Wednesday, September 25, 2013

McCain Frozen Potatoes (Review)

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for McCain Foods. I received a sample to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item as a thank-you for participating.

We're a meat-and-potatoes family, but some days I'm just too busy or too tired to peel and cut up fresh potatoes.  On these days I turn to convenience foods, but I still want my family to have good food.  McCain frozen potatoes fit the bill.  They're all natural and convenient, and my family loves them.

When I took my coupons to the store to get samples for review, I wanted to choose something classic and something a little different.  For the "a little different" product, I chose McCain Sweet & Spicy Sweet Potato Fries. 

These are shoestring-cut sweet potatoes with a kick.  They bake in 15 minutes or so, which is about how long it took to prepare the chicken.  This meal was on the table in less than 30 minutes.

I tasted the sweetness followed by a mild afterburn of jalapeno pepper.  I love that kind of sweet/spicy blend, but my family thought it would go better with something milder than Buffalo-style chicken.  The combination did give me a chance to discover that these fries are yummy not only alone but also dipped in creamy blue cheese dip.

For my "classic" product, I chose Crinkle Cut fries.  These take longer to bake than the shoestring-cut fries.  We enjoyed them with pepper and egg sandwiches.  The sandwiches were downright ugly (but yummy), so instead of that photo, I'll show you the package and nutrition information.  I was surprised to see so little fat per serving.

Just one more thing:
Through November 4, McCain Potatoes is running a Facebook Contest where they will select one winner each week (8 winners total) to receive a $500 grocery store gift card!  Contestants can also check out the Grocery Goodness Giveaway tab for to receive a $1 off coupon off any one bag of McCain Potato products!  "Load up on groceries your family loves, and bring naturally good moments to the dinner table every time you serve McCain Potatoes."

1 comment :

  1. sweet and spicy sounds great for the boys... but i am not a fan of spicy things...


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