I struggled a bit this month as to whether I should write about this product or not but in the end decided there was not much else to get excited about on the supermarket shelves by way of something new.
The title Look What We Found is actually the food brand that caught my eye. Looking at the web site there is quite a wide range of products but on the shelves of my local supermarket there were only two to choose from, so I tried Fellside Beef Chilli con Carne. The idea was to have a nice simple meal that would not take any longer than the 10 minutes it would take to cook some Uncle Ben's boil-in-the bag Basmati rice.
There are days
when you are just too busy to take the time to prepare a meal but It does not
mean you do not want something tasty and interesting to eat. Choosing Fellside
Beef Chilli con Carne
might not have been the most sensible of choices as I pride myself on making a rather good Chilli con Carne of my own.
So what was the verdict? Well it certainly was not as good as my Chilli con Carne but then to be fair it was never going to be. The Chilli con Carne comes in a sealed pouch which you can heat through in the microwave. You can warm it up on the hob but why bother when the microwave is so much easier . . . and it's one less pan to wash! Everything was done in the ten minutes it took to do the rice so it was a quick meal.
It was all right to eat but not Chilli con Carne to my taste so I would not buy it again but it certainly had enough flavour and texture that I would consider trying other meals in the range . . . and I would not put anyone off trying it for themself.
I was going to write something about the brand, Look What We Found, but the web site does a good job of telling you all about it and the products. You can also order online and having had a quick look at the delivery charges it looks like a practical option if the meals are not available to you locally.
I am not advocating that you give up cooking but when you need a quick meal option because of a busy day, or someone in the family needs a meal outside normal mealtimes, then these might well be worth a look. They do not need keeping in the fridge or freezer so storage is easy.
There is a good selection and plenty of information to be seen on the web site - www.lookwhatwefound.co.uk
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There is always something happening in supermarkets - new products, product demonstrations, shelves reorganised so you can't find anything. Not always interesting, quite often boring and sometimes a chore but just occasionally something catches your eye, something is interesting . . .