Food cupboard reviews

John West Creations Salmon with Wild Rice & Lentils, Honey & Ginger

Published on September 14th, 2019
3 out of 5

This dish has lots of salmon – big chunks of it. The salad itself is very sweet. But otherwise is nice and healthy, with plenty of lentils and chickpeas. It’s definitely not very big overall – more of a side dish than a main. Think this was just under £2, which for salmon is not… [Read More]

Loyd Grossman Pasta Italia Tomato & Chilli

Published on August 22nd, 2019 Loyd Grossman
3 out of 5

Unlike a Pot Noodle or a bang-and-zap microwave meal, this thing actually requires cookery. Think butter, water, and careful stirring, and all the washing up that goes with that. If I’m already cooking, I may as well go the extra mile – so I roasted a duck leg. Then I opened the only other tin I… [Read More]

Mama Cup Chicken Flavour Noodles

Published on July 20th, 2019 Mama
2 out of 5

Good portion of noodles. Amazed that all the water got absorbed – check that fill line! A little bland at the beginning, but a subtle chicken flavour coming through. But salty towards the end. “Textured soy protein”, rather than real chicken. Maybe I’m spoiled by other pot noodles LINK. But they’re really unappetising looking, and… [Read More]

Naked Noodle: The Big One Fiery Chicken Panang Thai Egg Noodles

Published on July 13th, 2019
2 out of 5

Given the sheer size of this pot (and the name, “The Big One”, which is a promise it had better well keep), I was disappointed to open the lid and find only a small mound of noodles at the bottom. I had a choice of 3 fill levels depending on how thin I wanted my… [Read More]

Ko-Lee Bang! Bang! Noodles Chicken Feel Good Flavour

Published on June 29th, 2019 Ko-Lee
3 out of 5

You know how those Beano and Dandy comics grabbed your eye as a kid? Well, the same trick works on adults, so long as food’s involved. Yes, the packaging is a trifle ‘sudden’, and once I saw the claims of “Feel Good” flavour, I had to give it a go. The prep Battle through the… [Read More]

Tom Yung Goong Spicy Shrimp Soup

Published on June 8th, 2019 Tom Yum Goong
3 out of 5

Saw this in my local B&M and had to give it a try. I knew the final product would be a long way off the “serving suggestion” pictured on the lid (they’ve dedicated a whopping 5% of the picture to showing what’s actually in this pot, then slapped a couple of artistically engorged tiger king… [Read More]

Grace Cock Flavour Noodle Soup Mix

Published on May 25th, 2019
3 out of 5

Chuckle chuckle, guffaw guffaw, tee hee. We’ve all seen it on the shelf of our local corner market, and we’ve all thought about buying it just to be able to take it home to say “who wants to try some cock”? So, in a review that may finally see Student Munch blacklisted from the web,… [Read More]

Vifon Złoty

Published on May 18th, 2019 Vifon
4 out of 5

You know when you see something on a shelf and you… just don’t know what it is? Most people just keep on walking. Not I. I pick up the packet and shove it in the trolley. Ready Steady Cook! So I have no idea what złoty or łagodna means, but the picture looks fairly innocuous… [Read More]

Blue Dragon Spicy Thai Flavour Noodle Wok

Published on April 20th, 2019 Blue Dragon
4 out of 5

Lots of packaging. Fork provided, so no washing up. Strong kick of chili – really quite spicy actually! Moderate lemongrass flavour. Enjoyed that much more than expected.

Sharwood’s Chicken Chow Mein Noodles

Published on March 30th, 2019 Sharwood's
3 out of 5

This didn’t look too promising at first glance- the noodles barely fill 25% of the pot. Bit of a faff to prepare – stir, recover with foil lid, 2 mins, stir, recover with foil lid, 3 mins. The end result is good. It smells nice and authentic, like a chow mein. And there’s 5% chicken, in some… [Read More]