Product Type: Innocent Ready Meals
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Bring out your Mexican side with innocent mexican veg pot
Innocent Mexican Sweet Potato Chilli Veg Pot
Member Name: siberian-queen
Innocent Mexican Sweet Potato Chilli Veg Pot
Advantages: Nice hearty, veg packed ready meal
Disadvantages: price and not as spicy hot as some might expect
I have a new found desire for the innocent veg pot's, this one being Mexican variation and I am slowly plodding my way through reviewing them.
I tend to buy them when they are on offer only as at around £3.50 for a 390 gram pot it is very expensive. In Tesco recently they have had them on offer again at around £1.80 each, so I decided to buy 3 different ones that I have not tried to taste and review.
Each pot gives you a wealth of information upon it's cardboard surround. You get the usual information regarding the ingredients which generally speaking has things I have heard of and no mention of E numbers and chemical additives which is a nice change and makes the meal seem much more 1, appealing and 2, healthy. I also like the fact that the pots are made in the UK and that they make you aware that no aircraft supplied foods were used. That said they don't say whether all the ingredients are from the UK, so theoretically they could have been driven cross Europe.
Each pot gives a potion of vegetables count too which is good as we are all encouraged now to each five a day and this makes it simple and easy for people to understand, this pot has 3 portions.
The nutritional values are set out in per 100g, per pot and give you a guide for your daily allowance of each so each is well covered.
You find with the innocent pots that the manufacturers take a somewhat light-hearted note when it comes to there labelling. Each pot has "fun" things on the inside, In this pot you can find the following.
The "heat me to eat me" section which tells you simply how to cook your meal, either via microwave, cooker or campfire.
101 things to do with your pot - This I find quite entertaining this time it's a budget wine glass! Probably not something I would actually do but children might find it fun on a rainy day.
An office survival guide! Some dubious ideas to get ahead!
This pot is the Mexican sweet potato chilli veg pot. It comes with brown rice, roasted peppers and paprika amongst other ingredients.
Sometimes with microwave meals I tend to find that the rice in them does not always cook properly and you end up with hard little bullets. Not in this case, I was pleasantly surprised at how soft the brown rice was. I tend to have basmati rice at home but this has enthused me to try brown rice as I found the taste had a bit more depth to it than what can sometimes be bland white rice.
Inside you do get a variety of ingredients mixed in which include carrot, onion and sweet corn, which blend in well and don't particularly stand out from the rest especially as the meal is quite heavily spiced. I tend to not like really hot spicy food but this was on the edge of my abilities with the mixed peppers, paprika, chilli, pepper and Cajun seasoning. However, considering this is supposed to be a chilli veg pot I assume that most people will want something and expect something hot and spicy, in which case it may not deliver all you expect, So it loses a point there.
The sweet potato was abundant through the meal and was very soft, not soggy but cooked to perfection. I found the standard potato a little hit and miss I have to say, not to many pieces to be found but the ones that were there were nicely cooked. Two variety of beans are inside pinto beans and red kidney beans, these to were soft and not bullet affairs which is normally the case in ready meals set for the microwave.
Generally speaking a very nice ready meal which fills you up and is well prepared and cooks nicely in the microwave, I have not tried on the cooker. It is approved by the vegetarian society also.
Summary: A well mixed vegetable ready meal which fills you up and tastes good
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