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      23.07.2014 20:59
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      Cheap and tasty

      My husband and I have started making a real effort to reduce the price of our weekly shop. As a result we have started swapping brand products for Tesco value ranges. I love my local Tesco's they seem to have value everything available.

      I normally have a packet of crisps at work each day (not very healthy I know). I was having brand named ready salted crisps each day but then my husband purchased these Tesco value ready salted crisps. I had never picked these up before because I was really put off buy the packaging. The packaging is now white with red writing and very plane bad basic looking. The packets themselves are smaller than normal crisp packets but I guess maybe this is a good thing as I now eat less crisps! Each pack is about 100 calories and I do t think that's too bad. A multipack of Tesco value ready salted crisps costs around 60 or 70p and so they safe an absolute bargain.

      These crisps taste great. They are really nice and crunchy with just the right amount of salt in for me. The only downside is how the paackaging looks. These crisps look really cheap and I was actually embarrassed to get them out in front of people whilst at work. If only Tesco's could make these look a little bit better.

      I recommend anyone that is money conscious to give these crisps a go. They taste just as good as premium crisps at less than half the price. They just look cheap and cheerful and don't give a great impression with the packaging.

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      12.07.2014 15:26
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      Don't let the cheapness put you off - a very tasty packet of crisps

      ===The Product=== Tesco Everyday Value Crisps With no artificial colours, flavours or mono sodium glutamate. 95 calories per 18 gram bag. Comes in plain cream colour bag with red writing and images or stylised potatoes, sunflower and salt shaker on front. Produced in the UK for Tesco. Each bag contains 5.9 grams of fat (8% of daily requirement) and 0.2 grams of salt (3% of daily requirements). No hydrogenated fats. Made with potatoes, sunflower oil and salt.

      ===Cost=== 12 bag pack costs 66p and you can also get a 12 bag multi pack with Salt and Vinegar and Cheese and Onion flavours also for 66 pence.

      ===My Opinion=== I have never been too much of a fan of plain crisps before and only bought these Tesco Everyday Value ones as I wanted a supply of cheap ready snacks to keep in my bedroom as I had not been well lately but was hoping I would not need them much ? hence I bought these cheap crisps for just 66p for 12 packets. I have never bought ''value'' crisps before as I did not really fancy them and thought they would be poor quality ? however how wrong I was. Undoubtedly the packets are smaller at 18 grams than what I would call the standard size of 25 grams. However for the price of under 6p a bag they are super value. However the main thing is ? what do they taste like? I was very pleasantly surprised. These crisps are good value and have a good flavour, without being too salty. The potatoes used have been good quality as the crisps are all a good colour and so not have any black or green bits which you can sometimes get. The crisps are all a light golden colour. They are flavoursome with just a hint of saltiness ? funnily enough these crisps contain much less salt (0.2 grams0 than the Salt & Vinegar or Cheese & Onion varieties. At only 95 calories and with only 8% of you daily requirements of fat these are not too unhealthy to eat as a snack and I like eating them with either bread and cheese or with Marmite sandwiches. If you put these in a dish for a party no-one would know they were a ''value'' product and they would be a good pack for children as they are not so large. Great value for the price I will definitely be buying more of these to have a quick snack to hand whenever I need one.

      ===Star Rating=== 5 stars.

      ===Would I Recommend?=== Yes.

      ===Website=== www.tesco.com

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        09.03.2014 21:19
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        5/5 lovely, tasty crisps at a very low price.

        ==Price and Availability==

        We tend to get through a lot of crisps in our house and as the price of my weekly food shop seems to be going up almost all the time I've started buying lower priced goods. I first bought Tesco Everyday Value Ready Salted Crisps about 6 months ago now, a pack containing 12 bags is just 66p so even if they weren't very nice I knew I wasn't going to lose out on much money.


        ==Tesco Everyday Value Ready Salted Crisps==

        The crisps now come in different packaging than the picture shown above as Tesco re designed their Value range a while ago now. The main bag is an off white colour with the branding in red with lots of little symbols over the front and a picture of a bowl of crisps. The smaller individual bags inside are designed in the same way. The bags contain 18g of crisps, making them quite small each bag contains 100 calories and 5.9g of fat, all the other values are quite low. The packaging states that the crisps contain no artificial colours, flavours or MSG.


        ==My Experience==

        When opening the bag I was quite disappointed as there aren't many crisps inside, I can easily eat at least two bags one after each other if not more. As the crisps are only about 5p a bag I don't mind that there's not many crisps inside but these do require some self discipline! The crisps taste really good, I think they're a bit like Walkers Salt and Shake crisps before the salt is added. For me the flavour is just right, they've got good flavour that isn't just saltiness so they aren't overpowering. The crisps have a good crunch to them whilst still being quite thin and easy to eat. The crisps are a bit too easy to eat and that's my only problem with them, as they aren't too salty I could just eat and eat them. The bags are the perfect size for serving alongside a sandwich and being 100 calories they are the perfect size small snack.


        ==Overall==

        I'd really recommend Tesco Everyday Value Ready Salted Crisps. They're really cheap so you won't lose anything by trying them, at around 5p a bag I buy these all the time now. These crisps have a natural, tasty flavour and I actually prefer them to Walkers Ready Salted which are a bit too salty for me. There's no real downside to these crisps other than they're hard to stop eating!

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        19.11.2013 13:55
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        Crispier than some crisps

        I don't like to scrimp on flavoured crisps preferring Walkers to most brands. However ready salted are pretty much generic.

        A bag of 12 costs 66p way cheaper than even the closest brands, granted there are only 18g in a bag compared to the usual multi pack of 25g, but price per 100g is still half that of Tesco own brand.

        The crisps come in a white bag with red and orange pictures on, it's had the Tesco Everyday Value upgrade. The bag is rubbish and tears letting the individual bags fall out.

        Each small individual bag has 18g of crisps containing 100 calories. Not many ingredients just potato, sunflower oil and 0.2 salt. They are actual potato crisps and not reconstituted or maize.

        The bags are small, making 18g seem more as the bag isn't full of air. The stay protected well because I don't get smashed up crisps. They're not foil fresh either but personally I don't think it makes a difference to how long they keep.

        The crisps aren't uniform in size they are small but you do get some big ones. I find them to be 'thinner' and crispier than branded crisps and slightly browner. The edges on a few have potato skin left on but I think that adds to them rather than impairs them. They taste nice, being slightly over cooked gives them a bit of extra flavour- if a little bitter. They're not as salty as Walkers crisps and the texture isn't as good but they're perfectly nice as ready salted go. I have these with vinegar which I pour straight in the bag and shake, I love 'em eaten this way- it's something we've always done.

        I would recommend them.

        4 stars from me

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        17.10.2012 18:31

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        My family and I love these crisps, they are among the best on the market and great value. However they are no longer available. What has happened to them?

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        15.09.2011 07:17

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        A good value snack.

        My son has always liked a bag of crisps in his packed lunch and I used to buy the more expensive brands, but in these days of austerity I just cannot keep up with the cost, so have resorted to trying the cheaper ones. When I got my first packet of Value crisps I have to say I wasn't expecting them to be great. You get what you pay for in my book, but I was quite surprised to find that they weren't all that bad. The packaging is the usual blue and white of the value range. This might put people off buying them, but frankly it doesn't bother me. What I buy is no-one elses business but mine! The contents of the packet were somewhat less than in other brands (or was that my eyes playing tricks?) but at 18g per pack, perfectly adequate for a packed lunch. They fit snugly in a lunch-box and I'm trying to reduce my son's intake of high fat snacks anyway! The taste of the crisps is quite pleasant, salty enough without being overpowering and they aren't soggy. The potatoes are cut really thin so they are very light. Quite good with a dip for an extra special snack. The main thing is though, my son likes them, and that is good enough for me. He gets his crisps, I save money!

        Got to be a winner!

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        15.04.2011 09:48
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        These are a great buy value crisp; well worth the money; Good for kids lunches and great with dips.

        These type of value crisps can be bough in most main supermarkets. I have been buying them for many years and i have always found them great value for money. Of course with many brands and different varieties of crisps available, not everyone will want to buy these; but if you are short of money (and even if you are not) there is nothing wrong with these crisps.

        Sometimes i believe it may be some sort of stigma involved whereby people may think they shouldn't be buying any value goods, but some value items really are worth buying and in these days of cutbacks, people earning less money and high unemployment, some of the value products are fine and why not save yourself some well needed pennies!

        I usually buy a mixture of potato snacks for my kids, including the more expensive one, but always look for special offers/bargains. My son likes ready salted crisps and he will eat these, so every now and then they are mixed in with the other snacks and he doesn't complain.

        These crisps are good for putting in a kids lunch (also smaller size packets mean less salt intake). I also really enjoy having these with dips.

        At only 48pence for 12 packets (only 0.4pence per bag!), these are well worth buying. I'm not greatly keen on other flavours; but i don't think these crisps really taste any different than most other ready salted more expensive brands. As you can see from the information below, there isn't too much salt content (compared to some other brands) and no sugar. So go ahead, save yourselves some money!

        Product information;
        Per 18g bag
        Calories ; 95
        Sugar;0g ; 0%
        Fat; 6.0g; 9%
        Saturates; 1.6g; 8%
        Salt; 0.2g; 4%

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        15.05.2010 03:35
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        Don't buy for the value

        I recently went shopping in Tesco and was feeling like having a bit of a naughty weekend (food wise). I am on weight watchers and have lost a bit of weight, so didn't want to buy loads of food that I wouldn't be able to eat before the end of the weekend. By buying cheaper foods, what I don't eat I can pass on to someone in my family without wasting a fortune.

        I don't allow myself to eat crisps like this very often because they are high in saturated fats and high in weight watchers points, not to mention bad for you. So as a treat I brought a pack.

        These crisps cost just 48p for a pack of 12, which works out to be 4p per bag. I thought that was really cheap, until I opened the outer packaging. The bags are really small and weigh just 18g. A regular pack of crisps is usually around the 30g mark, so these are almost half the size of a normal pack, meaning that if you were to eat 2 packs at a time, they would be 8p per serving, which isn't that cheap when you can often get crisps at around 7p - 10p per bag, either cheaper brands or on offer.

        Taste wise they were fine and I really couldn't tell the difference between these and other, more expensive brands. The actual crisps are the same size, shape, colour, texture as other brands and they weren't less crunchy, which I can't bear.

        Overall they're ok, but not as cheap as you first think!

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        25.04.2010 13:09
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        Not a good buy, this is one of those rare value products that doesn't deserve a second look.

        I was feeling a bit broke this week when I went shopping, but also wanting some nice snacking food for us to munch on, I picked up a few value items for the cupboard that we don't normally have. Among what I got was a multi pack of Tesco Value Ready Salted Crisps.

        There are 12 bags in the pack, and the whole lot cost me a miniscule 48p - that's 3p a bag, and who can argue with that! Even if they turned out to be a bit pants, we'd have wasted very little money, and I couldn't really imagine that they could go so far wrong with ready salted crisps as to make them inedible, after all, they're just fried pieces of potato with salt on aren't they!

        Got them home and did my usual thing of opening the multi pack and slinging all the packs into my 'snack box' in the cupboard. The bags looked a little flat, so I had a quick glance at the weight on them - only 18g per bag hmm... a bit smaller than most, but then for 3p a bag I suppose they have to keep the costs down somewhere don't they. Ooooh spotted the fat content at the same time OUCH! A whopping 7.2g of fat per bag - that's 40% fat not good. Considering last week I got us walkers baked crisps which are a 25g pack with only 2g of fat in them - that's only 12.5% fat, these really are unhealthy.

        Now with a lot of Tesco value products, I've found that it's mostly that the item isn't packaged and displayed in a pretty package. The actual content of the food tends to be pretty good on the whole with a few exceptions which are dreadful. Of course what this means is that you do take a bit of a risk when you first try something, but when it's cheap like this, and you want to save money, 9 times out of 10 it's worth trying it.

        I think I'd have to say this is one of those 1 in 10 where it really wasn't worth it. These crisps really are not nice. It's hard to explain exactly what's wrong, but I'll try. For a start these crisps are very thinly cut - not a problem in itself, but they're also somewhat over cooked which means that as they're so thin, they have a slightly scorched flavour to them. It's not that they taste burnt, it's more like a hint of scorching. Then there's the fat - now generally speaking, high fat crisps don't tend to taste high fat I find, they just taste like crisps. These unfortunately do taste greasy. Again it's not like they're caked in grease or anything, it's more that they just feel and taste like they weren't drained as well as they should have been. The final problem is the lack of flavour. Now I don't want my ready salted crisps drowned in salt, but I do at least want to taste that there is some flavour on them. These one would have to describe as 'lightly salted' I think to get some truth in there somewhere. There was a hint of salt, and on a nice crisp that didn't have too much grease and wasn't overcooked it would be pleasant if not wonderful, but here, where these other things come through just a little too much, you really do need a good helping of flavour to make them palatable I think.

        Would I buy them again? No, I don't think so. I find it especially frustrating knowing that Sainsburys (a store I don't shop in often as it's awkward to get to), does a value crisp that tastes nice, and is comparable price wise. I have to say I've never looked at the fat content on theirs, but I find it unlikely that it would be any worse, and at least they taste good!

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        28.03.2010 11:44
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        Tesco Value Ready Salted Crisps - 12 bags for 45p.

        I bought these crisps to try them as I quite like a few of Tesco Value Products. I was wrong about these crips in my opinion they are awful! Perhaps I am just too used to Walkers!

        Each packet contains 18g of crisps with 7.2 g of fat. One benefit I can see is that the packet is smaller than a usual packet of crisps so may be good for dieters if you really have a craving for a packet of crisps - one pack of these will really sort your cravings out and I can assure you that you will not want another pack for a while!

        The crisps are very thin and very pale in colour and there were lots of very small broken pieces of crisp at the bottom of the pack. The crisps were quite overly salty and left quite a sharp after taste in my mouth after eating them, I wouldn't say they were bland the taste and texture was just not very crisp like - sort of a mixture of cardboard and salt!

        I don't recommend this product - the only thing I can say that 12 packs for 45p is very cheap!!!

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        02.02.2010 20:39
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        A value product I will repurchase.

        I do tend to buy whatever crisps are on offer but today I went shopping to Tesco's as their nappies were on offer and they had no crisps with a reasonable offer but I spotted Tesco value crisp that were 48p for a pack of twelve. I was a little unsure as their value potato crisps are the only crisps my son has ever refused. These crisps are only available in ready salted flavour.

        Nutritional Information

        Each pack contains
        95 kcal
        6.0g of fat
        0.1g of sodium

        Allergy advice

        The pack advises that there is no nuts in the recipe or in the factory they are made but they can't guarantee that the ingredients are nut free.
        There are very minimal ingredients and while I usually don't list all ingredients as there are only potatoes, sunflower oil and salt I think that is worth mentioning.

        With so few ingredients these crisps are suitable for vegetarians.

        The Pack is the distinctive blue, white and splash of red but it does have a picture of some light golden crisps on the front of the multi pack. It does have no artificial flavourings, colours or MSG Splashed across the banner on the front. The Crisps themselves are in a plain white bag and unlike the majority of crisps these days are not foil sealed. The best before date is 24th April so comparative to other brands.

        The packets are smaller than average crisps and only contain 18g but I am happy with this as it gives my son a small snack of something that isn't good fro him in large quantities.

        The crisps themselves are a lovely golden yellow colour and taste very crisp and fresh. I did find them quite greasy but I tend to buy baked crisp for myself as that is what I prefer. The salt level for me is about right not overpowering but strong enough that you know what flavour your eating. My son far from refusing the crisps he actually asked for more so he certainly approves.

        While I don't feel I have discovered a major love in my life I have found a value product that I would choose over other items due to a more suitable size bag for my toddler and price.

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          29.01.2010 20:18
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          Tesco Value Ready Salted Crisps

          Well i recently grabbed a multipack of these on my recent lets see whats ok in the tesco value range shopping trip. I usually buy walkers crisps so these have a lot to compete with !!!

          The crisps tend to retail in most tesco stores for about 47 pence, and thats for a multipack of 12 bags, you can pay that amount just for one pack of walkers or mc coys in some places.

          The packaging is what you would expect from the tesco value range, its a plain white bag with a bowl full of the crisps on display. Theres also a large blue band across the top telling you what the product is and the tesco value logo just above that.

          The individual packets of crisps them selves are a little smaller than what you get from other premium brands, but the crisps inside are of a similar size and a similar quality :)

          i really was quite surprised with them, there very crispy and crunchy just like you would expect and there is just the right amount of flavouring on them too, to be honest i think i now prefer these !!!

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          03.12.2009 16:50
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          Cheap but definitely nasty!

          I am not one for buying cheap things if there is a brand name alternative that I enjoy, I am not down to my last penny just yet so I stick with what I know and like.

          That said, just the other day I found myself buying a multi-pack of Tesco value ready salted crisps, the reason I bought these was simply that they were so cheap I just had to try them and see if they really could be any good.

          You surely cannot go far wrong with a simple ready salted potato crisp, I thought so these should at least be ok and for around 4p a packet they are certain to be a bargain, well so I thought but when you realise that each packet only has around 8 crisps in it and there is little or no flavouring you soon realise that they are no bargain after all.

          The crisps look very white which is a bit off putting for a start, then you add to that the small amount in each packet and the serious lack of salt on what is a ready salted crisp supposedly, you get the reason these are so cheap.

          The crunch to these crisps is ok and really apart from the price is the only plus point to an otherwise poor product, surely the clue is in the name, to call a product ready salted and then add so little salt you cannot taste it is silly in anyone's eyes is it not?

          You can get Asda ready salted crisps for about 8p per pack which is only twice the price of these and still a great price when compared to Golden wonder or Walkers, and although only twice the price of these Tesco value numbers they are at least ten times better quality.

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            09.11.2009 14:09
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            A great deal all round

            On a tighter budget this week so I decided I would pick up the value crisps for my daughters pack lunch.

            Part of Tesco's no frills range theses crisps are packaged in a white, very plain bag.

            Each bag contains 18g of potato crisps, an ideal size for my daughters pack lunch.

            The taste

            Theses are ready salted crisps that are not as heavily salted as many other ready salted crisps, but I do think they have a sufficient salty taste. The texture and crunch is no different to any other crisps, OK so maybe these crisps maybe thinner sliced but I have eaten other leading brand crisps that have been sliced just as thin.

            Ingredients

            Potato
            Sunflower Oil
            Salt

            Nutrition (per bag)

            energy 95 kcal
            protein 1.2g
            cabohydrates 9.0g, trace of which are sugars
            Fat 6.0g. 0.7 saturates,1.3 mono-saturates, 4.0 polyunsaturates
            Fibre 0.6g
            Sodium 0.1
            Salt 0.3

            Compared to the nutrional readings per 100g of Tesco regular ready salted crisps, the value pack actually works out in most areas to be of better nutritional value.

            A 12 pack of Tesco value crisps will cost you 47p
            A 12 pack of Tesco regular crisps will cost you £1.56.

            Overall rating.

            If your not a brand snob they I would recommend these, I prefer the fact that they aren't as salty as many other crisps and that nutrionally they are better for you than Tesco's non value range.

            5/5 I will be buying these in future

            Well done Tesco once again :-)

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              03.09.2009 20:28
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              Minimal but still somehow very fatty

              Crisps tend to be something that I'm less fussy about when it comes to cheaper brands, particularly if it's something like Ready Salted - I figure that it's difficult to get something so simple wrong, and I've never really been able to tell much of a difference in the taste, that is, unless they skimp on the salt, at which point I get a little antsy. Tesco's Ready Salted crisps, sadly, are guilty as charged, and whilst by no means inedible, they wouldn't be my preference when Walkers multipacks don't tend to be that dear these days.

              That said, you can buy 12 of Tesco's packs for 45p, which is ridiculously cheap, and so somewhat tempting if you're on a shoestring budget, particularly considering that's 12 packets for the price of ONE packet of Walkers! It almost couldn't be any cheaper! That said, you get what you pay for, and as I said, they just don't have that deliciously salty taste that I like - also, their complexion isn't as full, and they seem to have been made, unsurprisingly, in the quickest and cheapest way possible. It's not that the crisp itself is manufactured in much of a different way, but it's just thinner and a lot more bland.

              Although (or perhaps because) of their price, a packet, which is only 18g, has 7.2g of fat, which rivals some of the fattiest crisps on the market, sadly (although will never match the whopping 15g of fat in Walkers' "Do Us A Flavour" range!). Of course, crisps aren't recommended if you're watching your weight anyway, but it essentially becomes a toss-up between how much you're prepared for quality, and I guess, what depths will you plumb? They're not bad tasting, but just clearly inferior in quality, and the packets are not very filling at all.

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