Masterchef's Greg Wallace with Co-op Product Developer Paul Dempsey and factory technical controller Jane Reeve

Tune into BBC1 tonight at 9pm tonight and watch colleagues from our very own Delicious Food Team talking about just that.

Part of the Supermarket Secrets series, hosted by Greg Wallace, Paul Dempsey one of our Senior Product Developers takes viewers through the whole process of creating one of our delicious ready meals, from the initial concept, through the tasting stages, to the product arriving on the shelf in our stores.

Paul says: “This is a great opportunity to show the passion we have for creating great tasting ready meals and it was good fun being part of the programme.

“As a convenience retailer customers often pop in on their way home from work to pick up an evening meal – it’s really important that we offer them a great choice that cover classic favourites like Cottage Pie and Lasagne as well as innovation such as our new Cajun Beef tacos or the Habanero Hot one that taste amazing! And of course, all the meat and poultry in our ready meals is 100% British.”

And the programme features some of our colleagues who are part of our Taste Team.

“Our Taste Team is a really important part of our tasting process”, explains Lisa Conerney, Taste Centre Manager, who also appears in the programme.

“Having colleagues try our products in the comfort of their own homes and then give us their feedback, what they liked and didn’t like, is really important information for us and you’ll see just what we do with this information in the show.”