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      20.11.2009 13:24
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      Definitely worth the money

      Tesco Snack Pack Raisins

      Description: Manufacturer: Tesco / Type: Snack


      A bag containing 18 mini individual boxes of these raisins cost me £1.15 from my local Tesco. They come in a red plastic bag, with a see through front which allows you to see the little boxes inside. The brand name is written on the front.

      I have bought more expensive brands than this for a while, because I like the convenience factor of the snack sized packs. They are a great addition to lunchboxes and easy to pop in a bag or a drawer for when you fancy a sweet treat, but want something more healthy than chocolate.

      These raisins are just as good as the more expensive cometitors that are on the market. I certainly wouldn't notice the difference if I wasn't told that they were a different brand.

      They are sweet and chewy and have a decent texture, and a nice sweet aftertaste. One box may seem a little too small though, so it is wise to pack 2!

      The calorie content is quite high, with a 100g serving containing 247. Having said that, these are "good calories" and much better for you then sweets or crisps.

      Why not try snacking on some of these, they are good to fulfil a sweet craving and also help to stave off hunger pangs as you don't feel the need to reach for something else 20 minutes later.

      I definitely recommend these raisins, they are sweet, plump and juicy and a great way to snack without feeling guilty. Also good for kids as an alternative to sweets!

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        20.11.2009 12:56
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        Great cheaper alternative to the premium brand

        I started my these little boxes of raisins for my little girl when she turned 12 months. She was becoming really independant, wanting to feed herself rather than be fed and I was looking for snacks that were healthy yet tasty enough for her to not become bored by them. Up until this point her snacks had mainly been rice cakes and I think she was looking for something a little more interesting with more flavour.

        Initially I bought the market leader brand Sun Maid and while she loved these, I did think that they were quite expensive. One day while doing my weekly Tesco shop, I spotted this Tesco own brand alternative to the Sun Maid raisins. They were significantly better priced costing approx £1.12 for 18 little snack sized boxes of raisins. I now have two girls and feeding them seems to cost an absolute fortune so any pennies saved makes a difference.

        Anyway I tried them on my girls and they certainly didn't notice any difference and believe me, my eldest would have let me know if she had noticed. I had a taste also and theses rasins were sweet, quite plump and very juicy and succulent.

        I now always have a few boxes of these in my handbag, I have lost count of the number of times they have been pulled out in an emergency, either when I have had a grumpy hungry child or have needed to buy 5 minutes of peace and quiet while I have a coffee and a catchup with a friend.

        While I am actually not all that keen on the flavour of dried fruit, I think this Tesco offering is great and there is no way I would go back to buying the premium brand again.

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          13.11.2009 20:27
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          An excellent idea!

          I was in the supermarket this afternoon, incredibly stressed out and desperately looking for a cheap and not unhealthy snack for my sons to have at Grandma's house.

          At just over a £1 for a bag of 18 boxes of raisins I thought this was a bargain and actually cheaper than getting them crisps, not to mention an awful lot better for the little rascals. Also, not only was I getting a snack for today but the little boxes are perfect for keeping in the baby bag/car for when I need something to keep the boys quiet for a few minutes.

          The bag is a similar colour/design to the more expensive brand named version (which it sold next to) but of course is considerable cheaper. I see no reason to buy the more expensive ones as these do the job fine. You get 18 boxes that each hold 14g, which isn't a lot and the boxes are very small but I've found that's about the right amount of raisins for a small child as they are a little fiddly to eat.

          My sons were delighted with their "treat" and loved the fact that the raisins were in little boxes (rather than I bowl, like I usually give them) so they could carry them around. They did find the raisins a little fiddly to get out of the boxes as they tend to be quite tightly packed in and are a little sticky. This meant they did drop a few on the floor. However, in my Mum's house, nothing is wasted and Gremlin (her house trained Ferret) quickly bounded up and excitedly pounced on the dropped treats, munchin a few then squirreling the rest away to one of his nests. Turns out not only are raisins a healthy treat for toddlers, but Ferrets too!

          I will probaby buy these again, if I can't be bothered to save the little boxes and refil them, which I suggest you do as obviously raisins are cheaper in bulk. The boxes are also perfect to stash away in your "making box" for random craft activities. I definitely recommend these as a healthy snack and easy treat to carry around with you.

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            14.08.2009 13:00
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            Good value supermarket substitute

            This is a great example of a product that is a good way to save money without sacrificing an awful lot. Tesco have marketed this product well and have used very similar colours to the Branded market leader of Sun maid raisins.
            The packets are a bright red and to be honest I don't think that my daughters have been able to tell the difference since I swapped over! The last time I swapped to Tesco raisins the Disney version in a bid to save money, my older daughter promptly refused to eat them as they had a picture of a bunch of grapes on them.
            Anyway back to the product the quality of the raisins I can't fault this at all , they are plump and juicy and have minimal if any stalks still in . The fact that they come in little boxes is brilliant for picnics or just keeping kids quiet in the shops or while waiting for appointments!
            My top tip is using these when you are trying to watch what you eat . If you keep a couple of packs of these on you they are great for a quick snack and have slow energy release so help you to crave those sugary snacks that we all love!

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            11.06.2009 21:43
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            We used to buy these Tesco Snack Pack Raisins up until very recently, when we realised how much better off we'd be by buying the large bags of (very cheap) Tesco Value Sultanas. I know that strictly speaking there is a difference between raisins and sultanas, I've just yet to work out what that difference is besides raisins being a tiny bit drier.

            These Tesco Snack Pack Raisins will set you back £1.25 for a multipack containing 18 boxes. That's 7p for each 14g box. Not bad value really, especially since the Organix Raisin boxes that we bought the grandson as a baby worked out at a fair bit more.

            These are a bit fiddly for very young children to manage initially. The cardboard lid gets a bit stuck from the moisture that comes off the fruit, plus the raisins tend to be wedged firmly into their little box. But once you've got the first few out, the rest will come!

            The dinky boxes make them ideal snacks to carry around for little ones, plus they're just the right size to give a young kid and know they've had the right portion size. Adults will find these aren't enough though, so I'd definetely say these are a kid's product.

            These are tasty little raisins that have a nice, soft texture to them and a good, fruity flavour. I don't think the boxes are big enough for me, but then as I said before, I think they're aimed a kids really. It's a lot cheaper to buy the big Tesco value bags and divide them into tupperware pots, but if you're in too much of a hurry to do that then these are the ideal solution for you.

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