Thursday, July 2, 2009

Voila! Ain't So Complete!

So.... a few weeks ago, I decide to try something new for supper.

In a fit of fancy, I had purchased this Voila frozen dinner at Publix. It was on sale. I had the silly thought that we could give it a try on one of those busy nights when I didn't feel like REALLY cooking. It looked promising.

Check out the picture.

"Voila! -- A Complete Meal in 10 Minutes"

Maybe you can even read the ingredients: "Carrots, Broccoli and Red Peppers with White Chicken and Pasta in a Sesame Garlic Stir-Fry Sauce"

Yummmmm! you say? Okay, it does sound pretty good. All the healthy "colors" covered, right? Orange, green, red, etc.

So I follow directions, pour it out in my skillet. Hmmmm...interesting...but it looks like something's missing. So I look at the bag --then look in the skillet --then look IN the bag (its empty) -- then look in the skillet. Yep! Something just ain't right.

Then I got my camera.

Check out THIS picture:

Notice anything missing? Why not compare this to the bag picture?

Okay...not quite Pioneer Woman photography, but you can see there is something missing.

Oh, wait!!!! LOOK!! I found it!!!!

There IS broccoli!!! See? Right there...on the end of the spoon!!!

Here's a close-up shot...I found another piece of broccoli!!! Yay! No false advertising here! There really IS broccoli...just not quite what the picture promised.

Now considering I don't even LIKE broccoli it was no great personal loss to me. However, the rest of my family DOES like broccoli and it would probably have been the most nutritious part of the entire meal.

So what would YOU do?

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allhisblessings said...

Write them a letter with a cutout of the upc code and a description of what you found in the bag. I guarantee you they will send you coupons for freebies!

Laura said...

Pure craziness!

Kelley said...

Oh my, that's hilarious. I'd email them and send them a link to this blog post!

♥Bex♥ said...

I would sue (? sioux, soo, siu?? Not sure how to spell it. lol Is at least one of these right? hahaha)

Not having Broccoli in the stir fry should be a CRIME! The broccoli is the BEST part in the WHOLE thing!! They should be absolutely ashamed!! Sure is a good thing I wasn't there. LOL

-Love you! <3 -

Mama Weso said...

I bought those Voilas when they were BOGO and I had a coupon for another $1 off. Bought 2 of each flavor to feed the fam ... only guess what? No one in my fam likes them! And I must admit, I wasn't overly thrilled either except with the ease of preparation. We'll take our broccoli by the bowlful on the side, tyvm.

Emily DeLisle said...

I could send the company a link to your blog like I did when you shoes fell apart.

mamajil said...

I agree with everyone them include a link to your blog and the pics.....also add your mailing address maybe they will send you a coupon or a refund....
I must say it is a funny post!
Keep us updated on what the company did to make it up to you...

Chel's Leaving a Legacy said...

My kids would have ADORED it without the broccoli. They would have said it was Providence! lol

♥Bex♥ said...

are you EVER gonna stop making me into a even bigger loser on Waka Waka and post something? HELLO!! It's been almost 2 months since your last post! TWO MONTHS! Write something about our trip or something. idk! I LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!

Chel's Leaving a Legacy said...

Just checking in on you! I have missed seeing you on Facebook, but I'm actually getting more done around my home AND blogging again since I deactivated my account! lol

Let us know whatcha been up to!