Product Type: Birds Eye Ready Meals
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Birds Eye Roast Lamb Dinner
Member Name: steffcuk
Birds Eye Roast Lamb Dinner
Advantages: A fill up for a snack.
Disadvantages: No taste, too much salt, small portion
After looking at my diary today, I realised that I had an exceptionally busy day ahead of me. As I have just purchased a new fridge freezer, I suddenly realised that I had a Birds Eye Lamb Dinner lurking in there and it would be just the ticket to set me up for the rest of the day. I must admit to it being disappointing, but I suppose you can't expect too much for £2.00.
Potatoes (29%) , Gravy (28%) , Cooked Lamb (14%) , Peas (13%) , Baby Carrots (10%) , Yorkshire Pudding (4%) , Potatoes: Potatoes, Vegetable Oil , Gravy: Water, Cornflour, Lamb Stock (Yeast Extract, White Wine Vinegar, Water, Sugar, Lamb Extract, Lemon Juice, Onion Extract , Tomato Extract, Rosemary Extract), Salt, Mint, Caramelised Sugar , Cooked Lamb: Lamb (99%), Salt, Sugar, Milk Protein , Yorkshire Pudding: Wheat Flour, Water, Egg White, Vegetable Oil, Whole Egg, Skimmed Milk Powder, Salt .
Typical values Per meal cooked provides: As sold 100g provides:
Energy - kJ 1330kJ 391kJ
- kcal 315kcal 93kcal
Protein 18.0g 5.4g
Carbohydrate 34.0g 10.0g
- of which sugars 6.1g 1.8g
Fat 12.0g 3.5g
- of which saturates 4.4g 1.3g
Fibre 6.1g 1.8g
Sodium 0.60g 0.17g
- equivalent as salt 1.5g 0.4g
Microwave - between 7 to 12 minutes dependant upon your microwave wattage.
Oven Bake - 35 to 45 minutes dependant upon your oven and settings.
I followed the cooking instructions exactly for my microwave (8 and a half minutes) and this was the result:-
Forget the picture on the box - my meal looked nothing like it at all.
It seems that the different elements of the meal need different cooking times -
The carrots were not cooked enough
The yorkshire pudding was so overcooked it was completely hard.
The rest of the meal - peas, roast potatoes and very thin slices of what I assume to be lamb and the gravy - really had no taste to them at all. It was all very bland indeed and I would defy anyone with a blindfold on to tell the difference between any of them, let alone be able to taste what they were supposed to be.
I am a size 12 female and weight 10 and a half stone. I have normal sized portions and this meal certainly did not fill me up - it would probably be good for a snack but there is no way you would say that this is a full sized roast dinner by anyone's standards.
After around 15 minutes I also needed to drink around a pint of water. The salt content of this meal made me so incredibly thirsty and around an hour later I was also hungry again!
It also got me thinking that I went out for a meal a few evening ago to a local pub and I am sure that the full roast dinner - which included a pudding! - only came to £3.99. For the portions that you receive, I do not think that this product is value for money in the slightest.
I would not recommend this product to anyone mainly due to the lack of taste, the incredibly high salt content and also the portion size.
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