3-star reviews

King Pot Noodle Original Curry flavour

Published on September 9th, 2018 Pot Noodle
3 out of 5

Nice curry flavour, not too hot. Think of a coronation chicken sandwich without the chicken… or the sandwich. Mango sauce provided gives a nice undertone of sweetness and clovey goodness. King size doesn’t seem much more filling than a standard pot noodle – I’m gonna have to double check the grams of noodles and compare!… [Read More]

Batchelor’s Pasta ‘n’ Sauce Smoky Cheese & Pancetta Flavour

Published on September 2nd, 2018 Batchelors
3 out of 5

Pretty painful instructions. Add 250 ml of water, 100ml of milk, 10g of butter (optional), put in a large bowl, apply microwavable film (?!), pierce holes in it, microwave for several minutes and figure out when to stir twice during the cooking process. But I’m impressed with the end result. It has a nice smoky… [Read More]

Ginsters Chicken and Bacon Slice

Published on August 26th, 2018 Ginsters of Cornwall
3 out of 5

Pastry is very doughy when microwaved, but serving suggestion is oven, to be fair. Plenty of chicken – impressed! Filling also contains potato, not clear from picture. I was worried they’d pack it out with cheap potato but that’s not an issue here. On the downside, there are tiny indiscernible bits of pink – possibly… [Read More]

Tesco Meal For One Chicken Tikka Masala pilau rice bombay potato and onion bhaji

Published on August 19th, 2018
3 out of 5

I was embarrassingly excited when I saw this in my local Tesco, on offer for £2 (down from £3.50). It’s so big and ambitious for something you throw in the microwave for a few minutes. Reminds me a bit of the Tesco Meal For One; Sweet & Sour, Chinese Chicken Curry (4 stars – not bad!). I had… [Read More]

Naked Rice Japanese Katsu Curry

Published on August 12th, 2018 Naked Rice
3 out of 5

Easy prep. Choice of three consistencies – thick and intense, medium (recommended), and thinner sauce, based on how much water you put in. Quantities look rather timid when you take the lid off. It has real chicken in it – but less than 2%. Nice curry smell permeates the air. Rice is cooked ok, I… [Read More]

Batchelors Pasta ‘n’ Sauce Tomato Basil & Mascarpone

Published on July 29th, 2018 Batchelors
3 out of 5

In the interests of a good review, I followed the instructions to a T. Oven hob, measured quantity of milk, heat through for specified time, serve. A faff, and more washing up than I’d like, all for… crunchy pasta. And boy, is there a lot of it! Take a look at the last couple of… [Read More]

ASDA Tandoori Chicken Masala

Published on June 24th, 2018
3 out of 5

As you can see, very much on the oily side. Tasted nice enough though, and with a hint more smokiness than a chicken tikka masala would have had. The container is reusable as well as recyclable – you can store your leftovers in it with the resealable lid. Handy! Would have again.  

Riya’s Haryali Chicken Ready Meal

Published on June 10th, 2018 Riya's
3 out of 5

RRP of £3.30 is a little on the high side – would appreciate it more around the £2.50 mark. Plenty of chicken, and a tasty sauce, if over-generous with the salt. Looks very hearty and green – not spinach as you might expect, but coconut and mint (therefore quite mild too). Packaging a little annoying,… [Read More]

Wat Kitchen Chicken in Chilli & Thai Basil sauce with Noodles

Published on May 27th, 2018 Wat Kitchen
3 out of 5

Expected this to be a pot noodle but actually needs microwaving. Opened the box to find two pouches, one of noodles and one of the chicken in sauce. Looked around in despair for some scissors but no need – the pouches are easy-tear. Noodles are satisfyingly chewy and thick. They’re coated in a sauce with… [Read More]

Heinz Macaroni Cheese

Published on May 13th, 2018
3 out of 5

2 servings. Microwavable. Ring pull lid. Nice and easy. Bit of an odd cheese sauce – slightly unpleasant aftertaste. Still, I ate it all. Can’t have been that bad. And it went down very quickly despite it being two servings!