Sainsbury's reviews

Sainsbury’s Bacon Brunch

Feb 24 2014

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

Jul 2 2013
Sainsbury's Basics

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

Mar 28 2013

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

Mar 28 2013

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

Nov 26 2012

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

Oct 10 2012

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

Sep 19 2012

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

Sep 12 2012

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

Sainsbury’s Chicken Laksa Soup

Sep 2 2012

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]

Sainsbury’s Ham and Mushroom Tagliatelle

Aug 28 2012

Looks very creamy and appetising but has an alarming lack of taste. Why put unhealthy ingredients in something if we can’t even taste the benefits?! There’s very little ham to speak of, and even less mushroom. A satisfyingly thick sauce, but leaves you wanting. The ham tastes suspiciously like spam and doesn’t do much for… [Read More]