Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Three Completely Unremarkable Lunches
From the deli I bought a small container of orange chicken. It was absolutely horrible. The chicken was tough and stringy and the sauce was almost indescribable: it was sort of sweet, like orange juice, but also tasting of burnt sugar. The smell was not good. When I was a kid, my mom accidentally nuked a Fjord fork in the microwave; it was the worst smell I have ever experienced. (Sometimes I exaggerate things for the sake of the blog - this is not one of those times.) This orange chicken smelled very similar to that.
I microwaved it for three minutes and took it out, expecting the worst. And certainly it was not attractive. The crust was a soggy, sad little mess. But the flavor of the pizza was actually... really good. The cheese tasted more like real cheese than most frozen pizzas and the sauce and pepperoni were tasty, too.
I'm not going to make eating these a habit - it wasn't that good, not to mention it was almost 400 calories for something I ate in about three bites - but it was by far the best of the three lunches.
Posted by JustinM at 12:04 PM