“ Brand: Tesco / Type: Snacks „
Having a few people over for the Christmas period and also over New Year period. I tried to save a little bit of money by buying the Supermarkets own brands. Tescos sell these Dry Roasted Peanuts, 100grams for a mere 60pence and a couple of bags full easily looks appertising in a fancy bowl to put on occassional tables in your living room along side other snacks such as mini cheddars etc. You do get a fair few in the bag and they are easy to snip open across the top of the packet. Ingredients : Peanuts (93%), salt, flavour enhancer (monosodium glutamate), stabiliser ( sorbitol),Paprika Gelling agent, Yeast Extract. yeast powder, onion powder, cinnamon, sunflower oil, citric acid, Wheat Flour. The taste is ok and they do have a slightly spicy taste to them they are obviously not the greatest tasting Dry Roasted Peanuts but yet again they are not the worse, and they do fill a gap for those hungry people who are awaiting the serving up of the Turkey. I ould say that you get whaqt you pay for and they did save me a little bit ofr money obviously they are not the best but then again they do the job. They are suitable for vegetarians. They are not suitable for small children who can choke on nuts or people with nut allergies. Allergy advice : Contains Milk, Wheat and Gluten. I did find that the nuts were not exceptanly large but they were average sized and seem to do the job. Had a sell by date of May 2012. Disposable plastic but not currently recyclable. Thanks for reading and rating my reviews.
Tesco's Dry Roasted peanuts. What are they? ************ These are a pack of dry roasted peanuts with spiced seasoning, a combination of salt, nion powder, cinnamon and paprika. Jumbo sized? ********** Well not exactly really big nuts (it depends the size you're expecting - the size of a thumb?!) but relatively bigger than your usual ones - they are about 15mm x 8mm x 8mm, although you can get the odd few which are over 2cm long! Do they taste good? **************** They taste okay, not brilliant, not very spicy disappointingly but very dry to the taste, I usually need some water on hand when I have these. There isn't really much flavour to them although the peanuts themselves appear to have a lot of powdering seasoning coated on them, they just don't quite match up to the expectation. Most of the nuts will be opened in halves, but are still very firm and crunchy in texture, and a bit on the bland side I think, but they make a good source of energy during cold emergency situations....after a handful and I already feel quite full and con't really want to eat anymore - in way, it's also a good source of budget food. One bag of these would last me a good week or two. Cost? ***** This is probably the best thing about them, and the main influential factor that made me buy them - they are very cheap - 60p for a 100g pack and you get a lot, and I mean a good decent sized bag of peanuts for it. Very good value for money, but just a bit bland in taste and flavour. Not only are they good for the budget, they are also a good source of fibre, low in salt, saturated fat, sugar and calories too! Brilliant!
Tesco's Dry Roasted Peanuts Description: Manufacturer: Tesco / Type: Snacks. I am trying really hard to eat foods which are reasonably healthy but have to admit that over the festive season, I have lapsed a bit and been snacking on all kinds of naughty foods. I have arrived at the conclusion that there is no point in beating myself up about it though and resolved to enjoy it and start my new diet in the new year. On that basis, I felt considerably less guilty than I ought to have when I opened these nuts and munched my way through rather a lot. Mr Siamese has gone out for the evening, leaving me to chill out and eat my own body weight in junk food - bliss! A 200g bag of these cost me £0.53 which was quite a bit cheaper than the other brands. I have read some reviews where the reviewer was disappointed with the quality of this product but I have to say that I thought they were pretty good. The nuts were crunchy and there was loads of the dry roasted coating on each one. They had that distinctive dry roast flavour and tasted very fresh too. The peanuts contain the following ingredients; Peanuts (93%), salt, wheat flour, flavour enhancer (monosodium glutamate), stabiliser ( sorbitol), Gelling agent(Acacia), yeast powder, onion powder, paprika, yeast extract, cinnamon, sunflower oil, citric acid Nutritional info per 100g; Energy 595kj 145kcal Protein 6.5gm 26.1gm Carbohydrates 2.6gm 10.2gm of which sugars 1.3gm 5.3gm Fat 11.9gm 47.6gm of which saturates 2.0gm 7.8gm Mono-unsaturates 6.7gm 26.9gm Polyunsaturates 3.2gm 12.9gm Fibre 2.3gm 9.3gm Salt 0.2gm 0.8gm I will definitely be buying these again, they were decently priced and very snackable. Actually, now that I think about it, maybe they were too snackable and I shouldn't buy them again for a while, especially given the amount of calories they contain - shame!
Tesco's Dry Roasted Peanuts As the title implies, these are dry roasted peanuts made and sold by Tesco. They come in a 200g bag which cost me £0.52. I am a big fan of dry roasted peanuts so looked forward to opening these. However, I was actually quite disappointed. They were quite brittle, I appreciate that nuts are suppose to be crunchy but these tasted a little like they had been left too long and become hard. The flavour of the dry roast coating wasn't great either and the nuts were very thinly coated (I like the flavour to be generous) which meant that they tasted more of nut than dry roasting. The nutritional information is as follows and is for 100gms; Energy 595kj 145kcal 2380kj 575kcal Protein 6.5gm 26.1gm Carbohydrates 2.6gm 10.2gm of which sugars 1.3gm 5.3gm Fat 11.9gm 47.6gm of which saturates 2.0gm 7.8gm Mono-unsaturates 6.7gm 26.9gm Polyunsaturates 3.2gm 12.9gm Fibre 2.3gm 9.3gm Salt 0.2gm 0.8gm Ingredients are as follows: Peanuts (93%), salt, wheat flour, flavour enhancer (monosodium glutamate), stabiliser ( sorbitol), Gelling agent(Acacia), yeast powder, onion powder, paprika, yeast extract, cinnamon, sunflower oil, citric acid. In summary, I wouldn't buy these again, yes they were cheap but I am afraid that they tasted it too.
I quite like these nuts, but then I quite like any nuts! I noticed that before people have said that they weren't as nice as KP nuts but then I wouldn't expect to be; they cost almost half as much as KP's equivalent. IO think that part of the problem is that if somebody tells you something is inferior then while you are eating it you are constantly thinking "hmm, are these nice?" I think this can do something to ruin the experience. I think these nuts are perfectly adequate, and they will probably keep getting better as tescos' are new to the market and will probably change it substantially. They are good for parties as you can afford to buy more for the same amount of money and often people focus more on the amount of food provided than the quality of the food. Tastewise, the amount of salt seems just right, salty enough that you can taste it instantly without giving you ulcers if you eat too many!
I've noticed that Tesco's Dry Roasted Peanuts have taken a bit of a drubbing in Praskipark's review. I can't say I'm too surprised because when compared to the likes of KP, they are nothing but monkey fodder. They're not as bad as made out in my opinion though, they're definitely not below the standards of other supermarket peanuts and they are occasionally good. That's part of the problem, you can't be sure of what you are buying. One day the peanuts will be almost representative of a decent brand and the next they will be dry and tasteless. It seems that regardless of the Best Before date and supposedly description "fresh", they seem to often be quite old and have lost a lot of their initial flavour. I'm not really recommending you to go out and buy them but if you are a nut about nuts and rather skint then they are worth buying because the other options are just as bad, if not worse and there is a chance you'll get a good one. Let's hope god is on your side!
I am a real nut freak and will eat any type of nuts but generally prefer salted peanuts or cashews.. I have eaten a small bowl of nuts every day for the last 30 years but the last month or so I have stopped or tried to stop eatiing them as I checked my blood pressure and it was high. The reading was 121/83. So for 4 weeks I haven't eaten any nuts or drank any cuppa soups which are also high in salt content. Checking my blood pressure again two days ago I was relieved to see that there was an improvement. It read 111/77. On Saturday in Tesco's doing a big, boring shop I saw a packet of dry roasted peanuts, Tesco's own brand but not the really cheap value nuts. I couldn't resist popping them in the trolley and I said to myself that I will only have a couple when watching the footie. Just before the match was due to start I poured out a beer and put a handful of these nuts into a small bowl. The beer was delicious but the nuts not so delicious. I will expand further: Packet Light brown metallic bag showing a white bowl filled with dry roasted peanuts. In large capitals it says TESCO Dry Roasted peanuts. At the bottom of the packet a summary of the nutritional values. Turn the bag over and there is even more information regarding the product written in 4 languages. I was very impressed with the information side of things. Smell On opening the packet a slight waft of salt and cinnamon entered my nostrils but I wouldn't say the aroma zapped me immediately as it wasn't a really fresh smell. Taste I know these nuts are meant to have a dry taste but these were exceptionally dry. The paprika coating could hardly be tasted at all but there were definite strong overtones of cinnamon which I am not a fan of. Not too salty but I thought they tasted a bit stale so I looked at the packet to see the sell by date and that was in order as it was 15/11/2008. First impression was not that good and last impression after eating the bowl full was still the same. Rather tasteless and old tasting was my verdict. Okay so let's have a look at the nutritional values. They are: Typical composition for an eight of the bag and 100gms Energy 595kj 145kcal 2380kj 575kcal Protein 6.5gm 26.1gm Carbohydrates 2.6gm 10.2gm of which sugars 1.3gm 5.3gm Fat 11.9gm 47.6gm of which saturates 2.0gm 7.8gm Mono-unsaturates 6.7gm 26.9gm Polyunsaturates 3.2gm 12.9gm Fibre 2.3gm 9.3gm Salt 0.2gm 0.8gm Ingredients: Peanuts (93%), salt, wheat flour, flavour enhancer (monosodium glutamate), stabiliser ( sorbitol), Gelling agent(Acacia), yeast powder, onion powder, paprika, yeast extract, cinnamon, sunflower oil, citric acid. Just a run down on flavours and enhancers: Sorbitol is a sugar substitute and is usually used in diet products such as drinks, ice cream and chewing gum. I am not keen on this taste as it is so artificially sweet and it can sometimes give me an upset tum. It is used as a form of laxative so it doesn't do to eat too many of these peanuts or anythig else with sorbitol in. Acacia is the dried version that comes from the acacia shrub which is grown in Australia, Africa and South America. It is used as an emulsifier and stabiliser and in this case as a gelling agent. Monosodium glutamate is a food enhancer which is used in Asian cooking, fast food products, tinned soups and vegetables, some condiments, frozen foods etc. The list is endless. Other info regarding this product. The GI (glycaemic index tested) is low, There could be traces of other nuts and seeds in the pack so if you suffer from nut allergy please do not eat these and there are traces of wheat and gluten so I offer the same advice if you are allergic to either of these. These nuts are actually produced in France and packed for Tesco stores. Weight of the bag is 200gms and the price is 49p Tesco website is www.tesco.com Once opened remember to store them in a dry container as they will soon go soft and lose their taste. My Summary I was very disappointed with this packet of dry roasted peanuts. I know at 49p a bag you can't really complain about the price but I have tried Tesco's ordinary salted peanuts and ready salted crisps and both these products are excellent value and have a great taste. These nuts weren't anything special regarding taste, bland and tasted dried out. I don't think I will purchase these again and I will go back on my salt and nut free diet. That will keep the old blood pressure down. Also if you look at the fat content it is high and food enhancers aren't a good thing to have in your diet so my verdict is a definite no no - not very healthy. Nil point! Have no idea why I have got a picture of the Tesco logo instead of a packet of dry roasted nuts which was my suggestion. Sorry about that but that is out of my control.