This is yet another peek into my “kinda-Greedy” side. The side that is perfectly fine with having to workout harder so I can eat whatever I feel like (on occasion). New DiGiorno Flatbreads are in no way diet, low fat or low cal. It’s just plain ‘ole regular people food that I felt like buying. Their Rising Crust Supreme Pizza is already a hit with my Greedy family, so I had tasty expectations for their new line of Flatbread Melts, and single serve means I don’t have to share.
I picked the Italian-Style Meatball & Four Cheese variety over Steak & Fire Roasted Vegetables, Chicken Parmesan, and Chicken & Bacon Ranch. Then I fired up the microwave and passed the time reading the box.
…”Toasty Flatbread filled with Italian-style meatballs, Parmesan, Romano, Asiago and Mozzarella cheeses in a sweet marinara sauce with Italian-style
This might actually be good. But whoa, hold the phone. Reality gave me a Hulk Hogan-type smack down after the ding of the microwave. What’s up with the meatballs? They look like 13 tiny mouse droppings and barely provide any substance to the meal. Do I even want to go through with this? My Greedy side says “yes”.
The directions told me to fold the crust over, but it was too stiff and almost broke in half. I decided it eat it open and flat instead. Now I have a somewhat square, personal pizza instead of a Flatbread fold over thingy.
Then came more surprises. Although the meatballs are microscopic they are seasoned well (what!) and surprisingly flavorful, and despite my initial disappointment in the hard crust it actually has a nice, crisp texture and unexpected thickness, but the four cheese concoction leaves much to be desired. The artificial cheesiness drowns out the flavorful experience of the meatballs and crust, and makes the whole meal pointless. I was also duped by the lack of sauce because the sauce-endowed picture on the box lies.
- Price paid $4.49
- Servings 1
- Calories 400
- Fat Calories 150
- Fat 17g
- Sodium 780mg
- Carbs 46g
- Fiber 3g
- Sugars 5g
- Protein 18g
- Contains soy and gluten
This meal is not worth the price I paid because it fails to deliver on taste and did not satisfy my rumbling stomach. It is very little food for the calorie expenditure and I’m still hungry (as if that is a surprise). Care to try a Flatbread?
Yum Up! to: Faux mouse droppings that taste good.
Yuck Down! to: Artificial cheese and hunger pangs.
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