Thursday, July 16, 2009

What a Souper Meal!

This is the first post in a new series I'm doing - Dollar Tree Product Reviews. Be on the lookout for more reviews in the future!

Check it out - It's a complete meal in a big cardboard bowl!
I have always been intrigued by this. I know it's really just a big bowl of ramen noodles, but it says right there on the bowl that it's souper! I decided that this was a good candidate for a review, so I picked up a couple. One for me and one for my husband. I thought maybe he would like to have a giant bowl of noodles too. They were only a dollar, so it's not like I was losing a bunch of money. And they're so souper, so really I should be paying more for them, right? I should be grateful they were only a dollar each!

When I opened it up, I saw that there were three packets included.

This was the most intriguing of the three packets - The "Finishing Touch"! This made it all seem so grand. As if I were going to be a fancy chef making a fancy dinner. I could imagine myself saying "It's almost ready now. I just have to add the finishing touch!" My friends and family would be waiting excitedly as I put the finishing touch on this souper meal. I imagined it all being very grand.

And look! It would be ready in only 5 minutes! And I could cook it in the microwave! This really seemed too good to be true. And not only is it chicken noodles, it's chicken "with vegetable medley". At least we would be getting our vegetables. Doesn't that picture on the bowl make it look tasty?
The directions said to put in the vegetable packet and fill it with water up to the line, then pop it in the microwave. I didn't quite fill it all the way up to the line because I wanted to get the full flavor effect of this tantalizing meal. Here's what it looked like after it came out of the microwave. Not as tasty-looking as the picture, but it wasn't quite ready yet.
The next step was to add the flavor packet and stir it up. It wasn't looking quite as tasty as I was hoping, but I was still holding out for a souper meal.
All that was left was the finishing touch! It was going to be magical, I just knew it would! So I tore open the package and drizzled it in.
The anticipation of the souper gourmet meal was, unfortunately, a bit more exciting than the meal itself. Despite its "souper" designation, its vegetable medley, and the oh-so-intriguing finishing touch, it was still a bowl of ramen noodles. It was more of a high-falutin' version of ramen noodles, but still ramen noodles. It wasn't hideous, it really was actually a decent meal, but that is coming from someone who actually likes ramen noodles and keeps them on hand to eat for lunch. If you don't like ramen noodles you may not like it. I don't think I would agree with it really being "souper" (though it was soup), but I will give it this - It was certainly a meal! There are LOTS of noodles in that bowl!


Becca said...

Haha! You crack me up! I eat those all the time at school..they are even cheaper at the grocery store! And watch out, the spicy ones are VERY spicy!