Consumer Complaints and Reviews
My mom buys diet meals to help us keep healthy. Today, I was feeling perfectly fine until I ate a broccoli chicken Alfredo meal. Within a minute, I had to run for the bathroom in fear of soiling myself. I had instantaneous diarrhea which was extremely painful, since I just developed an external hemorrhoid. Your meals are terrible and NOT worth the money. 0/10.
I have been eating Lean Cuisine meals for close to 4 years and have found the chicken is pressed chicken that is slimy and fatty. Can't eat. The meals with beef (other than hamburger) is very tough and has little taste. The ground beef has progressed to be very mushy (as if it is pressed hamburger). The meat portion in most of the meals seems to be getting smaller.
Thought I would try the beef korma and it was a case of find the beef. 3 pieces is all I found. The rest was all sauce. Flavour wasn't too bad but as the product says "LEAN" I thought it meant in fat not meat. Very disappointed.
I brought the Peri Peri chicken with couscous, only to find once I cooked it and opened the packet, there was no one piece of chicken in there. So disappointing.
After eating lean cuisine Swedish meatballs I became sick to the stomach and after two days of feeling, I'm still not well but feeling a little better today. The Other meals that I bought I returned to the store. I will not be buying any more.
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Lean Cuisine Fiesta Grilled Chicken - This product is the saltiest thing I have ever tasted in my life. I actually coughed. I do like some Lean Cuisine meals, but this was the worst I had ever tasted of any frozen prepared meal ever.
I got a mean the shrimp scampi and I started eating it and I had not a lot of noodles left and I moved them and found a hair in my food. I moved it up thinking maybe it could be my hair. No my hair is not even. My hair it's on the side of the tray and I am beyond pissed. They usually are good but this time I'm done with them. That's nasty and I feel disgusted! I don't know what I should do but it's making me sick just looking at it!
I was eating a Lean Cuisine Basil Chicken Tortellini meal and bit into what I thought was a bit of gristle (gross) and then felt a sharp poke to my inner cheek. On inspection there was a flat sharp piece of bone. Mouth is bleeding. Not enough to seek medical attention, but not what I expected. Would have been livid had I fed to a child. I have no receipt as this was purchased several weeks ago for the freezer. I have included pictures.
I have been eating Lean Cuisine for a long time but today when I heated up my herb Roasted Chicken with Broccoli and potatoes there was no Herb Roasted Chicken in the meal. Very disappointed. These meals are not cheap. Seems like the quantity of meat meals has gotten smaller. Wanted to let you know.
I just prepared the "Lean Cuisine Butter Chicken" dish - it looked great on the packet and smelt good cooking in the microwave. The rice tasted like styrofoam and had the consistency of flakey baby powder once I started chewing it a bit, the "spinach" in the rice tasted like plastic and the conservative quantities of chicken within the pool of watery sauce were so rubbery you could use them as the tyres for your car If you couldn't afford new ones. Not many people could serve me a butter chicken dish I wouldn't eat but this was seriously one of the worst things I have even put in my mouth. That is all. DO NOT EAT THIS. IT WILL KILL YOU.
I purchased your new chicken teriyaki frozen entree which I always bought. The new one was very disappointing, mostly rice, two beans, five carrots, no water chestnuts that I could distinguish. I would not buy it again. It had no taste at all.
I've tried the barbeque chicken pizza before and loved it but the last two time I bought it there was something wrong with it, tasted like some chemical or something. At first I thought it was a fluke but the second time it happened and it tasted the same way. I was very disappointed because I love the lean cuisines meals.
I Ate Lean Cuisine chicken spring rolls and 2 hrs later I was violently throwing up every 20-30 mins for 15 hrs. Went to ER, had IV fluids and lab work done... Diagnosis... FOOD POISONING! Considering all that came up was the spring rolls, yep that's what caused it. 6 days later I'm still not able to eat solid foods without feeling sick. Not to mention the ER Dr. put me on an antibiotic for bacterial infection, which also makes me feel sick. I will NEVER buy that brand again!! They should be made reasonable for making people sick. Who wants FREE meals from them, in return for such pain and suffering? I will be contacting an attorney.
Prepared Roasted Honey Chicken with suspicion because of all the carbohydrates and honey. WAY TOO SWEET. ACTUALLY MADE ME NAUSEOUS. COULDN'T, didn't finish. Still drinking water. Should have a warning for diabetics! Not enough chicken! You can do way better.
Your chile lime chicken is the worst I have ever attempted to eat. Rather gross, tasteless and I won't buy it again.
Same thing happened to me with the rewards program but what happened is the site kept telling me that my password was invalid. Had to change my password 6 times!!!!! It's a load of crap!
I messed up and did not heat to the required temp. Food was warm and I ate it anyway. As soon as that last bite went down - I felt I had been poisoned. 12 hours of total hell... stomach pain, vomit, runs, dehydration. It is not the product - it is because the 165 degree temp is vital. It is the same for all frozen dinners. This is the second time I gotten ill from underheated dinners. The first time it happened, I blamed it on the product. The second time it happened, I did research. Now I cook everything a bit longer. I stir things about half way through and the Most Important thing is that I use a thermometer... I make sure everything is 170+. I do know someone who had the same experience. He got it from not heating a turkey pot pie to a safe temp. The companies need to put in bold letters about that 165 degree requirement.
Today at 3:30 I ate a frozen Parmesan Chicken lean cuisine and by 8:00pm I was vomiting with severe diarrhea along with stomach bloating. I've eaten frozen meals before and I've had slight diarrhea afterwards but wasn't sure it was lean cuisine's meals. Now I'm convinced because it happens too often after I've eaten one of their meals. Maybe I have a sensitivity to some ingredient they have, but for whatever reason sometimes their meals make me real sick. I'll never eat lean cuisine again.
Yesterday I ate a Potato Broccoli and Cheese Lean Cuisine and about an hour later I had extreme abdominal pain only to find out I had diarrhea! I had to go back to the restroom 3 times! Today I don't know if I still have diarrhea b/c I haven't really ate anything!
Rewards program scammed me! I finally got up to over 1000 points. The site crashed about two months ago and when it went back up I had 0 points! They would do nothing for me ... or others this happened to.
I used to eat Lean Cuisines all the time, but stopped for a while to eat fresher foods. Well yesterday I decided to have one, a Chicken Potstickers one, and immediately I was sick. I was vomiting and experienced diarrhea for hours all last night. I couldn't sleep and was sweating all night. I even missed a very important exam I was supposed to take this morning. Thank God, my professor was understanding! I am never eating packaged foods again, this only reconfirmed why I wanted to stop eating them to begin with!
A few hours after eating a Lean Cuisine Mexican enchilada, I had terrible painful stomach cramps, followed by nausea then diarrhea. Later, I started throwing up along with the diarrhea. Long and painful night. I wanted to have something quick to eat on my 1/2 hour lunch that would fit into my diet. Huge mistake, will be throwing out the other 4 meals that I bought.
I have been eating Lean Cuisine for years . I was eating a chicken fettuccine when I saw a plastic strip inside about an inch long. I thought wow, let me look further. I kept picking up more and more of these strips as I turned over the food. I will honestly say I will NEVER eat Lean Cuisine again!
Today while I was at work, I was eating a Sesame Chicken Lean Cuisine. While chewing my food, I felt something very hard and sharp in my mouth and at first thought it may have been a chicken bone when in fact it was the piece of wood. Very poor quality control.
I very rarely eat a frozen meal of any kind, but I'm trying to lose some weight and purchased a Lean Cuisine Steam Atlantic Salmon. I attempted to cook it yesterday. I say attempted because after following the instructions to the letter, the fish and sauce blew up in the microwave - a melted mess everywhere. Mopped up the microwave and decided I would just eat the pasta. Opened the pasta container and there was a thick, black, three inch long hair staring up at me! Into the bin straight away and I will never buy one of these again! I am submitting a formal complaint to the company today. Yuck.
Three days ago, I ate the new Grilled Chicken Caesar (noodles, chicken, broccoli and sauce) for lunch. Two hours later, I began feeling like I had a brick in my stomach. I was nauseated, sweaty, weak; it hurt to stand, lay down, sit, etc. I was so uncomfortable! My heart felt like it was going to beat out of my chest and my circulation was all screwed up. That night, all I could taste in my mouth was the aftertaste of that dish. I felt gassy - burps and the occasional diarrhea. I had the dry heaves but couldn't actually vomit. The second day, I felt the exact same thing, but with a slight fever. At 2 o'clock this morning, I forced myself to vomit. What came up? - Noodles, chicken, broccoli. So nasty!
My doctor confirmed that I have food poisoning - E. Coli! I did contact Lean Cuisine and talked to someone. They were nice about it and took a report. Who knows what they actually do with that information, but I will never buy a Lean Cuisine again, ever. They offered me free coupons, but I'm not interested. I just wasted three days of my life feeling like death and I still feel nauseated today! My doctor said that it could take up to 10 days to feel normal again. Nothing but rice, bananas, apples and bread for me! Very disappointed in their "quality control."
I bought a turkey, filling and mashed potato dinner! How unhealthy is this? It should have had a vegetable instead of potato, or stuffing. The turkey was tough and hard to cut. Never will I buy this again.
I had purchased two sweet and sour Lean Cuisine chicken meals at the CVS across from my office out of desperation for something to eat for lunch. I had the first one and it seemed fine. A few weeks later, I heated up the second one and found a worm mixed in the rice! I was so grossed out! I work in a doctor's office and we placed it under a microscope and there it was - definitely a worm approximately 1/3 of an inch in length. I am beyond disgusted. I called them to make a complaint. They asked if I wanted coupons. I told them definitely not. They are refunding me for the purchase. I will never eat frozen processed foods like that again!
I have never tried Lean Cuisine, but thought it would be useful to practice portion control. I started eating one for dinner for a few days, but immediately had terrible diarrhea. I wondered if I had the flu or if it was gluten sensitivity. I suspected the Lean Cuisine since it was the only new thing in my diet, but kept trying it out anyway. After two days, I tried one at lunch and one at dinner (remember, this is just to practice portion control and not for convenience or because I am particularly fond of frozen meals). I swelled up like a balloon. I've never been so bloated in my life. I like salty foods, but this is some evil chemical sodium because plain salt doesn't cause that problem for me. It took several days to get rid of it and the diarrhea.
Last straw was the hair I found in one of the chicken meals, blonde. Couldn't have been my hair. I am a cancer patient and have no hair. I am practicing portion control the old-fashion way now. I never used to eat frozen meals and guess I will go back to that. There's a reason why prepared food comes with doctors' warnings.
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