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Can we discuss the Iceland ready meals?

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XmasFairy86 Tue 07-Nov-17 19:42:29

So, used my free slimming world meal voucher I received in group on Saturday and got myself one. The pasta/ham/pea one. Its not my first meal, I can’t remember which others I’ve had but I don’t think I’m overly sold on them.

I had mine for dinner tonight because I couldn’t be bothered to cook and wanted a hot meal quickly!!!

Is there any ‘nice’ ones?!
Ones you would recommend?
I like having at least one in so I know there’s is a hot meal if I need one

crazycatgal Tue 07-Nov-17 20:08:46

The meatballs one is quite nice but never try the thai green curry. I love thai curry but it tastes nothing like and is absolutely rank, I threw it away after a mouthful.

FluffyMcCloud Tue 07-Nov-17 20:09:48

I never found a nice one!! They are horrible and watery - the noodles one was awful!

XmasFairy86 Tue 07-Nov-17 20:29:06

I wanted a thick sauce to the pasta, was full of water sad

Dozyoldtwonk Tue 07-Nov-17 20:35:26

ALDI sell similar meals I think, cheaper and supposed to be nicer according to my neighbour

OwlinaTree Tue 07-Nov-17 22:26:38

I've had the sweet and sour which was ok. I've had a curry, I think it was the chicken saag which was quite nice.

00100001 Tue 07-Nov-17 22:28:33

I surveyed my group on FB, to find out which one is best so I could use my voucher wisely.

Top pick was the chicken and chorizo paella

InfiniteSheldon Tue 07-Nov-17 22:31:49

I agree Chicken saag is ok, sweet potato curry is also ok and the veg biriani. The only meal I really like is the beef with veg crush it's my emergency lifesaver. I like the meatballs and I had the sausages in a casserole last week they were ok . I bloody love the noodle salad from the chilled section it's nice and spicy.

InfiniteSheldon Tue 07-Nov-17 22:32:44

I had that paella envy <- not envy

Raisedbyguineapigs Tue 07-Nov-17 22:35:28

Yes the meatballs and burgers are ok. I've tried the Farfalle and the risotto. Nothing to write home about. I got a veg biriyani with my free voucher but haven't tried it yet. I like that they put the recipes on the back.

WatchingFromTheWings Tue 07-Nov-17 22:36:00

I’ve only tried the chicken dishes as that’s the only ‘proper’ meat I eat. And they’re all bloody awful!! The chicken is always chewy and dry. The tikka sauce is amazing if you can get it (my local Iceland doesn’t stock it so have a 1 hour round trip to a store that does so I can stock up).

Their burgers are amazing though. Sausages are ok if you use them in a casserole.

tabulahrasa Wed 08-Nov-17 00:11:10

I've only tried the vegetarian ones... the biryani is quite nice, and I'll second the tikka masala sauce.

The veg burgers were good, but they're gone sad

Groovee Wed 08-Nov-17 10:19:13

Most of the meals have peppers in making it hard for me to eat as peppers trigger my reflux.

The pasta one you got doesn’t get good reviews from many people.

The paella tasted funny but when I made it at home it was lovely x

TieGrr Wed 08-Nov-17 10:19:33

I've yet to find a nice ready meal anywhere. Even the full-fat versions of something.

SheSparkles Wed 08-Nov-17 10:26:03

I still haven’t used my voucher, and going by this thread I don’t think that’s going to change! I’ve never been one for buying ready meals for all the reasons everyone’s given in this thread, but I did hope there might be something in this range which would be a good standby

MyGuideJools Sun 19-Nov-17 07:56:04

They are fact I don't know how they make them taste so bad!
They are either very vinegary, full of water or very very spicy. Even if I had 10 free vouchers I wouldn't use them!
I did WW years ago and used to keep a few ww meals for emergencies and they were much more edible confused

calzone Sun 19-Nov-17 23:19:06

Utterly vile

Sw know this which is why they are cross with Aldi for bringing out similar meals which are tasty.

thisgirlrides Sun 19-Nov-17 23:29:33

I found the tikka masala ok and good for emergencies or when family decide to get an Indian

Bunbunbunny Tue 21-Nov-17 00:04:43

The burgers are vile, tried them this weekend never again!

Ollivander84 Tue 21-Nov-17 01:03:48

I had an Aldi one tonight,meatballs and pasta. Wasn't bad
Had a chow mein one too, bland but huge portion/volume so decent if you're really hungry. Chucked some chilli flakes on it!

FitbitAddict Sun 26-Nov-17 11:04:33

I have the Aldi veg chilli in the freezer to eat with a jacket spud one night.

Eragonsegg Mon 27-Nov-17 06:00:15

Love the chicken saag i make slimming world chips with it never found it dry. Chicken chorizo is nice as is spicy meatballs. Farfalle was bloody awful like pasta in dishwasher!

Eragonsegg Mon 27-Nov-17 06:00:32


nocutsnobuttsnococonuts Tue 12-Dec-17 22:46:05

I've tried a few they are all awful!would rather have nothing!! My go to quick dinners are either

frozen stir fry veg with soy sauce ànd herbs served with rice or straight to wok noodles (2 syns)

homemade chips, Quorn/linda mcartney sausages (1/2 syn each) and mushy peas.

Jacket potato, salad and beans smile

Maggatron Tue 13-Feb-18 16:22:01

I find the meals are not too watery if you stir them very very well in between and stie well at the end and leave the lid off for a minute before you eat. However the mushroom farfelle even doing this was not impressive and tastes sour. I have also done the aldi meals which are much tastier but they made me very windy and can't be sure of they are free yet. Even with this I've been on diet 8 days and lost 4 pounds

namechange2222 Tue 13-Feb-18 16:25:51

Utterly vile. Tastes so far from real food

Scaredofthegym Tue 13-Feb-18 20:03:30

I had the cottage pie one at the weekend and it was lovely. Nice big portion and a lovely sweet potato topping. I was very pleasantly surprised and will def get it again.

demirose87 Tue 13-Feb-18 20:06:38

I find them quite watery and bland. The veggie lasagne one was disgusting but I quite like the beef and veg crush, chicken banquet rice and I like the pea and mint soup.

Cathy52 Wed 14-Feb-18 11:41:13

I really like the beef lasagne. Not sold on the sausages though!!

Maggatron Wed 14-Feb-18 15:00:46

Hope to find out soon about the aldi version syns because they are lovely so far I've tried a few and not dissatisfied and big portions too

FrozenMargarita17 Sat 17-Feb-18 19:17:41

I just googled 'I hate the slimming world ready meals' and this thread came up. Honestly I've had the farfalle, the paella, the aromatic noodles and the lasagne. 🤢 they were all awful. They're my go-to meals if my husband wants a takeaway or if I don't have time and it makes me sadder that they're horrid and he's sitting there eating a grand Mac!!

Masonbee Sat 17-Feb-18 20:36:00

the ones I've had taste awful. The veggie burgers were dry and the meat burgers looked nasty.
They weren't even quick to cook, which is what I wanted them for. I won't bother trying any more

Groovee Sat 17-Feb-18 21:38:00

I tried the Chinese Banquet Rice one yesterday. It was ok. I would bin the omelette off but the pork was nice and not rubbery like I find the chicken.

calzone Sun 18-Feb-18 22:23:17

The beef lasagne is shite.

FrozenMargarita17 Sun 18-Feb-18 22:28:23

@calzone agreed. Bleh !

Fuckit2017 Sun 18-Feb-18 22:30:43

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

calzone Sun 18-Feb-18 23:08:58

Portions are huge and if they were delicious,they would be fab.

I will buy another sw meal when they invent a syn free chocolate fudge cake.

screamingskull Mon 19-Feb-18 07:30:45

I quite like them and i've tasted quite a few. Think they are handy to have if you do not have time to prepare, the portion size is decent.

ScarletPower Mon 19-Feb-18 19:27:34

Aldi's Lamb Rogan Josh is only 1.5 syns, I'd rather buy that than the SW branded meals. I know it isn't syn free but I'd rather spend a couple of syns on something that tastes nice.

madein1995 Wed 21-Feb-18 01:00:12

I find them hit and miss. The pasta and ham was disgusting - couldn't eat, went straight in the bin. Didn't like the noodles, find the pasta dishes too runny.

I like the curry ones more. I like the thai curry, the paella and the chicken in black bean. The beef lasagna is ok but fussy - I defrost it, pop in oven for half hour, pull out, put cheese on top then put it back in. The paella is my favorite. I do like the beef casserole one and I do my own mash with it. The burgers are OK at a pinch but I rather make my own. As for the chip shop curry - PAH! Unlike any chippy curry I've tasted, and not in a good way. Portion size is good - lasagna I have and serve with veg, some like the paella I find enough for one, the curry/saucy type meals make 2 meals

alibongo5 Sat 24-Feb-18 23:45:37

I've had a few and been underwhelmed - ok but wouldn't rush to have the m again. Think the curry (chicken tikka??) was the best but not great. Meatballs was really disappointing.

Adcro Wed 14-Mar-18 14:44:15

I work at Iceland.

The meals are generally seen as "alright", especially if you use them as the basis of a bigger meal and add to it.

The consensus is that they're alright if you need something quick and have got home late from work etc.

pamelamargaret Tue 24-Sep-19 19:23:08

have tried some of the slimming world meals from iceland,they are all digusting,the thai fish cakes are the worst,one taste and in the bin! have not found a nice ready meal yet,any suggestions?

Rachelover60 Tue 24-Sep-19 19:28:39

I like Iceland's ham and mushroom tagliatelle, spag bol and corned beef hash.

pamelamargaret Wed 25-Sep-19 12:23:03

will try those then ,may be better than the chicken based ones as the chicken is always tough and tastless.

Catlady49 Fri 22-Nov-19 16:20:32

What I hate about Iceland is that all their chicken either fresh or in Slimming World meals is not from the UK ! The meals are truly disgusting!
I won’t eat chicken from a foreign country, how were the birds farmed?did they suffer?
It beggars belief😡

Blondeshavemorefun Sun 24-Nov-19 13:49:02

Sw lasagne is rank !!!

As are the chicken and sweet corn sausages

The chicken tikka masala too hot and I love a ctm

I did like the TOM and basil pasta sauce - def worth a tub in the freezer and not making it for spag Bol etc

And loved the chicken risotto

Aldi most are syns sad


ALittleBitConfused1 Tue 14-Jan-20 15:57:13

The burgers are really nice. I didnt mind the minced beef one but I can do that myself and freeze for a 1/4 of the price so am I'm a tight cow I wont buy them.
The curry sauce was rank.

Groovee Tue 14-Jan-20 19:39:31

I tried the meat feast pasta and the chicken tikka ones last week and they were nice.

Lightsabre Thu 16-Jan-20 13:29:56

The new sausage pasta dish wasn't too bad - massive portion.

Mummyme87 Fri 17-Jan-20 11:34:59

I must say, I quite like them 🤷🏼‍♀️ Haven’t had any for a while but will stock up on some for work

HalfSizeMe Fri 17-Jan-20 15:35:24

The vegetarian lasagne was good, but they stopped doing it

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