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Tesco Tomato & Herb Roll

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Brand: Tesco / Type: Bread

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      19.08.2008 10:50
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      A great tasting roll from Tesco!

      A regular item on my weekly shopping list are a few of Tesco's own Tomato & Herb Rolls. These can be found in the Tesco Bakery section of the store, and are normally freshly baked the same day.

      The Tesco Tomato & Herb Rolls are made mainly from wheat flour, water, sundried tomatoes (6%), yeast, salt, tomato powder, oregano and emulsifiers. The rolls contain little pieces of sundried tomatoes and a mixture of herbs throughout, both of which are very visible, inside and out. The rolls are fairly small, I would say no more than around 8cm by 8cm in size, and come in an light orangy colour. The shape of the rolls isn't always consistent, and they are almost square in shape as opposed to round.

      Each roll contains about 204 calories (10% of your recommended daily allowance), 7.4g of protein, 2.8g (3%) of sugar, 40.9g of carbohydrates, 1.2g (2%) of fat, 3.4g of fibre and 1g (17%) of salt. The carbohydrate levels are very high in these rolls, so I do try to eat as little of them as possible, but this is not always the case. The rolls also contain wheat, gluten and sulphite.

      The rolls have a fairly rough texture, and are slightly hard to touch. Despite being small, the thickness of the bread inside the rolls means that they are very filling. They can be eaten as they are, or can also be put in the oven for a few minutes to make them crispier. I personally feel that they do not need to be cooked in the oven, I feel that they lose their flavour slightly when this is done. I like my rolls to be cut into thick slices and spread with a nice butter. I mainly eat the rolls with soup, preferably one of Tesco's Tomato & Herb, Vegetable or Minestrone soups.

      Tesco's Tomato & herb rolls are delicious. Although there is little flavour in the way of the herbs, the tangy tomato flavour is very evident. The rolls can be bought for around 18p in most Tesco stores, which is reasonable. I personally feel that 2 rolls are sufficient to go with a bowl of soup, and since the rolls are so nice and filling, they are good value.

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        16.07.2008 19:13
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        One of the main things that I love to eat is one of things that I try to cut out when I am dieting and that is bread, purely because of the amount of carbohydrates that it contains. Don't get me wrong, you can have a certain amount of carbs in a day and shouldn't cut them out completely, but the amount of bread that I can eat in a day is way over the top.

        I like any kind of bread, however fresh bread is always a favourite and just lately I have found myself eating quite a lot of Tesco Tomatoe and Herb Roll's along with the masses of soup that I have been eating.

        In Tesco stores they have their own bakery and make fresh bread that they out out in little baskets and you can buy them as singles, which I find to be great as there is nothing worse than wasting food, it annoys me when I live on my own and I have to buy a full loaf or 8 sausages and more often than not half of iot is going to be thrown away.

        Tesco's I don't find to be as adventurous withe their bread as Morrisons however I am very partial to their Tomato and Herb Bread. To look at it, it doesn't come in any particular shape, it looks rather lumpy and somewhat like a rock cake. It is slightly orange in colour and you can see from the outside various different herbs that it contains.

        The bread itself isn't exactly soft, it is quite crunchy, but when eating with soup, you can't beat a crunchy roll with a little bit of butter on it to dip in, however you do have to battle a little bit to actually slice it as they are quite flat and hard on the outside.

        The flavour of the bread is really nice, not what I was expecting. You can't actually taste any herbs of any kind, however you do come across them when you are eating it. It tastes more of tomato than anything but its not a strong flavour of tomato, just a hint, which is really nice.

        These are normally founf at Tesco Bakery and cost around the region of 18p for the one roll, which in my opinion is more economica to buy the as and when rather than buy in bulk and end up throwing them away.

        I would really recommend these to anyone that loves bread as much as I do.

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