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    Tesco 'Light Choices' Meals

    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 !

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    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.

    Original Poster

    How they can sell 'light choice' sandwiches with over 50% of your daily saturates is beyond me.

    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!

    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.

    bluetigermobiles;7794325

    on this show that gave people a choice of a big mac or a prawn salad pre … 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)!!

    Original Poster

    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 ???

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    iNSOMANiAC;7794412

    I always eat those prawn salads in a bowl, or I used to anyway, one … 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 ?

    dog_cop;7794417

    what flavour is the fork ?



    Its a carrot fork.

    dog_cop;7794417

    what flavour is the fork ?



    for fork's sake

    "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:

    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!

    tony_s1;7794466

    "Light Choice" is just a Tesco marketing ploy to charge a bit more. The … "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!

    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.
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