4-star reviews

Rustlers Sausage Muffin

Published on May 1st, 2021

Delicious! Muffin is nicely chewy, holds up well after being in the microwave. Sausage patty is nicely fatty and the cheese comfortably covers the whole surface area. Easy prep – 65 seconds in the microwave, job done!

4 out of 5

Wasabi Chicken Katsu Yakisoba

Published on April 17th, 2021

Surprisingly good value – I got this for £3.50. It is a large portion of food, and satisfied me fully for lunch. Considering this is a household name and not some own-brand, you get a lot for your £3.50. That includes rather a lot of packaging; a cardboard sleeve, then a plastic bowl inside another… [Read More]

4 out of 5

Charlie Bigham’s Chicken Thai Red Curry

Published on August 29th, 2020 Charlie Bigham

This is my third Charlie Bigham offering. I just can’t help myself when I see it reduced to half price (meals typically retail at about £7-8). Whilst I bought this on offer, it does feed two, so the £3.50-£4 RRP per person is comparable to standard ready meals. It takes a little more time than… [Read More]

4 out of 5

Jake & Nayns’ Mexican Chicken Burrito

Published on July 4th, 2020

This was nice and easy to cook – just open one side of the outer packaging to let steam escape, then pop in the microwave for 1m 30 seconds. The end result? A slightly daunting soggy/doughy looking wrap. But, taking a bite, it’s satisfyingly ‘full’ of filling, with a fair bit of chicken. It has… [Read More]

4 out of 5

Waitrose Nasi Goreng

Published on May 26th, 2020

Simple to cook, clean, good recyclable packaging. The only faff is the ‘plastic insert’ used to separate the sauce and the rice – but the result is worth it. Has a real, unexpected kick to it. You can see the flakes of chili on the chicken and throughout. A little beyond my comfort levels to… [Read More]

4 out of 5

Rustlers All Day Breakfast Sausage Muffin

Published on February 24th, 2020

A deliciously fatty, fast meal. It comes with the standard plasticy orange cheese, and a sachet of ketchup. Not quite the artery-clogging feast of the Feasters Premium Double Sausage Breakfast Bap with Cheese & Tomato Ketchup, but a similar result: meaty sausage flavour, filling, and a ketchup that cuts through the fat. The muffin has a… [Read More]

4 out of 5

Waitrose Vegan Mushroom Carbonara

Published on December 14th, 2019

Can there be a more quintessentially middle class dish than a vegan, Italian dish from Waitrose? Perhaps only if it the mushrooms were hand picked from the garden. But that wouldn’t have worked very well for this dish: my garden might just about grow a weed or two; nothing as rich and earthy as the… [Read More]

4 out of 5

Sainsbury’s Fully Loaded Meat Feast pasta

Published on November 30th, 2019

The ingredients list aren’t hugely promising: “smoked British formed ham with added water”. Formed ham. With added water. Doesn’t exactly make your mouth water, does it? Still, each chunk of ham feels suitably meaty at the chew. The meatballs are better ignored. They taste very much of sage and breadcrumb; it’s hard to imagine there… [Read More]

4 out of 5

Wai Wai Beef Casserole Noodles

Published on November 2nd, 2019 Wai Wai

Look at the pictures – that steak was delicious, but I take full credit for that. Noodles were a little overcooked but that’s because I was preoccupied with the steak. This ended up being a really full-flavoured beef broth. But it’s incredibly difficult to review something that takes second stage to that gorgeous steak. All I… [Read More]

4 out of 5

Feasters Premium Double Sausage Breakfast Bap with Cheese & Tomato Ketchup

Published on October 5th, 2019

This is an artery clogging feast. Pleasant sausage flavour, a bit softer than the McDonald’s Sausage McMuffin and less meaty, but still good. They’re big too. Frankly it would have been fine with 1 sausage, not 2. Ketchup cuts through the fat nicely. Zero nutritional benefit, but quick, filling, tasty junk food.

4 out of 5