Thursday, February 10, 2011

Critique: Banquet Home Style Pot Roast

This offering from Banquet serves up a frozen entrée consisting of two compartments; one with green beans and one with a mix of carrots, potatoes and pot roast chunks in a brown gravy. While they got the gravy and pot roast correct, the rest of this meal left me gagging.

The problem seems to be with their idea of doneness. It seems to be different from mine. My concept of a good pot roast requires all the vegetables to be about the same amount of doneness. Not too hard and not too mushy. Not so with this CF. In the package I ate, the carrots and green beans were almost crunchy (raw?) while the potatoes were decidedly over-cooked. Not a great taste sensation as far as my primitive little mouth was concerned.

I give this meal a solid D- on flavor and a D on nutrition (a palm-sized  272 gram meal with almost 900 mg of sodium) or a score of 4 on a scale of 10. In general, a total waste of my time and money. ConAgra, you can do better than this.

1 comment:

  1. Note: I revisited this meal a month later and had similar findings.