Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Lean Cuisine ruined my lasagna :o(

I've been buying Lean Cuisine's lasagna with meat sauce for several years. It reminded me of the lasagna I'd get at Olive Garden --- mildly spicy without large chunks of tomatoes and plenty of meat. A few weeks ago I tried another brand and didn't like it as much -- it tasted strange. Tonight I had a LC lasagna, and guess what? They've apparently changed to the same recipe as the other brand. Ugh.

There wasn't much meat in the sauce; hell, there wasn't much sauce! I found several tomato chunks the size of a small grape, and I truly hate chomping down on stewed tomatoes! The worst part was when I bit down on something that tasted kind of like licorice --- it might have been caraway. Now, I don't like the taste of licorice anyway, but I sure didn't expect to find it in my lasagna! It's been an hour and I still haven't managed to get the nasty taste out of my mouth. :o(

Why do companies do this? It seems like they play with recipes just because they can. The box says "new recipe" (which I wish I'd noticed when I bought it), but has nothing to indicate they changed it to reduce calories or sodium or for any other healthful reason. It used to have plenty of cheese; now the cheese is nearly nonexistent. My advice to them is CHANGE IT BACK!!!!!

I've got another one in the freezer, but it will be a while before I can bring myself to eat it. First I have to forget the way it tasted!


Anonymous said...

I know what you mean, I hate when they change something and it tastes awful. More than that I hate when I find something I really like and they stop making it all together. I've had this happen to me alot!

Right As Rain Creations said...

I hate that too! Why change a good thing? I get they are skimping to try to get more profit - and they added other stuff to try to fudge the taste so you didn't notice the lack of meat and cheese. :(

Krazy Kate Designs said...

I felt for you all the way! That's disappointing!

Anonymous said...

I also dislike the new recipe. The old one was one of my favorite things to eat. I would buy several on each shopping trip to make sure I had enough for emergency lunches when I didn't have time to prepare. I won't buy them any more. I'm going to let Lean Cuisine know. Maybe they'll bring back the old recipe.