Kohinoor Gold Basmati Rice 5Kg – Groceries – Tesco Groceries

6 Feb

Kohinoor Gold Basmati Rice 5Kg – Groceries – Tesco Groceries.

i found this link when i googled kohinoor, but i did not know about this tesco offer at all, until i happen to walk into the tesco on the old kent road, purely by accident earlier today. 5kg bags for £5.50.

 that is the trouble with seeking out such offers like this. it is difficult to know of it before hand.

just luck i think that i decided to leave the bus 53 as it stopped outside the tesco in the old kent road for a change of driver.

 i was actually on my way to the aldi further down the road to buy the apples and oranges for 69p each pack.

i am glad i stopped off at the tesco. once i knew of this offer, i then returned to the store on my way back and bought the 2packs. it was just enough for me to carry. 

sometimes i wish they would let me know with an email or something. here is one time when i would love to get mail from them telling me of these offers.

that time when i went to morrisons and saw their offer of £9 for 10kg basmati rice, and then to  see the shelf empty of the bags of rice makes me wish morrisons would let me know which branch of theirs is giving these offers.

and the funny thing is these offers are never advertised. ah well, i guess we bloggers will just to have to post it and let others know; haha.

usually i buy the rice @£1 per kg. so these @1.10/kg is slightly more than what i would buy, but kohinoor is a good brand, and these are gold … which i think refers to their extra long basmati rice. i bought 2packs of the 5kg bags. i shall see if they taste or smell different , by which i mean better, when cooked. but their normal price is always £4-5 more and seldom do i see them reduced like this.

nowadays i am so used to basmati rice, i find it difficult to go back to eating thai rice which i used to do in the past.

thai rice are never reduced in price, and the ones i got, (when a batch was selling at £6/5kg;) are not as nice as i used to remember. perhaps it is a mistaken memory on my part. but i expected them to smell nicer and cook really nicely in discreet grains of rice, but perhaps it is my memory playing tricks on me and that they are never like that.

i have tried the long grain rice, sometimes they call it american long grain rice; but they dont cook well, tend to be very soft and mashed up because too much water is used, and if i use less water, they end up not fully cooked, a bit hard.

so i have given up buying these long grain rice. and they dont have much fragrance as well. they used to be cheaper than basmati, but not any more.  

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3 Responses to “Kohinoor Gold Basmati Rice 5Kg – Groceries – Tesco Groceries”

  1. Garfield Hug Saturday February 7, 2015 at 10:29 am #

    I love basmati rice too. My parents and I are hooked on it too. After eating basmati rice, no other rice tastes as good 😀
    I am spoilt now for taste ha ha!

    • alifesgayventure Saturday February 7, 2015 at 12:01 pm #

      is basmati nicer than thai jasmine rice now? the quality of thai rice must have gone down, because i can remember in the 80s in london when only thai rice will do for me as it has such a lovely fragrance when cooked. i thought it was just me when i notice now it has not got that fragrance anymore, but from what u say, it seems the quality has gone down. maybe there is a lot of fakes going on, or adulterated thai with normal rice. i know in uk, no one of authority can ever know if it is mixed with other rice, as outwardly thai rice looks like any long grain rice.
      ever since the ying luck govt in thailand has fixed the price of thai rice by subsidising the price of rice to farmers, in a effort to help the farmers, there have been alot of cheats passing off ordinary rice as thai rice.

      • Garfield Hug Saturday February 7, 2015 at 12:21 pm #

        Basmati rice is better for me. More flavorful. All thai rice no longer interests me after basmati. I alternate with US brown rice. It is nice & crunchy.

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