Product Type: Tesco Snacks
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Tesco Value Plain Bagels
Member Name: kellylouj
Tesco Value Plain Bagels
Advantages: Low price, tasty, low in fat
Disadvantages: May have shorter use by date.
When I was in a previous job at MBNA I used to love the delicious foods that I could get from the coffee bar and this was where I gained a taste for bagels.
I normally purchase the New York Bagels but this time last year I was following Weight Watchers and began to eat their bagels, until one day I was shopping in Tesco and both of the above were out of stock so I decided to give these a try as they offered great value for money.
A pack of 5 bagels for 89p and these really represent excellent value for money.
The bagels are contained within a translucent plastic bag with a red band stating 5 Bagels and the Tesco logo with value underneath. What I like about the packaging is that you can see the item through the bag and with it being a value item it's nice to see that the bagels look of good quality.
The bagels are a golden brown colour and as I have said they come in a pack of 5. They can be frozen and to be honest I do freeze them on the day of purchase and get one out in the morning before going to work and have on my morning break. The bagels need a minimum of 2 hours to defrost and should not be stored in the freezer for longer than 1 month.
The bagels toast in approximately 2-3 minutes depending on your preferred finish on the bagel, I like mine golden brown so tend to put them on a medium setting in our toaster and it toasts them perfectly.
The bagels are not doughy and taste really nice and are much better and tastier than the Weight Watchers bagels, infact I think these are the best bagels out there. I have also had the Tesco standard range bagels which are slightly more expensive but find that they taste pretty similar so you are better going for the cheaper option as it is pretty much the same product.
Each bagel is 75g and they are low in fat and worked them out to be 1.5points when following the weightwatchers diet.
The bagels contain wheat, flour, rye flour, sugar, yeast, salt, wheat, gluten, barley malt flour, emulsifier, flour treatment agent (ascorbic acid)
The food allerfy warning can be seen on the back of the packaging and they state they are suitable for vegetarians.
The product contains no nuts but does warn that it could contain traces of sesame seeds.
As far as I am aware you can only get Tesco Value Bagels in plain there are no additional flavours.
Overall these are high quality tasting bagels and really compete with the big brands out there. I think Tesco have the texture just right and they are very enjoyable for any time of the day and a little more filling than toast.
I really would not be put off by the fact that this item is a value item as they taste anything but a value item so if you like bagels, go on give them a try!
Summary: Don't be put off because they are value