Archive for the ‘Potato’ Category

T.G.I. Friday’s Potato Skins

Monday, May 31st, 2010

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T.G.I. Friday's Potato Skins

Looks: Apart from the cheese not spreading as judiciously as it does across the potato skins on the box, these frozen recreations could be straight out of a TGI Friday’s kitchen. 4.5 out of 5

Taste: I’ll be honest with you – I didn’t eat these. My wife was making them for a snack and I grabbed them to photograph after they came out of the oven but before she realized they were done. Sort of a potato-napping, if you will. Based on her level of displeasure at finding that her skins were missing, I’d peg their potential taste at about a 3.5. 3.5 out of 5

Jimmy Dean Sausage and Cheese Croissant Breakfast Entree

Friday, April 2nd, 2010

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Jimmy Dean Sausage and Cheese Breakfast Entree

Looks: The entire thing looks like it’s had the air taken out of it. Did I accidentally step into my vacuum chamber again? 3.5 out of 5

Taste: I reviewed the potatoes and apples in a previous post; their presence gives this meal a maximum possible score of 3.5 out of 5. The croissant sandwich is actually quite good – not good in terms of real croissants, real sausages, or real cheeses, but good in terms of “I’m late for work and need something to shove in my mouth on the way there.” It reminded me very much of the croissant sandwiches that Burger King sells for breakfast – soft and not too spicy. This passable sandwich brings the overall meal average to 3 out of 5. 3 out of 5

Jimmy Dean Scrambled Eggs with Bacon and Cheese

Thursday, February 4th, 2010

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Jimmy Dean Scrambled Eggs with Bacon and Cheese

Looks: Small differences: the eggs are not so cheesy in real life, and the apples lack any sort of sauce or extra moisture. If you squint, the two pictures look pretty much the same. 4 out of 5

Taste: Good, and good for you!

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Just kidding. The eggs were dry and uncheesy; the potatoes were rubbery and tasteless. The sad little apple pieces were actually the best part of this meal, but that’s not saying much at all. Nothing tasted terrible, and if I was in a hurry and really needed to get my cholesterol levels up, this would be an ok choice. Other than that exact situation, I can’t see ever eating this again. 1.5 out of 5