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Tesco value range rebranding = worse products

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  • jenniewbjenniewb Forumite
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    judexx wrote: »
    Definitely something fishy going on there ! :rotfl::rotfl::rotfl:

    Seriously though - Tesco must be laughing all the way to the bank, they can get rid of stuff near its best before date without having to reduce it, and claim that they're acting 'responsibly' by stopping consumers from throwing out fruit and veg just because of the date :mad:
    Tesco just give most of the reduced food to staff anyway- I contacted customer service (about something else) and picked up on their being fewer reduced items now and was told that staff get first refusal! Maybe not so bad if your talking about a Tesco Metro but a Tesco Express with loads of staff, this has meant there are almost no reduced items left as a result. Apparently it's now company policy (wasn't before) to let staff take what they want first before reducing for customers.
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    dontone wrote: »
    I had a whinge to Tesco on Twitter about their Quiche Lorriane.
    It used to be lovely, full of ham & cheese, etc. And had a nice texture and cooked lovely.
    We had one after the rebranding, and it was like eating a bag of onions, and hardly and meat in it.

    Wish I'd spotted this sooner as I've just had one of these small quiches and it had a really strong onion taste, it was horrible. I generally find that onion in egg really overpowers everything else. I think they should put "new recipe" on the boxes if they're going to change things. Will have to remember to check the ingredients label in Waitrose next time I want one.
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  • Ken68Ken68 Forumite
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    Value cornflakes were 45p for 750g's...now a new brand 75p for 750g.
  • toastrack_2toastrack_2 Forumite
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    Not sure why the 3rd ingredient is sugar syrup.

    In comparison Tesco Real Mayonnaise is only twice the price and has

    And Hellemanns is twice the price again and has

    (all checked today at tesco.com)

    and here is the recipe from Delia on the BBC Food website
    290ml/½ pint groundnut oil
    2 eggs, yolks only
    1 garlic clove, crushed
    1 heaped tsp powdered mustard
    1 level tsp salt
    freshly milled black pepper
    1 tsp white wine vinegar
  • welshbabe88welshbabe88 Forumite
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    What is the actual point of Tesco using fictitious 'farms' etc on their rebranding if people are unhappy with it? At least with Tesco Value you knew what you were getting. If people are buying them less than before why are they doing it?
    It does not fool anyone.
    Personally I won't be buying any of these pseudo branded items - and will be sticking to stuff that actually has the Tesco name on. But will seriously be thinking of changing to Asda if this continues.
    I shop online (have done for years) but lately there are much less products to choose from and stuff often out of stock.
  • earthmotherearthmother Forumite
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    Welshbabe88 - with some items, the Tesco label has been rebranded down to a 'Farm' as well as the Value being rebranded up - the low fat yogurt 6 packs for example - were Tesco at £1 a pack, now Creamfields, 15p cheaper, but with a horrible after taste.

    I've actually cancelled my delivery saver renewal now, after having had it for years - I struggle to do a full shop with Tesco, so am Asda with a side of Morrisons.
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  • NineDeuceNineDeuce Forumite
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    Make your own pies and grow your own apples....
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