My husband looked at me when like I was insane when I said I missed them the other day. My family loved them & were talking about them this evening, so I decided to try to find them but I guess they are no more. Great for camping and great tasting meal. Wish theyd bring back. They are no longer around. they could increase the size for families. I have to laugh. I loved the Salisbury steak one and I would put it over some toast after school....mmmm mmm good, are you ever gonna return the chicken a-la-king boiling bags on the market. Please bring them back. If and when you do, I will happily deffer to your expertise. after a hard day at work getting home late my husband and I had a nice meal with boiling bags YUMMY!! Oh yea...I just googled boil-in-a bag salsbury steak and I found you Guy's..I thought it was just me that loved those things.I remember them from the late 70's and eary 80's...they where about 15 cents and alot of food for the money..the salsbury steak must of been a good 1/4 pound of meat and the chicken parm was great too. All I did in this post was share photos of each Banquet box cover, juxtaposed with a photograph of how the meal actually appeared after cooking, without making any further comment or passing any further judgement. Mashed potatoes on the bottom, chicken and gravy in the middle, and biscuit mix on the top. The best day was cheesesteak day with those pressed minute steaks for us, and you were only allowed to have one. These days I get an On-Cor meal if I'm hungry for cheap meat in gravy. My dad was a salesman for Eureka Foods. I wish they were still available. It was good. everyones right tho, in times like these, seems like it would be a no brainer to put them back in the stores. I also learned to like Chipped Beef. I see there a lot of us out there!! See familybuffet.com Then, Campbell Soup sells chicken a la king under the Swanson brand, in cans. My personal faves are the Spaghetti and Meatballs, (asmentioned), Swedish Meatballs, Riblet meal, (which I place on a slice of bread to eat), and the Classic Turkey meal. I lived on them as a teenager. Quick, easy and affordable! so a google later, here i am! Especially when you imagine, as vrai-lean-uh noted, that it is filled with dog fur. I miss them and searched everywhere to but some! The chipped beef was my favorite. enjoyed your article. They made great lunches for my kids and their friends. But I make two at a time, and alcohol is always involved. Jun 22, 2020 - Explore J.E. Experiment left uncompleted. This is the 21st century, baby. Imagine that! http://www.conagrafoods.com/utilities/confirmation.jsp, I would so buy these again! I really miss the turkey and the salisbury steaks. And the least said about their attempts at fried chicken, pizza, and chicken nuggets, the better. Wow, next I examined the nutrition labels and they were not much different than the Lean Cuisines! Because at Boston Market, we believe you should always leave the dinner table satisfied. No more complaints after that. They made for a quick after-school meal before I went off with my friends for the night. lolol. You could have unlimited Banquet Old School Fried Chicken Dinners, and you would starve to death with the effort of making them vs calories reward. As I have a handicap I am not able to always stand n stir and cook myself either. For what it’s worth, here are my thoughts: Think I will just make some chicken milk gravy. Banquet is bad and ConAgra should feel bad. Now I don’t know what to do with the second one. I know everyone keeps saying they wont bring them back because people don't want to give up there microwave, but when they were popular I was a kid and too young to use the stove, so I nuked them anyway and they still turned out yummy! I am glad to hear you are enjoying them. dinners at one time....also the Salisbury steak and gravy (bomb) MISS IT!!!!! LIVING BY YOURSELF IT'S QUICK, EASY, GOOD AND AFFORDABLE. Oh how I miss the old school days. Back in the 80's. :). Eventually, I opted out of the Dinners and went for the big pot pies as I started getting a “teen appetite”. Banquet homestyle bakes country chicken, 30.9-ounce boxes (pack of 6) is a quick and easy meal made in an 8x8 baking dish. Both said they don't have any plans of bringing these items back. and he said try this! I use to eat these all the time. My personal belief is that the company discovered the plastic bags used were full of chemicals and carcinogens and pulled them from the market. Marie Callender's, Beef Pot Pie, 16 oz (Frozen) 3.2 out of 5 stars 8 #12. We would put the frozen bag on a plate, poke it with a knife and microwave it. !—I would try and figure out the best tasting Banquet for the savings. UMMMM I AM HUNGRY, FORGET CALORIES!!! Total disappointment. my mother was the worst cook! !PLEASE BRING THEM BACK!!!!!!!!!! It’s ridiculous that they were discontinued, I rarely bought any other kind of banquet meals, these were the ONLY ones I bought. Please, oh please, Banquet, bring the chicken ala king back to the masses! Sooo—I dunno if I would still choose to buy these. And those programs did disclose their sources at the end, as well as give details. The memory of these tasty meals randomly has popped into my mind over the years, like today. The overall rating of the company is 1.8 and consumers are mostly dissatisfied.. Thank you everybody for bring back down memory lane. The following are comments left about Banquet Boiling Bags from site visitors such as yourself. I can't find them anywhere, I'm in NY STATE. I had my mom buy these for our family. TBQH your tone comes across as a wee bit snobby… it might be beneficial for you to really think about just how lucky you are that you have the privilege, time and money to provide for your loved ones the way you do (and perhaps have more empathy for those of us who don’t share that privilege). Ah Banquet…a pity you did not have some pictures of their old fried chicken dinner, from the aughts. They were so disgusting that I fed them to my room-mates dog, and I never feed her dog. I wish they would bring them back too. Stirring the sauce and noodles in the Swedish Meatballs meal will also help the sauce flavor the noodles more evenly and also keep stray, dry noodles near an edge from cooking themselves back to crunchy for lack of moisture from the sauce. boil in bags? they still make them at least the chipped beef one. Gosh, I loved these things. I'd love to buy some! I really don’t recall having eaten any of their other meals, but I really didn’t feel it was necessary to do so after the “meatball incident.”. We used the products ourselves and even at 11yo I saw the value of their products. I loved these. But I could saute up some mushrooms. © 2010-2020, MealHack.com All Rights Reserved. Any conclusions you are drawing from the comparison of the two photographs are your own. Since I have given up cooking, they would be a big relief on our food budget - not eating out so much. . Sometimes I boiled them, but most of the time I microwaved them on a plate. Yummy! Most of this stuff is available in microwave version from Stouffers or Banquet. I understand that it saves them time but at the same time the food just isn’t as good. Becki, I have no idea who Yureka foods is (or Freezer Queen, as someone else said). Complete meals, completely simple! Now I get the family size and enjoy it reheated, so to speak. Banquet Meals reviews (www.banquet.com): Reduced product. Was ready to buy cases as Cnristmas presents and also landed on this page. They all fondly and warmly remember those meals with Banquet Boiling Bags and would prefer them to the expensive chain restaurants they frequent with their families now! As for what happened to them.... even though the product was very good, sold very well the head owner it turns out was not reinvesting his money into paying off the loans he used to start the company and the only manufacturing source of the product linein effect embezzled the money he got from being at the top of the pyramid and skipped out leaving all the downline distributors with no source for their continued business. The meatloaf–again something I can’t stand altho if i have the time and the energy I do make this from scratch–they do seem to like this one! We used to buy the banquet pot pies 3/$1.00. ", "do not buy this", "Check the product first". Not a boil bag, but looks promising. PLEASE BRING THEM BACK!!! :) my mother is no longer here so I couldn't ask her but I remembered that was one of my favorites growing up. The picture on the box looks appealing and yummy, as for the inside, it’s a surprise! We ALL love them, so they would definitely sell. If you don’t add butter etc to them they SHOULD be white. Show her the picture of the Swedish meatballs that look like they’re covered in hair. Many years ago I was a top MLM distributor for Yurika Foods Corporation here in Nevada. Sold then by the ton. It was very informative and a bit upsetting. Chicken A La King was my favorite, too bad you find these anymore, beats Ramen noodles all too heck. My Dad was a succesful Rep for them in Yuba-Sutter County with 2 LDC's set up like small markets. Well, it’s 2 AM, 83 degrees, and 80% rel. The difference is like night and day. Having lived now on a fixed income for several years now, , I’ve tried about every frozen food out there that’s cheap. They cost about 39 cents each in the 70's. A lot of those alternatives come in cans and cost the same or maybe twenty-five or fifty cents more. MealHack.com is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.ca. So not true! SAID FOOD WAS GREAT. My favorite Banquet meal is the Spaghetti and Meatballs. Discover the best frozen meals today. Now that I am retired and not well, I need them again. But fun to find this site and share memories of the old Banquet boiling bags. Please, please visit some other brands in the frozen foods section. I found pieces of plastic in my food. They smelled and looked very, very bad. I used to pour them over rice. There was another chicken one besides the chicken a la king. Loved the turkey and gravy over a plate of rice, yum! Especially with a little minute rice. Googled boil in bag and found this site. BTW - I'm getting ready to post on their wall right now. The End! Odd pieces. I bought them only once after I got married in 1994, and that was around 1995/96 or so. These bags would be perfect to have in the freezer for a quick, delicious meal by just adding some vegetables and starch!! Nothing is as good as homemade (as long as your a good cook) but for me on the days when I can’t do much or for someone with very limited time or a very tight budget (again for 97 cents) it’s ok. You do have to waste a little money & buy several to find which ones you actually like but don’t we all do that at a buffet too? When ConAgra bought it out, they closed the plant,then tore it down. It is very filling. But I guess all good things must come to an end. Now we grill them (along with other items such as ribs, tri-tip roast, etc), flash freeze them and all you have to do is boil a pot of water and drop the pouch in. Malcolm, I believe Tracey was aiming those comments towards my statement above, not you/yours. You stated, “After watching all those shows on Discovery, you should know that it is illegal for a company to take pictures of “fake food”. To be fair, I haven’t had their fried chicken (this is just a big box of frozen chicken, not a meal) in many years, but I have had their TV dinners. They make salisbury steak, and beef w/onion gravey, meatloaf, turkey in gravy etc. I had one last week over toast. Ads related to: Swanson Tv Dinners Discontinued Results from Microsoft . I've gotten so hungry reading all the comments miss them so bad wish they would bring them back my favorite was Salisbury steak. Dang, that was gooood! Gamespot. One day I am going to eat it ! It just doesn’t exist. Loved them all, but the chicken ala king was my favorite. Not only are such dinners bad for our health, they're bad for the frozen food industry. Our bad luck. And believe me when I tell you that you do not know what you are doing to your stomach. That's supposed to say BRING BACK THE LOVE!! LOVE those bag meals! I want my boil in bag meals! Why was I going to waste the money and calories on something that was going to be so, so inferior to something I could actually make myself? But they were SOOOO good! I took a taste and I was instantly transported to 1980 to my 10 year old self and eating that creamy yummy goodness we call "chicken Ala King". They had one the was sloppy joe - yummy, first remember these back in 1971 - 25cents each -chicken ala king over toast was my favorite - these were great - I think minimum wage was $1.65 an hour - i would always have some in the freezer for quick meals over toast or rice...miss them. I remember these with fond memories. I loved them i was raised on them and so were my kids they were awesome i hate that their not here anymore i hope they bring them back i ll have a deep freeze waiting for them lol my store would never have them lol id be stalking up heehee. ... Average rating: 3.9 out of 5 stars, based on 69 reviews 69 ratings. Chef's Banquet ARK Emergency Food Storage: 335 servings dehydrated food, sealed mylar pouches with oxygen absorbers-essential for grab and go kits, camping & outdoor food. As for the taste, most of them are actually pretty good. I have been eating Banquet meals for lunch every day for 5 years. Man I forgot all about the boiling bags. There is no reason why they can't sell them in microwavable bags. Being a single mother with long work hours, I used to buy these a lot and fix a meal around the bags. They were AWESOME. Malcolm you already know that he is talking about the way you are saying they are disgusting and only the vegetables taste good and blah, blah, blah, But I also, along with many others, have eaten Banquet products all the time and have enjoyed them. 2 posts said they had been contacted back from Banquet and ConAgra. Please bring them back!! When I said it's like Freezer Queen! How exactly do you know what they use or if it’s fake. This Indian favorite tastes as good (some will say better) than a restaurant's take on the same dish. I tried it and worked fine. Loved the Chicken Ala King and Salisbury Steak over Wonder bread. Perhaps I'm wrong. Lack of sales as william stated they told him is the reason they took it off the market, I believe if they were to try and remarket them they will sell, you have to put them in the right stores in the right areas. I haven't seen them for a few years, so I'm not sure when they got discontinued. Hart's board "Vintage TV Dinners", followed by 618 people on Pinterest. My mom would make them on a Saturday after a day of shopping !! MY GRANDMA LIVED ON THOSE! Still no ala king. the cool thing was nodishes to wash-now you can get similar things but microwaveable-stoufers has chipped beef and its in a bag but you microwave it. YUM!! They were probably chock full of MSG and ate away our brain cells one delicious bite after another - but back then no one really cared. How do you figure that? i was looking for them in the super market the other day. Why do you only have peas in the turkey and dressing TV dinner ? THE CHICKEN AL A KING AND THE TURKEY! You can get anything that has the right portion ready to go !!! one to to try that will surprise you is the Banquet Boneless Pork Riblet Meal, this is by far the best one so far. >_<. Back up such statement with more than just snide comments if your going to attack a benign statement. My daughters are 43 & 45, I raised them on the Turkey...love the Turkey!!!! D: I don’t think I’ve even been to a doctor in over 5 years. It's hard to believe that the Banquet stuff they have now is even related to the stuff they used to have. We lived on those things and even after I left home, I still bought them because they were economical...Bring them back please. Been garnering comments tasty substitute not even homemade off with my kids the other day and they were soooooo better! 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