Product Type: Tesco Snacks
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Tesco Value bread
Member Name: jmaria01
Tesco Value bread
Advantages: Tastes good, not dry
Disadvantages: You can tell that it's value bread!
A lot of people hate Value bread because it apparently tastes different and because it costs less it means it's worse than a normal branded bread like Hovis or Warburtons. Granted, Hovis and Warburtons use more quality products therefore making their bread quite expensive (£2 for some loaves, it's ridiculous!) but Value products use exactly the same ingredients just at a lower quality. I know I would compromise slightly better quality for over a quid in savings!
Tesco's Value Bread looks like any normal loaf of bread, and it comes in a see-through packet so you can even see what you're getting. There's the option of thick or medium, I prefer medium just for the extra slices you can get out of a loaf because a thick slice is the same as 2 mediums and nobody needs that much bread in their diet! It is plain, so no wholegrains or added seeds to make it all healthy and nutritious. This is also preferable as it means you can put what you want on it and there won't be any taste clashes.
Once you open the bread you will notice it doesn't smell as fresh as the expensive loaves do, but it doesn't exactly smell like a sewer either! It actually smells as if the bread was bought a few days ago rather than only just, and it tastes like, well, bread. It tastes as if you've just bought a loaf of bread, left it in a cupboard for a day or two and then decided to open it. And yes because the ingredients are of low quality it does go off quicker, but if 2 people can polish off a loaf of bread in 5 or 6 days then there's nothing wrong with a family of 4 polishing it off in 3 - think of the money you save if you buy 3 Tesco's Value loaves (roughly £1.50) compared to 3 more expensive loaves (roughly £4.50). Worth it yet?
Obviously if you're a person or family that doesn't eat a lot of bread, or likes the healthier choices of wholegrain and brown, then this bread isn't for you, but for those who constantly find themselves buying loaf after loaf of white bread every other day, think about substituting it for the Value loaf instead - it would halve the price you're paying for bread and to be quite honest, kids don't notice the difference and if you've got stuff on the bread then neither do you!
I like Tesco's in particular because although they do compromise quality like all Value brands, it actually tastes as close to the most expensive bread as you can get for under 50p, so definitely worth the money and if it goes quick enough then it's done it's job, am I right?
Summary: Not all bad and would be useful for families who breathe bread!