I’m under no illusions about dining in some of the top vegan restaurants on the other side of the country. It’s highly doubtful I’m going to be at Candle Cafe or Candle 79 in New York City anytime soon. So when I saw their line of frozen food on sale, I jumped on it.
I’ve seen them before in the frozen section at my local Whole Foods, but at a normal retail price of $6.49, I passed. On sale for $3.99 until 10/11/11, and with a $1 off coupon from the Whole Foods website, brings it down to $2.99. For three bucks, I’ll give it a try.
Out of the four varieties available, I went with the Tofu Spinach Ravioli. Nice, melty cheese (I believe it’s Daiya. Tasted like Daiya, even though the package doesn’t say), tender pasta and the flavor wasn’t bad.
Although I can’t say I really tasted the tofu spinach filling, it’s a little on the skimpy side. I suppose that’s to be expected at 340 calories. Like most frozen entrees though, it’s very high in sodium.
I’m sure it pales in comparison to anything at the actual restaurants. But I would get the ravioli again for a quick meal on a busy day. But only if it was on sale.