17. Chicken with black bean salad
Thrifty calorie-counters would likely fool themselves into championing this dish over time, but you just spent an hour burning calories by wandering through a maze and loading dead weight into the back of your car. You deserve better than a bland slice of rubbery chicken with stamped-on grill marks over a bed of beans and wilted lettuce.
16. Greek salad
It’s like a grocery store salad bar salad, only the impossible task of scooping greens and feta out of a bin and onto a plate has conveniently been done for you ahead of time. The dressing was zesty and flavorful, but I’m 99% sure it was just cheap house Italian with mustard added for color.
15. Rhubarb crisp
This odd little miniature pie-looking concoction had promise, but the generic flavor tasted more like an off-brand Fruit Roll-Up than any kind of discernible berry, let alone actual rhubarb. I would consider eating this if it replaced the brownie thing that comes in Hungry-Man dinners. You can do much, much better for dessert here, which we’ll get to in a minute.