Chilled food reviews

Ginsters Chicken and Bacon Slice

Published on August 26th, 2018 Ginsters of Cornwall
3 out of 5

Pastry is very doughy when microwaved, but serving suggestion is oven, to be fair. Plenty of chicken – impressed! Filling also contains potato, not clear from picture. I was worried they’d pack it out with cheap potato but that’s not an issue here. On the downside, there are tiny indiscernible bits of pink – possibly… [Read More]

Tesco Meal For One Chicken Tikka Masala pilau rice bombay potato and onion bhaji

Published on August 19th, 2018
3 out of 5

I was embarrassingly excited when I saw this in my local Tesco, on offer for £2 (down from £3.50). It’s so big and ambitious for something you throw in the microwave for a few minutes. Reminds me a bit of the Tesco Meal For One; Sweet & Sour, Chinese Chicken Curry (4 stars – not bad!). I had… [Read More]

Riya’s Chilli Chicken Ready Meal

Published on August 5th, 2018 Riya's
1 out of 5

I have rarely seen a ready meal that looks so different to the picture on the packet. The pic on the packet looks tasty, inviting, generously proportioned. The reality is somewhat different. The grey-brown sauce is not very pleasant in appearance or in taste, completely ruining the meal. Battered chicken is always a risky one… [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 Ginsters of Cornwall
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.

Feasters Premium Burger Flame Grilled Deluxe with Bacon & Cheese

Published on July 1st, 2018 Feasters
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]

ASDA Tandoori Chicken Masala

Published on June 24th, 2018
3 out of 5

As you can see, very much on the oily side. Tasted nice enough though, and with a hint more smokiness than a chicken tikka masala would have had. The container is reusable as well as recyclable – you can store your leftovers in it with the resealable lid. Handy! Would have again.  

Riya’s Haryali Chicken Ready Meal

Published on June 10th, 2018 Riya's
3 out of 5

RRP of £3.30 is a little on the high side – would appreciate it more around the £2.50 mark. Plenty of chicken, and a tasty sauce, if over-generous with the salt. Looks very hearty and green – not spinach as you might expect, but coconut and mint (therefore quite mild too). Packaging a little annoying,… [Read More]

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!

Weight Watchers Lincolnshire Sausage & Root Vegetable Mash

Published on March 16th, 2018
3 out of 5

Seriously impressive that this is under 300 calories. Portion size looks about the same as any microwave meal and it looks pretty tasty! The root vegetable mash is pretty good and the sausages have a nice processed texture to them, and the ingredients look good. But man alive, this gravy is watery and flavourless. Such… [Read More]