“ Brand: Country Store / Type: Frozen Food „
I used to use the McCain steam vegetables but they went up in price so quick that I stopped buying them but I always liked the taste of the steamed vegetables so have been looking for something else a bit cheaper. This Country Store Peas, Carrots And Sweetcorn is made to be nuked in about 5 mins, you don't pierce the film on the bowl so that means it steams instead of boiling in the tiny bit of wetness that is in with the vegetables. It's mostly peas in there but there are quite a lot of whole baby carrots and about half the amount of peas in sweetcorn. It looks proper nice when it's cooked because all the colours are lovely and bright, the vegetables come in a butter flavour dressing and that gives them a nice flavour and makes them a bit more interesting than having plain veg. It's not actually butter, just a butter flavoured oil and you can tell it's not butter because the dressing doesn't taste rich and just gives the vegetables a bit of flavour. It's a bit greasy feeling but there's not a lot you can do about that and it's not madly oily that it leaves patches of fat floating on top of your gravy or anything like that. The peas and sweetcorn cook lovely, the sweetcorn stays a bit crispy and you can taste the flavour of the vegetables. I wasn't mad keen on the carrots because they stayed a bit hard in the middle, not that NICE hardness that you get with steamed vegetables sometimes but they tasted hard like they weren't cooked right. Each bowl of Country Store steam vegetables is enough for 2 people, there's 300g of mixed vegetables in each pack so I reckon it would do 3 people if it come to it providing you are cooking others up because you wouldn't get much on the plates doing it like that. For 79p I reckon you can't moan that much, but I don't think I'll bother with these very often because fresh vegetables are loads nicer. If it come with proper butter sauce AND if the carrots cooked better I might change my mind. Recommended.... but don't expect wicked quality for that price!!!