31 October, 2009

Banquet Boneless Pork Rib Meal

Although a little strange to look at, the Banquet Boneless Pork Rib Meal is pretty inoffensive as Banquet meals go. In fact, if you've ever had a McDonald's McRib sandwhich, I'd say you already know exactly what to expect from that vaguely rib-shaped chunk of chopped, compressed, and formed pigmeat in the little black tray.

Slightly spongy with added textured vegetable protein and rather bland, the rib patty is greatly improved by the barbecue sauce in which it swims (which is pretty tasty if somewhat oversweet and gooey.) You'll never mistake it for the real thing - not even with your eyes closed - but it won't make you shudder with horror like the Cheesy Smothered Meat Patty.

The sides are pretty standard Banquet meal accompaniments: very corny-tasting masculine corn kernels that give you what-for when you try to chew them, and tasty but made-from-dehydrated mashed potatoes. A decent lunch and good value, especially because they're commonly on sale for $1.00


Eating The Road said...

Well I guess if only for a $1 and you're really hungry but nothing there looks appetizing at all...and you know...we eat with our eyes first and so on...

Those potatoes just look horrid.

Speaking of McRib, if you ever feel you've got too much time on your hands, check this guy out:

Unknown said...

Grunter says that this one is not too bad- he only has a few minutes for break and does get sick of sandwitches. We also like your "manly corn" reference!


Andrew said...

I honestly used to eat those things EVERY DAY....
When I was really broke a few years ago, I'd pick up a ton of those Banquet pork dinners each week. It was among the few super-cheap frozen meals that I could really stomach. Man, does this post bring back memories. I lived off those for, like, six months.

And you're spot-on with the Mcrib comparison.

Eric Olson said...

Me too Andrew. This was my meal of choice as an undergraduate student (the many moons ago of last year). I would pop open a cold one and microwave a Banquet. Tasty as can be!