This new product from Stouffer’s sounds like the stuff of dreams. Take the comforting charm’s of the classic pot pie, but remake it into bite size poppable pieces. Who wouldn’t love that? Inside this cardboard package you’ll find a non-resealable plastic bag and seventeen frozen pot pie bites.
Cooking: You can bake or air fry these, cooking from frozen. Given their small size they cook up a lot quicker than a full size pot pie.
Taste and texture: Any initial excitement you might have is immediately deflated by inspection of the exterior shell. It’s nothing like the pastry found on any manner of pot pies, flaky and rich and buttery. It’s more of a coating and batter than pastry.
Things get worse inside. The filling quickly congeals into an unappealing sludge. It’s thick and pasty and as it cools, it transitions from interesting to unpleasant. There’s minimal in the way of identifiable vegetable and chicken pieces and the bites are very salty.
Overall: I really didn’t enjoy this product at all, in fact it’s hard to point to any positives other than the concept in general. To promise the allure of a pot pie, then not even come through on the pastry, is a huge fumble. The bites could be saved by a stellar filling, but the contents here are subpar, and frankly unappetizing. The concept is great, but the execution needs to go back to the drawing board.
Stouffer’s Chicken Pot Pie Bites cooking and nutrition
Are Stouffer's Chicken Pot Pie Bites any good?
I’m afraid to say I really didn’t enjoy this product. The exterior coating is nothing like a pot pie, and the filling is unappealing.
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