Product Type: Tesco Snacks
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A tasty inexpensive snack
Tesco Value Potato Rings
Member Name: alyson29
Tesco Value Potato Rings
Date: 17/06/10, updated on 18/11/10 (78 review reads)
Advantages: Excellent value for money at only 10p per packet
Both my hubby and I are great lovers of crisps and whilst I try to eat them in moderation due to their high fat content, my hubby chomps away regardless and sometimes devours three packets in just one sitting!
I was previously purchasing the leading brand name, Hula Hoops, in respect of potato rings and found that their prices were gradually increasing. However, whilst shopping in Tesco a couple of months ago, I noticed within their Value range, an 8 pack of Potato Rings for just 83p.
The outer packaging is somewhat plain as it displays the Tesco Value logo in the upper left hand corner with images of three large dishes of potato rings taking up the remainder of the packaging. There is a blue banner located across the width of the packet with the large white bold words of "Potato Rings".
Each individual packet of rings weighs 20g and the packaging is again, very plain, as it resembles that of the front of the outer packaging minus the images of the dishes of potato rings.
As for the rings themselves - in my opinion, they look and taste identical to Hula Hoops as they are a sandy colour in appearance and of the same size. They are extremely crunchy and slightly salty to taste. To be honest with you, if I hadn't seen the outer packaging, I would have thought I was eating those belonging to the leading brand.
I have made a comparison between the ingredients in Hula Hoops and Tesco Value brand and whilst there are quite a few additional ingredients in the leading brand, such as sunflower oil, rice, flour, maize and potassium chloride, in my opinion, taste wise, it is extremely difficult to tell them apart.
Whilst these savoury snacks are suitable for vegetarians they are not suitable for those people who suffer from nut allergies, as unfortunately, Tesco cannot guarantee they are nut free.
The nutritional information for each 20g bag is, as follows:-
Energy 400kJ, 95kcal
Of which sugars trace
Of which saturates 0.4g
I was hoping to compare the nutritional values with Hula Hoops and Tesco Value Potato Rings, but whilst the Tesco website provides the relevant information for Hula Hoops, it does not advise of the weight to which it refers (rather naughty if you shop online!).
If you can keep your potato snacks long enough they should be stored in a cool, dry place.
I am unaware if the packaging is recyclable, as unfortunately, Tesco do not provide this information.
When I was copying and pasting this review, I could see the quick ratings other dooyooers have given these tasty snacks and obviously there is mixed feelings with this product. Try them and see - you may not agree with me, but at such a low price, they're definitely worth a try.
As these potato rings are both excellent value for money and extremely tasty, they receive 5 out of 5 dooyoo stars from me.
I hope you found my review useful and would thank you for reading.
Summary: A great tasting snack for a small price