Featured reviews

Hunger Breaks Hot Pots “Texas” Beef Chilli & Rice

Mar 12 2018
Hunger Breaks

Nice and convenient – microwaves in under two minutes, no difficult assembly. Long lasting. The meal is mostly sauce, with bits of rice and small fragments of mince in it. It’s very wet. You’ll use a spoon for this. The sauce itself has a spicy chilli kick. Tastes like a perfectly respectable chilli. Shame there’s… [Read More]

ASDA Slimzone Sausage & Boston Bean Bake

Feb 16 2018

This from-frozen ready meal packs in a mighty 3 of your 5 a day of vegetables. I didn’t know that when I bought it, but I am very pleasantly surprised! What more nutrition could a hungry student need? Oh but there must be a downside! Are they vegan sausages or something? *checks the packet* 89% pork!!… [Read More]

Tesco Meal For One; Sweet & Sour, Chinese Chicken Curry

Dec 17 2017

I was impressed when I picked this out for £2 at my local Tesco. It felt big and heavy. I actually had to read the packaging to confirm that yes, it is a meal for one, and I could legitimately pig out on this without any feelings of guilt or remorse. When I got it… [Read More]

Golden Dragon Pork Sui Mai

Nov 11 2017
Golden Dragon

A bit of a faff to cook – no microwave option, and assumes you know how to steam things. I don’t. Still, I improvised, and the dumplings looked amazing being slowly sweated to a warm temperature. I left it for more than the instructions said, but still found my first mouthful quite cold so had… [Read More]

itsu 3 minute noodle pot Original Thai Flavour

Aug 2 2013

I couldn’t help licking my fingers after opening the sachet of “heavenly broth paste”, confidently named by the people at itsu. It tasted promising- a strong Thai lemongrass with a chilli kick. Unfortunately, I followed the instructions to the letter, adding boiling water to the suggested fill level. The result is a watery, bland mess…. [Read More]

Morrisons Bistro Chicken and Roast Mushroom Lasagne

Mar 5 2013

Nice, strong, mushroomy taste. Creamy and indulgent lasagne. Plenty of tender, big pieces of chicken. Not enough cheese on top layer for my liking. At £2, this is fairly good value, though the lasagne isn’t particularly big. Knock a star off if you find it for a penny more!

Stagg Pecos Pasta

May 17 2012

When you open this tin, you’d be forgiven for being daunted by the task of eating its contents. It’s set like jelly and looks vile, and as you spoon it into a dish ready for microwaving, cutting through some overcooked penne pasta, you’ll think you’ve made a big mistake. But don’t despair! You have in… [Read More]

Tesco Value Beans and Sausages

May 17 2012

Okay, so it’s a bit of a cheese overload, but I was hungry and I deserved it after my exam, okay? The first thing that strikes you is the quantity of sausages- Tesco haven’t held back here, there are 7 tin-size sausages, more than other tin averages. The sausages are even softer than most tinned… [Read More]

Heinz Big Soup – Roast Chicken and Herb Dumplings

Apr 27 2012

Lovely idea, but the bowl the soup came in was making some very ominous noises in the microwave, and subsequently there was some leakage, so this wasn’t the easiest of ready meals to prepare. The bits of chicken are dry and dark brown, not very inspiring. The soup itself is passable, but has that generic… [Read More]

Fray Bentos Meatballs in Gravy

Mar 21 2012

Absolutely VILE. The first mouthful I took was a whole meatball- and I feel robbed on the “meat” part. This “meat” is akin to hotdog meat. Absolutely horrid. The texture is softer than banana, and it’s not as if the taste makes up for it. It’s bland, with some artificial meaty smokiness somehow infused into… [Read More]