Product Type: Tesco Snacks
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Tesco Value bread
Member Name: writeallnight
Tesco Value bread
Advantages: Cheap, doesn't contain milk!
Disadvantages: Often arrives squashed in the packet
Bread is one of many products that I can rarely find that I can actually eat, due to having an allergy to milk products. Most breads, surprisingly, contain milk. This is often to give the bread extra colour, particularly on top, but Tesco's every day value bread is one of the few cheaper breads I've found that doesn't contain any milk.
This bread comes in the new-style Tesco packaging (rather than the one in the picture, which is there old packaging). Basically, this is a cellophane bag which is mostly see-through, with white and red pictures and writing on it. It states that this product is part of their every day value basics range, which is essentially exactly what it was before, only now the packaging is supposedly prettier.
Typically, they will either have the wholemeal or the white version of this bread. I've never seen both being sold at the same time. If you really prefer one or the other, watch what days you go there as they alternate the days they have each one.
It's often a big squashed in the packaging but I don't find that this really detracts from the product that much, considering it's one that I can actually eat. To me, that's far more important than what it looks like.
I've found that the average best-before date on this bread is usually a couple of days after you buy it. However, I've had no problem with using it a week or so later (although admittedly it may be a bit on the stale side by then, but it doesn't really matter if the main thing you use it for anyway is toast like me!).
In terms of what this bread tastes like, I don't think it's too bad. It is a bit bland but I can safely say it's A LOT better than the typical free from breads that you can buy which can often be extremely heavy and taste somewhat like wet sponge in your mouth. This bread doesn't crumble too much and as long as you're putting it with something to make a sandwich, or toasting it, to be honest I think it tastes perfectly fine.
And the best bit of all? It only costs 47p. And if you buy it regularly (presuming you use a Tesco clubcard) they frequently send out a voucher for 50 extra points if you buy it. Which actually means they're paying you 3p to buy it. Even better than free if they'll pay you to take it off them!
Summary: Not a bad product at all!