“ Brand: Tesco / Type: Peas „
One of my cupboard staples would definitely be peas, I used to buy them frozen but ever since I realised that Tesco do the tinned ones really cheap in their everyday value range I have been buying them.
I usually buy half a dozen cans at a time and each 300 gram can is 20 pence. The price has gone up recently and they used to be even cheaper but 20p in my opinion is still a good price and 30-40p cheaper than most brands.
The can that the peas come in is very plain and basic. It is definitely a bit smaller than an average can of peas, but one can is more than enough for two to three servings. The can needs opening with a tin opener which I find a bit annoying (its more time consuming) and I would prefer a ring pull but never mind!
Inside the tin there's the peas which are in water which I always drain off. The peas I must admit aren't as appetising as fresh because they're a murky, dull kind of colour rather than bright green.
Never the less they taste pretty much just as nice and are not bland, though they aren't quite as firm in texture - they're a bit mushy and the skin part of the peas sometimes comes away and they don't have the sweetness that really fresh peas do, but they are edible and like i said taste pretty nice.
They are very versatile and great with loads of meals like beef stew, fish and chips, fried rice etc and are very easy and quick to cook, I just put them into a microwaveable bowl and they're ready in about 60 seconds.
I'd definitely reccomend these peas, they're cheap and taste quite nice but obviously aren't quite as nice as fresh.
I like to buy tinned vegetables sometimes as I find them very convenient and handy to have in my kitchen cupboards to cook on days when I am feeling a little lazy or just to add an extra ingredient to a dish sometimes to give that little extra flavour.. I find them very cheap to buy and I can store them for a very long time and they are there for whenever I need them.
These garden are peas from Tesco and they cost only 14p for a 300g tin, the can is very basic looking and comes in the usual colours of blue and white. The tin can easily be opened using a can opener. Inside the can the peas are in sugared salt water to keep them nice and fresh. The size of the peas are tiny but quite big enough in my opinion. They are a dark green colour and do not look un appetising like some other peas can tend to look inside a can.
They are really nice tasting and they have a nice sweet taste, the taste is not bland or disgusting, they taste really nice in my opinion. They have a really nice soft texture while eating them and they are very easy to chew and swallow. They taste nice on their own on a plate with other foods as a main meal or used with other dishes.
I like to use these peas in a chilli con carne dish or even in a curry dish as I find they give an extra ingredient and make the dish more tasty. I find that they are quite handy for these kind of dishes because like I said earlier in my review I sometimes have lazy days and want to make a dish but do not want to always cook for too long and these are ideal for those occasions and work very well.
They take no time to cook and all that is needed is to place them in a pan and heat for 2 or 3 minutes or they can be placed in a non metallic dish and heated in the microwave for a minute or so and they are ready to eat.
I find that they are nice also with salads but served cold, I tend to eat lots of tinned foods cold as I find them tasty for some reason and sometimes find myself eating them cold from the can just as a snack sometimes when I have not been able to eat my 5 a day. They are also very filling and for the price I just think they are very good quality and excellent value for money. They are affordable for any budget and for all the family. They are such a versatile food and can be eaten with almost any foods that you like to eat tinned peas on the side or with the dish.
In my opinion they do not need any sauce or dressing to make them taste much better as I sometimes tend to find with some other brands, these taste nice with or without a sauce and they are just a nice taste from what I expect from a tinned vegetable. My little grandson really likes these because of the sweet taste and he can also chew and swallow them with no problems at all.
Per half a can they contain, 49 calories, 0.6g of fat, 2.5g of sugar and a trace of salt.
It also tells me on the can that half of the tin can be used as part of your 5 a day. So if you struggle to manage your allowance then this is a good way to eat them and not have to cook them for too long.
I highly do recommend these peas for anyone to give them a go and I will continue to buy them as they suit my taste buds perfectly. They may be cheap but they do taste amazingly good for the very cheap price and you simply cannot go wrong for just 14p in my opinion.
I give them 5 stars.
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I have recently tried out the Tesco Value tin of garden peas and this is my review.
I have been trying out some of the items in the Tesco Value range to see if I can save a few pence on my weekly shop and I have found that some of them are very good value and I will buy them from now on but other items in the range are not that good and I will not get them again.
The packaging for this item is very plain and is just a metal tin with a plain looking label on it with the name of the Tesco Value garden peas on it. The metal tin can be recycled and I like this cos I like to do my bit for the environment. I do not really like the look of the Tesco Value tin of peas and think it is very plain looking and does not catch my eye but this does not bother me to much cos I am more concerned with the item and not what packet it comes in as this goes in the bin anyway.
The Tesco Value peas cost me only 14 pence and this is for a tall tin which is 300g. I would usually buy the Tesco own brand of tinned garden peas and this would cost me 30 pence for a 300g size tin so as you can see the Tesco Value tin is less than half price and even though I am only saving 16 pence by buying the Tesco Value tin of peas I find that these little savings add up on a weekly shop and I am trying to save as much as I can these days!
I use peas for a side dish with a main meal and I also use them in cooking some dishes like some casseroles or a shepherds pie or something. The first time I chose to use the Tesco Value tinned peas I was having them with a piece of battered fish and some oven chips and I thought they were very nice with this meal.
When I open the tin of Tesco Value tinned garden peas I can see they are in some liquid or water so I drain the peas of and give them a little rinse then heat them in a saucepan although I have also heated them in the liquid from the tin to and they were fine. They do not take long to heat up only a few moments really.
The Tesco Value garden peas are a nice bright green colour and I thought they were ok looking although I thought there were a few in the tin that were just the 'shell' from the peas and had burst. I think this happens with every type of tinned garden peas though so it did not put me of at all.
The Tesco Value garden peas tasted nice and were as nice as any other type of tinned garden peas I have bought before. If you are not a big fan of tinned garden peas then you probably will not like them to much but they taste just the same as other types of garden peas I think.
I would suggest giving the tin of Tesco Value garden peas a try out as I thought they were just the same as the usual tin of Tesco garden peas I would usually buy. I really thought the Tesco Value tin was a really great price though and so I will be buying these again to save myself some money.
When it comes to canned vegetables they are not something I purchase very often, however with the terrible weather we have been having in Somerset of late I decided to stock up my cupboards with a few 'just in case' canned foods and seeming as we are snowed in here at the moment and when I did get to the local shop the other day they had not a lot in so I did the right thing whilst I could lol.
Tinned/canned peas are not really something I aam ware really of eating, I may have done in the past but can't remember and usually I purchase a bag of frozen peas, these though costing 14p a can seemed a good idea though!
The can holds 300g of the peas and the labeling is red, white and blue with a photograph of the peas on the front and we are told that they are Tesco 'Value' Garden Peas in Water and that they are a good source of fibre and that 1/2 can counts as 1 portion of our recomended 5 fruit and/or vegetables a day and there is an at a glance nutritional chart shown. On the back of the can other information listed includes ingredients (Garden peas, water), we are told how to heat them (they are suitable for heating in the microwave or hob for a couple of minutes either way), storage instructions, the weight and contact details for Tesco are given. Informative enough packaging this is though with its colourscheme it does look economy and there is no ring-pull given to the can at all.
Small and light green peas reside in a clearish water and plenty of them. They look plump and fresh although small and you simply heat them through in the water they arrive in which is simple and then drain them before serving them of course.
The only problems with these are that they are really soggy. They look and taste like peas of course and to be fair not like they're out of a can but pop them in your mouth they go all soggy and taste unseasoned and not very naturally sweet at all and to me are a bit flavourless and watery in taste.
These are ok at a push but me, well I wouldn't go out of my way to get these again in the future sadly!
Nutritional Information Per Half A Can:
Only available in Tesco's costing 14p a can.