The brightly coloured pyramid-shaped packages showed me the way ahead and friends also seemed eager to try them. I wonder how easy they'd be to store, though ­ particularly in a small kitchen? There's also a lot of packaging for such a small amount of spices. I looked forward to Sizzling Salmon, which in my case was actually sizzling cod, with anticipation. The aroma was predominantly dill and the colour, a lovely green when the spices mixed with the juices, looked mouth-watering. The taste, however, was not quite on the same level, as the dill was overwhelming and unfortunately, like too many convenience foods, it was over-salted. Next came the Cajun Chicken.This also smelled great and I was transported to New Orleans. The taste was spicy and not too salty, in fact, much better that I had expected. On the downside, though, it dried out the meat and became quite crunchy. Now on a roll, I was eager for the next day's Chargrilled Chicken. However, there was disappointment. The colour and smell were not as appealing, while the meat looked strange and dried after cooking and there was a distinct crunchiness when I bit into it. Upon closer inspection, this proved to be salt. At last I reached my final day and began to dream about chocolate, but first there was Sweet Thai Stir Fry. I was looking forward to this, but again was disappointed. I followed the cooking directions but the food began to dry out and stuck to the wok. It needed an extra tablespoon of water and the taste was bland and certainly not Thai. Overall, apart from the Cajun Chicken, I would not buy these. The flavours rely too heavily on salt or one predominant spice. At 39p each, they're cheap but not as cheap as Schwartz's normal spices. Just using those puts the adventure back into cooking. {{P&P }}