Product Type: John West Ready Meals
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John West Tuna Light Lunch
Member Name: Zmugzy
John West Tuna Light Lunch
Date: 04/09/08, updated on 16/09/10 (251 review reads)
Advantages: Convenience food and quite healthy
Disadvantages: Expensive and not as healthy as your own homemade tuna/salad sandwich.
I like to eat tuna about once every week or two. I use it to make sandwiches, combined with salad or sometimes as part of a pasta dish. It goes nice with olive oil, lemon juice or a little mustard. But when I saw Tuna Light Lunches these in Kwik Save the other day, instead of buying my usual tin of Tuna, I decided to give them a go.
John West Tuna Light Lunches are generally made from Tuna, vegetables and pulses, with rice or pasta in a light dressing. The manufacturers claim that they are nutritionally balanced, packed with vitamins and high in protein. This does seem to be the case.
A Tuna Light Lunch weigh in at about 250g. They are ready to eat and come with a small flimsy plastic fork included in the pack. The fork guarantees that you'll soon have tomato and herb dressing dripping down your tie. Each lunch contains less than 250 calories and is low in fat. The lunches contain no artificial colours, flavours or preservatives. Tuna Light Lunches come repacked. There is an outer cardboard sleeve with a picture of a serving of the product. The main container is hexagonal and has a foiled lid that can be peeled back to reveal the dish.
Tuna Light Lunches come in different varieties. I have seen Mediterranean, Tomato Salsa, French Style and Limeblk Pepper. I have only tried the Tomato Salsa that contains green and red peppers, cooked rice, sweet corn, kidney beans and onions. The ingredients provide a pleasant and colourful picture to the eye and I can testify that it is a very tasty dish to stifle a midday appetite. It is slightly sweet with 3.7g of sugar per 100g but this is reasonable and overall the ingredients blend well together.
Tuna Light Lunches do provide an enjoyable light snack, well actually they're a full lunch and a healthy one at that. However, they're not as healthy as a home made dish and I would still advise people to make up your own dishes with fresh salad, it's always going to be better than a prepacked meal. You can find them in most of the main supermarkets for around £1.60 to £1.90 which is not exactly on the cheap side bearing in mind that they only contain 32% tuna, but I guess you're paying for the convenience. If you intend to eat them out make sure you have a spare spoon in your pocket and some Tesco Wipes.
Summary: Tuna meal in a tub
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