Walking down the supermarket aisle, you see one mouthwatering photo after another.
But how does the food look when you get it home?
A lot of people have complained about the food not resembling the pretty pictures on
the box. So Consumer Reports evaluated more than three dozen products.
Some did appear as pictured. But testers found others whose photos didn’t come near
reality. For example, the package of Tabatchnick Tuscany Lentil Soup that shows pretty
red and green vegetables. But where are they once you heat the soup?
And the spaghetti and meatballs on the Banquet box do look appetizing. But the actual
meatballs are smaller and the spaghetti is in pieces, not strands. The Barbecue Steak
from Healthy Choice does look like what’s shown on the package, but there’s less than
you would expect. And “lean” is right with the Lean Pockets Pretzel Bread Sandwiches.
The picture on the box shows the chunky filling. But the pockets Consumer Reports
bought were far from full! So what can you do when your food isn’t picture-perfect?