“ Brand: Feasters / Type: Meat „
I saw this burger on special offer in ASDA for £1 and I thought why not? at just £1 i thought if i didn't like it i'll just chuck it away. I have to be honest i wasn't expecting much from it, being a microwaveable burger! Other microwaveable things i've done have come out way too chewy and dry.
I put this in the micowave for about 90seconds on a plate and waited.....
When I took it out the microwave it definately looked like a burger, but didn't particularly smell like one, there wasn't much smell at all! I took a bite and have to say I was very suprised, it really wasn't bad! it wasn't very flavour some but good enough! When you've had a long day at work or just want something really quick these are perfect!
this was the first Feasters product i have tried and would be happy to try other flavours. The other types available include:
- BBQ ribsteak sandwich
-fish finger sandwich
- quarter pounder
The nutritional content of the burger isn't that bad either:
- 9.9g fat
- 5g sat fat
- 2.5g sugar
- 1.3g salt
You wouldn't want to eat them everyday as they are not that amazing and you can prepare a much healthier version yourself but if you are hungover or a student- fill your cupboards!
I'm really not a fan of microwave food, even though its necessary sometimes I do try and avoid it whenever possible. Recently though I arrived late one night at my girlfriends when she was still at work (as a chef she should know better), and with nothing in her fridge but a few tomatoes and a Feasters Whole Breast Chicken Burger I decided to try the latter. Jessica later told me she picked up a couple of things from the Feasters Range from Asda as they were just £1 a piece which I suppose isn't bad for a quick burger and in comparison it's better than picking up a McDonalds.
The burger is packaged fairly effectively, the burger sits in a clear plastic tub, and I can see that it's already made with a breast of chicken in a fairly decent sized bun, there's also a sachet of mayo. The burger is then covered with a film top which displays the company logo, and we're told that the chicken breast sandwich is 'flame grilled perfection'. To be honest, it wasn't looking too bad so far.
The impressive thing about the snack is the cooking time, you simply take the burger out of the packaging and pop it in the microwave for between 70 and 90 seconds depending on the microwave wattage, and then you just leave it to cool for a minute, add the mayo and eat. I have to say though at this point when I was presented with a less than appetising looking burger I decided to chop up a bit of baby leaf salad and some red onion and add it to my bun to make the burger look half decent.
The burger wasn't as bad as it looked in all fairness, the bread bun tasted quite fresh, it didn't dry out in the microwave as I suspected it would and was just like your average burger bun, there were a few sesame seeds on top which added a bit of flavour. The chicken breast wasn't the best quality, it was a bit tasteless, and had no hint of a flame grilled taste just a few grill marks on top, however it had a good texture, quite meaty and filling. The mayo wasn't up to much, I decided to add some from the fridge instead as the stuff from the sachet was a bit runny. With the added bit of salad the flavour wasn't too bad, although without I should imagine it would be very bland indeed.
Nutritionally, the burger isn't actually too bad, the burger weighs 140g but we're only given values per 100g and these are as follows:
Energy: 221 Kcal
of which sugars: 1.9g
of which saturates: 1.0g
Salt equivalent: 1.6g
Overall, this product isn't too bad, it's not the best tasting snack but it's very quick and very easy as well as being cheap. Feasters Chicken Burgers are pretty bland but it's really easy to make them taste a lot better with the addition of a bit of salad and sauce. It's a great snack for anyone who isn't a great cook or doesn't have the time/ energy to cook from fresh.
thought it was the same as rustlers but quite dissapointed to the fact the chicken seems to be processed cut and shaped, its noting like a real chicken breast and no where near as excellent quality as rustlers, was really looking forward to it but ende up only eating half, not being fussy or being the case of you like what you like just dissapointed at the quality and taste, it taste like a cheap product not quality chicken breast as advertised.
I am pretty skeptical about microwave food in general. I am loathed to the microwave ready meal which are generally generic and flavourless. However everything has it's place and Feasters do fill a very specific niche.
That Niche is as a cheaper alternative to the post p*** up kebab. When you roll in lashed and you can barely get the door open it's time for a feasters. Simply pop one on a plate and pop it into the microwave for 70 seconds, when it pings you're done. The beauty of these things (despite the fact anything tastes good when you're pished) is that it removes the very real danger of burning your house down grappling with the oven controls in a vein attempt to understand whats going on. I have a friend and a cousin who have both come close to burning their houses down due to late night drunken cookery courses.
I can vouch personally for their ease of preperation and pleasing taste whilst under the influence but how do they handle when stone cold sober. I have tried both these and also rustlers version of the chicken burger and am quite suprised that they are both not bad. When you can't be arsed to cook and you fancy something hot then both brands do their job. The feasters has a smaller breast than the rustler but the feasters tastes better (slightly more chargrilled). I usually smack a bit of cheese in there for good measure and let it melt lovingly over the burger.
If I was reccomending the best feasters I would say their bacon cheese burger is pretty good for microwave food while their bacon butties a bit of a waste of money, you can do one yourself for a fraction of the price and it only takes 2 minutes.
In summary while far from a gourmet experience (or even just a home cooked equivelant) this chicken burger is not the tastiest thing you'll ever eat, in terms of drunk food or when you just can't be bothered to go nuts in the kitchen these little beauties are a must have.
Feasters first came out a few years ago now but has now been updated to the "new and improved" Rustlers. I personally prefer this one to the Rustlers as Rustlers char grill their chicken which Iam not to keep on to be honest with you.
It comes in simple packaging with all the information that you need to know. I am not going to describe it to you as you can see from the clear picture displayed at the top of this page. As you can see it is quite bulky but it is plastic to it can be recycled. This burger is a microwave "snack" which you can find in the fridge section in supermarkets. They roughly cost around £1.40 but sometimes on special offer at £1, bargain in my opinion.
Four simple steps to cook this meal is open the packet, put chicken and bun (seed side facing down) on a plate, put in the microwave for 80 seconds, once ready add the mayo and hey presto your ready to eat. It really couldn't get any quicker or easier than that.
When you bite into the burger its quite a soft feeling in your mouth. The chicken is quite tender and a lovely texture. I have heard some people saying that there are grizzly bits that they have found in theirs but I have never came across this so far. I think that it tastes really good although one fault that I do have with the burger is that it does not last very long. Maybe I'm just greedy I don't know but it seems like a few bites n its gone although the burger is a decent size when you open the packaging. All in all though I think the price and the taste is great.
Below is the Nutritional Information Per 100g as you can see it does have high calories and also a high fat intake but one every now and then wont hurt.
Energy: 221 Kcal
of which sugars: 1.9g
of which saturates: 1.0g
Salt equivalent: 1.6g
Over all I rate this product a 4 out of 5 and recommend that people give it a try. If you don't like then its not much money wasted and you know not to try it again.
Thank you for taking the time to read my review. I hope that it is of some use to you. Thanks again, it is very much appreciated.
I make a habit out of trying to eat healthily but sometimes you get taken a bit short, realise you haven't eaten and I don't know about you but in that scenario I will buy something like this to eat. I mean what can be quicker than 70 seconds?!
This whole breast chicken burger seemed at lease a decentish option. Least it's really chicken I thought as I paid for it!
Well the burger comes in the bun already and is encased in a see-through plastic square container with a peel back lid. On the front of that there is a photograph of the burger and I am told that it is 'Eat Well' Feasters, Whole Breast Chicken Burger and that it contains no hydrogenated fat, is ready to eat in 70 seconds, the use by date is clearly stamped on and I am also told that it is flamegrilled. On the back/bottom of the carton I am told what it is, ingredients and allergy advice is given (this is to microwave only and not freezable by the way), a full nutritional rundown chart is shown, cooking instructions are listed and the contact details for Eat Well (the manufacturer of the product are stated). It's a nice enough informative carton and inside you get a small plastic sachet of mayonnaise.
The Burger Itself:
Being called chicken breast and flame grilled I had high hopes for this being tasty but sadly it really wasn't. The only thing this had going for it was that it cooked in about 70 seconds in my microwave (can take between 70-90 seconds depending on the wattage of your oven) but that simply was it.
The bread bun/batch was white, tasted fresh and had plenty of golden looking sesame seeds on it. It tasted ok and was of a very decent size and warmed through well without going doughy or anything adverse. The chicken though was rubbery, anaemic looking, lacked seasoning and although called flame grilled only had a few little black marks on it that gave no extra taste at all. It was like chewing rubber and I didn't like it at all. Even my dog turned her nose up at it! The mayonnaise was like a runny white liquid and had little taste to it all either and I squeezed that on cold as I didn't fancy warm mayo one bit but really it lacked taste and the whole thing was simply a let down to be totally honest with you.
I wouldn't eat this again given the choice as it did nothing for me at all. I was expecting a nice thick breast and got what resembled chicken in an uncooked but rubbery way. The only thing that was ok was the bread! Not for me and not recommended by me at all!
Nutritional Information Per 100g:
Energy: 221 Kcal
of which sugars: 1.9g
of which saturates: 1.0g
Salt equivalent: 1.6g
Available in all good supermarkets etc and expect to pay about £1.85 a burger!
In the shop by me they are selling the Feasters stuff for 99p each, I don't know why I brought this because I HATE Feasters and Rustlers and stuff like that. Actually I ONLY brought it because it was 99p! How stupid is that??? lol
It's a chargrilled chicken breast in a sesame seed bun with mayo. The mayo comes in a little sachet and you put it onto the chicken after it's cooked so you haven't got to stress about having hot mayo. Don't know why they're worried about that though because the thing tastes so DISGUSTING that warm mayo isn't a big deal!
The chicken breast looks nice and that's about it, it looks plump and just nice but then it's got a weird smell while it's cooking and that put me off. While it was spinning round in the microwave I got a strong rubbery smell in the kitchen that got soooooo strong I started worrying that I'd left some of the wrapper on.
When I first bit into it the burger was horrible. The chicken has got a weird taste AND texture, the texture is mad because it's dry but wet at the same time. It's NOTHING like fresh chicken and has got a proper funny feel about it, it's like you kind of have to rip the chicken apart with your teeth and it gets harder and harder to chew as the minutes tick by.
The bun isn't very nice either and it's got a dead funny taste to it, this isn't going to sound right but to me the bun has got a weird stera milk flavour. That's not in your face or anything like that but as you're chewing the bun you get this horrible milky taste come through faintly...... and then suddenly it seems like the strongest taste in the world!!!
I wouldn't buy another one of these even if they was 9p each, it's disgusting fake food and I feel like bashing my head on the wall for even buying it and falling for the cheapo price. The chicken doesn't taste or look anything like real chicken even though it looks the part and the bun I'm not even going to describe again because the thought of it makes me feel like puking.
Not recommended.... disgusting!
I think that Feasters is a cheaper version of Rustlers. Although the range seems to taste the same, there is just something that is perhaps not as nice as Rustlers. Can't really put my finger on it.
These are found in the same area as Rustlers next to the chilled Microwave meals. I think they can cost anything up to the £1.50 mark, but can often be found for £1 in Asda. The 2 ones i've seen the most is the Burger and this one, which is just like a Chicken Sandwich.
The packaging looks quite big and perhaps bulky, but you need this size of pack to have the thing in. Perhaps it shouldn't be made from plastic, but you can put this in the recycling along with the other plastic goods. Can't really see the Burger through the pack that much, as the side part is a bit clouded plastic. The picture on the front looks nice enough, but they always do!
You just cook this in the microwave for 80 seconds and this comes out hot and soft. This consists of a large enough bit of Breast of Chicken in a soft Roll with a sachet of Mayo if you wish to add. I always do, although it isn't dry without the Mayo, it just makes it a bit nicer.
This is nice with the tender bit of Chicken Breast and makes a nice quick snack.
Don't have a pack to hand but the calorie content is quite high as is the fat.
Although I wouldn't eat these all the time, they make a nice change from a Micro Pizza.
Being a student who lacks any sort of cooking skills I'm always on the lookout for cheap microwaveable meals that take around a minute to cook. The Feasters Whole Breast Chicken Burger was one of those products so I grabbed one and tried it out.
The packaging is an all plastic container which is very simply to open, printed on it is all the information you could desire such as ingredients and fat contents. Along with the burger is a satchel of mayonnaise but it isn't nearly enough to cover the burger and doesn't taste as good as Helmans but it's certainly passable.
The package recommended cooking for 70 seconds on full power in the microwave but this is immediately where the product begins to falter. Doing so results in soggy bread, undercooked chicken and essentially an unpleasant meal. The base of the bread will get drenched in the chickens so I suggest cooking them separately and not together as the package suggests. Even then the chicken is chewy, rubbery and generally just unpleasant so even if you manage to get everything cooked it's simply not worth it.
I had high hopes for this product but it seriously under delivered, I'm generally not that picky about what I put in my mouth but I do draw the line somewhere and Feasters Whole Breast Chicken Burger is one of those things I just cannot stomach.
As a busy teenager i'm always looking for ways to speed things up so a quick snack like this i thought would be perfect as it required minmum cooking and a low price! With cooking not a strong point of mine and money an issue, i picked this up straight away. I'd never personally heard of the brand but gave them a try anyway at a price of just a £1 for this easy snack. The range that featers have on offer is fantastic though ranging from chicken burgers to pies and baguettes. There really is a snack there for anybodys moods or needs.
The packaging was simple but effective with an easy to remove lid and enough instructions for even those who don't have a clue how to cook! It gave enough warnings and ingredient contents which is always a useful thing to have. Once opening the packet, its a simply a burger in a plastic packet that can become sharp so be careful of this. The burger also came with a sachet of mayonaise which honestly wasn't the best one ive tasted, nothing compared to Helmans and there really wasn't enough of it. It barely covered my burger, and left me applying more from the fridge. Another bad point about the packaging is that there is lettuce on the picture of the burger but there is in fact none in there so you have to apply your own! Very misleading.
Onto the burgers taste, i cooked it as guidelined in the microwave and it came out steaming so i thought it would be cooked great but no. The burger was still hard, even after putting it back in the microwave it still had hard or chewy parts dotted around. This isn't experience from just the one as ive tried many of these burgers just incase. The meat was nowhere near cooked and honestly didn't taste like chicken but instead dry, bland, rubbery chicken. Very dissapointing. It looked nothing like the picture and certainly didn't taste good either! The bread either goes hard at the ends in some packets or extremely soggy and watery which tastes horrible! The bread just caved into the chicken and it was like it was all melted together in one instance and hard all at the ends on the other. Both times, so not appetising!
The burger did not fill me up at all, and not until i ate it did i realise the astonishing calorie and fat content. It really put me off it as it didn't even taste good so wasn't worth consuming all of those calories and since have not ate these burgers. You think its a great snack, but its easier to just stick to a sandwich. I wouldn't recommend these burgers as they never taste cooked which can be dangerous.
As a 20-something year old male who never learned to "cook" properly I, like many look others often try making the simplest things in the house. Often it can be a pot noodle or a cuppa soup, though right now we have some Feasters Whole Breast Chicken Burgers in so, I thought why not. The can take as little as 70 seconds to prepare in the microwave (though our microwave means they have to take 90 seconds) and are as simple to prepare, just whack them in the microwave on a microwaveable plate and set it off. When it's done you'll have a hot burger ready to eat, like fast food for home consumption even with a satchel of Mayo to apply if you want, however are they worth the money you spend (typically £1-£1.50) on them?
When eating them the first thing you may realise when you apply the Mayo is just how hot the chicken piece is, though it can seem a little on the small side it's piping hot and steaming, in fact it rather hurts if you touch it. Then you get ready to eat it, the first thing you may notice is that the bun is often a bit over cooked and toasted, a rather off putting feature then you'll notice that the chicken really is as hot as it looked and you'll find your mouth burning, you tongue feeling like it's on fire. Which leads you to wondering why you're eating it, which you assume is the taste, sadly however it appears to resemble the taste of spongey cardboard and isn't actually worth tasting. It may have been easy to make though sadly it tastes like it, and unlike the similar sorts of meals from McDonald's, KFC and Burger King it's just not got the flavour you'd want. Unlike rival burgers from "Rustlers" which can actually be really nice and have a bit of flavour these are just dull and uninteresting with an often burnt bun.
Nutritional Information per 100g (each burger is 140g)
931 KJ Energy
24.6g Carbohydrates (oh which 1.9g are Sugars)
6.8g Fat (of which 1.0g is Saturated)
0.61g Sodium (1.6g Salt equivalent)
Overall they aren't worth trying they really haven't got any redeeming factors other than the time they take to do, their taste texture and even size are poor and considering the price can actually be more than a fast food burger or pot noodle they aren't going to be the "go to snack" of choice. Though Feasters are seen as the second biggest brand of burgers in this mould in the UK they should really be avoided as the quality is poor, even for this sort of convenience food, look else where for your snacks folks.