2-star reviews

Pot Rice Chicken Risotto

Published on October 12th, 2019
2 out of 5

First mouthful very salty. This turns out to be a little ‘bomb’ of flavour powder that hadn’t been mixed properly. (I did stir this thing, several times). Tastes like mushroom soup. But even with that texture, the rice is still quite chewy. Claims to have 2% chicken, but I couldn’t find any. VERY hot. Burned… [Read More]

Mama Cup Rice Vermicelli Shrimp Tom Yum

Published on September 21st, 2019 Mama
2 out of 5

This was pretty poor. First of all, it’s wrapped in an unnecessary layer of plastic. I’m trying to get more eco conscious and this really isn’t helping. The pot seems way oversized for what noodles are in there, but this is an illusion and it does actually fill up and absorb the water well. But… [Read More]

Mama Cup Chicken Flavour Noodles

Published on July 20th, 2019 Mama
2 out of 5

Good portion of noodles. Amazed that all the water got absorbed – check that fill line! A little bland at the beginning, but a subtle chicken flavour coming through. But salty towards the end. “Textured soy protein”, rather than real chicken. Maybe I’m spoiled by other pot noodles LINK. But they’re really unappetising looking, and… [Read More]

Naked Noodle: The Big One Fiery Chicken Panang Thai Egg Noodles

Published on July 13th, 2019
2 out of 5

Given the sheer size of this pot (and the name, “The Big One”, which is a promise it had better well keep), I was disappointed to open the lid and find only a small mound of noodles at the bottom. I had a choice of 3 fill levels depending on how thin I wanted my… [Read More]

ASDA Toad in the Hole

Published on April 27th, 2019
2 out of 5

Sausages are bland, bready and tasteless. The batter is a bit crunchy on top and doughy underneath. Disappointing.

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]

Mug Shot Roast Chicken Pasta

Published on February 9th, 2019
2 out of 5

“Fill to 15mm from brim and boiling water. Stir thoroughly”. As you can see, it doesn’t apply to my Mr Handsome mug. This ended up being a weird soupy broth for my pasta, which somehow managed to stay crunchy despite the ocean of hot water each pasta tube was now sitting in. I was hungry,… [Read More]

Sol & Mar Tortilla con cebolla Spanish potato omelette

Published on October 21st, 2018 Sol & Mar
2 out of 5

Very big – I waited until a friend was visiting before deciding to cook this, so I at least had someone to share with. And that was possible because this has a 2 month shelf life. Two options for cooking: microwave, or fry. Wanting the full experience, we opted for fry. Already brown before it… [Read More]

Feasters Subs BBQ Chicken

Published on October 7th, 2018
2 out of 5

Nice and simple to cook. One minute, flip it over, another minute, done. The bread comes out seemingly soft and pillowy, and you think it’ll be good. Don’t trust it; it becomes rubbery and dry in your mouth once you start chewing. The two solitary chunks of chicken look quite sad in the bun, and… [Read More]

Weight Watchers Italian Chicken Lasagne

Published on February 23rd, 2018
2 out of 5

As you can see, this became a watery mess. That would be ok if it was an indulgent wateriness, but it really wasn’t. I’ve tasted more cheese at a vegan’s banquet. I’m sure a dirtier metaphor exists if you want to spice up the review. Speaking of spice, the odd mushed up chicken filling has a… [Read More]