Archer Farms: Imported Roasted Garlic Couscous Product Review

One of Target Corporation’s store brands is Archer Foods. The brand sells a number of international food products aimed at cost-conscious shoppers.

The Imported Roasted Garlic Couscous is sold in a small, thin box. The couscous itself is sealed within a foil pouch. The label prominently displays a picture of cooked couscous along with Archer Farms’ logo. The words “satisfaction guaranteed” and “premium food products” appear on the front.

Size and Cost
I purchased a 4.23 ounce (120 gram) box for $1.79.

Serving Size
The recommended serving size is 1/2 of the package (60 grams). 2 servings come in each box.

A serving of the couscous contains 220 calories and 15 calories from fat. A serving also has 1.5 grams of fat, but 0 grams of saturated and trans fats. It has 0 milligrams of cholesterol, 400 milligrams of sodium, and 44 grams of carbohydrates. Each serving has 2 grams of dietary fiber, 2 grams of sugar, and 8 grams of protein.

A serving also has Percent Daily Values of 2% of Vitamin A, 2% of calcium, and 6% of Iron for a 2,000 calorie diet.

The ingredients list shows Couscous (Durum Wheat Semolina), Maltodextrin, Roasted Garlic Powder, Natural Flavor, Powdered Olive Oil, Preparation (Olive Oil, Glucose Syrup, Milk Protein), Salt, Coriander Powder, Yeast Extract, Dehydrated Parsley, Powdered Whey.

Allergy Alert
The back of the box warns the product contains wheat and milk.

Manufactured In
The couscous is a Product of Italy, but no specific point of manufacture is listed.

The external box is recyclable. The foil pouch does not appear to be.

The cooking directions were accurate, and the Imported Roasted Garlic Couscous was indeed ready within about five minutes. However, I found the suggested serving size of two to be questionable. The package either makes a large bowl of couscous for one or a small side dish of couscous for two.

The couscous had a sharp garlic taste, but it wasn’t overpowering. The couscous was soft and stuck together in firm clumps that could be picked up with a fork. You could add additional seasoning to your tastes if the garlic flavor was not enough.

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