According to Banquet, ‘You’ll love our classic Chicken Strips Meal, served up with sides of tender, sweet corn and creamy macaroni and cheese. ‘ Really? We’ll see.
Remembering that this was one of Banquet’s newer offerings, and that it cost me only $1.25, I didn’t begin with very high expectations. After my disaster with a Fettuccine offering the day before, I was of the once burned twice careful category.
The thing was, I was figuring I’d have to get used to eating this ‘low end’ category of food as items like fresh meat were going up rather quickly. And if Biden did not release his strangle hold on fuel, things were likely to get much worse! Already a local eatery had taken corned beef sandwiches off their menu as the meat had become too expensive for the average Joe to afford.
So, after preparation in the microwave, I dug on in. Now, to be honest, this was not an award winning effort, in my view. The macaroni was a tad gummy while the breaded chicken also felt somewhat soft to my pallet. The corn was great! After all, who can ruin corn?
From a nutritional standpoint, I was also somewhat disappointed. When ever you see a load of salt (1090 mg), in any meal, you should be suspicious. Salt is traditionally used to spike up otherwise bland food.
Likewise, high fat and carbohydrates are not where anyone wants to go, if they’re looking to be slim and trim. That assuming you aren’t a 23 year old that runs regular marathons.
All that said, this meal performed well in the niche it occupies in the frozen entree market. Cheap food that’s loaded with salt is appealing to some folks, I would guess.