“ Brand: Tesco / Type: Tomato „
I think these are amazing value for making your spaghetti bolognese, beef stews or cottage pie ideal for Wintery nights when you just want a big bowl of warm hearty grub coming in from work. At only 31p compared to 40-89p for virtually the same product its hard to pass these in the shop with ought grabbing at least 3 tins.
You will be happy to know that this product has had a revamp in its packaging it no longer looks like prison food but has a picture of the product within on the front as well as red bold block writing and little icons associated with all the other Tesco value products.
Smell and look
Smells sweet and fruity like every other tinned tomato product you can purchase with any other brand. The colour is a juicy red but unlike the chopped tomatoes from the Tesco value range it contains less water and the tomatoes are whole. What I do like is that the tomatoes do not contain skin this has been removed entirely whereas the chopped tomatoes I find sometimes contain the skin or the little brown root part of the tomato which I really hate as it just doesn't look appetizing and can sometimes be nasty if you end up eating it. Typically we ind we can get 4-6 full plum tomatoes per tin which fills the contents up to the brim which is pretty good price ways considering how much you have to pay for the same tomato fresh.
I also find that when I use the plum tomatoes over the chopped ones I just don't seem to need as much to make the meal tomatoey I can maybe just add a little bit of tomato puree and stock and I pretty much get the same results as I would with two tins of chopped tomatoes. In saying that I only cook for two but it has definitely helped with the run up to Christmas since we are cutting back to spend money on other things.
I like to buy the canned variety of vegetables because I find them very convenient to have stocked in my cupboard for when I am having days I do not fancy cooking or if I am not feeling too well. I find most of them in cans do taste quite nice and these Tomatoes I have bought a lot of times over the years because I find them a really good price and also nice tasting.
They come in a can with just a basic label with no fancy design. The tin can be easily opened using a can opener because it does not have a ring pull lid. Once opening the Tomatoes are a nice bright red colour and they are in a tomato juice. The juice is thick for a shops own brand. Inside the can there are approximately 6 tomatoes of a variety of sizes. There are usually 2 large ones of which measure approximately 3 inches x 1 and a half inches and so a good size. There are a couple of tomatoes which measure around 2 inches x 1 inch and a couple of smaller ones. Sometimes there are more larger ones in a can but usually I have found only 2 to be larger ones.
These tomatoes have a nice pleasant smell to them and they do have that tomato smell. They are nice and soft but not mushy as you would expect them to be for the price. They are quite plump ones and they are supposed to be peeled but I have found sometimes at least one still has a little skin on the tomato but that is not a problem for me because it is only a small amount on the tomato and can easily be pulled away if needed, but I have never peeled them because once cooked the skin is removed. The skin is soft and not a problem in my opinion.
I use these ones for making curries, I just pour them into the dish and they cook nicely and give for a nice taste. I sometimes pour them into a dish and gently mash them if I need to use them chopped and because they have a nice soft texture, chopping them is very easy to do. Because the juice is quite thick they are ideal for curries.
They are very nice to eat with a cooked breakfast and taste delicious and look nice on the plate and because they are whole tomatoes they can be easily cut. They are easy to chew and swallow and my little grandson has eaten these many times at my home and he has had no problems eating them. He loves the taste of these ones.
They have a nice sweet taste, one that tomatoes taste like. This taste is not a sickly one or one that tastes too sweet. It is just a mild kind of sweetness to the tomatoes in my opinion.
I think for the price of just 31p for a can size of 400g these are excellent value for money and very good quality.
Per half a can they contain just 34 calories, 5.6g of sugar and a trace of salt. So very low in calories if you are wanting to eat them with a meal.
I have eaten these on toast for my lunch or just a snack and I have found them to be very enjoyable to eat. They can be eaten with any food that you may wish to eat tomatoes on the plate. They certainly do not taste bland. They have a brilliant nice taste.
The only main difference I have found with these ones is the tiny stalk at the end of some of the tomatoes, but the stalk can easily be cut off. Used in a curry I just leave the stalk on the tomatoes because it is only a small one and it cannot be even tasted in curries.
They are easy to cook and all that is needed is to empty to contents of the can into a saucepan and gently heat for around 4 minutes and not allowing them to boil. So quick and easy to heat in no time at all.
They are suitable for vegetarians.
I highly recommend these tomatoes for anyone looking for a cheaper brand. They are so affordable for any budget and taste delicious in my opinion. I will continue to buy these ones because they give me all the taste that I expect from a shops own brand of tomatoes and I love the taste of them.
The can is easily recycled too.
I give these 5 stars.
Thank you for reading my review and I hope it has been of some help.
I always keep well-stocked with Tesco Value Plum Tomatoes and they simply taste just great and can be used with all kinds of recipes. Just this moment I made a simple spaghetti dish which included a spiced up tin of Tesco value plum tomatoes.
You cannot go wrong with this product as it is relatively inexpensive and in my opinion all tinned tomatoes taste the same and are of the same quality, so there is little point in spending more on other brands.
Apparently the process of making tinned tomatoes actually intensifies a certain quality in the tomatoes which is apparently good for preventing cancer. I forget the name of the actual component, but a search on the internet would probably enlighten somebody if they were interested.
There's not too many calories either and a whole tin would contain around 68 calories (400g can/tin).
I personally use this product to make food ranging from simply tinned tomatoes on toast to curries and pizzas.
A very good product and an essential product for my food cupboard.
I love nothing more than a bacon or sausage and tomato for my supper some nights which is why I sometimes buy tinned tomatoes, because I prefer them to fresh in this instance and like the juice to make my bread go soggy along with a big blob of brown sauce!
The other day I was doing a bit of shopping in my local Tesco store and decided to grab a tin of tomatoes. Usually I like more expensive offerings and think that if you pay more they will probably taste better however at the moment I'm on a tight budget with moving and stuff and so making an effort to be a saver and not a spender and these at 33p a can seemed worth a try to me!
The can holds 400g of the tomatoes in juice and it has a red, white and blue label around it with a photograph of the tomatoes on the front of it and we are told that they are Tesco 'Value' Peeled plum Tomatoes, In Tomato Juice, the weight is stated, we are told that they are suitable for Vegetarians and there is an at a glance nutritional chart shown. On the back of the can other information listed includes ingredients and a full nutritional chart, we are told how to heat them up and contact details for Tesco are given. This looks a budget buy because of the cheap looking labeling and there is no ring pull to the top of it however for me its not about any of that its about the quality and the flavour of the tomatoes!
Open up the can and you get juicy plum looking tomatoes with no skin on them at all which are a nice red and fleshy colour in lots of thin reddish coloured juice. The can only contains tomato and tomato juice as well as citric acid so they are not sweetened or seasoned or anything else, basically this is just a tomato mix!
To heat them we are told to stick them in a saucepan for about 4 minutes till cooked through and this is how I heated mine up and they were fine. I didn't find them to go to mush though the tomato sauce they were in didn't thicken up at all and stayed really rather thin looking.
Taste wise well they tasted like tomato's and didn't contain too many seeds in them at all and what there was, was digestible, however for me because they were not seasoned or anything they missed a nice natural sweetness to them and didn't contain as much flavour as I had hoped for. For me these are cheap tomatoes and thats it.
The sauce is plentiful yet really runny and like the tomato's just lacked a rich tomatoey flavour in my opinion.
I have in the past used these in spag bols and the likes and me, well I'm not keen on them in dishes when they don't add much flavour to them which is why I hadn't bought them in ages!
These are simply ok. They are not vile or anything but me, I'll pay more and get a more tasty tomato in future on my sarnies and the likes!
Nutritional Information Per Half A Can:
Only available in Tesco Stores.
One of the Value products from Tesco that I always have in my cupboard is Tinned Plum Tomatoes. I don't eat fresh tomatoes, I haven't done since I was a child they always reminded me of my nanas false teeth but I eat tomatoes soup and sauce etc.
They cost just 31p for a 400g tin, compared to other brands this is very reasonable and would no doubt make you question their quality but I use them regularly for a variety of dishes and have found them to be very good.
The label round the tin is in the regular red Value design It has the Tesco Value logo at the top and underneath it says Peeled Plum Tomatoes in Tomato Juice. The front of the label has a picture of what I assume is meant to be the tomatoes but its not a very good likeness! The tin also shows the GDA's for half a tin.
The tin also gives ingredients which are just tomatoes 60%, tomato juice and citric acid. The cooking instructions are given along with more detailed nutritional values. The customer is also informed that the tomatoes are suitable for vegetarian and the tin is made from recyclable steel.
In the tins I've used there has usually been 4 good sized plum tomatoes, the juice is nice and thick and apart from the odd one having the little end piece where the stalk is attached still on it they look very good.
As I said I don't eat tomatoes on their own. but I use these regularly to make sauces and soups. These value tomatoes are plump juicy and really add a good tomato kick to the dish.
Blended with cooked onion they make a lovely pasta sauce or a base for spaghetti bolognaise. Sometimes I add some herbs or spices or even a dash of Tabasco to it to give a different flavour. When I make a bowl of this sauce I always keep some in the fridge to use the next day. It always slightly thickens after 24 hours and makes a brilliant sauce for a pizza base.
You can buy the value tinned tomatoes ready chopped and I did try these once but found them to be very watery and they didn't seem to have such a nice flavour as the whole plum tomatoes.
I would definitely recommend Tesco Value Tinned Plum Tomatoes, they are a really good price and make an excellent base for many dishes. We find them to be tasty, versatile and a bargain too.
Tesco tinned plum tomatoes are in the Tesco value range. They cost 31 pence for a 400g tin.
The packaging is not fancy, it is the red and white design used on the Tesco value brand products and has a picture of tomatoes on the front, nutritional information is given on the back.
You can also buy the chopped tomatoes in the value range for a few pence more, but the way I see it is why not just save those few pence and chop them yourself!
I use these tomatoes in soups, with pasta, to make bolognaise, on toast, in lasagne, with a fry up and in loads of other recipes.
I reccently went to my local convinience store to buy tinned tomatoes because I had run out and I paid 69p for a 400g tin, yet the tomatoes inside tasted just like the Tesco value tomatoes.
I know with some things there is an obvious difference in taste between brand names and value ranges, but these tomatoes are not one of those things.
They are a cheap, versatile and tasty thing to use in many recipes and they have a low calorie content.
Everyone in our household loves pasta dishes especially meals such as spaghetti bolognese and lasagne, so I always keep a couple of tins of tomatoes in the cupboard ready to make these meals.
Mostly we tend to use branded products in our household, however more recently I have been cost cutting as you may have read in my previous reviews, so when shopping I decided to buy these value tomatoes instead of our usual brand. As they were just to be added to sauces and bulk meals out, I decided that it really didn't matter what the make was and how pretty the tin looked or not.
~ The Packaging ~
As these tinned plum tomatoes are a Tesco value product, the labelling isn't attractive however it does serve its purpose of informing you of what the product is and a picture of the tomatoes. The Tesco blue, white and red colours are used throughout so it is easily recognisable as a product from the Tesco value range.
The tomatoes are packaged in a metal can with the label wrapping around the centre - nothing overly special here! One downside is there is no ring pull in the can as they are a cheaper product and costs have been cut, so you will need a tin opener to access the contents.
~ Price and Availability ~
Now this is where this product really becomes of interest! For this 400g tin of peeled plum tomatoes it will set you back a small £0.31, compared a branded version at £0.55 for the same quantity you are making a considerable saving.
As this is a Tesco product obviously it is only available from Tesco and their online groceries site.
~ Nutritional Information ~
It is recommended that half a can of these tomatoes is a serving for 1 person, however when I add a tin to make a meal I would say that the whole 400g will feed 3 people.
For a 200g (half tin) serving:
Saturated Fat Trace
~ My Opinion ~
The can was packed to the lid with large plum tomatoes which was a real bonus - definitely couldn't fault the quantity for the money. I found that the tomatoes were really juicy and moist as they had been sitting in their own juices, making them really easy to cut and serve as I wished. They were really tasty and soft to consume. I was impressed with the size of the tomatoes as they were a lot bigger than when you buy fresh plum tomatoes. The only thing I noticed was that the tomatoes did vary in size considerably, however this wasn't a problem, for me as I was slicing them for sauces. If you wanted to use them whole this may be an issue for some people.
In the tin I would imagine there were around 4-5 tomatoes, which was more than sufficient for my use.
Overall I was pleased with this product and will definitely without doubt continue to use instead of the usual brand I used to buy. These are a lot cheaper and the quality and quantity of product is really good and no different to more expensive versions.
There are Tesco Value items I won't buy and those I will. The Tesco Plum Tomatoes fall into the latter category.
At only 33p for a tin of 400g you can't go really too wrong. If I'm using tomatoes with pasta etc, I usually use the chopped up version, but if I'm having a tea, where I want it to look well, then these will always save the day. However from what I remember the price is pretty well the same, so it doesn't really make a lot of difference.
Strangely my children love these just on toast, and I seldom complain. First because they are cheap, but more importantly they are bursting with health benefits. When cooking I always find they stay whole, and although I often drain them before putting them on toast, the toast stays firm and does not go soggy.
Occasionally my eldest will add these to a smoothy and have a nice tomato drink. Other times we purify them and have them in a small bowl to have with our dinner. My youngest just thinks it is tomato sauce but I get great satisfaction knowing that it is a lot more healthier for him.
The tin of plum tomatoes, come in a rich tomato sauce, and all my tomatoes are usually whole.
For each 100g there are only 18 calories with a small sugar content of 2.9g. Upon biting into these, they are so tender, and I for one can't tell the difference between these and their more expensive rivals. I think it tastes delicious and I recommend it to all.
Thanks for reading
Copyright stebiz 2010 - also on dooyoo.co.uk
When doing my weekly shop I usually get at least 4 tins of Tesco Value Plum Tomatoes as I use them in a whole range of recipes, from soups and sauces to stews and sometimes have them on toast with poached eggs as a low cal lunch.
These tomatoes make an excellent base for tomato sauce for use with pasta dishes as well. I put them through the blender if I want to make a smooth sauce, fry a little onion and garlic, add the blended tomatoes, a little salt and pepper and some torn basil. I then freeze it in a plastic container and I have a nice homemade sauce at the ready to save time if I am doing a recipe like spaghetti Bolognese.
Tesco Value Plum Tomatoes come in a tin which has to be opened with a tin opener as there is not yet a ring pull version, maybe that will happen one day but then the price might increase so with this in mind I do not mind opening it with an opener.
The Tomatoes sit in a nice thick tomato sauce and are quite large and firm and stay whole when cooked if handled gently. I have tried branded names of tinned plum tomatoes in the past but to be honest apart from the price being higher I have not noticed any difference in quality or taste to warrant spending the extra money.
Tesco's Value Plum Tomatoes are currently sold for 33p per 400g tin and contain 17 calories per 100g and are virtually fat free (0.1g per 100g and trace on the saturates.) Once open transfer any left over into a non metallic bowl, cover, refrigerate and eat within 2 days.
Tesco value Peeled Plum Tomatoes is an other food that goes into my trolley every week. I have tried many different brands of tinned tomatoes and in my opinion these are the best value for money.
They are sold in a 400g tin with the blue and red value label. Don't let the label put you off! A 400g tin costs 31p.
There plum tomatoes are in tomato juce and are brightly coloured. They are low in calories (34 Kcals per 100g) and only have a trace of saturated fat.
I occasionally eat them on their own (normally when i'm trying to cut back on calories!), and they are tasty. They taste quite sweet (5.6g per 100g) but I do tend to sprinkle a little salt and pepper to add a little flavour. If you are eating them on their own, or on toast, make sure that you don't over heat, because they will fall appart, even so the taste still remains good.
They are always handy as a store cupboard ingredient. I always use them to make my own sauce when making bolognaise, chilli con carnie and curry. To me it doesn't matter if they fall appart in a sauce. They are more like chopped tomatoes then.
Even if you are unsure of the value range, I recommend you give the value tomatoes a go. If you decide that you don't like them you have only wasted a few pennies, but if you do like them you will save quite a bit if you regularly buy tinned tomatoes.
I haven't had tinned tomatoes in ages but I really fancied some with my dinner last night. I got lucky and found a tin right at the back of a kitchen cupboard that had been in there for God knows how long. I generally prefer the tinned tomatoes that are already chopped up into small pieces but I only had these so they had to do.
They are a Tesco Value product so they're very cheap costing only 31p for a standard sized tin. I couldn't remember whether these are one of those great Value products that are well worth the price or one that you should pay out more for as I hadn't had them in so long, but was pleased to find that they're one of the better cheaper products.
The tin was really full of tomatoes and I'd say that there were about 6 or 7 full tomatoes in there. None of them were broken up and they all looked very full and plump. The tomatoes were swimming in a very watery tomato juice and this keeps them soft and juicy. The only problem with the watery juice is that, once on the plate, it turns the rest of the food quite soggy, so you have to be careful you don't put much of the juice on the plate. This tends to be the same with any tin of tomatoes though so that's nothing bad about this particular brand.
The tomatoes heated up nicely in the microwave for a couple of minutes and they were delicious to eat. They were really soft in texture but didn't break up at all when I cut into them. The taste was very tomatoey but a little sweet too - perfect tasting in my opinion.
Although the normal Tesco (and other supermarket) tins of tomatoes aren't that much more costly (only about 15p more per tin), there's nothing wrong with these ones at all, so even a small saving of 15p is worth it I think.
They didn't seem like they were a Value product at all and I can't fault them so I'm definitely going to continue buying these ones. In fact I'm looking forward to going home tonight and finishing the rest of the tin with my dinner!
As I've become a bit more money conscious during the recession, I've realised that shop bought pasta sauces are a bit of a swiz. At around £1.50 for a tomato based sauce surely it is better to make your own and use it or freeze it as you see fit, thus feeling like the meal is entirely of your own creation and saving money into the bargain.
In accordance with this, tinned tomatoes have become an absolute staple of my weekly shop, from the quality of Napolina tomatoes I've also tried out cheaper alternatives and these are about the cheapest I've tried, I'll let you know they are well worth using as an ingredient for a meal and provide a tasty option at a very competitive price.
Ok this isn't going to surprise anyone, but this product is only available at Tesco's so don't go looking for this on the shelves of your local Waitrose!!
The tin looks horrible, a cheap looking white paper label with the wording 'Plum Tomatoes' in red and a picture of a plum tomato. There is the Tesco Value sticker in the corner, they only look bad in big groups where the paper labels seem to rip easily and make the product look very cheap and expendable.
31p for a 400g tin, this is great value as generally one tin is more than enough for a sauce for two. It is easy to buy 4 or 5 at a time for under £1.60 and feel like you have ingredients for at least five meals in the house.
Ok so you open the tin and out pours a tin of plum tomatoes, my initial reaction on first heating them was the deep red colour, but this is no different to other brands, there is also a sourness at first taste to the product but when you add onion, garlic and other ingredients this actually adds to the flavour and provides an excellent counter balance to other flavours.
I've used this product to whip up Pasta sauces, by heating the tomatoes through and then whizzing them with a hand blender on many occasions and also used it for Patatas Bravas and home made Salsa sauce, as well as part of a lovely fry up breakfast. It has come good every time and I do get a bit of extra satisfaction feeding it to others without telling them where the product is from as I believe sometimes we are influenced by price and this would stand equal in taste tests with pricier alternatives.
Tomatoes (60%), Tomato Juice, Citric Acid.
There are 18 calories per 100g so a tin has 72 calories in total, this is great being a tiny amount of your daily recommended intake. The product doesn't appear to have added artificial ingredients other than citric acid and appears to all intents and purposes to be a cheap, healthy ingredient.
Versatile, very cheap, easy to find in Tesco, this is a winning store cupboard ingredient that can be used in all manner of sauces. It tastes fresh and has a slightly sour edge which is a nice contrast to whatever your making it with. It is a 4 out of 5 product because of its price and is something I have no issues using in daily meals.
Tinned tomatoes are the one thing that you will always find in my store cupboard. I use them for numerous recipes as well as eating them on toast or with eggs for a quick lunch. I usually buy Tesco value chopped tomatoes as I think they are excellent value and as good as the more expensive brands. However I was shopping in a hurry recently and picked up a tin of value plum tomatoes by mistake.
Tesco value plum tomatoes come in a plain looking tin with the Tesco value white and blue colours. I really dislike the value packaging as it looks cheap and nasty and has, in the past, put me of buying. However you should never judge a book by its cover!
You will need a tin opener to get into the tin as there is no ring pull. On first inspection the tomatoes look a god red colour although are not the pretty elongated shape of the more expensive Napolina brand. The juice is a lot thinner than the more expensive brands and the tomatoes didn't hold their shape as well. In fact several of the tomatoes were already split in half before they even reached the pan! The instructions suggest you heat the tomatoes gently on the hob for about 4 minutes without letting them boil as this can spoil the flavour. All very simple!
Once heated I like to serve either on toast or as an accompaniment to a meal. The juice is much, more runny than other brand as this tends to make toast go soggy if you don't eat quickly! However the tomatoes tasted very good, with just a hint of sweetness. On reading the label I can see that 100 grams of tomatoes will give you just 17 calories so even if you eat the whole tin you only consume 68 calories! The tomatoes are high in vitamin C so and low in salt so are really good for you. I like to compare the value brand with the more expensive branded makes and in this case I have compared with Napolina plum tomatoes. Tesco value tomatoes contain 60% tomatoes with juice added. They sell at just 31p for a 400 gram tin. The Napolina brand contains 65% tomatoes with juice added and sells for 99p for a 400 gram tin-a huge difference!
Overall I will be buying these again as although the juice is not as rich as the more expensive brands they are very acceptable and at a bargain price!
Tesco Value Tinned Plum Tomatoes
Description: Manufacturer: Tesco / Type: Vegetables
If you have read any of my earlier reviews then you are likely to know that I am a big fan of the supermarkets own ranges which give me savings by spending less on posh packaging. This packaging gets thrown in the bin anyway so it makes no difference if it is cheap and no frills.
I have found that many of the products from these ranges have been really good, which actually surprised me when I started trying them. On that basis, I have been quite keen to try different things and save cash at the same time.
I am trying to lose a few pounds and also to improve my diet so have been making a huge effort to avoid naughty foods and eat the recommended five portions of fruit and vegetables a day. Tinned tomatoes count as one of these and so can be a tasty way to help meet the quota.
A 400g tin of these tomatoes cost me just £0.32 which is almost two thirds cheaper than some of the brand names on the shelves. Like all products in the Tesco Value range, these tomatoes have plain white packaging with blue and red writing.
You will need a tin opener to open these tomatoes as there isn't a pull off lid. The can be warmed on the hob, in the microwave and also thrown into stews and sauces such as bolognese.
The tomatoes are surprisingly plump and smell delicious as soon as you open them. The tin is quite full too unlike some cheaper brands which seem to have less tomatoes and loads of juice.
I have eaten these tomatoes on toast and also in bolognese sauce and found them to be tasty and juicy each time. The tomato juice is thick and tangy and the tomatoes are sweet and firm with no yukky green bits. They may not be quite as good as some of the top brands who have a richer tomato juice but they are pretty good and if I hadn't known they were a cheap brand, I wouldn't have guessed. For the price, these tomatoes will definitely be featuring again on my shopping list!
If you are a fan of tinned tomatoes or are looking for ways to get extra fruit and vegetables (did you know that tomatoes are actually a fruit, not a vegetable?!) into your diet then pop some of these into your shopping trolley and see what you think.
Nutritional values are as follows (per can)
These Tomatoes are good for the price, they have a nice texture and flavour to them, they are a good size too, about 2 inches or so for some of them, there are usually around 4 or 5 in a tin, these are in a 400g tin which for the size the amount of tomatoes in them it is an exellent amount.
I use these sometimes for cooking with, usually Spagetti Bolognese, as they are ideal to give the tomato flavour and if like I do use alot of tomatoes they are cheap to use up for those kind of dishes.
The juice in these are very good, and I have also drained them of the juice and used it in soups to thicken up a carrot soup without using the whole tomatoes, and then used the whole ones on toast as a snack, as sometimes the juice can be quite runny on the bread and I am not always keen on that so use up the juice so not to waste it.
I love cooking and trying out new recipes and try and find the cheapest brands to try new recipes and if the cheaper brand tastes fine I buy it again, these stay fresh in the fridge in a dish covered in cling film if you do not use them all at once as i sometimes do with them.
They are priced at 35p sometimes are a little bit more but all supermarkets own brand does vary at times from my experience.
The quality of the tomato is good but only down fall is sometimes the root is on them and I have to just slice it off which is not a problem,and for the price that is nothing, they are also kind of sweet tasting I think, they are nice though.
Someone once told me not to buy supermarkets own brand because they do not have the same taste but to be honest I have not found that to be the case in alot of shops own brands, but these are exellent, so try them and see what you think.