Fast Food 1.

From this point onwards there will be a regular slot in the performance section of the TORQ site dedicated to fast food. No, we’re not talking about MacDonald’s or BK, there’s a different meaning here. For a food to be fast it must contain bags of carbohydrate with as little fat as possible. A moderate amount of protein wouldn’t go amiss either (this tends to happen as a matter of course), but basically the higher the carbs and lower the fat the better.

If you reckon you’ve got one and you’d like to share it with us, please send an e-mail to giving the full nutritional information of the product and your taste verdict on a scale of 1-10 (1=orrible 10=Mmmmyummy). If you can take a photo of it too, that would be fab.

Here’s fast food No.1:

Tesco Vegetable Ravioli (in a Provencal Style Tomato Sauce)

Nutritional Info (per 100g):

Energy 82 kcal
Protein 2.6g
Carbohydrate 16.3g
of which sugars 4.4g
Fat 0.7g
of which saturates 0.1g
Sodium 0.6g

% Calories from Carbohydrate: 79.5%
% Calories from Protein: 12.8%
% Calories from Fat: 7.7%


Cooked Egg Pasta, Tomato Puree, Water, Onions, Breadcrumbs, Peas, Sugar, Vegetable Bouillon, Modified Starch, Vegetable Oil, Carrots, Salt, Spices, Parsley.

Taste Verdict: 10 out of 10 (as ravioli goes – tastes splendid to me). It’s up to you, eat it straight from the tin, or heat it on the stove/in the microwave. I often put a tin onto a couple of slices of toast, but with such fantastic nutritional statistics it’s a great thing to have on its own.