4-star reviews

The Original Patty Co. Jerk Chicken Patty

Mar 5 2018

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]

Port Royal Jamaican Beef Patty

Feb 5 2018

Quick and cheerful, this is a decent sized snack for 85p. Clear cooking instructions, minimal packaging, maximum ease. Putting it on the plate to microwave, it looks a bit thin – what you want to see is a patty packed with meat. 1 minute in the microwave, and the pastry comes out a bit damp… [Read More]

Feasters Cheese Burger

Dec 21 2017

Like its double-stacked brethren, this is quick, easy, tasty, good value. And unlike the double stack “cheeseburger”, this one’s separated it out as “cheese burger”. Make up your minds, Feasters! OCD aside, I can’t really fault these burgers. I’d happily have them again and again. For a 5* review, they’d have to be positively gourmet…. [Read More]

Tesco Meal For One; Sweet & Sour, Chinese Chicken Curry

Dec 17 2017

I was impressed when I picked this out for £2 at my local Tesco. It felt big and heavy. I actually had to read the packaging to confirm that yes, it is a meal for one, and I could legitimately pig out on this without any feelings of guilt or remorse. When I got it… [Read More]

Golden Dragon Pork Sui Mai

Nov 11 2017
Golden Dragon

A bit of a faff to cook – no microwave option, and assumes you know how to steam things. I don’t. Still, I improvised, and the dumplings looked amazing being slowly sweated to a warm temperature. I left it for more than the instructions said, but still found my first mouthful quite cold so had… [Read More]

Feasters Premium Double Stack Cheeseburger

Nov 8 2017

Burger offered two methods of cooking – microwave the whole thing, or microwave the burgers and toast the buns. In the interests of fairness I should probably have gone for the former, for a fair test against the Rustlers brand. But in the interests of my taste buds, I went all out and separated those… [Read More]

McEnnedy Cheese-burger 2 Chicken Cheeseburgers

Jul 18 2013

Really nice to see REAL cheese, not the plastic orange stuff you normally get in microwave cheeseburgers. The chicken burger is hardly chicken breast- look at the texture and you’ll see an odd fusion of textures reminiscent of bread, pancakes or egg. The result is an artificial firmness that has the taste of chicken but… [Read More]

New Covent Garden Soup Co Leek & Potato

Jul 16 2013
New Covent Garden Soup Co

Very tasty soup; creamy and rich whilst still being moreish and not sickly. You could be served this as a starter in a restaurant along with fresh bread and butter and you’d most likely be perfectly satisfied. The markup on this is huge- it probably cost Covent Garden pennies to make. I got it reduced… [Read More]

Morrisons Tandoori Chicken & Pilau Rice

Jul 14 2013

Something unidentifiable in the rice, looks like a cross between chicken and a cardamom pod. Anyway, the sauce is quite tomatoey and separates into water and solids a little, which isn’t pleasant, but the flavours are nice- much like a tikka massala but not as creamy. The rice is tasty but on the rubbery side…. [Read More]

Rustlers The Flame Grilled BBQ Rib

Jul 3 2013

Quick, convenient, tasty. The sauce makes it- you can’t taste much else. Nice chargrilled effect on the BBQ ribs. Soft bun. The price ranges a lot, from £1 to around £2.50. The star rating given in this review is based on a price of around £1.50.