Thursday, 13 October 2011

Eats and Treats: Maggi So Juicy

The 'Maggi - So Juicy' advert seemed to be popping up on TV enough times for me to take serious notice so I decided to purchase a pack to see what all the fuss was about. I bought the 'paprika for chicken' sachet from Tesco for 65p.



I did exactly as instructed in the ad (well, the back of the packet): Take the bag > Add in some chicken (cleaned and skinned beforehand-- I can't stand meat with skin on) > Pour in the recipe mix > tie it up > pop it in the dish > and bake it in the oven.

Just before I put it in the oven, my mind triggered back to the advert. It's apparently "so juicy that you don't even have to add oil". I poured a little inside just to be safe. Dry meat doesn't go down my throat. I also added some extra seasoning of my own just in case the  paprika didn't live up to my expectations. "Thyme and all purpose seasoning should do the job", I thought to myself.



It took about an hour to cook properly, during which time I regularly brought it out to give it a good shake, making sure every one of those drumsticks was getting its fair share of juice.



So juicy, eh? I'll be the judge of that. As it so happens, it actually was. I had it with roast potatoes and mixed vegetables.



Now, as tasty the chicken was, all the product is, in essence, is some seasoning in a packet that comes with a heat- resisitant plastic bag. Therefore, I need not buy the other flavours in the range. I can simply use my own seasoning, put it in a heat-proof bag and voila! I'd have the same results. Glad I tried it though. Satisfied my curiosity.

Have you tried anything culinary advertised on TV recently? Did it live up to your expectations or not?


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