Iceland Ultimate Snacks Meatball Subroll

06 August 2013

The bread is soft, soggy and chewy, and my first bite split the sub in two, making a very difficult and messy snack. The meatballs are far too soft and instantly instil distrust as to their contents. They taste pleasant enough and have the flavour of a bolognese mince, but where’s the texture?! The sauce… [Read More]

Sainsbury’s Basics Pork and Bacon Meatballs in tomato sauce

02 July 2013

These are a taste from my childhood, so perhaps I’m a little biased. These aren’t high quality meatballs by any stretch of the imagination: they have an odd, rubbery texture. They don’t taste particularly meaty. They don’t resemble anything on earth. But damn it, the sauce is a well balanced blend of tomato and sweetness,… [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]

Fray Bentos Meatballs in Tomato Sauce

29 September 2012

I dipped my fork in the sauce and tasted it- it wasn’t bad. This gave me hope! The meatballs were still horrid, but didn’t make me gag. The fact that I was expecting it to shows just how bad the previous meatballs were. The sauce is quite nice, very similar to other meatball sauces. The… [Read More]

Tesco Everyday Value Meatballs

11 June 2012

A very soft, spongy texture, tasty enough, but soft even compared to Sainsbury’s basics. Has the texture of a custard slice. Tasty tomato sauce, though you can practically feel it clogging up your arteries as you eat. Dread to think what’s in these meatballs, but they too are tasty. 3*

Fray Bentos Meatballs in Gravy

21 March 2012

Absolutely VILE. The first mouthful I took was a whole meatball- and I feel robbed on the “meat” part. This “meat” is akin to hotdog meat. Absolutely horrid. The texture is softer than banana, and it’s not as if the taste makes up for it. It’s bland, with some artificial meaty smokiness somehow infused into… [Read More]