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I had high hopes for this one, since someone either here or in the WW community recommended it after my last food review post. It doesn't disappoint so much as it doesn't stand out. The lasagna is visually appealing when you take it out of the box (doesn't look mushed and fake). It appears to have enough cheese to legitimately be called lasagna. The ingredient list is totally chemical-free and readable by a layperson, which is neat! But I do kind of hate when the serving is obviously meant for one meal, but the nutrition info says "Servings Per Container: 2", making the immediate glance for calorie and fat counts slightly trickier. Of course, you are also paying a premium for organic, so this is a $5 meal.

Now to the actual eatin': I thought to myself, as I looked at the thickness of the noodles, "I'll bet these have a funny texture." And I was right. They are a bit thick and al dente, but you get over that pretty quick. The cheese, despite being lowfat, is tasty and the sauce is terrific. Now, if you are already a veggie fan, this will be a no-brainer for you. I thought the veggies were going to be... masked well. And they are, to some extent. But the zucchini, while diced pretty small, is noticeably vegetabley, and could be a turnoff.

All in all, while this is reasonably tasty and entirely edible, my experience with the Amy's lasagna was a better one.

(3 WW pts for half the box and 6 pts for the whole box.)



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Feb. 27th, 2007 08:45 pm (UTC)
Ack! Zucchini. Is my sworn enemy.
Feb. 27th, 2007 08:46 pm (UTC)
Also, that portion labeling is bullshit! I thought that was illegal!
Feb. 27th, 2007 08:53 pm (UTC)
I mean, seriously. Is ANYONE in the history of EVER going to only eat half of this package? I can just imagine asking Jack to share one of these with me. And then him asking what we are having for dinner.
Feb. 27th, 2007 09:09 pm (UTC)
I HATE it when companies pull that misleading bull. How many people don't bother to look at the label I wonder, or worse, look at it after they finish eating!
Feb. 27th, 2007 08:58 pm (UTC)
you are too funny.

(p.s. you're right, amy's is better overall.)
Mar. 1st, 2007 08:29 pm (UTC)
I really do seem to have an opinion on every damn thing. :p
Mar. 1st, 2007 06:48 pm (UTC)
I recommended this one in the previous thread.  Interestingly, some of your main turnoffs (pasta texture, notable veggie flavor) are what I *like* about it.

What UI agree with you completely on, though, is the serving size.  Weak bullshit.  You want to make these two servings?  Put it in two separate trays.  Seriously, people.
Mar. 1st, 2007 08:28 pm (UTC)
Re: ...
I feel like I can deal with veggie flavor, or veggie texture, but when the two are combined, look out!!

unless they are uncooked, then i am cool.
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