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(Fox News)   Chef Boyardee chicken and rice bowls now come with a surprise ingredient: beef ravioli. Although if you're eating Chef Boyardee you're probably already shame-eating and won't care   (foxnews.com) divider line
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2019-03-11 07:08:32 PM  
CBRSB:
When I was a teen I had a huge thing for Chef Boyardee ravioli.. years later I got a can mostly for the nostalgia, and threw out basically the whole can after the first bite... They had changed everything about it in the time since I enjoyed it so. The sauce was sweet, not tomato-ee, sweet like a thin orange jam that started with tomatoes with tiny mouse poo sized nuggets of suspiciously mouse poo shaped "meat", the pasta was softer and had no bite at all, not that it had much bite back in the day, (canned pasta, seriously, hello) but there was a noticeable texture between the sauce and meat back then, not so much recently, a barrier to hold the "meat" in little square packets but somehow without substance. The less said about the "meat" the better, it had a passing acquaintance to actual meat before if only by (artificial) flavor, and I'm gonna stop right there about the more recent effort.
/CBRSB

/Chef Boyardee Ravioli Story Bro
 
2019-03-11 07:47:19 PM  
My son likes them because his mom buys them at her place, but I refuse to allow them in my house. My grandmother (full blood Italian) would rise from the grave to smack the shiat out of me.
 
2019-03-11 08:04:00 PM  

ArkAngel: My son likes them because his mom buys them at her place, but I refuse to allow them in my house. My grandmother (full blood Italian) would rise from the grave to smack the shiat out of me.


She still might, just for not having words with your ex about that garbage. or that your son doesn't know the difference.
 
2019-03-11 08:09:08 PM  
The ravioli is filled with the same meat Taco Bell uses sawdust and sauce.
 
2019-03-11 08:16:04 PM  

uncleacid: The ravioli is filled with the same meat Taco Bell uses sawdust and sauce.


No. Even that would have more texture.
 
2019-03-11 09:10:28 PM  

sno man: CBRSB:
When I was a teen I had a huge thing for Chef Boyardee ravioli.. years later I got a can mostly for the nostalgia, and threw out basically the whole can after the first bite... They had changed everything about it in the time since I enjoyed it so. The sauce was sweet, not tomato-ee, sweet like a thin orange jam that started with tomatoes with tiny mouse poo sized nuggets of suspiciously mouse poo shaped "meat", the pasta was softer and had no bite at all, not that it had much bite back in the day, (canned pasta, seriously, hello) but there was a noticeable texture between the sauce and meat back then, not so much recently, a barrier to hold the "meat" in little square packets but somehow without substance. The less said about the "meat" the better, it had a passing acquaintance to actual meat before if only by (artificial) flavor, and I'm gonna stop right there about the more recent effort.
/CBRSB

/Chef Boyardee Ravioli Story Bro


I had similar experience a few months ago. After a couple of decades I couldn't believe how bad their ravioli had gotten.
 
2019-03-11 09:11:18 PM  
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2019-03-11 09:35:49 PM  
My favorite nostalgia meal is the Chef Boyardee Spaghetti and meat balls. One can + toaster oven garlic bread. Take left over hot dog buns spread butter and garlic powder and Italian herbs mix with a small sprinkle of shredded Mozzarella and toast till light brown. Then serve with a tall glass of milk preferably whole white and for dessert Swiss rolls.

(Yes this is not the most elegant thing in the world but I have been though a lot of crap where if I couldn't afford anything I could afford this for 7 days.
 
2019-03-11 09:43:57 PM  

sno man: CBRSB:
When I was a teen I had a huge thing for Chef Boyardee ravioli.. years later I got a can mostly for the nostalgia, and threw out basically the whole can after the first bite... They had changed everything about it in the time since I enjoyed it so. The sauce was sweet, not tomato-ee, sweet like a thin orange jam that started with tomatoes with tiny mouse poo sized nuggets of suspiciously mouse poo shaped "meat", the pasta was softer and had no bite at all, not that it had much bite back in the day, (canned pasta, seriously, hello) but there was a noticeable texture between the sauce and meat back then, not so much recently, a barrier to hold the "meat" in little square packets but somehow without substance. The less said about the "meat" the better, it had a passing acquaintance to actual meat before if only by (artificial) flavor, and I'm gonna stop right there about the more recent effort.
/CBRSB

/Chef Boyardee Ravioli Story Bro


The difference between nostalgia and reality, it's always been shiat, you were just hungrier then
 
2019-03-11 09:46:15 PM  

uncleacid: The ravioli is filled with the same meat Taco Bell uses sawdust and sauce.


Just stop with this it's a dumb meme
 
2019-03-11 09:47:06 PM  
I like Chef Boyardee Beefaroni. But one can (which according to the nutrition label is two servings) isn't even filling. Eating that stuff is an easy way to put on the pounds.
 
2019-03-11 09:54:20 PM  
So, can I buy them at $0.10 on the dollar?  I mean, the only thing wrong is "chicken" instead of "beef".

/ never had a can, no idea how they taste
// if it sucks, well then
/// I just donate 19 cans and take the $2 off next year's taxes
 
2019-03-11 10:07:19 PM  
But what's the likelihood of someone being allergic to whatever is in the ravioli but isn't in the chicken concoction? Are there people who are allergic to beef?
 
2019-03-11 10:18:31 PM  
It isn't shame eating if you aren't eating it straight from the can, unheated, with a pickle fork because it's the only clean utensil in the house that isn't actually a dried out Bic pen.

/been there
/cold ravioli is best ravioli, if your only option is canned
 
2019-03-11 10:23:29 PM  

chitownmike: sno man: CBRSB:
When I was a teen I had a huge thing for Chef Boyardee ravioli.. years later I got a can mostly for the nostalgia, and threw out basically the whole can after the first bite... They had changed everything about it in the time since I enjoyed it so. The sauce was sweet, not tomato-ee, sweet like a thin orange jam that started with tomatoes with tiny mouse poo sized nuggets of suspiciously mouse poo shaped "meat", the pasta was softer and had no bite at all, not that it had much bite back in the day, (canned pasta, seriously, hello) but there was a noticeable texture between the sauce and meat back then, not so much recently, a barrier to hold the "meat" in little square packets but somehow without substance. The less said about the "meat" the better, it had a passing acquaintance to actual meat before if only by (artificial) flavor, and I'm gonna stop right there about the more recent effort.
/CBRSB

/Chef Boyardee Ravioli Story Bro

The difference between nostalgia and reality, it's always been shiat, you were just hungrier then


Smart anyway but it actually was way less shiat, ago
 
2019-03-11 10:54:56 PM  

sno man: chitownmike: sno man: CBRSB:
When I was a teen I had a huge thing for Chef Boyardee ravioli.. years later I got a can mostly for the nostalgia, and threw out basically the whole can after the first bite... They had changed everything about it in the time since I enjoyed it so. The sauce was sweet, not tomato-ee, sweet like a thin orange jam that started with tomatoes with tiny mouse poo sized nuggets of suspiciously mouse poo shaped "meat", the pasta was softer and had no bite at all, not that it had much bite back in the day, (canned pasta, seriously, hello) but there was a noticeable texture between the sauce and meat back then, not so much recently, a barrier to hold the "meat" in little square packets but somehow without substance. The less said about the "meat" the better, it had a passing acquaintance to actual meat before if only by (artificial) flavor, and I'm gonna stop right there about the more recent effort.
/CBRSB

/Chef Boyardee Ravioli Story Bro

The difference between nostalgia and reality, it's always been shiat, you were just hungrier then

Smart anyway but it actually was way less shiat, ago


The canned tortellini and patio burritos got me through high school.
 
2019-03-11 10:59:16 PM  
Eh. It's not artisan food from that obscure restaurant you all go to but I like the Chef Boyardee single serve stuff. It's quick and easy. Hell you don't even have to heat it up.

/suck it, haters
 
2019-03-11 11:18:37 PM  
I work in a food production facility.
We have check upon check to make sure the wrong carton never goes on our product.
To the extent that you can be terminated for having the wrong cartons on your line.
QA does multiple checks, including testing in their lab and all the lines have cameras that take a picture of every carton that passes them on the line to ensure that nothing was printed incorrectly or somehow an incorrect carton found its way into the product stream.
The fact that they are having to do a recall makes me worry about the standards they are running at the plant where this food was made.
 
2019-03-11 11:24:47 PM  
That's Chef Boiardi, heathen.
 
2019-03-11 11:29:44 PM  
Since I've been a 5 years old examining a used Chef can I still want to know what Franco-American means (yes I know)
 
2019-03-11 11:33:20 PM  

skinink: I like Chef Boyardee Beefaroni. But one can (which according to the nutrition label is two servings) isn't even filling. Eating that stuff is an easy way to put on the pounds.


Hey, it's something you can eat straight from the can when you're on a bender and need food 🥘 before drinking again.
 
2019-03-12 03:35:10 AM  
The generic stuff tastes better
 
2019-03-12 04:13:53 AM  

sno man: CBRSB:
When I was a teen I had a huge thing for Chef Boyardee ravioli.. years later I got a can mostly for the nostalgia, and threw out basically the whole can after the first bite... They had changed everything about it in the time since I enjoyed it so. The sauce was sweet, not tomato-ee, sweet like a thin orange jam that started with tomatoes with tiny mouse poo sized nuggets of suspiciously mouse poo shaped "meat", the pasta was softer and had no bite at all, not that it had much bite back in the day, (canned pasta, seriously, hello) but there was a noticeable texture between the sauce and meat back then, not so much recently, a barrier to hold the "meat" in little square packets but somehow without substance. The less said about the "meat" the better, it had a passing acquaintance to actual meat before if only by (artificial) flavor, and I'm gonna stop right there about the more recent effort.
/CBRSB

/Chef Boyardee Ravioli Story Bro


All of the canned pasta sucks.

Back when my son was a toddler, he liked the canned spaghetti & meatballs occasionally. One day we had to run out before he was done. When we came back, we found that the cat had cleaned his plate while we were gone. All the remaining pasta and tomato sauce had been eaten... Only thing left behind was a bunch of alleged 'meatballs', on an otherwise licked-clean plate.

/I'd guess they make them out from 50% cardboard, 50% factory floor sweepings, with the occasional spider for protein.
 
2019-03-12 08:16:07 AM  

wildcardjack: skinink: I like Chef Boyardee Beefaroni. But one can (which according to the nutrition label is two servings) isn't even filling. Eating that stuff is an easy way to put on the pounds.

Hey, it's something you can eat straight from the can when you're on a bender and need food 🥘 before drinking again.


Goddamn right. I got a dozen cans in the pantry. Beefaroni has a most inoffensive flavor profile, easily digestible and super convenient.

Hey, stop judging me.
 
2019-03-12 08:16:53 AM  
My shame binge is usually corn dogs dipped in a bowl of Chef Boyardee.
 
2019-03-12 08:32:52 AM  

sno man: CBRSB:
When I was a teen I had a huge thing for Chef Boyardee ravioli.. years later I got a can mostly for the nostalgia, and threw out basically the whole can after the first bite... They had changed everything about it in the time since I enjoyed it so. The sauce was sweet, not tomato-ee, sweet like a thin orange jam that started with tomatoes with tiny mouse poo sized nuggets of suspiciously mouse poo shaped "meat", the pasta was softer and had no bite at all, not that it had much bite back in the day, (canned pasta, seriously, hello) but there was a noticeable texture between the sauce and meat back then, not so much recently, a barrier to hold the "meat" in little square packets but somehow without substance. The less said about the "meat" the better, it had a passing acquaintance to actual meat before if only by (artificial) flavor, and I'm gonna stop right there about the more recent effort.
/CBRSB

/Chef Boyardee Ravioli Story Bro


Guess what? 

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2019-03-12 08:40:01 AM  

sno man: chitownmike: sno man: CBRSB:
When I was a teen I had a huge thing for Chef Boyardee ravioli.. years later I got a can mostly for the nostalgia, and threw out basically the whole can after the first bite... They had changed everything about it in the time since I enjoyed it so. The sauce was sweet, not tomato-ee, sweet like a thin orange jam that started with tomatoes with tiny mouse poo sized nuggets of suspiciously mouse poo shaped "meat", the pasta was softer and had no bite at all, not that it had much bite back in the day, (canned pasta, seriously, hello) but there was a noticeable texture between the sauce and meat back then, not so much recently, a barrier to hold the "meat" in little square packets but somehow without substance. The less said about the "meat" the better, it had a passing acquaintance to actual meat before if only by (artificial) flavor, and I'm gonna stop right there about the more recent effort.
/CBRSB

/Chef Boyardee Ravioli Story Bro

The difference between nostalgia and reality, it's always been shiat, you were just hungrier then

Smart anyway but it actually was way less shiat, ago


I liked their ravioli well into adulthood and would occasionally indulge in a can. Nostalgia had nothing to do with it. A few years ago I bought some and yeah, it had changed for the worse. Thought maybe it was just a bad batch, but when I gave it another chance later, it was just as awful. And so I bade a sad farewell to the Chef, and now I stick with generic mac and cheese from a box for my occasional garbage food fix.
 
2019-03-12 08:52:24 AM  

Shadow Blasko: sno man: CBRSB:
When I was a teen I had a huge thing for Chef Boyardee ravioli.. years later I got a can mostly for the nostalgia, and threw out basically the whole can after the first bite... They had changed everything about it in the time since I enjoyed it so. The sauce was sweet, not tomato-ee, sweet like a thin orange jam that started with tomatoes with tiny mouse poo sized nuggets of suspiciously mouse poo shaped "meat", the pasta was softer and had no bite at all, not that it had much bite back in the day, (canned pasta, seriously, hello) but there was a noticeable texture between the sauce and meat back then, not so much recently, a barrier to hold the "meat" in little square packets but somehow without substance. The less said about the "meat" the better, it had a passing acquaintance to actual meat before if only by (artificial) flavor, and I'm gonna stop right there about the more recent effort.
/CBRSB

/Chef Boyardee Ravioli Story Bro

Guess what? 

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Holy shiat, really???

I will definitely try this if I can find it. Probably pay more for it, too. No way in hell they're gonna say, "Sorry we farked up" and just fix the problem. Bastards.
 
2019-03-12 09:04:21 AM  

Madison_Smiled: Shadow Blasko: sno man: CBRSB:
When I was a teen I had a huge thing for Chef Boyardee ravioli.. years later I got a can mostly for the nostalgia, and threw out basically the whole can after the first bite... They had changed everything about it in the time since I enjoyed it so. The sauce was sweet, not tomato-ee, sweet like a thin orange jam that started with tomatoes with tiny mouse poo sized nuggets of suspiciously mouse poo shaped "meat", the pasta was softer and had no bite at all, not that it had much bite back in the day, (canned pasta, seriously, hello) but there was a noticeable texture between the sauce and meat back then, not so much recently, a barrier to hold the "meat" in little square packets but somehow without substance. The less said about the "meat" the better, it had a passing acquaintance to actual meat before if only by (artificial) flavor, and I'm gonna stop right there about the more recent effort.
/CBRSB

/Chef Boyardee Ravioli Story Bro

Guess what? 

[img.fark.net image 355x355]

Holy shiat, really???

I will definitely try this if I can find it. Probably pay more for it, too. No way in hell they're gonna say, "Sorry we farked up" and just fix the problem. Bastards.


I found it here at Giant Eagle (Local Kroger-type place) and it was .99 a can.

//Bought a flat. It was good.
 
2019-03-12 10:21:55 AM  

Shadow Blasko: sno man: CBRSB:
When I was a teen I had a huge thing for Chef Boyardee ravioli.. years later I got a can mostly for the nostalgia, and threw out basically the whole can after the first bite... They had changed everything about it in the time since I enjoyed it so. The sauce was sweet, not tomato-ee, sweet like a thin orange jam that started with tomatoes with tiny mouse poo sized nuggets of suspiciously mouse poo shaped "meat", the pasta was softer and had no bite at all, not that it had much bite back in the day, (canned pasta, seriously, hello) but there was a noticeable texture between the sauce and meat back then, not so much recently, a barrier to hold the "meat" in little square packets but somehow without substance. The less said about the "meat" the better, it had a passing acquaintance to actual meat before if only by (artificial) flavor, and I'm gonna stop right there about the more recent effort.
/CBRSB

/Chef Boyardee Ravioli Story Bro

Guess what? 

[img.fark.net image 355x355]


O_o
..
..
...hunh.
 
2019-03-12 10:48:04 AM  
While I dont eat it regularly, I always keep a stock of various Chef cans in the pantry.  I know what to expect and i still like it as a 40 some year old with a tall glass of milk if I need a quicky meal.

As a kid I used to have spaghettiOs at grandmom's house and loved them.  I tried them as an adult and I just couldnt get past the sauce.  almost a medicine flavor.  I didnt like it at all.  A bummer since i always liked the one with the little hot dog slices.
 
2019-03-12 04:51:37 PM  

Derek Force: While I dont eat it regularly, I always keep a stock of various Chef cans in the pantry.  I know what to expect and i still like it as a 40 some year old with a tall glass of milk if I need a quicky meal.

As a kid I used to have spaghettiOs at grandmom's house and loved them.  I tried them as an adult and I just couldnt get past the sauce.  almost a medicine flavor.  I didnt like it at all.  A bummer since i always liked the one with the little hot dog slices.


I think the hot dog slices were an ad in and probably contributed to the flavor of the sauce
 
2019-03-12 04:59:16 PM  
Way back in boy scouts, when we went on a campout or backpack trip, mom and dad went somewhere for a weekend to themselves, and would always come home sunday evening. When i got home, id open up a can of beefaroni, heat it and gobble it up. Then off to the bathtub for a couple hours. Simple pleasures...
 
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