I think this is the second critique I’ve done on a TV dinner entree that contained meatballs swimming around in a sea of pasta. The other one concerned an offering from Banquet; a meal that cost just a buck, but which hit you over the head with 440 calories (about half of which comes from fat), 1020 milligrams of sodium (½ the daily recommended intake) and 80 mg of cholesterol! Compare that with the much more svelte figures from Lean Cuisine of 290 calories (70 from fat), 670 mg of sodium and just 35 mg of cholesterol and you can sorta figure out why you’d be paying more ($2.50) versus a buck for the Banquet product. You see, everyone, it’s all about symmetry! You evidently have too pay more in order to eat well. A ‘good food’ costs about a penny per gram of a food that delivers about 1 calorie of nutrition. ‘Bad foods’ generally are cheaper but you then get hit over the head with higher calories, more salt and cholesterol reading that are through the roof! It took me quite some time to figure that out….
That said, I found this offering also to be both tasty and filling! Those little meatballs were done to perfection and the pasta was al dente the way a good pasta should be. Even the sauce passed muster as far as my taste buds were concerned. Overall, a good investment in your health fro m the folks at Nestle. I gave this meal a 7 on a scale of ten.