Frozen food reviews

ASDA Slimzone BBQ Chicken with Sweet Potato & Butternut Crush

Published on June 3rd, 2018
4 out of 5

Takes bloody ages in the microwave (15 mins from frozen). Incredibly, 3 of your 5 a day. Decent amount of chicken. BBQ sauce not too sweet as feared, actually pretty good! Only 290 calories per pack. I don’t know how they’ve managed it! Sweet potato and butternut squash a bit tasteless.

ASDA Slimzone Sausage & Boston Bean Bake

Published on February 16th, 2018
2 out of 5

This from-frozen ready meal packs in a mighty 3 of your 5 a day of vegetables. I didn’t know that when I bought it, but I am very pleasantly surprised! What more nutrition could a hungry student need? Oh but there must be a downside! Are they vegan sausages or something? *checks the packet* 89% pork!!… [Read More]

Golden Dragon Pork Sui Mai

Published on November 11th, 2017 Golden Dragon
4 out of 5

A bit of a faff to cook – no microwave option, and assumes you know how to steam things. I don’t. Still, I improvised, and the dumplings looked amazing being slowly sweated to a warm temperature. I left it for more than the instructions said, but still found my first mouthful quite cold so had… [Read More]

Kershaws Fish and Chips with Mushy Peas

Published on September 13th, 2013
3 out of 5

At first sight, this looks promising, and looks as though it really could be the fish and chip shop experience from the comfort of one’s own home. In anticipation I sprinkled salt, added vinegar and squirted ketchup to accompany what was, I hope, going to be a nice meal. The mushy peas are pretty good,… [Read More]

Aldi Sausage and Mash

Published on August 16th, 2013
3 out of 5

At 89p, very cheap. Impressive what you can get! The sausages have a nice Cumberland flavour, though are gritty in places. They’re quite generously sized, given the cost of the meal. The potato is surprisingly buttery and creamy, though the appearance and texture is very manufactured. What lets the meal down is, surprisingly, the onion… [Read More]

Iceland Beef Stew and Dumplings

Published on August 11th, 2013
3 out of 5

Tasty, succulent beef, although the pieces are meagre in size and there aren’t many of them. I also found myself chewing on a huge piece of gristle, which wasn’t a nice surprise. The carrots and crisp enough and sweet, very nice. I found the dumplings to be quite inconsistent – soggy to the point of… [Read More]

Iceland Ultimate Snacks Meatball Subroll

Published on August 6th, 2013
2 out of 5

The bread is soft, soggy and chewy, and my first bite split the sub in two, making a very difficult and messy snack. The meatballs are far too soft and instantly instil distrust as to their contents. They taste pleasant enough and have the flavour of a bolognese mince, but where’s the texture?! The sauce… [Read More]

Iceland Minced Beef Hotpot

Published on July 31st, 2013
2 out of 5

Too salty. Unpleasant, overly dark flavour. Lots of potato, so quite filling, but ultimately skimping on the meat and veg.

Young’s Salmon Pie

Published on July 26th, 2013
3 out of 5

Nice parsley flavours in the creamy sauce, and the fish is tasty but turns slightly chewy in the microwave. It’s worth noting that the fish portions in here are meagre in size! The cheap cheddar cheese (try saying that over and over again really fast!) they’ve topped it with is welcome but seems like a… [Read More]

Iceland Indian Takeaway Lamb Kofta Balti

Published on July 25th, 2013
3 out of 5

This is like an Indian take on spicy meatballs. Tasty sauce with just enough chilli, and a fairly generous quantity of meatballs. However, the meatballs taste cheap and don’t compare to ordinary cuts of lamb. This is like a doner kebab thrown into a spicy sauce. For £1.50, this is acceptable.