A few days ago, I was doing a bit of grocery shopping before work and noticed a box of No Name Garlic Herb Shrimp Skewers in the freezer section. I didn’t buy them at the time (mostly because I didn’t have a place to keep them at work) but I was definitely interested in trying them.
I finally did just that last night and, unfortunately, I wasn’t as impressed with them as I thought I would be.
I will start out by saying there are only four skewers in the box and only four shrimp per skewer; a total of 16. At first, I hesitated to buy this product because, at $5.99, that did seem to be a bit too much. After looking around a bit, I did find it was very comparable in price and quantity to other brands (at least those that offered the same size). But, it isn’t something you want to buy unless you are planning on eating something else with it. In our case, it was steaks.
In terms of preparation, I have no complaints. I originally intended to make these on the grill. But, after finding a dead sparrow inside my grill, I decided to make them in the oven instead. That process took about 10 minutes.
Just one word of caution, regardless of how you make these; the little bags the skewers are in aren’t sealed at the bottom. I almost dropped one on the floor when I realized this.
The shrimp themselves also weren’t too terrible. They had a decent size to them and seemed to have some quality. They definitely were better than some I’ve purchased from cheaper brands.
However, where this particular variety of shrimp skewer went wrong was with the seasoning. When I bought them, I figured there would be a garlic taste to them. However, my wife and I could not taste the garlic. Instead, as we later found out when reading the back of the box closer, the seasonings on this shrimp included things like dill and chili powder. The end result was a taste that was much spicier than we were expecting. If I had known ahead of time that was what I was getting, I probably would have purchased a different variety instead.
Overall, I would say this was an OK purchase value wise. But, unless you really love spicy food, I don’t know if it is something you will want to purchase.