of my first pitta, and I don't really need a second right now - they are more filling than I remembered! So, that means for the grand sum of about 40p, I have just had a very satisfying lunch with a taste of the Meditteranean about it. Now, how can anyone complain at that!!

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                  18.05.2009 08:13
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                  On a new healthy eating diet I decided to try a few different things, including this pitta bread from Tesco. The main reason I wanted to try a different bread is to find something that wasnt as heavy as bread, and maybe a little easier to burn off. Normal bread to me tastes very very boring compared to pitta bread. The pack I bought contains six wholemeal pitta breads.

                  The pitta breads that I bought from tesco felt very fresh, unlike some others I have bought from different supermarkets. They were soft and easy to cut and open.

                  I like to fill my pitta bread with different types of food and take them to work for my dinner. My favourite filling at the moment is chicken, salad and feta cheese (ok I know the cheese part isnt great for my diet). I like to eat the pitta bread cold, however i am aware you can grill them or just warm them up in the oven.

                  Out of all the pitta breads I have tried I have found these from Tesco taste the best, and last very much longer. When I got down to the last few in the packet they were still as soft as when I first opened the packet and tasted just as great. If you want to try something different for your lunch. Give these a go.

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                  17.05.2009 22:51
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                  Flat bread

                  Good pitta bread has a slightly chewy texture to it and of all the tesco pitta bread options their wholemeal version is my favourite, you can also get plain pitta bread and garlic flavoured ones as well.

                  In each packet you get six large oblong pitta breads, I find one to fit in one side of the taster comfortably so you can prepare two at a time, personally I always heat them through in the toaster otherwise they are a bit dry. A packet of six costs 79 pence which is good value as I would only each one at a time stuffed with salad and maybe some salami. Tey are also excellent cut up in strips and eaten with various dips like houmous or tasiki.

                  Pitta bread is a flat bread and these have a rich wholemeal taste to them and are more healthy than the plain ones as they have more fibre in them. The bread is quite light and when toated quite crisp, with a sharp knife they are easy to slice down the middle to form a pocket into which you stuff whatever sandwich concoction you want or hot food from the BBQ.

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                    15.05.2009 09:11
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                    Pitta bread

                    I live taramasalata (tarama from now on) which is a pink coloured Greek dip made from cod roe and it is absolutely deliscious and the only way to eat tarama is with pitta bread and my favourite variety is the Tesco wholemeal pitta bread. There are a number of varieties, plain, garlic, seeded and finally wholemeal which I prefer mainl because it is a bit healthier and also it has a lovely taste.

                    Pitta bread is a flat very thin bread that can be sliced and parted as it is basically two flat pieces with an air pocket in the middle and then stuffed with any sandwich filling, most commonly seen clutched in the drunken hands or kebab eaters after closing time for me I mostly eat it with tarama

                    I find it is best to either pop the pitta bread into the toaster or onto the BBQ to heat up and brown a bit, it has a slightly chewy texture to it and tears really easily or you can cut it into slices like soldiers for dipping. The pitta bread does not have a strong taste on its own and the wholemeal favour is generally smothered by whatever you are eating it with.

                    I love how versatile this bread is and the fact that it can be used to house messy concoctions wth lots of salad and if you have the right knack then food does not get spilt unless you have packed it with too much.

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