Review: Zatarain’s Shrimp Alfredo

I have seen advertisements for Zatarain’s products in the past but had never gotten around to trying them until New Year’s Eve, when my fiancée and I wanted something different for dinner.

I ended up buying myself a Shrimp Alfredo dinner from this brand and, when I did, I wasn’t sure what to expect. It did cost me under $3, but I wasn’t sure if that was a great deal or if there was a reason for such a low price.

I ended up making this dinner shortly after getting home from work (yes, I had to work on New Year’s Eve) because I was getting a bit hungry by that time. I figured it would be enough to satisfy me but I would be hungry for the various snacks I had also picked up for later.

When I first opened this dinner up, I wasn’t expecting too much from it. It didn’t look like there was a whole lot of food in that bowl. In fact, I didn’t think it would even be enough to hold me over until our at-home party (which started around 7 that night).

However, it turned out to be much more filling than expected. It didn’t look like much at first, but there was plenty of pasta and sauce and a generous amount of shrimp mixed in with it. I ended up being satisfied to the point where I wasn’t even hungry until almost midnight.

In terms of taste, this product was definitely impressive. Because Zatarain’s offers a taste of New Orleans, I was a bit afraid it would be extremely spicy. But, while there was definitely a peppery taste to it, it proved to be mild enough where I had no problem eating it. And, because of that peppery taste, the Zatarain’s dinner offered something completely different from other shrimp Alfredo products I have purchased in the frozen foods section in the past.

The food was easy to make, I only had to put it in my microwave for about 4 minutes. That means it would be a convenient product to have during my lunch hour because I don’t have to worry about it taking too long to make.

Overall, I have to say I was surprised by the Zatarain’s dinner. I would definitely buy this product and some of their other products again, especially if I’m in the mood for something that is affordable yet different for dinner or lunch. Two thumbs up!

Leave your comments if you have to, I’d be grateful to have them. This is actually my first review for this blog.  I promise to bring more, more about food and more about life.

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