Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Pre-packaged Goodness

I am a self-admitted frozen food snob. Sure, I enjoy a Marie Calendar Chicken Pot Pie every once in awhile, but most frozen food pretty much makes me gag. When a friend recently recommended the Smucker's Uncrustables frozen peanut butter sandwiches to me, I kind of figured they would fall into the "soggy and sad" category of frozen foods.

Boy, was I wrong.

These little pockets of soft white sandwich bread (with the crusts removed, naturally) are filled with creamy peanut butter and your choice of jellies or honey. I chose the strawberry jelly kind, and they are just heaven on earth. The peanut butter has the perfect smooth texture, and the ratio of peanut butter to jam is about 2:1. Perfect, in my book. Even the bread is perfect. Not soggy like I had imagined. Soft and springy, with the chewy texture you would expect from fresh white bread.

These make a perfect snack in the afternoons at work when you're starting to drag and you need a little pick-me-up. And if you stick a frozen one in your purse (or messenger bag) in the morning, it will be ready for you when you need it.

Sure, I know that they're not exactly health food - hello, high fructose corn syrup - but sometimes you need a peanut butter and jelly sandwich and you don't want to eat just two pieces out of an entire loaf of bread, which you will then proceed to forget about, and the entire thing will mold over like a science experiment until your husband finds it a month later and finally throws it away. Okay, maybe that's just me, but you get the point.


Classy&Sassy said...

Love it, sweetie! I'm a pb&j freak, so you know my mouth is watering!

Jennifer said...

I've never tried those, but, I LOVE peanut butter. I'll have to remember to get it at the store next time.

JR said...

Well typically in the afternoons I just pop a few diet pills, visit starbucks, yell at someone and I am ready to go until its time for a road rage episode in rush hour traffic....but I might have to try this...what kind of wine would you recommend with this snack? Maybe a nice chilled box of wine? hmmmmm, yes? goodie! :-)