Friday, November 16, 2012

False Advertising Part 2

This could become a regular series.

Normally I cook everything from scratch but sometimes a gal needs a break, you know, and I make a side dish from a box.

I generally have success with "rice boxes" but this one...  it tasted good but looked nothing like the "serving suggestion."

Blech.  Looks like dog food!  Would a dog even eat it?  If I'd rinsed off all the sauce and piled it on a teeny tiny spoon, and enlarged the picture, it might have looked more like it.

I had better luck with the dirty rice.

However the red and green flecks shown on the box were almost invisible in real life.  The green you see is what I added (green onions, bell pepper, and peas).  I can spot one pale red fleck in the middle of my spoonful.

Till next time.

7 comments:

Patience_Crabstick said...

LOL! The picture on the dirty rice box looks like it has largish pieces of broccoli too. I've never seen that brand before.

Cha Cha said...

HA! What a bunch of lying liars!

For what it's worth, I've liked Zatarain's rice mixes ...

Karen (formerly kcinnova) said...

Another vote for Zatarain's here -- we just had their Red Beans & Rice last night (it looked like its accompanying box photo) with some chicken and a salad.

Gary's third pottery blog said...

sadly, those box things have a lot of salt I need to avoid.....

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Oh, that first one is GROSS looking!
I do like Zatarain's, too.

Aunt Snow said...

You really could do a series!! Although it might make your readership nauseous. Hmmmmm....!

Jen said...

This is great! What gets me are the restaurant food photos. You could probably do a whole blog about this and get others to send in their grievances!