Frozen Food Review: Wellsley Farms Spanakopita

Details: Official site is https://www.bjs.com/product/wellsley-farms-signature-collection-spanakopita-29-oz/3000000000000177813

Score: 6.5/10

This is pretty good, pretty average spanakopita, which is exactly what you want when you buy a frozen box of these from BJ’s. However, the big issue I have with this is that no matter how many times I made this, the filling always burst out of the casing.

I used a conventional oven, baked it for the recommended time and temperature, and still it busts out the casing. I lowered the temperature, lowered the baking time, and still, bursted casing. I eventually got the cooking time and temperature low enough so that it wouldn’t do so, but at that point, we start raising issues of undercooked food.

In any case, if you follow the instructions on the box, you will most likely get an ugly appetizer. Which matters because you can’t serve such nasty looking stuff to guests. Presentation is like 90% of serving food to others.

So, if you are eating these by yourself, then they taste fine despite their looks. If you are serving these to others, avoid buying these because they will look ugly.

Frozen Food Review: Red’s Organic Chicken, Cilantro & Lime Burrito

Details: Official site is https://www.redsallnatural.com/product/organic-chicken-cilantro-lime-burrito/

Score: 6.7/10

I did a review for a Red’s frozen burrito yesterday and this is about the same level of tastiness. Whereas the steak and cheddar burrito was a red sauced burrito, this is more white or transparent. You can really taste the lime and cilantro, which is nice. As I said yesterday, this burrito is nice for when you’re desperate for food, but the fast food tacos at Taco bell are still superior, simply because they are fresher and use fresh vegetables.

Frozen Food Review: Red’s Steak & Cheddar Burrito

Details: Official site is https://www.redsallnatural.com/product/steak-cheddar-burrito/

Score: 6.7/10

This burrito is exactly what you’d expect to find in a 7-Eleven. It’s not terrible, but not great. It’s tolerable, but the purpose of a food item like this is to be there when you are at your most desperate. When you are drunk, or stuck somewhere and starving, one of these things will save your life. It’s fast, easy to prepare (microwavable) and taste decent enough.

However, I will say that while I’m glad I have this in the freezer when I am at my most hungry and almost all food businesses are closed, the cheap tacos of Taco Bell are still better than this.

So, if you live in the middle of no where and there are no Taco Bells near your house, this product will suffice. However, if you live near a Taco Bell, you’re better of going there to get your taco fix because the trash tacos at Taco Bell are still better than this.

Frozen Food Review: Healthy Choice Power Bowls Adobo Chicken

Details: More information can be found at https://www.healthychoice.com/power-bowls-classic/adobo-chicken

Score: 6.5/10

This was just okay. If you take a look at the ingredients, you can tell that this thing tries to market it self as healthy. And it tastes healthy… if healthy were a taste. It’s a combination of the quinoa, dry white chicken meat and scattered vegetables. The sauce they use is basically a salsa, or at least it tastes like salsa.

The portion size is pretty good. It’s not huge, but it is satisfactory for a meal.

In terms of price, I bought a three pack for a little under ten dollars. That means that each bowl costs a little more than three dollars. I think that’s mostly worth it given the portion size and the taste.

Overall, not great, but not bad. I’d buy it again if I was desperate for a convenient, fast meal.

Frozen Food Review: Marie Callender’s Chicken Pot Pies

Details: More information can be found at https://www.mariecallendersmeals.com/frozen-pot-pies/pot-pies/chicken-pot-pie-0

Score: 7/10

This is surprisingly good. I’ve had frozen pot pies before and they are usually too soft and too salty. This is quite salty, but they somehow figured out how to get the crust perfectly crispy despite using a microwave to reheat.

The instructions recommend using an actual oven to heat this up, but a microwave is perfectly acceptable. I don’t know how exactly they did it. I imagine it has something to do with the tray it comes with, but microwaving this thing will yield a crispy, brown crust. Which is amazing considering that most stuff that goes into a microwave comes out soggy. I also appreciate that each small pie comes with at least two or three pieces of large, white chicken meat.

Overall, this was pretty good. I bought an eight pack which means each individual pie costs between one to two dollars, which is not bad at all.