Reviews reviews

ASDA Slimzone Chicken Dinner

Published on December 8th, 2018
3 out of 5

This frozen meal had been in my freezer a few weeks, and you know sometimes you just need a health food injection? I was craving some vegetables, and this is allegedly 2 of my 5 a day. It took quite a while in the microwave – about 10 minutes – but the instructions were simple… [Read More]

Kohinoor Lucknowi Adraki Bhuna cooking sauce

Published on December 1st, 2018
3 out of 5

Wow, this is actually pretty spicy. A good, rich bhuna. Onion based and dark in colour. Too spicy though, for what it is. Taste profile: chili, a touch of cumin and ginger, but mostly just heat.

ASDA Extra Special Chicken Jalfrezi & Pilau Rice

Published on November 24th, 2018 ASDA Extra Special
3 out of 5

Quite spicy. Delicious, tender chicken – it has clearly been finished on the grill and has a lovely charred quality to it. There are about five pieces – which is about right for a ready meal. Nice big chunks of peppers. Quite a slow cooking time (6.5 mins). Combined with price and average portion size,… [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.

Feasters Big Eat Pepperoni Deluxe Cheeseburger

Published on November 3rd, 2018
5 out of 5

Like a cavalier, I rushed this and microwaved the whole thing, omitting the optional instruction of ‘toasting the bun’. But it still came out great. Maybe it was because I was hungry, or maybe it just really works. The burger is satisfyingly thick and meaty, the pepperoni (oddly grouped together in a clump) adds a… [Read More]

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]

Sol & Mar Tortilla con cebolla Spanish potato omelette

Published on October 21st, 2018 Sol & Mar
2 out of 5

Very big – I waited until a friend was visiting before deciding to cook this, so I at least had someone to share with. And that was possible because this has a 2 month shelf life. Two options for cooking: microwave, or fry. Wanting the full experience, we opted for fry. Already brown before it… [Read More]

Lidl Deluxe Moussaka

Published on October 14th, 2018 Lidl Deluxe
3 out of 5

20 mins cooking with film, followed by 10 mins without. The meat is oddly citrusy and bland, in a forgettable sauce under an overlay potato-y layer (moussaka shouldn’t have potato at all IMO) and a congealed egg layer that never quite mustered the enthusiasm to brown. I counted three slices of aubergine (or eggplant –… [Read More]

Feasters Subs BBQ Chicken

Published on October 7th, 2018
2 out of 5

Nice and simple to cook. One minute, flip it over, another minute, done. The bread comes out seemingly soft and pillowy, and you think it’ll be good. Don’t trust it; it becomes rubbery and dry in your mouth once you start chewing. The two solitary chunks of chicken look quite sad in the bun, and… [Read More]

King Pot Noodle Original Curry flavour

Published on September 9th, 2018
3 out of 5

Nice curry flavour, not too hot. Think of a coronation chicken sandwich without the chicken… or the sandwich. Mango sauce provided gives a nice undertone of sweetness and clovey goodness. King size doesn’t seem much more filling than a standard pot noodle – I’m gonna have to double check the grams of noodles and compare!… [Read More]