New range in co-op could be useful.

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woof

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Apr 12, 2008
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Good to know that they are in the co-op, sainsbury's sell them, at £2.49. I got some from the outdoor show, they're pretty good.

Rob
 

spiritwalker

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Jun 22, 2009
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about 220cals? id need 20 packs a day ??? i tend to get through 3-4000 cals a day but then i have a fast metabolism so its a no go for me.
 

locum76

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Oct 9, 2005
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about 220cals? id need 20 packs a day ??? i tend to get through 3-4000 cals a day but then i have a fast metabolism so its a no go for me.
having one of the meaty ones and topping up with pasta then flapjack might work.
 

lavrentyuk

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Oct 19, 2006
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Had one for lunch today, not enough flavour,small. Having said that a handy snack but needs packing out with bread or similar.

I keep a few in the car and some at work for those busy days.

Are they safe to boil in the bag ?

Richard
 

helixpteron

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Mar 16, 2008
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Wanted to try this brand for a while, though I usually carry the Reiter Travel Lunch as they're considerably lighter, and are what I've been eating for the last three days.
 
I tried one of these and was not too impressed. It left a wierd after taste and I kept burping all day and tasting it again (it was a bit like a rancid chemical garlic taste).

Shame really as they looked good - I still have a few different ones but am not in a hurry to try them.
 

John Fenna

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Oct 7, 2006
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I have tried loads of this brand and have not had a bad one yet - I normally bulk them out with rice or pasta.
Mind you I try to get them when they are "on offer" as they are a tad expensive for the amount you get....
 

Jakata

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Dec 16, 2009
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I take home made with me in small tupaware boxes. Never seen the point of boil in the bag stuff for out and about, unless you are out for a week or so.
 

Thoth

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Aug 5, 2008
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I agree with John, I think that they are pretty good but do need bulking out with carbs. I've boiled them in the bag but with one small hole to let air/steam out. I often use the boil water for rehydrating couscous or smash for almost instant results. My local Waitrose has these on offer at the moment.
 

andy_e

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Aug 22, 2007
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Thanks for co-op heads-up, I do like these but agree they're a bit small. Bulked out with bread/pasta/cous-cous or similar, I find they're a decent main meal.

Not had one I didn't like yet and the soups are good too - they all benefit from an extra touch of salt and pepper IMHO.

P.S. have boiled in bag plenty of times, with no need to tear first - handy if you're cooking in a cup.
 

Everything Mac

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Nov 30, 2009
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I tried one of these and was not too impressed. It left a wierd after taste and I kept burping all day and tasting it again (it was a bit like a rancid chemical garlic taste).

Shame really as they looked good - I still have a few different ones but am not in a hurry to try them.
they had the same effect on me mate. - Might give the stew one a go at some point though.

I'm quite happy with a rat pack myself.

or tinned curry with BITB rice :D

Andy