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Stagg Pecos Pasta

5 out of 5 See all 5-star reviews

Chilled Food Reviews

Weight Watchers Lincolnshire Sausage & Root Vegetable Mash

Published on March 16th, 2018
3 out of 5 See all 3-star reviews

Seriously impressive that this is under 300 calories. Portion size looks about the same as any microwave meal and it looks pretty tasty! The root vegetable mash is pretty good and the sausages have a nice processed texture to them, and the ingredients look good. But man alive, this gravy is watery and flavourless. Such… [Read More]

The Original Patty Co. Jerk Chicken Patty

Published on March 5th, 2018
4 out of 5 See all 4-star reviews

Smells of BBQ. Very sweet aroma. Pastry holding up a lot better than the previous patty we reviewed. Very strong herb flavour, like an over-the-top lamb tagine. Quite a perfumey experience. Not unpleasant as such, but definitely hits you. Pleasant kick of chilli in the aftertaste. Reasonably well filled. Good ratio of filling to pastry…. [Read More]

Feasters Bacon Roll

Published on March 2nd, 2018 Feasters
3 out of 5 See all 3-star reviews

Chewy, hard base. 2 rashers of slightly flabby bacon. 1 sachet of ketchup. Easy and cheap. The bread is the real let-down here. 3*

Frozen Food Reviews

ASDA Slimzone Sausage & Boston Bean Bake

Published on February 16th, 2018
2 out of 5 See all 2-star reviews

This from-frozen ready meal packs in a mighty 3 of your 5 a day of vegetables. I didn’t know that when I bought it, but I am very pleasantly surprised! What more nutrition could a hungry student need? Oh but there must be a downside! Are they vegan sausages or something? *checks the packet* 89% pork!!… [Read More]

Golden Dragon Pork Sui Mai

Published on November 11th, 2017 Golden Dragon
4 out of 5 See all 4-star reviews

A bit of a faff to cook – no microwave option, and assumes you know how to steam things. I don’t. Still, I improvised, and the dumplings looked amazing being slowly sweated to a warm temperature. I left it for more than the instructions said, but still found my first mouthful quite cold so had… [Read More]

Kershaws Fish and Chips with Mushy Peas

Published on September 13th, 2013
3 out of 5 See all 3-star reviews

At first sight, this looks promising, and looks as though it really could be the fish and chip shop experience from the comfort of one’s own home. In anticipation I sprinkled salt, added vinegar and squirted ketchup to accompany what was, I hope, going to be a nice meal. The mushy peas are pretty good,… [Read More]

Aldi Sausage and Mash

Published on August 16th, 2013
3 out of 5 See all 3-star reviews

At 89p, very cheap. Impressive what you can get! The sausages have a nice Cumberland flavour, though are gritty in places. They’re quite generously sized, given the cost of the meal. The potato is surprisingly buttery and creamy, though the appearance and texture is very manufactured. What lets the meal down is, surprisingly, the onion… [Read More]

Iceland Beef Stew and Dumplings

Published on August 11th, 2013
3 out of 5 See all 3-star reviews

Tasty, succulent beef, although the pieces are meagre in size and there aren’t many of them. I also found myself chewing on a huge piece of gristle, which wasn’t a nice surprise. The carrots and crisp enough and sweet, very nice. I found the dumplings to be quite inconsistent – soggy to the point of… [Read More]

Food Cupboard Reviews

Heinz Macaroni Cheese

Published on May 13th, 2018
3 out of 5 See all 3-star reviews

2 servings. Microwavable. Ring pull lid. Nice and easy. Bit of an odd cheese sauce – slightly unpleasant aftertaste. Still, I ate it all. Can’t have been that bad. And it went down very quickly despite it being two servings!  

Pot Pasta Creamy Carbonara

Published on May 6th, 2018 Pot Noodle
4 out of 5 See all 4-star reviews

Remove the lid, disappointment – hardly anything in here! Add hot water, stir, leave for five whole minutes. Pleasantly surprised when I returned – the pasta comes out normal size! Sauce is deliciously thick and creamy for a “just add water” dish. Nice bacon flavour, though no visible bits. I wondered if there maybe wasn’t… [Read More]

Hunger Breaks Hot Pots “Texas” Beef Chilli & Rice

Published on March 12th, 2018 Hunger Breaks
3 out of 5 See all 3-star reviews

Nice and convenient – microwaves in under two minutes, no difficult assembly. Long lasting. The meal is mostly sauce, with bits of rice and small fragments of mince in it. It’s very wet. You’ll use a spoon for this. The sauce itself has a spicy chilli kick. Tastes like a perfectly respectable chilli. Shame there’s… [Read More]

Batchelors Deli Box Pasta: Cheese & Broccoli

Published on January 16th, 2018 Batchelors
3 out of 5 See all 3-star reviews

A little disappointing on first appearance – not much pasta here. But when you add the water and leave it, it does expand to be something more substantial. That said, hard to know where to fill the water to – the fill line is on the outside. The pasta ends up a little chewy –… [Read More]

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