Evol Teriyaki Chicken
Product Description: “Grilled white meat chicken, brown rice, red & green bell peppers, snap peas, carrots and broccoli–All topped with an insanely tasty teriyaki sauce.”
Fat: 3 g
WW Points Plus: 6
First Impressions: Nope, the photo isn’t backwards. It’s “evol”, and I haven’t had one of these before, but a co-worker who’s gone off frozen dinners gave it to me to try. It smells really good, but it doesn’t look much like the package art. There don’t seem to be as many veggies, the colors aren’t as vibrant, and the chicken is pale with only the tiniest hints of grill marks. (Also, the “compostable bowl”, which I’m sure is a selling feature for some people, came out pretty floppy.)
Gustatory Impressions: The broccoli is overdone. The peppers are good, although there aren’t many of them. The snap peas are fantastic, and the little peas inside burst nicely when you bite into one. The brown rice is pretty good. As for the “insanely good” sauce, there’s not much of it, and it doesn’t taste like much. The chicken has a weird texture. It’s fine, but you wouldn’t confuse it with something you made for yourself.
Summary: It’s just okay. The weird chicken and lack of sauce were its biggest problems. Nothing tasted bad, but it’s not something I could rave about, either. I will have to see if I can track down a few more of this brand, though, before I write off their whole line.
Rating: 3.5 out of 5 forks