“ Cheap to buy and very quick and easy to prepare, Rustlers chicken sandwich is certainly a convenient choice. As a result, the taste and nutritional values are lacking. „
As a person who usually likes to cook from fresh I always try and steer clear of ready meals in general, however if I am in the mood I don't mind the occasional Rustlers Chick Sandwich as a quick snack. The food is very easy to prepare if you simply microwave the whole bun (minus the sauce of course), but I prefer to toast the bun as cooking the whole thing in the microwave leaves the bun soggy.
Overall I am happy with the taste of the burger and the price, however I am not sure why they felt the need to change the sauce (other than an obvious marketing ploy). I find the new sauce very strong in taste, and it tends to overpower the chickens so called flame grilled flavour (which is now masked with the sour flavour of the new sauce). Please bring back the old sauce I say, or at least give people the choice. (or better still reduce the price and let people add their own sauces)
I normally avoid processed chicken burgers, as I have heard so many horror stories, but when I saw these on offer in Tesco recently for £1, I decided to give them a try. The packaging proclaiming the 'new' mayonnaise was another marketing ploy that worked on me, as I was keen to see what it tasted like.
Rustler's are owned by Kepak Convenience Foods and are marketed mainly at young men who can't/won't cook. They style themselves as 'The original one finger food' and another slogan is 0 to tasty in 70 seconds. As I'm not a man, the advertsing has no effect on me, but sometimes I just want something quick and easy to eat.
For my £1, I got a chicken patty, a sesame seeded bap and a sachet of 'new' peppered southern fried style mayonnaise. It does state that the chicken patty is made from chicken breast meat and contains 85% chicken. The rest is flavourings and added water. The chicken patty is flame grilled for added taste, although I don't think this adds anything much to the overall taste.
When I do eat these, I prefer to toast the bap, as I find they can be very soggy if you heat them in the microwave with the chicken. Following the instructions on the packaging for how long to heat the chicken, I stuck it in the microwave for 80 seconds. I find that some water does escape during cooking so when the chicken was heated through, I patted it with kitchen roll to remove excess moisture. I then assembled everything together.
I have eaten these before and thought they were an okay snack, if slightly bland. However, the new recipe mayo gives these burgers a kick and transformed them into a moreish snack. While I wouldn't want to eat too many of them, I think for £1, they are a nice occasional snack. They are definitely overpriced at the RRP of £1.99 though, in my opinion, but I would definitely buy the occasional one when it is on offer.
Nutritional Information: Typical values as sold per 100g. Energy 1224kJ/293kcal, Protein 13.4g, Carbohydrate 22.2g of which sugars 2.3g, Fat 16.3g of which saturates 2.6g, Fibre 2.0g, Sodium 0.51g. These burgers do contains gluten, sesame seeds, egg, soya, milk and mustard, so best to avoid if you have allergies.
As I have mentioned in one or two of my reviews, my culinary skills are very basic (or non existent), so I am always on the look out for something quick, easy and yummy. Until quite recently I would normally bring a sandwich to work for lunch, but after eating a million sandwiches, for over two years, I was getting sick and bored of sandwiches. So I began nagging my boss to buy a microwave, for the kitchen at work (well if you can call a fridge a kitchen) and after a week of ear bending I finally got my microwave...Hooray!
And so my search for tasty 'ping meals' began.....
I picked up this burger one lunch time from my local Sainsbury's for £1.00. The main reason I purchased it was because it was on offer and and only takes 70 seconds to make (or heat up). This sandwich comes in a clear, plastic container with a peel-able lid. On the packet it say's '0 to tasty in seconds'. The sandwich is made up of a chicken breast in a sesame seed bun, there is also a sachet of mayonnaise included in container. It should be stored in a fridge and only heated up in a microwave.
To cook (or heat up) this sandwich is very simple. All you need to do is open the container and remove the sandwich, and microwave plate which is supplied with the sandwich, and place in the microwave for 70 seconds(1000W microwave), 80 seconds (850W) or 90 seconds (750W) and then let it stand for 30 seconds before adding the mayonnaise. I personally do not like mayo, so I threw it away.
Once I removed the sandwich from the microwave, I found the top half of the bun to be very soggy and the bottom half to be rock solid. Perhaps the bun could have been a little over cooked, and If I did ever eat one of these again I would probably take it out of the microwave a littler earlier than the chicken.
The smell once the sandwich was removed from the microwave was surprisingly very nice. And I could not wait to sink my teeth into it. When I did begin to eat it I found the chicken to be quite rubbery and bland. There was not a strong taste of chicken, however I did not dislike the taste, but I have eaten my flavoursome burgers in the past. I definitely prefer the taste of a KFC or McDonalds burger, although they are not microwave burgers, so it is pretty hard to compare.
The size of the burger can be compared to that of a McChicken sandwich from McDonalds, and was quite filling. I added lettuce, onion and tomato to my burger to make it more filling and to add flavour. I would not recommend eating these on a regular basis, as they are not great for you.
Typical Values Typical values per 100g
Please note that this burger is 150g.
I would probably buy this chicken sandwich again if it was on offer, as it is quick and easy to make. It is not the best burger in the world, but it is certainly not the worst. Once you add extras, such as salad and sauces it is actually quite nice. And for £1.00 it is a bargain. The only negative I have is the bun was quite soggy and hard, and the chicken was a little chewy. Overall not a bad burger, and it was what I expected from a microwaveable burger. I am giving this burger 4 out of 5 stars.
Thank you for taking the time to read/rate my review :D
As much as I do prefer to cook from scratch, there are occasions when convenience demands quick food for a hungry belly. For these times, I use Rustlers microwaveable burgers. This particular review is about the Rustlers Chicken Sandwich.
What is it?
You get a decent sized piece of flame grilled chicken breast meat in a sesame seed bun and a tube of mayonnaise. It's stored in the fridge and has a shelf life of about ten days. There's no mention of if they can be frozen, and I've never tried so can't comment. The burger and bun need to be removed from the plastic box and microwaved - the times depend on your microwave's wattage. I blast mine for 90 seconds, but if you've got a more powerful microwave than my 750 watts then your time will be quicker.
Once cooked, the top bun lid is removed for the application of the mayonnaise from the tube. The burger retains quite a lot of heat for a couple of minutes after cooking, so beware.
We're not dealing with haute cuisine here, you literally get some bread, a lump of chicken and a tube of mayonnaise. The bread is obviously long life and additive filled, but it doesn't taste that bad. The chicken does have a flame grilled taste but it's not overpowering. I'm struggling to describe the chicken's taste in more detail - chicken is renowned for being bland and inoffensive, other than to say it's quite succulent texture wise. Mayonnaise is mayonnaise, although you do get quite a large amount in the sachet and I've never used a full one yet.
I feel that the picture on the packaging could be misleading to first time buyers as it shows the burger with tomato slices and on a bed of lettuce - it's only a serving suggestion and you don't get any salad with the burger at all.
I daren't look too closely at the ingredients for fear of what I might find, but can say that the minimum meat content of the burger is quite impressive at 85%.
They're not as tasty as a Mc Donalds McChicken McBurger McSandwich, or whatever they're called this week, but the appeal for me is the price when on offer. Individually, they are £1.59 each but when on offer in Iceland, they are 3 for £1.50 which works out as a well worth it 50p each. (only while the offer is on!). Very Mcing affordable.
At £1.99 these are potentially a little expensive but I have been able to purchase a few recently at the special offer price of £1.39. Removed from the plastic packaging this chicken burger can be ready to eat after a minute and thirty seconds in a 750w microwave and you of course must make sure it is cooked right through and piping hot before you do so.
The label on the reverse claims that this sandwich uses only the finest chicken breast meat which is flame grilled and I'm sure this is true but if you have ever eaten a microwaveable burger product like this yourself then you will know that a burger prepared in this way can only be so good. One of these is nothing like grilling or frying a chicken burger and placing it in to a fresh bun and as long you don't have that expectation you will possibly enjoy this fgor luch or as a quick to prepare snack.
Due to the way it is heated the bun can be tough in some places and moist in others but the piece of chicken is tasty and if it is your preference you can garnish with the sachet of mayonnaise which finishes the whole product nicely.
This is not suitable for allergy sufferers as it contains gluten, egg, soya, sesame seeds and could contain traces of milk. This chicken sandwich contains just under 370 calories and roughly 17.4g of fat so it is not really something which could be described as a healthy option and so is a food item that you could eat every now and again as part of a balanced diet.
These do taste ok but not everybody will enjoy them because a microwaveable burger like this is definitely not everbody's idea of a good thing to eat, in fact products like this probably do contribute to society being more overweight and unhealthy compared to years gone by. A plus though is that they are quick to prepare in the microwave but to be honest give me a proper prepared meal anyday as I don't really always feel that good after eating one but not to single this one out many ready meals leave you feeling like that in my opinion.
I hadn't tasted one of these before but my partner likes them so I always pick him some up. I was hungry and really couldn't be bothered cooking so I thought i'd try one. Currently these cost £1 in Tesco. You can also get a quarter pounder, rib burger and various subs in the same range.
The burger comes in a plastic packet. You peel off the top of the packet to reveal the burger. It is described on the packet as "Chopped and shaped chicken breast with added seasoning and wheat protein in a sesame seeded bun with a sachet of mayonnaise." The burger weighs 150g.
When you take the burger out of the box it looks similar to a Mc Chicken Sandwich. the roll in fact reminded me of an Md's, as much as I like Md's I do think their burger buns are full of air and taste really sweet, probably because they are meant to be long lasting so they can stock up!
The burger can be microwaved in 70 seconds depending on your microwave you may need to adjust the times. As I was waiting I read the box I expected the burger to be full of bulking agents like rusk, I was plesantly suprised to see that it contains 85% chicken breast, a lot of frozen chicken burgers and even fresh ones contain a lot less. After the microwave had pinged I added the mayonnaise and left it to stand for a bit to cool down.
I was suprised at how nice this tasted for a microwave burger. The chicken was seasoned really well and the meat was all white and juicy. The burger also had a breadcrumb coating too. The bun tasted as I said above like a Md's bun, really sweet and processed. It wasn't fresh bread but then for this type of food I didn't expect it. I enjoyed this and would definately eat one again, it's not the type of thing that I would recommend you eat all of the time but as a snack it's ideal and quick to prepare.
Typical Values Typical values per 100g
This review is for "Rustlers Flame Grilled Chicken Sandwich", which is essentially a microwaveable chicken burger.
At the moment, this item is available in at least Tesco and Morrisons for the offer price of a pound, but normally retails for around 1.50 pounds. I've seen this in offers of two for a pound as well, so they are frequently available for good value prices.
The sell-by dates generally give you a couple of weeks from what I've seen, although this of course varies enormously. This doesn't seem to be a product that would freeze very well, and there is no mention that it can be frozen. The chicken sandwich should be refrigerated below 4 degrees celsius.
The item is only marked as being able to be cooked by microwave only, taking around a minute, or a little longer, depending on the strength of your microwave. It also includes a sachet of mayonnaise to put on you require.
The chicken in the sandwich made from 100% chicken breast and is flame grilled. The bread roll is seeded with sesame seeds. The packaging which it comes in lets you see the product from the outside, through the packaging.
Without repeating endlessly the nutritional elements from the back of the pack, the salient point is probably that this contains 365 calories and 16 grammes of fat. Just as an aside, it feels to me slightly irritating that the product weighs in at 150g, but the nutritional details are displayed per 100g only.
Onto the matter of taste, I was pleasantly surprised by this product. Inevitably microwaveable meals which are reheated like this are only ever going to be limited in their taste, but there appeared to be at least a nod towards quality, and the meat was entirely made from chicken breast and it tasted fine.
It was also nice to see a generous portion of mayonnaise, sometimes these products can come with very small sauce portions, and it couldn't have cost too much extra to provide a little more, so this was in this item's favour. The only complaint that I could make about taste is that the roll did taste a little bit like cardboard, but it was still more than edible.
So, in conclusion, I found this to be a reasonably good product, which for a pound is to me good value. Definitely a good product to have in the fridge for when you might want a quick snack, and for a pound, I'd have to rate this in a positive way! But, having said all of that, it's still not as good as KFC!
I am not normally the type to eat any type of microwavable burger (or microwavable food at all, to be fair, as I find it all rather over priced and salty), but today on walking to work I nipped into my local Morrisons and found Rustlers burgers on offer, 2 for £2. As I was in a hurry, I picked one up for myself and my husband (who works in the same building I do). A nice quick easy and cheap lunch I thought.
Oh how wrong I was.
The burger looks pretty much as you'd expect it to - presented in a clear plastic carton with a yellow thin plastic film lid. 0 to tasty in 70 seconds!, the plastic tells me. Hmm. We'll see.
As it was in the fridge in the supermarket when I got it, I stuck it in the fridge at work to keep cool until my lunch hour. I was looking forward to something different, and was not best pleased when my husband sent me an email entitled 'EWWWWW' and asking me if I had any money so he could go get some 'actual food'.
Now, I'm not picky. I'll eat a Pot Noodle and enjoy it. I must admit that my equally unpicky husband's reaction (who eats kebabs perfectly sober) didn't bode well for my lunch hour, but being from Yorkshire and having paid my quid, I decided to brave it. How horrible could it be, really?
Oh how naive I was.
So, on my lunch hour I whipped the burger out of the fridge and carefully read the instructions, though there isn't much to read, all you have to do is take off the plastic (and be met by a very odd fusty plasticky somewhat un-food-like smell) and take the burger out, with it's little microwavable plate, and stick it in the microwave for 70 seconds.
Whilst the 70 seconds cooking time is passing, don't do what I did and casually read the packet for nutritional information. A lot like when I go to the kebab shop, eat a Pot Noodle, or the scruffy guy at work makes me a cup of tea, I don't really want to know what's in my food.
Apparently, for the Rustlers flame grilled chicken burger (which is 100g in size), there are 953 (YES!!!) calories (oh dear Lord) 9.1g of fat, 20.9g of carbs and 15.5g of protein.
Compared to a McChicken Sandwich from McDonalds which is 151g in size, there are 390 calories, but much more fat with 25g, 24g of carbs and 14g of protein.
So they're just as bad as each other really. But you do get a bit of lettuce on a McChicken Sandwich, which makes it healthy ;)
After 70 seconds the microwave pinged, and I was presented with a steamy hot chicken burger. Which was somehow flame grilled. You get a sachet of mayo so you can add some flavour to the burger, this is quite a challenge adding this as the burger is the temperature of the sun when it comes out of the microwave (I didn't have a plate and had to pop it back in the plastic container...which melted a bit. Whoops.
Anyway, I stayed game and bit into the burger. A tentative bite I admit and not the man sized bites I would take with a trusted burger. A good thing too...this burger has the consistency of a strange rubbery fish. Ew. It yields to the teeth, it's so un food like.
The taste is a cross between bland and vile. Even the mayo manages to taste really really wrong.
The bread is also unpleasant, because bread was never meant to be microwaved. It goes bouncy, shiny, rubbery and soft. Not at all like the fairly sweet, almost crumbly softness of the McDonalds or Burger King burger (and to be fair, why not compare them - a chicken mayo burger at McDonalds is 99p, and the Rustlers burger is generally more than that!)
I know there is no way you can microwave salad, but the lack of salad in the burger is very noticable. It's a shame there's no way of including a little pack of salad in the burger but this would reduce the shelf life of the item by a good 75%, so I can understand why they don't do it. Still - I really don't think a bit off lettuce and a slice of tomato can save this burger anyway!
I am not proud to admit this DooYooers but after two bites I had to give it up. It went in the bin.
I will never ever eat anything like this again and cannot in all conscience recommend this to anyone - there are nicer convenience foods, which are cheaper! This was an experience I do not wish to repeat.
I am scarred for life!!
Tonight I bought a Rustlers Chicken Sandwich on the way home, it isn't something I'd usually think of eating but I just fancied a burger and after driving onto the McDonald's car park and seeing both in store and the drive through was packed I changed my mind and popped off to Sainsbury's.
Price: I was thinking of picking up a pack of fresh burgers but I was only cooking for one tonight and Rustlers were on offer, these are usually around the £1.50 mark but are £1 at the moment so it's not bad. Some of them are reduced from £1.70 which isn't a bad saving at all.
Packaging: This is packaged in a plastic pot with a plastic peeling label, the buger's place on a little cardboard holder which you use to put it in the microwave which is quite handy as this burger get very hot after cooking! As well as a huge Rustlers logo there is the slogan "0 to tasty in 70 seconds" the chicken sandwich is said to be "flame grilled" which gives the impression on a tradiational American burger. The packaging is bright orange and yellow and is quite noticable to say the least! There is also a picture of a tasty looking burger, shame this wasn't what was in the box!
The Burger: When I took this out of the microwave after the 70 seconds od cooking it smelt quite nice actually, it was very hot but didn't look too great, I squeezed out my sachet of mayo and popped it on a plate and sat down to eat. Now the box says "Best Ever Taste" well I wouldn't of liked to have tried one of these before. The burger is bland, literally with no taste, and as it was microwaved incredibly soggy. I wasn't expecting an amazing burger but I was expecting something a little better than this, I'm glad I only spent a pound and even that wasn't really worth it. If I ever had one of these again which I highly doubt, I'd toast the bap, this might give the burger a little extra bite.
As you can see this is really bad for you nutritionally and after eating one I can safely say not worth indulging on at all! I found the burger quite filling but was hungry quite soon after meaning I had to eat something else to fill me up.
Overall: I was so disappointed in this burger, I wasn't expecting anything amazing especially for the cheaper price of £1 but I was definately expecting more than this. The burger had no taste, filled me up quickly but I was soon hungry again, I won't be buying this one again and unless you're in real need of quick snack I wouldn't advise you to either.
I'm not really a fan of microwaveable burgers and they are not something I'd ever usually purchase, but my boyfriend bought some because they were on offer in Farmfoods for £1 each. Usually these burgers are around the £1.50 mark, so admittedly it is a significant discount, but even so, this isn't a product I'd ever chose.
Nutritionally specking these burgers weren't as bad as I thought they'd be. They contain 340 calories and 13.7g fat, which is less than the McDonalds' equivalent.
Each burger comes in a plastic container. You have to remove the lid, take the burger out (which is sat on a 'microwaveable plat' and put it in the microwave for 70 seconds. You also get a tube of mayonnaise in the container, to add once your burger has been cooked.
When I removed the burger from the microwave, surprisingly it smelled of chicken. It was very hot though, I nearly dropped the burger when I took it out, so be careful when you are removing it - it may be worth waiting for a few minutes for it to cool down.
When I ate this I was surprised that the chicken didn't taste rubbery or greasy - it was quite pleasant to eat. However the bread was quite soggy and not as fresh I'd like. Also, for me, a good burger should have plenty of salad, there isn't any salad on this burger and I missed that when I ate it.
Although it tasted better than expected I don't think I will be buying these on a regular basis. Although the chicken was quite nice, the bread was soggy and I think they are overpriced.
Three out of five stars.
I like Microwave food, although it isn't that good for you. It is normally pretty tasty. I get this one now and again just for a nice change. I like Chicken, but the idea of Chicken in a Bun perhaps isn't that exciting!
This is a chilled product, which only takes 80 seconds to cook. The packaging for this seems quite big, but you need it this wide for the bun to fit.
The bit of Chicken is a nice bit Breast Meat and tastes juicy and tasty. A bit seasoning wouldn't have went amiss, but just add the sachet of Mayo and this is nice and tasty. The Bun isn't too thick either, and just the right thickness. There is a couple of seeded bits on the top that I could live without.
Perhaps people may think this is a bit bland, but I like it because it is a simple snack from a nice enough range of food that has Burgers, Ribs and Hot Dogs. The price of these is around £1.60 each, so not the cheapest, but a nice quick, tasty hot snack.
Rustlers produce a variety of microwaveable snacks such as the quarter pounder with cheese, spare rib sandwich and of course the chargrilled chicken sandwich.
I remember first trying these when i was about sixteen stumbling home with a bad case of the munchies but feeling too "tired" to make myself anything.
So i just whacked the quarter pounder variety in the microwave and waited 70 seconds, looks wise it looked like what it was, a fairly low quality piece of processed beef on a soggy bap with bright orange american cheese.
I think the quarter pounder came with ketchup but i am loathed to it so threw it straight in the bin where it belongs ; P
It tasted bland and a bit soggy but it was a quarter pounder that was ready to eat in just over a minute so i didnt complain too loudly.
I have also tried the chicken sandwich, im not really a fan of that one though.
The bbq rib sandwich tastes too sweet and a little odd but at least it has slightly more taste than the chicken one.
Recently theyve released a meatball sub variety and a quarter pounder with bacon (which is probably the only one id go for).
These are ideal if youve had a heavy night out and cant muster cooking but fancy something hot, also good if your in a real rush.
They're pretty bland but i dont think you'd really expect them to be bursting with flavour.
For what they are they do the job, just dont expect too much from them.
If they could add a bit of flavour to them these would be the ultimate in microwave snacks but alas they are lacking in the flavour department.
The Rustlers Chicken Sandwich allows you to have a chicken burger prepared in just over a minute. All you need to do is take the burger out of its original packaging, pop it in the microwave for around 70 seconds and you have a fully cooked chicken sandwich ready to eat. They even provided a sachet of mayonnaise to add to your burger.
It's just so easy & convenient, but what does it actually taste like? Well it's not all that great really to be honest. As a result of being cooked in the microwave, the finished product comes out quite soggy and isn't the nicest thing to eat. Also the chicken doesn't seem to be of great quality but I suppose you can't expect much for the price you pay. A single pack can normally be purchased for 99p in most supermarkets.
Rustlers also do beef burgers and hot dogs that you can microwave. But unless you're a student who wants something quick & easy to eat then I really wouldn't bother with this. I only bought this item once to see what it was like & definetley wouldn't buy anything like this again. Spend a little more and buy a decent quality chicken burger.
The Rustlers Chicken Sandwich makes an excellent snack for lunch and also part of a dinner. It cooks very quickly in a microwave in 70 seconds depending on your microwave wattage. It comes in a small plastic box with the buns in there along with the chicken and a mayonnaise sauce.
The plastic box is transparent but has a label on the top, which is bright yellow with an image of the Chicken Sandwich and there is a large Rustlers logo too. The plastic cover of the box doesn't peel off very easily so I end up cutting into it with a knife.
You can make up the burger and I usually add the mayonnaise too so it heats up and you put it on a microwaveable plate for around 70 seconds. It's then fully heated and you can eat it. The only problem is that the bun gets so hot and also quite soft after 70 seconds in the microwave, which is the down side.
The burger tastes really nice. The actual chicken has a lovely grilled taste to it and it's quite flavoursome and addicting. The bun is quite nice and the mayonnaise is good. All in all, it's a nice snack and quite filling too. It has quite a lot of calories and is ideal to be had with chips or some other side dish for a dinner. You can buy it for under £1.50 at most supermarkets.
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The Rustler's range is a selection of microwave sandwiches and burgers that are ready within a minute and a half to two minutes. I have tried most of the range and I find that the chicken sandwich is the most disappointing.
The theory is a good one and I have to say on a hangover I have really enjoyed these in the morning! You simply pop the chicken burger into the microwave and when it comes out you have usually a very hot steaming burger. There is also a sachet of mayonnaise in the packet, which is actually quite generous.
The packaging is very brightly coloured and reminiscent of an American style fast food packaging. The burger on the front looks a lot better than the content when you open the packaging though!
On the whole eaten as it comes it is not really anything special. The bread is slightly on the soggy side and you have to wait a while to eat it because it gets so hot and I often make a mess with the mayonnaise dripping everywhere in my haste. The chicken is very tender, to the point you question what is the water content of it. However this is better than over-cooking where you will end up with a rock hard bap.
The bap has sesame seeds on which is a nice touch but unfortunately there is not anything else unlike other products in the range that include cheese and bacon etc. So it is very plain. Yet I have before added some cheese on the top and it melts well within the time. Add a rasher of bacon, some lettuce, bbq sauce, tomatoes, onions, chilli sauce, ketchup, mustard or whatever you want and actually they make a quite nice burger as you would expect from a fast food place (not from a restaurant though!). As students temporarily without a microwave we also toasted the bun and brushed the chicken with some bbq sauce and put it under the grill, added bacon, cheese and lettuce and they were actually enjoyable.
It is a pretty bog standard product but as with most things it is what you make of it. They say that they use the best quality chicken breast but based on the warning of some bones may remain I question this. On the web site they also show the burger with lettuce and tomato, which really does not exist.
There are 340 calories per burger so it is not so bad as a burger from a fast food restaurant but with 36% fat and 27% protein it worries me that this chicken breast is not so fine after all. However I may be being a little harsh as this may come from the mayonnaise sachet too.
The price varies from around £1.70-£2.00 but I have seen a lot of offers on these burgers in Morrisons and Tescos so often you can get a few including the other varieties together. If you can get the other ones though as they have a bit more to them.
Overall its a quick and convenient (I won't say snack as I don't believe a snack should be that high in fat and calories!) filler and you can make it into something decent if you take the time and effort. A definite yes for students or people who cannot be bothered to cook!