Product Type: Rustlers Meat / Fish
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Rustlers Chicken Sandwich
Member Name: Stewwydablue
Rustlers Chicken Sandwich
Advantages: Good meat content
Disadvantages: Expensive when not on offer
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.
Summary: When on offer, well worth a punt
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