Written on: 08/05/2013 by SDixon
Depressingly predictable! Super heated, seductive marketing....Reality of product an utter, total let down (as usual) Harriet van Horne quote on packet ' cooking is like love....' could be flagged up as cullinary misrepresentation of the year! Be warned. (read more)
Written on: 05/04/2013
I found this meal absolutely awful. The 'Top Rump Steak' was stringy and there was only two very small pieces. The smoked bacon I could not find, the bulk of this so called meal was caremelised shallots, onions and garlic. A truly disgusting meal that ought to be prosecuted under the trade description act (read more)
Written on: 18/11/2012
Have not bought this for about 6 months. Not as good as it used to be.Too much tomato ,not as much meat hardly any bechamel sauce. If you have changed the recipe to keep cost down, not a good move. I used to recommend this to friends and would serve it to them ...it was always a success.Don't think I will be buying it again, will have to go back to making it myself . What a faff! (read more)
Written on: 02/07/2012
I don't like cooking, so these ready meals are great for me.I especially like the Hearty Fisherman's Pie, the Liver, Bacon and Onions and the Lamb Casserole with Minted New Potatoes. The Thai curries ( both red and green ) are lovely, just spicy enough, and the portions are generous...a double size portion really does feed two hungry adults!They are a great standby to keep in the freezer, especially the microwaveable recipes...fantastic value. Keep 'em coming!! (ps small complaint...didn't... (read more)
Written on: 10/03/2012 by lazy-cook
We have been eating the product's for the past 6 weeks and find the food is great the ingredient's are perfect the taste of the curry dish's are out of this world. Nice to see who prepared the meal as well my wife love's the pudding's she say's just like mamma used to make. long may you thrieve. (read more)
Written on: 08/11/2011
After reading the reviews, I was a bit wary of trying Food - however I bought the Lasagne al Forno and it was delicious. My only concern is, having looked on the pack, it doesn't say where the mince came from. I don't like the thought of foreign mince ... however, I would thoroughly recommend this dish - and I'm not easily pleased usually ! I would say there is plenty for three people in this dish costing £6.99. Not really enough for four, especially if they are hungry men. (read more)
Written on: 19/07/2011 by imogen_c (1 review written)
I wasn't sure what to expect, for me frozen meals from supermarkets are usually over-processed & taste pretty bland. I decided to go ahead & buy from Cook as i had little time to prepare meals at home. I am so glad i did, it's the best thing i have done in a long time! The meals are amazing, we have been astonished by the quality & taste. It takes no effort & hardly any dishes used, & the best part is it tastes fantastic. The lasagne's are amazing - even the macaroni has an edge to it! We... (read more)
Written on: 16/05/2011 by hayabslee (3 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... (read more)
Written on: 20/03/2011
Cheese Souffles with Red Onion Marmalade
I have been buying from Cook for many a moon. T'other day, en passant, I saw an A board outside Big Momma's Oxted shop advertising the first Cheese Souffles. Calledin; and boughtThis, therefore, is not a review per se. Rather is it a request that you pass on to Carol Malby my sincere congratulations for the great enjoyment she accorded me this evening- March 20th.- for the packaging names Carol as the creator of this new kid on the block!... (read more)
Written on: 19/03/2011 by Kate Hart (1 review written)
I bought the new style lamb shanks with vegetables and they were inedible, very hard and parsnip hard and stringy. The meat and gravy were okay but otherwise very disappointing, maybe leave out the veg!
Also I bought the steak and red wine pie which says "all butter short crust pastry". No way, it was more like water pastry, hard and flat, that too was disappointing as I love pastry, innards were okay. Unfortunately both times it was a meal for my mother who is 84 and likes good food.
I... (read more)
Written on: 19/01/2011
Tried the mac and cheese, the whole family loved it even me ,
Best mac and cheese I have ever had. Fresh tasting, not to heavy, and plenty in the meal for 4 with some broccoli excellent.
We will definitely be trying more of Cook meals after that one. (read more)
Written on: 24/10/2010
Cooks new Prawn Kahari Curry was better than the King prawn curry I normally order at my favourite Indian & half the price. We will be going back every week for our weekend curry fix (read more)
Written on: 05/05/2010
I'm amazed to see criticism of the packing of Cook products: we live in the wilds of Argyll and stuff arrives even here in great condition. Cook is a lifesaver for me since I don't have a lot of handy stores supplying this kind of food within miles. We have used supplies from the Horsham branch frequently for parties at our daughter's house, to great acclaim. (read more)
Written on: 07/02/2010
Cook Ready Meals are poor and I would suggest that unless you want to run the risk of eating glass, you avoid them. A large piece of glass was found in a chicken & mushroom lasagna & despite charmingly worded letters, the company does not take any responsibility whatsoever. The only reason for 'rating' the product is so that this review can be posted. Suggest that there is a zero rating button that can be clicked. (read more)
Written on: 06/02/2010
This is an excellent source of well prepared tasty food - as good as freshly home cooked in many instances and better in others :-) Definitely much nicer than a well known widely advertised frozen meals service and a must I'd say, for most people who need reliable backup meals. The portion sizes are generous, I often share a single portion of curry between the two of us for example - so the costs are cheaper than they may appear at first. The meat has always been of the highest quality... (read more)
Written on: 14/11/2009
stunning food thats quick and easy to order. The best lasagne you will ever eat !!! (read more)
Written on: 30/05/2009 by gillballard (1 review written)
For the second Saturday in a row our order of Cook food has arrived semi-defrosted. The order had been dispatched on the Friday evening and arrived at 11.30am. When we reported the semi defrosted food last week they said sorry, it's the first instance of defrosting we have been told about. We explained there were only 8 ice packs in the box. We were told they would ensure more are put in next time. Well they put in 10 this time and the order was still semi defrosted. This must be against... (read more)
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