This one oozes fancy pants vibes. Behold the gold and black packaging, the Kroger Private Selection labeling, and oh, what’s that – Angus Beef! This one must be something special right?
Inside the cardboard sleeve you’ll find six handsomely portioned burgers weighing in at a third of a pound each; freezer paper interleaves each burger to stop them sticking. You’ll still need a butter knife to pry em apart mind you.
Cooking: Grill em, fry em, broil em, heck I even air fried some. They go right from the freezer to your chosen method of cooking.
Taste and texture: In a word, they’re ok. Don’t expect your socks to be blown off in amazement. I personally find Angus beef as much a marketing tagline as ‘sushi grade’ when it comes to fish. It means very little in practice, but it sure sounds good. These burgers are densely formed, which may or may not be a plus point for you.
Verdict: Frozen burgers never quite stack up to freshly made. The end result is always a little more listless. The flip side is that they are of course really convenient to have on hand for whenever you get that craving. But $13.99? It’s a pass for me. I feel like I’m paying more for all the razzmatazz than any materially better flavor.
Kroger Private Selection Angus Beef Burgers packaging
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