Advantages Good in pack ups or can be used as freezer bags
Disadvantages Thin and not very strong
These are an essential to me as i have many uses for them, they come in a rectangular cardboard box (recyclable) which contains 50 bags. The box is white and has the tesco value logo on the front, along with the product name (Food Bags). Per box of 50 is 50p which ofcourse works out at 1p a bag which is certianly a much cheaper alternative to other brands of food bags on the market.The bags are a decent size - large enough for a large sandwich, they're quite thin/lightweight and are transparent, meaning that if you use a couple and fill each one with different food, it's easy to tell which is which. The bag is sealable and the seal is easy to use, it just folds over at the top.
I make pack ups for my boyfriend everyday at the minute (apart from Sundays!) as i'm on a break from university and these bags keep the sandwiches nice and fresh, i've never had any complaints from him. He always brings his lunch box home complete with the rubbish in it (crisp wrappers etc), so i usually reuse the bag once it's free of crumbs. One bag lasts ages!I also put chopped up veg/fruit in one of these bags too, it keeps it fresh but my boyfriend usually doesn't eat it and by time he gets back from work the fruit/veg is soggy and gooey so the bags obviously don't help in keeping fruit and veg crisp. The bags are also good for freezing bread, as i buy bread in bulk. I just put 3/4 slices in each bag, seel and freeze. Once defrosted and the bread has been used, the bag can be reused as it stays in good condition.
The bags can also be used for portion control. My step son Taylor is sweetie mad, and if i give him a whole bag he will happily scoff the lot, so i usually devide a bag of sweets into 4 or 5 sandwich bags and then give him the sweets in that, that way he is unaware there are more sweets and is content with his little bag of them - it also saves money as it makes a bag of sweets last much longer. Obviously if you do do this, then if the child is young then supervise them as obviously these bags are a potential hazard if the child is anything like Taylor and attempts to eat anything!The bags aren't very strong so if you put say an apple, a banana and a peach in it, it will likely break. It's best to either chop fruit up or put it in seperate bags.
Overall they are brilliant value and i would reccomend trying them atleast once.
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