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      12.04.2010 17:34
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      Make your own!

      Tesco Finest Potato Salad

      Description: Manufacturer: Tesco / Type: Salad.


      For the last few days, we seems to have had the most gorgeous weather! The sun is shining, there is a gentle breeze and everywhere you look, there are flowers, greenery and signs of spring and approaching summer. That can only mean one thing of course, it is time to dig out the barbecue and stock up on burgers!

      Over the weekend, we had our first barbecue of the year. Of course, there are the usual burgers, chicken and sausages but it is great to have a selection of fresh salads, tasty breads and side dishes such as potato salad. Ideally, I would make my own but we just didn't have time this weekend so when shopping in Tesco, picked up a couple of tubs of their Finest one from the chilled section.

      A paid just £1 for a 310g tub. The tub is made of clear plastic so you can see the potato salad inside. The potatoes are baby new potatoes making the salad chunky and delicious looking.

      The taste is pretty good, the mayonnaise is creamy and the dish is well seasoned. There is a good spring onion flavour through the potato salad too. The potatoes were okay but a couple of them seemed a little bit hard which was a shame.

      This potato salad was okay, but nowhere near as nice as home made. It was creamier than most shop bought versions and the taste was enjoyable but because some of the potatoes were hard, this spoiled it a little for me. For people in a hurry, this potato salad is an okay buy but if you have the time, make your own!






      A serving of this contains:

      275 calories
      2grams of sugar
      22grams of fat, of which saturates 2grams
      0.8grams of salt

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      11.04.2010 21:38
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      Fine

      Summer is on it's way and it is time to start eating salads out in the garden, I love having some potato salad with this, and have always found supermarket varieties to be very bland and nothing like home made stuff.

      When looking in Tesco i noticed they do a finest version potato salad, priced at only £1 for a 310gram tub it seemed fairly reasonable. This came in a clear plastic tub, with tesco finest black banner along the top, underneath this was a grey background with Potato salad written on it, there was also a bit of a description. Further down was the nutritional information section & best before date.

      To open the pack is very easy, just slice the plastic sticker and open up the top, the first thing you notice with this salad compared to the cheaper kind, is that it has full baby potatoes in, it isn't made up of lots of potato cubes which is good. It comes in a very nice creamy sauce with chives.

      The taste of this is very nice, the mayonaise is nice and creamy and the potatoes are nice and firm, I was impressed, compared to the lower brands, you can definitely tell a difference, and it is worth paying the extra.

      A serving of this contains:

      275 calories
      2grams of sugar
      22grams of fat, of which saturates 2grams
      0.8grams of salt

      Tesco don't actually tell you what amount a serving is, but i guess a couple of spoonfuls. This is also suitable for vegitarians.

      Although it was very nice, i still prefer home made, if you are looking to make your own just cook some baby new potatoes, cut some in half if they are on the large side. Add some mayo & salad cream until you have got plenty of sauce round each potato, then add some chopped chives and mix well. Simple as that.

      For £1 this isn't bad, but looking how easy it is to make your own, I think I will stick to home made.

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        08.11.2009 21:22
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        Wicked Potato Salad That Went Well On Bonfire Night

        I was going to make my own potato salad for our bonfire night tea but I left it a bit late when I went shopping so dished out some that we'd already got in the fridge.

        I love Tesco Finest Potato Salad because it's whole baby potatoes and they are a lot firmer than other shop brought potato salad but without being hard.

        The potatoes taste lovely and fresh and the mayo dressing goes wicked with them. It's smooth and very creamy tasting, you can taste the spring onions in the potato salad and they also taste very fresh.

        The dressing is gorgeous, there's loads of it in the pot compared to the potatoes but I don't mind that because it's so yummy that I can scoop a load of it up and it makes the spuds taste lovely. It's a proper thick dressing and sticks to the potato and because the potatoes are whole I use them as a sort of scoop and usually end up licking the first lot of dressing off and having a second lot before munching the potato!

        This is easily the best potato salad and loads better than the Sainsburys Taste The Difference version, we usually buy the standard Tesco Creamy Potato salad and I've always loved that one as well but this Finest one is even better and for the price of £1.28 a pot I shall deffo buy it again.

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          29.09.2009 12:05
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          A great tasting potato salad made with baby potatoes

          I am very fond of potato salad and I usually make my own as most bought potato salad are far too 'mushy' for my taste . . . I like my potatoes nice and firm. I happened to come across a new potato salad made by Tesco and it filled me with delight.

          What makes this potato salad unique is that it consists of whole baby potatoes covered in a creamy mayonnaise made with soft cheese and single cream. Added to this lovely flavour is freshly cut spring onions . . . delicious. As the potatoes are whole they don't have the opportunity to become a mushy mess!

          The packaging is stylish as it forms part of the Tesco Finest range. It consists of a square clear plastic tub and lid. The silver label has a nice picture of baby potatoes on the lid. The nutritional values are clearly displayed on the lid. As expected it is not what I would call 'low fat'. About 140g has 275 calories, with a fat content of 22.3g. Luckily only 2g of this are saturates!

          I can highly recommend trying Tesco Finest Potato Salad. It is not cheap and 275g costs £1,29.

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