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To think Tesco Finest Ready Meals are Rubbish

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lesley33 Thu 29-Mar-12 15:20:53

I should have learned my lesson with these by now. But again at the weekend I bought another ready made meal from Tesco Finest range thinking - oh that looks nice. But it wasn't. Every single one I have ever had has that false ready meal taste that is horrible. I had to promise my DP to never buy Tesco Finest again and to stick to M & S ready made meals instead, which are far nicer, taste of the actual ingredients and are the same type of price.


LeQueen Thu 29-Mar-12 15:24:11

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hathorinareddress Thu 29-Mar-12 15:24:21


This is MN.

You should be grinding your own corn, weaving your own lentils and wringing the neck of your own chickens

wink grin

(I agree. Tesco meals are crap and the M&S ones are lovely - me and the kids had a dinner for two for a tenner the other night padded out with extra veg and it was lovely)

startwig1982 Thu 29-Mar-12 15:24:58

Tesco is rubbish. Hth

lesley33 Thu 29-Mar-12 15:29:36

But someone must buy them?

NettoSuperstar Thu 29-Mar-12 15:31:46

I like the mushroom risotto and the tartlets with something or other and cheese in <helpful>
The chicken kievs are bland and overpriced.
I rarely buy ready meals though, only when ill really, and since DD has learned to cook it'll be even less.

AutumnSummers Thu 29-Mar-12 15:56:54

We bought thier "finest" pickled onion. The vinegar was faaaaaar too sweet. I checked the jar and they were definately not labeled as sweet. They were also tiny.

FondleWithCare Thu 29-Mar-12 16:01:14

Sainsbury's Taste the Difference macaroni and cheese is gorgeous. I haven't tried any Tesco ones so I can't comment.

KatAndKit Thu 29-Mar-12 16:04:23

Marks and Spencer macaroni cheese is my favourite. Especially if you put in in the oven instead of the microwave. No other supermarket macaroni cheese comes close (although no Sainsbury's round here so my investigation into macaroni is not complete)

Gumby Thu 29-Mar-12 16:05:57

I love tesco finest macaroni cheese
Definitely in oven not microwave though

CJ2010 Thu 29-Mar-12 18:08:19

Their Finest Salmon En Croute is yummy but I once bought the Chicken En Croute and it stunk of rotten fish hmm

CrockoDuck Thu 29-Mar-12 18:18:01

Their Steak Diane & the Pea & Ham Soup is blinking lovely.

And the Colombian Coffee Ice Cream...oh my! Truly orgasmic blush

But the rest is over priced rubbish, in my experience.

Pocketsocks Thu 29-Mar-12 18:21:47

Dp was most concerned when I bought myself some ready meals for the nights he has late shifts. I bought weight watchers ones. Not awesome but certainly better than Tesco's "finest" if that's thier finest I shudder to think what their value one's taste like.

suburbandream Thu 29-Mar-12 18:23:48

Their chicken, prawn and chorizo paella is gorgeous, so is the Finest Lasagne, but the fish pie was a bit watery. Most ready meals are rubbish TBH, but that's the price you pay for the convenience factor I suppose.

Katpiss Thu 29-Mar-12 18:25:23

I also quite like their chicken, prawn and chorizo thing but it is the only one that I like.

AWomanCalledHorse Thu 29-Mar-12 18:25:29

Crocko, best shop bought ice cream I've ever had is their coffee one, DH gets threatened with my spoon if he ever tries to get near it.

Not tried their finest ready meals yet, but their fresh pasta is alright.

TiggyD Thu 29-Mar-12 18:25:33

I find the film lids really easy to get off. Much better than Weightwatchers ones.

CrockoDuck Thu 29-Mar-12 18:27:37

AWoman It's absolutely gorgeous, isn't it? Mind you - at £5 a tub, it needs to be wink

CrockoDuck Thu 29-Mar-12 18:29:13

Hang on....Think it's £3.99 a tub, sometimes £5 for two. I usually get two smile

Boomerwang Thu 29-Mar-12 18:30:20

Tesco Finest Aberdeen Angus meatballs & potatoes ready meal is bloody larvely! I'm not keen on the chicken meals as the chicken is always dry and chewy ><

PurpleRomanesco Thu 29-Mar-12 18:31:42

<slides in>

Colombian Coffee Ice Cream? shock

Yanbu, M&S or booths are the way forward.......saying that the morrisons curries are the nutts

AWomanCalledHorse Thu 29-Mar-12 18:44:24

Wish I could get two Crocko, DH always insists on a rum & raisin for himself. angry

Purple, you need this ice cream in your life! Honestly it's that good.

TotemPole Thu 29-Mar-12 18:44:50

Some of them are ok, some aren't.

I thought the sweet potato and pepper lasagne looked lovely. It was disgusting.

MickyDodger Thu 29-Mar-12 18:48:03

The tesco finest chicken tikka masala is bloody gorgeous, better than anything m & S can come up with.

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