Product Type: Tesco Spices & Seasoning
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Lovely little tin of Chopped Tomatoes!
Tesco Value Chopped Tomatoes
Member Name: vickymarks
Tesco Value Chopped Tomatoes
Advantages: Cheap, versatile and taste great!
Disadvantages: The sauce in the cans is a little runny.
Tesco Value Chopped Tomatoes (in tomato juice)
I have recently been trying to cut down the cost of my weekly food shop by downgrading to 'Value' products where possible. I had been planning to make spaghetti bolognaise during the week, and needed to buy some tinned tomatoes as a base for my bolognaise sauce. This is how I first came across Tesco Value Chopped Tomatoes. They were a lot cheaper than the other canned tomatoes available, so I thought they would be worth a try. They cost 33p for a 400g can. This is a great price when compared against the Napolina brand which cost £1.25 per 400g can!
The chopped tomatoes are sealed within a basic tin can, with no ring pull; therefore you will need to have a can opener handy when it comes to using this product. The can does scream Tesco Value, which is why they stood out so much against the other branded cans. I am no longer put off by the Value packaging though, so I had no issues with popping a few of these cans into my trolley.
The label around the can contains an image of the product inside, which isn't particularly attractive, but at least you can see what you are buying. As with most food products these days, the can also displays the calorie, sugar, fat, saturates and salt content. This informs me that there are 68 calories per 400g can. They are also suitable for vegetarians!
There are also directions on how to cook the product, along with ingredients and storage guidelines. Once opened the tomatoes can be kept in the fridge for up to two days, which is handy if you are living on your own and will not need to use the whole can in one sitting.
The BBE date is clearly displayed on the top of the can. I have noticed that they are always well within date; my current cans have a BBE of 09/2012, although they will be used well before then.
The tomatoes inside have been roughly chopped and are covered in a tomato juice, which adds to the flavour as well as keeping the tomatoes fresh. The juice is a little runny, however it does thicken up over time, i.e., when boiled with minced meat.
The tomatoes have a pleasant fresh taste. I often add a few herbs, which complements the tomatoes very nicely, as it adds some more depth to the flavour.
Tesco Value chopped tomatoes (in tomato sauce) have proved to be extremely versatile and can be used as a base product for many meals. I have added these tomatoes in many meals including bolognaise sauce, shepherd's pie and chilli con carnie. They also taste great mixed with fried onions, which I have used as a base for chicken pasta meals, as well as a substitute for gravy to give a modern twist to sausage and mash!
You can also do your bit for the environment by recycling this can after use!
After using the Tesco Value chopped tomatoes, I simply could not justify paying more money for a branded can, that tastes no different. They really do the job well.
Overall these tinned tomatoes are one of the best value products I have come across. This is due to the taste, great price and versatility of the product. I always pick up a couple of cans during my weekly shop, as I know these little tins will always come in handy!
Summary: Top notch value product!
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