Especially when you imagine, as vrai-lean-uh noted, that it is …

Comment on A Comparison of Actual “Banquet” Frozen Dinners with their Box Cover Photographs by Malcolm.

Especially when you imagine, as vrai-lean-uh noted, that it is filled with dog fur.

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A Comparison of Actual “Banquet” Frozen Dinners with their Box Cover Photographs
Dear Kayla/Monique,

I didn’t say that Banquet meals were disgusting, and I didn’t say that “only the vegetables taste good.” I suppose if you did want to make my introduction to the photos more concise, “blah, blah, blah” would be as good a summation as any. All I did in this post was share photos of each Banquet box cover, juxtaposed with a photograph of how the meal actually appeared after cooking, without making any further comment or passing any further judgement. Any conclusions you are drawing from the comparison of the two photographs are your own.

I’m glad to hear you are enjoying your frozen Banquet meals, and that they are “feeding you up.” I might suggest, though, that you seem to be getting a tad defensive about them.

Your friend,
Malcolm


A Comparison of Actual “Banquet” Frozen Dinners with their Box Cover Photographs
My point is that the prepared meals look different than the photograph on the box. I don’t think I made any further comment. And what is unfair about buying, cooking, and photographing a company’s products?


A Comparison of Actual “Banquet” Frozen Dinners with their Box Cover Photographs
I cooked them exactly according to package directions. I am glad to hear you are enjoying them.


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