Ah, the great outdoors…There is nothing quite like waking up to the echo of birdsong or the gentle tremble of breeze rippling against the nylon of your tent. And you certainly can’t beat your first dip in an icy cold river on a sweltering summer day. But when you do chose to trek into the wilderness, are you actually expected to give up the necessities, such as shelter and warmth and nachos? Of course not! Proving to us first that you don’t have to lose the luxuries when you go into the woods, and secondly that when it comes to nutritional information, if you have to ask, you truly don’t want to know, the good folks at Lunchables have given us their take on our favorite food. They’re portable, stackable, and it’s debatable as to whether they have to be kept cold. It’s also debatable whether or not they’re simply bad or just plain awful. Let’s review:
- Appearance: (1) After peeling back the plastic sheathe, we were met with a presentation reminiscent of some of our least favorite stadium nachos. Boring and ugly, though we appreciated the splash of color provided by the salsa.
- Quality: (1.2) Some of the guest patrollers on this trip might argue this with us, but we’ve done enough reviews to know bad quality when we taste it. Yes, the cheese sauce was about on par with something purchased from the canned goods isle of your local 7-11 and the chips were surprisingly crunchy, but any joy these Lunchables gave us can probably be credited more directly to our dining locale rather than the actual fare. Sorry Tim…Things just taste better around a camp fire.
- Distribution: (.9) Distribution? Who would have heard of such a thing?! They get exactly .9 points for realizing to make the chips smaller, thus avoiding the dreaded “nesting chip” syndrome.
- Price: (10) We can’t be certain about this, but it’s tough to beat $1. Of course, individual results (and grocery store 10 for $10 sales) may vary.
- Overall: 13.1/40
If desperate times call for desperate measures (and in this case, they most certainly did), then Lunchable nachos might just be the snack for you. We grew up eating Lunchables, and though we would never feed these to our children, it’s a comfort to know that even when you find yourself in Bumblefuck Campground, NY, you can still reverse the positive effects of fresh air and exercise by busting open a box of ‘chos.