Saturday, 23 February 2013

Sweet ‘n’ Sour Chicken and Rice (ASDA) [By @SpectreUK]



This Sweet ‘n’ Sour Chicken and Rice was produced by Princes, in Liverpool. The label on the 340g pot stated that it was microwavable in one and a half minutes, which was perfect for a quick meal after an evening at the theatre. We’d just seen Ladykillers, at the Grand Theatre in Wolverhampton which was very funny indeed. Anyway, I digress; per 100g this Sweet ‘n’ Sour Chicken and Rice had 116 calories, with a low sounding 1.9g of fat. Although it didn’t actually say how much sugar was in it, so I tried not to think about it, besides I hadn’t eaten since midday and really didn’t care, as I was just too hungry! The ingredients included; 10% chicken chunks, 8% rice, with pineapple, barley malt vinegar, red and green peppers, carrot, tomato, chestnuts, spices, onion powder, garlic, rosemary and paprika amongst other things. I decided to scoop this meal up with Sharwood’s Spiced Thai Crackers. Following the cooking instructions, I removed the metal lid and replaced the plastic top to cook for the allotted time. Leaving the orange coloured meal to cool a little before tasting, I burst open the cracker’s packet and poured them out into a bowl. The sauce had a lovely sweet and sour taste to it, and there was plenty of soft chicken pieces and rice. Flavours that really stood out amongst the spices were the pineapple and peppers. There was a good spicy twang to this meal and a great aftertaste. Fortunately there were just enough crackers to polish off the meal completely. I really enjoyed this Sweet ‘n’ Sour Chicken and Rice. It’s so rare I get Sweet and Sour these days, as Cinabar doesn’t like it. I shall definitely have this meal again and I certainly won’t forget the crackers!
By Spectre

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