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Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Grocery Review: Banquet Spaghetti and Meatballs
Our first product on the judges table? Banquet's frozen spaghetti dinner. I know some of you probably think I should be better than the guy who eats microwavable frozen meals, but 1. You're wrong. I am exactly that guy and 2. It's lunch at work. I'm not about to try too hard. Also, this may surprise you, but the Banquet spaghetti dinner is not that bad. As a matter of fact I would say it might be one of my favorite things to bring for lunch. The prep time is short. It only takes about 4 and a half minutes. The flavor of the red sauce is nicely balanced yet strong with hits of herbs, garlic and onion. The pasta isn't too mushy, and the meatballs included aren't great but I'm not going to throw them away. If I have something to complain about it would be that the portion size is too small for me, but it probably should be adequate for lunch. If I had some garlic toast to go with it it would be ideal. It's also important to not forget that the cost per meal is only 98 cents (sometimes on sale for 88) which is a pretty good buy in my book. It may not be something you want to incorporate into your daily diet, but for a running-out-the-door lunch once or twice a week I highly recommend it.