Chilled food reviews

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]

Feasters Big Eat Cheeseburger with Crispy Onions

Published on January 19th, 2019
3 out of 5

Lots of bits here – I feel like I’m assembling a lego set. And I also feel bad for the environment – all those sachets can’t be going anywhere good. After assembling my masterpiece, I took a big bite. The onions give a nice crunchiness that provide a contrast against the rubbery backdrop of the… [Read More]

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]

Feasters 2 Flamegrilled Burgers

Published on December 15th, 2018
3 out of 5

2 burgers for £1.80 = 90p each. These are probably not going to be good. Ok, they’re basic – no cheese, no ketchup; just a hunk of processed meat between two stale slices of bun. And, it kind of shows. It’s a bit dry and tasteless – great if you’ve brought your own ketchup, and if… [Read More]

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]

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]