I tested Asda’s new Essentials range to see what was worth the money – it was very hit and miss | The Sun

A FOODIE has tested Asda's new Just Essentials range – and although it was affordable, not everything was a hit.

With millions of Brits trying to make ends meet and families set to be thousands of pounds worse off, spending less has never been more important.


For many, this also means changing their eating habits – from learning tips to make your food last longer to sticking to supermarkets' own versions of popular items.

In a bid to help customers save money, Asda recently launched their new Just Essentials range – which has already caused a lot of backlash online for ''embarrassing poorer families'' with its bright yellow packaging.

Despite the controversy, one foodie, Becca (@beccaeatseverything) decided to pick up some of the items in the new range and put them to test.

The UK-based food lover shared her thoughts on TikTok – and it's safe to say that everything was very hit and miss.

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Fish pie

First up on the menu was ready-made fish pie, which cost Becca £1.35.

And her facial expressions spoke for themselves…

''Fish was incredibly dry and very little of it. No sauce, just mash.''

Rating: 2/10

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Spaghetti Bolognese

A staple for many households across the nation, Asda's £1.35 box of a hearty spag bol was not a winner either.

''The sauce was so sweet!

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''Had a strong her flavour but couldn't get over how syrupy it was.''

Rating: -1/10

Pepperoni Pizza

No Friday night-in can be imaginable without a cheesy and filling pepperoni pizza.

But is Asda the place to go when you fancy a slice – or eight- of this salty goodness?

Becca certainly thinks so – the £1.20 carblicious-so-delicious meal was decent.

''Base was ok, tomato sauce was like tomato puree, good ampunt of cheese and pepperoni was tasty.''

Rating: 6.5/10.

Cheese & Tomato Pizza

For those who are trying to cut down on their meat consumption a cheesy tomato pizza is an absolute godsend – a simple classic you can never go wrong with.

If you fancy, you can also add different toppings to make it more filling and exciting.

Is the 99p pizza from the Just Essentials worth your money?

Well, Becca didn't seem particularly impressed with it.

''Hardly any cheese for one topping pizza. Very basic as nothing else to it.''

Rating: 3/10.

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Garlic Bread

Nothing beats some warm, buttery garlic bread – and looks like Asda might be the new garlic bread experts, as their 32p product received the highest rating in the mini review.

''Lovely crunch to the bread, nice and soft in the centre, garlic very strong but overall good!''

Rating: 7/10.

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