Reviews by Chris Ashton

Feasters Big Eat Cheeseburger with Crispy Onions

Published on January 19th, 2019
3 out of 5

Lots of bits here – I feel like I’m assembling a lego set. And I also feel bad for the environment – all those sachets can’t be going anywhere good. After assembling my masterpiece, I took a big bite. The onions give a nice crunchiness that provide a contrast against the rubbery backdrop of the… [Read More]

Tesco Chicken and Asparagus Risotto

Published on January 12th, 2019
4 out of 5

Nice, simple instructions – 4 minutes in the microwave. Two things stand out for me: there’s quite a strong flavour of parsley (not a bad thing), and there’s plenty of chicken. Not sure if this is one of your five a day, but it feels healthy, and is 11% asparagus, with peas and other goodness packed… [Read More]

Rustlers Flame Grilled Cheese Burger

Published on January 5th, 2019
4 out of 5

As usual, a nice, meaty burger with a creamy cheese offset by a tangy relish. Rustlers have a winning formula and they know it. 1m15s in the microwave and you’ve got a tasty snack – which is a bargain when bought on offer for £1. The relish is a little too tomato-y for me, and… [Read More]

hEAT ‘EM UP Breakfast Wrap

Published on December 29th, 2018 hEAT 'EM UP
3 out of 5

This frozen snack is very minimal in its packaging. Are there two wraps? Does it come with cheese? What’s actually inside the wrap? Behold, fellow reader – Student Munch has done the work for you and answered life’s eternal questions. This is one wrap, cut in half. It’s presumably intended to be eaten in one… [Read More]

ASDA Meal for 2 Chicken Korma & Tikka Masala

Published on December 22nd, 2018
4 out of 5

I currently live alone, so don’t often buy into these “Meal for 2” things… but when I found this on sale for £1.65 I had to give it a go. You get a generous portion of chicken korma and chicken tikka masala, as well as a large pilau rice, four onion bhajis and two naan… [Read More]

Feasters 2 Flamegrilled Burgers

Published on December 15th, 2018
3 out of 5

2 burgers for £1.80 = 90p each. These are probably not going to be good. Ok, they’re basic – no cheese, no ketchup; just a hunk of processed meat between two stale slices of bun. And, it kind of shows. It’s a bit dry and tasteless – great if you’ve brought your own ketchup, and if… [Read More]

ASDA Slimzone Chicken Dinner

Published on December 8th, 2018
3 out of 5

This frozen meal had been in my freezer a few weeks, and you know sometimes you just need a health food injection? I was craving some vegetables, and this is allegedly 2 of my 5 a day. It took quite a while in the microwave – about 10 minutes – but the instructions were simple… [Read More]

Kohinoor Lucknowi Adraki Bhuna cooking sauce

Published on December 1st, 2018
3 out of 5

Wow, this is actually pretty spicy. A good, rich bhuna. Onion based and dark in colour. Too spicy though, for what it is. Taste profile: chili, a touch of cumin and ginger, but mostly just heat.

ASDA Extra Special Chicken Jalfrezi & Pilau Rice

Published on November 24th, 2018 ASDA Extra Special
3 out of 5

Quite spicy. Delicious, tender chicken – it has clearly been finished on the grill and has a lovely charred quality to it. There are about five pieces – which is about right for a ready meal. Nice big chunks of peppers. Quite a slow cooking time (6.5 mins). Combined with price and average portion size,… [Read More]

Speedfeast Chicken Burger

Published on November 17th, 2018 Speedfeast
4 out of 5

Soft bread, succulent burger with odd fake brown grill effect, and a generous sachet of mayonnaise. Was actually really pleasant – perhaps because I’m hungry! Can’t complain. Cheap and cheerful.