Guilty pleasure of the day: Chef Boyardee Beef Ravioli


I am addicted to Chef Boyardee beef ravioli. How strange is that? Ever since I was a kid, I could never get enough of the stuff. The obsession continues to adulthood. I know it's not good for me, and I know it doesn't actually taste anything like real ravioli -- indeed, it's a culinary travesty and a gourmand's worst nightmare.

But marketing to kids works, both for Chef Boyardee and McDonalds. Sometimes when I just want to connect with my childhood, it's just a 3 minute microwave timer away.
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I can't blame ya. I love Chef Boyardee! It's so satisfying somehow.
V8 Vegetable Juice tastes exactly like the tomato sludge left behind after the last of the Chef's ravioli is eaten. Except the V8 is cold. And though the cold V8 is lots healthier than the warm muck di Boyardee, guess which is more appealing.
mmm, comfort food. Was there really a chef named Boyardee?
Gotta have my Beefaroni!
it's pretty tasty. Who am i to judge - i love vienna sausages!
nasty...

;)

haha, i've never tried. are they that good? maybe i'll have to try someday. i do heart spaghetti-Os though =)
We shouldn't judge Chef Boyardee Ravioli for what it isn't, we should love it for what it is (-tasty).
it's like the corn beef hash from a can haha. they are so good but so bad...like 200000000000000 mg of salt with 2000000000000 g of fat
i saw this in my super market so after your post i will try it:)
Corned beef hash from a can is da bomb diggety.  But with a food processor one can make corned beef hash like that at home!
Haha, all great points. Yes, very tasty, and insanely unhealthy. I think this was a tough realization recently, but -- I love unhealthy food. It's a curse!
As italian, I can assure it's not only unhealthy, it's a negation of ravioli! :)
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