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
A very light lunch
John West Tuna Light Lunch
Member Name: graceyyxx
John West Tuna Light Lunch
Advantages: nice taste combination
Disadvantages: expensive, not a big portion
I picked the French Style John West Tuna Light Lunch up last week whilst doing the weekly shop, I bought it for something quick to have at work as it would make a light change from the usual ready meals and I thought this would be more filling than a sandwich. The French Style Light Lunch has tuna, pasta, red pepper, sweetcorn, potato and french style dressing.
Price: At Sainsbury's I got this for £1.99 and this is for a 240g pot, I thought this was quite expensive but I thought I'd give it a try, especially seen as it saved messing around and it had ingrediants in it which really appealed to me.
Packaging: This comes in a little plastic pot a peeling lid which is then covered by a cardboard sleeve. The sleeve has an appetising picture of the tuna salad , the John West logo and the promise of an included fork which I didn't get and that it was under 250 calories. The pot isn't that big so this put me off abit but I thought that if it wasn't enough I would be able to bulk it out with abit of extra salad and this wouldn't mean alot of added extra calories.
Taste: On opening the pot my initial reation was that it looked abit like dog or cat food, when I flaked it up with a fork though it did look better and exactly like the picture on the front of the box. There isn't much in here but there's a good mix of the ingrediants, I'd say there was about a third of a tin of tuna in the pot. There a little cubes of soft boiled potatoes which are okay but a little nothingy, the same goes for the tiny pasta shells, neither of these are big enough to have any impact on the meal. The tuna had a nice flavour and so did the red pepper and sweetcorn and although there was no really intense flavour in the pot it all worked quite well together. I was glad that the French Style dressing wasn't too over powering and it mixed with all the flavours well and topped the dish off nicely. I did serve this on a bed of salad which I think is needed, it isn't enough on it's own as a meal even if it's only intended as a light lunch.
Nutritional Information: Now I aren't sure of all the nutritional information but this meal only has 221kcal in it which I think is really good. However it does make you wonder just how much tuna is in it as there are nearly 200kcal in just over a half a tin of tuna.
Overall: I think I would buy these again but might wait to see if they are offer as £2 for one of these little pots is quite expensive. The flavours work really well together and creates something abit different, but there just isn't enough of it and eating this on it's own you'd be hungry again pretty quickly. There wasn't a fork in my pot which isn't a big issue as I work in a restaurant but if you take this to work and don't have a fork then you're likely to go hungry!
Summary: 3/5 not very good value for money
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