Saturday Review: Pagoda Pork Egg Rolls

I was recently able to try a package of Pagoda snacks for free through BzzAgent in conjunction with Kroger. The tacky husband picked out the Pork Egg Rolls and we enjoyed them earlier this week. While the egg rolls were free, all opinions are my own.

The good: These things were crispy and delicious. If I hadn’t seen the box, I would not think they were from the frozen food section. Very tasty.

This egg roll is ready for its closeup.
This egg roll is ready for its closeup.

The okay: The sauce that came with it was just okay. It kind of overpowered the egg rolls, so we stopped using it after a taste or two. Also, I wish these came in a package larger than 4. Six just seems better; I like having plenty.

The bad: What I’m about to mention may not bother you, but it ventured all the way into the “bad” territory for me and will probably stop be from purchasing Pagoda snacks on any kind of regular basis. Each of the four egg rolls was individually packaged. Great if you are just looking to heat up one for a snack, but a lot of useless trash if you are planning to use them as appetizers or with dinner. And here is the biggie – these things took twenty minutes to cook in the over. Twenty minutes! Who wants to spend twenty minutes on a snack? Can you imagine pulling one of these egg rolls out as a snack and waiting twenty minutes to enjoy it. Hmmm. . . I was just really disappointed in that.

So much trash for four little egg rolls.
So much trash for four little egg rolls.

The verdict: So tasty, but impractical.

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