Food cupboard reviews

Pot Noodle Chicken & Mushroom

Published on July 8th, 2018 Pot Noodle
4 out of 5

Ahhhh, the humble pot noodle. A classic. The epitome of student munch. We know it’s not haute cuisine. We know it’s not particularly healthy. But by golly, it’s a British institution, and it will continue to feed students long after Brexit does or doesn’t happen. As the name suggests, it’s a pot of noodles. The noodles… [Read More]

Kohinoor Bombay Egg Curry cooking sauce

Published on June 17th, 2018 Kohinoor
4 out of 5

I saw this in Tesco and just had to give it a try. At £1.49, it’s a decent sized sauce that opens nicely from the packaging. No eggs in it, of course; you’ll have to hard-boil these yourself. The shelling is a bit of a pain but this isn’t pitched as a quick, easy meal! The… [Read More]

Wat Kitchen Chicken in Chilli & Thai Basil sauce with Noodles

Published on May 27th, 2018 Wat Kitchen
3 out of 5

Expected this to be a pot noodle but actually needs microwaving. Opened the box to find two pouches, one of noodles and one of the chicken in sauce. Looked around in despair for some scissors but no need – the pouches are easy-tear. Noodles are satisfyingly chewy and thick. They’re coated in a sauce with… [Read More]

Heinz Macaroni Cheese

Published on May 13th, 2018
3 out of 5

2 servings. Microwavable. Ring pull lid. Nice and easy. Bit of an odd cheese sauce – slightly unpleasant aftertaste. Still, I ate it all. Can’t have been that bad. And it went down very quickly despite it being two servings!  

Pot Pasta Creamy Carbonara

Published on May 6th, 2018 Pot Noodle
4 out of 5

Remove the lid, disappointment – hardly anything in here! Add hot water, stir, leave for five whole minutes. Pleasantly surprised when I returned – the pasta comes out normal size! Sauce is deliciously thick and creamy for a “just add water” dish. Nice bacon flavour, though no visible bits. I wondered if there maybe wasn’t… [Read More]

Hunger Breaks Hot Pots “Texas” Beef Chilli & Rice

Published on March 12th, 2018 Hunger Breaks
3 out of 5

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

Published on January 16th, 2018 Batchelors
3 out of 5

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

Published on February 24th, 2014
2 out of 5

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

Published on August 27th, 2013
2 out of 5

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

Published on August 24th, 2013
2 out of 5

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.