During my student days I really go to know the cheap foods available. This meant that I found out about chips in pitta bread being a really cheap takeaway option and still delicious and filling on your way home after a night out! I then discovered that you could make your own chips in pitta at home for even cheaper!
Tesco value pitta bread costs only about 20p! Such an amazing price! The pitta bread tastes as good as any other that I have ever tried so it seems to me radiculous to spay more for the same thing.
This pitta bread is found round the bread aisle in Tesco's. The used by date on the pitta bread tends to only ever be a couple of days and so it's as good idea to pay attention to this when buying it. The pitta bread can be frozen so the used by date is not too much of as problem as long as you have a freezer. These pitta breads can also be toasted from frozen.
I also toast my pitta breads in the toaster. Generally I stand by the toaster and wasit for the pitta bread to expand and fill up with air and then I know they are ready. Be careful though when cutting them open as the steam inside the pitta comes out and can burn you if your not careful. It's also a little tricky buttering the pitta when there hot because obviously the butter melts as you do it.
I love hot toasted pitta bread with chips and also with some chicken and salad for a healthier option. It is also great to accompany a soup.
Food shopping has gotten so expensive these days! We have down-branded lots of our food shopping items now as it's simply not worth paying the difference and we need all the help we can get!
I like to have pitta's and wraps at lunch time to cut down on the amount of bread I eat. I grabbed a packet of these whilst browsing the bread options at our local Tesco store.
These sell at 18p for a pack of 6, which is brilliant value as the standard Tesco range is 55p and no better in my opinion. You can pay over £1 for branded pitta's. As with the rest of the Tesco value range these are packaged in a see through plastic sleeve with the usual Tesco Value logo in red and blue.
Taste wise these are excellent and I really cannot tell the difference between these and the standard range and definitely recommend them to anyone that likes pitta bread. I find these slice just as well as the standard range and hold whatever filling I use. These are also great for toasting and dipping in humous or other dips, a nice alternative movie snack!
Pitta bread can be frozen and they actually defrost quickly so they can be handy just to keep incase you run out of a loaf!
I usually have ham or cheese salad in my pitta's and they do not go soggy quickly when using sauce in them.
Overall, these are a great product and unbeatable for the price. Great to keep in the freezer for emergencies and they have a longer shelf life than your average loaf. Thanks for reading!
LIke many other people I'm on a constant quest to save money, which has now become even more important for me to do as I'm now single, umemployed and living on my own. Wow, that really makes me sound a catch!
One way I'm always trying to save a few pennies is by trying cheaper brands and more of often then not it is the Tesco Value range that I turn to and so I decided to try out the Tesco Value Pitta Bread.
These sell at 18p for a pack of 6, which is incredible value as the standard Tesco range is 55p. As with the Value range these are packaged in a see through plastic sleeve with the usual Tesco Value logo in red and blue.
Taste wise these are excellent and I really cannot distinguise between these and the standard range and definitely recommend them to anyone that eats pitta bread. I find these slice just as well as the standard range and hold whatever filling I use.
Pitta bread is a very versitile bread which I use as a substitue for bread when I'm bored with normal sandwiches so I always have a pack or two lurking away in the freezer. Another great thing is that these defrost rapidly so there's no panic that you haven't got them out of the freezer in time.
Here's a quick receipe for one of my fave fillings -
~ Ingredients ~
~ Instructions ~
Cut bacon into small pieces.
Heat some oil in a pan and then add the broadbeans and bacon. Fry until the broadbeans have turned white and, along with the bacon, as crispy as you desire.
Warm the pitta bread in a toaster for a few seconds so that it doesn't go too hard. Split open, squirt in some mayo and spoon in the broadbeans and bacon.
Some ammedments I sometimes make to this filling and to add mushrooms and/or black pudding.
When it comes to pitta breads they are something I purchase rather often. I find they work as a good alternative to bread with some meals and like them with salad and a whole host of other foods stuffed inside them.
Usually I purchase a shops own variety but not the cheapest ones sort of thing. However I have seen Tesco 'Value' ones lots of times when in store shopping and wondered what they'd be like so I picked up a couple of packets a couple of weeks ago for me and my flatmate to try out!
The packet these come in is white, red and see though and basically we are told what they are and who they are by on the front, there is an at a glance nutriutional chart shown and we are also shown the v sign which lets us know that they are suitable for vegetarians of course. On the back of the packet other information listed includes ingredients, allergy advice, a full nutritional chart is shown and contact details for Tesco are given.
The Pitta Breads:
What you get is 6 white in colour pitta breads that are rather long and thin and sealed to the edges. To heat them up you simply pop them under the grill for a couple of minutes (ish) per side till they puff up at the middle and take on a slight golden colour. You can also microwave them in around a minute or pop them in a toaster if you prefer.
These to me though lack flavour big time. They go crispy because they are so thin and of course you can slice them or snip an end off but for me they don't really taste bread like or seasoned at all and in part they can be a bit soggy. I don't like the mostly crispy texture of these and find them too thin that they struggle to hold any food within them too. Not for me these ones they lack good quality in my opinion and add no flavour to food and so are pretty pointless!
Typical Values Per Pitta (50g):
Only available from Tesco stores and in packets of 6 for 25p.