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I recently bought this as I was basically just being lazy when making a small joint of beef just for two of us. I would normally use the jars of powdered Bisto if 'cheating' with gravy but I thought I would give this a go.
It cost me 89p from the Co-op, which didn't seem bad really, but thinking about it afterwards when compared with a jar of Bisto which makes many servings it is not such great value. However, you are paying for the convenience I guess and it certainly is a very convenient, quick and easy product.
It comes in a puch and you simply snip the corner off and stick it in the microwave or pour it into a saucepan and heat it that way. I chose to do it in th microwave, a decision I later regretted because it fell over in the microwave (you have to stand it upright) and spilt most of the contents all over! This was probably partially user error, but also that my microwave isn't very high inside and the pack is quite tall so it got knocked over. Anyway, in future I will use the pan option.
The gravy was thinner than I expected, I don't mind reasonably thin gravy but if you prefer it quite thick then you may be disappointed. The taste however was pretty good and I would actually say it is slightly nicer than the normal powdered Bisto gravy, as wll as being convenient. It is hard to say how many this would serve as obviously some of mnine had spilt (!) but I think it would struggle to serve four people if you all want a decent amount.
It is obviously not a patch on 'real' gravy but it i quite nice nonetheless.
My mum makes wicked gravy but when I try and make my own it either goes lumpy or it's too salty or it's too thin. I brought a pouch of this ready made Bisto gravy last week to try because Bisto gravy is the business and I thought this would be wicked.
You can either nuke it or warm it up in a saucepan, I did mine in the saucepan because I was using the microwave for something else and it only took a couple of minutes and smelt dead meaty as soon as I poured it into the pan.
The gravy is a bit thinner than I thought it would be and it's deffo not as dark as it looks on the front of the pouch. It's got a yummy beef flavour though and tastes quite homemade, there's a bit of a fake flavour to it that put me off a bit but over all it's a nice gravy for when my mum can't be arsed to make a whole jug up just for my dinner! lol At least when I decide to have a meal in the middle of the night I know I can get a decent gravy now!
It doesn't taste that much like the Bisto gravy granules, it's more like they've used the granules and then added something else to give it a tastier and more interesting taste. We had this first pouch with beef, potatoes and vegetables and it was wicked.... I reckon the taste might be a bit strong if you was going to have it with chicken or something like that but Bisto do a range of gravies in these pouches so you're bound to find something that goes good with whatever your having for dinner.
A pouch of this gravy costs 98p and this could work out expensive because it only serves 2 people, I got 3 dinners out of one pouch but there are 5 of us in the house so we deffo needed 2.
Recommended..... quick and easy gravy that is delish with a dinner and can be nuked!!!