A few more cals but MASSIVE PORTIONS
I started the new year on a health kick and bought a load of the Tesco "slim Cook" meals. Then when planning i came online to check all the nutritional values. After seeing all the 1 star reviews i was nervous about eating them, BUT THIS MEAL WAS absolutely beautiful. There were loads of meatballs and they were as good as I've had anywhere, the sauce was perfect too. THE BEST THING ABOUT THESE MEALS IS THE SIZE. MOST "DIET / LOW CAL" MEALS ARE 350, MAYBE 400 GRAMS. These are a whopping 500 and proper fill your plate, and you up. So when you're comparing these to other "healthy / Diet" meals do take that into account. These are the best Calorie per gram meal ive found anywhere. Other "low cal" meals maybe 30 or 40 calories less, but if you're still Hungry after, and need something else to eat - What's the point. THESE WILL FILL YOU UP
Spicy yet bland
Bit of a miss. Meatballs very firm and tasteless, the pasta scarce and watery, the sauce thin and spicy but someone seems to have forgotten the salt so overall quite bland and unfilling. Shame really.
I was so hoping this would be good.. as pasta and
I was so hoping this would be good.. as pasta and meatballs under 400 calories seemed like the dream! Unfortunately the texture of the meatballs is really quite bad. They are very firm and tightly packed and don’t really taste like meat... there were saw marks on them from my knife! The sauce is a good consistency with visible chunks of onion and herbs, but the fennel seeds are just too overpowering... every mouthful tastes like it’s been washed down with a liquorice chaser. The sauce could do with a flavour rethink... perhaps more garlic or change it up with chilli and make a spicy tomato and meatball sauce. Pro’s: sauce consistency, very generous portion, vegetables. Cons: taste of sauce, meatball consistency
Delicious, Healthy & filling
Absolutely delicious so delighted with it very similar to the SW one but dare I say it better lol absolutely perfect for my calorie counted slim fast diet plan. It really filled me up. I'd love more of this range please Tesco.
Looks very delicious on the packaging so thought I
Looks very delicious on the packaging so thought I would try but sadly wasn’t very nice at all. There were about 5 pieces of pasta, 4 cardboard tasting meatballs and the rest was lots of watery spicy tomato sauce which tasted very tart and sour all most. Apprehensive about trying any others in this Slim Cook range now.