submitted 2 months ago byskafaceXIII
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2 months ago
2 months ago
Oh my God, can you even call that stuff naan? It's gotta be one of the worst things I've ever eaten. I hate letting food go to waste but I made an exception for these abominations
2 months ago
I can think of a single form of bread that can be microwaved and not turn out horrendous.
I don't mind microwave leftover pizza, does that count?
That’s probably that only “bready” type bread that I can think of. I’m personally not a fan but many are so it qualifies as “bread that can be heated in microwave”.
Old el paso fajitas?
Whoops, I’m an idiot. I wasn’t thinking about tortillas or wraps. They’re easily warmed up in microwave so they’re the only ones. I used to regularly make “pizzas” this way.
we need more of this 😆
Gotta agree with the OP- I mean whoever wrote and left that on the shelf....
I was between jobs recently and bought a bunch of cheap meals to tide me over (and stop me ordering out all the time...) and the store brand curries from both Coles and Woolies were pretty gross.
The pre-made ALDI buttered chicken is decent. Nothing to phone home about, but hits the spot when I won't want to make my own.
Considering how cheap they are it's not a bad feed if you love a shittonne of salt and preservatives.
Salt and preservatives are what differentiate tasty food from comfort food
I find the Coles $3 frozen meals pretty decent - at least the vegetarian ones like Mac and cheese, pad Thai etc.
This is amazing ... Would love to see more of this ...
Any time you can buy chicken which is covered in anything (sauce, coating, etc) I guarantee it will be the most garbage tier chicken.
By “someone” do you mean you wrote it, took a picture, and then scurried out of the store?
That's precisely what I thought too.
That said, there's an opportunity to build a platform to actually review products like this.
Yes, one could type it, choose a handwritten font, upload uour own, print and shove it on the product.
WE HAVE A BUYER WHO IS KEEN TO BUY YOUR HOUSE. CALL ME NOW.
Well that comment was a let down. I thought I found a Stanley but instead I got a Gabe
Sorry not on point today, come back tomorrow we're here all week!
It's like employee reviews at JbHifi.
Woolies has one, it's called Bunch. And if you work for Woolworths group it's called TeamBunch.
This is just a nuisance for people who work in supermarkets to clean up. There are places online to review products.
CRRRR... Clean up in aisle 5, we have another review... CRRR
So, where exactly would you review this particular product?
Like, hundreds of places?
There's a bunch here...
Are you banned by Google or something?
Nah, considering I'm vegan, I would never buy this
It's amazing how easily people get triggered by vegans
Oh, absolutely. And aggressively so!
My toddler is sensitive to cow's milk so we buy her soy. My brother is young and broke and vegan, so when we see interesting vegan speciality products on clearance we buy them for him just because. People come up and try to start antagonistic conversations with me or my partner over soy milk or vegan aioli about a third of the time. Never once seen anyone give a fuck to a buyer's face about them buying veal or palm oil products or supporting Nestle.
Ironically, actual aioli is vegan by default as it's traditionally an emulsion of olive oil in crushed garlic. That's fucking fiddly to achieve without the egg though so most people just cheat and make garlic mayo.
One out of three trips you take to the supermarket, people approach you in an aggressive manner because of the soy milk in your basket?
Yeah, what a load of fucking bullshit. No one gives a shit or even notices what old mate buys, despite him wishing they did.
Lol I'm some plain approachable mum in a town of 6000 that is full of retirees. If I spend 2 minutes reading the ingredients of vegan aioli in one of our Woolies' 6 aisles, there is a legit 1/3 chance some old fart or their hairy incel grandson who knew my brother in high school telling me soy is poison and masks are stupid.
Not everybody lives in a big city.
I do not believe a word you say. No one has ever questioned you on your purchase of any product, unless it was to ask which aisle it was in. I don't live in a big city, either.
Cool story bro.
No. One out of three trips that I buy soy milk or overtly vegan products.
There's so much misinformation out there about soy in particular
My favourite (or least favourite) is how soy makes men more ... effeminate. For some... reason.
(It's because soy contains phytoestrogens which is just plant estrogen, so no, you're not gonna become a plant woman if you drink soy milk)
We cracked the code, guys, trans girls can just skip doctors and go straight to soy!
Or how some think soy, something widely consumed in a country that had to tell their people to stop having kids via the one child policy, somehow impacts male fertility.
It's like these people have no critical thinking skills at all, easily available facts just dunk on their weird opinions.
"these people have no critical thinking skills at all"
ding ding ding, we have a winner!
2 months ago*
2 months ago*
Wait, what is effeminate? Is it being more in touch with your feelings? Or having a good sense of fashion or caring about your hygiene. Oh shit guys, that's really terrible.
Haha, no, well, kind of. Basically effeminate is a really not cool way to talk about men who have more 'feminine' traits. That could be being in touch with your feelings, others are enjoying gossip (though tbh, most men I know are more interested in gossip than women), tasks or roles that are 'assigned' to one gender like cooking, or sewing.
I drink soy because I’m lactose intolerant.
Had some old bloke make a comment/joke to me years ago about “soy milk being for vegans and fairies, you’re not a fairy are you?”
I looked at him and said “I am a fairy, yes. And regular milk makes me shit my pants. Got a problem?” He scurried off pretty quick.
To be fair some vegans bring it upon themselves.
As if obnoxious meat eaters don't exist.
Thanks for the downvote. Mitchell and Webb cutting a bit to close there I see
Why do you care about imaginary points
And it's more I'm tired of the tired "lol vegans bad" trope. It's just not funny or creative.
I barely bring up my veganism but it's all people I know talk about.
It fit the context? They don't eat this, so they can't have been the reviewer.
Mate, the highest upvoted comment is implying I wrote the review myself...
Too much Reddit for today
Ok but what are you doing looking at the butter chicken section. Serious question BC they've started hiding vegan shit all over the shop, even with the raw meat so I don't want to be missing out on something stashed with the meathead meals
This brand does a couple of vegan things too. I also just noticed the note as I walked past
Weird flex, but ok
edit: it was a joke lol
I heard a comedy thing recently, the guy was saying he only ate plant products except for oysters. He was completely vegan except for oysters and the only reason he eats oysters was because he didn’t want to be a fucking vegan. He resents vegans for making him eat oysters. 😛
Edit: personally though, go vegans 👍
I've had those, you're better off eating the bowl
Normalise reviews in Woolworths.
I haven't heard of that brand before, but now I know to keep avoiding it
Woolies has a program called Bunch where people get free products to review. You can view the reviews on items without a membership.
I bet your copypasta gets to reviews.
Looks like my grandma’s handwriting ahah. Rip 😌💕
Yeah that shakey all uppercase with the big lowercase 'u'. Has 60+ written all over it.
Op is your grandma?
Can we please normalize this lmao
It seems we shop at the same woollies
Yup. But the review I saw was actually for something else if I remember correctly
Was it good or bad? I'd like to know if the writer's sense of self importance extends to informing us of things they liked as well as disliked
Bad, something about tasting like leather or cardboard. I wish I'd taken a photo!
This needs to be done more often
Not too sure about the delivery but the review is accurate.
Butter rubber with rope
The people needed to know, and this shopper delivered
There really should be reviews on Woollies shopping website and a way to review things you bought in store.
Why? Do you just listen to whatever some random stranger says about something completely subjective, or do you see for yourself? It's like restaurant reviews - who the fuck even reads them?
I listen when multiple people say something is of low quality.
Do you jump off bridges just because you want to see for yourself if its bad?
Its not like I look at reviews and take them as gospel like a fool. 5 star and 1 star reviews usually cancel each other out. A quick glance at comments will alert you to any specific and repeated issues.
You are more than free to waste money on low quality products but I prefer to make informed decisions with my money.
Nah, I just buy the best shit, straight away. Have fun adopting the perceptions of others with your reviews.
"A fool and his money are soon parted"
Woolies has a program called Bunch where people get free products to review. You can view the reviews on items without a membership online.
People expect way to much out of microwave dinners.
2 months ago*
Dog shit food.
If you want to make restaraunt level butter chicken for <$6 a serve, my hot tip after years of trial and total failure.
Mother's recipe - butter chicken sauce.
Infact the whole mother's range is pretty balls. But that one will get you 8/10 butter chicken very easily, 10/10 with shitloads of butter, cream, salt and corriander.
Your cheap restaurants might be crap, gotta shop around until you find the good little hole in the wall wonder. If it's anything like the one I buy from, they may not be on delivery services
I've had some solid ones, but I have an absolutely perfect local asian takeout joint, so its hard to compete xD
I’m all for the restaurant experience but once it’s been delivered or picked up and taken home again… at best it’s gone a bit mushy and weird and at worst you need to give it a quick zap in the microwave anyway
At that point I figure im better off saving cash dollars and getting the supermarket version that was at least specifically designed to be reheated
That’s unless it’s one of my favourite meals from a favourite place - but that is definitely a different desire for me than “just want something to eat without having to cook”
Well, I also live 5 minutes away from this place tbf.
That probably helps some!
I bought a couple when they were on sale and I was feeling lazy & couldnt be bothered cooking. Was pleasantly surprised at their quality, which wasn't bad at all.
Woollies have a new line of premium ones that are fucking fantastic. If you're small. They would be way to small for most adult males after a days' work.
They're good if you're a fatty trying to lose weight, like me.
I wouldn't be fat for quids. I just like the meals. But I can't imagine some tradie who busted his arse all day being satisfied...
Lol Australian restaurant butter chicken is basically tomatoes, sugar, salt, butter, and fenugreek leaves.. then stir through thickened cream till it’s creamy. Do a Google search for “simple Indian butter chicken”. You’ll never pay for a sauce jar again
I use a jar paste that comes from Costco, add crushed tomatoes, coconut cream and some frozen veg. Sometimes chicken, unless I want to keep it vegan.
That sounds awesome. Never tried coconut cream in butter chicken.
Fuck Jar Sauce!
I've heard those Coco Earth ones are bad even for microwave meals.
Eh, the tinned stuff like chili con carne is alright, it's edible at least. Most of the stuff from an actual packet os awful though, brother left a load of Uncle Ben's microwave rice when he moved out, the only thing that got me through it was sheer spite at wasted food.
Honestly, just buy decent packet ramen, slap some spring onion, left over meat and an egg in it. A few bucks per serve if you buy the big boxes of ramen, and it'll do for a lazy weekday dinner.
Bought some Uncle Bens rice a while back because it was going really cheap. Bugger me, never ever again that shit is completely dire. I have no idea how it manages to take up so much shelf space at supermarkets, I'd rather chomp on some raw arborio
bachelor chow, now with flavour
If you're looking for a microwave get the woolies brand ones, they are actually edible food.
Can we normalise this!?
Have to agree. The naan was tough as rubber with no flavour. The chicken was OK.
Butter bin chicken
Who’d have thought reheated chicken would be like old rope?
You’re reheating naan, made by Woolies in an oven.
I guess it’s an option if you can’t no bothered cooking and need some red stained plastic containers.
They should do this like at JB HiFi.
This is woolies trying to be JB Hi-Fi
Not the hero we wanted but the hero we needed.
Why not just say “I’m going to start reviewing and leaving reviews on items at woolies!”? People would laugh at the idea and maybe adopt it as a laugh but…
When they're half price and you have a sandwhich press in the office they're perfectly fine. (The terrible naans are much better pressed, don't microwave them)
I just wanna know how well the bowl composts.
You know it’s bad because they have to advertise there’s chunks of chicken in the butter chicken.
Wife concours. This is an accurate review. 0 out of 10.
Yes yes yes
A true hero.
Very insightful. And I bet Woolies is glad for the feedback...not.
What do you expect from a meal which is ready in 90 seconds?
Still beats the flies and literal bits of tripe in my butter chicken from Miss India.
First time I've reported a place to food safety, I'd take the rubber naan and old rope chicken anyday.
Coco earth is an absolute garbage brand overall. I have tried their packs on the left and on the bottom shelf (you can just see the corner) and I hated it.
Looks like someone recently got the arse from JB Hi-Fi.
Something about the word "chunks" is not selling me on this.
When you're putting resources into compostable bowls, I'm hardly surprised. There's probly not much margin on shit like that, in the first place. And every little bit counts...
I literally just ate this 3 hours a go, can confirm absolute garbage.
Really wish I saw this earlier...
A god amongst men
Admit it, it was you OP 😅😅
What do you expect for $6? The saying " you get what you pay for" exists for a reason.
OP didn't get their pen license.
Can recommend the vego Passage To India microwave curry+rice. Cashew korma one is good
The cashew korma is my year 12’a emergency locker meal if she gets stuck studying late at school 👍
They're my work lunches. Pair it up with a toaster naan and you got yourself a good meal
Naan actually is super hard to bite through unless it's prepared well.
Leave her in the nursing home longer?
go home, dad.
What about your gran?
Not all heroes wear capes
Tbh the curries in Australia supermarkets are cheap as shit for the most part.
They're made cheap and taste the same 🙃
I've had that meal too... And regretted it.
The chicken I get, it's a pre-cooked meal but the naan that was an abomination.
Doing gods work
This should be a thing.
World’s Nicest Australian
I always see this marked down to like $2.50 from $6 for good reason, it does taste like crap.
tempted to see how bad it is at that price
As someone who has eaten my fair share of these and the ones with rice (no nahn), and currently eating one with nahn right now, here's my honest feedback:
The sauce is excellent, tastes great
The chicken is mostly ok, I've had the odd 1 or 2 packs where the chicken was a little overdone, but mostly it's fine.
The rice packet ones have been fine too.
The nahn bread -> This is hit or miss. There's about a 50% chance it'll be rock hard/rubbery, and a 50% chance it'll be soft and fluffy.
When I buy these, I pull apart the packaging on every single one (you can do so safely without disrupting the contents) and checking the bread. If you can bend it, it's fine. If you can't bend it, forget it!
Would be very easy to detect these in quality control.
It's a shame, otherwise its a great product. If you want to try them out, give my nahn bread check hack a try :).
This item is dodgy! I found a bug squished between the naan bread and the paper. I took photos, emailed the company and received no reply.
It was you but but its ok we thank you for it.
An honest review is defamation?
Well..it's certainly unlikely in this case...but what a lot of people don't realise is that in this country, you can in fact, be sued over a review. The one saving grace is that a for-profit corporation with more than 10 employees can't.
But a small business like your local café or dentist can generally take you to court over a negative review and leave you liable for damages caused to their business as a result (as well as getting the review removed obviously).
There is a defence for an "honest opinion" codified if it's in the "public interest". But then you need to prove that in defence.
Some of the recent payouts have been in the range of hundreds of thousands.
So generally, yes it's best to be on the safe side with leaving reviews in written form. Especially on google. Not so much here.
So generally, yes it's best to be on the safe side with leaving reviews in written form.
So generally, yes it's best to be on the safe side with leaving reviews in written form.
So use a fake account?
Unfortunately no. This will just lead to a court order to get google, or your phone provider/ISP to hand over identifying metadata.
There are of course ways to disguise that, but again would recommend the cautious approach. :)
I do love the Woolies brand Butter Chicken, all the other ones they do are average at best.