As I mentioned in another review, my wife and I decided to have an early Thanksgiving dinner last night. Since no dinner like that would be complete without some dinner rolls fresh out of the oven, my wife ran to the store to pick up a pack of them.
She had planned on buying the brown n’ serve brand we normally buy (the one from Rhodes). But, she found another brand, Pan O’ Gold, that was considerably cheaper and, thinking there wouldn’t be much difference in terms of quality, decided to buy them instead.
After having them last night, we both wished she would have bought the Rhodes brand instead.
I start out by saying the buns were easy to make. In fact, I think they were as easy as the ones we buy from Rhodes. All we had to do was pop them in the oven and let them bake. However, other than the convenience, there really was no comparison between the two brands.
One of the first things we noticed about these was they came out of the oven extremely hard. At first, I thought my wife overcooked them. But, she had them in the oven for much less time than the package said to bake them for so I realized that was not the case. The outer part of the bun was so crisp; my two daughters had issues biting into them. In fact, even I had to break mine in half in order to bite into it.
The inner part of the dinner rolls was a little better. It was soft and moist. But, there was only so much of that and I would have to say 90 percent was almost un-edible.
As far as taste is concerned, I also ended up being pretty disappointed by these. Even though I usually drown my rolls in gravy anyway, I like dinner rolls that have enough flavor to be enjoyed by themselves. These just didn’t fall into that category and because of that and the fact they were extremely hard, I probably wouldn’t have been able to eat them at all if it wasn’t for the turkey gravy.
Needless to say, we were very disappointed in these. We might have saved some money on them but the lack of quality was definitely noticeable enough for us to be more willing to spend more money the next time we need dinner rolls.