Product Type: Princes Ready Meals
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Princes Hot Pots- Not Tasty But Not Inedible.
Princes Hot Pot Chicken Tikka
Member Name: graceyyxx
Princes Hot Pot Chicken Tikka
Advantages: quite filling, not inedible.
Disadvantages: not a pleasant taste, hardly any meat.
My Dad picked up a couple of Princes Hot Pots from Asda recently as they were on offer and he's a major bargain hunter. He said he enjoyed it but the second pot sat in our cupboard for a few days and when I was hungry at lunch time yesterday with not much else in I decided to try one. There are a few different options available all of which are stodgy meals like curry and rice, Bolognese or macaroni cheese. My Dad had bought two of the same variety though, Chicken Tikka and Rice, this wouldn't have been my first choice when looking at the range but I do enjoy curry and knew that Princes is a well known brand. The Hot Pots are usually priced at £1.46 in Asda however they were on offer at 2 for £2 which is worth knowing for anyone who's a fan.
Hot Pots come in a small plastic tub containing 340g of food; they're completely covered by blue packaging and a blue lid so you can't see what's inside which for me is a slight downside to the product. The blue lid has little holes in it, but underneath the pot is kept fresh by a thick foil covering which can be removed using a ring pull.
To cook the pot you simply remove the blue lid, peel back the foil lid and pop the lid back on. You then put the pot into the microwave and heat it one high for one and a half minutes, giving it a stir when you remove it from the microwave to ensure all the contents is hot. Then you need to pop the lid back on and leave it to stand for two minutes before serving. Although there are little holes in the lid a lot of steam does still come out when you take the lid off so it's best to be aware of this and be careful.
When I first looked in my pot whilst the curry was cold it looked absolutely disgusting, like a solid lump of mixed up food with a jelly sort of consistency. I have to say when it was cooked it was marginally better, however I was surprised at just how much sauce there was it seemed to swamp the rest of the meal. I can understand that they had probably tried to cut costs but adding a handful of extra rice wouldn't of gone a miss just to bulk it out a bit. I found a few tiny pieces of chicken and some parts of the sauce were quite thick which made it a bit more filling but other than that it was just a big sloppy and nothingy. The taste was okay, just an average cheap curry taste with nothing special it isn't particularly spicy or flavoursome, but it does fill a hole.
Nutritionally there's not much information available: Per 100g:
Overall, this meal has a bit of flavour and a bit of texture, it's not the worst but it's certainly not the best. To best honest it's just okay, it needs bulking out with some extra rice or veggies, or maybe even a few decent pieces of chicken wouldn't go amiss. They're cheap, easy and quite filling, good for anyone in a rush but not for those who enjoy decent food.
Summary: 2/5 it will fill a hole but doesn't taste that great.
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