Are Great Value BBQ Pork Rib Sandwiches any good?
Let’s be clear, this product won’t win any gourmet prizes. That said, if you’re looking to satisfy a very specific fast food itch year long round – this might be the best processed faux-rib sandwich we’ve found for preparation at home.
It’ll come as no surprise what this product is trying to emulate; a certain fast food brands oft time special, that blinks in and out of existence on menus up and down the land – is a hot ticket item when it’s around. But what to do when it’s not? Several brands have stepped in to try and ease your cravings right from the comfort of your own home.
The processed meat is more noticeably less mushy than others, with a decent mouthfeel. While the BBQ sauce is expectedly sweet, its a few notches less cloying than it’s peers. So much so, I didn’t feel overwhelmed after finishing the sandwiches. Lastly the cornmeal bun is commendable too, remaining relatively non-mushy after a good 90 seconds under high microwave heat.
To emulate the famous fast food original you might want to add some onion and sliced dill pickle. Certainly I will next time around, the acidity would be a lovely foil to all the sweetness.
Of course, couch all of the above in the fact that this is demonstrably junk food first and foremost – don’t expect an epicurean experience worthy of poetry here. If you know what you’re getting into though, this is our favorite faux-rib sandwich from a grocery store.
Great Value BBQ Pork Rib Sandwiches – what’s in the box?
Great Value BBQ Pork Rib Sandwiches
Heres the sandwich frozen (the layers easily come apart while frozen), cooked and a cross section of the final cooked product.
Great Value BBQ Pork Rib Sandwiches cooking instructions, nutrition and ingredients
Cooking is satisfyingly immediate – requiring just 60-90 seconds in a microwave. Open one end of the plastic pack, hit go and you’ll be digging in sharpish.
Nutritionally – it goes without saying, you probably don’t want to look at the package here 😉
How much are Great Value BBQ Pork Rib Sandwiches
I paid $5.97 for this pack of four sandwiches as of April 2019. At a mere $1.50 per sandwich they’re more than fair, and about half the price of the famous fast food equivalent.
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Hi, I’m Stuart, nice to meet you! I’m the founder, writer and wrangler at Gastronomic SLC – Utah’s biggest and oldest online food magazine; I’m also a former restaurant critic of more than five years, working for the Salt Lake Tribune. I’ve worked extensively with multiple local publications from Visit Salt Lake to Salt Lake Magazine, not least helped to consult on national TV shows.
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