“ Brand: Asda / Type: Pies „
I do like food that I can prepare fast and so the other day in my local Asda store when I spotted this I decided to get it to try out as I do love a bit of cottage pie!
The meal comes in a black plastic and rather deep tray with see-through plastic that goes over that and then over that little lot there is a cardboard sleeve. On the top on that sleeve there is a photograph of the cottage pie and we are told that it is Asda 'Chosen By You', Meal For 1, 'Classic' Cottage Pie 'Tender minced British beef in a rich beef and onion gravy, toped with Maris Piper buttery mashed potato' and that it is freezable, weighs 500g and there is an at a glance nutritional chart shown. On the back of the sleeve other information listed includes ingredients and allergy advice along with a full nutritional chart, cooking instructions are given (from chilled) for both the microwave and the oven and contact details for Asda are also listed. Nice enough, minimal informative packaging this is.
The Meal Itself:
Well cooking this is really easy. It takes 30 minutes in the oven or about 9 minutes in the microwave. I am impressed that this is rather a large portion and is simple in concept.
All it is a thick layer of moist and buttery and with no lumps in it mashed potato which is well seasoned and like I say totally lump free. Then under that good quality mince i in abundance in an oniony fragranced and tasty thin gravy which is plentiful without being too much type of thing. The mince isn't greasy, fatty or gristly and there are no vegetables or anything within it at all and it is what it is basically...mince beef in gravy and mash potatoes and its an excellent quality as well as an excellent portion of meal and it gets a huge thumbs up from me!
Nutritional Information Per Pack:
Sat Fat: 12.5g
Only available from Asda stores costing £2.00 for a 500g (one portion serving).