Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Marie Callender's Home-Style Creations Classic Stroganoff
Tools Required: Microwave, eating utensil(s) of choice
Light Meal size (310 calories per package)
(available online through Amazon.com)
I do realize that this is a little far afield from the products I usually review. However, it is a shelf-stable convenience lunch, and I did eat it with chopsticks. (Yes, I also realize I am in the tiny minority of people who would eat it that way.) I actually don't know why I bought this, it doesn't seem like I got an especially good deal... maybe I was just looking for some variety. In any case, this is lunch today, so Marie's stroganoff is going to get compared to instant ramen. Hope she's ready!
Nissin Bowl Noodles I had, both in texture and in flavor. The sauce is basically a thick, oddly-tangy version of condensed mushroom soup; the bits of real beef and mushroom were nice, but overall it was just not that great. When I add the fact that for the same price, I could get at least four packs of some really delicious ramen, I really can't give this any kind of positive recommendation.
Bottom line: Not horrible, just horribly overpriced. :b