Tesco Spaghetti Bolognese

26 July 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

22 July 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

02 July 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

26 June 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

12 June 2013

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

19 May 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

25 April 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]

Iceland Classic Italian Chicken, Bacon and Mushroom Pasta Bake

27 March 2013

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

Morrisons Bistro Chicken and Roast Mushroom Lasagne

05 March 2013

Nice, strong, mushroomy taste. Creamy and indulgent lasagne. Plenty of tender, big pieces of chicken. Not enough cheese on top layer for my liking. At £2, this is fairly good value, though the lasagne isn’t particularly big. Knock a star off if you find it for a penny more!

Iceland Chicken Tikka Lasagne

23 February 2013

Flavourless, filling food. This gives chicken tikka a bad name- the tiniest bits of chicken, with a hot, spicy kick. The lasagne itself is ok- fairly rich and creamy. The chicken tikka combination isn’t unpleasant, or even weird, just underwhelming. Still, not bad for £1.