I used to live off frozen dinners. They were cheap and convenient, but horrible! Nothing like microwaving plastic wrapped processed food….mmmmmm… Plus, a lot of them are targeted towards diet and weight loss. This is where they got me. Sure, some tasted good but when I started reading labels, it turned my stomach. I couldn’t believe I was eating that. Over time more and more companies are leaning more towards all natural foods, better ingredients, safer packaging and the ability to cook the food without a microwave. So, after about 5+ years of not eating these convenient meals, I thought I would try one.
I had some coupons from Amy’s Kitchen and decided to see what they had to offer when I was at the grocery. I’m a sucker for thai food. So, it was a no brainer for me in getting the pad thai. Reading the back of the package, they stated that their company is very strict on the ingredients that they use. They also prefer to only use organic ingredients and promise not to use any GMOs. So I was happy with this. Their ingredients looked great.. plus I was happy I could pronounce all of them.
I was pleased with the option to heat in a conventional oven or toaster oven. The packaging wasn’t a plastic container like many frozen meals which is why I was able to pop it right into my toaster oven. It was done in about 35 mins. For those that like to microwave, it only takes a few minutes.
I can say it wasn’t what I was expecting. Usually pad thai has alot of peanut flavor. This version was lacking that. The flavor was kind of weird. I can’t explain it. I like the idea of them using cashews instead of peanuts, but for me this is what makes a traditional pad thai. The tofu was a nice addition, if I didn’t know it was tofu I would of thought it was chicken. The veggies all cooked up tender and crisp. The noodles were al dente and didn’t get mushy. The on downfall for me thought was the sauce like I mentioned. It ruined it for me. I only ate about a quarter of the meal and it was mostly the vegetables. I unfortunately do not think I’ll purchase this particular one again.
Have you tried Amy’s Pad Thai? What were your thoughts? Please share down in the comments!