“ Brand: Morrisons / Type: Meat „
My son is quite a faddy eater and to be honest only eats what he wants to eat and meatballs are one of his must haves at the moment he enjoys any brand of meatball top brands and value meatballs but these just werent at all to his liking in fact he refused to eat them at all. These come in the typical morrisons value brand packaging which im not opposed to at all it seems you pay loads for packaging these days and cost 39p at present for 392g tin on opening to be totally honest they smelled just like opening a tin of dog food and my husband could smell them over the other side of the room, i tipped the can into a microwavable bowl and yes they were meatballs but they were a wishy washy light brown colour and looked wet and gooey in texture the gravy was also watery and looked fatty and vile the smell went after they were heated but my son just couldnt get past the look and taste of one meatball these are really not worth the effort of opening and as I am no brand snob I was really disappointed as a vast amount of value products are fab value and great products this one was a complete let down and I wouldnt recommend it to anyone.. Think twice about saving 20p a tin buying these although the cals arent to bad the nutritional values are pittiful.
When it comes to eating unless I'm eating out I'm not really a planner. I'll eat whatever really and if I'm left to prepare something I usually opt for toast or a sarnie, I'm not a much of a cook and for one person it seems a bit of a waste of time to me anyway. So I spotted these in my local Morrisons store, late one night and after the gym and I was well hungry so decided that I'd have meatballs and some bread and butter and that would be me sorted. Sounds grim now I've wrote that! lol. The Packaging: 392g can with a yellow and white label around it. On the front in dark green and white writing I'm told it is Morrisons 'Value' Meatballs In Gravy and the size is stated and under that there is an at a glance nutritional chart. On the back of the can other information includes ingredients and allergy advice (Contains: Gluten, soya and sulphites), a full nutritional run-down is stated, cooking and storage instructions are given and contact details for Morrisons are listed. It is a cheap, economy looking can in it's appearance but it gives you all of the information you need to make an informed choice my only niggle is that it has no ring pull to the top of it! The Meatballs: Well I counted about 15 meatballs in a thick gravy as I emptied them into a bowl to microwave them. You can of course do as I did with these and if you do they take about 3-4 minutes, on the hob and in a saucepan again they take about 3-4 minutes as they are pre-cooked and all you want to do is warm them through. When I first saw them I thought they smelt like dog food though they lost most of that smell through cooking to be fair and as they heated through the gravy did loose a bit of it's thickness and by the time I got them on my plate and ready to eat they looked and smelt alright...but I didn't much fancy them. I should have listened to my instincts! The meatballs were a decent mouthful each and round and bumpy in texture though in the mouth they tasted like you were putting your teeth through lard and eating gelatine. It may be processed pork but as soon as you chew it it goes to slush though don't get me wrong they're not greasy or contain gristle or anything like that. They are revolting though! I don't know what else to say. The orangy coloured smooth, glossy gravy tastes meaty I guess but it's heavily salted and the gravy just doesn't taste good either though it's smooth and better than the meatballs and there is a generous amount in there to coat and cover the meatballs. These were just like eating salty slime. I tried to see some good points to them, there is none at all. Just awful and I won't insult my body by feeding it this junk ever again! Feed them to someone you have a grudge against! Nutritional Information Per Half A Can: Calories: 180 Sugar: 5.1g Fat:7.3g Saturates:2.4g Salt: 2g Only available in Morrisons priced at about 39p a can - but avoid!