The last few weeks have been a little rough (subliminal plug?) and since I have been doing all of the house-husband chores like grocery shopping, I decided to treat myself to some comfort food, namely – a Nighthawk Steak ‘n Taters frozen dinner. I hadn’t had one since my original review in 2005. In that review, I commented on the steak sauce coming in a condiment package.
“An even bigger difference is the steak sauce, which now comes in a small condiment packet. The steak sauce used to already be on the steak. In fact, I would scrape any frozen steak sauce which had stuck to the back of the cardboard cover, back onto the steak. Like the suggested side salad, the optional steak sauce is a nod towards healthy eating and I think it was the right thing to do (though really, if you have any kind of dietary restrictions or concerns, you shouldn’t even be looking at one of these things).
…I’m only asking for things to be the way they were.”
When I pulled the dinner tray from the box this evening – the steak sauce was already on the steak! This makes me happy for a couple of reasons. First, I will always use the sauce, so this saves me from having to fish the packet out from behind the plastic. Second, the reduction in packaging is a positive environmental step. And finally, I am going to pretend that the reason they changed back was because they read my review and said to themselves – we had better change back, because that powerful blogger likes things the way they used to be! He could ruin us!
I have some other comments about my earlier review. I noticed that for some reason, I was stingy with the photos in that post. So, I have added a photo of the plated dinner. Also, like all blogs, this site gets hundreds and hundreds of spam comments and they all come-in on that one post. I still can’t figure that one out.
I mentioned in the Nighthawk review that I would do reviews of other foods from my childhood, but I haven’t gotten around to it. Maybe on my next shopping trip, I’ll take a look at the current state of children’s breakfast cereal and pick-up some samples for review.