Sunday, 18 March 2012

Review: Longo's Chicken Pad Thai Meal Kit

I avoid boxed dinners because the sodium levels are nearly always too high to mesh well with The Husband's high blood pressure. I enjoy cooking from scratch and my family eats well as a result. Having said that, I don't think convenience foods in moderation will pave the path to hell, it's just a matter of finding ones that taste good. I'm a fan of Pad Thai and I was ordering from Grocery Gateway, which is supplied by Longo's, so I thought I'd give their Chicken Pad Thai Meal Kit a shot. 

I will say the ingredients looked fantastic. The vegetables looked crisp and fresh and it was really a appetizing presentation out of the box. It was dead simple to prepare, as a meal kit should be. I know generally North Americans eat more meat products than we should, but it really did seem a little light on the chicken. There were four tenders in a meal kit meant to feed two adults. I think if I were to buy one again, I'd toss in a few frozen shrimp to bulk things up a little.

The most important question is, obviously, how did it taste? It was... OK. I wasn't expecting it to be as good as my favourite Thai restaurant or anything, but I found the seasonings pretty bland, and while the appearance and the freshness of the veggies was a nice surprise, I would have loved to see more of them. At $9.99 for the kit, with 610 mg of sodium per serving and flavour that was just... OK, I don't think I'll be picking this one up again.

This is not a sponsored post, no compensation has been received. All opinions expressed are my own.

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