Thursday, 3 May 2012

Ainsley Harriott Cous Cous Review

We were sent four variants of Ainsley Harriott cous cous.  We love food in our household so always excited to try something new.

My hubbie will not normally eat cous cous, but this product has managed to change his perspective.  He says it’s down to the vibrant flavours but I think in part it’s due to the ease of preparation.   As hubbie is normally in charge of meals in our house, he is enjoying an easy side to compliment any meal, prepared in the matter of minutes!  All you do boil the kettle, pour, leave for five minutes then fluff it!  Serve and savour… no mess or lots of dishes to clean.  My kind of cooking anyway!

Just look how yummy it looks for 79p... seriously what can you normally buy for that kind of price these days!

Perfect fodder for any busy household with children, we are always dashing off to some after school club or fundraiser so it is reassuring to have something in the cupboard, which is quick and easy to make.  At a bargain price I cannot fault it, it feels a much superior quality product than the price label.  So if you fancy adding some exciting flavours to tempt your palate then I especially liked the Roasted Vegetable and Sun Dried Tomato and Garlic varieties.

I also enjoyed the texture and am still impressed I managed to taste the flavours even though I am full of cold.  These are a great versatile side dish, which has been enjoyed with Chicken Kiev, fish and pizza in our household, but you can follow some lovely recipes on the website if you need inspiration.

It really does suit most meals and makes a change from having a potato product all the time.  We did not manage to get the children to eat more than a tester mouthful but the pair can be quite fussy at times and I do not think it is a reflection on the cous cous.  Sometimes they will only eat the ketchup by the mouthful when a nice meal is presented to them…  I think I was a fussy eater when I was younger, but these days I like most things so I have hope for the future!

You can read more about the cous cous on their website and it is available to buy from Waitrose, Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury's and Morrisons

1 comment:

  1. Always nice to try something new