Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Review: Kraft Fresh Take Mix


I was walking through the loop a couple of weeks ago on one of the hottest days of the year, when someone shoved a couple free samples of Kraft's new Fresh Take seasoning mixes into my hands.  Their strategy for passing out samples left something to be desired (why were they handing out something that needs to be refrigerated on a 100 degree day?) but I thought I'd try it anyway.


So what is it?  A mixture of spices, breadcrumbs, and cheese neatly parceled in a plastic bag.  The idea is, you open the separators on the bag to mix the spices and cheese together, and toss chicken (or whatever protein you want) in the bag before baking.  


Overall, I thought it was easy, and was pretty tasty.  The boyfriend gave it a positive review too.  The chicken ended up crispy, not cheesy like I expected, and the spice mix was pretty good.  


But would I actually buy it?  Probably not.  Because, really, how hard is it to throw some spices and cheese in a ziplock bag?  If you're looking to save a minute or two or don't want to think about what you're making it would be right for you. I personally would rather put the ingredients together myself so I knew exactly what was in it.



This post is not sponsored by Kraft.  All opinions are my own.

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20 comments :

  1. Bwahaha, your post made me laugh. How hard is it indeed to throw your own spices and cheese in a ziplock bag! These types of seasoning have tons of salt in them, and I think I'm like you and would rather make my own seasoning to know what's in it!

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  2. Oh, looks yummy! But I totally agree–not that hard to do on your own :)

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  3. Lol nope it's not that hard but people are getting lazy with their cooking :) it looks yummy but I probably wouldn't buy it either. Great post. The dinner looks delicious!

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    Nightchayde

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  4. Haha that so funny people actually buy that...like you said, spices and cheese isn't that difficult. Your apron is so cute!

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  5. I bought one before and it was pretty good! I'm not a good cook so this was nice and foolproof for me!

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  6. Interesting review. I've never heard of this before! Wish someone would shove a sample in my hands lol. Also I am in love with your apron. Adorable!

    xox Lara www.weheartbeautyblog.com

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  7. This is interesting, it definitely sounds useful for someone like me who is an awful cook, this seems pretty foll proof!

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  8. Your apron, I need it!:)
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  9. Man, thats a pretty cute apron. Whoever gave you that must like you a little bit...

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  10. Eww, what? You like me? Like, like me like me?

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  11. It was a gifty from my sister, people always say it's the Sex & the City apron but I must have missed that episode.

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  12. Oh definitely fool proof, no way to mess that up ;)

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  13. Thanks Lara! It was a pressie from my sister. They always seem to be shoving things in your hands when you walk around Chicago, I prefer when it's hummus and pita chip samples ;)

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  14. Yeah it definitely is good, and perfect for if you don't want to mix stuff up yourself.

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  15. Thanks Elizabeth! I have to credit my sister, she gave it to me.

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  16. Yeah I definitely have my lazy days too, good for that!

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  17. Yeah sodium was my concern, I didn't even look at the nutrition info because I was scared ;)

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  18. Haha I feel like this is something my mom would buy in a heartbeat. Although I shouldn't knock her because I really don't cook at all. Maybe this is perfect for me? Like mother like daughter.


    Kaitlin
    www.teaandsequins.com

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  19. Britt @ One&20August 10, 2013 at 9:01 PM

    I guess my question is how much this actually costs? Because if it costs less than a bag of cheese and a McCormick's spice packet, maybe it is worth it?
    Otherwise, this is kind of... interesting? Lol. Not sure which adjective to use here...
    ps. Add me to the list of apron-adoring fans. :)

    Britt @ One&20

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