Frozen food reviews

Ed’s Easy Diner Mac ‘n’ Cheese Burger with Bacon

Published on August 28th, 2022

Just look at it – this is glorious. Why make do with ketchup, mustard or mayonnaise when you can wet your burger with something that would normally be considered as a side? This £2.20 burger from Iceland certainly looks the part. The bacon is streaky and browns surprisingly well in the microwave. The bun is… [Read More]

4 out of 5

itsu hoisin duck bao buns

Published on March 27th, 2022

Not your typical ready meal, this! I’ve had bao buns in restaurants before and was keen to see how the microwave version would fare. The result is pretty good. The box contains 6 buns, and provides little microwave bags for each one. Just put a bun in the bag and pop it in the microwave… [Read More]

3 out of 5

Mindful Chef Panang Chicken Curry with Black Rice

Published on March 1st, 2022

It’s been far too long since I last posted a review. After all this time, what could have broken the deadlock? What meal was so interesting/controversial that I just had to try it, capture it, write about it? This one. Ladies and gentlemen, you are looking at a frozen ready meal for 1, at a… [Read More]

4 out of 5

Speedy Chef 2 Doner Kebabs

Published on November 9th, 2019 Speedy Chef

Cooked for 2 mins as instructed, in a more powerful microwave than instructed (800W) and took a bite; it was still frozen in the middle. So I put it back in for another minute and a half. That meant it came out PIPING hot, and I struggled to eat it. I was almost the first… [Read More]

3 out of 5

Heat Me, Eat Me: Doner Meat & Chips

Published on March 23rd, 2019 Eat Me

The packaging-to-food ratio here is ridiculous – a great huge box that takes up most of your student freezer shelf. Inside the box is a tray, wrapped in plastic. Inside the tray, there are a handful of chips – also wrapped in plastic. It felt like the world’s worst pass-the-parcel game. The chips rest on… [Read More]

1 out of 5

Tesco Hearty Food Co: 4 Bean & Cheese Melts

Published on March 9th, 2019 Hearty Food Co

I saw these in the freezer section of my local Tesco and had to give them a try. 25-30 mins in the oven, and these little pale pillows of goodness fluff up into some awesome looking crispy pastries. The problem began when I cut into one. There’s an immense air packet inside each one; the… [Read More]

2 out of 5

Island Delight Jamaican Brown Stew Lamb with Rice

Published on March 2nd, 2019

8.5 mins in the microwave from frozen. Crap packaging, need to cut the film with a knife to get the contents out. Nice smell, quite sweet. “Spice Level: 3” (out of 3), according to the box. The result was disappointing, with only a touch of chilli that tastes vaguely Mexican. Has the richness of a… [Read More]

3 out of 5

Hungry Joe’s Chicken Curry with Rice & Naan

Published on January 26th, 2019

I’ve not come across Seriously Hungry Joe’s before. With a name like that, it’s got an expectation to fulfil, and boy does it fill it. For a microwaveable meal, this is a big curry – there’s plenty of curry, plenty of rice, and a naan, which should leave you feeling pretty full. The downside is the… [Read More]

3 out of 5

hEAT ‘EM UP Breakfast Wrap

Published on December 29th, 2018 hEAT 'EM UP

This frozen snack is very minimal in its packaging. Are there two wraps? Does it come with cheese? What’s actually inside the wrap? Behold, fellow reader – Student Munch has done the work for you and answered life’s eternal questions. This is one wrap, cut in half. It’s presumably intended to be eaten in one… [Read More]

3 out of 5

ASDA Slimzone Chicken Dinner

Published on December 8th, 2018

This frozen meal had been in my freezer a few weeks, and you know sometimes you just need a health food injection? I was craving some vegetables, and this is allegedly 2 of my 5 a day. It took quite a while in the microwave – about 10 minutes – but the instructions were simple… [Read More]

3 out of 5