Product Type: Tesco Spices & Seasoning
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Tesco Value Tinned Plum Tomatoes
Member Name: anwar7
Tesco Value Tinned Plum Tomatoes
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Tinned tomatoes are the one thing that you will always find in my store cupboard. I use them for numerous recipes as well as eating them on toast or with eggs for a quick lunch. I usually buy Tesco value chopped tomatoes as I think they are excellent value and as good as the more expensive brands. However I was shopping in a hurry recently and picked up a tin of value plum tomatoes by mistake.
Tesco value plum tomatoes come in a plain looking tin with the Tesco value white and blue colours. I really dislike the value packaging as it looks cheap and nasty and has, in the past, put me of buying. However you should never judge a book by its cover!
You will need a tin opener to get into the tin as there is no ring pull. On first inspection the tomatoes look a god red colour although are not the pretty elongated shape of the more expensive Napolina brand. The juice is a lot thinner than the more expensive brands and the tomatoes didn't hold their shape as well. In fact several of the tomatoes were already split in half before they even reached the pan! The instructions suggest you heat the tomatoes gently on the hob for about 4 minutes without letting them boil as this can spoil the flavour. All very simple!
Once heated I like to serve either on toast or as an accompaniment to a meal. The juice is much, more runny than other brand as this tends to make toast go soggy if you don't eat quickly! However the tomatoes tasted very good, with just a hint of sweetness. On reading the label I can see that 100 grams of tomatoes will give you just 17 calories so even if you eat the whole tin you only consume 68 calories! The tomatoes are high in vitamin C so and low in salt so are really good for you. I like to compare the value brand with the more expensive branded makes and in this case I have compared with Napolina plum tomatoes. Tesco value tomatoes contain 60% tomatoes with juice added. They sell at just 31p for a 400 gram tin. The Napolina brand contains 65% tomatoes with juice added and sells for 99p for a 400 gram tin-a huge difference!
Overall I will be buying these again as although the juice is not as rich as the more expensive brands they are very acceptable and at a bargain price!
Summary: Tesco value plum tomatoes
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