Italian reviews

Batchelor’s Pasta ‘n’ Sauce Smoky Cheese & Pancetta Flavour

Published on September 2nd, 2018
3 out of 5

Pretty painful instructions. Add 250 ml of water, 100ml of milk, 10g of butter (optional), put in a large bowl, apply microwavable film (?!), pierce holes in it, microwave for several minutes and figure out when to stir twice during the cooking process. But I’m impressed with the end result. It has a nice smoky… [Read More]

Pot Pasta Creamy Carbonara

Published on May 6th, 2018
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]

Weight Watchers Italian Chicken Lasagne

Published on February 23rd, 2018
2 out of 5

As you can see, this became a watery mess. That would be ok if it was an indulgent wateriness, but it really wasn’t. I’ve tasted more cheese at a vegan’s banquet. I’m sure a dirtier metaphor exists if you want to spice up the review. Speaking of spice, the odd mushed up chicken filling has a… [Read More]

Morrisons Spinach & Ricotta Cannelloni

Published on December 21st, 2017
3 out of 5

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

Published on July 26th, 2013
3 out of 5

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

Published on July 22nd, 2013
2 out of 5

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

Published on July 2nd, 2013
2 out of 5

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

Published on June 26th, 2013
3 out of 5

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

Published on June 12th, 2013 Red Lion Foods
3 out of 5

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

Published on May 19th, 2013
2 out of 5

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]