I told my husband and daughter that they had a blogging job. That job was to be my personal taste testers for an in home lasagna taste test. Let’s just say I had some very willing participates. My daughter LOVES lasagna (as long as it has meat) so she was very excited to be helping out. During our weekly grocery trip we purchased the three lasagna meals pictured above. For dinner one night I made all three and our taste test began.
We used several factors in our taste test
This one I did not involve my taste testers but scrutinized the labels myself. When it comes to ingredients B (Michael Angelo’s) won hands down. The ingredient list is small and easy to read with real ingredients. As for the nutrition label it depends on what you are looking for. A (Marie Callender’s) had the least calories, fat, and protein. B (Michael Angelo’s) and C (Stouffer’s) were pretty close in nutritional facts.
I asked both my daughter and husband to look at each lasagna meal and tell me which one looked the best. Lasagna A was too soupy they both agreed. It was a toss up between B and C. For looks they both thought C (Stouffer’s) looked the best. It was smaller and the lasagna didn’t sink in as much as B and looked like it had a lot of cheese.
I then asked them both to smell each one. Then both agreed again it was between B and C, in the end C (Stouffer’s) was voted as smelling the best.
I asked my husband only to tell me what he thought as he sliced each lasagna meal. A (Michael Angelo’s) definitely cute more like real lasagna. The noodles were firm like home made. A (Marie Callender’s) was soupy and B (Stouffer’s) was definitely mushy.
Of course at the end of the day it all comes down to taste. For this one I had to jump in. My husband and daughter took a bite of each meal savory each bite to really get a good idea of which one they liked the best.
C (Stouffer’s) was immediately eliminated when it came to taste, all three of us did not care for the Stouffer’s which proves just because something may smell and look good does not mean it taste good. For me personally there was an easy winner and that was Michael Angelo’s. I could really taste the ricotta cheese and the noodles were firm. The Marie Callender’s had way too much tomato for me. My daughter also agreed with me and chose Michael Angelo’s. My husband decided to take another bite of each A and B. He had a hard time decided which one he liked best. In the end his decision was A Marie Callender’s, though it was a very small winning margin.
We had a great time doing our in home taste test and it is a fun way to see what people really enjoy. The next week when I was at work I noticed one of my co-workers was eating Stouffer’s lasagna. I immediately told him if he thought that was good he really should try Michael Angelo’s LOL!
Disclaimer: We received a gift card to purchase the product for our in home taste test. All opinions are my own. You may read more of my disclosure.