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Tesco Light Choices Roasted Vegetable Cous Cous

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Brand: Tesco / Type: Other Ready Meals

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      25.04.2009 10:43
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      When I saw this little snack pot of cous cous on the Tesco website I decided to add it to my virtual basket as I thought the description sounded quite nice. Also it is part of Tesco's Light Choices range, so it was good to know it was low in fat too.

      ~What is it?~

      This is a small instant snack-pot of cous cous and roasted vegetables, which are listed on the pot as being tomatoes, onions and peppers.

      ~Packaging~

      It comes in a white plastic pot which has a peel-off lid featuring a picture of the product as well as all the calorific values. The pot is a fairly small size, so would be convenient for taking to work, and as it's throw away it saves on washing up!

      ~Making it~

      Making the cous cous up is very very easy. You simply fill the plastic pot with boiling water up to the line marked on the pot, stir well, then cover and leave for 5 minutes. After 5 minutes you simply fluff the cous cous up with a fork, and it's ready to eat.

      ~Appearance~

      I must admit it does look quite good. When I first added the water the cous cous seemed to take on a very dark red colour, but this changed to a more appetising yellow colour. It is also flecked with green and red pieces of vegetable, although it's worth noting that the pieces of vegetable are very extremely small.

      ~Taste~

      Well to me cous cous is quite bland anyway - it's one of those things like, rice or pasta, where it's too plain on it's own but can be made into something special if you add vegetables or a sauce to it. Because of this, I had expected the addition of the roasted vegetables to really liven it up.

      The actual cous cous itself was a nice texture, but I didn't think there were enough pieces of vegetable included to make the taste more interesting. The pieces of vegetable that were there had a quite sharp flavour to them, and all tasted the same - I couldn't pick out which vegetable was which. Overall the taste was just so bland, I found it difficult to eat the whole thing, as it was just sticking to the roof of my mouth. I even tried putting paprika in it to make it more edible, but that still didn't really help things. Very disappointing really.

      ~Nutritional Info~

      Per serving:
      205 calories
      8.1g protein
      37.7g carbs
      2g fat
      0.3g salt

      ~Price~

      This costs 64p and is only available from Tesco.

      ~Overall~

      I was really disappointed with this, I really expected it to have more flavour, but it was very bland and tasteless, and needless to say I won't buy it again.

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