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RAVE! Havana Roadhouse Cuban Sandwiches - in the frozen food section


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RAVE! Havana Roadhouse Cuban Sandwiches - in the frozen food section

SLL1065 | Jun 20, 2005 08:07 PM

I'm a big fan of the Cuban sandwich. For me, all other sandwiches pale in comparison. So when I saw Havana Roadhouse Cuban Sandwiches in the frozen food section of my local supermarket, I figured this is either going to be "just O.K." or terrible. I was wrong on both counts, it was exceptionally good.

The sandwiches came 6 to a box and measured about 5'' long by 1.25'' inch wide (snack size). In a nice bit of branding with a nod to pop culture, i.e. the Cuban cigar, the sandwiches resemble mini Cuban cigars with one end rounded end and the opposite end is square cut (as if the cigar had been prepped for use by cutting off the end prior to lighting.) There is even a paper band a few fractions of an inch from the end to simulate the paper band on a cigar.

The cooking time was 15 minutes at 400 degrees, which gave the bread the perfect degree of "toastedness" and bonding of all the flavors. What really did it for me was the bread, it was really tasty. It's the actual Cuban bread the recipe calls for. Beyond the bread, I enjoyed the fact that the cheese got all "melty" and bonded with the pickle so the two flavors melded. The meat was nicely warmed to the "just right" point. The pickle slices were lengthwise cuts so that the entire pickle slice spanned the length of the sandwich. Best of all, the sandwich was in its purest form -- there was no mustard or mayonnaise on them, some restaurants will add mustard or mayo but it's not part of the actual recipe.
On a scale of one to five, with five being excellent, I give this product a score of 5.


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