Tesco Value Wrapping Foil
Foil is something we seem to get through in huge amounts in my household. Because we use so much, I don't like to spend a huge amount of money, so for the past few years I've been buying Tesco Value foil, which, at 90p per roll, is by far the cheapest option in my local supermarket.
The Foil Itself
Before I started buying this foil I used to buy Tesco's own brand version which is quite a bit thicker, so when I first started using this foil I was struck by how thin and flimsy it felt. I was a little concerned that wrapped sandwiches, for example, might not stay wrapped until lunchtime, as I thought the foil might rip easily in my bag. However, I have found that this hasn't been the case and, despite its flimsiness, this is a reliable roll of foil.
It is worth noting that unlike many alternatives available, this foil does not come with a dispenser - it is simply wrapped in clear plastic. However, I don't find this a problem, as I just reuse an old foil package to store my foil, which has a serrated edge to cut it. Even this isn't necessary, as the thinness of this foil means that it can be ripped easily using fingers, or cut with scissors.
Uses for this Foil
I use this foil for numerous kitchen tasks, and consider it to be a reliable and versatile item to have in the kitchen. The most common use for it in my household is for wrapping sandwiches for packed lunches. The wrapped-up sandwiches seem to have no problems surviving in the bottom of bags, and our sandwiches are fresh and still completely covered when it comes to lunchtime. I also often use this foil to make foil packages of fish and vegetables to bake in the oven, to cover a whole chicken whilst it's roasting in the oven and sometimes to line my grill pan to reduce washing up whilst cooking. I have even wrapped potatoes in this foil and baked them on the barbeque, and the foil stands up to the heat and flames just as well as more expensive brands of kitchen foil.
Price and Value for Money
As I mentioned earlier, at 90p for a 29cm x 25m roll, this is easily the cheapest type of foil being sold in my local branch of Tescos. I think it's worth the money, and now that I'm used to how thin this foil is, I wouldn't go back to buying a more expensive brand of foil unless I had no choice but to. In fact, I recently used a thicker, more expensive brand of foil whilst at a friend's house and hated using it (it felt far too thick and was more difficult to wrap items with than the Tesco Value version), as I'm so used to the Tesco Value variety!
Overall, I'm a big fan of this product. I like buying value products, as long as they're actually worth buying, and this is an economical product that really does do just as good a job as more expensive alternatives. The thin-ness of this foil does take a little bit of getting used to, but if you're anything like me, you'll get used to it very quickly and won't want to use anything else. I'd highly recommend this foil as it's a very handy product to have in the kitchen that can be used for all kinds of tasks, and am awarding it a cracking five out of five.