Thanks to all the spam I’ve been getting since I opened up my blog to anonymous posts, I have decided to close the contest a little early. Winner will be announced tomorrow! Good luck everyone!
Kraft Canada asked me to review their new Sizzling Salads product as well as do a giveaway for coupons to my Canadian readers (excluding Quebec, sorry!)… How exciting! I love the idea of this product, it was made for someone who likes sauce like me.
(A note my American friends, I have a BIG Christmas giveaway that will be coming up on my blog open to you too. If you want to hear about it first, don’t forget to sign up for my newsletter.)
It comes in a kit with two bottles of dressing: one to use while you are cooking and the other to dress the salad. I decided to try out the Chicken Caesar Salad on a day that was crazy busy with no time to make food from scratch.
First I cooked the chicken which had cut up into bite-sized pieces.
Then I added the black peppercorn cooking sauce. I also decided to add some cooked pasta which was another part of my test. Usually when I add pasta to a salad the sauce seems to vanish.
The second bottle is for the salad which you dress and then top with the cooked chicken:
I made this salad after coming home from an appointment so famished I could barely see straight. It was not difficult to make and fed me when I was too tired and hungry to cook from scratch.
Now is it as good as My Version of Jamie Oliver’s Proper Chicken Caesar Salad? Absolutely not! My flavours are much more bold. I checked the ingredients, no anchovies or even Parmesan was listed! Still, it did have a very light Caesar flavour to it. Much more subtle than a traditional Caesar, it was surprising how good it was. I was impressed and loved that even though it is winter, a warm salad like this was very comforting.
I tested the Greek Chicken Sizzling Salad out on my friends and we all sat there, shocked at how much we loved it. Light, refreshing, not too harsh like a lot of bottled dressings are… we all loved it! I am not a huge fan of chicken, as you know, but this product really gave it some zing!
The big test though was my husband. He hates vinaigrettes and vinegar in general so when I gave him this salad he confessed later that he was prepared to hate it. He was shocked, he loved it. I think he even used the word, “Fantastic!” I could not believe it. It even passed my husband’s taste test!
Want to try these yourself? Well just leave a comment to enter my giveaway for a coupon so you can try this product for free! I have FIVE coupons to give away so if you are in Canada (but not Quebec) you just need to leave a comment with your email to enter. Great way to try something new for free the next time you do your groceries! Contest closes Friday.
I have wanted to try these for a while. I’m glad you did it first. 🙂 Now I know it won’t be a waste of $$
Suzie Ridler says
Oh JulieB, you just made my day! That is totally what I am here for. I abhor wasting money too and am glad I could do some product testing for you so you don’t waste any money! Good luck with the contest! I will announce the winners at the end of the week.
I’ve also been looking at these kits for a while… wondering if they’d be any good. I should give them a shot this week.
I prefer from scratch, but I am curious to try them. How was the salt content?
Suzie Ridler says
April, I hope you like the kit like we all did!
Alexis, there was 360 mg of sodium in 2 tbsp in the Greek one, 300 mg in the Caesar one. Fat content in the Caesar one was 13 grams. The Greek one had 9 grams of fat. The Greek had 90 calories per 2 tbsp and the Caesar had 130 calories per 2 tbsp. Hope that helps!
I want to give these a try too ! (Did I say that out loud LOL). Actually it would be more for my bro & step dad, that’ll be my story anyway !!!
OK, enter me. I’ll take anything for free.
Debra She Who Seeks says
Please throw my name in the hat too, Suzie!
Mmm, these sound really yummy!
Grocery Alerts Canada says
I would also love to try these – I tried a different flavour.
Hello! I would love a chance to try this product. I cook a lot from scratch but rarely make salad dressing. I have been interested in this but haven’t tried them yet due to cost.
Thanks for the opportunity to win a coupon.
Janet in Alberta
i have the ceasar one in my fridge but haven’t tried it. Now I will! I would love to try the greek one. Greek salad is my fave!
this is my first giveaway :O enter me, i’d love to try this! 😀
Here’s my comment!!
Liana @ femme fraiche says
I just had to enter this considering I like to call myself the salad queen! Yes, it’s true..I eat them for lunch AND dinner daily!! They’re so much fun to make and eat:-)
My email is email@example.com
I’ve also seen these in the supermarket, but was reluctant to try – a free coupon would be great! Perfect meal for when I come home too exhausted to try anything more demanding…
Oh yum :P. The salads look so good. I love Caesar and Greek :P.Be awesome to try out something free 🙂
I would definitely give these a try!