Don’t try this at home
Please don’t hate me…
I’m sorry. I couldn’t help myself. It’s just… I love Parmas. I really, really love them. Even after I saw the incredibly bad (and sexist) ad for this product on TV, I still had to try it. I’m a fool. Normally, I wouldn’t go within ten feet of an “instant” meal, but I saw an opportunity for mirth, and there you go.
I did purchase this product with the intent of writing a semi-serious review, however the inevitable happened, and that is, I came home quite drunk at 2 am this morning and I ate it. So, I don’t really remember much and I feel like I’ve let the team down. But, handing over $6.79 of my hard earned cash once for this product was enough (not to mention that I was very embarrassed buying it in case anyone saw me that I nearly went to Coles in a disguise) that this is all you are going to get.
Two cooking options. I had originally intended to go with the 35 minutes in hot oven option, thinking it would probably improve the chances of this meal being edible. But my drunk self went “Microwave!” and so I microwaved it.
I think it looks a lot better than it actually was. The peas were alright, but those potato cubes were horrid. They kind of acted like a vegetable silica gel, absorbing moisture from the rest of the dish to become a soggy granular cube. The Parmagiana itself was probably a bit crispier for this reason, so I suppose they served their purpose.The dog seemed pretty happy to help me eat it, which probably wasn’t a good idea considering the low-nutritional value, high fat levels and salt count, but she always preys on my weaknesses (ie. alcoholism).
There are actually other varieties on offer, so it gets worse. You could have “sweet chilli” or “Hawaiian.” I’ve no idea what genius think-tank came up with those options. It’s kind of hard to believe that there are people out there who live off TV dinners, it was hard enough to force this one down for research purposes.
Would I do it again? No. Should I have done it in the first place? No. Am I slightly less hungover today than I would have been if I didn’t eat anything when I got home last night? Yes.
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