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Findus Chilli Beef Wraps

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Brand: Findus / Type: Beef

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      28.08.2009 20:17
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      a poor example of a microwave lunch

      I started work very early this morning and didn't have enough time to prepare anything so I had to buy something quick and easy from the supermarket. In an effort to save a few pennies against buying a readymade sandwich I opted for these two frozen wraps at only £1.
      Made by Findus these ready meal lunch idea can be microwaved which was the perfect solution for me today at work.

      Packaged in a box, the two wraps sit just inside, not wrapped in any other packaging which is a great way to save on packaging, but I didn't realise this before I opened the box so I nearly tipped two open wraps out. Thankfully I saw and managed to grab a plate before I chucked the food all other the floor.
      The wraps themselves looked fairly thin, but made up for the diameter by being long in length. I quickly read the box as I was hungry at this point and realised that these could be cooked together or individually. I cooked both of mine for four minutes on a 750watt microwave. A quick meal all round as long as they were going to taste good.

      From the description these wraps were marketed to have onion, pepper and minced beef with a mild chilli sauce. The picture showed sweetcorn, something I'm not a massive fan of, but ignored it because it wasn't in the description. I have to say that later when eating the wrap sweet corn was one of the main ingredients and I felt it should have been listed bolder than it was in the small print along with the rest of the ingredients.

      Once the microwave pinged and I brought the plate out, I was a bit disappointed to realise I wouldn't be able to eat these wraps with my fingers like I would a fajita wrap. The bottom of the plate was quite filmy with condensation, and the wrap was looking limp and old rather than fresh just come from the freezer.
      It was too late to eat anything else by this point so I carried on regardless and used a knife and fork instead.

      It goes without saying that these were going to be hot inside. The box advises to leave for a minute to cool but I found that they needed a lot longer; as the wraps were sealed so once pierced with the knife and fork then the steam was allowed to escape.
      First appearances didn't impress me majorly. There was more wrap than filling, and there certainly wasn't a lot of mince compared to the cheaper vegetable ingredients.
      Taste wise, there was quite a kick to the chilli side which was surprising as it was labelled as mild. Anyone who doesn't want their mouth to tingle afterwards should probably stay away from these.
      Behind the chilli the overall taste was quite bland, and unfortunately the wrap was soggy in the middle and crunchy on the ends.

      I have to say I ate this because I was at work and too hungry to go without, but one day I really will learn not to buy pre prepared food and expect to get something wonderful from it. I could have made better at home for less money.
      Nutrition wise these wraps will provide you with 180 calories and 6.5 grams of fat per 100 grams.

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      2 delicious tortilla wraps filled with minced beef, peppers and onions in a mild chilli and tomato sauce.