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Libby Gravy Review

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Libbys Gravy ReviewI like biscuits and gravy. (B&G).  Not enough to order it as a sole breakfast entree at restaurants, but if they offer diminutive sizes on the side dishes menu, I’ll give it a taste.

I also like it at home, but also not enough to make it from scratch. So I spotted a can of Libby’s Sausage Gravy at WalMart for a buck. Great Value brand is also available in the same price range, with a very similar ingredient list.

In my “salad days” (OK, I never had salad days) when I was younger, Libbys was a huge label in canned goods. Vegetables, fruit, juices, even meats.

Started in 1875 in Chicago Now owned by ConAgra, which holds dozens of brands you’d recognize like Laura Scudder, Armour, Beatrice, Butterball, Banquet, Ekrich,  Golden Flake, Hebrew National, Morton, Swift, and many more. Libbys accounts for the vast majority of canned pumpkin in the US, if you were wondering about that.

Anyway. Heat and eat gravy. Ingredients are pretty straight forward, water, pork sausage, flour, and less than 2% of the blah blah blah.

I heated in, poured it over some store bought biscuits and my “ho-made” breakfast sausage (I buy plain ground pork, it’s very cheap, and season it), and I liked it. I’ve even made repeat purchases.  It’s AOK.

Pic below of my plate, and of the plant where ConAgra makes the gravy in Trenton, MO.

Libbys Gravy Review

Libbys Gravy Review

Missouri ConAgra Plant

 

Libbys Gravy Review

Missouri ConAgra Plant

 

Libby Gravy Review

Libby Gravy Review

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Larry the Cable Guy Biscuits and Gravy Review

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Larry Cable Guy Biscuits Gravy ReviewI like sausage gravy.  I’m not terribly fond of biscuits, but will have them on occasion, seldom if ever, make them at home.  I’ve tried a mess o’ prepared gravies, canned, powdered, frozen, including Odom’s Tennessee Pride Sausage Gravy.  Most of the frozen brands (these, Jimmy Dean, Bob Evans) sell for slightly more than a buck.

Today I stumbled across “Larry the Cable Guy’s” version, which was, in fact, at the Dollar Tree, and unlike the other brands, is complete, in that it comes with biscuits.  It’s a heat and eat microwavable product, and the instructions follow the same rules as many of these types of eats, meaning heat, stir, heat, let sit.

I did all that. The finished product is pictured below, plated (I added the pepper). Verdict?  Really not all that bad, unless you are on a restricted diet (it has a gaggle of sodium and carbs).  Downside?  A couple.  Uneven heating even with a carousel microwave meant that one biscuit was soft and ‘flaky’ and the other was hard as a rock and couldn’t be cut even with a steak knife.

Also, if you shopping for very inexpensive foods, be prepared for the manufacturer to have made some sacrifice in the process, and one of the drawbacks of Larry’s Biscuits and Gravy is the packaging is very flimsy, and if you’re not careful, may result in spillage or burns.  I would suggest you put the whole package on a plate before heating.

For some (unknown to me) reason, most of Larry’s products are manufactured by contract companies in Minnesota.  The gravy is made by the company formerly known as Jeno’s, from Duluth (pizza rolls, Michelinas).

Now I see Bob Evan’s has a sausage dispenser for C stores (pictured up top). That’s what I need for MY kitchen!

Larry Cable Guy Biscuits Gravy Review

Larry Cable Guy Biscuits Gravy Review

 

 

 

 

 

 

larry the cable guy biscuits and gravy Review

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