18 May 2013

Innocent Caribbean Veg Pot: Caribbean Jerk Curry (Tesco) [By @SpectreUK]



I’m always on the lookout for a healthy and quick to cook snack at lunchtime or dinner when I’m home late from work or after a trip to the theatre. This Innocent Caribbean Veg Pot: Caribbean Jerk Curry flavour seemed a perfect find in my local supermarket. Although the Caribbean is famed for somewhere not to act so innocently when you go there on holiday! At four minutes to cook in the microwave this promised to be a quick meal. It sported on the label that this meal contained three of the required five portions of fruit and vegetables per the day, so it sounded pretty healthy too. The 380g pot consisted of 334 calories, with 22g of sugar and 10.6g of fat. The vegetable pot was vegetarian and vegan friendly with ingredients that included; cooked coconut rice, carrot, tomato, onion, red pepper, sweetcorn, mango, pineapple, pimento beans, coconut, demerara sugar, corn flour, coriander, vegetable oil, curry powder, ginger puree, red chilli, garlic, white wine vinegar, sea salt, pimento, paprika, thyme, oregano, smoked paprika, black pepper and cinnamon. Phew! Quite a mouthful of ingredients there then...

After heating and stirring the meal and leaving it to cool, I found it had a medium spicy jerk flavour with a touch of mango and some pineapple pieces to cool any chilli heat down. There was plenty of vegetables and rice making it a very tasty and healthy feeling filling treat. I would definitely have this again. The pot’s cardboard label had heating instructions on the inside, as well as one of 101 things to do with your pot suggestion of filling it will dried beans, little stones and old buttons to make a maraca. There were also instructions with a little folding and cutting of the label to make a desk goal to while away the boring hours stuck at work after enjoying this spicy Caribbean Jerk Curry Veg pot for lunch.
By Spectre

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