Contest is now closed. Winner will be announced Wednesday April 13th!
President’s Choice graciously donated a fantastic gift bag for one of my Canadian readers! You get a box of their Blue Menu and Organics products: quinoa, almond vanilla granola, avocado oil, Greek yogurt (a gift card for it actually) and their carrot pineapple muffin mix. So very generous of them, thank you President’s Choice!
Because this is a food giveaway, only Canadians can enter and remember, if you do not have a profile you absolutely must include an email address in your comment. If you don’t, you are not entered into the draw.
To enter, I want to hear about your favourite President’s Choice product ever! I know, tough to choose but if you could have only one of their products, what would it be?
A while ago President’s Choice sent me a surprise gift bag of their new Blue Menu products and I wanted to share some updates. One of those items was their Whole Grain Banana Bread. Unfortunately we found this bread to be too dry and grainy. In comparison to other banana breads I have made, this just did not cut it with us but if you are new to baking and want something healthy and easy, this might be a good product for you.
This was definitely the oddest product for me to taste test. It is PC Organics Spaghetti in Turkey Meat Sauce With Hidden Carrots And Broccoli. I was so confused by this little plastic bowl at first until I realized it was for toddlers. Being a non-Mom, I wondered if I should even review this product. I decided to try my best and give it a shot.
First, I would never heat up food in the microwave in a plastic container ever. That just does not seem healthy to me. I decided to heat it up in the microwave but in my own ceramic bowl. When I tasted it, it seemed to have no flavour. Being an adult with zero tastebuds in comparison to a child, I added some seasoning and it was an OK bowl of what appeared to be very-cooked noodles in a tomato sauce. The fact that they hid carrots and broccoli in there is impressive. I did not notice them and neither would kids, I believe.
I am a Heinz ketchup gal like many of us and was intrigued to compare it to PC Blue Menu Low in Sodium Ketchup. Heinz is thicker, denser with a slow-cooked taste to it but the PC ketchup was very bright and tangy, perhaps even a little sweeter. For those on low sodium diets I think you will be impressed with this ketchup choice. We had to really pay attention and do a taste test to notice the difference.
Just because I adore President’s Choice and am so grateful for their support I am going to add two additional reviews of their products. Next is PC Blue Menu Goat’s Milk Cheese which is almost half the fat of their regular goat cheese. I buy their goat cheese all the time so I was thrilled to see that they have come out with a lower fat version.
What amazes me is that the texture seems to be even creamier and the package seems to last longer. For only 10 cents more and almost half the fat, this is one of the best finds at my supermarket. I love it!
I bought some PC Blue Menu Thins – Whole Grain Round White Buns for homemade hamburgers. When it came to burgers, I found them quite flimsy and way too wide but for sloppy joes? They were perfect! I loved that I got whole grains that I could not taste and a perfect vessel for black bean and beef sloppy joes. Absolutely delicious and a little less sinful, these buns for this dinner were awesome!
So please, share your favourite President’s Choice product to enter. You must be in Canada and leave contact information if you do not have your own blog or an email associated with your profile. I am looking forward to your recommendations, you know I love PC products and would love to discover more winners!
Contest winner will be announced this Wednesday! Good luck everyone!
It might not seem like much but I do enjoy the Blue Menu steel cut oats. Maybe because I couldn’t find any other brand of steel cut oats, but it’s nice that it’s there! Also, the cheese! I recently discovered the varieity of PC cheeses (both in blocks and slices) here. Great when I need a few different cheeses when making a thing of mac & cheese! 🙂
Wow – What a great contest! I’d have to say the ‘Memories of…’ sauces are my favorite PC items. I live an hour’s drive from any Superstore, but the next time I’m down I’m getting some of the Greek Yogurt…..looks awesome!
Fun! Great giveaway, Suzie!
My fave PC product are the Blue Menu meatless chicken strips. They’re the perfect convenience food for me — I can bake up a couple for a wrap or chop them up on a salad for that extra boost of protein. They taste great; my Husband even likes them and he’s a meat eater!
Laurie@The Baking Bookworm says
I have to pick just ONE?!? Man, that’s hard.
I guess I’d have to pick … PC’s Maple Balsamic Vinaigrette. It is divine on a salad of mixed greens, sunflower seeds and strawberries! A definite hit at our house!
(a close second would be PC’s Great Canadian Coffee — b/c I’m a self-proclaimed slave to the bean!)
I really love them all!! Lately I have been eating the stuffed Chicken Breasts and the Frozen Tandoori Chicken breats , My favorite is the Multi Grain Instant Oatmeal!!!
Lee Currie says
I enjoy all things PC, but my kids are a bit less accepting. Their latest favourite is the PC Thins Hot Dog Buns. I must go out and get some of that Greek yogurt. Sounds perfect!
Sylvia Sicuso says
I love PC Steel Cut Oats and I love their organic baby food – no preservatives, additives…food I was happy to feed to my toddler.
I didn’t know PC had a lower fat goat cheese available. I’m definitely going to pour over that label the next time I’m in the store. Thanks for the tip!
My favourite PC product is their World’s Best Meatless Breaded Chicken Strips. Sometimes a girl wants food reminiscent of her childhood. These taste like regular chicken strips – they’re great!
Our favorite here at home is the Blue Menu Omega-3 granola (30% fruit & nuts version). It’s awesome mixed with some yogurt, especially blue menu blueberry pomegranate.
Hmm… One of my favourite PC products has to be PC Lactose Free Sour Cream, I am lactose intolerant so it is nice to be able to have something I enjoy, It is so yummy! It is creamy and tangy, it is also not too expensive. I love this product and I will be very sad if it is ever discontinued.
sherisse doucette says
I have so many favorites… but my husbands favorite is the PC organics ketchup! I always have to have it in stock. And the PC thin hamburger buns, similar to the bagels you posted on.
my favourite things change all the time so it’s usually whatever is my current favourite. Right now it’s the PC Greek Yogurt. I use it all the time and keep one in the fridge at all times.
I always buy the PC Extra Virgin Olive Oil, and when I had a drip coffee machine, I used the PC dark roast coffee.
Don’t even get me started on Joe Fresh though lol!!
My favourite PC product is the Blue Menu Baked Lentil Crisps. They’re healthy and delicious, and a great alternative to potato chips. Perfect for when you’re in the mood for a quick, salty snack. Yum. 🙂
I am fond of the blue menu hamburger buns, I like burgers but the buns were always such a turn off for me but the Blue Menu thins are much better. I’ve tried something similar from other brands but they are usually dried out and kind of hard, PC are still soft. The chevre is some of the best around, when we can’t get in to the market to pick up some from our favourite farmer (or we run out) the PC version is fantastic. It’s perfect in icing and it’s even better than your traditional cream cheese icing.
Great giveaway Suzie!
This is a great (and tasty) giveaway. Thanks.
Hands down, my fave PC product is one that is no longer made: Balsamic Pesto. I was very sad to see its demise.
So far I can say my fav is the mini slider buns. There are others out there, more so lately but I like PC’s. They are like the thin burger & hot dog buns but OBVIOUSLY Mini Size.
Jeanine - The Baking Beauties says
Nice giveaway!! I actually really like the new Lentil chips/crackers that they just added to their Blue Menu line. Delicious! Especially the dill flavoured ones.
PC products are not something I buy often, but the ones I have tried, I do like, and the prices are even better. Hope I get this to try more…email@example.com
Great giveaway!. I would say my fav President choice product is “blue menu Twice the Fruit strawberry jam”. I love it on toast and I use for some baking recipes such as cookie thumnnails and surprise cupcakes. They have chunks of real strawberry, yum 🙂
My fav president choice product is “PC 4-Berry Blend Frozen Fruit” It’s really great for smoothies and in cereals, yum!
Well I have always loved the frozen meals for work lunches, especially the spinach and cheese cannelloni blue menu frozen meal!
I haven’t been able to find them lately but my kids and i love the President’s Choice kids beef burgers. They were the perect size and tasted great. I hope they’re not discontinued.
I love the PC appetizers! The fig & goat cheese are a big hit here. I would love to win this prize pack!
I love your “mistake” about the baby food. Funny. I’m sure I would have done the same thing.
My favorite PC product is the Honey Dijon creamy salad dressing. I use it on past salad only. I have tried other brands, like Kraft, for example, and it doesn’t even come close.
Never met a PC product I didn’t like – my current favourite is the PC Mini Fudge Melts – I use them instead of Chocolate Chips in my Chocolate Chip cookies, and they get devoured in no time flat! They really are worth switching supermarkets for!
What a great giveaway, I love PC products, my favourite right now would have to be the greek yogurt, with the omega 3 granola and a bit of honey, its the perfect breakfast. I shop at a Your Independent Grocer just for the PC brand.
Neat give-away! SuperStore isn’t my primary grocery store, as I have a SaveOnFoods right around the corner.
But…I like PC’s “Chocolatey Chai” Tea. And the in-store-baked Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies–but I don’t know if they qualify as a PC product.
I’ve got to try the Greek yogurt soon!
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We just LOVE PC’s extra old cheddar! It comes in a square cut block rather than oblong which I like but it’s the taste which really does it for us.
Sandy aka Doris the Great says
I love PC products and there are so many good ones to choose from. I guess one of my favorites would be their microwave popcorn. I buy it as a quick snack at work; and their light version is quite good; no nasty chemical butter taste, light and almost all the corn pops.
I also love their goats cheese and the new yogurt!
Foodie Frannie says
That’s easy Suzie. As you know, I have to stay away from MSG but I’m a bartender and I LOVE making and drinking Ceasars! Presidents Choice is the only brand I have found that has tomato-clam cocktail withuot msg added. It is just as good, if not better than Mott’s and the price is usually cheaper. I use it in drinks obviously but also in some recipes as well, like my steak salad with spicy vinaigrette dressing.
I love my greek yogurt lately and have it sometimes twice a day. I would love to win this contest and give PC’s a try. Crossing my fingers!
PC makes a lot of good stuff and Superstore/Loblaws is my preferred grocery store. Hard to pick one favorite, but I have to say my favorite brand of hummus is President’s Choice – I particularly love their Spicy Hummus & Chipotle & Red Pepper topped varieties.
Suzie Ridler says
Fantastic turnout and love the recommendations! So many products I already love and some new ones to try.
Contest is now closed! Thanks everyone. Winner will be announced tomorrow.