Tasty if you tweak it!
Am quite surprised at the poor reviews for this diet product. No it's not creamy, yes the sauce is a little thinner they you'd expect but I actually prefer it to the Tesco normal carbonara for that exact reason. I don't think it's tasteless at all, and as someone else reviewed here, you can always tweak it with come garlic/onions granules to keep the calories down (although have not needed to do this) but I do add some 30% lower fat mature cheese. When I cook carbonara I usually use Swartz carbonara packet mix with semi-skimmed milk and the consistency for that is the same to me as this ready meal. This is a great backup if you're not in the mood to cook, and for the price, £2 (£6 for 3) am not sure what other people are expecting. Spiralise some carrots or courgettes, or just add a heap of broccoli /cauliflower and you have a tasty and filling meal.
More like no ☆
Worst low calorie meal I have ever purchased. Pretty tasteless. Chewy bacon in very small supply. Bland even after I added salt and pepper and some grated cheese.
Really odd, I know it’s low fat but spaghetti and bacon is fine but in a really thin, watery oniony sauce. Has very little flavour. Not great
all sauce hardly any pasta, had to use spoon. didn't have carbonara taste. would have expected price to be cheaper
Without a doubt the worst ready meal I have ever had. Watery, tasteless and the meat looks about 10 years old. If you’re calorie counting & want to pick something up quickly after work, don’t choose this.
watery and tasteless. Dont waste your money had to
watery and tasteless. Dont waste your money had to throw it away!
it was ok
My colleague said it looked like minge juice. i thought it was ok
Absolutely terrible ! Watery sauce so thin and left me so hungry ! Obviously not expecting this low calorie meal to fill me to the brim but I was more hungry after I ate it to be honest , wouldn’t buy again !
Not good... but definitely fixable!
I read the reviews on here after buying it unfortunately. The sauce is very, very thin and has no taste. The bacon looks more like it’s been steamed than cooked, and was chewy and flavourless. I managed to fix it though, on my second attempt. I put it in a saucepan, added 30g of Tesco’s 50% less fat mature cheddar (brings it up to 446 calories but makes a world of difference!). Added garlic powder, salt and pepper, cooked it down for about 10 minutes and it was amazing. I’ll buy it again - so much easier than making one from scratch.
One of my favourites
Really good, very tasty considering it’s so low calorie. Quite a small portion but that’s what you’d expect. Very fulfilling when you’re craving carbonara but watching your calories.