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      16.01.2014 21:30

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      Followed instructions on box...grilled one side from frozen for five mins or so. Tried to turn burger over and it disintegrated into runny slop on the uncooked, but warm, side. Had to use a spoon to remove it from the grill into the bin. Reeked of onion. This is utterly abysmal quality from Bird's Eye. I will not be buying these again and will return the remaining burgers with a strongly worded letter of complaint to Bird's Eye. I thought McDonald's were bad, but these "burgers" are the most revolting thing I have ever cooked.

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      18.12.2011 18:35

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      had some today for lunch and was completely dissapointed with flavour and texture - I don't think they've been good since Unilever sold BE in 2006. I know Pinnacle Foods have to make money but please don't sacrifice your brand reputation to make a quick buck by cutting quality. Won't be buying again - ever!I think the flavour is worse now than cheaper brands such as Tesco's own and i bet If you could look at the production cost statistics, there'd be a massive profit on each burger. No doubt a lot of mechanically recovered meat content to "beef" up the margin. Try some and taste for yourself

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      27.04.2010 16:58
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      Yum

      Living at the moment with someone who is Vegetarian, of late I haven't consumed much meat at all. Not because I'm not allowed to or anything like that but because as it's only the two of us mealtimes are so much easier if you do eat the same meals.

      However with the sun shining it's meant that me and my friend went out and got ourselves a cheap bbq and we have as a consequence had a lot of bbqs! My mate does them whilst I do all the trimmings and the other day when she was out shopping for a few bits and bobs got me a box of these to try!

      The Packaging:

      Oblong box with a photograph of a burger in a bun on the front of it and I'm told that they are Birds Eye 'Original' 6 Beef Quarter Pounders 'With Fresh Onion' and that they contain no artificial colours, flavours or preservatives, that you can bbq them from frozen and there is an at a glance nutritional chart on there. Other information given on the box includes ingredients, allergy advice, a nutritional chart and cooking instructions given and contact details for Birds Eye are also listed. Nice enough box of which is informative enough.

      The Burgers:

      Well like I have already stated you get 6 burgers in a box. Round, rather thick and dark brown in colour you can grill them in around 18 minutes, pop them in the oven for about 20 minutes or pop them on the bbq till no pink meat remains!

      As I have previously mentioned I have had mine on the bbq but saying that there were 6 in the box so I had 4 that way and another night had 2 cooked under the grill and basically the outcome was pretty much the same though of course under the grill they didn't get charcoal on them!

      The burgers cooked well and looked nice when cooked and held together very well indeed. I liked the size and depth of these and they really did look like quality burgers and gave off a nice meaty and slight onion aroma.

      Taste wise I really liked these. They toughen up on the outside but stay very soft and moist on the inside. Made from 77% beef, 14% onion and a bit or rusk and beef fat (and a few other things of course), I liked the fact there was no gristle in any of them and that not only could you taste the onion but you could see flakes of it and detect it in a slightly crunchy way. Not fatty.... these were great bbq'd due to their thickness and the fact they held well and remained moist through the cooking process and I think these are great value and tasting burgers!

      Nutritional Information per Burger:

      Calories: 245
      Sugars: 1.3g
      Fat: 19.0g
      Saturates: 8.1g
      Salt: 0.8g

      Available in all good supermarkets etc priced at about £1.50 a box

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        10.04.2010 00:17
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        Nice But Not All That!

        These are the burgers we always buy and always have done since I was a kid, but I'm not sure why because even though they're made by Birds Eye they're not the best tasting burgers in the shop and are nearly £4.00 for 16 SMALL burgers in Tesco so they're not even cheap!

        The burgers look small when they're frozen and always seem to shrink for me as well whatever way I cook them. They're dead versatile as far as the cooking goes and you can grill, fry, oven cook or bbq them. I did ours on the bbq today and they didn't take very long..... good job because the gas bottle was spitting and hissing because there was hardly any left in it! lol

        When they're cooked they've got a decent flavour but are a bit basic, we've been trying some different burgers out recent and these deffo don't stand out. They've got quite a nice beefy flavour but I think the burgers have got a big time greasy flavour, some of that I reckon is because these don't leak a lot of fat while they're cooking so it all ends up being stored inside the burger.

        The burgers have got a bit of an onion flavour and that shouldn't be a surprise because looking at the list of ingredients it shows that 14% of the whole burger is fresh onion. That seems madly high to me and it's like Birds Eye have used the onion to bulk the burger out.... 77% of the whole thing is beef and the rest is bits and peices like spices and stuff. I can't get my head round all that onion though, it can't be very good onion either because even though you can taste it it doesn't taste like 14%'s worth! lol

        I've been thinking these burgers aren't the business for quite a long time now but today it come to me that just because they're one of the biggest brands in the shop it doesn't mean they're the going to be the best. They're actually proper bad quality and the shrinking thing means that just one burger isn't enough, I had 2 on a roll today after cooking them on the bbq and even my 2 year old sister wanted another after eating hers so that just shows how small they are.

        Recommended.... but not that much and I deffo recommend you try some of the other frozen burgers as well because even though these are Birds Eye they're the sort of thing people buy out of habit and not because they're all that good!

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        12.02.2010 11:59
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        fancy a burger at home

        Sometimes, We fancy having a burger and since it's not always possible to find any of my favourite burger chain near our place, I prefer to stock some birdseye range product that I can prepare whenever I want to. Eating out for snack seems to be expensive so I prefer this option most of the time.

        BURGER
        Birdseye classic burgers were produce since 1960. It's a succulent minced beef burgers with a touch of seasoning and fresh onion. Available in pack of 4 (227g), 6 (340g), of 12 (680g), and of 20 (1134g)


        PREPARE
        Tastiest when grilled straight from the freezer, only 12 minutes in a pre heat grill and turn occassionally. Alternatively, oven bake (230C Fan 210C Gasmask 8) can be cooked for 12 minutes as well in a preheat oven. Place them in a middle of the oven and turn halfway through.
        If you want to have them in your barbeque, make sure charcoal must be glowing red with powder grey surface brfore cooking, turn regularly. Cook until no pink meat remains.

        To avoid disappoinment, remembet it's best served when it's pipping hot.

        NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION
        Calories-110
        Sugars-0.6g
        Fat -7.9g
        Saturates-3.3g
        Salt-0.4g

        There's no artifical colours, flavours or preservatives.

        REMINDER
        Do not refreeze once defrosted
        Allergens-contains wheat


        OPINION
        For me, Birds Eye food is always been one of my toplist especially when it comes to frozen food. And when it comes to burger, we still trust birdseye classic and quarter pounder. We do enjoy making our own, garnishing them with onions, tomatoes, lettuce, cheese, mayo or ketchup or anything you fancy. We also love them with chips or vegetable salad. There are also variety of choices if you want to get 6's,12's or even 20's for BBQ party but the one I got was four beef burgers which I bought for just a pound. It's on offer and I consider it a good value for money. They are tasty, almost the same taste as their quarter pounder but this one is a smaller version. It seem to have full of meat and flavouring with tiny bits of onion. It does'nt shrink as much as other burgers I've tried unless you overcooked them. Overall, I believe we can create a decent meal out of this fatty meat and It probably won't cause you any harm as long as you eat in moderation. It's definitely another satisfying product from birds eye range.

        Thank you for reading ;-D

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          30.01.2010 08:06
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          I know it's not exactly healthy, but 1 of my favourite foods is probably fast food. I like Pizza's and Burgers in particular.

          These are sold in the Freezer section and cost around £1.70 for the 4 Burgers. I've seen these in 12 Burger packs, but that size isn't that common in the Supermarkets.

          Birds Eye food is always nice tasting in my view, and these Burgers were good as well. Perhaps not my favourite Burgers in the world, and this has nothing to do with being Frozen, as i've tried and liked quite a few Frozen Burgers.

          There is 110 calories and 7.9 fat per Burger and on a hungry day I could probably eat all 4 Burgers, perhaps doubled up on 2 rolls with some Chips.

          These can be cooked in the Oven which we don't tend to do as they get a bit greasy and although we dab them with kitchen roll to soak up any greasy, I just don't like the idea of them sitting in grease. Instead they are cooked from Frozen in the George Foreman. This way the grease mostly drips out but you still retain a bit of "nice" greasiness.

          These don't seem to shrink as much as other Burgers i've had, which is a good thing. There is nothing worse than getting a good sized Burger only for it to shrink to about 2/3rds that it was at the start.

          These are tasty, seem to be full of Meat and are seasoned and flavoursome. Another winner from the Birds Eye range.

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          08.12.2009 20:45
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          I wouldnt eat this if you are on a diet!!

          I love burgers. I make them self as i don't like eating the rubber in these ones.I love meaty burgers, but prices seam to be going sky- high, even the cheap brands arnt cheap anymore any everyone seams to be cuting corners including Birdseye.

          They have a rubbery texture in your mouth, like eating a sponge, i don't see why people buy them. When cooked they are in a swimming pool of fat, i was nearly sick, i would rather eat the basic brand to quiet honest!when i tried to find of what place the meat had come from [part of cow]it didnt tell you and i could tell that i had come from one of the cheaper parts of the body. It wasnt very tender and when i picked it up it wobbled and jiggled all over the place, it as overuse that it was full of fat and wasn't Birdseye's best frozen food option.

          The burgers was as thin as a cookie, and i thought burgers where ment to be an art of perfection, not to cut as many corners as possible, and fill our burger with fat perfection.

          I must say that the burger was not cooked according to the intrusions on the back, they where not crunchy, no even on the bottom.They where piping hot in the center, like they should be when done.

          The packeting is the part which i like, it looks presentable, and if you saw it on a shelf you would know what it was.The price isn't very good, as the burgers don't meet its high standards.

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            12.11.2009 21:08
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            not good value at all

            Guess what we had for tea today' Birds eye original beef burgers with onion.
            I did not go out with the intention of buying this particular brand but while looking in the freezer in asda the choice was bird eye or asda own brand.
            The bright yellow colour birds eye box stands out amongst the other brands as it's a well known and very well advertised brand and has always said to me "expensive but good quality food" so top marks for good marketing as i went straight for them, a pack of 16 cost £3.
            The box has information on the front including the adult guidelines daily amount chart, and boxes indicating that the product contains no artificial colour,flavour or preservatives and can be BBQ'd from frozen, on the back of the box the preparation guidelines recommend "best grilled straight from the freezer" but also have clear easy to read instructions for oven/BBq cooking, all say cook for about 12 mins but make sure it is piping hot cooked right through without any pink meat remaining.
            Other information included on the box is a list of ingredients (77% beef, and rusk)
            a full nutritional information list and a couple of warning boxes telling you it may still contain some bones and does contain wheat, and a careline tell number (0800) and freepost address.

            I decided to grill the burgers , so put them on the grill pan and turned them occasionally for the next 15 mins, as soon as they started to heat up they seemed to turn to lumps of slop which made turning them very difficult as they just wanted to fall to bits.

            The burgers predominantly smelt of onion and not really any meaty smell at all, a lot of fat came out of them and they shrunk to about half size.

            Now i dont think i am daft, i know burgers are fatty and will shrink but i was not happy with what i thought was a quality brand i had bought.

            Anyway i let them cook for a few extra Min's hoping it would help them hold together the into the buns they went along with a cheese slice, i put 2 burgers in one bun as although they looked"ok" in colour one just looked lost in a bun! and they were not big buns.

            So last but not least, the tast! soggy with no real substance, no bite to it at all, a bit like a grilled blob of past, and very oniony and a bit greasy in tast.

            Well what more can i say, i like a McDonalds now and again and i have cooked burgers at home many times before but i really expected something at least enjoyable from Birds eye,

            Sorry Birds eye but i will not be buying any more and i cant recomend them to anybody, i will be buying fresh 100% beef burgers from the butchers from now.

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              22.09.2009 21:31
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              Brilliant meaty burgers for the non fat lovers.

              Once these have been eaten there is no going back in my opinion.

              These burgers come in a pack of 6 and are usually expensive in my eyes. I never bought them when they were 1.69p per pack because I thought they would be like all the others that had grissle in them and would put me of eating them.

              When I visited my local Asda store the other week I took a look into their deals frozen section and these were in there at 2 packs for £2. I picked these up due to entertaining childern the weekend and they were cheap. I didn't plan on eating any but there were a few left over when the children had finished tucking in and I was suprised. There was no grissle in the burger that I had eaten, so the following week I fetched some more and all these were lovely to eat too. They were very meaty with no fat and full of flavour.

              The downside to these burgers is that once they are cooked they srink very small which is dissapointing when you see the burger swamped with a breaded roll, but I havent found a burger yet that doesn't shrink when cooked.

              I will reccomend that anyone who has a fear of fat and grissle in their meat like me and avoids certain foods for that reason to give these a try, I assure you you will love them.

              Asda have not took theirs of the deal in store but if you shop on line you are still able to get that deal until they update the website so take full advantage.

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                18.09.2009 14:29
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                Good Value for money!

                I love beef burgers but I really hate the cheap brands from the supermarket as they taste like cardboard.

                I don`t know if anyone has noticed but the price of beef burgers seem to be going up these days so I tend to either buy fresh burgers or when on offer Birds Eye beef burgers.

                The burgers come in a cardboard box, on the front of the box is the Birds Eye logo and there is a picture of a beef burger in a roll with chips in the background.

                Also on the box it says that per burger provides -

                110 - Calories
                0.6g - Sugars
                7.9g - Fat
                3.3g - Saturates
                0.4g - Salt

                There is no artifical colours, flavours or preservatives and you can BBQ from frozen.

                Inside the box the beefburgers are covered in a plastic wrapper, I usually have to use a knife to open the wrapper.

                **Cooking Instructions**

                Gas mark 8 - Place burgers on a baking tray and cook for 12 minutes though I find I need to cook mine for at least 20 minutes but then as my husband has just pointed out I am quite fussy and like my burgers over cooked!

                You can also grill and BBQ these burgers as well.


                **What do I think?**

                I am very fussy when it comes to beef burgers, over the years I have tried many brands but have found that cheap beef burgers are thin, greasy and taste like cardboard.

                With birds eye whilst these are cooking there is a lovely smell of beef, there is a very slight smell of onions and seasoning. Halfway through cooking I tend to drain off the water and fat, depending on how many burgers I cook there can be quite a lot of water.

                The beef burgers taste very meaty, the seasoning and little tiny bits of onion really enhances the flavour of the burger.

                What I like about these burgers is they do not shrink much but also they do not taste or look greasy even though there can sometimes be a lot of grease on the baking tray.
                We usually have these in burgers with chips or sometimes I like to have jacket potato, vegetables and gravy.

                **Ingredients**

                Beef (77%), Fresh onion (14%), Beef Fat, Rusk, Salt, Water, onion powder, Yeast extract, Spices, Rosemary Extract.

                Rusk - What flour, salt

                Allergens - Contains Wheat

                Price - £2 - £2.49 in Tescos

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