Iceland Chicken & Buffalo Sauce Waffle Review
This Chicken & Waffle frozen meal is part of Iceland’s The Shack range and is found in only the larger Iceland stores. This meal includes a 5 inch waffle, a 4 inch breaded chicken piece and a large sachet of sauce(sauce in pic was only 1/3 bag).
The waffle is surprisingly soft, thick but a bit dry inside and has a fairground doughnut type taste, but it actually tastes nice and sweet and the batter is quite tasty. The chicken has a very good takeaway type chicken taste, better quality and taste than some of icelands similar chicken strips and the sauce is a Caribbean style thin, sweet and tangy pepper sauce taste. Together, they actually make a slightly weird enjoyable mix. You get the sweetness from the waffle, that strong chicken savoury taste and the tanginess and little bite of pepper from the sauce. It can be a bit too sweet at times but its a good mix of the senses, I just wish there was more in the pack.
On a side note, when I bought this ready meal is was the last one in the Iceland freezer and it had some damage to the box which I didn’t think much of at the time. At the checkout, the store manager was buzzing around busy as always and spotted my damaged ready meal about to be scanned through the till and he said to the attendant “just charge £1.25 because its damaged” which I thought was a nice touch and I duly thanked him for it. In a way, I’m not surprised because I have always had good experiences with staff in both Iceland stores in Cardiff and its not because they know I’m a reviewer(which they don’t), its just that they have always had a high quality of customer service even though they are one of the busiest staff around. Anyways that’s the end of my glowing and probably totally inappropriate praise.
Waffle, Chilli Sauce (33%), Breaded Chicken Breast (30%), Waffle contains: Wheat Flour, Margarine (Vegetable Fat (Palm), Water, Salt, Emulsifiers (Soya Lecithin, Mono and Diglycerides of Fatty Acids), Acidity Regulator (Citric Acid), Colour (Beta Carotene), Flavouring), Sugar, Egg, Inverted Sugar Syrup, Whole Milk Powder, Yeast, Salt, Flavouring, Chilli Sauce contains: Water, Sugar, Unsalted Butter (Milk), Malt Vinegar (Barley), Modified Maize Starch, Worcester Sauce (Water, Sugar, Spirit Vinegar, Molasses, Onion Purée, Salt, Tamarind Paste, Clove, Ginger Purée, Garlic Purée), Chilli Sauce (Red Chilli, Water, Rice Vinegar, Salt, Plum Purée, Cornflour), Garlic Purée, Salt, Smoked Paprika, Sweet Paprika, Scotch Bonnet Purée (Scotch Bonnet Chilli, Salt), Cayenne Pepper, Breaded Chicken Breast contains: Chicken Breast, Wheat Flour, Water, Palm Oil, Salt, Wheat Gluten, Maize Starch, Modified Maize Starch, Yeast, Dextrose, Raising Agents (Disodium Diphosphate, Sodium Bicarbonate, Calcium Phosphate), Thickener (Guar Gum), White Pepper, Onion Powder, Garlic Powder
Contains WHEAT, BARLEY, MILK, EGG and SOYA
Produced in Ireland
|Typical values||Per 100g contains||Per pack (225g) contains||%RI*|
|of which saturates||7.4g||16.6g||83%|
|of which sugars||11.6g||26.1g||29%|
*Prices correct at time of publishing
STRANGE COMBO OF FLAVOURS BUT IT WORKS