2-star reviews

Feasters Hot Dog

Dec 12 2017

Looks kind of off-putting when you take it out of the packaging. All sweaty, like. But I guess hot dogs are universally disgusting anyway. Smells good when it’s cooked. Ketchup & mustard are both provided. The bun comes out all chewy, making this difficult to eat without making a mess or screaming that the roof… [Read More]

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]

Tesco Value Pasta in a Tomato and Onion Sauce

Aug 27 2013

Word of warning- takes an age to cook! I wanted a quick meal before my lecture, but this requires 15 minutes in the microwave- I had to return to it afterwards. Decent portion size, but the tomato sauce is a bit sweet, sickly, and bland. This tastes just like plain pasta with a little bit… [Read More]

Geo Organics Organic Saag Aloo

Aug 24 2013

Disappointing. 24% potato and 8% spinach makes you wonder what the rest of it really is, and the answer appears to be water. Bland, uninteresting, watery. Where’s the creaminess? Where’s the spinach? Other negatives include the underdone potatoes and the £1.80 approximate price tag. Still, it wasn’t dreadful, so avoids receiving our worst rating.

Iceland Ultimate Snacks Meatball Subroll

Aug 6 2013

The bread is soft, soggy and chewy, and my first bite split the sub in two, making a very difficult and messy snack. The meatballs are far too soft and instantly instil distrust as to their contents. They taste pleasant enough and have the flavour of a bolognese mince, but where’s the texture?! The sauce… [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]

Iceland Minced Beef Hotpot

Jul 31 2013

Too salty. Unpleasant, overly dark flavour. Lots of potato, so quite filling, but ultimately skimping on the meat and veg.

Harvin Pineapple Slices in pineapple juice

Jul 23 2013
Harvin

I found this pineapple to be surprisingly sour. That’s where it loses most of its marks, I’m afraid. Additionally, the pineapple rings themselves are pretty thin. And at 60% pineapple, 40% pineapple juice, I feel a little bit hard done by.

Morrisons Fresh Ideas King Prawn Linguine

Jul 22 2013

The tomato-packed sauce ends up being watery, the king prawns tough and chewy and the basil undetectable. This is reasonable in terms of its taste, but unreasonable in terms of its cost. Not particularly filling, and far too expensive given the cost and quality of the ingredients. Not flavoursome enough nor exciting enough. A bit… [Read More]

Iceland Ultimate Snacks 2 Chicken Tikka on Garlic Naan

Jul 21 2013

Not really a naan bread, more of a wrap. Quite a messy eat. Tasty enough, but a bit sickly. Will give you bad garlic breath!