Confirmed sighting: Kerry Foods' Hungry Joe's Chicken and Bacon BBQ Melt with Wedges
Posted: 21:14 Sun 26-Feb-2012. Price: £2.00/ 550g meal for 1. Location: ASDA (currently exclusive). Sub-flavours: Triple Cheese and Pepperoni Lasagne; Mighty Meatball Pasta Feast; Chicken Tikka Balti with Rice and Naan; Chicken Curry with Rice and Naan; Jalapeno Chilli Con Carne with Wedges. Nutritional unusualness: BBQ Sauce (45%) , Potato Wedges (40%) , Cooked Chicken Breast (9%).
"Marc Carran" reports: After spotting 'Chicken', 'Bacon', 'BBQ Sauce' in the same description, I could not resist having a look at what this might be. From the box: "Joe hates to be hungry. His sweet and smokey BBQ melt recipe is packed full of flavour and is sure to feed your hunger. Chicken breast and crispy bacon pieces smothered in BBQ sauce and melted cheddar cheese served with potato wedges. Oven cook from frozen in 50 mins. When cooked in the oven my wedges really crisp up nicely!"
50 Minutes?!! Good thing there were some microwave instructions included too. 50 minutes is far too long to wait for Chicken and Bacon! Convenience meals... You know the score. Some are cheap (and nasty) and do the job, some are simple and exquisite and some are inbetween. After inspecting the ingredients, at around 15g of fat, I suspect this to to be somewhere inbetween.
Hungry Joe's, by the way, is a brand created by Kerry Foods. Joe (the guy I guess who is on the packaging) just looks like a normal bloke, your "Average Joe" I guess (arf).
Taste test now... It's good, but not great, everything's ok, but nothing special. However, one thing disappoints me, Onions! I hate them, I don't think they needed to be included with the BBQ Sauce. BBQ Sauce sauce needs to be thick and sweet with a mild tang.
...Always nice to hear from our old friend "Marc Carran" - while, in other meaty meals: beef chilli, hot beef chilli, or bean and vegetable chilli are the three variants of Baxters' new ambient Chilli Bowls;
Burger King have adapted last year's Melt 'n Middles into a Subway-style £1.99 King Of The Day; and, for struggling vegetarians like myself, I couldn't taste any pear in New Covent Garden's Passionate Pepper and Pear soup, photographed here with Iceland's equally alarming Beef Yorkshire Pudding Wrap with Gravy.
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Posted: 09:22 Fri 16-Mar-2012 by "robertster"
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Comment: I've had the Pepper and Pear soup and it didn't taste of a lot generally. Very disappointing. Perhaps they should have put some blue cheese in, that might have livened it up.
Posted: 15:16 Sun 18-Mar-2012 by "Terri"
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Comment: Hungry Joes is a take on the American brand, which is supposed to be stodgy, big meaty meals for single men and the ilk. Opposite of weight watchers singles I spose.
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