Hi Malcolm, I enjoyed your photos. I eat Banquet meals …

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Hi Malcolm, I enjoyed your photos. I eat Banquet meals more frequently than I’d like, for the sake of cost and convenience, usually for lunch at work. I have often mused over the appetizing picture on the box vs. what’s actually inside, so I appreciated your post. For what it’s worth, here are my thoughts:
1. The best-tasting dinners for my money are the spaghetti & meatballs, the rigatoni & sausage, and occasionally the sweet & sour chicken. However, I doctor the first two with extra cheeses and the last with Sriracha.
2. I would never consider these meals “healthy” choices, merely sustenance choices. Kudos to the gal who has lost weight on them, though. Makes me wonder what she was eating before.
3. Some commenters seem way too defensive about your post. Are they ConAgra employees? Just curious.
Thanks for sharing. I’d love to see your take on Hungry Man meals.

Malcolm Bedell is co-author of the critically acclaimed "Eating in Maine: At Home, On the Town, and On the Road," as well as the junk food blog "Spork & Barrel," and "Brocavore," a blog about food trucks and street food culture. His contributions include Serious Eats, Down East, Eat Rockland, L.A. Weekly, The Guardian, and The Huffington Post and his food truck, "'Wich, Please," was named "Hottest Restaurant in Maine" for 2015 by Eater. Finally, he finds it very silly to be trying to write this in the third person.