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Sunday, August 22, 2010

Buitoni Frozen Meals Review

First things first, I apologize for the lackluster pictures. Sometimes other people (cough, husband) are too lazy to go outside and take a picture in natural light and the result is a little unappealing. Anyways, moving on...

One of the perks of being a Foodbuzz Featured Publisher means you sometimes get the chance to taste and review new products. The featured product? Buitoni Frozen Meals for Two. This was my first sample through Foodbuzz and I ended up letting Ryan have it all. I was rushing out the door for a haircut (priorities people!) and grabbed some leftovers and told him he could make our frozen Buitoni meal, so long as he promised to take pictures. Apparently I should've specified that these needed to be quality photos! Can you tell this is a sore subject between us? :)

Ryan sampled the Shrimp and Lobster Ravioli. Because he didn't want to write his own post, I decided to hold a little interview with him.

N: Okay I'm just going to interview you about your dinner since you aren't giving me any information.
R: No, that's weird.
N: Humor me. Was the meal easy to prepare?
R: It was easy to prepare, but it took a long time for the water to boil.
N: Could you taste the seafood in the ravioli?
R: Yeah, it was decent, but you could tell it had been frozen (ie. a little chewy).
N: What was the flavor of the sauce?
R: It was a creamy sauce. It came with way more than I needed. I didn't use it all, especially after I looked at the box and realized it wasn't all that healthy.
N: You reheated leftovers for lunch the next day. How were the leftovers?
R: It was fine, as good as the first day.
N: Aside from the fact that we don't eat frozen meals often, would you eat this again?
R: If it were free, I would eat it again...but I wouldn't pay $8 to eat it again. I'm not the biggest fan of ravioli to begin with though. It's no home cooked meal from Natalie, that's for sure.
N: Suck-up.

So there you have it! Like I mentioned above, we very rarely eat frozen meals. I think they're okay in a pinch, but even when I'm rushing to make dinner I'll usually opt for something other than a frozen meal. That being said, I'm thankful to Foodbuzz and Buitoni for the opportunity to sample this and share our thoughts!

Note: I was given a coupon to purchase one frozen meal for two from Buitoni. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own (and Ryan's).