Reviews reviews

Tesco Macaroni Cheese

Published on April 13th, 2019
3 out of 5

I did not give this dish an ounce of respect. Bought on offer for £1.75 (RRP £2.65), I flouted the “recommended” instructions of oven-cooking (who has 25-30 minutes to waste?). I settled for the suboptimal “microwave” experience (4-5 minutes), without wasting a plate. I even flouted the “pierce film lid” instructions and instead peeled the… [Read More]

ASDA Hunters Chicken with Potato Wedges

Published on April 6th, 2019
3 out of 5

I was so looking forward to this, when to my great disappointment I realised it does not come with microwave instructions. You have to oven bake it. Damn you, pesky wedges! Fine. I conceded to the packaging and followed the instructions like a schmuck: I removed the wedges and set them next to the chicken-in-plastic… [Read More]

Sharwood’s Chicken Chow Mein Noodles

Published on March 30th, 2019 Sharwood's
3 out of 5

This didn’t look too promising at first glance- the noodles barely fill 25% of the pot. Bit of a faff to prepare – stir, recover with foil lid, 2 mins, stir, recover with foil lid, 3 mins. The end result is good. It smells nice and authentic, like a chow mein. And there’s 5% chicken, in some… [Read More]

Heat Me, Eat Me: Doner Meat & Chips

Published on March 23rd, 2019 Eat Me
1 out of 5

The packaging-to-food ratio here is ridiculous – a great huge box that takes up most of your student freezer shelf. Inside the box is a tray, wrapped in plastic. Inside the tray, there are a handful of chips – also wrapped in plastic. It felt like the world’s worst pass-the-parcel game. The chips rest on… [Read More]

Koka Chicken flavour Instant Noodles

Published on March 16th, 2019 Koka
4 out of 5

This pot of one-serving instant noodles was so huge on the local B&M shelf that I had to give it a try. I could barely fit it in my food cupboard when I got home, which served as a good excuse to rip into it and eat it right away. The noodles look a little… [Read More]

Tesco Hearty Food Co: 4 Bean & Cheese Melts

Published on March 9th, 2019 Hearty Food Co
2 out of 5

I saw these in the freezer section of my local Tesco and had to give them a try. 25-30 mins in the oven, and these little pale pillows of goodness fluff up into some awesome looking crispy pastries. The problem began when I cut into one. There’s an immense air packet inside each one; the… [Read More]

Island Delight Jamaican Brown Stew Lamb with Rice

Published on March 2nd, 2019
3 out of 5

8.5 mins in the microwave from frozen. Crap packaging, need to cut the film with a knife to get the contents out. Nice smell, quite sweet. “Spice Level: 3” (out of 3), according to the box. The result was disappointing, with only a touch of chilli that tastes vaguely Mexican. Has the richness of a… [Read More]

Nissin Soba Classic Noodles

Published on February 23rd, 2019
3 out of 5

Probably the best textured noodles you’re going to get in a pot. Whereas something like Pot Noodle is more like a broth and gets very wet, this one’s USP is its dryness – and it does give it a more authentic feel. The end result is quite an appetising looking stir fried brown noodles. The… [Read More]

ASDA Chicken Madras with Pilau Rice

Published on February 16th, 2019
4 out of 5

First of all, the packaging passes the quality test: easy peel film. No faffing around with adding water or anything either – just heat for 3 mins, stir, heat for 3 mins, eat. Fibre 6g (recommend 30g per day), so eat five of these and you’re golden, except you’d then be at around 175% of… [Read More]

Mug Shot Roast Chicken Pasta

Published on February 9th, 2019
2 out of 5

“Fill to 15mm from brim and boiling water. Stir thoroughly”. As you can see, it doesn’t apply to my Mr Handsome mug. This ended up being a weird soupy broth for my pasta, which somehow managed to stay crunchy despite the ocean of hot water each pasta tube was now sitting in. I was hungry,… [Read More]