Friday, November 22, 2013

Kroger Skillet Meals + Sides Review


As a BzzAgent, I was given the opportunity to review Kroger Skillet Meals, a Fresh Selection Salad Kit, and Kroger's Garlic Bread. I received my coupons and went to a Kroger's family owned, Fred Meyer store, on the search to redeem these items. The hunt was torturous. Our local Fred Meyer layout was messy as well as busy, store workers everywhere restocking, while customers purchasing last minute items for Thanksgiving and what not. I had to ask a store worker to help me locate the skillet meals because I couldn't seem to find them anywhere! That worker had never seen them so told me to ask another worker...I eventually found them on my own, all the way in the back of the freezer section, with only two skillet meal flavors to choose from: Spicy Orange Chicken and Chicken Stir-Fry. I chose the Spicy Orange Chicken, although I rather have found the Sorrento-Style Gnocchi or Sausage Rigatoni to go with garlic bread and salad. After I found the Kroger Skillet Meal, I started the search for Kroger's Garlic Bread. 3 different store workers said they have never seen this bread before! They directed me to different locations in where it might be, and to no avail..the bread was nowhere to be found. I'm hoping I can find it in the near future, maybe at a different location! The Fresh Selection Salad Kit was easy to find. The easiest and tastiest of them all. I got the Caesar Salad Fresh Selection Kit. This was extremely easy to prepare, as it is prewashed and contains separate packets of dressing, croutons and cheese. I like a good amount of dressing on my salad so I felt the amount it included was not quite enough, and the croutons were pretty hard, and the cheese was a bit rubbery, but the over all flavor was mostly good.

Making the Spicy Orange Chicken was simple and done within 10 minutes! While cooking up the chicken and vegetables in my skillet, I microwaved the pack of brown rice. The orange sauce for the chicken was pretty good itself, but I feel like the complete meal was kind of gross to be honest. It was lacking chicken, and the pieces of chicken that were in there were large. I ended up cutting them into smaller pieces to spread it more thoroughly. The amount of rice that came with, didn't seem like quite enough but it worked in the end. This meal definitely had the taste of a freezer dinner and in my opinion, did not taste very authentic as said to be. But I don't know, I make stir-frys frequently here at home, so maybe I'm just spoiled to homemade :)




Kroger Skillet Meals contain 3 servings each bag and come in a wide variety of flavors, 
so if you're lucky enough to come across them, snag one or two for a quick dinner night! 
They cook in 10 minutes so if you're low on time, these just might be perfect for you! 





This post is made possible by Bzzagent in providing me the above products to test and review. All opinions are my own.

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