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Our newest indulgence: Banquet Fruit Pies (review)  

Sunday, August 22, 2010

I've said it before here, and I'll say it again, but I'm not really a sweets person. Mostly because I have some weight to lose, and I'm not sure why exactly, but I've always liked salty snacks better than sweets.

That being said, I also love fruit. Peaches are my favorite! So when Mom Central contacted me about doing a review for the NEW Banquet Fruit Pies, I was intrigued.

Banquet is known for their microwavable dinners - fried chicken, salisbury steaks, and one of my favorites - pot pies. Who knew they would delve into the dessert world?!

Each Banquet fruit pie has a half serving of real fruit inside a flaky pastry shell that bakes fresh and hot from your oven or microwave in minutes. The pies come in three classic flavors: apple, peach, and cherry berry and at only about $1 a pie, Banquet pies make it easy to treat guests at a summer get-together, offer a special "finale" for your next family dinner, or just indulge yourself with a mid-day treat.

From August 26-28, before the Labor Day holiday, 650 select Wal-Marts nationwide are offering in-store demonstrations with free samples of the pies topped with Reddi-wip!  To find out if your local Wal-Mart is having a demo, please check with the store manager, or visit the In-Store Events section at

Our thoughts:

We received four coupons to try out the new pies. At first, I couldn't find them at any of my local stores (which is pretty common, and I'm sure you other reviewers could agree!) but I finally found them at my local Walmart Supercenter yesterday. I made them for dessert last night and of course I had to get the Peach Pie! I loved it! The flavor of the pie is right on, and the crust is flaky! My children both tried the apple and they loved it too!

We put ours in the oven because I wanted that real, oven-baked taste, and next time I have one, I'll put it in the microwave to see if there's any difference. I hope not!

I think I've found a new dessert item... 

In moderation though - right?

Disclaimer: I wrote this review while participating in a blog campaign by Mom Central on behalf of Banquet and received free coupons to facilitate my candid review. Mom Central also sent me a gift card to thank me for taking the time to participate.

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