Product Type: John West Ready Meals
Newest Review: ... is the French style. Tuna, pasta, potato, sweetcorn, red pepper and french dressing all for less than 90 calories and under 2g of sa... more
Wont be trying this one again...
John West Tuna Light Lunch
Member Name: ice_pink
John West Tuna Light Lunch
Advantages: Low calorie, healthy
Disadvantages: Barely edible!
~*~ Tuna Light Lunch ~*~
I am a big tuna fan, and my favourite lunch choices are tuna and sweetcorn sandwiches or a tuna pasta salad. When I recently found my self absolutely starving in Sainsbury's with no low calorie sandwiches or salads left on the shelves, I therefore decided to give John West's version a go...
~*~ The packaging ~*~
The product comes in an octagonal packet which kind of reminds me of a large cat food tray. It definitely doesn't have a prestigious feel to it. The product is sealed within the pack (it has quite a long shelf life for a fish product) and it is not possible to see what you are getting until you open it.
~*~ The range ~*~
Other light lunches in the range include tuna pasta with lime and black pepper, salmon and cous cous and Mediterranean tuna.
~*~ The product ~*~
The product I am reviewing is the John West French style tuna light lunch, which consists of tuna, pasta, potato and sweetcorn as well as red peppers and onion - this is the only one in the range I have tried.
On opening the pack, you instantly get a very strong scent of tuna, and also the pepper. The dressing which is on the meal is very evident. The pasta shells are tiny, like the size you see in baby food. There is a good amount of tuna and potato included however, which is nice to see in such a meal.
On first taste I was very disappointed. I was starving and had high hopes for a product. The tuna was overpowered by the dressing and tasted quite sickly. The dressing also overpowered the peppers. The pasta shells were too tiny to fill me up, and the potato was definitely below average standard. Overall, I was very disappointed, and even in my ravenous state managed to eat barely a quarter of this before binning it!
~*~ The price ~*~
This particular product costs around the £2 mark (currently £1.99 in Tesco) and is rarely on offer. Others in the range sell for a little less - from around £1.68. It is readily available in supermarkets such as Tesco, Asda and Sainsbury's.
~*~ The nutritional information ~*~
Each pack contains just 221 calories, which is very good going for a meal. Also included are 18.9g of protein. So pretty ideal for a low calorie, healthy meal... if you can bear to eat it.
~*~ The verdict ~*~
I definitely wont be purchasing this product again! I am quite tempted to purchase another in the range to give the product a second chance, as the idea is a good on and they are low calorie and healthy, however I do not want to waste my money again!
Try at your own risk!!
Summary: Wont be repeat purchasing this one!
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