Written by | January 18, 2013

Topics: Review Lightning Round

Here are some quick reviews of new-ish store brand products we’re too lazy to write full reviews for:

Lightlife Amaz'n Asian Sesame Chik'n

Item: Lightlife Amaz’n Asian Sesame Chik’n’
Purchased Price: $3.99 (on sale)
Size: 9.7 ounces
Purchased at: Safeway
Rating: 7 out of 10
Pros: Not amaz’n, but appetiz’n. Awesome source of fiber and protein. Low fat. Lots of chik’n pieces. Contains a bunch of vitamins and minerals. Non-GMO soy used allows me to brag about eating non-GMO soy.
Cons: Pricey, unless you’re really good at shoplifting. Could use more noodles. A bit salty. Overriding my computer’s autocorrection of “Amaz’n” and “Chik’n”

Lightlife Bella Portabella Tuscan Chik'n

Item: Lightlife Bella Portabella Tuscan Chik’n’
Purchased Price: $3.99 (on sale)
Size: 10 ounces
Purchased at: Safeway
Rating: 7 out of 10
Pros: Tasty sauce. Lots of veggie chik’n pieces, spinach, and red peppers. Low fat. Awesome source of fiber. Despite being called Lightlife, it’s filling. Good source of protein. Made with non-GMO soy. Meat-free, if you’re into meat free stuff.
Cons: Pricey, if not bought on sale. My spellcheck not liking the word “chik’n.” Not a lot of mushrooms and asparagus. Might be hard to find.

Ball Park Bakery Wrapped Brats

Item: Ball Park Bakery Wrapped Brats
Purchased Price: $3.99 (on sale)
Size: 2 brats
Purchased at: Safeway
Rating: 6 out of 10
Pros: Decently seasoned bratwursts. Bun reminded me of the exterior of a corndog. Steaming pouches to warm them up are kind of cool. Not Bratz dolls.
Cons: Not even close to being the best brats I’ve had. Sauerkraut would probably have a hard time staying on. Looks European phallic. Only 2 per box. Bratwurst aren’t as thick as other brats I’ve seen. Wisconsinites will shun them.

Lean Cuisine Salad Additions

Item: Lean Cuisine Southwest-Style Salad Additions
Purchased Price: $3.42
Size: 7 1/8 ounces
Purchased at: Walmart
Rating: 6 out of 10
Pros: Filling. Easy to prepare, if you like dumping things on lettuce. Had a decent spicy kick. Good souce of fiber and protein. Awesome source of vitamin C. Tortilla strips were surprisingly crunchy. Eating salad.
Cons: Chipotle ranch dressing could’ve had more flavor. Lean Cuisine not discovering a way to flash freeze lettuce. Chicken didn’t have much flavor. Dressing took longer to thaw than heating the chicken in the microwave.

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

  1. Justin says:

    Soy “chicken” followed by bratwursts wrapped in dough. Awesome.

  2. Alek says:

    Marvo, I tried to send u email of a photo that I spotted @ Pathmark today “Liquid Kool-Aid” drink enchancer from my mobile phone and it did not send said “sent failure”

  3. Alek says:

    Let me try alternative way hope it works

  4. Alek says:

    I give up trying to figure out methods. Until I figure out this use someone else

  5. Anonymous says:

    I don’t leave many comments, but I want to say I really enjoy the lightning rounds, good way to get an idea about a product I have never heard of

  6. Tim says:

    I don’t mind the lack of a full review and do enjoy the lightning round, but I do miss the pictures of the actual item instead of just the box.

  7. Zachary Jacob Zblewski says:

    You call that a brat?!? (Wisconsinite).

  8. Mike N. says:

    I’m strangely intrigued by those brats, might have to try some!

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