“ Brand: Tesco / Dosage Form: Chewable „
I tend to do the majority of my grocery shopping with Tesco online. I do it this way because there isn't a large enough Tesco branch near me in walking distance, and don't always have the opportunity to get a lift there and back. Also, it gives me plenty of time to see whats available when Im ready. My last shop on Tesco.com I purchased these Tesco Everyday childrens vitamins which contain 30 chewy tablets at a cost of 69p. When I bought them they were part of a 3 for 2 offer, and still are.
Why did I buy these?
I bought these for my 3 year old son. Like any typical child of his age he can have good and bad days in regards to what he eats, and I wanted something to supplement him and ensure he received the right vitamins. His immune system seems to be adjusting to nursery life, but still seems to get cold symptoms more often than he did before life in nursery, so rather than this be a cure Im treating it as part of a precaution.
This product is part of Tescos Everyday range which is their basic value cheap items. Packaging isn't the same as other leading brands that produce childrens vitamins. No cartoon bright characters or major bright colours. Just basic. Vitamins come in a white plastic tub with orange screw top lid and orange writing on the front. On the front it has the ' Tesco Everyday Value ' name on it. Underneath the product name ' kids chewy vitamins A, C, D & E '. Underneath that there are some basic pictures of suns, balls and rainbows. It also states you take one a day.
On the back it tells you who this product is for, how to take, contact details for Tescos. To get to the ingredients information, you should be able to peel off the label and underneath another section of the label should be there to tell you whats included per tablet.
Tried peeling the label off to reveal ingredient/vitamin content but it simply would peel off! Online no details for the vitamin content so it cant be included. All that is mentioned on the packaging is the tablets contain vitamins A, C, D & E and that they contain sugar and sweetener.
Who is this suitable for?
Children aged 3 or over.
How to take?
Chew one tablet a day ideally with a meal. A varied and balanced diet is still recommended.
So what do I think?
Packaging doesn't grab me, but didn't expect anything fancy from the everyday range. I find it annoying though that despite the fact the screw top lid needs to be squeezed from both sides to turn and open, my son managed to open it very easily by himself as I was taking the shopping out of the shopping bags.
Not impressed that I couldn't read the ingredient information. Not too concerned but if my son was allergic to something, I would need to check for information like this and not being able to do so means potentially not being able to use this product.
The actually look of these vitamins is very basic. Pale orange in colour and very chalky like. Round in shape. 1 cm in diameter. I have tasted these and they have a decent orange flavour to them which my son enjoys. Im not keen on the fact they call these ' chewable ', as it makes you think that they are jelly like in texture. These are chalky and hard, so more bite then chew. The orange taste once eaten lingers alittle in the mouth and becomes to taste quite synthetic.
Would I buy again? It's a good idea in theory, but the lid on the tub needs to be tougher to open, the ingredient information more accessible and for the description of the texture of the vitamin to be a touch clearer. The price is good, but don't think Ill buy again for the reasons just mentioned.