Product Review: Created with Jamie, Woolworths

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Enjoying a home cooked meal is about spreading the passion for superb flavours, freshly grinded spices, decadent sugary sweets and savory dishes. With the launch of Created with Jamie, meals at home has never been easier. The Created with Jamie range is about bringing fresh, wholesome, mouth-watering SUPER easy-to-cook food products for you to cook at home without a fuss. Designed by the one and only Jamie Oliver, he and Woolworths are delighted to help you find locally sourced Aussie ingredients and wholesome favourites at affordable prices. It is so difficult to find time to create home cooked meals from scratch, especially every single day of the week. Therefore with Created with Jamie there’s 29 nutritious appetising menu options available exclusively at Woolworths. Let me just point out, I had SO MUCH FUN in the kitchen with Jamie Oliver’s brand new range. Whether you’re an experienced home cook or just starting out, this is absolutely perfect if you want show off your kitchen skills in front of family, friends or someone special.

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Introducing Jamie Oliver’s “Created with Jamie” Range, exclusive to Woolworths.

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Let’s start off with something easy…SOUP!

For this winter, an excellent starter is Smokin’ Potato & Chorizo Soup ($5.79) each – With chunks of sweet potato, slices of tasty chorizo and flavoured with smokey paprika and fresh coriander. I am sure you’ll feel extra warm this winter. Packed with a delicious blend of Mexican spice from the chorizo and refreshing hit of coriander, it doesn’t get much better than this! To simply serve this soup hot, just MICROWAVE or STOVE TOP cook it.

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Smokin’ Potato & Chorizo Soup ($5.79) each

It’s essential to have the Sweet Solanato Tomato & Basil Focaccia ($6) each with the soup. Made from scratch, the focaccia is a great combo with any soup. Simply eat it as it is or for me I like to oven-bake it for a few minutes and quickly dunk it in the soup. Just sensational!

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Smokin’ Potato & Chorizo Soup  ($6) each

There’s never too much tomato in the Mexican-Style Tomato Soup ($5.79) each– Using fresh rich tomatoes with roasted red capsicum, jalapenos and ground basmati rice. This brilliant and simple soup results in serious subtle spice that actually hits the spot on the flavour front. I think I got the lucky spice drive 😀

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Mexican-Style Tomato Soup ($5.79) each

Feeling satisfied and guilty as hell for easy peasy cooking. Well, there’s more! Let’s move on to the mains. I am currently hooked on the Marvellous Moroccan-Style Lamb Steaks ($22.99 per kilo) – You don’t know how mind blowing this lamb is. This gorgeous Aussie glazed lamb is infused with Moroccan spice and to take it to the next level, it is then covered with crushed nuts and dried fruits. This lamb steak has an incredible texture and great depth of flavour. The only cooking technique you need to learn is pan frying the lamb, 4.5 minutes each side for medium rare. I never knew I could cook lamb like this at home. Each bite was more delicious than the last. Flavours accented by a slightly fruity, nutty note.

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Marvellous Moroccan-Style Lamb Steaks ($22.99 per kilo) 

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Do you think I’ve mastered the art of cooking this Marvellous Moroccan-Style Lamb Steak?

An interesting take on was the Crispy Garlic Chicken Fillets ($20.95 per kilo) – Ok, so I attempted to make the outside crunchy, but that kind of failed. On a happier note, the chicken fillets were seasoned to perfection with a proprietary blend of garlic and pepper. The fillet is definitely juicy and tender and I highly recommend a squeeze of lemon for a tantalizing treat.

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 Crispy Garlic Chicken Fillets ($20.95 per kilo)

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So juicy and tender the chicken fillet

A dish that radiates with aromatic spices is the Black Pepper Butterflied Beef Rump ($22.90 per kilo) – Thoroughly bathed in cracked black pepper, you’ll have to taste it to believe it. For a medium rare result, cook 6 minutes each side or depending on the thickness of the meat. I got knocked down with the mouthful of black peppercorn because it represents a rich peppery taste. Even after finishing the rump the flavour does not diminish rapidly, so be PREPARED. Overall, if you’re a pepper lover then the rump is one attractive tasty product worth cooking.

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Black Pepper Butterflied Beef Rump ($22.90 per kilo)

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Why not add some sides to this Black Pepper Butterflied Beef Rump?

A sublime treat to finish off your dinner is a classic dessert that always pleases, you know what I’m talking about…brownies. With rich Belgian chocolate and in between bursts of cranberries, cherries and smashed nuts to add a crunch to your treat. There’s no polite way to eat the Bloomin’ Brilliant Brownies ($6) eachA fudgy and cakey texture that at the first bite there’s the overwhelming taste of chocolate and it tastes divine that there are no words to describe it. For a better CHOCOLATE PLEASURE, I recommend you to microwave it for 40 seconds tops, add a scoop of Bulla Creamy Classic Vanilla and frozen or fresh raspberries. It may feel heavy, but the spongey textured cake soaked in thick chocolate sort of melts. Sinfully delicious that I am in a happy zone.



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Have a slice of Bloomin’ Brilliant Brownies


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Teasing you with a even close-up shot 

Now that I’ve reviewed some of Jamie Oliver’s – Created with Jamie products, my most favourite dish is the Marvellous Moroccan-Style Lamb Steaks. It’s packed with full flavours and all you have to do at home is pan fry it for a few minutes. How simple is that?

What I’ve noticed with Created with Jamieproducts is that everything can be simply cooked within 30mintues. The instructions are SUPER EASY to follow and everything is MARTINATED for you. I think I’m starting to like being in the kitchen 😛

 Photos by Vanny Tang

Disclaimer: Nessy Eater received media tasting menu- “Created with Jamie

(opportunity provided by One Green Bean).

Opinions are however, Nessy Eater’s own.

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44 thoughts on “Product Review: Created with Jamie, Woolworths

    Ramen Raff said:
    June 18, 2014 at 7:33 AM

    I love super easy but super tasty dishes! Jamies does that area reeeaally well! mmmm Morocan Lamb

      Nessy Eater responded:
      June 18, 2014 at 5:28 PM

      It’s brilliant everything is marinated for you! Can’t stop thinking about the lamb 😛

    Berny @ I Only Eat Desserts said:
    June 18, 2014 at 6:45 PM

    Love the photos and food styling – so pretty!

      Nessy Eater responded:
      June 20, 2014 at 4:17 PM

      Thank you Berny. This really surprised me too! 😛

    Helen | Grab Your Fork said:
    June 19, 2014 at 1:23 AM

    I like the way you blinged the brownie with raspberries. Looks so delish!

      Nessy Eater responded:
      June 20, 2014 at 4:16 PM

      Thanks Helen! I honestly couldn’t resist a few pieces of raspberries 😛

    GourmetGetaways (@GourmetGetaway) said:
    June 19, 2014 at 3:02 PM

    Oh YUM!! You have done such a great job with the Jamie Oliver products!!! I have seen them in the supermarket but not tried them yet 🙂

      Nessy Eater responded:
      June 20, 2014 at 4:15 PM

      It’s my first time paying so much attention to presentation 😛 Fank heaps for the lovely comment!

    ChopinandMysaucepan said:
    June 19, 2014 at 7:05 PM

    Dear Vanny,

    Looks like you have nailed the Moroccan style lamb, the fatty bits look mouthwatering!

      Nessy Eater responded:
      June 20, 2014 at 4:14 PM

      Very hard to stay away from the lamb, especially those fatty juicy bits 😛 Thank you for your comment.

    irene said:
    June 19, 2014 at 7:51 PM

    You totally nailed the presentation. I thought they came out from a restaurant’s kitchen!

      Nessy Eater responded:
      June 20, 2014 at 4:12 PM

      Thanks Irene! Such a sweet comment 😛

    onlyhereforfoodporn said:
    June 19, 2014 at 11:37 PM

    Omg the photos look so good! I’m not sure if its good presentation or just good photography. Either way it looks so professional! You’ve done Jamie proud 🙂

      Nessy Eater responded:
      June 20, 2014 at 4:11 PM

      Fank you! Your words are too kind. It was a fluke to cook this good. Its got to do with Jamie’s products, not me 😛

    Iron Chef Shellie said:
    June 23, 2014 at 4:49 PM

    I had no idea there was a range of products out by Jamie. Mind you I don’t really pay that much attention when I go to the supermarket. I go in and get what I need and get the hell outta there 😛 They look good though!

      Nessy Eater responded:
      June 23, 2014 at 9:19 PM

      It’s amazing how the supermarket can still surprise us! There’s just too much products to try and buy. Yes, Created with Jamie is now available at Woolies! I am so shocked I managed to be a master chef at home… 😛

    Amelia said:
    August 4, 2014 at 7:17 PM

    Jamie Oliver should be ashamed to put his name on the beef, wagu and chirizo meatballs. I couldn’t even eat them it was that bad! I could imagine it was like eating prison food, or something you would get on a plane. No flavour at all and gristle in most of the meatballs! I actually feel sick! So disappointed! I was really looking forward to eating them because they looked really good in the packaging. Very bad!!!

      Nessy Eater responded:
      August 5, 2014 at 11:39 PM

      I am so sorry to hear about your experience, though I haven’t tried the meatballs before, but I would like to know exactly the flavour and texture, whether it be positive or negative. On a happier note, I really liked the Moroccan-Style Lamb Steaks 😀

        Amelia said:
        August 6, 2014 at 8:13 PM

        Sorry I know i shouldn’t of been so harsh, but it was very bad and i was so disappointed! I will try those lamb steaks though, that does sound tasty. Thank u 🙂

        Nessy Eater responded:
        August 7, 2014 at 12:07 AM

        Hi Amelia,

        It’s great that someone had a different thought on these products where there’s improvement to be made, I believe there’s potential. Yes, do give those lambs a go! I seriously think that was easy to cook and tasted delicious. 😀

      Anonymous said:
      March 19, 2015 at 5:33 PM

      I totally agree. Bought the sweet pepper butterfly beef rump and it was as tough as old boots. Very disappointing and won’t be buying any of his endorsed products again.

    Amelia said:
    August 4, 2014 at 7:20 PM

    Jamie Oliver should be ashamed to put his name on the beef, wagu and chirizo meatballs. I couldn’t even eat them it was that bad! I could imagine it was like eating prison food, or something you would get on a plane. No flavour at all and gristle in most of the meatballs! I actually feel sick! So disappointed! I was really looking forward to eating them because they looked really good in the packaging.

    Anonymous said:
    September 9, 2014 at 9:53 PM

    Those soups are fantastic!!!!!!!!!! My husband and I can’t work out which one’s are favourite, they are all great, well done.

      Nessy Eater responded:
      September 11, 2014 at 9:21 PM

      You’re right! It’s sometimes tricky to figure out which ones the best, but personally I’d just have it all. Don’t need to think too deep about my favourite one when they are all my favourite! 😀

    Anonymous said:
    September 17, 2014 at 1:37 PM

    I tried the Jamie Oliver meatloaf and my family and I thought it was disgusting and most of it went in the bin. The quality of the mince used was obviously low grade and very fatty. One of those meals where a bite of it leaves a film of oil coating the inside of your mouth. Yuk. The flavour was also way too salty.

      Nessy Eater responded:
      September 23, 2014 at 3:18 PM

      I am very sorry to hear about your experience with Jamie Oliver’s products. I’d be very furious too if those meals were exactly what you said. Thank you for your honest opinion.

      Tim said:
      March 30, 2016 at 4:06 PM

      The meatloaf is an embarrassment. It is fatty, bland and disgusting. Please steer clear of this abomination.

        Nessy Eater responded:
        May 21, 2016 at 7:53 PM

        Thank you for your honest feedback. Will have to send an email to the Woolworths team for your concerns.

    Mark said:
    September 17, 2014 at 1:41 PM

    The JO meatloaf was disgusting and most of it went into the bin. The quality of the mince used was obviously low grade and fatty. One of those meals where a bite of it leaves a film of oil coating the inside of your mouth. Isn’t JO supposed to be about healthy eating?? Well there’s nothing healthy about his meatloaf and he needs to endorse his products by using a good quality ‘heart smart’ mince. I wouldn’t be recommending his meals.

      Nessy Eater responded:
      September 23, 2014 at 3:21 PM

      Thanks for your honesty Mark. It’s a shame to hear about your experience with JO products and I am sorry that you had to go through that. I’d be disappointed as well if meatloaf didn’t look like or tasted to that top quality standard.

    Renae said:
    February 3, 2015 at 6:33 PM

    I have only tried the meatloaf and my family and I enjoyed it.I have bought meatloaf before from a butcher and it tastes like sausage meat but Jamie Oliver’s is real mince and it has a nice flavour.I do like to make my own but sometimes when I’m not in the mood for cooking this is an ideal meal as all I do is put it in the oven and put some veggies on and my kids still get a good meal

      Nessy Eater responded:
      February 10, 2015 at 10:04 PM

      That’s good to hear Renae! I’ve heard mixed reviews about the meatloaf, so I’m excited to give it a go next time I’m at the supermarket. The veggies are a great side dish and it’s colourful too 😀

    Anne said:
    March 16, 2015 at 2:38 PM

    I cooked the meatloaf last night and agree with Mark’s and Anonymous comments above – it was full of fat and very salty – there was no way you could put the sauce over the meat as the sauce was literally all fat – horrible – went in the bin – a waste of money and will not buy again!!! Will go back to making my own with heart smart mince.

      Nessy Eater responded:
      March 16, 2015 at 3:27 PM

      Terribly sorry to hear about the meatloaf situation. It seems like there’s a lot of mixed reviews about the meatloaf. I guess I have try it for myself and give you and Mark my opinion. Thanks for the feedback Anna!

    Troy said:
    March 19, 2015 at 5:37 PM

    Our family had the sweet pepper butterflied beef and it was terrible. Tough and grissly. Had to throw it out. I like Jamie but so disappointed he endorses these products.

      Nessy Eater responded:
      March 31, 2015 at 11:40 PM

      Hello Troy! Thanks for your thoughts about the product. I’m really quite surprised about the mixed comments and hope “they” are listening and reading these feedback.

    Vera said:
    May 21, 2015 at 9:21 AM

    We have had the JO meatloaf a few times as our whole family really liked it. However, we had our first bad experience with it last night! We noticed the consistency of the meatloaf we had last night was very different to the ones we had previously, It was very firm, almost rubbery and it tasted very much like sausage mince. It really was awful. Our children noticed it straightaway and refused to eat it, my husband and I persisted but regretted it. It was very fatty and tasted like sausages. As stated we have bought the meatloaf weekly for the last few months and this was our first bad experience. Not sure I would want to buy it again now, though! 😦

      Nessy Eater responded:
      May 21, 2015 at 6:26 PM

      Very disappointed to hear about your experience with the JO meatloaf. I’ve received a few comments regarding this product and I hope other JO products don’t disappoint. Thanks for your honesty Vera 😀

    Carol Denny said:
    May 29, 2015 at 9:34 PM

    We had the meatballs tonight and couldn’t eat them, so salty and bits of grizzle. Meatballs are a family favourite as is Jamie. Such a shame as our busy family would happily pay for good food.

      Nessy Eater responded:
      June 4, 2015 at 1:36 AM

      It’s really sad to hear about JO’s meatballs experience. Thank you for your comment!

    Tina said:
    June 11, 2015 at 10:58 AM

    Disappointed. Tried the JO broccolini last night and it was completely uneatable. His sauce was way too salty!! (And I like salt) I had to throw it in the bin! I also had the meatballs and wasn’t too fussed on them either, not much taste and meat was full of grizzle bits. I’m hoping the lamb will be better.

    Bobo Kat said:
    October 29, 2015 at 9:45 AM

    We bought three different flavours of the soup, I was so disappointed that they tasted disgusting!! The worst soup I have ever had.

    Tim said:
    March 30, 2016 at 4:11 PM

    JO meatloaf is an abomination, it’s fatty, bland, salty and disgusting. I expected better from Mr Oliver and Woolworths.

    tony said:
    August 22, 2016 at 2:43 PM

    I just tried the chipotle chicken, black bean & sweetcorn soup. It was surprisingly good. I’m not usually a fan of preprepared food but this was good and relatively healthy at 222 calories. When we were in the UK 2 years ago, I was really impressed by the range of preprepared food available in the supermarkets especially Sainsburys and Waitrose.

    As a Woolworths shareholder, I have recently despaired at how they’ve stuffed up their supermarket business from such a secure base. Now I shop at Coles more regularly. So perhaps this is a sign of improvement.

    I bought the soup at a discount $4 a much better price than the RRP, which is a bit expensive.

    Good article!


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