Archive for the ‘Reader Submission’ Category

Smart Stuffers Turk’y with Cranberry Stuffing

Friday, October 16th, 2009

Today’s Food In Real Life is LightLife’s Smart Stuffers, comes courtesy of my brother Aaron. (You might remember the LightLife brand from their previous appearance on FoodIRL via SmartBacon. You probably don’t remember my brother Aaron, since you’ve never met him.)

Smart Stuffers Turk'y - Ad

Smart Stuffers Turk'y

Looks: The colors are pretty much spot-on, but there are not nearly enough cranberries in the cranberry stuffing. The ratio of turk’y to stuffing is as advertised. 4 out of 5

Taste: I was pleasantly surprised by how much the stuffing actually tasted like real stuffing. I mean, that sort of thing can’t be easy to fake. I expected it to be really dry, but it wasn’t. It also had the right texture and an appropriate amount of spices. I bet you could give it to someone who eats stuffing every day, and they wouldn’t know the difference. Oh, and the turk’y tasted more like chik’n, which was fine with me. 5 out of 5

Marie Callender’s Chicken Pot Pie

Sunday, October 11th, 2009

Clerkerist sends in this week’s reader submission and does a pretty good job of emulating the photo on the box:

This one is pretty much on target. The pie is browned and flaky. The only deviance from the package cooking directions was a little cooking spray in the pan before microwaving. Otherwise you pretty much have to serve the pie upside-down. Very tasty with crisp peas and carrots, all-white-meat chicken, and rib-sticking gravy. 5 out of 5

Wait a minute… “crisp peas and carrots, all-white-meat chicken, and rib-sticking gravy”? Clerkerist, are you an undercover Marie Callender’s rep sent here to counter the effects of my post on your disgusting cheesy chicken and rice? For shame, Marie Callender, for shame.

Newtons Fruit Crisps (Apple)

Sunday, October 4th, 2009

Today’s reader submission from Eric B was submitted with just two words of commentary:

Fig Newtons Fruit Crisps (Apple)

“so gross”

They say brevity is the soul of wit.

Star Trek Eggo Waffles

Sunday, September 27th, 2009

This week’s reader submission comes from wring, who photographed this food that I did not know existed:

Star Trek Eggo Waffles

“Star Trek Eggo waffles don’t taste much different from your usual Eggo waffles. A little carboard-ey and has a lot of air inside. It’s good if you have nothing else to eat for breakfast. 2 out of 5 (versus real waffles)”

Here’s a picture of how they’re advertised:

Star Trek Eggo Waffles - Packaging