Anyone who knows me will know that I love sushi.
It is not uncommon to me be mid-conversation when Deliveroo pings up on my phone to let me know my sushi is outside when I'm sat with friends (I do also ask them if they want anything, I'm not a complete heathen).
So when I found out about the new M&S range of sushi and bento boxes I was delighted - whenever I find myself prepping for a long train journey I like to grab something to eat because the risk of hanger is just too much.
I was so happy to try the new bits, with people in store singing the praises of the chicken in particular - so I was shocked to say the least when I opened the box and was faced with something that can only be described as slimy.
Sweet Chilli Chicken Bento Box - £5
I really wanted to like this, I always feel a little safer eating supermarket meat over fish so I thought it was a safe bet.
Well, I was wrong. I wasn't too sure what I was expecting, but grey noodles and slimy chicken were definitely not it.
I did bring myself to taste it and I just found it really bland, the sweet chilli chicken and soba noodles were definitely not for me.
After pouring some of the yakisoba dressing over the slimy noodles and chicken, I decided it was past saving and gave up on it.
The other side was much better, I didn't like the pickled slaw (although I had tried the Nando's rainbow slaw just one day before so my expectations were high) but the miso sweet potato California rolls and red pepper nigiri were good.
You can get the miso rolls in the form of a wrap for £2.50 - I didn't try in that form but I do think that will be what I pick up when I pass through the station.
I would definitely get the sushi again, just without the noodles and chicken.
Sesame Prawn Bento Box - £5.50
On inspection, this box didn't have the slime issue when it came to the noodles.
Unfortunately it went quite the opposite way and the noodles were really dry - but the prawns were tasty (and not a weird texture) which I took as a win.
I was quite excited about the wakame (all of my friends know how much I love the stuff) but I found it quite bland.
The yuzu dressing was a little too tart for me - but if you like a zingy dish I think this one will work for you, the tangy dressing should combat the dryness of the noodles.
Tuna & Avocado Sushi Wrap - £3
I don't know what I was expecting, we all know avocado is one of the most fickle ingredients basically ever.
When I looked at my sushi wrap, the avocado had gone a little bit grey - which is off putting to say the least.
The tuna itself was fine, nice even, but I was so distracted with the greying avocado that I couldn't bring myself to enjoy it - although I did try to.
I did have it in my fridge for a whole 24 hours though, which was a brave choice knowing there was avocado involved.
In terms of flavour it was actually quite nice.
In addition to what I tried there are also two new dragon rolls: Korean Style Chicken Dragon Roll, £5 and Salmon & Avocado Dragon Roll, £6.
I found that the actual sushi was more appetising than the noodle side so I think they could be winners.