PC Organics Mixed Berry Carrot Naturally Flavoured Fruit and Vegetable Snack are an easy way for you to sneak some beta carotene into your child’s diet without any artificial flavours or sugars. You can also rest assured that this is an organic product and you can pick up a box of these treats for $2.49.
If your toddler enjoys fruit leather, they will probably eat up this little healthy fruit and veggie treat. I actually like how small they are, perfect for putting in my purse in case of a sugar crash emergency which sometimes happens to me when I am out. I certainly do not taste the carrot and cabbage juice in there, just tastes like fruit leather to me. A clever nutritious idea. I give this product four out of five wooden spoons.
I have to admit something. I absolutely got a kick out of cooking with the PC Meatball Cooking Sauce. I just had a feeling it was going to be a nostalgic foodie adventure for me and it was!
Now what I did not like is the directions were only useful for those using frozen PC meatballs. What if you don’t have them? What if you wanted to make homemade meatballs? You had to wing it. Which is what I did.
My meatballs were so tender they were on the verge of falling apart. Yikes! I carefully browned them in my pan, added the sauce, brought to a simmer, turned down the heat and covered for 20 minutes.
I served them over rice and I was right, they tasted so much like the meatballs my mom used to make! She made hers with grape jelly. Before you laugh, this sauce was made with concord grape juice! Not to mention tons and tons of sugar. In fact the first ingredients is sugar! There are 140 calories in just 4 tbsp of this sauce.
We really did enjoy this dinner though and Reg’s mom used to make a meal just like it so it was nostalgic for him too. It was super sweet but very tasty and a total retro treat for us.
At just $2.49 a jar I will be buying this again for those nights I just can’t bring myself to make a whole meal from scratch. If you do decide to buy this product, I highly recommend adding some heat to your meatballs to balance out the sweetness of the sauce. I used Sriracha hot sauce which easily mixed in with the meat but you can add whatever heat you like.
I give this product four out of five wooden spoons unless you are diabetic, then stay the heck away from this sauce!
Sweet meatballs were a big no no in my mom’s Italian kitchen, she would gasp at the thought of them. BUT I could always count on getting my fill at my friends’ homes, that and pork chops with applesauce…Mmmm the memories.
Suzie Ridler says
Oh isn’t that interesting Ava! So sweet is a no-no when it comes to Italian meatballs, fascinating. I’m glad you managed to enjoy the sweet kind growing up. These were all the rage when I was a kid and then totally disappeared. My mom would make them and serve them with toothpicks as an hor d’oeuvres for parties and I would always sneak some, LOL. Yes, the memories…
James K says
Where can you get the PC meat ball sauce. Can’t find it any where.