REVIEW LIGHTNING ROUND – 6/4/2013

Written by | June 4, 2013

Topics: Review Lightning Round

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

Weight Watchers Smart Ones Smart Beginnings Maple & Brown Sugar Oatmeal

Smart Ones Smart Beginnings Maple & Brown Sugar Oatmeal Review

Purchased Price: $2.69
Size: 2 cups
Purchased at: Target
Rating: 6 out of 10
Pros: Sweet enough to sort of make you forget there aren’t a lot of cranberries and raisins swimming in the oatmeal. Decent brown sugar flavor. Low fat. Good source of fiber, but fiber is a given because it’s oatmeal. 20 grams of whole grains per serving.
Cons: Not a lot of cranberries and raisins. Serving size isn’t very filling. Granola isn’t noticeable because it gets mushy. The first one I microwaved bubbled up and spilled out of the cup while microwaving. Instant oatmeal packets are much cheaper.
Nutrition Facts: 1 cup – 190 calories, 15 calories from fat, 2 grams of fat, 0.5 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 1 gram of polyunsaturated fat, 0 grams of monounsaturated fat, less than 5 milligrams of cholesterol, 190 milligrams of sodium, 38 grams of carbohydrates, 5 grams of fiber, 16 grams of sugar, 5 grams of protein, 15 %

Pepperidge Farm Boston Creme Pie Milano Melts

Pepperidge Farm Boston Creme Pie Milano Melts Review

Purchased Price: $2.50
Size: 5.75 oz.
Purchased at: Target
Rating: 6 out of 10
Pros: Sort of tastes like Boston Cream Pie. Smooth, creamy vanilla filling. Sweet aroma. Chocolate interior is more durable than cookie exterior. Probably roots for the Red Sox, Patriots, Bruins, and Celtics.
Cons: Not really addictive. Boston Cream Pie Milano Melts are just like a Boston Cream Pie, they are both not pies. Tastes a bit more like butterscotch than Boston Cream Pie.. Could use more chocolate. Slightly fragile cookie. Makes my fingers a little greasy.
Nutrition Facts: 2 cookies- 150 calories, 70 calories from fat, 8 grams of fat, 2.5 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 0 milligrams of cholesterol, 45 milligrams of sodium, 18 grams of carbohydrates, less than 1 gram of fiber, 12 grams of sugar, and 1 gram of protein.
Other reviews: Junk Food Guy

Banquet Deep Dish Sausage & Gravy Pie

Banquet Deep Dish Sausage & Gravy Pie Review

Purchased Price: $1.39
Size: 7 oz.
Purchased at: Safeway
Rating: 6 out of 10
Pros: Better tasting than what I thought it would be. Panhandle-for-one-hour cheap. Surprisingly flaky crust after being microwaved. Contains a pool of sausage gravy. Good amount of sausage.
Cons: As deep as their non-”deep dish” pies. Not very filling. Super awesome source of fat and saturated fat. Good source of sodium. Crust was slightly burnt in some places. BHA and BHT appear way too many times in the ingredients list. Super salty sausage gravy, which, at times, masks the flavor of the sausage. Can’t prepare in a toaster oven or low-watt microwave ovens.
Nutrition Facts: 450 calories, 260 calories from fat, 28 grams of fat, 10 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 35 milligrams of cholesterol, 850 milligrams of sodium, 220 milligrams of potassium, 39 grams of carbohydrates, 2 grams of fiber, 7 grams of sugar, 10 grams of protein.






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

  1. Mike N. says:

    I really liked the Banquet sausage & gravy pie I tried, even though it’s a killer. It was only 89 cents, too.

  2. Lap says:

    I don’t know about ya’ll, but when I see the term “cream pie,” I think of something other than food.

  3. Chuck says:

    I have been wanting to try that sausage and gravy pie but I haven’t seen it for sale anywhere yet. Ah well, my arteries are probably glad.



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