Ah Banquet…a pity you did not have some pictures of …

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

Ah Banquet…a pity you did not have some pictures of their old fried chicken dinner, from the aughts. I bought one, once. I felt bad for the chicken, really bad. This was a bird that starved to death. This was a bird that needed a meal before it BECAME a meal. This was a bird that would make PETA swoon in rage. Bones, and skin. The peas and carrots? About 8 peas, and a weensy carrot sliced to delight a mouse.

You quickly move past the chicken, after attempting to eat the skin/breading (no meat..we are talking an anorexic chicken peeps). You desperately shovel a spoon or two of the veggies to get some sustenance. And then you move on to the DESSERT. Probably should be spelled desert. Not sure if was supposed to be cake or brownie, but brown-ish either way, sorta shriveled towards the center despite all instructions followed.

You could have unlimited Banquet Old School Fried Chicken Dinners, and you would starve to death with the effort of making them vs calories reward.

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A Comparison of Actual “Banquet” Frozen Dinners with their Box Cover Photographs
Ever after my post below, and my somewhat basic knowledge of biology, I STILL eat their pot pies in 2019. But I make two at a time, and alcohol is always involved. Those bits of meat aren’t nearly so suspicious when they are blurry.


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.