Smart Ones Mini Cheeseburger Review

Smart Ones Mini Cheeseburger

A cheeseburger is a pretty strange choice for a frozen food, but that didn’t stop Smart Ones from releasing their Mini Cheeseburgers into world. A box of these little guys contains two little cheeseburger sliders, each weighing it at a measly 190 calories.

This is a Weight Watchers product, so it has a SmartPoints value printed right on the box. This meal is worth 6 SmartPoints, which we assume is the value of a single burger, not the whole box.

Each cheeseburger comes wrapped individually to help you fight the temptation to eat both in one sitting. They also come with a very prominent warning to not cook these with the wrappers still on them. We don’t know what would happen if you did that, but Smart Ones seems very adamant about letting you know that this isn’t how you’re supposed to cook these.

Smart Ones Mini Cheeseburger

The box suggests a microwave time of 45 seconds for a single cheeseburger, which makes them a super quick snack for anyone who just wants a little munchie on the go.

The most impressive part of this whole meal is how fluffy the bun turns out. We were expecting it to get a little soggy, but it actually ends up with a great texture. Perhaps that’s partly due to the dusting of powder that’s on top of the bun. It also tastes pretty good.

Smart Ones Mini Cheeseburger

Unfortunately, the rest of the meal isn’t quite so good. The beef patty has a melt-in-your-mouth texture to it, but it has very little flavor besides a plasticy aftertaste. We also found 45 seconds to leave this a little undercooked. One edge of the patty was still pretty cold when we pulled this out of the microwave. We’d actually suggest adding about 10 seconds to that for a cook time of 55 seconds.

The cheese tastes really weird. It looks like a slice on the box (and when the burger is frozen), but it turns into more of a sauce once the meal is cooked. This isn’t a problem by itself, but this cheese also tastes like some sort of generic canned cheese that you’d put on a cracker at a picnic or something, not a tasty slice of cheddar that would top a cheeseburger perfectly. The sauce-like quality only makes the canned cheese comparison more apt.

These actually wouldn’t taste all that bad if they had some fixings on them. The box shows a side of tomato, lettuce, and onions, which would be a great start. We’d also recommend some ketchup and mustard. Of course, by the time you go through all the trouble of getting the fixings put on it, it starts to feel quite a bit less convenient than that 45-to-55-second snack we mentioned earlier.

The Smart Ones Mini Cheeseburgers are pretty mediocre. There are far better burgers on the market, and the short cook time is offset by the fact that you really need to doctor these up to make them truly enjoyable. We’ll look elsewhere the next time we need to quickly fix a burger craving that just won’t quit.

To learn more about the nutrition info or ingredients for these frozen cheeseburgers, check out our package scans below.

Smart Ones Mini Cheeseburger

Smart Ones Mini Cheeseburger