Sainsbury's reviews

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]

Sainsbury’s Bacon Brunch

Published on February 24th, 2014
2 out of 5

Potato doesn’t brown like the picture suggests. The bacon pieces are few and far between, and when you actually fork a piece, turn out to have a spammy taste. The potato is bland and uninteresting, given little flavour by the butter that smothers it. Filling, but not fabulous value for money. As already mentioned, bacon… [Read More]

Sainsbury’s Basics Pork and Bacon Meatballs in tomato sauce

Published on July 2nd, 2013 Sainsbury's Basics
3 out of 5

These are a taste from my childhood, so perhaps I’m a little biased. These aren’t high quality meatballs by any stretch of the imagination: they have an odd, rubbery texture. They don’t taste particularly meaty. They don’t resemble anything on earth. But damn it, the sauce is a well balanced blend of tomato and sweetness,… [Read More]

Sainsbury’s Spicy Tomato Pasta

Published on March 28th, 2013
2 out of 5

These are large pieces of pasta, which has a “resize” effect- it makes the meal look quite small in the pan, because you can count the number of pasta tubes! The pasta is overcooked, a horrible squelchy soft. I’ve had worse (think school canteen meals) but it could do with more bite, texture-wise. It could… [Read More]

Sainsbury’s Chicken noodle soup

Published on March 28th, 2013
3 out of 5

The noodles have no texture, flavour or vigour. Nicely surprised by real pieces of chicken, albeit tiny. Authentic Chinese flavour, but no SUBSTANCE. Feels a bit like eating the sauce from a chinese dish, but without the dish. Tasty enough, would have again. Serving suggestion: add your own pieces of chicken/mushrooms. Though, admittedly, this kind… [Read More]

Sainsbury’s Coriander and Lemon Savoury Couscous

Published on November 26th, 2012
4 out of 5

Unlike the Ainsley Harriot cous cous I’m used to, this requires a lot of faffing about- not simply a case of adding water and waiting! I had to heat oil in a pan, stir fry the cous cous for a minute, add water, cover it, remove from the heat, leave to stand for 5 minutes,… [Read More]

Sainsbury’s Vegetable Curry

Published on October 10th, 2012
5 out of 5

Very good first impressions. Gorgeous smell, looks amazing. Fairly creamy, but nothing like a korma. This is just like the sauce you get with a biryani. Contains sweet potato, which I’m not a fan of, but this is tasty nonetheless. This is a mild curry which has a slightly warm feeling as it goes down… [Read More]

Sainsbury’s Chilli Con Carne

Published on September 19th, 2012
3 out of 5

Thick sauce. A little unpleasant; I wanted more kidney beans and meat and tomatoes, this doesn’t feel substantial enough. Very hot! Has a nice bite to it. The kidney beans have a pleasant texture, not too soft. This dish needs more of them! I’d also like bigger pieces of beef mince. Tasty, and certainly hot… [Read More]

Sainsbury’s Vegetarian Ravioli in Tomato and Herb Sauce

Published on September 12th, 2012
2 out of 5

Eurgh. A bit bland, stodgy and tasteless. Overly sweet. Not having this again.

Sainsbury’s Chicken Laksa Soup

Published on September 2nd, 2012
4 out of 5

Really gorgeous thai curry smell. Don’t let the word “soup” fool you- I tried eating this with a spoon and struggled! This is principally a noodle dish and you’ll need chopsticks or a fork. Lovely, clearly fresh ingredients, healthy stuff, one of your five a day. The sauce is just creamy enough, and has a… [Read More]