4-star reviews

Tesco Chicken and Asparagus Risotto

Published on January 12th, 2019
4 out of 5

Nice, simple instructions – 4 minutes in the microwave. Two things stand out for me: there’s quite a strong flavour of parsley (not a bad thing), and there’s plenty of chicken. Not sure if this is one of your five a day, but it feels healthy, and is 11% asparagus, with peas and other goodness packed… [Read More]

Rustlers Flame Grilled Cheese Burger

Published on January 5th, 2019
4 out of 5

As usual, a nice, meaty burger with a creamy cheese offset by a tangy relish. Rustlers have a winning formula and they know it. 1m15s in the microwave and you’ve got a tasty snack – which is a bargain when bought on offer for £1. The relish is a little too tomato-y for me, and… [Read More]

ASDA Meal for 2 Chicken Korma & Tikka Masala

Published on December 22nd, 2018
4 out of 5

I currently live alone, so don’t often buy into these “Meal for 2” things… but when I found this on sale for £1.65 I had to give it a go. You get a generous portion of chicken korma and chicken tikka masala, as well as a large pilau rice, four onion bhajis and two naan… [Read More]

Speedfeast Chicken Burger

Published on November 17th, 2018 Speedfeast
4 out of 5

Soft bread, succulent burger with odd fake brown grill effect, and a generous sachet of mayonnaise. Was actually really pleasant – perhaps because I’m hungry! Can’t complain. Cheap and cheerful.

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]