Italian reviews

Morrisons Spinach & Ricotta Cannelloni

Dec 21 2017

Very creamy and decadent. For me, the spinach is a little too long and stringy and would have benefited from being blended first. There is too much emphasis on the cream and not enough on the cheese- I like a flavoursome, browned cheese on the top; this cannelloni didn’t deliver. *Review from May 2013

Tesco Spaghetti Bolognese

Jul 26 2013

The mince has liquidated into the sauce, giving the sauce a vaguely brown colour. As ever, the spaghetti is soft. Tasty, filling.

Morrisons Fresh Ideas King Prawn Linguine

Jul 22 2013

The tomato-packed sauce ends up being watery, the king prawns tough and chewy and the basil undetectable. This is reasonable in terms of its taste, but unreasonable in terms of its cost. Not particularly filling, and far too expensive given the cost and quality of the ingredients. Not flavoursome enough nor exciting enough. A bit… [Read More]

Iceland Spaghetti and Meatballs Meal For One

Jul 2 2013

Immediate failings: this comes in bags that are difficult to poke holes in during the first step of cooking and dangerous to empty once the cooking is finished. I followed the instructions correctly but the spaghetti was still cold (not tepid, COLD) in the middle. Consequently, I had to cook the whole thing for longer,… [Read More]

Goodfella’s Delizia Chargrilled Chicken, Red Peppers and Pesto 2 Light Pizzas

Jun 26 2013

Crisp base, but the top half of the base is soft. Weird combination. Strong flavour of spinach is a bit much. The chicken is chargrilled to a nice flavour, but there isn’t much of it. The quantity of cheese is disappointing too- the only thing that seems to be in quite an abundance is the… [Read More]

Red Lion Foods Extra Meaty Bolognese

Jun 12 2013
Red Lion Foods

Very watery, more like a gravy consistency. Tastes too meaty- where’s the tomato?! Very rich- I should not have added cheese!

Tesco Farfalle Pasta Carbonara

May 19 2013

Very oily. Looks very unappetising- one big splodgy mess. Made some very scary noises in the microwave. Admittedly, the little cubes of unidentifiable meat are quite pleasant. But the rest of it has a peculiar taste- as if the plastic packaging has burned and the fumes have been infused into the pasta. Not a tasty… [Read More]

Iceland Macaroni Cheese

Apr 25 2013

Absolutely nothing special here whatsoever- although bear in mind that this IS only a pound. The sauce is thick and quite potent, with almost a stilton aftertaste. The little bits of orange cheese that are few and far between when you first put the meal in the microwave soon disintegrate into the sauce, never to… [Read More]

Sainsbury’s Spicy Tomato Pasta

Mar 28 2013

These are large pieces of pasta, which has a “resize” effect- it makes the meal look quite small in the pan, because you can count the number of pasta tubes! The pasta is overcooked, a horrible squelchy soft. I’ve had worse (think school canteen meals) but it could do with more bite, texture-wise. It could… [Read More]

Iceland Classic Italian Chicken, Bacon and Mushroom Pasta Bake

Mar 27 2013

Pasta is overcooked, chicken is dry, sauce is too rich and creamy. Tasty though, and decent portion size. Pretty good value.