Kershaws Frozen Ready meals 2 for £2 @ Morrisons
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Kershaws Frozen Ready meals 2 for £2 @ Morrisons

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Found 16th Jun 2012
I know this won't be to everyone's tastes, but;
Kershaws ready meals are now 2 for £2 at Morrisons.

Meals weigh 360g to 400g and have 240 (! chicken dinner) to 450 or so calories for the ones I've had. All the ones I've had have been under 20g of fat.

I had a problem at the till with these - it might have got confused with the old offer (4 for £5), however another time it correctly gave me £2 for 2.

I like them because they're generally low calorie and low fat. For a £1 ready meal, the taste "isn't bad"; though certainly don't expect a Michelin star'd taste sensation.
Sure it's nowhere near preparing your own properly - but if I do that, I'll easily eat at least 4x the calories, if not more... and that's when I'm doing 'healthy' stuff.
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I don't think I would fancy a frozen fry up

The picture looks like its got loads in it.
Sadly, that's probably my favourite!
I'll often add a slice of Hovis (small loaf) wholemeal at around 56 calories to the (checks) 396 already in it.
The egg does look like it's made with a spray cream device, you get ham not bacon and the sausages aren't the worst 'plastic sausages' I've had by far, but still are plastic sausages. Do get a fair bit on your plate in that 400g/396 calories.
Easy and £1.

Can't ask for much more.
Kershaw's Cooke's Pie and Mash meal is reminiscent (but not a patch on) of the real thing at any of the proper pie & mash shops - Cookes ; Mudies) that I used to frequent during the late fifties in the east end of London.
PIE, MASH AND LIQUOR - very tasty.
Incidentally, Farm Foods sell these frozen pie & mash meals at £1.49 and Sainbury's at £1.79.
Pity that my freezers are full to the brim!
Edited by: "alandbailey" 17th Jun 2012
kershaws chicken dinner, need 2 but still only £2 Easy to cook
yuck!
If 'you are what you eat' in this case that'll be cheap and nasty. Why not spend a bit of time and make a dinner that's more healthy and tastes better than this crap?
the chicken dinner one is nice, better than the birds eye ones costing over double.

cheap doesn't necerssarily equate to poor quality, food snobs annoy me. why don't you go out and pick the veg and slaughter the animals yourself.
mark_baguley

If 'you are what you eat' in this case that'll be cheap and nasty. Why … If 'you are what you eat' in this case that'll be cheap and nasty. Why not spend a bit of time and make a dinner that's more healthy and tastes better than this crap?



Maybe people don't have the time to spend?
mark_baguley

If 'you are what you eat' in this case that'll be cheap and nasty. Why … If 'you are what you eat' in this case that'll be cheap and nasty. Why not spend a bit of time and make a dinner that's more healthy and tastes better than this crap?



Wow what insight, i was just about to go buy aload of these as i had never thought of the idea to cook something myself, Many Thanks.
This is a students wet dream.
They serve these in the drying out cells of your local police station.
A couple of my friends used to work at Kershaw's and as a result their freezers were always filled to the brim with these, they used to love them. Can't say I've ever tried one though.
I think if you eat junk like this your health will suffer. 2 hard boiled eggs would be better for you than this breakie...and cheaper. Still i would try one just to experience this type of food...again
However it tastes, it's gotta be better than Little Chef.
chapchap

I think if you eat junk like this your health will suffer. 2 hard boiled … I think if you eat junk like this your health will suffer. 2 hard boiled eggs would be better for you than this breakie...and cheaper. Still i would try one just to experience this type of food...again


How do you know it's junk? I don't eat frozen ready meals myself but I'm almost certain you could get by far better on these (and be far healthier) then if you just had 2 hard boiled eggs...

Things like this serve a good purpose tbh, I'm always on the lookout for a somewhat healthy, convenient, tasty meal, so may give these a look (though there isn't a Morrisons near me). Thank you!
Cheap, but you only get what you pay for.
heat added, these are apart of my staple diet. chicken dinner, gravy and veg in 10 minutes. Boom, who can argue with the results, tastes quite nice too. alright tasting chicken £1 dinner rdy in 10 minutes with the little effort. Cant argue really, cept throw in a few more potatoes, i add 2 boxes of mc cains mirco chips. I know what your all thinking.... genius this guy would give jamie oliver a run for his money!
Mystery meat? Mystery everything in these small boxes of death.
uglymash

heat added, these are apart of my staple diet. chicken dinner, gravy and … heat added, these are apart of my staple diet. chicken dinner, gravy and veg in 10 minutes. Boom, who can argue with the results, tastes quite nice too. alright tasting chicken £1 dinner rdy in 10 minutes with the little effort. Cant argue really, cept throw in a few more potatoes, i add 2 boxes of mc cains mirco chips. I know what your all thinking.... genius this guy would give jamie oliver a run for his money!



I can almost hear you wheezing as you type.
Krys2626

Cheap, but you only get what you pay for.



That's the type of inane comment that makes Apple the world's largest electronics company and market share with inferior products and the reason Designer brands that make the clothes in the same sweatshops as budget retailers post such astronomically high profit percentages.
These are surprisingly tasty, but I do worry about what on earth the meat is that I am eating. All that for little over a pound RRP, it must be lips and @rseholes at best.
SixFeet

That's the type of inane comment that makes Apple the world's largest … That's the type of inane comment that makes Apple the world's largest electronics company and market share



They're neither of these things.
blizeH

How do you know it's junk? I don't eat frozen ready meals myself but I'm … How do you know it's junk? I don't eat frozen ready meals myself but I'm almost certain you could get by far better on these (and be far healthier) then if you just had 2 hard boiled eggs...Things like this serve a good purpose tbh, I'm always on the lookout for a somewhat healthy, convenient, tasty meal, so may give these a look (though there isn't a Morrisons near me). Thank you!



Because if you search for nutritional information you will find this has HALF of your daily allowance of sodium and a disproportionately high percentage of fat. There will also be very little in the way of vitamins and minerals.

http://caloriecount.about.com/calories-kershaws-all-day-breakfast-i71053

Not lecturing people, everyone is free to choose what they want to eat and I'd be lying if I said I was always healthy with my choices. But in answer to your question I'd say that shows it's pretty much junk.
blizeH

How do you know it's junk? I don't eat frozen ready meals myself but I'm … How do you know it's junk? I don't eat frozen ready meals myself but I'm almost certain you could get by far better on these (and be far healthier) then if you just had 2 hard boiled eggs...Things like this serve a good purpose tbh, I'm always on the lookout for a somewhat healthy, convenient, tasty meal, so may give these a look (though there isn't a Morrisons near me). Thank you!



I would argue 2 hard-boiled eggs are better for an average, active and healthy person than this! Not saying every morning you should eat 2 eggs but then i would say you should not eat this every day either!! If i had a choice i would take the cheaper and better choice of 2 eggs. or maybe something else quick ,tasty, and importantly nutritious without masses of added salt and/or sugar...

It might be just me but now i eat much better than i used to i notice i feel worse if i ever eat this type of mass produced low quality crap.But then if i was always "on the lookout" for meals like this i wouldn't know the difference in the general well being a good diet has compared to a poor ( but is interestingly not necessarily more expensive ) diet can bring.
Thats all i meant.
Edited by: "chapchap" 20th Jun 2012
They are brilliant for a quick, cheap meal for lunchtime at work if you've got access to a microwave, especially if you know you are going to be a loooooong time till you get your 'proper' meal of the day.
The fry up is actually not bad considering, although I'd give the fish and chips a miss to be honest - it's not great. Haven't tried the pie but the chicken dinner is ok. These kept me going over the cold winter lunchtimes AND actually helped me lose weight as they helped stop me snacking during the afternoons.
Cheaper than a supermarket/Greggs buttie too..... and probably better for you!
Heat given.......
A bit misleading to use the all day breakfast as an example there though, their chicken dinner comes out a lot better, and their fish and chips even looks surprisingly okay http://caloriecount.about.com/calories-kershaws-fish-chips-i122781

I dunno, I've never even tried these things, but I imagine there are far worse things you could be eating

(the pie and mash mentioned earlier looks surprisingly healthy for a pie ready meal too! - caloriecount.about.com/cal…791 )

Edited by: "blizeH" 20th Jun 2012
these are also £1 each in heron foods if you have one locally
ideal for the elderly who are unable to cook for them selfs
some of the £1.49 one at morrissons are also only £1 a heron foods too
i often stock up the freezer with them as the lad loves the all day breakfast and hes fussy as hell
and as i work 12 hours alot ideal when nipping home for a break


Krooner

They serve these in the drying out cells of your local police station.


Night on the pop, followed by bed and breakfast. I need to get out more often. X)
Note that the all day breakfast claims to be 16.8g of fat on the packet.

'Healthy' depends on the requirements of the eater - if you were trying to put on weight and using this as one of three meals a day, you'd be needing to eat at least two in one sitting, if not three.

From the packet:
396 Calories
22g Protein
38g Carbs (8g of which is sugars)
16.8g fat (4.8 of which is saturates(
12.8g fibre
3.1g sodium

If you worry about high blood pressure, the high sodium content should definitely be a worry (I do wonder if that's even right, or if they've listed salt - it doesn't taste THAT salty!)
I don't have high blood pressure and am happy with my over all salt intake, even including this sort of thing.
Others may not be.
Checked my local Morrisons and they were still 4 for £5....what a rip off .. lol....(_;)
Oh and the dinner ones should be called gravy dinners. The amount of meat in each is awful...but taste okay
Edited by: "aoefreak666" 21st Jun 2012
Back to 4 for £5 in Morrisons Keighley.
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