Eat! 2.0 Honey Balsamic Chicken Review

Eat! 2.0 Honey Balsamic Chicken

Judging by the packaging of the Honey Balsamic Chicken, Eat!’s slogan seems to be “Real food made by real people.” That makes us feel a bit guilty, because it feels like we’re always throwing these “real people” under the bus when we write these reviews. The trouble is, these “real people” don’t make very good food.

And perhaps Eat! knows this. Perhaps the concept behind their 2.0 line is to make up for the trauma they put us through with their other dishes, such as the Eat! Bimbap¬†Orange Chicken. So we really wanted to give these “real people” the benefit of the doubt when we tried the Honey Balsamic Chicken.

So we decided to start with a positive: This tastes better than the Orange Chicken we mentioned earlier. It also doesn’t smell as bad.¬†But aside from that, we don’t have a lot of nice things to say about this meal.

Eat! 2.0 Honey Balsamic Chicken

First off, where’s all the chicken? As you can see in the image above, a vast majority of this dish is cooked barley. Now, the barley isn’t bad, and we actually prefer a good barley to a brown rice when done properly, but this dish features too much of it while seriously skimping out on everything else. The little bit of chicken here is completely devoid of flavor, which means it’s the only part of the dish where you’ll taste even the slightest hint of the honey and balsamic vinegar blend that makes up the sauce.

The sweet potatoes are mushy and flavorless, but not quite flavorless enough that you’ll get to taste the sauce. And the roasted zucchini is brown — brown, for crying out loud! The couple pieces of mushroom we found lingering in the dish came as a great relief.

No, the Eat! 2.0 Honey Balsamic Chicken is not a good frozen meal. It’s not even a passable frozen meal. While the brightly colored packaging might call out to you with a soothing siren song, don’t be fooled. Stay away from this frozen food disaster at all costs.

To learn more about the ingredients and nutrition in this Eat! 2.0 frozen food, check out our package scans below.

Eat! 2.0 Honey Balsamic Chicken

Eat! 2.0 Honey Balsamic Chicken