Chilled food reviews

ASDA Vegetarian Mac ‘N’ Cheese Leeks

Published on July 6th, 2019
4 out of 5

Bought this, reduced, and spontaneously, when I already had far too much in my shopping basket. Never go to ASDA when you’re hungry and you’ve just been paid. This would be a decent main course on its own, but I thought I’d have it as a side dish with my lasagne & salad. In a… [Read More]

Tesco Finest Cottage Pie

Published on June 22nd, 2019
3 out of 5

I may be the only person in the world who had this with charred broccoli and ranch dressing. It was a winning combo though. I apologise for the particularly bad second picture, which may have been somewhat distorted by the beer or two I’d had beforehand. It tasted better than my photography would suggest. A… [Read More]

Sainsbury’s Spaghetti Meatballs

Published on June 15th, 2019
3 out of 5

This didn’t look very appetising in my local supermarket – a splat of tomato on some rather fake looking meatballs, under a pile of spaghetti that will inevitably disintegrate on heating in the microwave. Still, I fancied something Italian, and I thought I’d review this for the benefit of you, my lovely dear reader. First… [Read More]

Rustlers Southern Fried Chicken Burger

Published on June 1st, 2019
3 out of 5

I could have sworn I’d reviewed this already – I’ve reviewed a bunch of Rustlers burgers, and this feels like one I’d have picked quite early on! Alas, I haven’t reviewed it yet – the closest thing from Rustlers being the Rustlers Grilled Chicken Sandwich with Mayo (4/5 – delicious!), and away from Rustlers we have the Feasters… [Read More]

Kingston Town Jerk Chicken with Rice & Peas

Published on May 11th, 2019
4 out of 5

Two whole chicken thighs – that’s impressive for a ready meal! The rice is very saucey, but it’s not overly tomatoey. It actually stops the meal from being too dry. Kinda salty, but tastes great. A bit pricey but good quality.£3.80 RRP. Around the £3.20 mark would be better.

Tesco Beef Lasagne

Published on May 4th, 2019
3 out of 5

Bloody hot – like every microwave lasagne in history. Be careful not to burn your mouth. Not bad flavour though. The white sauce has a slightly strange aftertaste (nutmeg?), but it’s not too off-putting. As you can see, I got it for a “sell this before the meat goes off” price of £1.12, which may… [Read More]

ASDA Toad in the Hole

Published on April 27th, 2019
2 out of 5

Sausages are bland, bready and tasteless. The batter is a bit crunchy on top and doughy underneath. Disappointing.

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]

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]