Food cupboard reviews

Hunger Breaks Hot Pots “Texas” Beef Chilli & Rice

Mar 12 2018
Hunger Breaks

Nice and convenient – microwaves in under two minutes, no difficult assembly. Long lasting. The meal is mostly sauce, with bits of rice and small fragments of mince in it. It’s very wet. You’ll use a spoon for this. The sauce itself has a spicy chilli kick. Tastes like a perfectly respectable chilli. Shame there’s… [Read More]

Batchelors Deli Box Pasta: Cheese & Broccoli

Jan 16 2018
Batchelors

A little disappointing on first appearance – not much pasta here. But when you add the water and leave it, it does expand to be something more substantial. That said, hard to know where to fill the water to – the fill line is on the outside. The pasta ends up a little chewy –… [Read More]

Sainsbury’s Bacon Brunch

Feb 24 2014

Potato doesn’t brown like the picture suggests. The bacon pieces are few and far between, and when you actually fork a piece, turn out to have a spammy taste. The potato is bland and uninteresting, given little flavour by the butter that smothers it. Filling, but not fabulous value for money. As already mentioned, bacon… [Read More]

Tesco Value Pasta in a Tomato and Onion Sauce

Aug 27 2013

Word of warning- takes an age to cook! I wanted a quick meal before my lecture, but this requires 15 minutes in the microwave- I had to return to it afterwards. Decent portion size, but the tomato sauce is a bit sweet, sickly, and bland. This tastes just like plain pasta with a little bit… [Read More]

Geo Organics Organic Saag Aloo

Aug 24 2013

Disappointing. 24% potato and 8% spinach makes you wonder what the rest of it really is, and the answer appears to be water. Bland, uninteresting, watery. Where’s the creaminess? Where’s the spinach? Other negatives include the underdone potatoes and the £1.80 approximate price tag. Still, it wasn’t dreadful, so avoids receiving our worst rating.

itsu 3 minute noodle pot Original Thai Flavour

Aug 2 2013

I couldn’t help licking my fingers after opening the sachet of “heavenly broth paste”, confidently named by the people at itsu. It tasted promising- a strong Thai lemongrass with a chilli kick. Unfortunately, I followed the instructions to the letter, adding boiling water to the suggested fill level. The result is a watery, bland mess…. [Read More]

Tesco Spaghetti Bolognese

Jul 26 2013

The mince has liquidated into the sauce, giving the sauce a vaguely brown colour. As ever, the spaghetti is soft. Tasty, filling.

Sharwood’s Korma Cooking Sauce

Jul 24 2013
Sharwood's

A bit sour. Nice, quick, easy curry, but it’s not a good one. Would be very disappointed in a restaurant. Ultimately a bit flavourless. Still, it’s better than no korma at all, and it’s only £1. I’d have it again, but I’m not blown away.

Harvin Pineapple Slices in pineapple juice

Jul 23 2013
Harvin

I found this pineapple to be surprisingly sour. That’s where it loses most of its marks, I’m afraid. Additionally, the pineapple rings themselves are pretty thin. And at 60% pineapple, 40% pineapple juice, I feel a little bit hard done by.

Loyd Grossman Korma Sauce

Jul 17 2013
Loyd Grossman

Tasty korma sauce. Would it pass in a restaurant? Just about. Nice and easy instructions. Doesn’t look the most appetising of kormas- it gets a bit “bitty” and appears to curdle a little. Does enough for two meals. This works out at roughly £1 per meal.