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Tesco everyday value

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lucamom Thu 23-May-13 12:13:39

I'm pretty frugal, thought I was being clever only ever buying dishwasher tablets when half price, but this week decided the try Tesco value tablets. Absolutely no difference to the Finish/powerball/ariel etc. we usually use.

The Finish ones are usually £12 for 36 (I got them for £6 last week), Tesco value £1.60 for 30.

ouryve Fri 05-Jul-13 19:42:54

I don't shop in Tesco a lot, but the value passata is nice and thick. We usually shop in Sainsburys and buy quite a few of their Basics products.

AudrinaAdare Fri 05-Jul-13 22:55:14

Agree the dried apricots are very good. They hide the value ones in the baking aisle away from the other massively overpriced dried fruit snacks.

We also buy the ketchup, and the value peppers seem to stay fresh longer as well as being much cheaper. DC don't know or care about the uniformity of colour or shape. They're eating them in cut into strips not drawing them grin

valiumredhead Fri 05-Jul-13 23:32:18

Tesco value biscuits are great-4 packs for 1.20iirc,I keep them for when the hungry teens descend on megrin

valiumredhead Sat 06-Jul-13 11:37:38

Just ordered tesco value dishwasher tabs-will update once I've used them!

Theselittlelightsofmine Sat 06-Jul-13 16:36:06

Value milk chocolate digestives

Value sweetcorn (tin)

Value pineapple chunks

Value cheese

MinimalistMommi Sun 07-Jul-13 15:15:40

We also like the garlic bread and lunch box cartons of juice. Haven't tried chocolate digestive bars.

valiumredhead Mon 08-Jul-13 22:36:33

Dishwasher tabs are ACE, no different from finishgrin

snozzlemaid Tue 09-Jul-13 21:46:21

Jaffa cakes about 85p for 24.
Hairspray and Shaving foam both about 35p. All brilliant.
Value shower gel is good too

IwishIwasmoreorganised Tue 09-Jul-13 21:55:12

Tesco value strawberries go down a treat here - ds's love the odd shaped ones!

We also have value frozen prawns (fab for in omelettes and pasta), frozen peas and Sweetcorn, peppers, potatoes, cream cheese (Philadelphia), tomato purée and there's probably more that I haven't thought of.

I'll be trying their version of muller fruit corners and dw tablets after reading this thread!

invicta Tue 09-Jul-13 21:58:47

Tesco value 'shreddies' are good.

valiumredhead Wed 10-Jul-13 12:52:50

Just tried the value Orange juice, it's fab!

sonlypuppyfat Wed 10-Jul-13 12:57:23

I find the Sainsburys value range slightly better than the rest. But saying that I buy tesco and asda value all the time and the only difference I've noticed is more cash in my purse! I do like meat from a butchers though

princesscupcakemummyb Mon 29-Jul-13 13:19:26

we shop in tesco & have allways bought their value products i can say things like their own tomatoe sauce are great so is their own tinned peas beans etc we buy own brand crisps biscuits etc actually prefer tescos own brand products opposed to big branded products no complaints from the kids either smile

SoWorriedPleaseHelp Thu 01-Aug-13 10:41:21

Has anyone tried the chilled value range? i.e Pork pies, mini sausages, sausage rolls etc

Passthecake30 Thu 01-Aug-13 15:16:33

Sausage rolls are ok...nice flavour to the sausage. Not spotted mini sausages and don't like pork pies so can't help there

SoWorriedPleaseHelp Thu 01-Aug-13 19:53:01

Thank you

escape Sat 03-Aug-13 22:34:44

Chilled EV scotch eggs are perfectly fine too smile
the 'Coco Snaps' have no complaints from my kids either.

Mrchip Sat 03-Aug-13 22:39:21


Tinned toms
Kidney beans
Pitta (small)
Wraps (small)
Flapjack (lovely)
Tomatoes (very flavourful)

Fairy cakes
Tinned fruit

Prawns (very salty)

Mrchip Sat 03-Aug-13 22:41:16

Ps awful prawns were fresh (bot tried frozen)

Kids orange/apple juice cartons also very good 45p for 3

Thought of another value creme caramels are really really nice

Mrchip Sat 03-Aug-13 22:47:06


Just thought of butter, flour, cream cheese, Greek style salad cheese and cheddar that I also buy in everyday value ranges! All are perfectly good substitutes for a middle of the range product.

PiddlingWeather Sun 04-Aug-13 18:33:49

Tesco Value is great. I am a total convert

I have started getting a Tesco shop delivered- mostly value brand goods- every Monday, and meal planning the whole week. Have cut down out weekly shop massively, to between 30-40 quid including delivery, and I cook most of our dinners from scratch.

Branded food is such a massive con. DH's cousin works in a factory in Ireland which supplies Kelloggs and Tesco's cornflakes. Reliably informs us that the cornflakes that go into the respective boxes are exactly the same

stealthsquiggle Sun 04-Aug-13 18:37:15

Tesco value rice krispie equivalents are a step too far - nothing like rice krispies at all. Normal own brand ones (with the crocodile on) are fine - just like the real thing (with added benefit of being gluten free) but the value ones are nasty.

stealthsquiggle Sun 04-Aug-13 18:39:12

Do Tesco do an equivalent to the sainsbury basic dark chocolate? That is fantastic value for baking (makes great brownies)

Passthecake30 Sun 04-Aug-13 22:37:15

Yea, about 35p for 100g..used in Brownies here!

MinimalistMommi Tue 06-Aug-13 09:06:40

The 35p chocolate for cakes covering in milk is also fine for fairy cakes!

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