REVIEW: Oscar Mayer Lunchables Chicken Dunks

Written by | December 1, 2004

Topics: 2 Rating, Lunchables

Oscar Mayer Lunchables Chicken Dunks

I’ve never had a Lunchables before, but I’ve always been curious about trying them. Sort of like how I’ve been curious about getting a nipple pierced.

I guess I’ve never tried them because I feel that I’m a little too old to be eating them. I’m also afraid to get caught with them in my shopping cart, because it will make me look like either a father or a big loser.

But then again, I do eat a lot of Pop-Tarts and kids cereals.

Hmm…So that’s why all the women turn their shopping carts away from me.

Anyway, a few weeks ago, Impulsive Buy reader Mia asked us if we could review the new Lunchables Chicken Dunks.

I agreed to look for them and believe me, I REALLY had to look for them.

For over a week, I went searching high and low for them, but couldn’t find them anywhere. Not at the national grocery store chain, or at the locally-owned supermarket, or at the world-dominating superstore behemoth. They were elusive, like topless photos of the Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen.

Wait. They’re 18 years old, right? I don’t want to seem creepy.

I already seem creepy?

DAMMIT!!!

Anyway, I thought that I would have to wait another week for them to arrive on shelves here in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. (Just to let you know, things like this come by boat.) Fortunately, while looking for lunch at the convenient store down the street, I finally happened to come across the Lunchables Chicken Dunks.

It seemed like it took forever to find them.

Well at least I didn’t have to wait in line for three and a half hours, like I had to do for the Bellagio’s Thanksgiving Buffet in Las Vegas.

When I got home, one thing that caught my eye on the box was the phrase, “Tastes Great…No Need To Heat.”

I thought to myself, “You can actually eat the Chicken Dunks COLD?”

Well I did just that, although I did heat up a couple of chicken pieces to compare. In both instances, no matter how many times I dunked the chicken into the ketchup (which they provided), they both tasted kind of gross.

It’s a good thing the Lunchables Chicken Dunks came with a tropical punch Kool-Aid Jammers juice because I NEEDED something to wash the chicken down.

Item: Oscar Mayer Lunchables Chicken Dunks
Purchase Price: $3.79
Rating: 2 out of 5
Pros: Starburst fruit chews. Kool Aid Jammers Tropical Punch.
Cons: Chicken tastes gross cold. Chicken tastes gross heated up. Amount of food won’t satisfy adults.






16 Comments For This Post I'd Love to Hear Yours!

  1. Busy Mom says:

    It seems like Lunchables oughta stick to cheese and crackers. Things that were meant to be cold.

  2. shells says:

    Cereal and poptarts don’t make you look like a dad, remember Seinfeld made it cool for grown-ups to eat cereal again.

  3. alisa says:

    If you fill your cart with children’s items, I’d be more concerned about looking like a pedophile.

  4. Aymie's mom says:

    I think I’ll pass on this one too…I didn’t even buy lunchables for MY kids when they begged me years ago. Someone told me they were made of “chicken lips” anyway!

  5. icky, chicken dunks don’t even SOUND good. It’s seems to me that if you let a TV dinner defrost and then ate it cold it would be the same effect. YUM!

  6. mai says:

    any chance of reviewing this product? i’m a bit turned off, but i’m curious…

  7. marvo says:

    Busy Mom – I wonder if you can eat the pizza Lunchables cold?

    Shells – Celebrities can do anything and look cool.

    Alisa – Damn, there’s a Michael Jackson joke somewhere in there, but I can’t think of anything.

    Aymie’s Mom – Chickens have lips? Talk about mystery meat.

    Dawn – If it was called Chicken Dumps, then it really wouldn’t sound very good.

    mai – I’ve been looking for it, but I’ll definitely try it out.

  8. Alex says:

    God Bless you for testing those, especially COLD and especially since you know that they come on a boat (I am very familiar with the middle of the pacific island thing). Lunchables are the only lunches that I have been looking at for the last five years and have not tried to sneak a bite of from the students! *gag*

  9. Aymie says:

    Ha, chicken lip… BTW, you DID buy Lunchables sometimes. :)
    Now I know not to try these nasty cold chicken thingies.

  10. Andrea says:

    I heart lunchables. I’ve never had the chicken dunks (and now I never will thanks to the review) but I do LOVE the pizzas. “Fun to eat, no need to heat!” I find the best way to cook the pizzas is to just heat up the bread for about 10 sec in the mircrowave and then do the rest cold. Cold pizza. Mmmmm.

  11. marvo says:

    Alex – Don’t they have better lunches in Japan?

    Aymie – Hey, hey, hey. No mom and daughter arguing on my watch. :-)

    Andrea – Please remind me NOT to come over to your place for meals. :-)

  12. Chana says:

    Ewww, chicken dunks? Just what part of the chicken do you think these are made from? Just the name sounds gross! :(

  13. Christine says:

    Eww, not for me and I don’t think I’d give this to kids.

  14. Alex says:

    YES, they do have better lunches in Japan OFF BASE. However, I seem to have run into a strange breed of people who do not like to leave the base and therefore feed their children this bizarre sh..stuff.

  15. marvo says:

    Chana – The box says “white meat” so if that’s what they’re saying, that’s what I’m believing.

    Christine – But you know, somewhere out there some kid is enjoying their Chicken Dunks.

    Alex – Aaah, parenting.

  16. Jenn says:

    I’m just glad that I don’t live in whatever city alisa does. Yikes! I’d be thrown underneath the jail if my grocery cart is any indication of me being a pedophile.

    Love your blog.