What the product promises:
The front of the package does not say much. It simply has the blue square that says “Disney Magic Selections.” It also has the name of the product, “Winnie the Pooh Ravioli.” Then it has the information that they are cheddar filled. It then promises that the product is done in three minutes.
There is a picture of Winnie the Pooh in a gondola. Next to him, there is a picture of the ravioli. It looks like there is a lot of cheese.
The nutrition information is on the side. The cooking instructions are also under this, but they are hard to find without knowing that they are there.
On the back of the package, there is a game for children. It is currently a “spot the difference game.” There are differences in two pictures of Winnie the Pooh’s house that are to be found.
Underneath this, there’s a guide to healthy eating for kids done with colors rather than numbers. It tells children to eat color every day.
What the product delivers:
When most people think of ravioli, they think of noodles in a sauce. This is just the ravioli. There is no sauce. If sauce is wanted, a consumer must add sauce to the product.
The promise of the product being done in three minutes is true as long as adding the sauce (if it is wanted) is not counted and boiling water is not counted. There are two options to cooking the ravioli: boiling or microwaving. Both options take over three minutes to finish.
For boiling, consumers must first boil the water. Then the ravioli is cooked in the boiling water for three to four minutes. After that, the ravioli must be drained. Then it can be served and butter or sauce can be added.
For microwaving, it must be microwaved for two to three minutes. Then the product has to sit for another two minutes.
The cooking time is always at least five to six minutes if not longer.
As for the taste of the product, it gets a very low rating. The noodles are definitely noodles, but even so, they have very little flavor. The cheddar cheese inside is more of a powder than anything. It is quite like taking the powdered cheese from macaroni and cheese and adding just a little bit of water to make it into a paste.
The “eat colors every day” doesn’t even align with the colors of the product names or information on their boxes.
Is it worth it?
No, it is not worth it. The shape is cute. The cooking time is not bad. However, the taste is severely lacking. However, children may like them. An occasional treat would be okay.
The recommendation is to stick with Spaghetti-O or Chef Boy-Ar-Dee cheese filled ravioli in tomato sauce.