Tesco Fruit & Veg

I’m the first to admit, I’m a recent Aldi convert (sorry Tesco). However, having a £2 voucher from The Orchard at Tesco for fruit and veg, encouraged me to try for free from Tesco this week. I bought a bag of pepper stir fry, an aubergine and a pack of 3 peppers. A pretty standard part of my weekly vegetable purchases. There was a good selection in each area of what I was looking for, and each item was easy to find. The dates on the items were good, however I intended to eat the stir fry over the next 2 days anyway, and do not bother too much about dates on other fresh vegetables. Eat until mouldy.
I was pleased to see that the packaged peppers had a variety of combinations available, therefore I could avoid buying my least favourite colour. I eat peppers regularly and so 3 for 99p is very good value for me. They are regularly roasted in my household and accompany a variety of meals. Aubergine was firm and a good size. Both the aubergine and the peppers are still fresh 5 days on – as evidenced in the photo!
The only reason that my review is 4 stars instead of 5, is the lack of peppers in the stir fry! Generally this would not be a problem but I feel it is a stumbling block when it is advertised as a mixed pepper stir fry! It is a good amount of stir fry for 2 in one sitting, but also keeps well when splitting it over two days.

Tesco Finest Flowers

I saved my Orchard fresh flowers voucher for Mothers day and went in search the day before. There was a wide selection of flowers still at my local Tesco Extra, although they had definitely been picked over! I spent a long while searching as I was looking for a bouquet with a fair few still in bud so that Mum got the most out of them. I also wanted a bouquet with a variety of flowers in it. I settled for a Tesco Finest bunch, priced at £20, and with my voucher tried them for less at £15.

I liked the Spring-like packaging of the bouquet (as did Mum) and Tesco did also offer a wrapping service which I chose against as I would be storing them in water overnight. The flowers were brightly coloured and eye-catching which I knew my Mum would enjoy.

Tesco guarantees that their fresh flowers will last at least 5 days. I saw the flowers today, 5 days on, and they still look just as fresh. The lilies are all out, other than one and the bouquet is beautiful and bright. Mum was chuffed!