Written on: 16/05/2011 by hayabslee (4 reviews written)
Was initially recommended by family member...now wish I wasn't.
The 3 best words to sum up this company, are: overpriced, over-rated and pretentious!
We visited their store in Billericay. Straight away, we were approached by a member of staff trying to get us to try their 'hot taster' and said did we know what the shop did...yes, frozen meals - maybe we looked stupid! They eventually left us alone.
We did go into this shop with high hopes following previous rave reviews, however, we wish we didn't bother. We purchased an Indian meal for 2, and a macaroni and cheese. These 2 meals cost us £23! However, we imagined, for that price, the food must be amazing...how wrong were we!
The Indian meal was worse than what we usually buy from ASDA / tesco - horrible chicken and a very sickly sauce that was a struggle to eat. In addition, the rice portions were tiny!
The next day, we tried the Macaroni and Cheese. This alone cost £10 (supposed to feed a family of 4). The portion size was big, however, the meal was horrible! Both me and my wife were left feeling rough for the rest of the afternoon. The pasta was horrible, the sauce was LUMPY and tasted horrible!
Had we purchased these from a 'bog-standard' supermarket, it wouldn't be so bad, however, this company present themselves as something 'special'. And for the prices they charge, we also expected this.
In addition, their idea that frozen meals is 'unique' is a joke!
Unless you've got a lot of money to thrown away, do yourself a favour and stick with your usual supermarket!