“ Brand: John West / Type: Other Ready Meals „
Tuna is one of my favourite low fat high protein meats to eat as its realitively cheap and can be added to lots of other foods. The problem I find is that it can be quite bland and the Tuna light lunch was the perfect opportunity to try something a little different.
The tuna light lunch comes in a foil type package not to disimular to the more expensive cat food packaging you can get. On the front you will find details on the flavour and also the John West logo at the top of the packaging. The lid peels off and then inside you will find the tuna and salsa contents. One thing I would say is that in all honesty the lid can be quite hard to peel back, so be very careful and make sure you don't get any on your clothes.
Inside the container there is a mixture of Tuna, Salsa, Beans and also a little rice which really does blend together, at first I thought that the taste would be very dry but the flavours have infused perfectly.
With some of these dishes you always believe companied will cost cut and not have much of the main ingredient in them, John Wests has done very well here by serving a very generous portion of Tuna indeed.
Tuna Light Lunch has less that 250 calories. It really is healthy and deserves a try because chances are you wont be disappointed. A great dish for a dieter or sports person.
You can buy the light lunch at all major supermarkets which will set you back about £2 but prices will vary considering special offers and discounts.
John West Tomato Salsa Tuna Light Lunch
I often forget to make my sandwiches and these do come in really handy. These have been around for quite a while now and they are ready to eat when you buy them! If you don't like tuna, these probably won't be for you but they are gorgeous for anyone that does like tuna. I did go through a stage where I think I tried every tuna light lunch there is and this is actually my favourite, hence why I have chosen to write a review on it!
This is a tomato salsa light lunch, in it there are chunks of tuna, more like little tuna steaks than canned tuna which is tasty, cooked rice, red peppers, sweetcorn, kidney beans and onions. The salsa is a sauce that is actually already on the meal but it does taste very nice I have nothing to complain about with the flavourings and ingredients because they do actually taste very nice!
This comes in a 100g foil tray which is small so just enough for lunch, there is then a cardboard sleeve over the tray and there is a plastic fork included with it. As you can see from the above image, the lunch looks great on the picture and on the back of this there is some useful information. The inly think I would say about the fork is the fact that it is really annoying because when I had it I ended up breaking it because it would not stay clipped on!
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Overall, this product is very healthy and the only thing I would say is that the salsa is a little bit spicy but that is my only complaint. You can buy these from Tesco for around £2-3.00
Ah, this is my weekend treat! I first discovered these lunches in a service station next to a travel lodge, and brought one mainly because it didn't need heating and I was hungry enough to eat, but not so hungry as to risk the dodgy looking burger stand that'd parked up nearby! Since then these have become something I regularly buy as a little treat, and I couldn't do without them.
Like most tuna products, these are a bit pricey but shop around as the price seems to fluctuate rapidly on these. The most expensive I've seen is £2.50, the cheapest £1.48. They come in a little sealed tin with its own dinky disposable fork, and providing you chill and shake them first you're in for a special lunchtime treat.
The aroma can be a bit strong as is the tomato flavour; the lunches have generous chunks of tuna meaning you aren't paying through the nose for minimal products. There's red pepper, sweet corn kidney beans and rice, all smothered in a thick, full flavoured tomato salsa sauce.
The texture of the rice and beans are a bit soft but once mixed in with the firm tuna chunks you find that this is for the best. I would recommend breaking the mix up a bit and stirring it around first so you get the full distribution of ingredients, as they tend to be a bit clumped together at first, the tuna especially.
One thing I've noticed is that if you buy this expecting the image on the packet you will be disappointed, the sauce is much thicker and there is much more of it than the image would lead you to believe.
Never the less, I can't get enough of these. They're incredibly good for you (low cal and fat) and make a substantial lunch with a bit of fruit and a yogurt. They're great for on the go, (I often take one to Uni with me if I know I'll have a long day) but a word of warning, do NOT spill any, the smell is incredibly pungent and after having a little splashed on my jeans it stayed with me all day!
I can't praise these enough, the flavours of each ingredient is distinct and fresh, unlike some repacked lunch things where everything has been processed to death, and the tuna is still the star of the show. Delicious.