Tesco 'Light Choices' Meals - HotUKDeals
We use cookie files to improve site functionality and personalisation. By continuing to use HUKD, you accept our cookie and privacy policy.
Get the HUKD app free at Google Play

Search Error

An error occurred when searching, please try again!

Login / Sign UpSubmit

Tesco 'Light Choices' Meals

iNSOMANiAC Avatar
6y, 11m agoPosted 6 years, 11 months ago
Has anyone else noticed that these allegedly 'Light Choices' are nothing like the 'light' the purport to be. I was looking at their microwave Chicken Korma and was on the brink of buying it before I noticed the Birds eye normal, non diet Korma has 12% less of your rda of saturated fat, 7% less calories and less salt, and it was bigger !
Other Links From Tesco:
iNSOMANiAC Avatar
6y, 11m agoPosted 6 years, 11 months ago
Options

All Comments

(13) Jump to unreadPost a comment
Comments/page:
#1
Shocking isn't it!
also there are less calories in a coco pops chocolate bar than in a Special k cereal bar. Now that is nuts!
Alot of this was mentioned on that 100 calorie show on channel 4 a while ago. I think it was called my big fat diet.
#2
How they can sell 'light choice' sandwiches with over 50% of your daily saturates is beyond me.
#3
on this show that gave people a choice of a big mac or a prawn salad pre packed from a supermarket. they had to say which one has more caloris. the salad had over 200 more calories than the big mac!
#4
I looked at the nutritional information on light rich tea biscuits and normal rich tea biscuits.

Now there were slightly more calories in a normal rich tea but less saturated fat than the light ones.

People spend more money by buying light options but half the time if you know how to read the info right you're better off going with a different option.
#5
bluetigermobiles
on this show that gave people a choice of a big mac or a prawn salad pre packed from a supermarket. they had to say which one has more caloris. the salad had over 200 more calories than the big mac!


Ouch! Ive been eating prawn salad thinking it was good for me. And eating snack a jacks. Are they terrible for you too?(before i go buy more)!!
#6
I always eat those prawn salads in a bowl, or I used to anyway, one everyday. The rda of saturated fat in them has recently and inexplicably gone up to 50% from around 37%

I noticed they sell two types, one with a plastic fork and one without. They are identical except the one without the fork has more prawns and less carrot, yet the nutrional information stays the same ???
banned#7
iNSOMANiAC
I always eat those prawn salads in a bowl, or I used to anyway, one everyday. The rda of saturated fat in them has recently and inexplicably gone up to 50% from around 37%, also I noticed they sell two types, one with aplastic fork and one without. They are identical except the one without the fork has more prawns and less carrot, yet the nutrional information stays the same ???


what flavour is the fork ?
#8
dog_cop
what flavour is the fork ?


Its a carrot fork.
#9
dog_cop
what flavour is the fork ?


for fork's sake
#10
"Light Choice" is just a Tesco marketing ploy to charge a bit more. The same as their "Finest" range which is exactly the same old garbage they normally sell but with a bit extra sugar and fat to give it a more "appealing" taste. :roll:
#11
the prawn salad had loads of sauce on it so that usually is a give away!

the problem is most people just look at the exterior packaging and if it says 99% less fat they buy it without bothering to look at the nutritional information assuming it is lower in fat.

i have recently switched to nimble wholemeal bread which is 44 calories a slice compared to kingsmill at 140 calories a silce! which means i can have 3 slices of toast to kingsmills 1 if i'm feeling greedy!
#12
tony_s1
"Light Choice" is just a Tesco marketing ploy to charge a bit more. The same as their "Finest" range which is exactly the same old garbage they normally sell but with a bit extra sugar and fat to give it a more "appealing" taste. :roll:


Not just Tesco- they are all at it!
#13
99% of the time the "lighter" options are packed with salt to make up for the lack of taste.

They are equally as bad for you as the normal options.

Post a Comment

You don't need an account to leave a comment. Just enter your email address. We'll keep it private.

...OR log in with your social account

...OR comment using your social account

Thanks for your comment! Keep it up!
We just need to have a quick look and it will be live soon.
The community is happy to hear your opinion! Keep contributing!