The instructions on the packaging are plain and simple, so it makes them easy to use. They were also very quick to prepare (1 1/2 mins in the microwave), so ideal for a quick lunch or just a snack in-between meals.
However Rhys (16) ate one on his lunch break from work, and commented that it didn’t fill him up. He had a large bread roll with it, and added some grated cheese. He could easily have eaten two. Whereas my 13 year old daughter, she would be happy with one, and probably wouldn’t need extras with it.
Taste wise, they are very good. The usual standard you expect from names like Dolmio and Uncle Ben’s. The chilli was not too spicy, but tasty. And the tomato in the pasta pot was not tangy. They are also free from artificial colours, flavours and preservatives. The range is vegetarian apart from the Bolognese.
The packaging can be recycled, all but the film lid on each pot. But the cardboard that holds the two pots together has a tendency to break, thus the pots become loose. They are somewhat delicate for this reason. (Three out of the six pots we have, have broken cardboard)
Fuss Free Ratings: Dolmio & Uncle Ben’s Pots
Taste: 5 /5
Value: 4 /5 They are reasonably priced for a one off snack or quick lunch for one, but not ideal for a family meal.
Convenience: 5 / 5 for They are quick and easy for a filler food, or light lunch.
Pasta Pot Calories per 100g 109kcal
RRP of £1.99 for each two pot meal
Thanks to Dolmio and Uncle Ben’s for my sample pots