“ Type: Crisps/Snacks „
My other half is a massive fan of peanuts so I often end up buying these packs. I try not to eat them very often as I find them so addictive that if I start I can't stop!
I started buying this pack several months ago but i must admit the price of them has gone up (which is the same for most products these days!). This costs £1.09 for 400g from Tescos and is from their Value range. It is a great price when you compare it to the other brands available to buy but you can't help but think back to how it used to be a lot cheaper.
The packaging is a very basic plastic wrapper and is mostly white with the Value writing and logo on it in blue and red. It is not attractive to look at but the point of the plain packaging is to keep the cost of the product down and make it cheaper for the buyer. It is easy to get into the packet and as soon as you open it the salty smell of peanuts hits you straight away.
The experience of actually eating these is indeed a good one! They are everything that you would expect from a bag of roasted salted peanuts! They are crunchy, salty but smooth underneath and have a fantastic nutty flavour. If you are a fan of nuts like these then you will not be disappointed. The powder that coats the peanuts seems even more delicious than other brands!
Although the theory is that nuts are healthier than crisps, for those people watching their weight this is the exact opposite of a low cal snack! In 100g of this product there are 610 calories and 48g of fat! Dangerous territory for dieters! Nuts are a great source of protein though and are recommended to eat if you want to follow a balanced diet, just don't eat the whole bag!
Very tasty treat though!
I am a huge fan of peanuts - particularly salted ones - and as I'm currently a student, I don't like to spend large amounts of money on food, so I decided to buy Tesco Value peanuts as they were far cheaper than any other brand.
I was not even slightly disappointed with them - they have the same salty taste as all the leading brands and for my personal taste, are not too salty so they taste horrible, nor is the salt too sparse so that they taste plain and bland. I would recommend though having a drink when eating them as they do make you thirsty.
They are currently listed on the Tesco website at 96p for a 400g bag which works out at only 24p per 100g whereas leading brands such as KP cost £1.00 per 100g. They are obviously far cheaper and taste virtually the same.
A serving (which I believe is 30g) contains 155 calories, 2g of sugar, 12g of fat, 1g of saturates and 0.2g of salt.
They are ideal for parties as nibbles as they are so cheap and most people will probably not realise that they are Tesco Value and not a leading brand, and if they end up being thrown away at the end of the night, then they were so cheap in the first place that it does not really matter.
Therefore, I would recommend this to anyone who loves peanuts, but is fed up of continually paying more and more for leading brands or someone who is going to hold a social gathering as they are ideal nibbles.
You fancy a high protein, high salt snack. Nuts are the answer.
But there are so many different types. At the moment and these times of enforced austerity it's necessary to look at the money one spends on items one doesn't really need. These Tesco Value peanut are wonderful in that respect - at about 30p a bag.
Why are they so much cheaper than KP and the other cometition? Well basically it's down to how good looking thenuts are. The more expensive ones are whole and classic looking - the Elle MacPherson of the nut world if you will. These Value ones are the nuts who didn't make that particular grade. They're halves of nuts but get this - they taste the same! Sure they don't look as pleasing to the eye as other brands, but then who of us can honestly say they sprinkle peanuts into the palm of their hand and then examine the shape and form of each one? Not many people.
They taste the same, crunch the same and make you as thirsty as every other salted peanuts out there - but they're 30p a bag! So I never choose anything else now.
I don't think there are any differences between this and the named brands... HOWEVER.i am yet to find a whole one in any packet. anyone else?
Whilst stocking up for the Christmas feast, I was searching for a variety of peanuts to buy. Making the mistake of visiting the store late in the evening, many of the shelves were a little sparse, and the selction of standard roasted peanuts was limited to just the Tesco own Brand. Now, I do like a good quality peanut, but having tried and tasted quite a few of the Tesco Brand products, and not had any major issues, then I thought I'd give these a try as well.
The price was great - just 29p for a 200g packet. The packaging was the standard simple Tesco own-brand style, but if that doesn't bother you, then the actual product is really very good. Now, being a bit of a peanut guru, I can be a bit fussy and picky about the nuts I buy.
These are not the best on the market, but I wouldn't expect that at the price. But they do taste nice, are salted to the right level. They are the smaller kind of peanut - not the large roasted nuts that are also available. Would I buy them again? The answer is yes. And although they are not the best on the market from a taste perspective, they're really not far short. So if you're prepared to compromise just a little on quality, then from a prce perspective these really are excellent.
I recommend to all peanut lovers to give them a try..!!
I always buy Peanuts of any brand, and I quite like the cheaper brands too, as I think they are excellent value for money, I find them very tasty and since I eat a lot of snacks and Peanuts are one of my favourites, I cannot resist them and I have been recently buying more as it is near the Christmas season and I have a lot of guests visit me in the Christmas holidays and I like to have sweets and snacks ready available to offer them.
These Peanuts come in a plastic wrapper and it is very basic in design, and are from Tesco Value range, the contents are good sized nuts, they are salted and they are not at all bland in the taste, they are quite the opposite and taste deliciously good, the texture is quite crunchy and they are very easy to chew and swallow, the amount of salt is just right for my liking, they are not too over powering in the amount as I find some can be with some other brands.
Some of the nuts are in halves and some whole, the mixture of the both look nice in dishes if set out for parties as mine often can be, the quality is very good with these and I really think they taste nice, I have never been disappointed with the nuts and my guests quite like them too and my family, some of my older grandchildren eat them as they are much older but they are not suitable for the younger ones, as they can choke on them, and so I place the dishes where they cannot eat them, as the amount of salt which covers the nuts are not suitable for the smaller children or the size as they are too small for them to eat., but that is just common sense as to what age these are offered.
The nuts are Roasted and are pale in colour but do not look as though they are not edible, they look exactly the same as the branded ones and I think they are worth the money of just 28p for a 200g bag, it tells me on the packet that they are suitable for Vegetarians, and once opened it is recommended to store them in an air tight container to keep them fresh, but once I have opened a packet of these, they do not last that long, as I eat them constantly until they have all vanished as they are so tasty.
Per 100g they contain, 600 calories, carbohydrate 8.0g of which sugars 4.5g, fat 51g of which saturates 8.9g, and so they are very high in fat and calories but I think they are fine for a treat or snack, and although I am not on a weight loss plan, I find them very filling indeed and they curve my cravings when I am looking for a nice tasty snack, especially while watching television in the evening.
I recommend these ones as they are very cheap and an excellent brand for lower budgets or just to try as they to me taste just as good as some of the higher priced brands, and they are a fab food for nibble food at parties etc and are excellent value for the price.
I rate them 5 stars.
Although it may not always seem like it when you glance down the list of food reviews I have written over the last few months, I am generally quite careful not to overdo the sugary snacks. Of course, that certainly does not mean that I have become some sort of saint on the issue - just that I now eat rather more savoury snacks instead! Peanuts are a snack food I have always loved, and especially in their simply salted form; I am not quite so fond of the dry roasted variety which seems to dominate the shelves, especially when it comes to KP.
Tesco Value have struck again where salted peanuts are concerned, offering a nice big 200 gram packet of the things for a scarcely credible 23p. Amazingly, this is actually a reduction from their former price; they cost 27p until quite recently, but I have just double-checked on my receipt and yes, they are indeed now a whole 4p cheaper. I'm not entirely sure what one would do with that spare fourpence, since even Tesco don't seem to sell anything that cheap (their 7p strawberry jelly appears to be the rock bottom) so I generally just drop any spare pennies in a charity box on my way out.
This being Tesco Value, there isn't much to say about the packaging. It's mostly simple blue and white, with a splash of red around the Tesco logo, and there's a rather dull photo of some peanuts in a bowl. More usefully, there are the usual nutritional splashes: a serving of one-eighth of a pack (ie 25g) will set you back 150 kcal - slightly more than ordinary crisps - and a hefty 12.9g of fat, which is a substantial 18% of your guideline daily amount. We're also told that this stuff is "glycaemic index tested" and comes out as low. Oh, and yes: "Recipe contains peanuts". You don't say...
Opening up the pack, the smell isn't particularly alluring, and in fact is a bit plasticky and artificial, though it's not too strong. The peanuts themselves look all right, if a little on the small side, and they're not particularly heavily salted - though as you'd expect, the salt tends to gather at the bottom of the bag, so the last few peanuts can be a bit much. As a simple snack, though, they do really rather well: they're more than acceptable to munch on either on their own or as part of a snack selection, and that little bit of added salt helps the taste to avoid blandness. They're not the best peanuts in the world, but they're far nicer than you'd really have a right to expect at this price.
All in all, this is a product for the credit side of the Tesco Value ledger. If money is no object, then by all means go for a branded version, since you will get a small improvement in the flavour. It will only be small, however, and if you're watching the pennies like most of us, then these peanuts are entirely acceptable for a snack that won't break the bank.
I bought these Tesco Value Peanuts yesterday as I am beginning to buy little things for my parties and BBQs later this year and this is one of the non perishables I buy a lot.
It comes in a nice little plastic bag and can easily be opened and the bag is in the usual red and blue stripes of the lower brands from Tesco.
The peanuts are nice and tasty for the cheap price and they only cost me 27p for a 200g bag.
They contain per 25g serving:
The fat content is very high but these peanuts are for a treat and so that would not be too bad, and they are ideal for parties of any kind and they can be placed into a dish and placed onto a coffee or side table, although in my home with my husband he tends to eat them all as they are ready available but for the cheap price, it is fine to buy more than one and stock the cupboards as I always do.
My husband takes them in the car with him for journeys to work and just eats them as and when needs them.
They can be crushed and used in baking as I have done so myself on a couple of occasions. They taste perfect in those cakes that contain nuts.
Although I tend to be careful at parties if making cakes containing nuts as some people have a nut allergy and it can be dangerous. I rarely do cakes with nuts for parties for this reason but I do them for the family as I know they will be fine.
The contents of the packet can be placed into an airtight container to keep them fresh.
At parties I mix these nuts with mixed fruit, currants, sultanas and raisins and it makes them more appealing to some people and as well as the dish of just peanuts they have a mixed variety too and it adds more food to the table, especially if you are on a budget like I am.
I recommend this product to anyone to give them a try if they have not bought already.
I give it a 5 star.
Thankyou for reading my review.
I rarely eat nuts, other than at parties or Christmas time, and I can't say that I have ever really bought many packets and wouldn't be able to compare them very well with others! However, I was very impressed with these Tesco Value peanuts.
My friend bought these last night as we were having a few drinks.
The packet is 200g and has the distinctive Tesco Value blue and white stripes. I don't mind eating value products - but I know some people are - I always wondered why Tescos didn't make the Value packaging a bit more attractive?!
Anyway.... the ingredients are simple with "Peanut (95%), Vegetable Oil, Sunflower Oil, Salt".
However, as expected with peanuts, they are far from being healthy! The calorie and fat content for a serving is 150kcal and 2.2g sat. fat. Uh oh - not too many of these then!!
The packet is hard to open so I used scissors and after trying to just take them out of the bag, we decided to pour them in to a bowl as it was easier. There is not really enough room to get your hand in properly!
The peanuts are mainly in halves rather than full, but I can't see how this matters at all!
The nuts are tasty and are quite salty, which I like, although this obviously makes you thirsty and it can be too much salt after a while.
hey are great for serving at parties or just with drinks in an evening and I can't say they taste any different from other salted peanuts I have had.
Now for the best bit........ 27p! Yes, thats right, 27p for a 200g packet of nuts!! What a bargain!
I will definately be buying these again, probably only for parties and drinks, but that is only to save my waistline!
Having people over for a simple drink at the New Year can become an expensive venture, they tend to want sandwiches and they expect crisps and peanuts to be laid on, they never bring enough juice with them so unless the host has stocked up then the night dies a death.
I am saying all that a bit tongue in cheek of course but the cost does mount up and there are ways to keep it down and one for instance is to buy the very nice salted peanuts from the Tesco value range.
At 0nly 21p for a 200g bag they are about a quarter of the price of the KP alternative so we bought ourselves a few bags and filled a bowl with them and the guests as well as us really liked them, once we had, had a few drinks I much to the horror of my wife started asking our friends what they had thought of the peanuts and when they all agreed they were good I announced where we had got them and how much they cost, again to my wife's horror.
My son in law who loves peanuts now buys these all the time and if they are good enough for a guy who eats as much nuts as he does then I doubt there's anyone they would not impress.
Real bargains are few and far between but these Tesco value salted peanuts definitely are a real bargain in my opinion and that of my party guests.
Tesco Value Salted Peanuts:
Me and my boyfriend popped into Tesco the other day and I really fancied some peanuts. I didn't want to spend a lot of money because I only had a little bit of change and I didn't really want to use my card. I saw these and they were only cheap at 20 something pence and they were in quite a big bag so it was just enough for a snack and I has loads left over which I finished the other night.
These came in either a 200g bag or a 400g bag I got the smaller version as they were only for me! They were in a sort of foil type bag and on the front there is the usual economy blue white and red writing with a large bowl of peanuts which look yummy until you have eaten loads! It is annoying to get the bag open and then you find it is hard to get your hand in so you may as well put these in a bowl to dig into!
Most of the peanuts are split in half but this does not matter as they still taste great! They are a little dry though which is not too good I drank a whole bottle of water to wash these down as they were very salty and off putting after a while. They also really filling which is great because that is what I wanted them to do!
Per 25g there is:
Fat (saturates) 2.2g
When I looked at this I was shocked, I didn't expect them to be healthy but this is quite bad and they should be healthier!
I will buy a more expensive brand in future as they may be better for me!
I am not usually a peanut eater. Whilst I have always liked them its just never been something I would usually add to my shopping list. But whilst I decided to have a beer the other night in front of the TV I really fancied some peanuts, no idea why I just really did so the next time I went to Tescos I bought a packet.
I didn't have any idea how much a packet of peanuts was going to cost me but 27p for a 200g I thought was very good value, considering the other brands were at cheapest in the 70-80p area.
The packaging is the standard Tesco value packaging. White with the blue label with the attractive red "value" stamped across on it. The nutritional value is easily visible on the front with some foreign writing on it, no idea what that says though.
The nutrients per 100g as stated on the bag:
Protein - 25.5g
Carbohydrate - 13.8g
of which sugars - 3.5g
Fat - 49.6 g
of which saturates - 9.9g
Fibre - 6.8g
Sodium - 0.3g
Salt Equivalent - 0.8g
The peanuts them self are the same size as any other brans of peanuts, similar colour but maybe darker than any sort of peanut I have seen before.
The taste is I can tell quite noticeably not as salty as the more expensive brands, which to be is a bonus as I am not a big fan of salt and also I find the other brands make me really thirsty and start to sting my lips from the amount of salt used, but it does add to the flavor more.
If these peanuts where out of the wrapper and placed in a bowl at a party no one would turn there noses up at them.
For value for money these peanuts are very good. Would I buy again? ... I already have! :)
Tesco Value Roasted Salted Peanuts, 27p - 200g.
I don't tend to eat peanuts that often, but every now and again I like to have a few (or a lot!). One of the reasons I don't buy them often is that when I do start to eat them, I really can't stop. This is an issue with these peanuts - I have just had to force myself to put them back in the cupboard as I have now eaten half a bag and I have barely started my review!
They are in a thicker than usual 'keep fresh' style plastic bag, with quite a bland design, as you expect from the Tesco Value range.
The peanuts themselves are slightly smaller than their branded counterparts, although this is irrelevant really as it doesn't take away from the taste of them. They taste very similar to other brands although I find that they are not as crunchy as some brands.
They are also slightly greasier than some types of peanut. You cannot really taste the extra oil, it is just noticeable on your hands.
I think that the amount of salt in these packs are just about right for most people. I prefer them a little saltier but I've found that most people don't agree with me on this one.
They are also great for cooking. I recently chopped some up to use in a stir-fry and they came out lovely. It really brought the taste out of them.
The dreaded details...
Per 100g you will find:
EEK - I wish I'd not read that bit! They should definitely be more of an occasional treat rather than a staple.
Overall - Great taste, not completely on par with more expensive brands, but the difference is minimal and not enough to warrant paying up to 5x as much for other brands.
Nuts are usually quite expensive, even in supermarkets so when I saw these in Tesco for 27p I had to give them a try. Roasted salted peanuts are quite easy to get right as if they taste bad companies can just add more salt to disguise the taste. I think that this is what Tesco has done. There are large amounts of fat and salt in these nuts and I think that is mainly due to Tesco adding it.
Quite alot of what you get from the actual nuts is very nutritious. Nuts are a great way of getting 'good' fats and carbohydrates and these nuts are a great way of keeping calorie and salt levels high if you are doing alot of sport. Other than on that kind of occasion, these nuts are also a good cheap party snack and if you put them in a nice bowl, no one will be able to tell the difference from more expensive nuts. I would not recommend eating too many of these or too often as the salt and fat content is very high.
I bought these peanuts to take to V Festival this summer, but the 500g bag was so dauntingly huge that I didn't dare open them until we got back.
The peanuts can be bought in 400g and 200g bags, with the usual Tesco value white background, blue and red text and image of a massive bowl of peanuts on the front. The bags are foil-type plastic which would never break when unopened, but also rips really easily once cut into, causing very annoying peanut spillage. Simple and functional.
*Taste and texture*
99% of the peanuts are split in half, completely skinned and thus a pale sandy brown. They are salted quite generously, which complements the sweetness of the nuts. The texture is sort of squeaky like other roasted peanuts, but more dry, and the flavour is less sweet than usual and more plain and woody, in a strange way. Not the best taste, but alright.
Nuts are generally a great source of unsaturated "good" fats, though due to their high fat content they pack calories, and adding salt is never good!
Fat (saturates): 12.9g (2.2g)
mono unsaturates 6.4g
The 200g bags are 27p, which is extremely cheap for nuts which can be very expensive.
A great cheap snack for parties, bars, films etc. but the flavour is lacking a bit.