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      23.05.2014 15:50

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      Cheap, but small and stick to the roof of your mouth

      My husband absolutely loves scones and I have bought these on occasions. They come in a pack of 10 - too many in my opinion. They should make it 6 bigger ones. They have a good amount of sultanas in them, but they do tend to stick to the roof of your mouth, although my husband likes to eat them plain with no butter/jam or anything on them! I do not like them myself. I prefer the better quality scones with some butter on. I suppose they are OK for a quick and cheap snack though, but personally I would pay a bit more and get the better ones.

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      23.11.2013 15:45
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      Six larger would be better than ten small

      I like a scone, usually make my own because they're easy and I can put as many raisins or sultanas in as I want. I do however buy them and on quite a few occasions I just pick up Everyday Value from Tesco. You get 10 in a pack which costs 50p they used to be 30p so they've gone up but hasn't everything.......These really are small, however price wise they are still considerably cheaper than the other scones, having six per pack and starting at a pound.

      The 10 scones come in a wrapper with purple piccies on which now differs from the above picture, it's had the upgrade. Ten sounds loads but they weigh only 41g each that's almost half that of Tesco Finest (which I don't like by the way).

      Each one contains 140 calories and that's without the butter as opposed to Tesco Finest at 255 calories- ordinary Tesco own brand being somewhere between the two in price, size and calories but edging more towards Finest.

      The scones are lightly baked with a dusting of flour, no glaze but I prefer that. They need to have a long sell by date when I buy them otherwise they're dry, hard and crumbly- to be fair they're pretty hard and crumbly even then. They keep okay for a few days once opened though.

      Taste wise they're not bad they just taste like scones, texture wise they're not great. I don't find them overly sweet but would prefer more fruit as there aren't many sultanas (7%). I think these scones are more home baked authentic simply because they're not over flavoured or glazed.

      I do buy them but after reading my own review I'll give them a miss next time and buy flour to make my own........

      3 Stars because they taste okay but the size and dry texture isn't too great- I'd rather Tesco did them as 6 larger scones than ten small.

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        22.11.2013 11:48
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        tasty scone snack with jam and cream

        Tesco value scones are good value, they are 49 p now for a pack of 10 and have gone up since the last reviews were done it seems.

        I love scones and alternate between making my own, and buying the 3 different levels of Tesco scone. There is a pack of 6 scones for £1 from Tesco which are more or less the same as these value ones but a bit less crumbly and a bit softer.

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        These are the value scones from Tesco not the 6 for £1 ones. These ones are best heated under the grill with hot butter, or served with lots of jam and cream.

        As they are so cheap I tend to get through them quite quickly, but they last for several days at least after opening. As the plastic top rips apart completely when you open it, I put the whole thing in a plastic carrier bag or a food bag.

        I always put margarine on them, as I don't have butter at the moment, but I admit butter tastes better. They are a bit dry and crumbly on there own, but with marg and jam and cream they are a great snack. I tend to eat them like biscuits, and have them while I watch tv.

        I think these are good value and they would suit any use except maybe a formal dinner where you would need to get someone to make them for you.

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        16.09.2011 01:19
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        Nice enough!

        One thing I buy regularly in my local Tesco store is these sultana scones which cost me 33p for ten of them and they are great for freezing which is great for me living alone!

        The Packaging:

        The packaging if these is very cheap, flimsy and cheap looking really with the scones in a see-through plastic tray and lined up in two lines of five and over that there is a see through plastic, easy to tear off packet with red, blue and white writing and colour blocks on it and we are told that they are Tesco 'Value' 10 Sultana Scones and that they are suitable for Vegetarians, suitable for home freezing and there is an at a glance nutritional chart displayed. On the back of the packet other information listed includes ingredients and allergy advice, a full nutritional chart is given and contact details for Tesco are listed.

        The Scones:

        Well of course we get ten of these in a pack and all are about the same thickness which is pretty thick and they are round in shape, slightly golden to give a baked appearance and you can see some of the sultana pieces poking through.

        These are a real pain to cut in half even with a really sharp knife they seem to crumble and fall apart really easily! They taste ok which I will come onto in a second but appearance wise....well I wouldn't be able to offer them to guest as they look a right mess once you pop some butter and/or jam in them or something!

        Taste wise though well they are nice enough. The scone itself is made from wheat flour (as well as a few other ingredients of course!) and are simply rather plain with a hint of sugary sweetness to them which is entirely natural. The main of the flavour comes from the sultanas which are moist, plentiful and again add a natural juicy sweetness to them.

        Not dried out and versatile (you can add a variety of fillings to these if you want to), these are a great economical purchase to tickle my taste-buds with however like I mentioned previously because they are so crumbly and messy to eat I wouldn't offer these to visitors and the likes!

        Nutritional Information Per Scone:

        Calorie: 140
        Sugar: 9.2g
        Fat: 3.2g
        Saturates: 1g
        Salt: 0.5g

        Only available in Tesco stores costing 33p a pack.

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          29.01.2011 00:04
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          A cheap and tasty value snack. Every little helps.

          My boys are aged 2 and 4 and are already absolute gannets with legs so hollow that i find it really hard to keep them going cheaply. I walk in the kitchen and it looks like a swarm of locusts got there first.

          I spotted these in Tesco while browsing the bread products. I am quite partial to a scone myself, and at a bargainous 33p i decided these were worth a try as i could always feed them to the birds if they weren't great.

          You get for your 33p 10 scones, sat in a plastic tray, and wrapped in plastic. Upon opening the plastic, the scones are all sat waiting for you. There is a freshly baked appetising smell.

          The boys quite like these scones with a bit of butter, and then a little dab of jam. The scone is about an inch in thickness and about 2.5 inches in diameter. Cut in half it makes a yummy little snack or pudding for my 2. My 4 year old tells me he should have 4 because he is 4, so i guess that is a good recommendation that he would like more.

          I have just sampled 2 of these myself this evening in the interest of a fair review.

          I bought my pack today, so the scones i am eating are very fresh. They have about 4 or 5 sultanas each. The sultanas are evenly spread through the mix, and are a plump and tasty treat when you get one. When i cut my scone in half, they were a little crumbly round the edges as they were so fresh. I spread marg on each half which helped somewhat to hold it all together until it disappeared completely.

          The taste was a mix of buttery scone, and sweet sultanas, and was very satisfying as a snack for me.

          The pack of 10 have a best before date of the 9th of February but there is no way they will last that long in my house.

          I am trying to save pennies at the moment, and with these scones i find i can give the kids a little treat without breaking the bank. Good job.

          In an ideal world i would be some Earth mother type who could whisk up a batch of scones while doing jigsaws, reading, washing, tidying, etc. But, for just over 3p a scone, i don't see much point in using my time and resources in this way when these are a perfectly satisfactory alternative.

          My only complaint is i find it quite hard to open the outer plastic layer without ripping it completely. Then the scones might go stale if they are not eaten quickly. Lets face it, not the worlds biggest problem when they will all disappear within a couple of days anyway.

          If you are looking to buy a scone, save your pennies and buy these. A very tasty treat that doesn't taste basic.

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            25.01.2011 14:12
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            Good For A Quick Cheap Snack

            I have tried a few varieties of scones of late and haven't been that impressed. I was paying in the region of £2.00 per pack .

            I spotted the Tesco Value option whilst picking up some crumpets. It was of course the price that tempted me. 33p for 10 scones! That's just over 3 pence each! Definitely worth the risk!

            The scones are sold in a plastic tray, inside a clear plastic sleeve displaying the Tesco Value logo.
            It is easily opened although I have found that once it is, it is quite difficult to replace the tray without splitting the bag - I tend to re-home mine in a tin.

            There is a slight buttery aroma if you place your nose close enough and that would be very close! I have noticed that the product tends to have quite a long shelf life, with a long best before date, the packet I have in front of me has 10 days.
            This is a bonus, however, when the scones are this fresh they are fairly difficult to cut, breaking apart and crumbling from below.

            The scones are surprisingly tasty, not too sweet and do taste quite buttery, although I can't see ANY butter in the ingredients! The sultanas are a little sparse, I would estimate a maximum of four per scone ( I should really have counted during my last scone!). They are also quite soft although I wouldn't say moist.

            Each scone contains 140kcal and 3.2g of fat - quite low, unfortunately it is usually the toppings that hike this up. I enjoy mine with butter and jam and occasionally marmalade - quite a refreshing change.

            The scones can be frozen although I haven't done so as they are generally eaten prior to the best before date - I've eaten a few after this date and they have tasted absolutely fine, if not a little stale (more butter required - oops!).

            Compared to other mass manufactured shop bought scones this product will adequately meet your needs and may well exceed them! Of course, you can't beat home made or from the little bakers round the corner.

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              05.05.2010 17:51
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              Perfectly good enough to serve up for the family, but might want something better for high tea!

              I am a big fan of scones, and although I make my own biscuits, cakes, and so on, I don't seem to be very good at making nice scones. I don't know why, but when I do they're always just 'ok' not good you know. Anyway, for this reason, I do cheat and buy them instead sometimes - ok reasonably frequently if I'm honest - well they are very tasty!

              Anyhow, this particular scone is cheap too. 33p for a pack of 10 scones is a price that I just couldn't make them at no matter how hard I tried. Fat and Calorie content is about the same as home made would be at 140 cals per 100g and 3.2g of fat for the same amount. The only difference is that these have some preservatives in. - Actually, the ingredients list isn't bad really, disodium diphosphate as well as bicarb as a raising agent, whey powder where I'd use milk, potassium sorbate as a preservative and (the one I'm least keen on), mono- and Di-Glycerides of Fatty Acids - an emulsifier. Other than that they're as you'd use if you were baking at home really.

              Now I know most people think of scones as something to eat with cream and jam, or butter and jam and that's fine if it's what you like, but personally I prefer mine with something savoury even though technically these are a sweet scone. So I have mine with either just a bit of butter, or a bit of butter and a tiny bit of marmite (well Asda yeast extract actually but you know what I mean). I love the combination of the sweetness of the scone and the saltiness of the marmite combined, for me it's lovely though I'm imagining a few of you are going ewwwww right now aren't you!

              As I say this is a sweet scone, it's firmer on the outside, and very soft and slightly crumbly in texture inside, and I like to warm mine lightly in the microwave first to simulate that just out of the oven warmth that's so lovely in a fresh baked scone. I'll be honest, I have had much better scones - my mum bakes lovely scones and even many bought ones are nicer, but all things considered, these are pretty good, and they taste like scones. Even better, they're only 3.3p each, and for me that pretty much does the trick.

              They're also suitable for home freezing so if you're not someone who likes to eat too many at once, you can open the pack and freeze them in pairs or something so that you can eat them over time. Wouldn't be worth it in our house, they get eaten far too fast for that. Actually on the keeping score, they do keep for a good week or more in our breadbin even when they're open, so those preservatives really do work so I guess that's something.

              Overall, these are good for when it's just us and we want a nibble of something. I don't think I'd be content to serve them up at Sunday high tea for that I'd probably want something a little better quality, but for cheap and cheerful they do the trick nicely.

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