Even though my wife decided to make chicken for our early Thanksgiving dinner rather than turkey (she didn’t have a chance to get to the store and was using what we had available), she did manage to keep the meal as Thanksgiving Day like as possible by using other turkey flavored items.
One of the things she made was a box of Food Club Stuffing Classics Turkey Stuffing Mix.
When I saw this product, I have to confess, I wasn’t very enthusiastic about it. I have had other Food Club products in the past, including some of their other stuffing mixes. And, at least when it came to the stuffing I’ve tried before (along with quite a few of their other items), I honestly wasn’t that impressed by it. I like saving money on things as much as the next guy. But, the drop off of quality was a bit too much; even at the lower price.
Because of that, when we made this stuffing mix, I really wasn’t expecting too much from it. However, after making it and trying it, I will say it was much better than expected.
In terms of preparation, the stuffing was as easy to make as most other brands of instant stuffing mix. What really surprised me though was how accurate the directions where when it came to how much water/butter to use while making it. I can’t tell you the number of times we have purchased cheap brands like this (including a couple mixes from the same brand) only to have them come out too dry or too soupy. This particular mix, however, actually turned out exactly as it should; moist yet fluffy.
What really surprised me about this brand though was the taste. The last couple Food Club stuffing mixes we purchased either tasted powdery or the seasonings would settle into one area (giving us the occasional very disgusting bite). Again, that was not the case with this mix. It had a great blend of seasonings that were evenly spread out. And, while I don’t think I could compare it to homemade stuffing, it definitely didn’t have that out-of-the-box taste to it.
When we made this, I figured I would end up eating one serving. I ended up having three of them and even ate a couple more spoonfuls while cleaning up afterwards. If you are looking for a box of stuffing mix to make at Thanksgiving or any other meal, I would recommend this one.