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      14.06.2011 01:18
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      A good basic breadstick.

      Tesco Original Italian Breadsticks come in an 125g box and costs 57p from my local Tesco's store. Within the box the breadsticks are divided into two halves and are then packaged with cellophane. The cellophane helps to keep the breadsticks fresh and I like the fact that you can leave one package sealed while opening the other one. The breadsticks are not always in one piece when you pull it out of the box (I guess they get broken when they are bashed about), but they generally do not get broken in more than one place but if you were using these breadsticks at a dinner party it probably wouldn't look very elegant. Each stick is quite chunky for a breadstick - but I actually quite like this as it provides a better base. They are a golden brown on the outside and a lovely white on the inside. These sticks are always fresh and crispy and they provide a good base for dips to go on to. They do have a subtle wheaty flavour, but they don't taste of anything strong and are somewhat bland (although not in a bad way). I do not eat any breadsticks without some sort of dip with them and so, for me, the most important thing is that the breadsticks are crispy and that they don't go all limp as soon as they are dipped in a dip (and these don't). My favourite way to eat them is with some really garlicky hummous or guacomole. I tend to put two pots in the middle of a large plate and then arrange the breadsticks in a haphazard way around them. My family then just help themselves to the breadsticks and the dips and its a fairly healthy snack as each breadstick contains just 22 calories, 0.4g of fat and only a trace of salt.

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      29.06.2010 08:15
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      Good value and quality for money.

      My mum is celebrating her 70th birthday later this year and myself and my siblings are planning a surprise party for her and we are doing the catering ourselves as my sister is a very good party organiser and so makes a lot of sense to arrange and do the food etc ourselves as it will be saving us a lot of money. We are buying lots of food items at the moment and so when the time comes the cost will not be so much and I bought these breadsticks from Tesco recently for only 63p for a 125g box and they are from Tesco lower range of food products. Inside the box there are around a dozen wrapped inside a plastic bag to keep them nice and fresh and each stick is around 12 inches long and half an inch wide and they are the perfect size to dip into food such as coleslaw, egg mayonnaise or dips and they are a very good quality for the low price and they are very easy to chew as I bough 2 packs at the time as I knew I would only want to try them myself lol as I love snacks and cannot resist trying them if they are in the cupboard looking at me lol. The texture of them is very crunchy and light and they are have a hollow centre and I found they do not bend when placed into dips or sauces etc, I found them to be perfect as I thought originally they would probably break but that was not the case with these. On the box it does state that they are suitable for anyone who has a nut allergy and they are also fine for vegetarians, which is a good thing as some of my family are vegetarians and so they are perfect to cater for those members also. Each stick contains 22 calories, 0.4g saturates and 0.4g of fat. I think they are perfect for picnics as I often take my grandchildren on them and it is sometimes hard to find a food that is a change for a savoury food and these will be perfect for those occasions. Some of my grandchildren tried them and they enjoyed them and they were a perfect savoury snack for them and I found them to be quite filling too and I would highly recommend them to anyone to try as a snack or for parties as I think they are excellent value for money and very good quality and texture. I rate them 5 stars.

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        27.03.2010 09:34

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        Good Product - Worth a 5 Star Rating!

        Tesco Italian Original Breadsticks - 125g pack for 64p. I purchased these breadsticks from Tesco about 2 weeks ago and have been addicted to them ever since. They cost only 64p for a 125 g packet. In the packet you get around 20 breadsticks. The breadsticks come in a box and are then sealed inside in a plastic packet. This is good on 2 levels - firstly the box keeps the breadsticks from breaking and secondly the sealed plastic packet keeps them fresh. I will say however that the plastic packet is not resealable and I don't think the breadsticks would keep that long in the cardboard box alone. For two or three days they would be fine but if you plan to keep them longer then pop the breadsticks in a food bag and tie wrap it, this will keep them fresher for longer unless of course you can eat 20 breadsticks in one go! These breadsticks are a rich honey colour and they are very crunchy, each breadstick is around 8 inches long and about half an inch wide. The breadsticks are hollow inside and this adds to their crunchiness. Flavour wise they taste very bread like, both yeasty and salty but the taste is subtle and not at all overpowering. They work well because they are very often used for dipping into all sorts of calorie laden indulgent dips - so for this purpose they are just the job! I have bought other more expensive brands of breadsticks at around double the cost but these ones offer a good subtle taste, they have lots of crunch and their taste is not in anyway overpowering so taste wise and value wise they are a really good buy. Look out for them in Tescos and often they are a little bit cheaper when on special offer.

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        27.03.2010 09:09
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        A GORGEOUS BRADSTICK

        With the warmer months fast approaching (Hopefully) I have decided to write a review on Tesco original breadsticks. The reason why I associate these delicious snacks to Summer, is because they are an ultimate side dish to any successful barbecue. These breadsticks are very good value for money at around 70p. For this you get a large portion of these bread sticks, packed within an air tight plastic bag. The outr packaging is a carton card box with an attractive picture of the breadsticks on the front. On the box is also adequate nutritional information, dietry advice and allergy guidance. The breadsticks themselves are delicious and crisp. They taste very fresh and are very light. There is a strong hint of wheat in the taste, but it is not too overpowering. Although there is no strong predominent flavour to this breadstick, they are somewhat delicious as their simplicity, mixed with the crisp texture makes them very mooreish. I always buy these breadsticks in the summer months, when we host a bbq for friends and family. I always put these breadsticks in a large pot and place next to a selection of dips. These breadsticks when used for dipping take on a whole nw dimention. They offer a cooling crispness when dipped in a hot and spicy dip which balances the snack perfectly. When mixed with a creamy dip, its whaty flavour enhances the creamy taste experience. I also find that these breadsticks keep for a good while after opening, especially if you fold over the airtight plastic inner bag. They can keep their crunchy texture for about a week after opening. I would certainly rcommend this box of breadsticks. They are perfct for nibbles. They are also light enough not too fill you up befor your meal. They are long in length and therefore easy to handle. They also go down well with a ice cold beer or a crisp white wine.

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        25.03.2010 14:40
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        NICE BREADSTICKS FOR A GREAT PRICE

        I have recently tried the Tesco own brand of breadsticks and this is my review. The Tesco breadsticks come in a cardboard box and they are sealed inside the box in two different packets so this is good for me as I don't need to eat them all at the one time and I also do not need to worry about them going off before I can eat them all. The box is 125g which is a good size and I paid around 70 - 80 pence in my Tesco store for the box which I thought was quite a good price. The breadsticks look like any other type I have bought before and they are long and thin. They have a very hard and crunchy texture to them and they have a nice savoury taste. I think they can be quite addictive and I think that one or two is not usually enough! I have often put them out at parties with dips and with other snacks such as houmous and they always go down well. I'm not sure anybody would be able to tell that these breadsticks were a 'shops own' brand rather than a dearer brand as there really isn't much difference to me. The breadsticks are around 20 in a box which is a good amount for a dinner party and again it is good that the contents of the box are not in one pack otherwise I would be tempted to eat them all. They have 22 calories per stick and only a trace of salt so perhaps they are not as unhealthy as I first thought. I know my friend gives these to her toddler grandson but I think I'd feel happier about using a Rusk or something. I am a bit relieved that they don't have more calories in them as I do find them so addictive and find it hard to stop eating the breadsticks once I start. I think though that reaching for some of these rather than a mars bar or something is still better for me so I will keep buying them to keep those hunger pangs at bay! I will buy them again and I suggest giving them a try out for yourself, I was impressed with these and thought they had a nice texture and a nice savoury taste............ why bother to pay more for a similar product?

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        25.03.2010 10:55
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        good value at a low price

        As I have mentioned in a lot of my reviews, I like to have a lot of parties at my home and love to entertain family and friends as I love company of a lot of people and like to catch up with people all together sometimes as it is fun. So with the nice weather arriving soon hopefully, I am buying a few bits and pieces to stock in my cupboards and freezers so it is not going to cost too much when the time arrives. I bought these breadsticks from Tesco lower brands of the sticks, they are excellent value for only 63p for 125g box. There are around 12 in each box or maybe more. They come in a nice long cardboard box and inside the sticks are in a sealed plastic bag that is easily opened and both the box and bag are recyclable. The sticks are around 12 inches long and around half an inch wide, they are kind of rounded at both ends and pale in colour, they are delicious on their own or used to tip into a dip, sauce or mayonnaise , I love to dip mine into egg mayonnaise on my plate, it is yummy. Each stick is only 22 calories, 0.4g fat and 0.4g saturates. I would say they are nice and crunchy but kind of hollow in the middle and they have a nice savoury taste to them and when dipped they are even better, but they do not go all soggy like you would imagine, they are just right. It says on the box it contains no nuts and is suitable for vegetarians, which is ideal if you have vegetarians or anyone with a nut allergy at parties. They are ideal for picnics, although if I go on a day out with them I tend to use a large plastic container so they do not crush and they are fine. I have lots of different sized plastic containers and they are very cheap to buy and last forever and can be used for product such as these and many more. I place mine on the table in a large jug but if you have anything tall and fancy that is even better. This product is nice along side any food on a party table, and they can be stored in a cool place until you need them. The sell by date is very good too and so you can buy them and store for a long time. I recommend them for any to give them a go as it is an excellent product. They can be found on the crackers and biscuit isle. I give this product a 5 star Thank you for reading my review

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          02.03.2010 20:21
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          I light, simple snack that can keep hunger pains at bay.

          I have bought both the original and the mini variety of this product in the past and always find that they disappear at an alarming rate as these satisfyingly crunchy bread sticks are tasty and moreish and go particularly well with wine (in my experience). They are also great for dipping as they make a delightful contrast to dips, especially creamy ones but equally are enjoyable on their own although need to be enjoyed with a drink otherwise could become a little dry on the palette. My children also love these as snacks and when I look after my 3 year old nephew these are also a hit with him. Equally they are always a good item to have out at a dinner party, drinks party or BBQ as they can stave off hunger without ruining your appetite for any main course that is to follow. They are also good to have when out and about to give as a snack to your children. Once you open the box the breadsticks are contained in an airtight plastic bag and there is a generous portion within and a 125g box costs only £0.55p in Tescos so they are cheap too! Make sure to seal the plastic bag adequately otherwise these will soon lose their crispiness - however - it is rare that once opened a portion lasts very long so this is a rarely an issue in our household! They do contain wheat, gluten and barley so take care if you have allergies or intolerances to these. The mini ones only contain 7 calories each and the larger ones around double but you lose count of how many calories you have had once you open the box because they are very difficult to stop eating once you have started. They are very suitable for youngsters and babies as they are also low in sugar, fat and salt. In moderation these are a fairly healthy snack. In summary a delicious, simple snack food that can keep hunger pains at bay whether out and about or at home. Thanks for reading. X Also on ciao

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          07.12.2009 17:06
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          Fab with houmous

          Up until a couple of years ago , I only ever ate breadsticks when I was on holiday. Occasionally I'd find them in restaurants and find myself munching through a few whilst waiting for my meal to arrive. They were something I just would never have considered buying for home. Then my daughter reached an age when she was becoming fiercely independant when it came to feeding herself. She no longer wanted me to feed her and instead wanted to do the job herself. Whilst this was fine when we were at home, it really didn't matter how messy she got there, it wasn't always ideal when we were out and about. I therefore had to find foods which were handy to take out and also gave her the independance that she wanted. A friend you also had children recommended breadsticks, she said that the little ones seem to love them and munching their way through one would also keep them quite entertained. I popped to Tesco's and picked up a 125g box for about 69p, very reasonable I thought. They came in a long retangular box and the breadsticks themselved were in a platic sealed bag to keep them fresh until they were opened. Now my daughter did love them, she loved the fact that she could feed herself and she munched her way through one keeping her entertained for a few minutes. I now always have a box in a cupboard, they are just really handy and she also enjoys them with some cream cheese. Now be warned, breadsticks are incredibly moreish, I swear it's nearly impossible to only eat one. I have also become rather attached to them, I love to eat them with dips such as houmous and guacomole.....yum yum, but find it really difficult to put them back in the cupboard. The are rather plain taste wise, but fantastically savoury and the perfectly complement a whole range of different dips. They are also fantastically crunchy unless of course you leave an opened packet in the back of the cupboard for too long and then they do tend to go a little soft.

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            26.06.2009 11:58
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            A crowd pleaser.

            I write this whilst finishing off a packet of these breadsticks in a speed-eating manner. I am dunking them in no dip, needing no water to wash them down with. In fact, they are quite pleasant to eat alone. I had a packet left over after my daughter's party where I provided the vegan catering. These went down very well generally and most were eaten - I bought quite a few packets to go with the dips I made. Price ------ These breadsticks are currently on offer - quick buy them for those barbeques! They are down from 64p to 59p until the 12th of July. Packaging ------------- The breadsticks come packaged in a long, purple box. Inside there are two cellophane packs containing the breadsticks. This is great because it means that if you don't want loads at once you only have to open one inside packet. The other pack remains in perfect, crisp condition until you need it (to speed eat them alone one sunny morning). The cardboard is robust enough to stop the sticks breaking. I only found one or two in each of the packs that had snapped. Great Tip for a party ------------------------- The other great thing about the box is that you can use it as a container at a party - therefore saving on washing up. I cut it about 2/3 of the way up and stack the sticks in the box. There is no problem with the box standing up. Appearance and Taste ---------------------------- The breadsticks are long and thin with the width of a five pence piece. They are a pale golden colour on the outside and when you bite into one you can see the white baked bread filling. Biting into one you can appreciate the crunch. This goes great with a cold, moist dip or a salsa sauce. They have a bread-like taste and are just salty enough to compliment a dip or be great on their own. Keeping ---------- I have had some of these sticks out of the cellophane for just under a week now and surprisingly, they are still relatively crisp. So, if you have some left over at a party, you could keep them and use them for some gentle grazing. The storage advice is: 'Store in a cool dry place and once opened in an airtight container.' But it is clearly not the end of the world if you don't. Ingredients -------------- Wheat Flour, Coconut Oil, Barley Malt Extract, Yeast, Salt. The breadsticks contain only a 'trace' of salt which is surprising because they are so tasty! This is why I think they are an ok snack to feed to kids. I know my daughter loved them as a toddler - and put a fair few of them away at her 18th party too. A serving (possibly one breadstick) contains only 22 calories.

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              15.06.2009 11:25
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              Highly Recommended

              Tesco Original Breadsticks are available in Tesco stores for 64p for a 125g packet. They're something that some people might not think of as being an every day food, because they're so commonly associated as being a party food. Well, they are great for that, but they're also great as snacks for both adults and children. For adults, these goes brilliantly with low fat dressings used as dips. Now the Mrs informs me that these are usually vinegar based ones that are low in fat, but do check the labels of your own popular choices. The other nifty use for these is as snacks for fussy kiddies. They're low in fat, calories and nutrition in general, but for kids who love bread they're perfect dipped in fatty, nutrition-packed dips. The daughter makes home made hoummous and freezes it in little portion pots for the grandson to use with these. He also uses them with cheese spread and with salsa dips. These are perfect for fussy eaters because they can just dip their breadsticks into little bits of dip to try them out at their own pace. It's also a good compromise between a plain food that they won't find offensive, and trying some stronger flavours. When you use these for kids, you can snap them in half easily. They don't shatter very often which you might expect them to, but instead they tend to break cleanly in half wherever you apply the pressure. If you prefer, you can buy these breadsticks in a mini version which are slightly more expensive at 63p for a 100g box. The mini ones are rounded at both ends so this might be better for younger children, who could be at risk from the sharp edges from the original length ones being snapped in half. These breadsticks have a nice, clean savoury flavour to them on their own. They're not something I'm particularly keen on eating alone, because they really are tremendously plain. But they're a perfect snack when used with dips and things because of their clean, savoury flavour. If you ate five of these you'd consume 100 calories, 2g of fat and 1g of sugar. That's hardly the same as if you snacked on raw vegetables, but it's considerably better for you than if you went straight for the bread and made yourself a sandwich as a snack.

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                12.06.2009 13:07
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                A lovely low salt snack for all the family

                Please note, I am actually reviewing the same breadsticks, but in the mini version. I originally bought these for my children while walking around Tesco as a shut-up bribe. I needed to keep them fairly clean, so no tomato seeds or strawberry juice this time! I am half Italian, so always knew breadsticks as Grissini, rather than Italian breadsticks and always had them in our family home as a child, and ALWAY graced the table as a pre dinner nibble when we had company for dinner. Very popular on Italian tables, and commonly found at family run Italian Eateries. Now, they are a crunchy smooth stick, about 1 cm in diameter and 3 inches long. Great for toddlers little hands. They are a light toasted colour, and very airated toasted bread like inner. They are not terribly low calorie, but not bad, low sugar and low salt, so I think fine to give to kids. And as they are in the biscuit and cracker section they are a fraction of the price of alternative you find in the baby section!! Nutrition information: Per 100g Energy 410 kcal Protein 11.6g Carbs 72.9g of which sugars 3.7g Fat 7.8g of which saturates 6.7g sodium 0.8g salt equiv 1.9g Ingredients Wheat flour, Coconut oil, Barley malt extract, Yeast, salt. Contains wheat, gluten and barley. No nuts and not made in a factory that use nuts. 100g box costs £0.63p

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