“ Brand: Tesco / Type: Snacks „
All the hype about price cut.Yet these have gone up 25p a bag.That is about 27% price increase
---Why I Buy These---
I spend quite a bit of time laid up in bed and a while ago I put together a snack cupboard for the bedroom for emergencies - so that I could get a snack without having to walk to the kitchen.
One item I have found to include was these mixed nuts and raisins.
250 grams of unsalted mixed nuts and raisins.
Comes in a pink metallic plastic bag which states 'source of minerals and fibre'.
25 grams is 120 calories.
The nuts have a long shelf life but once opened they state to keep in an airtight container.
'V' - suitable for vegetarians.
Avoid if you have nut allergies!
The mixed nuts and raisins are in the following percentages:
* raw peanuts 45%
* raisins (with vegetable oil) 31%
* Brazil nuts 16%
* pecan nuts 3%
* hazelnuts 2.5%
* almonds 2.5%
94p for 250g on Tesco website.
(Compared with Centennial Mixed Nuts And Raisins 200G on Tesco website for £1.72.)
I find these nuts and raisins a very useful and enjoyable snack.
They are good to have a handful as a snack so you feel you are having something without it being unhealthy.
I usually only have a few at a time so I can often make a bag last almost a week.
The raisins are of a good quality and have a nice flavour and the nuts are also all good quality.
My favourites are the Brazil nuts but there are none in the mixture that I do not like.
The quality is so good I would not find a need to upgrade to a better quality product.
I also buy Tesco's chocolate peanuts and chocolate raisins which are equally as good.
For the price the bag lasts a long time so is an inexpensive treat and one I consider to be not too unhealthy.
* Long lasting
* Good quality
* Not messy
* Suitable for vegetarians
* A great snack.
---Would I Recommend?---
Yes definitely - a great snack food.
5 stars - no complaints.
Whilst we were on our summer holidays last year, some of the friends that we were with carried a bag of nuts, as a healthy snacking food, rather than opting for a quick sugar fix from an rather unhealthy chocolate bar. My husband, never previously a nut fan, suddenly started to change his mind, and since we have returned from our holidays, we have kept a bag of nuts in the cupboard for snacking.
Since I do my regular shop in Tesco, I have tended to stick to Tesco own range of nuts, and have regularly bought this 250g pack of Tesco unsalted mixed nuts and raisins, which currently retails at just under 90p. There is also a larger 500g bag available in this Tesco range.
The packaging of this bag is a pinky purple colour, with pictures of nuts and raisins on the front. There is also some nutritional information on the front of the packets, stating that per 25g of this mix, there are 135calories, 5.4g of sugar, 9.6g of fat, but it also states that this is a low GI food. As most people know nuts are to be eaten in moderation, but there is no doubt, that a handful of nuts, fills me up for much much longer than a chocolate bar ever would, and so I suppose the benefits outweigh some of the high calorie and fat content this mix contains.
Within this mix of nuts and raisions there are peanuts, brazil nuts, pecan nuts, hazelnuts, almonds and obviously raisins.
This food is suitable for vegetarians, but obviously not for those with allergies.
Both mu husband and I like the mix of both the nuts and the raisins, as some of the can be a little tasteless, especially since they are unsalted, and so the raisins help to give a little more sweetness and flavour. My only complaint about this mix, is that there seems to be a rather plentiful supply of peanuts over a lot of the other nuts and even raisins in the bag, and when I take a handful with me to work, I seem to eat baout 10 peanuts for every 1 brazil nut, which is a little disappointing. However, I do like to keep these around when I am peckish and I want something to keep me going until my next name meal, and at 89p per bag, this is a good alternative to reaching for the nearest chocolate bar.