Product Type: Tesco Spread
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Tesco value butter - not the best but not the worst
Tesco Value Butter
Member Name: karlsm93
Tesco Value Butter
Advantages: Good price, ideal for baking
Disadvantages: Not as rich as other branded butters
Like many people I try to save money on my grocery shopping when possible and so over the past year or so I have tried out many more Tesco value and own brand products, some more successfully than others.
Over the last few months, I really noticed the price of butter going up. I tend to use a non butter spread but do like to use real butter over vegetables or when baking, which is why I buy it regularly and thus notice price increases. When I noticed Tesco produced a value butter I thought it was worth giving it a go. However at £1.10 for a 250g pack, it isn't THAT much cheaper than some of the branded butters, but every penny helps!
LIke all Tesco value products, the packaging is not very attractive, but it doesn't bother me as long as the product is good. Tesco sell both salted and unsalted value butter, but it is the latter that I usually buy.
There is nutritional information given on this pack stating that each serving contains 75 calories, 8g of fat of which 5g is saturated and only a trace of sugar. Having compared this to branded butters there isn't a lot of difference in nutritional values.
As I said at the beginning, I tend only to use butter for baking or over vegetables for cooking, rather than for spreading on toast or in sandwiches, simply for health reasons. In terms of taste, it probably isn't quite on a par with the branded butters. I don't find it as rich and buttery as other brands, however since i predominantly use it for baking, I have noticed no difference in the taste at all of my baked goods when using this product, and therefore, why would I pay more when it makes my baking taste the same.
All in all, whether you buy this probably depends on what you want it for. If you use real butter on toast for example, I think it is worth paying that little bit extra for a branded product, however if you using it for baking then those penny saved are ideal, as there is no difference in the baked products in regards to taste in my experience. So not the best but not the worst, it just depends what you use it for!
Summary: Ideal for baking
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