Product Type: HP Foods Ltd Ready Meals
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HP Wakey Wakey
HP all day breakfast
Member Name: kirstymack80
HP all day breakfast
Date: 24/07/04, updated on 19/09/04 (2535 review reads)
Advantages: meal in a tin, cheap, easy to open
Disadvantages: fatty bacon, possibility of discovering something nasty
My Dad loves this. It?s a meat fest in a can and KM has tried this on a number of occasions and has decided to review it.
* So what is it? *
The All Day Breakfast is made by HP and is in a 415g tin. It has a flip top lid, meaning that it?s great if you lead a hectic lifestyle and are ?on the move?, camping or you find yourself without a can opener at any time! In the tin there are baked beans, bacon, 2 pork sausages, button mushrooms (approximately 3) and 2 ?pork and egg nuggets with biscuit? (translation - scotch eggs!).
* Serving *
A tin serves 2 people. We have ours on toast to make it a bit more filling.
* Cooking *
This can be heated on the hob. To do this, simply pour the contents into a saucepan and heat gently, being careful not to let it boil. Serve. Yup, even I can just about manage that!
In the microwave ? on 650W. Empty contents into a microwaveable container, cover but ensure that air can get to it. Heat on full for 3 minutes, stirring. Allow to stand for 1 minute before serving. Obviously adjust the time accordingly for higher wattage microwaves. Ensure the food is piping hot.
* Storage *
If you only use one serving from the tin, you can keep the rest. Pour into a container, cover and store in the fridge. Treat it as fresh food.
An unopened tin can be kept in the cupboard. Just keep it cool and dry.
* The smell *
It does smell good when it?s cooking! But as the main ingredient is the beans, these are the predominant smell.
* The taste *
The sausages are fairly big, they?re skinless and processed and similar ones can be found in Heinz tins of beans and sausages. The scotch egg is a little soggy, but that?s to be expected as it?s mixed in with the beans and sau
ce. If you cut it in half you can see the circle of egg inside, which is of a fairly compact consistency. The mushrooms are button sized, and whole. They?re a wee bit watery when bitten into and don?t have a great amount of taste, but I love mushrooms so this doesn?t really bother me! My main gripe is the bacon. I tend to pick this out (I?m ... err .. a bit fussy with certain meats) because it?s really fatty. When I last ate this I picked the bacon out, but one bit escaped onto my plate and it just happened to have a string of fat hanging off! The actual meat is fine but why they don?t trim it up a bit better I do not know! This is a gross out factor for me and now I don't care what the bacon looks like, it has to come out!
* Nutritional info *
Bearing in mind this is a 415g tin, these guidelines are based on 100g so get ready to multiply everything by four!
7.0g fat (of which saturates are 2.6g)
* Warnings *
No real risks healthwise, only thing I will mention is that it does contain rusk so perhaps wheat intolerant peeps need to be aware of this.
* My thoughts *
Well I?ve had this many a time when I go over to my parents' house. As I said, my Dad?s a big fan and we've shared a tin a few times. I?m not overly keen on it and the last time I ate this, to my horror, I found not one but TWO bits of what can only be partly identified as bone! I don?t think it was gristle, this stuff was tiny but also rock hard on the ole gnashers! This disturbed me greatly, almost enough for me to have a lie down but not quite! ;-) I had to re-think my amount of stars accordingly and wondered whether to take one off or two for this nasty discovery!
However, on the plus side this is a great winter warmer. It?s quick to prepar
e and for me, pretty filling. 99 per cent of the time convenience foods do nothing for satisfying my (large-ish!) appetite so this does score a few points for that.
* The price *
This is around 99p in the supermarkets but our local shop does it for 93p.
* The can *
It?s recyclable steel and easy identifiable on the supermarket shelf as it is primarily blue around the lid and has a large picture of the product, complete with all the meat (no bone of course), on the front!
* Contacting them *
There?s a customer quality guarantee. Here?s the address:
HL Foods Ltd
* Recommendation *
Well yes, I do recommend this because for the price, it?s a good deal which I always like. If they removed the bacon this would make KM a lot happier as she wouldn?t have to pick it out. I?m still racking my brain as to where the bone came from but really I think it?s better not to ponder on this for too long! This is the first time this has happened so if I look at it from a broad point of view and take in the amount of times I've eaten this product, then more often than not I have NOT found bone!
Therefore, after much soul searching (get on with it, will ya?) I?ll give it 4 stars. I still prefer a proper cooked breakfast but I have that about once a year so this will have to take a (rather poor) second place! Plus I don?t think the beans taste as high quality as good old Heinz, although they?re still rather good!
Go try for yourself! Thanks for reading.
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