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Comfort Creek Foods: Dumplings & Chicken

While it satisfies one's hunger, the whole meal itself has room for improvement. Overall, the foodie may resort cooking their own recipe for authentic, homemade chicken and dumplings.

Always have been a fan of dumplings, namely pierogis and Chinese, and also can't resist the deliciousness of chicken—roasted, baked, fried, you name it. Combine them both for a broth in a can is very much Heaven at a price of pocket change. This is it, right? Let's talk about it:

As humble as this brand is, this can of food should be enough to pack your stomach for the next 4 to 6 hours (depending on your meal intakes). Although it's a product that doesn't inject feelings of regret for not purchasing it to the consumer, the taste triggered some mixed reactions. For a combination of two amazing treats that your stomach will love you for, the humble design didn't make up for what was solely expected.

For preparation, we heated up the contents on a stove top. Right away, the thick, starchy soup hitting the saucepan reminded us of the chunky, preservatives found in Campbell's soup cans and Hormel's chili—that thick substance that melts away after cooking it. I figured after cooking it, the soup will loosen up a bit, the dumplings will soften and the chicken will tenderize. After full heated, I served up the broth and was ready to chow down. I wanted to chug this down like a hungry football athlete, and so I did. Judging back from the looks of it after opening the can, all the way to the warmth and taste, I was underwhelmed. The broth delivered but lacked the depth and contrast that otherwise would kick up the dumplings and chicken. Having added [pink] salt and pepper, it made for a better taste but still wasn't as amazing as initially thought. While it's a treat that one can is enough to fill you up, the taste wasn't enough.

Okay, yes, everyone's taste buds are different, but perhaps because I, too, have slowly adapted to the bold flavors of homemade cooking, this product was too bland to even take in by itself. It would be like eating a burger with a patty and buns—no ketchup, no mustard, no cheese, no lettuce, no tomato, or any other complimentary product that you would pair up with the patty. Spices exist for a reason, and being that the popular ones have gone up in price, the role they bring nullifies the monotonous mastication which disrespects the savory and sweet buds our biological tongue confides with at consumption—to purposely excite the mouth during eating with regards to reducing the foods into smaller pieces for our body's natural system to absorb and to use its nutrients.

I sure would like Comfort Creek Foods to get back in the kitchens and give this another try. It does have some potential to become something that even Progresso can't even imitate, given the simple recipe this can has. Besides eliminating your hunger for the rest of your school/work day, you either want to create your own recipe of dumplings and chicken, or consider something else.

We wouldn't mind seeing an updated, more improved version of this. (Either we'll see an updated edition of this, or amateur/professional chefs will turn this dish into a gourmet, much like what's being done with instant ramen noodles.)





  • A humble brand of chicken and dumplings that will surely fill your stomach for hours, making it a great early dinner choice and/or side dish.
  • Very little flavor among the chicken pieces, the dumplings and the soup.
55% (F)
Fan Rating
Brand Comfort Creek Foods
Item Dumplings & Chicken
Description 0 Grams Trans Fat Per Serving
Bar Code Number 0 19722 82494 8
Net Weight 15 OZ. (425g)
Distributed by Crider Inc.
1 Plant Avenue, Stillmore, GA 30464
Product of U.S.A.
Product Number ????
Serving Size 1 cup (240g)
Servings Per Container about 2
Calories 190
Calories From Fat 45
Total Fat 5g - 8%
Saturated Fat 1.5g - 8%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 10mg - 3%
Sodium 910mg - 38%
Total Carbohydrate 27g - 9%
Dietary Fiber 0g - 0%
Sugars 0g
Protein 10g
Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 0%
Iron 10%
Ingredients Sauce {Water, Modified Food Starch, Chicken Fat, Sauce Base (Chicken Broth, Modified Food Starch, Flavorings (Soluble Pepper, Soluble Celery)), And Annatto (Color)}. Dumplings (Enriched Wheat Flour (Enriched with Niacin, Iron, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Folic Acid)), Water, Chicken Fat, Salt, Baking Powder (Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate, Sodium Bicarbonate, Starch, Monocalcium Phosphate). Cooked Chicken Meat (Chicken Meat, Water, Salt, Modified Food Starch, Sodium Phosphate).

Contains: Egg, Wheat.
Stove Top: Empty contents into saucepan and heat on medium high setting for 7-8 minutes.
Microwave: Empty contents into a microwaveable dish. Cover and microwave on high setting for 5 minutes (after 3 minutes stir and turn) or until hot. Let stand 1 minute. stir and serve.



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Comments (1)

Robin m Hennonsays...

those chicken and dumplings are usually good .but i went to purchase 6 cans all they had in them was a little juice not even a fourth of a cup and little pieces of chicken possibly a tablespoon full .Im so disappointed .i was so hungry .i hope this never happens again