Hormel Compleats

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Hormel Compleats

Post by jfko6 » Mon Oct 29, 2007 4:08 pm

More en-tree items added to their menu. More to come. Attached is a link to Hormel's current line of en-tree items:
http://www.hormelfoods.com/brands/horme ... leats.aspx

I tried some of these and can say well... they're pretty good, easy, and handy especially if you're on the move.

My preference is boiling and after about 10 minutes it's done. In water the tray cooks evenly and returns nice and HOT. You can throw several in a big pot of water which is more than a microwave can handle. The whole family can enjoy these in 10 minutes.

Some go well with rye bread.

The plastic covering isn't easily pulled back. Trays labeled with an indelible marker will make them easy to identify after they go into the pot.

I poke little holes in the top with my Old Hickory ice pick from Ontario Knife Co. if I decide to microwave the tray.
http://www.ontarioknife.com/oldhickory.html
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Post by kman » Mon Oct 29, 2007 4:18 pm

I've been eating a bunch of these lately for lunch and have been taking a bunch of pics. I'll try to get some reviews posted tonight. Overall, they're pretty good.

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Post by DangerousDave » Mon Oct 29, 2007 5:54 pm

Hormel got it right with these, about "10 years ago". These are essentially mre entrees/starch side included, in a different kind of packaging. You can eat these "Cold", like me. However, I like to nuke them for a minute. My favorite is Turkey/Dressing. Heck, you can get them for $1.19 if you look around. :wink:

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Post by kman » Mon Oct 29, 2007 11:13 pm

Wow - $1.19 - where do you find them for that little? The best I've seen is at Wal-mart for about $1.98 or so.

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Post by kman » Tue Oct 30, 2007 12:28 am

Hey guys - I just put up a new web page about the Hormel Compleats:

http://www.mreinfo.com/reviews/civilian ... leats.html

I also have pictures for five separate reviews but I'm getting too tired to put them up tonight so they'll have to wait until tomorrow. Until there, here are some pics:

Chicken & Dumplings
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Chicken & Rice
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Chili 'n Mac
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Chili 'n Penne
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Chili 'n Spuds
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Post by C-rats » Tue Oct 30, 2007 1:43 pm

These are truly VERY tasty! But my local Super Wal Mart sells them for $2.00 each (so yeah, give it up `Dangerous where you're getting them so cheap! :x )

My favorites are the chicken breast w/ mashed potatoes, chicken breast w/ stuffing, and beef "tips" in gravy w/ mashed potatoes......YUM-YUM!! :P



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(by the way......just what the hell is a beef "tip" anyway? or do I really want to know?? :shock: )


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Post by DangerousDave » Tue Oct 30, 2007 5:03 pm

I work for Wal*Mart. I get a discount. :wink:

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Post by kman » Tue Oct 30, 2007 5:48 pm

Here are all the reviews I've done lately for Hormel meals:

Civilian Reviews Section:
http://www.mreinfo.com/reviews/civilian/

http://www.mreinfo.com/reviews/civilian ... lings.html
http://www.mreinfo.com/reviews/civilian ... -rice.html
http://www.mreinfo.com/reviews/civilian ... i-mac.html
http://www.mreinfo.com/reviews/civilian ... penne.html
http://www.mreinfo.com/reviews/civilian ... spuds.html

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If any of you guys want to do some reviews, eat away and send me the pictures! I'll put them up on the website asap.

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Post by Lifesaver » Tue Oct 30, 2007 8:57 pm

Do you have Big Lots stores near you?? I have gotten them there fro $.99 to $1.29 a meal. It depends on the type. You might want to check them out. They had some last time I was in there. I got 6 or 10. I forget what flavor. I'd have to go look in the pantry.

C-rats wrote:These are truly VERY tasty! But my local Super Wal Mart sells them for $2.00 each (so yeah, give it up `Dangerous where you're getting them so cheap! :x )

My favorites are the chicken breast w/ mashed potatoes, chicken breast w/ stuffing, and beef "tips" in gravy w/ mashed potatoes......YUM-YUM!! :P



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(by the way......just what the hell is a beef "tip" anyway? or do I really want to know?? :shock: )


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Post by kman » Tue Oct 30, 2007 9:09 pm

Now that you mention it, Lifesaver, I do recall getting a bunch of these from Big Lots the last time I was there. If I recall correctly, they had Salisbury Steak and Meatloaf - two of my favorites!

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