Thursday, January 22, 2015
I was chosen by Crowdtap and Brookside to try out their newest Dark Chocolate Crunchy Clusters. They were really good, so good in fact that I only got 1 small handful to try b/f my boys ate the entire bag! They tasted great, loved the texture and the variety. It's fruit that's covered in dark chocolate and multigrains covered in dark chocolate, what could be better? I have tried the other Brookside products in the past and loved them, and now I will also continue to buy this variety. If you would like to be chosen to try free products as well, head over to Crowdtap and join...www.crowdtap.com
Wednesday, January 7, 2015
I was chosen by Crowdtap and Campbell's to try out some of Campbell's newest products! They sent me an awesome package with coupons and lots of food products as well. I really enjoyed trying all the new stuff out and so did my family and friends! I got to try out new recipes, new food products and got to share them with others as well. I really loved some of the products, and a few others were just OK. I do have to be honest and say that there were 2 products that I didn't like at all, but overall, it was a great experience. If you want the chance to try free products and give your honest opinion about them, then you should look into joining Crowdtap at www.crowdtap.com
Tested Product #1: Spaghettios Micros:
These were good, let my 2 boys eat them and of course they thought they tasted great. I mean, what kid doesn't like Spaghettios? The only thing that I personally didn't like was the packaging. You have to poke holes in the film b/f cooking and it was not easy at all to get the fork through. I had to stab super hard to get it through and it made some splatter which I had to clean up. The other packaging drawback was peeling the film back after cooking, if you look in the bottom right corner, the package says that it's "easy peel" well it wasn't easy at all, and in fact I couldn't get it to peel, I had to take a knife and cut the film away so I could get to the product.
Tested Product #2: Campbell's Chunky Beer and Cheese Soup:
I was really looking forward to trying this out b/c I love beer and I love cheese so I thought that I would love the soup as well. Unfortunately, I didn't really think it was that great. The "beer" flavor that it had was way too strong and tasted like some super cheap beer like Natty Light, ugh it wasn't good at all. On top of that, the can was dented when it arrived which of course didn't have anything to do with the taste but I don't like buying dented cans so if I had seen this in the store, I wouldn't have purchased it. I was totally disappointed with this one and won't be buying this variety in the future. I'll stick to the other Chunky soups which I've always loved.
Tested Product #3: Campbell's Slow Kettle Style Roasted Chicken Noodle Soup:
Ok, so I thought this was a good one overall. It tasted good, and had a decent amount of veggies in it. I did think it needed a little extra seasoning b/c it was a tiny bit bland. The other thing is it didn't really have much chicken in it and it says on the package it is 2 servings, but it was only 1, there is no way that it could be 2 servings, so I do feel they need to change that. With that being said though, I thought it was good and will purchase it from time to time in the future.
Tested Product #4: Campbell's Skillet Sauces Creamy Parmesan Chicken:
I thought this product was really great. It tasted good, was very creamy and my entire family loved it. I took the recipe right off the package to make dinner and it turned out great. It was a quick and easy meal to prepare and I definitely will use it in the future.
Tested Product #5: Prego Light Homestyle Alfredo Sauce:
I typically don't like Alfredo sauce but was pleasantly surprised with this! It tasted great and was creamy like homemade would be. It made just regular spaghetti with turkey as the meat. Everyone loved it and I will start buying it from now on.
Tested Product #6: V8 Sea Salt and Clam Juice:
Ok, I have to admit I have nothing positive to say about this at all! First off, the name itself doesn't sound appetizing at all, but it was the only new version of the V8 I could find at my local grocery store so I thought I'd give it a try and maybe it would surprise me and be good. Well....NO!! It was absolutely, positively disgusting! It tasted so nasty I wanted to cut my tongue off to get the taste out of my mouth. My son tried some as well and he literally threw up all over the floor from just one swallow of it. Needless to say I will never purchase this version of V8 again!
Tested Product #7: Prego Roasted Garlic and Herb Sauce:
This isn't a "new" product, but I did receive some coupons and hadn't tried this particular flavor of the sauce b/f so it was new to me. I made turkey, sauce and potatoes with it. It tasted great! Everyone in my family loved it and I will start to buy this one along with the others that we regularly use.
Tested Product #8: Campbell's Creamy Poblano and Queso Great for Cooking Soup:
This is a really good product. It tastes great and could be very versatile. It's spicy which I love and I decided to use it as a dip for chips and also put some on my burger. My whole family loved it although it was just a little too spicy for my baby who said his tongue was burning. Other than that, it was great. I plan to use this regularly in the future and look forward to trying out new recipes with it.