REVIEW: Amy’s Ravioli Bowls

Nothing beats a home cooked Italian meal. The smell of the sauce simmering, the perfectly cooked al dente pasta and enough garlic to keep a Hot Topic-clad Twilight vampire poser at bay is certainly a premature foodgasm waiting to happen.

When I’m in Philadelphia and away from my mommy (yes, I still call her mommy) and I’ve devoured all of the frozen casseroles of freshly made eggplant and chicken parmesan she so graciously made for me, I pretty much throw myself to the wolves. When I say “wolves” I mean the crazy people that stroll through the aisles at Whole Foods.

I don’t hate Whole Foods; I just don’t like dodging the swarms of hybrid vehicles in the parking lot. Yes, I applaud you for driving an eco-friendly car, but that doesn’t mean you have the right to drive like a total douche. (Side Note: I have yet to see a Hummer at a Whole Foods. I guess they’re too scared to go there because their precious road beast will get pelted with organic, hormone-free eggs.) Despite the high probability of being hit by a Prius, I do head over to Whole Foods because they have the biggest selection of Amy’s Organic frozen meals.

Amy’s always comes out with some great frozen meals that don’t have me questioning my sexual identity when I’m eating one, unlike when I consume Hungry Man dinners. These organic pasta pillows filled with ricotta are really freakin’ good. The sauce, which is made from organic tomatoes, was plentiful and wasn’t too acidic, nor was it really sweet. They reminded me of ravioli that you would order at — dare I say it — Olive Garden. I added a bit of grated Parmesan cheese to the top, but it really didn’t need it since the sauce and ravioli are so damn tasty.

Although Amy’s may appear healthy, since many people associate the word “organic” with something that’s good for them, this is most definitely not health food. If you compare it with a deep fried cheesesteak, then yeah it looks healthy. There is a lot of fat packed in this little bowl; 12 grams of it to be exact (4.5 grams of saturated fat) and it felt like lead in my stomach a minute after I inhaled this meal. Although that could be from not eating anything all day and scarfing down my dinner, so individual results may vary.

It’s really worth the price tag even though you can live off of Banquet Meals for at least four or five days for the same price of one Amy’s Organic Ravioli Bowl. I’m saying “live” loosely here, because I think your quality of life after a few days of feasting from the Red Box of Death might be affected. But in all fairness, if you decide to go all out and splurge and eat Amy’s Organic Ravioli Bowls every day your vital organs will not be thanking you.

However, your taste buds might.

(Nutrition Facts – 1 bowl – 380 calories, 12 grams of fat, 4.5 grams of saturated fat, 25 milligrams of cholesterol, 680 milligrams of sodium, 55 grams of carbohydrates, 4 grams of fiber, 7 grams of sugar, 14 grams of protein, 15% vitamin A, 20% calcium, 20% vitamin C and 15% iron.)

Item: Amy’s Ravioli Bowls
Price: $4.39
Size: 1 bowl
Purchased at: Whole Foods
Rating: 8 out of 10
Pros: Excellent quality for a frozen meal. Ravioli are a good size. Organic. Home cooked Italian meals. The free glass of wine at the Olive Garden. Foodgasming.
Cons: Not health food. Douchey hybrid car drivers. Expensive for the size. Living off of Banquet frozen dinners. No Hungry Woman available yet. Premature foodgasming.

13 thoughts to “REVIEW: Amy’s Ravioli Bowls”

  1. Whole Foods shoppers have a variety of eggs to choose from that aren’t from a chicken. I believe ostrich is one of them, but I wish brontosaurus eggs were one of them.

  2. This is soo funny because I was actually at Whole Foods today (maybe like once a month trip) in my douche Pruis. The reason I have the car is because of the gas mileages. Also it is fun to mess with old people because they can’t hear the motor at all.

    The meal by the way, looks actually yummy.

  3. Uhhmmmmm.. 12 grams of fat isn’t much at all. It’s less than 20% of a normal person’s RDA.

    Also, that deep fried cheesesteak looked like crap, needs way more cheese.

    All that said, I’ve never had a bad Amy’s product. Burritos, pizzas, meals, I like it all. I wish they’d make some with meat, but they’re stinkin’ veterinarians or something.

  4. When I cooked for the love of my life I was awkwardly concerned if she enjoyed my food. I’d always ask her “did you have a foodgasm?” Darla couldn’t stand my lack of confidence and left me for a Chili’s line cook. 🙁

  5. If you’re not feeling classy enough to go for the Amy’s entree, there’s also that canned organic cheese ravioli by the people with the bunny on the label. Is that Amy’s too? Can’t remember.

    Anyway. Good stuff. The sauce on those and the spaghetti stars is so much tastier than regular canned spaghetti.

  6. @ Peachfish, the Whole Foods parking lot west of downtown Houston always has at least one H2.

    Seems strange, but since the CEO of Whole Foods is a raging Conservative who knows…

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