In my enthusiasm after I joined Sam's Club I bought this.....
A large pan of Chicken Marsala.
I was anxious to try some of the "Pre-Made" entrees Sam's sells. If the price and quality was good it would make a nice emergency "no time to cook" meal.
It looks apetitzing in the cover art, yes?
I love Chicken Marsala so when I saw a sign that said "Chicken Marsala $5.88" I grabbed this package.
Well, obviously I didn't read the sign well, because the item was $5.88 a POUND......
This item rang up $17.13 and not the $5.88 I was expecting.
I didn't catch this fact until I got home because I bought other things in the order and didn't notice this price at the checkout.
I figured I wouldn't be buying this again at that price and once I opened the box up and found I was paying $5.88 lb. for mostly SAUCE that cinched it.
There were 3 small half chicken breasts(1 serving portions)in the box and they were swimming in sauce.
There also could have been more mushrooms in that sauce. The mushroom count was pitiful.
Now the sauce was tasty but at this price? Never again.
I'll break down and buy a bottle of Marsala wine and make my own sauce.
At $17.13 this came out to $5.71 a serving and I still had to provide/pay for side dishes for the rest of the meal.
At least I had the presence of mind to save the leftover sauce and stick it into the freezer. There was a full pint of sauce left and that's enough to just add my own chicken(and some mushrooms)and get another meal of Chicken Marsala out of this questionable purchase.
I could purchase 2 lbs. of chicken breast, fresh mushrooms and Marsala wine and make at least 3 full meals of Chicken Marsala(with plenty of the wine leftover to make it again some other time)for less than the $17.13 I spent on barely 3 servings and a shit ton of sauce.
So what food products have you bought that turned out to not be such the deal that you thought they were at the time?