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Not sure if it gives the discount online (i think it would) but i bought 6 of them this morning for £6 and they are reallly nice, there are 4 varieties in the range.

Prepared meals offer not only convenience but also great taste. The key to driving growth is introducing real innovation to reflect changing consumer needs as well as offering great quality classic recipes and not just replicating existing lines.

Eat Positive perfectly reflects consumer trends by delivering against the big 3 needs: taste, health & enjoyment in a convenient way. It will add value through its high quality offering, whilst the £2m communications campaign will create interest and drive footfall in store.

Birds Eye Eat Positive is in a semi-transparent dual compartment steamed tray & takes 8-9 minutes to cook in the microwave from frozen. It is available in the following 400g packs, priced at £2.29 each:

Chicken Penne & Vegetables (naturally rich in antioxidants & 2 of your 5 a day)
Chicken Tikka & Vegetables (natural source of vitamin c & folic acid & 2 of your 5 a day)
Thai Chicken & vegetables (naturally helps lower your cholesterol & 1 of your 5 a day)
Creamy Fish & Vegetables (natural source of Omega 3 & 1 of your 5 a day)
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#1
Why has this gone to a minus? buy two and save £2.58 why is that cold????
#2
taste awful and at that price if you bought some decent vegetables and meat it would be quite a bit cheaper as a portion size....
#3
Chicken Penne & Vegetables (naturally rich in antioxidants & 2 of your 5 a day) for example...penne pasta from asda is like 19p vegetables as a portion per meal probs the same and a piece of chicken around a pound.....ur looking at perhaps.... almost half for a fresher more nutrious home cooked meal.....
#4
"Eat Positive perfectly reflects consumer trends by delivering against the big 3 needs: taste, health & enjoyment in a convenient way."

In the words of Jim Royle, my ar*se.....

Tell you what, eat positive, get curious, look at how veg is grown in a field, pick fresh, cook using your own ingredients. Its a sad thing that kids these days don't even know what vegetables are what when they see them all not cut up. These prepackaged meals if you ask me are ok for a one off meal. But if consumer trends means "reflecting consumer needs" then all that Jamie Oliver has tried to teach has failed.
#5
cicobuff
"Eat Positive perfectly reflects consumer trends by delivering against the big 3 needs: taste, health & enjoyment in a convenient way."

In the words of Jim Royle, my ar*se.....

Tell you what, eat positive, get curious, look at how veg is grown in a field, pick fresh, cook using your own ingredients. Its a sad thing that kids these days don't even know what vegetables are what when they see them all not cut up. These prepackaged meals if you ask me are ok for a one off meal. But if consumer trends means "reflecting consumer needs" then all that Jamie Oliver has tried to teach has failed.


AMEN SISTER
#6
hawkio
AMEN SISTER


Thats MISTER LOL
#7
Creamy Fish & Vegetables (natural source of Omega 3 & 1 of your 5 a day) <---creamy fish...what fish? bit random they dont put the species of fish.. lol
#8
hawkio
Creamy Fish & Vegetables (natural source of Omega 3 & 1 of your 5 a day) <---creamy fish...what fish? bit random they dont put the species of fish.. lol


Probably will be cheapest of the cheap alaskan pollack you can bet.
#9
Have any of you actually tried these? i have and they are really nice, a full meal and averaging 325 calories
#10
voted hot for WHAT IT IS!!! This is a convenience meal, and for that price, its much better than someone buying a bag of chips.

Nobody here really believes that eating convenience food is preferable to eating freshly made food, but this is NOT the issue. This IS a bargain for what it is and that is what hot deals are about. Not high horsers droning on a load of rubbish about Jamie Oliver... we all KNEW what was good food, when he was in nappies.

ps. most frozen vegetables ARE fresher and contain more vitamins than "fresh" stuff you buy, because they havent had time to lose their nutrional value before they are frozen.

ps. GOOD then if its Alaskan pollock. unless youd rather it was overfished cod! Pollock is perfectly nutritious, jeeze.
#11
Xtina fan
Have any of you actually tried these? i have and they are really nice, a full meal and averaging 325 calories



The only time i have steamed packages like this with rubberised vegetables is mid atlantic high in the sky in a plane.
#12
therealslimkaty
voted hot for WHAT IT IS!!! This is a convenience meal, and for that price, its much better than someone buying a bag of chips.

Nobody here really believes that eating convenience food is preferable to eating freshly made food, but this is NOT the issue. This IS a bargain for what it is and that is what hot deals are about. Not high horsers droning on a load of rubbish about Jamie Oliver... we all KNEW what was good food, when he was in nappies.

ps. most frozen vegetables ARE fresher and contain more vitamins than "fresh" stuff you buy, because they havent had time to lose their nutrional value before they are frozen.

ps. GOOD then if its Alaskan pollock. unless youd rather it was overfished cod! Pollock is perfectly nutritious, jeeze.


Ha ha..no one said that for the occassional one off meal these are not fine, its the marketing blurb that gets me on my own personal high horse. It stinks. And yes, Alaskan Pollock is nutriscious, but much cheaper than cod, ever bought cod fish fingers instead of alaskan pollock, look at the price difference.
#13
therealslimkaty
voted hot for WHAT IT IS!!! This is a convenience meal, and for that price, its much better than someone buying a bag of chips.

Nobody here really believes that eating convenience food is preferable to eating freshly made food, but this is NOT the issue. This IS a bargain for what it is and that is what hot deals are about. Not high horsers droning on a load of rubbish about Jamie Oliver... we all KNEW what was good food, when he was in nappies.

ps. most frozen vegetables ARE fresher and contain more vitamins than "fresh" stuff you buy, because they havent had time to lose their nutrional value before they are frozen.

ps. GOOD then if its Alaskan pollock. unless youd rather it was overfished cod! Pollock is perfectly nutritious, jeeze.


oooo another media driven prospective of overfished cod thats a different kettle of fish (excuse the pun) its not a bargain it encourages people to not bother or make the effort,

hardly a bargain the cheapest of ingredients scraped together thrown in a dish and called "nutrious"
#14
voted hot....if you like them, then its a brill deal.......
#15
cicobuff
Ha ha..no one said that for the occassional one off meal these are not fine, its the marketing blurb that gets me on my own personal high horse. It stinks. And yes, Alaskan Pollock is nutriscious, but much cheaper than cod, ever bought cod fish fingers instead of alaskan pollock, look at the price difference.


Your ranting is not going to change anyone's eating habits and this deal IS hot. Much better to eat this than a sausage roll at the same price. The "blurb" doesn't say it's cod, so there's nothing wrong with that. Again for a pound, freshly frozen fish and vegetables Is a good deal compared to what else is available.

hawkio
oooo another media driven prospective of overfished cod thats a different kettle of fish (excuse the pun) its not a bargain it encourages people to not bother or make the effort,

hardly a bargain the cheapest of ingredients scraped together thrown in a dish and called "nutrious"


Do you actually mean perspective? If so, my perspective is not media-driven, and you have no reason to assume that. Again, the issue here is not about people "making the effort", it's about a hot deal. This isn't politics.

The cheapest of ingredients are put into many non cheap prepared food, pizza for example. It is good fresh frozen vegetables and nutriTious white fish. Argue all you like, this IS a hot deal, in the spirit of this forum.
#16
therealslimkaty
Your ranting is not going to change anyone's eating habits and this deal IS hot. Much better to eat this than a sausage roll at the same price. The "blurb" doesn't say it's cod, so there's nothing wrong with that. Again for a pound, freshly frozen fish and vegetables Is a good deal compared to what else is available.



Do you actually mean perspective? If so, my perspective is not media-driven, and you have no reason to assume that. Again, the issue here is not about people "making the effort", it's about a hot deal. This isn't politics.

The cheapest of ingredients are put into many non cheap prepared food, pizza for example. It is good fresh frozen vegetables and nutriTious white fish. Argue all you like, this IS a hot deal, in the spirit of this forum.


Argue all we like, yes, thats what this forum is for, its not HotUKDeals with just a vote "hot" buttons, some of us that vote things cold actually like to give reasons in doing so.

Its like turning round and saying that a £1 screwdriver set at poundland is a good deal, and yes on face value it is a good deal, but is it a good QUALITY deal, doubtful against a screwdriver costing £20 reduced to say £5 that to me personally would be the better buy.

For me personally, yes this is a saving over the original RRP, and whilst I have to admit convenience foods do have their place in limited quantities, the whole marketing blurb with this product stinks and lets face it convenience foods can never be as healthy and nutricious as fresh foods. But on quality alone I have to vote it cold even at a reduced price, its my prerogative to, and at the end of the day I have an explanation behind my reasonings.
#17
the penne pasta with tomato sauce is very nice, you get a decent amount of chicken and loads of green beans which stay crisp, worth £2 for 2 easily!
#18
I enjoy all of these...they are not the usual microwave fare...they are actualy very nice.
#19
Tronads
I enjoy all of these...they are not the usual microwave fare...they are actualy very nice.


Agreed the ones ive had in the past were quite nice - im not saying they were michelin star standard, but for a quick and easy meal when you are tired out and cant be bothered to cook, they are good.
Also i agree you can cook it cheaper, and with better ingredients, but then thats the point isnt it... you have to cook it, wash up etc. These meals require only a press of a button on the microwave and washing a fork up.
voted hot!
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cicobuff;2891811
lets face it convenience foods can never be as healthy and nutricious as fresh foods.


You make good points, some of them valid, even if very little to do with this thread, or the concept of the entire site!

This one however is just NOT true.

Like it or not, many frozen foods DO have better nutritional value than "fresh." Fresh is so often not fresh, and unless home grown, (which is no doubt ideal for disabled 80 year-olds to get involved in) probably beats many of the alternatives many people could have. If you are not aware of a simple fact as that, it puts the whole thread into a different light :-(

Evangelical postings like in this thread also expose a lot of flaws in the convert's ideas. In this thread, assumptions are being made that possibly may apply to those saying them, but probably NOT to those who might be buying these items. While I most definitely CAN produce a very nutritious meal with fresh ingredients, a HUGE proportion of the population can not, nor will they EVER! Myself, despite the ability, I still eat a fair amount of processed food too, out of necessity - for one reason, my own disabilities mean I can NOT stand and prepare many things that I used to, or want to prepare. Something like this product probably offers me a very practical and relatively nutritious meal without needing to stand for long periods to prepare it, and I can save the effort for something else, which may or may not be cooking.

What I do find rather strange is the amount of venom in this thread, when dozens of threads pushing sales of DROSS food go without comment - these particular products are probably the most nutritious food items I have ever seen maligned in a thread, yet have been attacked more than some of the most dubious items!
#21
nihcaj
You make good points, some of them valid, even if very little to do with this thread, or the concept of the entire site

What I do find rather strange is the amount of venom in this thread, when dozens of threads pushing sales of DROSS food go without comment - these particular products are probably the most nutritious food items I have ever seen maligned in a thread, yet have been attacked more than some of the most dubious items!


Good remarks mate, as far as im aware this site is called 'hotukdeals' and should be about the deal price, not wether or not you personally like the food/items/brands/colours etc
As for making a whole dinner including meat for £1 each id like to see anyone try, 4 chicken breasts are about a fiver on their own!
#22
nihcaj
You make good points, some of them valid, even if very little to do with this thread, or the concept of the entire site!

This one however is just NOT true.

Like it or not, many frozen foods DO have better nutritional value than "fresh." Fresh is so often not fresh, and unless home grown, (which is no doubt ideal for disabled 80 year-olds to get involved in) probably beats many of the alternatives many people could have. If you are not aware of a simple fact as that, it puts the whole thread into a different light :-(

Evangelical postings like in this thread also expose a lot of flaws in the convert's ideas. In this thread, assumptions are being made that possibly may apply to those saying them, but probably NOT to those who might be buying these items. While I most definitely CAN produce a very nutritious meal with fresh ingredients, a HUGE proportion of the population can not, nor will they EVER! Myself, despite the ability, I still eat a fair amount of processed food too, out of necessity - for one reason, my own disabilities mean I can NOT stand and prepare many things that I used to, or want to prepare. Something like this product probably offers me a very practical and relatively nutritious meal without needing to stand for long periods to prepare it, and I can save the effort for something else, which may or may not be cooking.

What I do find rather strange is the amount of venom in this thread, when dozens of threads pushing sales of DROSS food go without comment - these particular products are probably the most nutritious food items I have ever seen maligned in a thread, yet have been attacked more than some of the most dubious items!


Whilst I appreciate some people do have to rely on convenience foods, the whole ethos of the Birds Eye marketing here as far as I am concerned stinks.

You mention that many frozen foods do have better nutritional values than fresh, are you just talking about frozen vegetables here? I somehow cannot see any frozen ready meal being healthier than a freshly cooked meal.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-497555/I-lived-ready-meals-month-lost-weight--price-health-just-high.html

I always strive toward valid points in threads, in voting things hot or cold, its called discussion. One thing I do not do though is tell lies.
#23
G0OSE
Good remarks mate, as far as im aware this site is called 'hotukdeals' and should be about the deal price, not wether or not you personally like the food/items/brands/colours etc
As for making a whole dinner including meat for £1 each id like to see anyone try, 4 chicken breasts are about a fiver on their own!



Ok if its just about price then why not just mark everything that is considered a deal hot, regardless of whether its tat or not?! Hey all lets get rid of the vote lukewarm or cold counter, tell you what while we are at it why don't we also get rid of the discussion option too.

4 Chicken breasts would constitute at least EIGHT of these meals by the way, and less likely to be pumped full of water.

A well balanced evening meal would normally constitue 700 calories for the average adult, a healthy one having low saturated fats. You would need two ready made meals like this to equal that, would be interesting seeing the sodium content of two of these meals.
#24
AugQX
the penne pasta with tomato sauce is very nice, you get a decent amount of chicken and loads of green beans which stay crisp, worth £2 for 2 easily!

this one is the best i vote hot in sainsburys they want £2.39 each
#25
cicobuff;2892524

I always strive toward valid points in threads, in voting things hot or cold, its called discussion. One thing I do not do though is tell lies.


I didn't say you did, I said what you said was not true, it wasn't. Try hard and you can attempt to twist what I said, but I did not say that. Make an absolute statement, in this case the word, "never" was used and if part of that statement is not true, ie,. in this case because some, ie. frozen vegetables are then the unfortunate result is that statement is not true. It is just the way the language and reality is. Had you made a more general, less specific comment, such as "most," or "usually" then it would have not been the case, and as such a technique of making an argument, absolutes are a potentially difficult thing to use, and full of pitfalls :-(

Some frozen foods are nutritionally better than fresh, as you later agree. Interesting a large part of these particular meals consist of those frozen vegetables. It may well be that not all of that meal will be better nutritionally, and I would not deny that, I don't know that much to be able to say either way.

I will NOT be drawn further into is hair splitting semantics (it has already become a touch too "precious" for my liking) whereby we end up talking about the individual atoms in a frozen meal. I really don't care that much. Unfortunately, in more tolerant & enlightened places other than this, I would be quite happy to discuss and argue some of the finer points of the issue, but hotukdeals doesn 't work like this, so excuse me if I pass, I only stepped by to correct this point which I feel was likely to mislead less knowledgeable readers.
#26
therealslimkaty
voted hot for WHAT IT IS!!! This is a convenience meal, and for that price, its much better than someone buying a bag of chips.

Nobody here really believes that eating convenience food is preferable to eating freshly made food, but this is NOT the issue. This IS a bargain for what it is and that is what hot deals are about. Not high horsers droning on a load of rubbish about Jamie Oliver... we all KNEW what was good food, when he was in nappies.

ps. most frozen vegetables ARE fresher and contain more vitamins than "fresh" stuff you buy, because they havent had time to lose their nutrional value before they are frozen.

ps. GOOD then if its Alaskan pollock. unless youd rather it was overfished cod! Pollock is perfectly nutritious, jeeze.


Thank you
#27
cicobuff
The only time i have steamed packages like this with rubberised vegetables is mid atlantic high in the sky in a plane.


To quote, the veg are not rubberised, i had the chicken and veg last night and the green beans were beautifully crispy
#28
hawkio
oooo another media driven prospective of overfished cod thats a different kettle of fish (excuse the pun) its not a bargain it encourages people to not bother or make the effort,

hardly a bargain the cheapest of ingredients scraped together thrown in a dish and called "nutrious"


It doesn't matter whether or not it's your taste, it's a bargain, good value for money, A DEAL!!!!!!!
#29
cicobuff
Argue all we like, yes, thats what this forum is for, its not HotUKDeals with just a vote "hot" buttons, some of us that vote things cold actually like to give reasons in doing so.

Its like turning round and saying that a £1 screwdriver set at poundland is a good deal, and yes on face value it is a good deal, but is it a good QUALITY deal, doubtful against a screwdriver costing £20 reduced to say £5 that to me personally would be the better buy.

For me personally, yes this is a saving over the original RRP, and whilst I have to admit convenience foods do have their place in limited quantities, the whole marketing blurb with this product stinks and lets face it convenience foods can never be as healthy and nutricious as fresh foods. But on quality alone I have to vote it cold even at a reduced price, its my prerogative to, and at the end of the day I have an explanation behind my reasonings.


'HotUKDeals with just a vote "hot" buttons, some of us that vote things cold actually like to give reasons in doing so.' No, you are allowed to vote cold but not just because it's not to your taste, it's a good deal and as someone said a hell of a lot healthier than a bag of chips, you're voting hot ot cold on the deal, not on whether it's to your pallette. I, for example would not ever buy an Acer laptop, they are sh*te and the aftersales is non-exsistant but i'd never vote it cold because i wouldn't buy it, i'd leave it alone and not vote, you do not have to vote on every deal you know
#30
AugQX
the penne pasta with tomato sauce is very nice, you get a decent amount of chicken and loads of green beans which stay crisp, worth £2 for 2 easily!


I agree, the green beans are lovely and crispy, and the sauce is very tangy
#31
Xtina fan
'HotUKDeals with just a vote "hot" buttons, some of us that vote things cold actually like to give reasons in doing so.' No, you are allowed to vote cold but not just because it's not to your taste, it's a good deal and as someone said a hell of a lot healthier than a bag of chips, you're voting hot ot cold on the deal, not on whether it's to your pallette. I, for example would not ever buy an Acer laptop, they are sh*te and the aftersales is non-exsistant but i'd never vote it cold because i wouldn't buy it, i'd leave it alone and not vote, you do not have to vote on every deal you know


I do believe at the start of this discussion YOU actually asked "why the negative votes" :whistling: So you are trying to "dictate" here that people that vote cold shouldn't because its not to their taste?

I have voted it hot or cold on the deal, I voted cold, I gave an explanation why. Even though its cheap its just that cheap. I don't deem it to be good quality or value, and I don't like Birds Eyes marketing ethos with the product, how many more times do I have to mention this.
#32
great deal if you are not a food snob :p , Heat and rep given :w00t:
#33
lockdown
great deal if you are not a food snob :p , Heat and rep given :w00t:



sorry but what is wrong with being a food snob? What you put in your body is somthing you need to watch. I find convinence food tasteless, and a great deal of it makes me ill, due to it containing mondosodium glutimate, so i dont eat them.

I also think supermarkets should not be putting deals on things like this, instead putting offers on items which encourage people to prepare a fresh meal themselves.
#34
Kitten13;2896342
sorry but what is wrong with being a food snob? What you put in your body is somthing you need to watch. I find convinence food tasteless, and a great deal of it makes me ill, due to it containing mondosodium glutimate, so i dont eat them.

I also think supermarkets should not be putting deals on things like this, instead putting offers on items which encourage people to prepare a fresh meal themselves.


Tasteless?

Something wrong there... if there is one thing convenience food isn't short on, it is taste, by virtue of the large amount of salt! It is the one thing I will take on board as a genuine argument against convenience food is the use of too much salt, so much so that people used to ready meals find other food too bland. Kids are getting addicted to something, and I am pretty sure it is not the blandness!

Never found frozen foods to be particularly big on use of MSG either.... it is cans that seem to have that in the list, to get round the taste loss inevitable in the canning process. Lots of companies, especially the big names seem hyper-sensitive about criticisms of this sort, so have been dropping a lot of this sort of enhancer over recent years.

Salt is not a particularly natural thing to find in any concentration in food, it is almost all ADDED to food by people, but, I have tried a salt free diet, and found it totally boring and utter misery as a result, even after several months of getting used to it :-(

Boiled rice tastes just like polystyrene beads without! A small amount, (kept in check rather than constantly elevating as most people tend to) makes a MONUMENTAL difference to food taste.

MSG is naturally present in all sorts of things, (and a lot of other glutamates too) so I tend not to be too concerned at all at moderate levels, although like salt it does add to blood sodium levels, so not to be chucked about carelessly either. I think where MSG creeps in to some food is in the use of Yeast extract for flavouring which has it naturally. Anything that has that umami taste may well have it naturally or artificially, and unfortunately that's what people find so more-ish, so it is foods WITHOUT glutamates that will possibly taste bland.

Contrary to popular belief MSG use in Chinese restaurants is not that universal: ve-tsin or "gourmet powder" is more likely to be in domestic Chinese households, as confirmed by the pack sizes on sale in Chinese supermarkets although it is naturally present in soy sauce (& loads of similar prepared Chinese foods) anyway.
#35
nihcaj
Tasteless?

Something wrong there... if there is one thing convenience food isn't short on, it is taste, by virtue of the large amount of salt! It is the one thing I will take on board as a genuine argument against convenience food is the use of too much salt, so much so that people used to ready meals find other food too bland. Kids are getting addicted to something, and I am pretty sure it is not the blandness!

Never found frozen foods to be particularly big on use of MSG either.... it is cans that seem to have that in the list, to get round the taste loss inevitable in the canning process. Lots of companies, especially the big names seem hyper-sensitive about criticisms of this sort, so have been dropping a lot of this sort of enhancer over recent years.

Salt is not a particularly natural thing to find in any concentration in food, it is almost all ADDED to food by people, but, I have tried a salt free diet, and found it totally boring and utter misery as a result, even after several months of getting used to it :-(

Boiled rice tastes just like polystyrene beads without! A small amount, (kept in check rather than constantly elevating as most people tend to) makes a MONUMENTAL difference to food taste.

MSG is naturally present in all sorts of things, (and a lot of other glutamates too) so I tend not to be too concerned at all at moderate levels, although like salt it does add to blood sodium levels, so not to be chucked about carelessly either. I think where MSG creeps in to some food is in the use of Yeast extract for flavouring which has it naturally. Anything that has that umami taste may well have it naturally or artificially, and unfortunately that's what people find so more-ish, so it is foods WITHOUT glutamates that will possibly taste bland.

Contrary to popular belief MSG use in Chinese restaurants is not that universal: ve-tsin or "gourmet powder" is more likely to be in domestic Chinese households, as confirmed by the pack sizes on sale in Chinese supermarkets although it is naturally present in soy sauce (& loads of similar prepared Chinese foods) anyway.


And quite bizarelly you only stated earlier that you don't like to be drawn into the individual atoms of frozen food, and yet here you are dishing it out :roll: Drawing now into your argument that convenience foods contain high levels of salt, and yet earlier stating that frozen foods have more nutritional values than fresh...make your mind up.

High levels of salt in convenience foods (not just ready meals, but also takeaways) are alarming, and whilst I dont personally feel that they lack taste, ready meals lack quality and most certainly lack texture.
#36
cicobuff;2897005
And quite bizarelly you only stated earlier that you don't like to be drawn into the individual atoms of frozen food, and yet here you are dishing it out :roll:


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