What with having what seems like 100’s of pack of baby wipes or antibacterial wipes, I never really seem have much call for napkins, except when it comes to Christmas get together (I cannot really plonk a pack of Pampers on the middle if the table!) So I always pick a pack of napkins up when Christmas starts approaching.
This year, I spotted these in store, at the time they were on special promotion so cost me less than £1.00
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These are unique to Tesco’s and have seen them since both in larger store and online.
The price for 50 napkins is £1.25 which I think is quite reasonable.
They come in a clear cellophane packet with a large black box on the front detailing the product information.
I was really impressed with these napkins, they are 3 play which means they feel quite thick and durable. They were really good at absorbing grease from the buffet (we had warm sausages, sausage rolls and an Indian selection out) and I found that non grease absorbed through to the plate.
They are a nice cream colour which I found gave them a bit of a luxurious look and looked like they were quite expensive.
The napkins measure 33 x 33 cm when folded and open up quite a lot bigger than this so I was able to use some on my large platters.
I had around 15 family members around that night and only used about half of them, despite my also putting a pile out for people to help themselves to.
I would recommend these napkins, really nice quality and feel and also reasonably priced.
These napkins really are value napkins at just 50p for 100 in a pack, which works out at half a penny each - barely anything for a large cube of napkins.
These are highly practical at parties or in the glove box of your car. We use them for the dinner table when having ribs as kleenex is too expensive and kitchen towel is too rough. These are just right (said goldilocks).
These napkins are incredibly thin, they're one ply and to me feel like they're about 30gsm, if that. I don't know what their actual gsm is as Tesco don't state but they are just 1 ply. I wouldn't use them to blow your nose either, they are not that absorbent and mopping up large spillages is a waste, you go through so many of these.
They measure 33cm by 33cm so they're perfectly square and the odd napkin is a millimetre or less over. Being value napkins I don't expect them to be precision cut. They're very presentable in white and that's the only colour they come in.
They're not bright or brilliant white so not like good quality copier paper. They are a little dull and you can see through them when held up to the sunlight. This thinness is also bad for absorbing grease your face, when having ribs I go through 3 napkins followed by a fourth for my hands.
The packaging is just a thin layer of plastic wrapped round the napkins to keep them clean, this has to be binned and cannot be recycled. The napkins can be recycled but if they've got food on them then I wouldn't recycle them since they would probably reject your recycle bin if they can smell rotting food in there.
They do tear easily and when you get them wet they just fall to pieces. If they haven't shredded themselves after the first couple of uses then you're lucky because usually mine get full of grease and then split. Just rubbing your fingers together cause these to crinkle, crack, and then fall apart completely.
Overall some "good" napkins. Good not brilliant, they're just too thin so you have to use more than one napkin most of the time but for 50p they are cheap so I can't really complain too much. If they were any more expensive I'd knock another star off. These are great for parties though so i'd recommend buying them, and a couple of packs at that given how quickly you'll get through them. Despite the thinness, recommended.
I picked up a pack of Tesco Value Napkins for Christmas, we were having a buffet and I was worried the decorative Christmas napkins we had wouldn't be enough. I use napkins to line buffet trays and to wrap up pieces of cake for people to take home, so I knew I'd need a lot and I knew they'd get used up. Also, having a little daughter, people often pick up a napkin to wipe her face or pick up bits from the floor!
A pack of 100 plain white Tesco Value Napkins costs 48p which is a real bargain in my opinion - cheaper than even a value box of tissues, and cheaper than Poundland, too.
They are wrapped in clear cello with the Tesco Value logo on the front and you can find them in the same place as either the partywear in larger Tescos or near the tin foil and sandwich bags etc in slightly smaller Tescos. I've never seen them in the Tesco Metro type corner shops.
The napkins, as you'd expect for the money, are quite thin, 1 ply in fact, and decorated with a 1 inch border and a very light dimpling. They're fine for every day buffet use - lining buffet trays, wrapping cutlery in, wiping little faces and noses and so on. They're not hugely absorbent for drinks spills and so on, but they're not designed for that - that's where you need some kitchen roll on hand!
Overall, I cannot complain about the Tesco Value Napkins, they're brilliant value for money and they're incredibly versatile. The leftovers got used in general kitchen use, giving my daughter one with a sandwich, tucking one into her collar as a throw away bib and so on. Their plain white colour means they're pretty much suitable for any occasion and they look smart enough between paper plates or piled up for use on a table.
I highly recommend the Tesco Value Napkins - at 48p for 100 you really can't do otherwise! They're versatile and they're cheap without being so low in quality they're unusable. If you're having a buffet on a budget then go for these - just like the rest of the Tesco Value party wear range, it's good value for money and practical too. Overall I can't give them less than 4 stars out of 5 - yes you get a higher ply with non value items but it does come at a higher price.
Tesco Value Napkins will do for me.
I bought these at the same time as the Tesco value paper plates and cups. The price was the main reason and the fact that it was all from the same line.
Of course you can't have a buffet with plates and cups without the much needed napkins at the same time. So hence these went in the basket when I was purchasing the paper plates and cups at the same time in this range.
The cost was super - half the price of poundland - 50p for 100 which was going to be ample for the amount of guests I had and hopefully plenty left over to mop up any spills on the table etc.
I had decided prior to purchasing that I had a budget and I needed to stick to it, so I was not going to be swayed by the much prettier designed napkins that were in the store. An probably better quality but of course that also meant a higher price to pay. So I stuck with the budget and kept to the value lines.
== Using Them ==
Well I have to say having said they are cheap, they do actually feel pretty cheap too. They were sufficient for dabbing the edges of your mouth although they did feel a bit too crunchy style papery' than smooth soft papery (think recycled toilet roll versus the luxury of Andrex) and you get my drift when you compare these cheap napkins to some quality printed ones.
In addition to the crispiness of them, I also have to say there were not to hot on wiping up spills, they desperately seemed to lack any real absorbing abilities and just seemed to move the spilled lemonade around on the wood table, I had to revert to getting a proper cotton tea towel out to mop up said spills.
All in all after using these, I feel these value napkins were a step too far in my quest for hunting for bargains. Yes the plates and cups were sufficient but the napkins I would not buy again. I think I would try to splash out on some higher quality ones. Not a best buy for me I am afraid.
I would give these 2 ** stars alone for the cheap price.
Tesco Everyday Value can be hit and miss, I do and have tried most things in the range including their disposable tableware. Their value paper napkins are a very reasonable 50p for 100, sized at around a foot square (33 cm to be precise) they're not a bad size either.
They come in plastic wrapping with the Tesco Value label on top. The napkins come in white, are thin paper, are folded into quarters and are only one ply (layer). They are textured and feel quite papery rather than tissue like but I prefer that, they seem less inclined to break up. I also find the dye off some other brands of coloured napkins leaks out, so being white this isn't a problem I've had with them.
These are smaller than some dearer napkins, having only one ply they are thinner too, though not really noticeable until you unfold them. This thinness makes them less absorbent but fine for small spillages, I just grab a handful.
I use paper napkins for things like barbecues, buffets, party's and for Hotdogs and burgers- I think they handle sauce and grease reasonably well. These are great for wrapping pieces of cake in, they are strong enough not to tear but for extra cake moisture leak proofing- at that price- I double up.
Once unfolded and spread on knees they're big enough for catching crumbs. When using them to wipe our hands and mouths- although not as soft as dear paper napkins- they're fine and don't rip.
Sometimes I use them as a paper towel when I've run out and they're not bad at absorbing excess oil off food. They make handy tissues too.
They're not as nice looking as themed napkins or as thick and soft as dear napkins but they are perfectly fine for the price and I would recommend them, and do re purchase them myself.
Tesco Value white paper napkins
I bought this pack of everyday napkins to keep on hand in the kitchen instead of using paper towels for everything. They are cheap; you get 100 for about 50p so really you can't expect much from that price. They are not only cheap to buy but are also cheap and thin and pretty basic looking. These are not napkins that you would use for dinner parties or even when you have guests as they really are cheap and pretty basic in their feel.
The pack of napkins come sealed in clear, crisp plastic and looks basic but just in case you are in any doubt they have the Tesco value label on and not a lot more. The actual napkins are white and are pretty thin, only 1 ply so they don't really absorb much and they are also quite small compared to better quality napkins coming in at 30 cm square in size. My smarter more expensive Christmas napkins were almost half as big again and were four ply and much softer in quality but I did pay considerable more for them.
Okay if these are so rubbish why do I buy them? I buy these because they are great for everyday use. Meals where you get messy eating such as fajitas and spaghetti bolognaise always need much mouth wiping and these are fine for family use in these circumstances.
I also use them when draining food that still has fat on it such as bacon and samosas, poppadoms and the like. I put a couple of these on a plate then another between each item and this gets rid of any excess fat that I don't want to eat needlessly adding unwanted calories. I find these are better than kitchen towels for this as they don't go so soggy and bits of towel don't get attached to the food.
I also use them for face wiping of grandchildren; you can wet them a little and wipe face or sticky hands then throw them away. I keep a few in the car for just that purpose, wiping minor spills and faces and hands.
They also make very good blankets for dolls and teddies and have even been used as bandages for Ted when playing doctors. They make good parachutes when you take each corner and tie them together add a weight and string then drop this down the stair well.
They can be used to mop up small spills on tables or furniture as they have no colour which will stain fabric and they don't fall apart and leave tissue like some paper towels do.
When out and about they make great beer mats soaking up the drips from glasses. We so often go to our local quiz pub and they don't have beer mats which means that the table gets really wet and our quiz sheet becomes soggy. I always take a small pile of these to our weekly quiz night to use as beer mats to save our quiz sheet getting wet and drips from the glasses going all over us.
They are fine for acting as a 'plate ' when serving mince pies or cakes at our coffee mornings in the village as a lot cheaper than buying even the cheapest paper plates and of course after eating the mince pie or cheese and cracker you can then use the napkin to wipe your mouth which you couldn't with a paper plate.
After my granddaughter's party we ran out of Disney napkins and these did the same job of wrapping a slice of cake for people to take home with them.
Although these are cheap and not as soft as the more expensive napkins, they are not too crisp and don't feel rough so they are fine for little faces to be wiped with.
Another use that I have for these is for the final wipe when cleaning windows as they are lint free and leave no dust or smears and then I just throw them away.
I also use these to dry up the cat's bowls if I run out of paper towels as I don't use any of our human washing up cloths on the cat's bowls.
Another use I have for either these or paper towels to wipe out any fat from grilling or after frying mince or cooking sausages in the oven. I leave the fat to harden when cool I then use a fish slice to get out the fat and wrap it in a napkin then wipe out as much as I can with one or two of these as Itry to avoid putting any fat down our plugs.
They are also great for picnics and BBQs as they are so cheap I take a full packet and they can be used for plates, finger, faces or whatever.
I would NEVER present these at a dinner party and would not use them for a special meal but for everyday use they offer great value for money. They do what they say, they are cheap basic paper napkins, no frills and not fancy but they are handy to have in the kitchen, car and I often have a few in my handbag for emergencies with grandchildren.
Yes with reservations that you accept that you get what you pay for. Don't expect thick luxury paper napkins at this price, they are functional everyday paper napkins with no claims to be anything else.
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I always have some paper napkins in the house as they are so handy for when people come round or for things such as slices of pizza etc. We went through loads of them over Christmas as I had some family and friends round and put on a buffet. They are also brilliant for kids parties.
Napkins are something that I refuse to pay a lot of money for. I have linen napkins for fancier sit down meals so I am not paying a lot of money for paper ones that are just going to be binned after being used.
The Tesco value ones are good enough for me as I can get a pack of 100 napkins for 48p. Obviously for this kind of money these napkins aren't made from the best quality paper and aren't going to be thick and super absorbent but for handing out with paper plates to dab your mouth after eating they are absolutely fine.
The napkins are white and there is no denying that they are cheap as they are almost see through but what do you expect for under 50p. I have used these as well as coloured ones and the coloured ones although thicker and better quality were not worth the 400% increase in price compared to these.
They do a fine job at wiping hands and mouths and we have used them for loads of different occasions from parties to picnics and barbecues and because you get so many in a pack you usually end up with some left so there are always some in the cupboard when I need them.
These are certainly a basic product but for something that is designed to be binned after use they are fine and because they are so cheap I can look past their cheap feel as I really think that for less than 50p they are a bargain
Alongside my cheap cups I also bought a pack of these paper disposable napkins from the tescos own brand. They cost 50p for 100 which is a bargin but the quality is rubbish.
If you use these napkins for anything other than to line your lap as you eat, you will have a bad result. I tried to use one to mop up a bit of food, and the food went right through onto my hand. If you try to wipe your mouth with one then it will feel scratchy and leave bits of paper stuck to your chin!
I am a massive bargin queen but I have to say that these are not a great money saver. They are only useful if you are having a massive party with a buffet and people automatically pick up a napkin with their plate.
If you are on a budget then they will do but I either prefer to have a real washable napkin (also saves the planet). They feel really cheap and your guests wont be impressed with them. Also if I bought them for a kids party then I would worry about the smaller children scratching their face with the napkin.
They are plain white, and quite see through, they come in a plastic packet with the tesco own brand logo. Its very simple and doesnt pretend to be anything great.
I would not buy these again when having an occasion but possibly if I was hosting a large party and was trying to save money on things like that.
WHAT ARE THEY?
A packet of 100 napkins that I bought in Tesco. They are from the Everyday Value range of party ware.
These napkins are plain white with a textured feel to them. They measure 33cm square and are made up of one single layer. They are not very soft to touch like the other napkins I usually buy but this was all that was left in Tesco on Christmas Eve so I had to buy them because I needed napkins for over Christmas.
WHAT I THINK
I do not think these are very good napkins because they are so cheap that they don't work to mop up spills and feel very rough on the skin if you use them to wipe your face. They do not fall apart unless they get very wet and that is a good thing but when I use these napkins it's like the bits I am trying to clean up sticks to the paper and then drops off onto the floor or another area of my table.
The napkins are not very good for children because of them not being very absorbent and they stick to their skin as they wipe themselves. They are quite dingy looking as well and do not look very nice on my table when I was putting the food out at Christmas. I like that they are quite a lot stronger than they look unless they get wet and do not rip very easily. The napkins feel hard and cheap and do not stack properly because they feel a bit shiny and I think that spoils the look and the feel of them.
These napkins cost 50p for 100 and that is good value but I like softer and thicker napkins so I will not buy them again.
3 Dooyoo Stars.
Napkins are essential for barbeques, as I'm such a barbeque lover I always make sure I've got some in the cupboard ready for the next barbeque. I've used most stores own napkins and they all seem to be the same. The ones I've be reviewing today are the Tesco value napkins.
The napkins come in transparent plastic packaging with the usual Tesco value white, blue and red coloured logo. Each pack contains 100 1ply napkins, and currently costs 48p.
After opening the plastic packaging you will find all 100 of the napkins all lined up and stacked nicely. When one napkin has been taken from the pile and unfolded, you will find that the napkins are a nice size, at around 10 inches x 10 inches. The one ply thickness doesn't feel very thin compared to the normal two play napkins you can usually buy so even though you are paying less money, they still feel quite thick.
I usually use these for barbeques, we all know how messy it can be eating food cooked on the barbeque so I always leave these on the table for everyone to help themselves. They do feel a little rough to touch, but I find they do wipe my hands and mouth well. They aren't the softest of things you can wipe your face with, but they do the job adequately and don't feel uncomfortable to use.
I've also used these napkins to mop up spilt drinks, they don't handle this job very well though. They do absorb a little liquid, but not enough for a spilt drink, the odd drop or two on a table would be about as much as the napkins could handle, this doesn't bother me as I always have kitchen towel in the kitchen anyway.
Overall, I would recommend these napkins. Although they are only one ply, they still fare well compared to two ply napkins. They aren't the softest of napkins but can still wipes your hands and faces without causing any discomfort. For the price, I think they are fantastic value for money.
Last Christmas I had all mine and all marks family for the day at ours, this included a few children. I knew eating would be slightly messy with little ones so paper napkins were a must. I bought some fancy Christmas ones for Christmas lunch but also a pack of Tesco value paper napkins which cost just 48p for 100 napkins. I have used them before and although a little basic they are good enough.
They are sold in a plastic wrapper with just the Tesco value logo at the top and 100 napkins written in red underneath, the customer is also informed that these napkins are 33 x 33cm's and are 1 ply. The packaging is very plain and basic as you would expect with a value item.
Tesco value napkins only come in one colour and that's white, they are slightly textured and as they are folded in 4 they feel quite good quality when you first get take them from the packet, however when you open them up you can see how thin they really are, they also have a papery feel to them and are quite rough. Having said that, as paper napkins go they are not too bad.
The value napkins don't look very pretty on the table if you are doing a special party or if its Christmas but for BBQ's and buffet type parties they are ideal. They are fine for wiping your hands or mouth or cleaning up little spills, and are useful for wrapping cake in if you have had a birthday party and guests want to take some cake home. We often use them for a fondue which can get quite messy.
We have used these napkins on many occasions, family gatherings, BBQ's or just when I have my niece and nephew to stay. They are ideal for when you are snacking in front of the TV too.
I would certainly recommend these value paper napkins, they are very basic but at the end of the day they only end up in the rubbish bag so at least with these they don't cost much, just a fraction of the price of some paper napkins that are available. They are quite a good size and whether you entertain, have BBQ's, picnics or just snack in front of the TV at home these are very useful and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend giving them a try.
Over the festive period I normal have a few gatherings at home where I invite friends and family over for a night in with some food and drinks. This usually results in me doing some kind of small finger buffet or a chilli for everyone to share. Now one thing that I do not look forward to after entertaining is washing the pots and cleaning up the mess so I usually opt for disposable plates, cutlery and of course napkins. When shopping for some napkins recently I spotted the Tesco Value white napkins in packs of 100 and thought for the price I would give them a try.
The value napkins come in a pack of 100 and are 33cmx33cm and 1 ply. I paid just £0.48 for the pack of napkins which I thought was really good value for a pack of 100. Some disposable napkins can be a ridiculous price, I find it is a case of if they add a colour or a pattern to the napkins then they can inflate the price so much. To me a disposable napkin is simply that something that you use to wipe your mouth with after you have eaten and then it ends up in the bin!
I used these napkins a few days ago when my husbands had his friend over for a night playing poker and watching sport on TV. I made my signature dish....a chilli which I thought would go down well with a bunch of men drinking beer. I also managed to get a bowl of the chilli myself before I went to work and left a pile of the value napkins out for boys to use. I also used one the napkins and although they are rather thin they still do the job. I also found that it was best not to open the napkins out fully. The napkins are one ply but they are folded into four, when you do open them out fully you can almost see through them but I found that if you only open them out half way they are a little thicker.
The napkins also have a slightly textured pattern to them, this does seem to make them a little rougher than other napkins but to me a napkin is not like a tissue where you need it to be soft to prevent irritating your skin when using continuously. Don't get me wrong if it was a special occasion I would probably buy some better quality, nicely patterned napkins but for use at home for a few guests then I find these perfectly adequate. The napkins are great to leave for guests to pick up to use when eating or to wrap cake etc in if you have had a party.
These may not be the best quality napkins but for the price I can't really grumble and I would buy them again!
Tesco make a pack of one hundred simple white paper napkins. They are fully disposable and are just one ply. They are a little bit on the thin side in my opinion, because of being just one ply but to be honest for just 48p what more can you expect?
They are grouped and wrapped up together (stacked) in see through cellophane which is easy enough to take off, so long as you have a pair of scissors handy. We once bought some and tried to open them in the car for the little lad. We were in a hurry as he was eating an ice cream on a very hot day and all the ice cream was running down his hand and working its way up his arm - too late. We couldn't get the pack open on time and the result was a sticky mess. Opening the pack is propbably the only downside.
We have a half a pack left under the kitchen cupboard and last time we used them was for his birthday party which was held outside on a bouncy castle. We used the napkins for all of his friends to wipe their sticky fingers after they had eaten their birthday tea and we also used them to wrap slices of his bithday cake up to give to his friends to take home afterwards. We had to use two napkins though because as I say, they are on the thin side and it soon became apparent that the cake was starting to ooze out through the thin tissue.
We also use them to mop up spillages. They are absorbent, and reasonably good to use. They are not the best but then what do you expect for 48p? We also use them for family barbeques and they are great for use ourdoors on these occasions for guests to wipe thier greasy fingers on.
They are plain white and measure about ten by ten and have a little plain embossed pattern on each one.
Cheap and cheerful and certainly recommended.
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Getting things from the bargain range in supermarkets can be a bit hit and miss I have found, some things are good and others are a waste of money despite their cheapness. These napkins from the Tesco Value range are one of the gems that actually do offer excellent value for the money.
You get one hundred in a pack and the pack features very little on the front other than the distinctive red, white and blue Tesco Value logo. The packet is clear so you can see exactly what you are getting before you buy them. They are average sized and perfectly adequate for all your napkin needs. The napkins are a very bargainsome (I think it's a word even if my spellchecker doesn't!!) 48 pence per pack of a hundred.
The napkins are one ply which is unusual, since most of the other brands are at least two ply, however they are a pretty thick one ply so it doesn't feel like you are suffering quality for price. They are fairly good at mopping up liquid spills - you may need more than one at a time, but I usually find this is the case with even the best of the other brands.
They are particularly handy if you are having a party, we always put them with the plates for guests if we are having a buffet for example. They are also great for wrapping bits of cake in, if you are giving it to your guests. They don't look or feel really cheap either, which is good if you are giving them to guests to use.
The best thing though is that you do get so many in a packet, I find that they last a long time, even if you are using more than one at a time to mop up spills.
Overall I would recommend these napkins as they are easily as good a branded equivalents, if not better in some cases and they certainly are a lot cheaper - at 48p per packet, you can't really go wrong can you?!
My flat at university is generally the party flat and while my friends are pretty good, spillages do happen. I don't have many towels/ tea towels so I don't like to use these up for cleaning up alcohol spillages. I also like to be really prepared just incase we have a last minute night out or people round for drinks so I always have a couple of packets of napkins in the house. Although I don't always buy the Tesco variety, I have done the past few times.
From Tesco you can buy a pack of 100 napkins for only 48p which is a complete bargain for what you get. The napkins come packed in clear plastic which holds the usual Tesco own brand information in the normal red, blue and white colours. The napkins are white and are 1 ply in thickness and while this doesn't sound very thick, they are still quite good. These napkins are roughly 2 x 30 cm in size. Some more expensive brands of napkins are a lot thicker but you do pay a fair bit more for this. With this packet of napkins, I find that they mop up spillages very well even if you do need a couple of napkins sometimes depending on what/ how much has been spilt.
The napkins are stacked very neatly in the packet. After opening, the napkins are easily taken out by however many you wish to use at a time due to the edges being a bit thicker than the rest of the napkin. When feeling the napkins, they are nice and soft with no rough parts whatsoever. Sometimes, cheap cloth can be rough but luckily, this is not the case with this product. This is a good thing when using the napkins on worktops as they wont scratch the surface at all.
While I do use this product mostly for house parties and mopping up spillages, they are useful for other things as well. Sometimes I do serve snacks at the same time as drinks so these end up being a handy thing to have in so my friends can keep their sticky fingers clean and not mess up my nice clean flat. In the same sense, they would be a great product to have if you are having BBQs this summer because they are cheap, easy to use and people will really use them.
I would definitely never pay any more for a product like this because there is really no need. They do their job very well and can hold quite a lot of liquid before needing to use another napkin. They are also great for any kind of party where you serve food so your guests can wipe their hands with ease. Highly recommended.