Totally biased product review by me — McDonnells Indian Tikka Masala Curry Sauce

McDonnells Indian Tikka Masala

Proudly made in Ireland. And just round it up to $3, you can’t get a penny back anyway. Where would you spend a penny?

Last weekend the Brits in Toronto crew hugged our families, made sure the survival gear was stashed in the motor, grabbed our passports and headed off to Mississauga.

We had one mission in mind: curry sauce. Our destination was A Bit Of Home … and you can also order online, which is handy.

Rummaging through the Beefeater Gin bar towels, numerous Keep Calm And Carry On t-shirts and KP Hula Hoops (BBQ Beef), we finally chanced upon our choice: McDonnells Indian Tikka Masala. Score!

We had planned to make a box opening video for this review, but considering it was a packet and opened in two seconds via scissors, didn’t bother. Plus we were starving.

Usually we opt for a ready-made curry sauce, rather than granules that you have to mix with water, so were beside ourselves with curiosity as to the taste of this one.

Prep was easy: 250 mils of water in a saucepan, stir in the granules, come to the boil and let simmer for 10 minutes. The last part is important as the sauce really thickens up nicely, so no cutting corners like when you copied someone else’s homework at school. It’s really not worth it in the end, it’s not clever and you won’t make anything of yourself. You also won’t look hard in front of your mates either. Think about it, OK?

Add the sauce to your chicken (or meat of choice) and cook it for a while. Throw abandon to the wind and chuck in some tomatoes, peppers, onions, garlic and ginger too if so inclined.

Taste? We always say this — not spicy enough! Lovely flavour, but needs the heat. We suggest adding some extra hot sauce to taste.

We give this a Brits in Toronto 2/5 stars.

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