“ Brand: Asda / Type: Other Ready Meals „
Staying in a caravan with a Vegetarian, I love the foods that I have eaten of late however I do get a meaty craving from time to time so when me and my mate pop out to do the shopping do occasionally go for meaty options and I really fancied an all day breakfast type of option and so when I spotted this in an Asda store costing a mere pound I simply had to get it and looking forward to it.... I was! The Packaging: A cardboard sleeve slides on and off a black plastic square tray which has a peel off see-through plastic lid. On the top of the sleeve there is a picture of the breakfast and I'm told it is Asda All Day Breakfast and that it is 300g in weight there is and at a glance nutritional chart on there and the best before date is clearly stamped on. On the back sleeve I'm told what it is, ingredients and allergy advice is given, a full nutritional chart is shown, cooking instructions are given and contact details for Asda are listed. What The Breakfast Is: Baker beans, omelette, crispy hash brown, succulent sausage and a smoky bacon rasher with added water. Cooking Instructions: To Oven Cook: (For best results cook from frozen): Remove outer packaging, peel back film lid. Remove the hash brown and place on a baking tray beside the container. Place the baking tray in the centre of a pre-heated oven at 200c/400f/Gas mark 6 for 20 minutes. Stir the product, gently turning the egg and hash brown. Re-cover and cook for a further 15-20 minutes. To Microwave: 7-8 minutes depending on wattage. To Grill: Has brown only 8-9 minutes. The breakfast Itself: Well I cooked mine in it's container and the hash brown on a baking tray as I was told to and I cooked it from frozen also as advised. Once cooked (and in the time given) there was a generous portion of baked beans, a small pinky sausage, a folded firm, yellow coloured omelette, a slice of thin soggy looking bacon and a crispy golden triangle of hash brown. The breakfast smelled nice enough and looked ok though my first impression was that this wasn't a huge breakfast at all! Taste wise it was mediocre at best. The beans were ok but economy and a bit too juicy and as they were cooked with the breakfast so everything else got covered in bean juice. The sausage was bland, the bacon really soggy and salty and the omelette urgh....lets not go there! Ok we shall go there... The omelette was stiff, eggy and as I bit into it very watery indeed. Taste wise it was really tasteless and rubbery and I binned it after a bit of a nibble! The hash brown was nice enough and reminded me of those you get in McDonalds really. Slightly greasy to the touch but crispy and full of potato I liked that and that was the only thing in the whole meal I actually appreciated! I couldn't recommend this breakfast at all sadly and I was really looking forward to it too but I found it really rather nasty and cheap and so like cardboard! Nutritional Information Per Meal: Calories: 542 Sugar: 9.3g Fat:27.3g Sat Fat: 8.7g Salt: 3.4g Only available in Asda stores priced a pound.