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Tesco Finest British Ham On The Bone -Was £16, Now £8
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Old 10-12-2011, 1:19 AM
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Default Tesco Finest British Ham On The Bone -Was £16, Now £8

As the title says.

1.5k cooked ham on the bone (that's a lot of ham!).

Mine has a use by of 27th December so good for Christmas but I couldn't wait that long.

Sadly I forgot we are away this weekend so we are binge eating it at the moment.
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As the title says.

1.5k cooked ham on the bone (that's a lot of ham!).

Mine has a use by of 27th December so good for Christmas but I couldn't wait that long.

Sadly I forgot we are away this weekend so we are binge eating it at the moment.
Was this pre-packed or off the deli counter please? TIA
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They are down the meat isle.
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Think this is the same as the one we got last year. It was only £7 though. It was delicious and a great buy. It did us on Christmas day ( along side the turkey) then loads of sandwiches over the next few days.
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Would this be ok to cut up and freeze in portions?

Only me likes ham in this house..
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Would this be ok to cut up and freeze in portions?

Only me likes ham in this house..
It would but I find that ham and bacon tend to be quite salty once they have been frozen.
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Was this pre-packed or off the deli counter please? TIA
If its the one I'm thinking of it isn't sliced already it's still on the bone for you to carve at home. It's pre packed and usually near the pre packed cooked meats or with Xmas chilled foods.
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Yes on the bone I've just picked 1 up
All 27 Dec dates
Is it worth £16 
Is it worth £8 
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So is it worth £8?
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My store had them dated 02 Jan so even better, just be careful as my one had a lot of bone!!! Sounds stupid I know but didn't get a lot of meat off it!! Lovely meat though.

The one I get for boxing day will be boneless!
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My store had them dated 02 Jan so even better, just be careful as my one had a lot of bone!!! Sounds stupid I know but didn't get a lot of meat off it!! Lovely meat though.

The one I get for boxing day will be boneless!
Hmm. Could you tell how much bone there was from looking at it or was the sticking out bit of bone quite narrow? Sounds even more rididculous than your post but important! I'm tempted at £8 but might just do the boneless joint I always do.
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Its like a triangular bone so hard to judge loubyloo, you should be able to feel how close to the surface the bone is! Ones that are soft all the way round will have the most meat on! The harder ones will have more bone!
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I got one of these last year and I was disappointed as there was almost more bone than meat! I'd expected a lot more meat for that money.

I find it's best to get a boneless ham joint and cook it yourself, at least that way you know how much meat you are getting, and the boneless ham joints are at some pretty good prices in most supermarkets just now.
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I had two these last year but no way were they £8, i think £6 or even less.............. £18 is just dreamland price...... Was really nice though.......

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the price of £16 is another one of Tesco's cons! These were £7 last year with no silly 'usual price of £xx', just a straight £7. But to be honest it wasn't worth even £7 for the amount of decent meat on it. Far too much bone in there and impossible to tell before purchase just how much of it was bone.

I'll not be buying one this year. Once bitten, twice shy Tesco
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1.5k cooked ham on the bone (that's a lot of ham!).

but you certainly don't get 1.5k of meat! Most of that is the weight of the bone.

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Wasn't this £7 last year and £6 the year before? Think we might need to worry more about hyper-inflation that the collapse of the euro. They were nice though.
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the price of £16 is another one of Tesco's cons! These were £7 last year with no silly 'usual price of £xx', just a straight £7. But to be honest it wasn't worth even £7 for the amount of decent meat on it. Far too much bone in there and impossible to tell before purchase just how much of it was bone.

I'll not be buying one this year. Once bitten, twice shy Tesco
what u gonna buy? any alternative, i lookin for some good ham at a reasonable price for xmas xx
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what u gonna buy? any alternative, i lookin for some good ham at a reasonable price for xmas xx
Last weekend I roasted one of the gammon on the bones which are on offer in Tesco. Mine was £15-ish I think, but massive. Just roasted with foil over it, didn't boil. It was gorgeous. I bought another, might do that in the slow cooker.
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what u gonna buy? any alternative, i lookin for some good ham at a reasonable price for xmas xx
I bought an uncooked Wiltshire Cure ham joint in Tesco yesterday. They are currently reduced from £9.99 a kilo to £4.99 a kilo, and I got one about 1.9 kilos. These are off the bone so that is all meat. It was about £9.50 but I then used the £2 off Christmas ham joints that I had from some Tesco booklet I'd picked up in store at some point so it came to £7.50.

But for that I know I've got a gorgeous ham joint that will be all meat and no waste

But they also have lots of other different small and large uncooked ham joints at very good prices at the moment so go have a browse
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