Taste Inc Review – A Challenge my Husband was Happy to Take
The good folks over at Taste Inc, sent me some vouchers to review their yummy products. Off I went to the local Morrisons to choose for this arduous task. Now, my husband is a social worker in a very busy hospital and rarely gets time to eat a snack, nevermind have a lunch break, so I chose with him in mind. The Morrisons near us had a limited selection but I was able to choose one of each product and get this, at the moment these microwaveable subs are selling for £1. An absolute bargain compared to sandwiches or choices in the cafe at work. As all of them are less than 500 calories they are a brilliant option for the busy man/woman at work, or Mum’s that always forget to eat, or feel like they never have time to eat. James is very particular with food, he’ll pretty much eat anything but he definitely doesn’t like everything. If you’ve read any of his posts for our blog before you will know he can be quite flamboyant in his writing.
This is his review:
‘In the 63rd year of the reign of our Majesty the Queen, I was set a herculean challenge by my wife; to consume a selection of savoury layered bread snacks, more commonly known as sandwiches.
The first sandwich I digested was a southern fried chicken, (typically 410 calories) this was most pleasing to the pallet. The chicken content was most agreeable and unlike most microwaveable items, it actually contained some chicken as opposed to the festering remains of chicken carcasses pressed together and bleached into a toxic bundle of faux chicken terror. I enjoyed this sandwich greatly, it only took a minute to heat which was helpful as I work in a busy hospital and I never have time to take a break, it had just enough sauce to stop it being too dry but I would have liked a little bit more, although from a sheer mastication perspective it was great – this was just personal preference.
Up next was a chicken and chorizo sandwich, (typically 380 calories) I was eager to shove this down my pie hole as I am a fan of that spicy spanish sausage stuff, however it did turn out to be quite dry and a tad lacklustre in flavour, the former sandwich was definitely it’s superior.
At this point I was to enter the final half of the breaded gauntlet, I ran into a meatball sandwich (typically 425 calories) with some kind of sauce which fades in the memory. My impressions of this were initially similar to seeing my second born child, it was great but as much as Shayla’s wonky shaped head confused me, as did the colour of the meatballs which were a pale colour reminiscent of the monster from Pans labyrinth with eyeballs on his hands if he were to be meatballerised. However, despite this it was actually very tasty and had more than sufficient meat content. Again, a touch more sauce would have been welcome as I like the edges of meatball sandwiches to run red with the blood of a thousand tomatos.
Regrettably now the end was in sight and free sandwiches were to be a think of fond memories. I signed off with a ham and cheese melt with mustard sauce (typically 350 calories). I wasn’t particularly looking forward to running afoul of this beast as I am not a huge fan of mustard at the best of times (barring being roasted on a nice piece of gammon etc but even then it would be a gentle flavour rather than an all permeating mustardy blast) and ham and cheese just reminds me of bland things like lunchables. I was pleasantly surprised however to find that this was actually possibly the nicest sandwich of all, having the melty cheese and a decent sized (though again perculiar visually) lump of pig inside. The mustardy sauce enhanced the overall flavour and was delicious, again at just a minute in the microwave it was great as I hadn’t even had a chance to spare 1 minute at work so shoved it in the food nuking maching upon return home.
All of these sandwiches were under 500 calories which is great as this allows me to shove more chocolate in my face to make up for the other 2000 I’m allowed each day (or whatever it is) whilst still consuming a respectable lunch.
These were free but they seemed more than reasonable at the price and save so much time in queuing at the cafe at work or even worse, milling flour, baking bread, slaughtering pigs and chickens, and creating your own ones from scratch.
Thank you Taste Inc for feeding me.’
As you can see any of the sandwiches would’ve been fantastic at the price and calorie level for lunches or even a more substantial snack. Don’t be deterred by some of his visual descriptions, it definitely did not put him off consumption and they certainly made up for any aesthetics with taste. I however, was most impressed with the ‘Ham & Cheese Melt’ at the least calories and the most tasty, this would definitely be one to stock up on for James’ lunches for work. He just doesn’t get the time for much else, and I know this lovely warmed tasty sandwich at only a minute in the microwave would definitely beat the cold cheese ones I often serve up. I know he wouldn’t be disappointed with any of the Taste Inc offerings that’s for sure.
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*Taste Inc did send us vouchers to review their products, but all the words as I’m sure you can probably tell belong to my husband. This is an honest review.