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.

Frozen Food Review: Wellsley Farms Mini Eclairs

Details: More information can be found at https://www.bjs.com/product/wellsley-farms-signature-collection-mini-eclairs-50-ct/3000000000000183399

Score: 7/10

This is pretty much the same as the Wellsley Farms Mini Cream Puffs, except that it has chocolate on it. To be more specific, the cream is slightly different, but the dough is mostly the same. In terms of taste, it’s mostly the same. I enjoyed the cream puffs, so of course I enjoyed these as well. As with the cream puffs, you should let these things sit for a little while at room temperature before eating because the center is frozen solid and will hurt your teeth if you try to bite into it. Personally, I let it sit for about thirty minutes before eating.

Frozen Food Review: Stuffed Foods Mini Beef Empanadas

Details: More information can be found at https://www.bjs.com/product/stuffed-foods-mini-beef-empanadas-24-oz/3000000000001631747

Score: 7.2/10

Stuffed Foods Mini Beef Empanadas are surprisingly good. They are very well seasoned and there’s this chimichurri sauce inside that’s just great. Unfortunately, you can’t microwave them. You have to bake these things, but quality at which they come out of the oven is actually better than most of the frozen foods I’ve reviewed over the past few months.

Usually, the quality of the food after the baking/microwaving/reheating of frozen foods deteriorates as the food bursts through the casing, dries out the microwave, becomes soggy or unevenly cooked, etc. Not these things. These mini empanadas came out perfect and delicious almost every time.

Overall, these were great. If you need some frozen foods in the fridge in case you need an emergency snack, these mini empanadas are fantastic.

Frozen Food Review: Wellsley Farms Mini Cream Puffs

https://www.bjs.com/product/wellsley-farms-mini-cream-puffs-70-ct/3000000000000177637

Score:7/10

These things are pretty good, but the caveat is that you need to let them defrost for while before they becomes truly edible. You could eat them frozen if you want a cold treat, but the center will be nearly solid and a pain to chew through.

The recommends like ten minutes or something around that, but the ideal amount of time to wait before eating one of these is forty minutes in my opinion. In other words, dump a bunch of these into a bowl and let it sit at room temperature for forty minutes. Then eat. If you wait any longer than that, then they get too warm and aren’t that good. At this time, I find that they are still kind of cold, but the filling has mostly defrosted and is creamy.

Overall, a good treat that requires some wait time.