Recently, I had the opportunity to eat a brand of frozen stuffed clams that I had never tried before. The stuffed clams that I am referring to are Matlaw’s Stuffed Clams and I’m very glad that I tried them. It had been quite a while since I last ate stuffed clams and this product reminded me of just how tasty they can be. Matlaw’s Stuffed Clams are loaded with lots of clam meat and their bread crumb stuffing is very flavorful.
These stuffed clams impressed me so much, that I have decided to write a product review of them. Presented here, as a service to the consumer at large, is one food writer’s product review of Matlaw’s Stuffed Clams.
The net weight of the standard – sized package of Matlaw’s Stuffed Clams is 20 ounces. The package holds nine stuffed clams and each stuffed clam is fairly large in size. The package itself is fairly large and does require a decent amount of storage space in one’s freezer.
The regular retail price charged for one 20 ounce package of Matlaw’s Stuffed Clams at Hartford, Connecticut area ranges between $2.99 and $3.50. Personally, I think that this price is very reasonable. If you were to prepare and cook stuffed clams from scratch, the cost of ingredients would be much higher than this price. It would also take quite a while to prepare them and it is doubtful that you would be able to replicate the great flavor that Matlaw’s Stuffed Clams possess.
The texture of Matlaw’s Stuffed Clams is one of the main factors that makes eating them so enjoyable. In the past, I have eaten other brands of stuffed clams that contained mushy and / or soggy bread crumb stuffing, that made eating them less – then – enjoyable.
Such is not the case with Matlaw’s Stuffed Clams. When cooked according to directions, these frozen stuffed clams offer a pleasant, full – bodied texture, or consistency that is well – balanced with a mix of tender pieces of clam meat and soft, yet agreeably – firm bread crumb stuffing. Speaking of the bread crumb stuffing, this stuffing is made with two types of bread crumbs; white bread crumbs and Italian bread crumbs. The combination of bread crumbs in these stuffed clams adds to the overall pleasant texture of the product, creating an item that offers a very satisfying mouth feel.
Matlaw’s Stuffed Clams contain 110 calories, with 40 calories from fat, per one stuffed clam serving. These stuffed clams also contain 0 grams of saturated fat, 4.5 grams total fat, 0 mg of cholesterol, 390 mg of sodium, 12 grams total carbohydrates, 1 gram of dietary fiber, 1 gram of sugars and 5 grams of protein, per one stuffed clam serving.
Taste / Flavor
If you are a fan of stuffed clams, chances are, you’ll love Matlaw’s Stuffed Clams. Served in real clam shells, which is the authentic, traditional way to serve them, Matlaw’s Stuffed Clams feature a very tasty bread crumb stuffing that is seasoned nicely, with hints of herbs and spices accentuating the combination of bread crumbs. The combination of white bread crumbs and Italian bread crumbs adds some real pizazz and flavor to the item, which features an abundance of fresh – tasting, flavorful pieces of clam meat. I have previously eaten stuffed clams made at ocean front restaurants and find Matlaw’s stuffed Clams to be just as tasty as those stuffed clams.
Matlaw’s Stuffed Clams are packaged in a flat tray that appears to be made of paperboard or a similar material. The tray is wrapped in plastic, upon which an attractive blue and yellow label is affixed. The package is easy to open, but must be re – wrapped, to be re – closed effectively.
Matlaw’s Stuffed Clams can be heated in either a microwave oven or a conventional oven. When I recently ate these delicious stuffed clams, they were heated in a conventional oven, which made the bread crumb stuffing somewhat crispy on the top and edges, which I thought made the stuffed clams even more desireable.
Because we eat partially with our eyes, the appearance of food items is an important factor, especially when the item is being reviewed. The appearance of Matlaw’s Stuffed Clams is very appealing. Sitting regally in their real clam shells, these stuffed clams feature an abundance of bread crumb stuffing and clam meat pieces that are attractively – topped with a colorful blend of paprika, parsley and other seasonings. The overall appearance of these stuffed clams is very appetizing and appealing.
These stuffed clams are well – portioned and very flavorful. Loaded with an ample supply of clam meat, these stuffed clams taste just as good as any stuffed clams served at seaside restaurants and they can be heated and eaten in just a few minutes.
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