4-star reviews

Kohinoor Dal Makhani

Published on October 28th, 2018
4 out of 5

Has a baked bean texture but with smaller beans. Not too salty at all – a common failure among dals – if anything actually slightly on the bland side. It’s always tricky to review a side dish. Pictured here is half of the dal, along with fried courgettes, brown rice and Caribbean pork steaks. Unlike… [Read More]

Tesco Chicken Korma with Pilau Rice

Published on July 22nd, 2018
4 out of 5

Beautiful packaging – the two halves snap away from each other nicely, so you don’t have to worry about burning your fingers when you try to get it all out onto a plate. The korma is nice and creamy and the pilau rice is pretty spot on. £2.79 RRP for an own-brand curry isn’t too… [Read More]

Ginsters Pulled Pork Slice

Published on July 15th, 2018
4 out of 5

This pasty is filled with BBQ flavour pork, which is delicious and succulent. Plenty of filling for my £1. Recommended oven bake, but microwave was ok – bit soggy.

Pot Noodle Chicken & Mushroom

Published on July 8th, 2018
4 out of 5

Ahhhh, the humble pot noodle. A classic. The epitome of student munch. We know it’s not haute cuisine. We know it’s not particularly healthy. But by golly, it’s a British institution, and it will continue to feed students long after Brexit does or doesn’t happen. As the name suggests, it’s a pot of noodles. The noodles… [Read More]

Feasters Premium Burger Flame Grilled Deluxe with Bacon & Cheese

Published on July 1st, 2018
4 out of 5

This is that rarity of burger: it comes with everything. Most microwave burgers are missing some element – ketchup, or cheese, a bit of bite. This Feasters Premium burger has you covered. Not quite as sickly as the Double Stack Cheeseburger, although the bacon is predictably a little on the flabby side. It really needs… [Read More]

Kohinoor Bombay Egg Curry cooking sauce

Published on June 17th, 2018
4 out of 5

I saw this in Tesco and just had to give it a try. At £1.49, it’s a decent sized sauce that opens nicely from the packaging. No eggs in it, of course; you’ll have to hard-boil these yourself. The shelling is a bit of a pain but this isn’t pitched as a quick, easy meal! The… [Read More]

ASDA Slimzone BBQ Chicken with Sweet Potato & Butternut Crush

Published on June 3rd, 2018
4 out of 5

Takes bloody ages in the microwave (15 mins from frozen). Incredibly, 3 of your 5 a day. Decent amount of chicken. BBQ sauce not too sweet as feared, actually pretty good! Only 290 calories per pack. I don’t know how they’ve managed it! Sweet potato and butternut squash a bit tasteless.

Rustlers Grilled Chicken Sandwich with Mayo

Published on May 20th, 2018
4 out of 5

Nice and meaty chicken. Toasted bun is wonderful. Mayo gives it a good creaminess. Got it on offer – £1.05. Can’t go far wrong!

Pot Pasta Creamy Carbonara

Published on May 6th, 2018
4 out of 5

Remove the lid, disappointment – hardly anything in here! Add hot water, stir, leave for five whole minutes. Pleasantly surprised when I returned – the pasta comes out normal size! Sauce is deliciously thick and creamy for a “just add water” dish. Nice bacon flavour, though no visible bits. I wondered if there maybe wasn’t… [Read More]

The Original Patty Co. Jerk Chicken Patty

Published on March 5th, 2018
4 out of 5

Smells of BBQ. Very sweet aroma. Pastry holding up a lot better than the previous patty we reviewed. Very strong herb flavour, like an over-the-top lamb tagine. Quite a perfumey experience. Not unpleasant as such, but definitely hits you. Pleasant kick of chilli in the aftertaste. Reasonably well filled. Good ratio of filling to pastry…. [Read More]