The standard of preparation does not qualify for the term "Finest". It appeared to have been prepared in the same style as one would imagine prison food to be served - some sliced potato with some bland sauce tipped over it and little or no evidence of cheese on top of that. The only redeeming feature being that it is not actually unpleasant. For Tesco to present this as part of the Finest range at an inflated price is an insult which has seriously damaged my trust in the brand.
I bought this only to find it was not a patch on the ones I remember. There was no taste to it at all. Very bland. Sorry will not be buying again. If I did I would have to cover it in grated cheese before cooking it.
YUCK, Do Not Buy !!
Overwhelming taste of Nutmeg, I spat it straight out, it all went in the bin. No hint of garlic, completely overpowered with nutmeg. Appalling attempt of Dauphinoise potato
If this is their finest range I'd hate to taste their economy version. Tasteless. Watery. Disappointing. It was part of Tesco £10 meal deal. My tip is to choose something else
Do not buy
As many other reviewers have found we cooked these as per instructions and then another 15 minutes so 40 minutes in total and still they were raw. Sauce sloppy and tasteless. Agree with others not the product we had bought in the past so yes maybe different supplier. Waste of money do not buy.
The potato is literally raw; you need to cook it for twice as long as the cooking instructions tell you to. Even then, I'm not sure that I would recommend it. It's not cheap, so I would say avoid it altogether.
Ignore all the negative reviews
I cannot understand the bad reviews. This was absolutely delicious, better than a well known brand of quality frozen meals. Cooked from chilled at 190o for 35 minutes, tender potato, plenty of creamy not too-garlicky sauce and just enough cheese topping. Plenty for two of us.
I didnt recognise some of the vitriolic criticisms. We love them, if they are a little underdone after the cooking time then cook them a bit more..its not rocket science. Ann Minshull
Bland, tasteless and almost raw potato
I am sure the supplier changed last year as suddenly this dish was SO different from the product we used to buy regularly. We complained but it's still rubbish. As numerous other customers have said, the potatoes are still almost raw at the end of the cooking time and it just has no taste of garlic or anything else to be truthful and absolutely no sense of being an indulgent side. I wish Tesco would actually read these reviews as this is NOT proper potato dauphinoise, it is so disappointing and bland! PLEASE do something about it!
Get this once a month or so as a treat. But the re
Get this once a month or so as a treat. But the recent pack was definitely poor compared with the past. Less cheesy, less garlicky. Different recipe? Changed supplier? I would rather you put the price up than cut costs.