3-star reviews

Tesco Macaroni Cheese

Published on April 13th, 2019
3 out of 5

I did not give this dish an ounce of respect. Bought on offer for £1.75 (RRP £2.65), I flouted the “recommended” instructions of oven-cooking (who has 25-30 minutes to waste?). I settled for the suboptimal “microwave” experience (4-5 minutes), without wasting a plate. I even flouted the “pierce film lid” instructions and instead peeled the… [Read More]

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]

Sharwood’s Chicken Chow Mein Noodles

Published on March 30th, 2019 Sharwood's
3 out of 5

This didn’t look too promising at first glance- the noodles barely fill 25% of the pot. Bit of a faff to prepare – stir, recover with foil lid, 2 mins, stir, recover with foil lid, 3 mins. The end result is good. It smells nice and authentic, like a chow mein. And there’s 5% chicken, in some… [Read More]

Island Delight Jamaican Brown Stew Lamb with Rice

Published on March 2nd, 2019
3 out of 5

8.5 mins in the microwave from frozen. Crap packaging, need to cut the film with a knife to get the contents out. Nice smell, quite sweet. “Spice Level: 3” (out of 3), according to the box. The result was disappointing, with only a touch of chilli that tastes vaguely Mexican. Has the richness of a… [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]

Feasters Big Eat Cheeseburger with Crispy Onions

Published on January 19th, 2019
3 out of 5

Lots of bits here – I feel like I’m assembling a lego set. And I also feel bad for the environment – all those sachets can’t be going anywhere good. After assembling my masterpiece, I took a big bite. The onions give a nice crunchiness that provide a contrast against the rubbery backdrop of the… [Read More]

hEAT ‘EM UP Breakfast Wrap

Published on December 29th, 2018 hEAT 'EM UP
3 out of 5

This frozen snack is very minimal in its packaging. Are there two wraps? Does it come with cheese? What’s actually inside the wrap? Behold, fellow reader – Student Munch has done the work for you and answered life’s eternal questions. This is one wrap, cut in half. It’s presumably intended to be eaten in one… [Read More]

Feasters 2 Flamegrilled Burgers

Published on December 15th, 2018
3 out of 5

2 burgers for £1.80 = 90p each. These are probably not going to be good. Ok, they’re basic – no cheese, no ketchup; just a hunk of processed meat between two stale slices of bun. And, it kind of shows. It’s a bit dry and tasteless – great if you’ve brought your own ketchup, and if… [Read More]

ASDA Slimzone Chicken Dinner

Published on December 8th, 2018
3 out of 5

This frozen meal had been in my freezer a few weeks, and you know sometimes you just need a health food injection? I was craving some vegetables, and this is allegedly 2 of my 5 a day. It took quite a while in the microwave – about 10 minutes – but the instructions were simple… [Read More]