27 July 2010

A review of Buitoni Shrimp and Lobster Ravioli

Can it possibly be since March that I updated my blog?  Where has the time gone!?  Well, I'll tell you, between Little League, summer vacation, and those darn time sucking Facebook games, as well as devouring multiple volumes of Agatha Christie, time just seems to fly!

A few weeks (months?) ago, I received a coupon in the mail thanks to Buitoni and Foodbuzz for a free Buitoni frozen entree.  Yeah for free!  I chose the Buitoni Reserva Shrimp and Lobster Ravioli with Garlic Butter Sauce.

The ravioli was super easy to prepare.  Basically, bring water to a boil while floating the bag of frozen sauce in it, then add your pasta.  Remove the bag, drain the pasta, and pour the hot sauce over the ravioli.  I enjoyed the flavor of the pasta but the texture of the shrimp in the ravioli was a slightly unpleasant contrast to the creamy lobster.  At first, I was a little intimidated by the $8.99 price point on the ravioli, thinking I would never pay that much (if it wasn't free), but after trying it and being blown away by the sheer ease of preparation, I figured getting 3-4 servings from it was well worth the $3.00 a person it would work out to be.

All in all, it was a good product.  Phenomenal ease of preparation, good taste and a good price point made up for the slightly gummy texture of the shrimp.  I would consider buying this again if I needed solid dinner prepared really quickly.