A little while ago my fridge freezer have up the ghost. This made shopping particularity difficult. It also made shopping a lot quicker as we got to miss out the refrigeration aisles and the frozen aisles. We were without fridge freezer for a good few weeks in the end and this meant that's we tried loads of dry foods including this cheese flavoured mug shot.
The mug shot packets are pretty cheap at less than £1 each. They look quite small and like they wouldn't suffice for a proper meal but this is deceiving.
To make your mug shot up you empty the contents of the packet into a mug bad then just add hot boiled water into your mug. It then just takes a couple of minutes to turn unappetising looking dry pasta and powder into your yummy dinner.
I really likes this creamy cheese pasta mug shot and I found it filling enough for my evening meal. I did start adding so e vegetables to this. Some grilled mushrooms and to tomatoes mixed in really add to the flavour and add to make it a bit more of a healthy dinner.
My husband however was not so keen on these mug shot. I personally do not like food that is too flavourful whereas he found that these mug shots were a bit too bland for him. Ultimately this is down to personsal taste but the mug shots are definately great value for money and really quick and easy to make.
I have started buying these mugshots as I thought they would be a nice and easy thing to take to work to have as a smack as the instructions on the back of the packet say that all we need to do is add hot water.
These packets retail at about 75p each but they are currently on special offer at Tesco for 5 for £3 so work out at 60p each if you buy them that way.
When at Tesco at the weekend I took them up on their offer and bought a few flavours so check back for my other reviews soon.
But this one is the creamy cheese flavour.
These pasta snacks come dried in paper pouch packets, not unlike a cup a soup. I tear the top from the packet which is easy enough to do and doesn't result in powder and bits of pasta flying everywhere I am pleased to say and pour the contents into my mug. The contents are very powdery and I can see tiny little bits of very dried up pasta in a white colour and a pale green.
I pour boiling hot water into the mug and stir with a spoon.
It doesn't take a lot of storing before the smell of creamy cheese sauce hits me. It instantly makes my mouth water.
The bits of pasta that looked so unappetising in the mug are suddenly big fluffy pasta twirls in two different colours. The cheese sauce is wonderful - really rich and creamy.
This snack is really filling and by adding a couple of slices of bread I find it a good lunch. It is really tasty and is definitely up there as the best thing I can take to work to make a hot lunch with nothing but a kettle (quite a list!)
I highly recommend these as a nice hot easy lunch now the days are getting colder and will certainly be stocking up. As previously mentioned I have tried a few of the flavours recently and this is by far my favourite.
Working in a office, I am often looking for fast easy lunches I can eat at my desk. Mug shots have become one of my favourites. Not only are they cheap but they fill you up unlike the normal cuppa soups you can buy. They are also low in fat, always a plus! They have no artificial colours or preservatives. So I would say they are reasonably healthy. This particular flavour I love, as I am a big fan of creamy cheese sauces. What I also like is that they give you a mixture of the green and normal pasta swirls, gives it a more interesting flavour. The packaging is quite eye catching, you know exactly what it is from the picture. It is also a nice portable size packet to put in your handbag, again brilliant for work. Would definitely recommend, they quite often bring out new flavours too which keeps it interesting.
i aint wrote a review on dooyoo for ages mainly due to life getting in the way but lately i have been having these mugshots for lunch and i have to say this is by far my fave its the mug shot creamy cheese pasta in sauce,,,,,,,
Whats in it ?----------
Basically its pasta in a cream cheese sauce im told on the packet that its pasta spiraps in a cheese sauce "the snack you make in a mug"
the packet looks pretty good to be honest and quite informative with allergy advice containing cows milk wheat and gluten and it is suitable for vegetarians.
other information contains that it has 268g per made up product and well as being 255kcal and 1.88 salt which i thought was quite high to be honest.
the taste test--------
you have to get used to getting this product right as adding too much water there is no going back , so i have learnt its better to add less and add more if needed than to go over the top with the liquid, i love this product its warming yummy and with a crusty roll with butter is just mmmmmm i would really recommend this product as i would their tomato and herb but i dont think the tomato and herb is as tasty and warming as this, once the pasta is dont your met with a lovely smell of cheese and herb not overpowering which i was glad at because im not keen on things like batcherlers cheese pasta as i find it too overbearing this i find for me is just about right
depends where you go DONT get robbed go to somewhere like home bargins or asda you will get them on offer go to a corner shop or somewhere like the co-op then your robbed big time
yeah love them cheap and cheerful lunch and all you need is hot water recommended :o)
Less than 3% fat Ready in 5 minutes No artificial colours or preservatives Suitable for vegetarians