The show Recipe to Riches is coming to a close! I know I should be lying in bed resting but my PR rep from President’s Choice has been kind enough to hand deliver these products to my door every single week. I just can not let her down and the voting starts tomorrow! I just had to share my impressions of the final two products with you.
Rosy Banwait-Soobrattee’s Kulfi Karma Ice Cream
Rosy Banwait-Soobrattee won the frozen treats category with her Kulfi Karma Ice Cream. Even though I watched the episode and got a glimpse of seeing how it was made, it was one of the few products being tested and judged that I had absolutely no idea what it would really taste like.
Throughout the ice cream you will see the cardamom seed flecks and pistachios peeking out. I like how easy this ice cream is to scoop out, a sign of a high quality ice cream.
The box of ice cream is quite tiny for $3.49 but once I tasted the ice cream, I understood why. A small scoop takes you to another universe! Still, with the first bite I was immediately scared the rose water would be too strong and start to hurt my throat (I am super sensitive that way) but with each bite that almost-overwhelming flavour dissipated and I fell into an adventurous foodie dream.
Oh what a creamy and wild dessert with a nice bite from the pistachios. It really is difficult to describe the sensation and flavour. It was exotic, stunning and absolutely unique. I have never had anything quite like it so I hope that this product will remain at my Superstore because it transported both me and Reg to somewhere else on the planet. We loved it. If you like traditional flavours, this may be downright shocking to you and you may end up hating it. I personally love food that takes me somewhere completely new. I give it five out of five wooden spoons. Way to go Rosy!
Robert Luft’s Slow & Low Pulled Pork
Robert Luft won the entree category for his southern-style pulled pork that has been slow cooked for 12 hours. This is what you get in a package. Two frozen bricks of the flavoured slow-cooked pork.
To cook it you cut out one of the packages and put it in a medium sauce pan over medium heat. Cover and every now and then break down with a cooking utensil. In 15 minutes the meat will be ready.
I must admit, I found all of this very off-putting. First, meat in a plastic bag freaks me out. At least they abandoned the idea of the home cook cooking it in hot water in the bag, which I think is just too unhealthy. With the stove-top technique, as the meat thawed and the juice was released, I found it very unappetizing. When it was done, it was kind of mushy.
I made the tiniest slider I could (which took 1/3 of the meat, there is not a lot in the package) and you know what? It was tasty! I did not love it but I did not hate it either. It was pretty darn good and in the end, was impressed.
Do I think the box is worth $6.99? No, I don’t, that is not a lot of meat. Do I consider this an entree? No, not at all. It is just meat! I must admit I really wish I was testing the lobster mac and cheese instead. To me, that was much closer to being a real entree than this hunk of frozen meat.
When it comes to flavour, I give this product a weak three out of five. When it comes to the show, I don’t think it really qualifies for its category at all.
I think all the women in the competition have kicked some serious foodie butt and I wish them all luck! I know who I will be voting for tomorrow and make sure you vote too! I think this is where we go to vote on Wednesday and may the best foodie win!