Chilled food reviews

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]

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]

Ginsters Chicken and Bacon Slice

Published on August 26th, 2018
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
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
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
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]