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    • earthmother
    • By earthmother 8th Jul 18, 12:30 PM
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    Tesco value range rebranding = worse products
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    • 8th Jul 18, 12:30 PM
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    Tesco value range rebranding = worse products 8th Jul 18 at 12:30 PM
    Or is that just me? For a few years now we've preferred Tesco's value products over the other supermarket value ranges, but since this rebranding started kicking in, the product quality is getting worse.

    The baked beans (now Stockwell) are watery (Asda's value ones went that way a few months back, so we'd swapped to exclusively Tesco until now, now we're back to Asda and their own brand as Tesco own brand are too sweet).

    The value chocolate mousse (now Ms Molly) and Tesco own brand low fat yogurts (now Creamfields) both taste chemical with an aftertaste - the kids won't touch them, and I don't blame them.

    Thankfully the luncheon meat and value chicken pies (I have a child who doesn't like the textures of the better brands) seem to have stayed the same quality, but that means these are the only two items keeping me with Tesco at all now, everything else is the same or cheaper/better elsewhere.

    Add the loss of the F&F/Direct delivery from the delivery saver, and I think I won't be renewing this time around.
    DFW Nerd no. 884 - Proud to be dealing with have dealt with my debts
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    • judexx
    • By judexx 30th Jul 18, 10:27 AM
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    I know that my local Tescos stock rotation "is less than optimal" (carp in other words) & now they have removed the best before dates..
    Originally posted by badmemory

    Definitely something fishy going on there !


    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
    Last edited by judexx; 30-07-2018 at 1:20 PM.
    • jenniewb
    • By jenniewb 31st Jul 18, 2:26 AM
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    Definitely something fishy going on there !


    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
    Originally posted by judexx
    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.
    • VintageHistorian
    • By VintageHistorian 2nd Aug 18, 8:02 PM
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    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.
    Originally posted by dontone
    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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    • Ken68
    • By Ken68 8th Aug 18, 1:42 PM
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    Value cornflakes were 45p for 750g's...now a new brand 75p for 750g.
    • toastrack
    • By toastrack 8th Aug 18, 2:48 PM
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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)
    Originally posted by Owain Moneysaver
    and here is the recipe from Delia on the BBC Food website
    Ingredients
    290ml/ 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
    • welshbabe88
    • By welshbabe88 29th Aug 18, 1:37 PM
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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.
    • earthmother
    • By earthmother 29th Aug 18, 2:33 PM
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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.
    DFW Nerd no. 884 - Proud to be dealing with have dealt with my debts
    • NineDeuce
    • By NineDeuce 29th Aug 18, 3:07 PM
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    Make your own pies and grow your own apples....
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