Reviews by Chris Ashton

Tesco Finest Cottage Pie

Published on June 22nd, 2019
3 out of 5

I may be the only person in the world who had this with charred broccoli and ranch dressing. It was a winning combo though. I apologise for the particularly bad second picture, which may have been somewhat distorted by the beer or two I’d had beforehand. It tasted better than my photography would suggest. A… [Read More]

Sainsbury’s Spaghetti Meatballs

Published on June 15th, 2019
3 out of 5

This didn’t look very appetising in my local supermarket – a splat of tomato on some rather fake looking meatballs, under a pile of spaghetti that will inevitably disintegrate on heating in the microwave. Still, I fancied something Italian, and I thought I’d review this for the benefit of you, my lovely dear reader. First… [Read More]

Tom Yung Goong Spicy Shrimp Soup

Published on June 8th, 2019 Tom Yum Goong
3 out of 5

Saw this in my local B&M and had to give it a try. I knew the final product would be a long way off the “serving suggestion” pictured on the lid (they’ve dedicated a whopping 5% of the picture to showing what’s actually in this pot, then slapped a couple of artistically engorged tiger king… [Read More]

Rustlers Southern Fried Chicken Burger

Published on June 1st, 2019
3 out of 5

I could have sworn I’d reviewed this already – I’ve reviewed a bunch of Rustlers burgers, and this feels like one I’d have picked quite early on! Alas, I haven’t reviewed it yet – the closest thing from Rustlers being the Rustlers Grilled Chicken Sandwich with Mayo (4/5 – delicious!), and away from Rustlers we have the Feasters… [Read More]

Grace Cock Flavour Noodle Soup Mix

Published on May 25th, 2019
3 out of 5

Chuckle chuckle, guffaw guffaw, tee hee. We’ve all seen it on the shelf of our local corner market, and we’ve all thought about buying it just to be able to take it home to say “who wants to try some cock”? So, in a review that may finally see Student Munch blacklisted from the web,… [Read More]

Vifon Złoty

Published on May 18th, 2019 Vifon
4 out of 5

You know when you see something on a shelf and you… just don’t know what it is? Most people just keep on walking. Not I. I pick up the packet and shove it in the trolley. Ready Steady Cook! So I have no idea what złoty or łagodna means, but the picture looks fairly innocuous… [Read More]

Kingston Town Jerk Chicken with Rice & Peas

Published on May 11th, 2019
4 out of 5

Two whole chicken thighs – that’s impressive for a ready meal! The rice is very saucey, but it’s not overly tomatoey. It actually stops the meal from being too dry. Kinda salty, but tastes great. A bit pricey but good quality.£3.80 RRP. Around the £3.20 mark would be better.

Tesco Beef Lasagne

Published on May 4th, 2019
3 out of 5

Bloody hot – like every microwave lasagne in history. Be careful not to burn your mouth. Not bad flavour though. The white sauce has a slightly strange aftertaste (nutmeg?), but it’s not too off-putting. As you can see, I got it for a “sell this before the meat goes off” price of £1.12, which may… [Read More]

ASDA Toad in the Hole

Published on April 27th, 2019
2 out of 5

Sausages are bland, bready and tasteless. The batter is a bit crunchy on top and doughy underneath. Disappointing.

Blue Dragon Spicy Thai Flavour Noodle Wok

Published on April 20th, 2019 Blue Dragon
4 out of 5

Lots of packaging. Fork provided, so no washing up. Strong kick of chili – really quite spicy actually! Moderate lemongrass flavour. Enjoyed that much more than expected.