Could do better ...
Well done, Tesco, for fortifying this plant-based product with several nutrients that can be low in plant-based diets, including B12 and iodine. Not so good is that while this meal only provides 1/5 of average daily protein requirements (11.9g, most people need 50-60g), it gives 1/4 total daily sugar allowance (7.5g out of 30g) and 1/3 recommened daily salt intake (1.9g out of 6g). Generally, more plants are good, more sugar and salt are bad.
Big fan of Tesco really embracing veganism with these new ranges, but this was not one of their highlights. The mash was very sloppy and there was a lot of it compared to the mushroom base (which significantly lacked mushrooms). Worst of all, it was completely overpowered by garlic. I would stay away, this doesn’t really represent what vegan food can taste like.
Delicious! Cooked from frozen in the oven was really easy and results were great. Great flavours, most of packaging recyclable and relatively healthy. Would definitely buy again for a quick but extremely tasty meal.
Delicious, Oven-cook it, Check the lid, Enjoy.
I love this cottage pie, I think it is delicious. The Quorn version has been my favourite ready-meal for many years, so I was disappointed when Tesco replaced stocking that with this, their own version - until I tried one, and found it to be even more delicious than my long-term favourite. Yes it could have a deeper filling, but what food wouldn't benefit from a little more of the good stuff, and Of Course it tastes so much better oven-cooked than microwaved, everything does. Unfortunately in trying to replace the Quorn product Tesco have made two major failures: The typical shelf-life for Tesco's version is 3 to 5 days, whereas the typical shelf-life for the Quorn version is 3 to 5 weeks. Even without current pandemic restrictions, if like me you can't visit shops every couple of days for a handful of items and instead need to buy more things at a time every couple of weeks or so, this becomes very limiting indeed. Secondly, they are using a terribly weak plastic film for the lid, with a thin and weak glue-line fixing it in place, so I regularly find the seal is broken. Before Covid I learned to check them before placing in my trolley, tedious and a waste of food, but now I have broken-seal ones delivered to me by the kind delivery people while I'm shielding, which is a big problem in times when food can be hard to get, and should not be wasted like this. Tesco this has been a problem across this range since you released it, please fix it, stop spoiling a great product. Lastly it's worth saying that vegetarian and/or vegan ready-meals are very few and far between, we get a choice of between 0 and 3 in a good supermarket if we're lucky, so the fact that this exists is a very good thing, so handy for those days when you can't cook - and the fact that they're not made from the more usual soya or wheat proteins is superb, the ingredients here are tasty nutritious interesting and with good texture. Just please fix the lids and find a natural preservative. Enjoy :)
Do not recommend. It has the consistency of mush, overpowered by garlic, and was mainly mashed just mashed potato. It was on their REDUCED SHELF, I purchased 2 and am binning the 2nd one.
Person with low standards finds this vile
Usually I read these reviews, and think people are expecting too much, that they're too harsh. I think to myself, why would anyone bother reviewing a product anyway? Sounds like effort. But here I am, because I have to tell you, even as someone with relatively low standards, this is DISGUSTING. Honestly struggled to get through it. It's sour, the potato tastes like instant mash if instant mash were made with skin flakes instead of potato (I actually usually love instant mash, see I told you I've got low standards), and the potato is the BEST part of this. I love mushrooms, they're one of my favourite foods, but I couldn't even find them in this. Seriously, where were they? Honestly disgusting and I hope that in reading this I help at least one person to dodge trying to choke down this complete state of a pie.
Nice taste and nice ingredients. I just found it a little sloppy when cooked in the microwave. Will try it in the oven next time.
very tasty cottage pie
Very nice cruelty free treat
As tasty a cottage pie as I have ever tasted and best of all its cruelty free
disappointed no actual base/filling just potato
when i actually found the veg and sauce it had quite a nice flavor, the problem is it was buried under almost an inch of potato. its was the smallest layer of "pie filling" I have ever seen (I have photos if Tesco are interested in what I mean) I am not exaggerating when i say this layer was no more than one pinto bean thick. Very disappointing as i was really looking forward to it