Reviewed by Debbie Talbot, Debbie Tasker, Jennifer Willetts & Louisa Nashir
I recently received lots of party food from Morrisons so decided to get some friends and have a very sociable tasting party and get into the Christmas spirit.
All the products that had to be cooked were from frozen. Also once thawed do not refreeze – this was all clearly stated on the packaging. They came in eye catching boxes. Everything looked exceptionally scrummy on the packet and also when ready to serve.
Pigs in blankets: £2 for a pack of 12 – Cocktail sausages wrapped in smoked streaky bacon = yummy!
Mini cheese straws: £1 for a pack of 14 – These were made with puff pastry and cheddar cheese… this was the least favourite item, very bland tasting.
Southern fried chicken dippers: £1 for 12 – Chicken strips with a tasty coating. These are an absolute bargain and our taster ate the whole lot in minutes.
Mini steak and ales pies: £4 for 12 – Tender pieces of steak in a rich gravy, topped with puff pastry. Everybody loved these, they went down a storm.
Chicken party feast: £5 for 65 pieces – This contained a variety of chicken – korma and sweet chilli bites, and breaded and southern fried strips, a great item for party season. Iam going to get one to keep in the freezer in case of unexpected guests! You just pop in the oven and you have a lovely chicken platter.
Mini chocolate dessert cups: £3 for 12 – Dark chocolate cups, 6 filled with chocolate cream and cherry sauce, decorated with chocolate curls, and 6 filled with passion fruit cream and sauce, decorated with amaretti biscuits, the latter were not to my liking, the passion fruit flavour was a little overbearing, having said that everybody else said they were ok! The cherry ones were divine!
Oozing middle chocolate orange cheesecakes: £3 for 12 – Mini cheesecakes with digestive biscuit bases filled with orange sauce, topped with chocolate cream and decorated with sugar crumb pieces, these were a winner with everybody, an indulgent treat was what we all agreed they were.
Icecream Igloo: £3 – Fun igloo shaped icecream with marshmallows. Just the right texture. Once my little girl spotted it I didn’t get a look in.
Icing Topped Fruit Cake: £3.40 – The icing and marzipan are perfect, not too overbearing. The fruit cake is just right, not too dry. Bargain for the price.
Stollen: £1.69 – Just the right combination of ingredients. Once you start on it you don’t want to stop.
Dessert platter: £6.00 – This was a generous assortment of mince pies, stollen and shortbread. They were enjoyed and my friends even went home with goodie bags full of them.
12 mini chocolate eclairs: £1.59 – These didn’t make it to the get together, my daughter and I enjoyed them the evening before. Just the right size with the perfect amount of chocolate and cream.
We also had some alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks to try:
White grape and redcurrant delicately sparkling spring water, smart looking bottle, great taste… not unlike schloer .
Apple, raspberry and rose delicately sparkling spring water (same as above)
Chianti classico red wine £7.99. Rich, mature forest fruit and spices flavour . Ideal choice to accompany steak, and excellent with mature cheeses. We thought this tasted rather “plumy” . Loved it, and agreed it would go well with pasta dishes.
All in all excellent products all round, I wouldn’t hesitate to buy them again. Lots of great party foods to enjoy Christmas with your friends and family and excellent value for money.
To save time and hassle why not try Morrisons pre-order service here.