Product: Thali meal kits and snack pots
Company: Thali foods
Price: Meal kits: £2.49
Snack pots: £2.79
The Thali range consists of eight meal kits, including four vegetarian options, nine impulse snack pots and a rice pudding-style dessert
Ian McLelland, retired civil engineer, 63, glasgow
The packaging is subtle and would probably catch the eye if presented in bulk on-shelf.
The taste and smell really tickle the taste buds and authentic is a good way to describe the products.
Unfortunately, I have a good appetite and always feel the quantities should be increased for these so-called meals for one. In this case, the rice quantity should be doubled and the sauce thickened.
The price compares favourably to similar products and I enjoyed both the meal kit and the pot meal, but would prefer to make my own and would not buy unless quantities are increased.
Valerie Aston, buying controller, Proudfoot
Initial reaction to these products was that the packaging wasn’t impactful. The base colour of the pack was bland, with a barely visible image in the background, and the picture of the meal unappealing.
However, cooking instructions were clear and informative and all the ingredients are of a high standard.
On tasting, the chicken was tough but the sauce was very good. As they are convenience ready meals, and despite their premium quality, I am unsure whether the products would sell at such a high rsp.
This range should appeal to high-income consumers who require a good quality, convenient meal.
Total score: 31/50