1-star reviews

Heinz Cream of Chicken Pot Soup

Published on May 8th, 2020

£1.40 from Tesco at time of writing. A tin (as opposed to plastic pot) of exactly the same stuff would be less than a pound. It’s certainly easier/tidier than a tin – 1m45s in the microwave, stirring halfway, and no pan to wash up. All of the packaging parts are recyclable too. But the soup… [Read More]

1 out of 5

Heat Me, Eat Me: Doner Meat & Chips

Published on March 23rd, 2019 Eat Me

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]

1 out of 5

Riya’s Chilli Chicken Ready Meal

Published on August 5th, 2018

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]

1 out of 5

Iceland Special Fried Rice

Published on November 15th, 2012

The rice has no flavour. You can see the prawns and pork but can hardly taste them. Not a tasty rice at all- merely a filling one. Do not expect this to constitute a meal in itself. It is only suitable to be eaten alongside something that disguises its own blandness. Also pictured is the Iceland… [Read More]

1 out of 5

Traders Chicken Curry

Published on October 20th, 2012 Traders

Look at the picture- first impressions aren’t good! I had this with rice (not pictured). Horrible, chemical taste, heavily perfumed, eurgh. Not a pleasant colour- dark, unnatural. Quite spicy. The odd bit of potato and carrot here and there, and even less in the way of chicken. The chicken pieces are small and difficult to… [Read More]

1 out of 5

Fray Bentos Meatballs in Tomato Sauce

Published on September 29th, 2012

I dipped my fork in the sauce and tasted it- it wasn’t bad. This gave me hope! The meatballs were still horrid, but didn’t make me gag. The fact that I was expecting it to shows just how bad the previous meatballs were. The sauce is quite nice, very similar to other meatball sauces. The… [Read More]

1 out of 5

Westlers Hamburgers in Onion Gravy

Published on July 20th, 2012

Hamburgers in a tin were always going to be an odd one. I opened the tin and saw a splodgy mess of meaty paste. I scooped a hamburger out with a fork; it seemed a decent size. And the whole thing smelled quite good. I scooped the rest out, and there were the remnants of… [Read More]

1 out of 5

Red Lion Foods Chicken Tikka Masala

Published on May 17th, 2012 Red Lion Foods

The chicken is soft but quite dry. Saying that, these are nice big pieces of chicken, quite good value. The sauce has a potent aftertaste, quite perfumey and unpleasant- I genuinely had to double-check and see if my tin was in date. It didn’t help that there was a dark black stain at the bottom… [Read More]

1 out of 5

Heritage Chicken in Black Bean Sauce with Egg Fried Rice

Published on April 27th, 2012 Heritage

Very salty- the sauce was a struggle to eat here. Apalling packaging. This is one of those ready meals that has two layers of film, none of which peel off nicely, either before or after heating. This means making an absolute mess and potentially burning yourself by slicing a square of film off the packaging… [Read More]

1 out of 5