Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Nissin Souper Meal Chicken Flavor with Vegetable Medley
Tools Required: Microwave, Spoon & Chopsticks
Large Meal Size (580 calories per package)
(available online through buyasianfoods.com)
For today's review, I will be sampling one of Nissin USA's "Souper Meal" products. As near as I can tell, the marketing strategy here seems to be the same as with those Hungry-Man frozen dinners, or the Burger King Triple Whopper with Cheese--that is, that we understand that manly men have manly hunger and so we are going to provide curiously large portions of food designed to satisfy a curiously large appetite. When I think of it that way, it almost seems like a challenge; I may be a girly girl instead of a manly man, but my chopsticks and I are ready to take this thing on!
Speaking of the quantity, I think I would say that the portion is probably a bit larger than it needs to be--out of curiosity, I measured the empty bowl once I was done eating, and learned that I had just eaten over three cups of soup. On the other hand, I really didn't have any trouble finishing the whole thing, so maybe it isn't that unreasonable after all. I will probably steer toward more sensible portions most of the time, but I imagine for someone with an extra-hearty appetite, this could be just the thing. :|