British reviews

Sainsbury’s Taste the Difference Beef Hash

Published on August 31st, 2019 Sainsbury's Taste the Difference

Tasty, good chunks of beef, nice crunch on the potatoes, polenta makes the gravy nice and thick. Generous portion for one. Only has an oven cook option, and definitely not healthy, but good comfort food. A slow-cook, indulgent treat.

4 out of 5

Tesco Finest Cottage Pie

Published on June 22nd, 2019

I may be the only person in the world who had this with charred broccoli and ranch dressing. It was a winning combo though. I apologise for the particularly bad second picture, which may have been somewhat distorted by the beer or two I’d had beforehand. It tasted better than my photography would suggest. A… [Read More]

3 out of 5

ASDA Toad in the Hole

Published on April 27th, 2019

Sausages are bland, bready and tasteless. The batter is a bit crunchy on top and doughy underneath. Disappointing.

2 out of 5

ASDA Hunters Chicken with Potato Wedges

Published on April 6th, 2019

I was so looking forward to this, when to my great disappointment I realised it does not come with microwave instructions. You have to oven bake it. Damn you, pesky wedges! Fine. I conceded to the packaging and followed the instructions like a schmuck: I removed the wedges and set them next to the chicken-in-plastic… [Read More]

3 out of 5

Ginsters Pulled Pork Slice

Published on July 15th, 2018

This pasty is filled with BBQ flavour pork, which is delicious and succulent. Plenty of filling for my £1. Recommended oven bake, but microwave was ok – bit soggy.

4 out of 5

Weight Watchers Lincolnshire Sausage & Root Vegetable Mash

Published on March 16th, 2018

Seriously impressive that this is under 300 calories. Portion size looks about the same as any microwave meal and it looks pretty tasty! The root vegetable mash is pretty good and the sausages have a nice processed texture to them, and the ingredients look good. But man alive, this gravy is watery and flavourless. Such… [Read More]

3 out of 5

Sainsbury’s Bacon Brunch

Published on February 24th, 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]

2 out of 5

Kershaws Fish and Chips with Mushy Peas

Published on September 13th, 2013

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]

3 out of 5

Aldi Sausage and Mash

Published on August 16th, 2013

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]

3 out of 5

Iceland Beef Stew and Dumplings

Published on August 11th, 2013

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]

3 out of 5