Featured reviews

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.

ASDA Hunters Chicken with Potato Wedges

Published on April 6th, 2019
3 out of 5

I was so looking forward to this, when to my great disappointment I realised it does not come with microwave instructions. You have to oven bake it. Damn you, pesky wedges! Fine. I conceded to the packaging and followed the instructions like a schmuck: I removed the wedges and set them next to the chicken-in-plastic… [Read More]

Heat Me, Eat Me: Doner Meat & Chips

Published on March 23rd, 2019 Eat Me
1 out of 5

The packaging-to-food ratio here is ridiculous – a great huge box that takes up most of your student freezer shelf. Inside the box is a tray, wrapped in plastic. Inside the tray, there are a handful of chips – also wrapped in plastic. It felt like the world’s worst pass-the-parcel game. The chips rest on… [Read More]

Tesco Hearty Food Co: 4 Bean & Cheese Melts

Published on March 9th, 2019 Hearty Food Co
2 out of 5

I saw these in the freezer section of my local Tesco and had to give them a try. 25-30 mins in the oven, and these little pale pillows of goodness fluff up into some awesome looking crispy pastries. The problem began when I cut into one. There’s an immense air packet inside each one; the… [Read More]

Nissin Soba Classic Noodles

Published on February 23rd, 2019
3 out of 5

Probably the best textured noodles you’re going to get in a pot. Whereas something like Pot Noodle is more like a broth and gets very wet, this one’s USP is its dryness – and it does give it a more authentic feel. The end result is quite an appetising looking stir fried brown noodles. The… [Read More]

Hungry Joe’s Chicken Curry with Rice & Naan

Published on January 26th, 2019
3 out of 5

I’ve not come across Seriously Hungry Joe’s before. With a name like that, it’s got an expectation to fulfil, and boy does it fill it. For a microwaveable meal, this is a big curry – there’s plenty of curry, plenty of rice, and a naan, which should leave you feeling pretty full. The downside is the… [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 Big Eat Pepperoni Deluxe Cheeseburger

Published on November 3rd, 2018
5 out of 5

Like a cavalier, I rushed this and microwaved the whole thing, omitting the optional instruction of ‘toasting the bun’. But it still came out great. Maybe it was because I was hungry, or maybe it just really works. The burger is satisfyingly thick and meaty, the pepperoni (oddly grouped together in a clump) adds a… [Read More]

Lidl Deluxe Moussaka

Published on October 14th, 2018 Lidl Deluxe
3 out of 5

20 mins cooking with film, followed by 10 mins without. The meat is oddly citrusy and bland, in a forgettable sauce under an overlay potato-y layer (moussaka shouldn’t have potato at all IMO) and a congealed egg layer that never quite mustered the enthusiasm to brown. I counted three slices of aubergine (or eggplant –… [Read More]

Riya’s Chilli Chicken Ready Meal

Published on August 5th, 2018
1 out of 5

I have rarely seen a ready meal that looks so different to the picture on the packet. The pic on the packet looks tasty, inviting, generously proportioned. The reality is somewhat different. The grey-brown sauce is not very pleasant in appearance or in taste, completely ruining the meal. Battered chicken is always a risky one… [Read More]