Archive for the ‘Vegetarian’ Category

Simply Asia Rice Noodle Soup Bowl

Thursday, October 1st, 2009

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Simply Asia Rice Noodle Bowl

Looks: The noodles and broth are much yellower than pictured, and all of the vegetable pieces sank to the bottom when I stirred it. Also, no chopsticks! Do they think I just keep chopsticks around my house? I had to settle for using Q-Tips. 4 out of 5

Taste: It doesn’t really have one. The broth is non-offensive, and vaguely reminds one of chicken soup, and the noodles are filling, but tasteless. If you’re looking for a quick warm bowl of something to chew on, this is it, but if you want something tasty, look elsewhere. 2 out of 5

DiGiorno Ultimate Pizzeria Style Four Cheese Pizza

Monday, September 28th, 2009

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Digiorno Ultimate Pizzeria Cheese Pizza

Looks: Definitely closer to the box than other DiGiorno pizzas. While I can never get them to brown as evenly as the box shows, the cheese did brown to a similar color. Also, I couldn’t get the cheese to congeal the way it’s shown on the box, but it might have been due to cutting the pizza while it was too hot (although any pizza place would cut the pizza straight out of the oven). The amount of cheese was properly represented though, so no big whoop. 4 out of 5

Taste: The idea of the “Ultimate Pizzeria Style” is that it’s supposed to taste more like pizza from a genuine pizza joint than DiGiorno’s usual chain-pizza delivery style, and I was pleasantly surprised that it didn’t taste like a pizza that came out of my freezer. The cheese was thick, the sauce had a little bite to it, and the crust (which really made the difference) was chewy, but not so chewy that it was more like bread than pizza crust. The one point I’d take away from it is that the fontina cheese (one of the four varieties used) left a bitter aftertaste to the occasional bite, but overall, it was very good for frozen. 4.5 out of 5

McDonald’s French Fries

Monday, September 21st, 2009

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McDonald's Fries

Looks: Exactly like the ad. (As you can tell, this does not make for interesting reading.) 5 out of 5

Taste: Like mealy sticks of depression. If you don’t eat McDonald’s fries within 30 seconds of them exiting the fryer, you will quickly begin asking yourself “Why are they so hard? Why don’t they have a taste? Why did I even buy them? Why can’t I stop eating them?” They did earn 1 point for the salt I was able to lick from the bottom of the carton. 1 out of 5

McCain Potato Smiles

Friday, September 18th, 2009

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McCain Potato Smiles

Looks: Not much to say here; they look exactly like they do on the package. (Depending on your preferred skin tone, just adjust the baking time to get your color of choice.) 5 out of 5

Taste: They don’t have much of a taste, although the entertainment factor of eating faces makes them more enjoyable to eat than your average tator tot. However, even slathered with ketchup, these smileys are extremely dry. After eating only a few, they had sapped all of the saliva out of my mouth, and after I finished a plateful, I had to be put on an IV in order to rehydrate. 2 out of 5