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Hormel
Hormel Completes Microwave Meals

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NOT GOURMET BUT GOOD FOR A QUICK LUNCH

4

First of all, I laughed hysterically at the previous negative reviewers who obviously imagined that they were nationally syndicated food critics for the New York Times who were paid top dollar to review a four star restaurant -- not a convenient, heat in the microwave meal. It's obviously time for them to face reality and get a real job. For the rest of us who live in the real world, however, we possess enough common sense to realize that these meals serve their intended purpose by offering quick nutrition amd sustenance. Opinions and expectations regarding quality are obviously subjective to each individual. One person may love the mac and cheese option, while others may hate it. Everyone has different preferences and tastes. Also, to expect these meals to compete with home cooking is not feasible. They are, however, palatable enough for those of us who must deal with limited short lunch breaks at work or at home. Yes, the mashed potatoes are going to be slightly pasty because they are obviously prepared from "instant", not fresh, potatoes. (Wow -- big intellectual surprise there.) The same can be said for the meats, sauces and gravies. Anyone who has eaten any brand or variety of frozen or "heat and eat" entree will already know this. It is utterly ridiculous to expect perfection from any food product that is prepared in the microwave instead of from scratch (especially when the item costs $3.00 or less). However, as mentioned before, Hormel Compleats are great for quick lunches, and are an easy alternative for kids to enjoy after school or as a snack. In summary, you get what you pay for. That being said, food is a necessary part of life. Not everyone can afford high dollar groceries, nor does everyone have the time, energy and ability to cook for themselves. if you are on a budget and hungry, these meals will prevent malnutrition. They are pretty tasty (albeit because of sodium and other ingredients). The key is to realize and accept that.

United States

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I would not buy the mac&cheese again.

1

I have been buying this product for years, just bought more " mac & cheese. left out the macaroni much more cheese sauce. won't buy it again. the only one I still like is the rice dish, hope they didn't change it.

ANTIGO wi

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not a repeat

2

i just tried the chili mac.. it tasted mostly of salt and a little bit of hot sauce/pepper. the portion was rather small. it was very convienent to prepare and eat. hardly anything to it.

newark, de

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me and the family absolutely loved them

5

they had good flavor and was very convenient

Merced ca

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All you do is heat and eat!

4

I was chosen for the free meals from Viewpoints. Out of the 5, the chicken breast and dressing was my least favorite but I would definitely buy the other meals for a quick small bite.

Bradenton, Fl

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For when you are busy

3

I buys these for my husband sometimes. I myself don't like the way they taste, but he says they are ok in a pinch. Not my first choice, but not the worst I have ever tasted.

Atlantic Beach, South Carolina

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Not bad! Some better than others

3

I received a sample through viewpoints for this product. The beefy macaroni was my least favorite. To me it had a powdered tomato flavor but it was very creamy. The Mac and cheese was good for a microwave product. My child loved the chicken and dumplings and I enjoyed the chicken noodle. The chicken and rice was ok too but probably wouldn't buy that one. Some of these offerings will be perfect for lunch on the go at work!

Commerce Tx

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Yummy stew in only 60 seconds

5

I just received my sample of Hormel Compleats through Viewpoints. I tried first the Dinty Moore beef stew. I have tried the canned version before and I really liked it. Hormel Completes are delicious. It only takes 60 seconds and you have a nice warm and hearty meal. I also like that these are very light and small. Perfect size for lunches or add a salad or piece of bread for dinner. I cannot wait to try another flavor. Great job.

Sherman Oaks, CA

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Not Bad

3

My husband and I tried these after a long day at work and I didn't feel like cooking. He tried the chicken & dumplings. I tried the Chicken and rice. Both were pretty good. ny husband says the servings are too small but for me they were just right. The texture wasn't too mushy. The flavoring was just right, not too salty.

Hesperia, CA

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Gross!

1

I received five samples of Hormel Compleat Meals, all different types. I was very excited to try them but, all I can say is overall, they were disgusting! The Beefy Mac was decent surprisingly so, I went ahead to try a few more a few days later. I tried the Macaroni & Cheese and it was the nastiest macaroni and cheese I have ever had. I couldn't even try to keep it down. I tossed it in the trash and opened up the Rice & Chicken next. They however, tasted more like rice and tuna instead, gross! I haven't tried the other two and kind of scared to..

Granite City, IL

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