Monday, January 28, 2013

Lean Cuisine - Chicken, Artichoke, and Spinach Panini

This is pretty good. The downside -- it's a big soggy (i don't know WHAT the 'special crisping tray' is doing...) and it's a bit small. I mean, this is a tiny sandwich. Makes you think "What am I doing, buying this?!". But, it does taste good. A good amount of chicken and cheese, and the artichoke doesn't taste gross like artichoke sometimes does. I might get again if it's on sale. Plus, it cooks really quickly!

Overall
Cost: 6/10
Taste: 8/10

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Celeste Mexican Pizza for One

I couldn't find a picture!! Should've dug my box out of the trash heheh. 

Anyway, this was a limited edition celeste pizza! And I really like celeste pizzas, always have, they're my favorite frozen pizza. So I tried it. First of all, the cheese is cheddar rather than mozz! I was thrown. Second, the meat is like taco-y meat. In fact the whole thing tasted like a taco bell dish. Not bad, but...I didn't feel great afterwards. Also, the meat gave me that whole chicken-breading/processed beef allergic reaction a little bit; my lips were red and itchy. So I think I'll stick with the other superior flavors of celeste pizzas for now. Not to deride their new! xciting! limited edition pizzas, because I liked the hawaiian one well enough. Still no veggie/deluxe though!!

Overall
Cost: 8/10
Taste: 7/10

Friday, January 25, 2013

Maplehurst Everyday Favorites Mini-Cupcakes

What the heck?! Peanut free cupcake? In MY grocery store!? Wow. Amazing. First donuts, now cupcakes. The world really is changing. :')

Here's a link to the bakery's page:
http://www.maplehurstbakeries.com/peanut-free.html

I like this quote: “Until you’ve lived with food allergies, there’s no way to explain how a little cupcake could mean so much.” because it's true, as i'm sure you know.

Anyway, these are great! I haven't had much cupcake experience, it's true, but I like these a lot. The size makes them fun, the icing is standard in-store bakery cake icing (but as good as it gets within those parameters) -- I like the vanilla better, and the cake part is super moist. It's good. Not good FOR you, of course, but what cupcake is?! ;)

Overall
Cost: I didn't even look, haha.
Taste: 8/10

Monday, January 21, 2013

Aero Bar Mint

This Mint Aero bar is not found in the US! I think it's a euro+canada thing. Anyway, aero bars are like this bubbly light choco, in various flavors. It's kind of fun to eat, and since it's less dense, maybe you feel less disgusting after eating an entire bar (then again...maybe not). But this mint flavor was almost too much for a whole bar! I mean, it was tasty, don't get me wrong, but for a CANDY BAR I feel like it should have been more delicious and less refreshing, somehow. Not as good as cookies + mint bars, for instance (hershey's one victory! :P)

Overall
Cost: 6/10
Taste: 6/10

Hershey's Creamy Milk Chocolate

 This is Canadian! No wonder it's so good. This is creamier than a regular Hershey's chocolate bar, almost like a red symphony bar (which is a really great bar, except it may contain peanuts now!!). I like it a lot and I wish we had them available in good old America!!


Overall
Cost: 5/10
Taste: 9/10

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Betty Crocker Cheese Pizza Mac & Cheese

Uhh, yeah. I saw this in the store, it looked new, and it was 1 dollar. So I bought it! Cheese pizza mac and cheese, huh? It smells like pizza combos, which I DO like, but it's kind of weird for a pasta dish. I thought this tasted pretty good, actually! Surprisingly good, like something I'd order at a low-price sit-down restaurant (ha ha). Very thick (perhaps due to the weird cooking instructions: throw everything in a pot; heat) and creamy. I didn't use the full butter requested, either! It was tastier than a noodle packet, but less stomachache inducing than, say, kraft mac and cheese. The pizza taste wasn't that strong, either, just vaguely garlicy. I'll probably try the other flavors if they stay 1$!

Overall
Cost: 9/10
Taste: 7/10

Cocoa Puffs Brownie Crunch Cereal

I was looking for a cheap cereal, and aha! This was only 2 dollars, because it's discontinued. Perfect. But I have to say, it's not great (i.e. I'm not torn up I can't get it again!). It tastes pretty much exactly like regular cocoa puffs, maybe a little worse. It's just in a square shape. (shrug). Not that impressive, yanno? Still, edible, and chocolatey.

Overall
Cost: 8/10
Taste: 5/10

Knorr Beef Rice

Yes, another knorr packet -- it's my life. This one is quite flavorful for a rice. It's very beefy, kind of like a nice soup (if you leave it brothy). Brocco and Cauli are the best additions (and oh, you'll want additions). I was satisfied with this rice; it ate like a meal. :)

Overall
Cost: 8/10
Taste: 7/10

Monday, January 14, 2013

Barbeque Baked Lays Chips

For some reason, I've always thought that Lay's chips tasted like cat litter. It's just a very distinctive taste which I imagine cat litter to have; maybe I was eating Lay's and smelling some fresh cat litter, I don't know. Anyway, I really hate Lay's chips because of that. But I like BBQ chips, and these seemed pretty healthy for chips, and I needed SOMETHING to go with my Subway sandwich.

ANYWAY ignoring that super distinctive taste, these aren't half bad. They are big circles that are hard to bite, but I like the flavoring. And a good crunch is had. The bag isn't very full either, as per chips. But I liked it. I'll probably buy again.

Overall
Cost: 6/10
Taste: 7/10

Friday, January 11, 2013

Klondike Kate's

This place is always super crowded, even during breaks from school! But I put off trying it because the menu has a lot of nut and peanut products. Also it's teeming with undergrads which makes me uncomfortable, yanno? Anyway, I went here the other day and ordered a Texas Burger (BBQ, onion straws, bacon....yeah, ha ha ha ;D). I told them I had a nut allergy and they said 'ok', so I think it was OK. I got a side of cole slaw, which was good at first but had a lingering 'bleh' taste, maybe too vinegary or something. Anyway the burger was good except for the bun, which was chewy and kind of hard!! They have a very extensive menu, though, and overall I was satisfied. The service was a bit slow, but that's understandable considering the crowd.

Overall
Cost: 5/10
Taste: 7/10

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Knorr Chicken and Broccoli Pasta

This is a really standard pasta side! It's OK - something my parents would like or make with dinner, ha ha. It's not cheesy or especially delicious though, I have to say. Just an average foodstuff.

Overall
Cost: 8/10
Taste: 6/10

Green Giant Super Sweet Yellow and White Corn

 This is my #1 favorite corn! (Second only to perhaps baby-corns or on-the-cob corn). It's sweet and crisp and buttery, but not overly so or overly salty or watery. Plus it goes great with everything from pasta to meat to other veggies. Yum!

Overall
Cost: 7/10
Taste: 8/10