3-star reviews

Tesco Finest Cottage Pie

Published on June 22nd, 2019
3 out of 5

I may be the only person in the world who had this with charred broccoli and ranch dressing. It was a winning combo though. I apologise for the particularly bad second picture, which may have been somewhat distorted by the beer or two I’d had beforehand. It tasted better than my photography would suggest. A… [Read More]

Sainsbury’s Spaghetti Meatballs

Published on June 15th, 2019
3 out of 5

This didn’t look very appetising in my local supermarket – a splat of tomato on some rather fake looking meatballs, under a pile of spaghetti that will inevitably disintegrate on heating in the microwave. Still, I fancied something Italian, and I thought I’d review this for the benefit of you, my lovely dear reader. First… [Read More]

Tom Yung Goong Spicy Shrimp Soup

Published on June 8th, 2019 Tom Yum Goong
3 out of 5

Saw this in my local B&M and had to give it a try. I knew the final product would be a long way off the “serving suggestion” pictured on the lid (they’ve dedicated a whopping 5% of the picture to showing what’s actually in this pot, then slapped a couple of artistically engorged tiger king… [Read More]

Rustlers Southern Fried Chicken Burger

Published on June 1st, 2019
3 out of 5

I could have sworn I’d reviewed this already – I’ve reviewed a bunch of Rustlers burgers, and this feels like one I’d have picked quite early on! Alas, I haven’t reviewed it yet – the closest thing from Rustlers being the Rustlers Grilled Chicken Sandwich with Mayo (4/5 – delicious!), and away from Rustlers we have the Feasters… [Read More]

Grace Cock Flavour Noodle Soup Mix

Published on May 25th, 2019
3 out of 5

Chuckle chuckle, guffaw guffaw, tee hee. We’ve all seen it on the shelf of our local corner market, and we’ve all thought about buying it just to be able to take it home to say “who wants to try some cock”? So, in a review that may finally see Student Munch blacklisted from the web,… [Read More]

Tesco Beef Lasagne

Published on May 4th, 2019
3 out of 5

Bloody hot – like every microwave lasagne in history. Be careful not to burn your mouth. Not bad flavour though. The white sauce has a slightly strange aftertaste (nutmeg?), but it’s not too off-putting. As you can see, I got it for a “sell this before the meat goes off” price of £1.12, which may… [Read More]

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]