Oscar Mayer Deli Creations

2008/06/09 at 11:51 am | Posted in Commentary, Food, Food Review, Health, LG enV, Life, lifestyle change, Phone-Cam, weight loss, weight watchers | Comments Off on Oscar Mayer Deli Creations
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In what now appears to be a regular part of this blog, I now offer a review/critique of yet another food item. I will do these for two reasons:

  • To give an unbiased opinion on a food item, and
  • To let everybody know that with the Weight Watchers Points Program, you’re not limited to berries and twigs.

Today’s offering is Oscar Mayer’s Deli Creations Flatbread Sandwich, Fajita Beef and Salsa variety:

The packaging alone already beats the Hillshire Farm wrap I reviewed a few days ago. But will its flavor live up to the attractive imagery? Before we get into that, let’s flip it over and read the nutritional information:

Here’s a quick rundown:

  • 280 calories, 9g fat, 1g fiber = 6 Points

One package = one serving. With numbers like that, it’s on par with your average Lean Cuisine and/or Smart Ones meal. As is the case with most packaged foods, the sodium content is a bit on the high side (which preserves freshness or so I’m told). And what makes this item great is that the package front proudly announces that all of the cheeses inside–Jack, cheddar, Colby, and mozzarella–are of the 2% milk, reduced fat variety. Good so far.

Assembly is required. You pretty much lay out the flatbread on the tray, splatter the ingredients evenly, fold it over and nuke it from 50 seconds to 1 minute. When finished, you have a what is touted as a “hot & melty” sandwich, a phrase which the marketing firm for Oscar Mayer convinced everybody was a fantastic idea. Personally, I could go the rest of my life without ever hearing or reading that again.

But I digress. Upon completion, the sandwich is indeed both hot and melty. The beef and flatbread are soft, cheese completely “melty” and the salsa very tasty and with a little spice (but not what I’d consider hot). It was definitely a better meal than the Hillshire Farm thing I made myself eat a few days ago and 6 Points less.

Would I recommend: Yes, and you might even feel a bit guilty when eating one of these. I think it’s a fine substitute for when you get sick of Smart Ones, Lean Cuisines or anything else you have for lunch.


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