3-star reviews

Batchelors Deli Box Pasta: Cheese & Broccoli

Jan 16 2018
Batchelors

A little disappointing on first appearance – not much pasta here. But when you add the water and leave it, it does expand to be something more substantial. That said, hard to know where to fill the water to – the fill line is on the outside. The pasta ends up a little chewy –… [Read More]

Morrisons Spinach & Ricotta Cannelloni

Dec 21 2017

Very creamy and decadent. For me, the spinach is a little too long and stringy and would have benefited from being blended first. There is too much emphasis on the cream and not enough on the cheese- I like a flavoursome, browned cheese on the top; this cannelloni didn’t deliver. *Review from May 2013

Tesco Katsu Chicken Curry

Dec 9 2017

Deliciously crispy chicken coating, with moist chicken breast. Jasmine rice is the perfect level of stickiness and complements the meal well. A good katsu curry. The downside is that the chicken has to be cooked in the oven for twenty minutes. Bit of a faff.

ASDA Chicken Korma Main

Nov 18 2017

Suitable for freezing – which I did – but no “heat from freeze” instructions, so have to defrost first. Not much flavour beyond “creamy”. You could argue that of any korma, but there’s not a hint of cardamom or cumin or other mild spices. Still, it’s pleasant, and there’s a lot of chicken. The packaging… [Read More]

Kershaws Fish and Chips with Mushy Peas

Sep 13 2013

At first sight, this looks promising, and looks as though it really could be the fish and chip shop experience from the comfort of one’s own home. In anticipation I sprinkled salt, added vinegar and squirted ketchup to accompany what was, I hope, going to be a nice meal. The mushy peas are pretty good,… [Read More]

Aldi Sausage and Mash

Aug 16 2013

At 89p, very cheap. Impressive what you can get! The sausages have a nice Cumberland flavour, though are gritty in places. They’re quite generously sized, given the cost of the meal. The potato is surprisingly buttery and creamy, though the appearance and texture is very manufactured. What lets the meal down is, surprisingly, the onion… [Read More]

Iceland Beef Stew and Dumplings

Aug 11 2013

Tasty, succulent beef, although the pieces are meagre in size and there aren’t many of them. I also found myself chewing on a huge piece of gristle, which wasn’t a nice surprise. The carrots and crisp enough and sweet, very nice. I found the dumplings to be quite inconsistent – soggy to the point of… [Read More]

Morrisons Fresh Ideas Chipotle Beef Chilli

Jul 30 2013

Tasty. Classic Mexican flavours. The torilla chips soften, which is a disappointment, but is to be expected. Lots of rice, not an awful lot of mince. I enjoyed this meal, but considering the meagre rations of meat and cheese and the abundance of rice, this isn’t worth the £2.50 I paid (and this was supposedly… [Read More]

Tesco Spaghetti Bolognese

Jul 26 2013

The mince has liquidated into the sauce, giving the sauce a vaguely brown colour. As ever, the spaghetti is soft. Tasty, filling.

Young’s Salmon Pie

Jul 26 2013

Nice parsley flavours in the creamy sauce, and the fish is tasty but turns slightly chewy in the microwave. It’s worth noting that the fish portions in here are meagre in size! The cheap cheddar cheese (try saying that over and over again really fast!) they’ve topped it with is welcome but seems like a… [Read More]