Tandoor Chef, known for its Indian frozen entrees and appetizers, vegan foods and naan pizza has updated its packaging. The “Tandoor Chef” letters have been straightened with Tandoor being in a red and Chef in white that now includes the subtitle “Authentic Indian Cuisine”.

The gluten free food, known for offering Indian meals such as Paleek Paneer, a dish consisting of spinach and homemade-style cheese simmered and sautéed in an enticing, savory sauce and Vegetable Pad Thai, among others is promoted on their site as a good way to get some Indian Cuisine during lunch.

The previous packaging displayed the words Tandoor Chef with the font appearing to have an Asian Tone, with the letters looking as if they were carved out of wood in a semi-circle. The boxes are still in orange with the dish displayed boldly and appetizing.

I am wondering if the update in packaging is to attract a wider audience who may have passed the food down the frozen aisle but did not know if it was Indian of Asian. Now they will know its Indian Cuisine.

However, despite the fact that the food is gluten free, low calorie, and a good source of protein, I would advise people to check out the fat, saturated and sodium contents on the nutritional label. For instance, there are 18 grams of fat (28% of Daily Value), 6 grams of saturated fat, 5 mg of cholesterol and 770 mg (32% of Daily Value).

The food looks appealing, but the nutritional numbers on the side of the box tell me to stay away. If your blood pressure is high, I would probably not recommend this meal. My suggestion to the manufacturers is to scale back on the fat and sodium and it might attract more consumers.

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