Review: Skyline in Your Desk

PhotoThe folks at Skyline sent me an interesting proposal: “Will you try our shelf-stable Skyline chili?”

I was dubious. “We know,” they said. “But it really tastes the same.”

As someone who eats more meals than she would like to admit at her desk, and whose dining options can be limited if there is limited time and I haven’t thought ahead to pack, this intrigued me. I was concerned: how would it taste? Is it laden with preservatives and other weird things?

I arrived home on Friday to a box of chili and chili spaghetti from the folks at Skyline (and a coupon for cheese, which I haven’t cashed in). After a stressful weekend, I didn’t feel like cooking last night, so I tossed one of the chilis in my bag.

It’s actually pretty good. There are no preservatives (but a LOT of salt– twice the sodium of the stuff you’d get in the restaurant), and it’s a little messy as the container wasn’t designed for stirring (so pack extra napkins). I haven’t tried the chili and spaghetti yet (I’ll leave that for The Better Half), but it’s a great option for chili fiends to keep in their desk for emergencies.

 



7 thoughts on “Review: Skyline in Your Desk”

  • I agree Capster, Classic example of what is wrong with our food industry, Michael Pollen showed up at a talk at Xavier a couple of years ago with a bag of manufactured “convenience” food products full of chemicals, this one would fit right in. If the lack of a can opener is the issue then a tab pop off lid would suffice. Unfortunately we conveniently, pun intended, ignore the cost to our health and the environment. It also occurs to me that their marketing data seems outdated, even Burger King of all chains announced they were moving away from marketing to kids and toward moms and healthy fresh food.

  • I agree Capster, Classic example of what is wrong with our food industry, Michael Pollen showed up at a talk at Xavier a couple of years ago with a bag of manufactured “convenience” food products full of chemicals, this one would fit right in. If the lack of a can opener is the issue then a tab pop off lid would suffice. Unfortunately we conveniently, pun intended, ignore the cost to our health and the environment. It also occurs to me that their marketing data seems outdated, even Burger King of all chains announced they were moving away from marketing to kids and toward moms and healthy fresh food.

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