Banquet Spaghetti Meatballs Box Vs Reality

Banquet Spaghetti Meatballs Box Vs Reality

On the left is a box of Banquet brand frozen spaghetti and meatballs. On the right is what is inside. Disappointed at the lack of visible meatballs, reader reader Sonia snapped the photos and sent them in. On the one hand, that’s what you get for eating $1.00 Walmart frozen pasta and meatballs. On the other, well, couldn’t they have left at least one in? [More]

Oh Look, There's A Severed Frog Head In My Green Beans

Oh Look, There's A Severed Frog Head In My Green Beans

There’s some disagreement about the identity of the creature whose head ended up in a Texas family’s frozen green beans. Is it a frog? Is it a snake? The family and the vegetable manufacturer disagree, but we do know that it is quite obviously not a bean. (Warning: picture and video inside.) [More]

This Weight Watchers Meal Includes A Free Frozen Frog

This Weight Watchers Meal Includes A Free Frozen Frog

Noreen tells Consumerist that she made an exciting discovery yesterday. Her Weight Watchers Smart Ones frozen meal, a fettucine alfredo dish that is supposed to be meatless, included a free protein-rich side dish. A tiny frog! [More]

Either This Is The Wrong Sign Or The Appetizers Have Melted

Either This Is The Wrong Sign Or The Appetizers Have Melted

Steffany snapped this example of target aisle labeling fail. She writes: [More]

Weight Watchers, Lean Cuisine Meals Have More Calories Than Advertised

Weight Watchers, Lean Cuisine Meals Have More Calories Than Advertised

If you’re a fan of using frozen Weight Watchers, Lean Cuisine, Healthy Choice and South Beach Living meals to control your caloric intake — you might be interested to know that a news study says the dinners have eight per cent more calories than the labels said. [More]

Hey, Where Did All The Eggo Waffles Go?

Hey, Where Did All The Eggo Waffles Go?

Kimberly’s life just isn’t the same. Something is missing. That something: Eggo waffles. She wants to know where they have gone, and whether they will ever return to her.

Packaged Frozen Meal Preparation Requires…Food Thermometer?

Packaged Frozen Meal Preparation Requires…Food Thermometer?

When I throw a frozen meal in my messenger bag on my way out the door for work, it’s because I don’t have the time or the facilities for complicated meal preparation at work. Marie Callender’s may not be aiming their new “Pasta al Dente” frozen meals at the key lunch-at-work demographic.

Hey Banquet, Chicken Pot Pie Usually Comes With Filling

Hey Banquet, Chicken Pot Pie Usually Comes With Filling

Does anyone remember Bunnicula? We think there’s a similar beast in the Banquet pot pie plant, only instead of sucking vegetables dry he’s draining the pies before they ship. That’s the only thing that can explain how the real pot pie this Consumerist reader cooked looks nothing like the bountiful pot pie harvest shown on the box. Oh wait: it could also be that Banquet is a cheap-assed company that can’t be bothered to sell decent frozen food.

Winco Frozen Fish: The Big U.S. Flag Tells You It's Made In China!

Winco Frozen Fish: The Big U.S. Flag Tells You It's Made In China!

A reader in Redding, California was shopping at the local Winco and saw this ultra-patriotic bag of frozen tilapia—if it were any prouder to be an American it would have to start singing country music. But when glugory turned the bag over, the phrase “Product of China” was stamped across the bottom. “So now these bastards are lulling you into a false sense of patriotism in order to sell their commie fish,” writes glugory. That might be overstating it a bit, but we’re fans of overstating things here at Consumerist, so… yeah! Damned commie fish! Remember: never trust packaging. It’s just marketing you can hold.

Frozen Food Ad Found Funny

A humorous commercials for frozen foods, or as they say, !@#$% foods…