Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Farm Rich review and giveaway!


Overview

Have you ever been totally overwhelmed, so much that you barely have time to eat?  If you answered "yes", you need to check out the Farm Rich line of products.  With everything from meatballs to Philly cheese steaks, they have plenty of quick and tasty items to fit into a hectic life.

Farm Rich is a Buffalo, New York-based company that offers a bevy of easy-to-prepare snack foods, including:
  • Cheese Sticks
  • Marinara Stuffed Mozzarella Sticks
  • Mozzarella Bites
  • Mini Stuffed Pizza Slices
  • Mini Philly Cheese Steaks
  • Stuffed Pretzel Bites
  • Mini Quesadillas
  • Mini Bacon Cheeseburgers
  • Stuffed Jalapeño Peppers
  • Meatballs (Turkey, Original and Italian Style)
  • Mushrooms
  • French Toast Sticks

Everything from Farm Rich is made with ingredients like 100% real mozzarella cheese and high-quality meats, and contain no high fructose corn syrup, fillers, artificial flavors, or other questionable components.  Not only are they quick and easy, they're pretty darned good!

Review

I was sent a couple of coupons to try out some Farm Rich products.  The stores around here tend not to have the greatest selection, so my husband and I ended up making two stops.  First, we went to Target and picked up a bag of the Original Meatballs.  Second, we went to the local grocery store and got the Mini Pizza Slices.  The grocery store here is really picky about what coupons they will accept: on my first trip through the check lane, the cashier told me they wouldn't accept the free product coupon unless I bought an additional $10 worth of merchandise!  After explaining to the lady at the customer service desk that I was getting the products so I could write a blog review, she let me get the bag of pizza slices.


We made the pizza slices first, since we were hungry and the meatballs took a lot longer to cook.  The slices are a pretty decent size -- not so small that you have to eat the whole bag to be satisfied, but not so big that you recoil at the thought of what they're doing to your waistline.  These baked up pretty quickly, in about 12 minutes.  According to the Farm Rich press kit, their dough-based products are baked, not fried.  A four-piece serving of these pizza slices has 250 calories, 12g fat, 5g saturated fat, and 470mg sodium.  They are a little sparse on the pepperoni, but still a very good snack, especially when served with a side of marinara.  I'd say these are perfect for when you're craving pizza, but want a considerably lighter alternative.  They cook fast in the microwave, too, if you're really in a hurry (they'll be floppy and extraordinarily hot, but still very tasty).


Next on the menu was the meatballs.  The package directions say they take 35-40 minutes to bake in the oven, so they're not really a quick option (though microwaving them takes about a minute).  I cooked them according to the directions, but they ended up being dried out and hard -- not sure what happened.  Since they were dessicated, I made a sauce out of leftover grape jelly and BBQ sauce (something my Dad always makes for the Lil Smokies on New Year's Eve) and they were ok.  The next day, I made a few in the microwave and they were a lot better -- one of the few times something tasted better microwaved than baked!  The flavor of these meatballs is outstanding for something prepackaged.  For a 6 meatball serving, you'll take in 240 calories, 20g fat, 8g saturated fat, and 400mg sodium.

Pizza slices ready to go in the oven
Tasty meatballs!

Overall, I was delighted with my first Farm Rich experience, and my husband enjoyed having snacks that we don't typically buy.  I wish our grocery store carried a wider variety of Farm Rich products (see what your stores carry), but I liked what I was able to find.  In fact, I liked them so much, I want to offer two of my lovely readers (and people who just stop by to enter contests) each a coupon for a free Farm Rich product.


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147 comments:

KPort207 said...

Most like to try pizza slices and I would serve them for movie night

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abfantom said...

I would like to get Farm Rich's Mozzarella Bites

I would serve them as appetizers when we have dinner guests

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abfantom said...

I would like to see product reviews

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debbie said...

I would like to try the mushrooms, I would have them on our family movie night.

susan1215 said...

I would like to get Farm Rich's Mozzarella Bites
I'd serve them as an appetizer when I'm serving spaghetti

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susan1215 said...

I'd like to see reviews and giveaways on your blog

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Amy Z said...

I'd like to try their Mozzarella Bites, and I'd serve them on the side of Tomato Soup!

Amy Z said...

More recipes!

Carol said...

I would try the Mini Pizza Slices.I would serve them with Marinara Sauce.
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llinda29 said...

I want Farm Rich's Mozzarella Bites and I will serve with dinner

llinda29 said...

I want to see more contests

ky2here said...

Mini quesadillas would be perfect for reception hour.

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BethElderton said...

We'd like the Jalapeno Peppers and would enjoy them as a snack/supper along with some fruit.
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BethElderton said...

I like product reviews and giveaways.
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Shelley said...

I'd love to try the breaded mushrooms. I would probably serve as a snack while movie watching.
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judy gardner said...

the mushrooms and would serve with ranch dressing to dip into,



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judy gardner said...

i would like to see more giveaways

Kelly N. said...

Check out Farm Rich's website and let me know 1) what product you would most like to try and 2) how/when you would serve it.


Jalapeño Peppers with a pile of french fries for lunch or dinner

crystletellerday said...

mozzarella bites for dinner crystletellerday@yahoo.com

Kelly N. said...

Let me know what you would like to see more of on my blog.

more giveaways

kroch said...

I would love to try the cinnamon sprinkle french toast sticks and I would serve them for breakfast

Katie R.
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Belinda said...

I'd love to try the philly cheese steaks. They'd be good to snack on while watching a movie.

kellyr78 said...

I like the Cheese Sticks and I would serve it alongside pasta for dinner.
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Frugalista Mama said...

I would make meatball subs using the meatballs....yum!

heather abbe said...

I would choose the mushrooms, and serve them with hamburgers.

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heather abbe said...

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Terri Menke said...

The mushrooms as an appetizer

radeeolover said...

mozzarella bites as a late night snack!
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radeeolover said...

more giveaways!
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Marilyn's Money said...

I like Mini Philly Cheese Steaks, mjjaegly@yahoo.com

Marilyn's Money said...

Love to see more give-aways! mjjaegly@yahoo.com

Jenny said...

I would serve the Cheese Sticks during movie or game night :)

Jenny said...

I would like to see more giveaways :) Thanks for the chance to win!

Sarah Walker said...

the mini philly cheesesteaks! yum

Sarah Walker said...

I would serve them as a appetizer before dinner.

jenspurg said...

Would like the cheese sticks for a snack.
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jenspurg said...

Always love more giveaways!.
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mom2gabnnat said...

We'd try the Pretzel Bites as a fun snack.
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Tamra said...

Would love to try the pizza slices, I would serve during movie night with my family!

Jen said...

Jalepeno Peppers I would serve them when watching UFC

jlafount said...

Mini pizza slices. A quick lunch

Jennifer said...

cheese sticks and i would serve them as a snack
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Jennifer said...

reviews and giveaways
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Naomie said...

We would try the mozarella sticks as apetizer.

Naomie said...

I would love to see more giveaways.

danw78704 said...

like the mozarella stikds

Kari @ Mommy's Fabulous Finds said...

Id love to try the questo cheese bites, i'd serve them during family movie night

Kari.W

kyl neusch said...

French Toast Sticks for breakfast

Cheri Dougherty said...

I would try the philly cheese steak bites and serve them for lunch!

David said...

I would like to try the mozzarella sticks for my daughters. I would give it to them as a snack.

Tammy said...

mozarella sticks - when my nephews visit.

k. said...

I want to try the mushrooms. I'd serve them as a snack on the weekend.
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jandsfox_143 said...

Mozzarella sticks at my daughter's upcoming birthday party.
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Diane52 said...

I would like to try the pizza slices
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tavernie said...

Philly Cheese Steak for Family Game Night!
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tavernie said...

More Recipes!!! I love trying new ones!!!
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AubreyLaine said...

mozzerella sticks!
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Nicole22654 said...

Cheese stick and with lunch

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Brittany Boardley Renaldi said...

I love their queso cheese bites as an afternon snack!

Brittany Boardley Renaldi said...

I would love more recipes!

mverno said...

like to try the mini pizza slices about every 2 weeks
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mverno said...

bring on the contests
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Kimmy said...

I WOULD LOVE TO MAKE THE MINI MOZZARELLA STICKS AT OUR NEXT MOVIE NIGHT. THEY SOUND AMAZING!

I WOULD LOVE TO SEE MORE GIFT CARD GIVEAWAYS.

THANKS FOR THIS GIVEAWAY AND WISH ME LUCK!

Jemima Puddleduck said...

I'd serve the stuffed pretzel bites at my birthday party!

Jemima Puddleduck said...

I'd love to see more beauty and fitness!

samantha said...

I would love some of the mini philly cheese steaks for a movie night!
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samantha said...

Would love to see more reviews :)

Unknown said...

mozzerella sticks and I would serve them at a party.

Samantha said...

I would like to try the cheese sticks and I would serve them for dinner with homemade chicken nuggets.

1froglegs said...

I would like to try the pizza slices. I would either serve them as a side dish or as an appetizer while we wait for dinner to be done.

Jenna Wood said...

I would love to serve the mozzarella sticks for a snack!

Breanne said...

I'd like the cheese sticks anytime

Kristy Thiel said...

great contest! I love the stuffed pretzel bites and I'd serve them at my daughter's birthday party. Thanks for hosting!

alw6ys said...

I'd like to try the turkey meatballs, and they'd be great obviously with spaghetti

Janice
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Nancy said...

I'd serve their Italian Style Meatballs or their Turkey Meatballs with marinara sauce over spaghetti for an easy supper! For an appetizer, I might also have their Jalapeno Poppers with guacamole to dip them in!

Nancy
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mattandcolleen fuller said...

Mini Quesadillas! Thank you! I would serve it when my step son visits this summer! kelsonc23 at yahoo dot com

mattandcolleen fuller said...

I would like to see baby or toddler reviews/giveaways! Thank you! kelsonc23 at yahoo dot com

Valerie Taylor Mabrey said...

I would like to serve hubby the mushrooms
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1porkchop said...

I want to try the mini quesadillas to serve as a side dish with burritos or tacos.

kaseycone said...

Cheese sticks for dinner!

kaseycone said...

More food giveawyas!

Miss Sarah said...

I'd love to try the Mozzarella Sticks and would probably serve them with hamburgers to my family.

Thanks for the giveaway!

Miss Sarah said...

I love the giveaways. :)

Thanks!

KPort207 said...

love to see more giveaways

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Chris said...

we love the philly cheesesteaks and pizza slices,usually for a quick lunch or snack

Chrystal said...

I would try the Jalapeno Peppers and serve it as a snack to my family.

one frugal lady said...

The mozzarella sticks look awesome!
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Becca Ann said...

I would like to try the mushrooms.. i would serve them as a snack

Ashley said...

I'd like the mozzarella bites for movie night.

Ashley said...

I'd like to see more giveaways.

kathy f said...

The pizza slices. O would serve it to the kids for a snack.

Wild N Mild $$$ said...

mini bacon cheeseburgers w/ french fries for an easy dinner.

Jennifer Rote
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Jackie said...

I'd like to try the Jalapeño Peppers.
I'd serve them to my family on a movie night...or as an afternoon snack.
Thanks!

Jenna Hesselink said...

i would love to try the pizza triangles and would do a movie night with serving them

amy beth marantino said...

i would try Mini Philly Cheese Steaks and swerve them to my friends after soccer practice

Jenna Hesselink said...

you can never have to many giveaways :)

amy beth marantino said...

I would like to see product reviews for healthy snack items

Kylie said...

I would serve the Mozzarella Bites during our family craft night.

Candie L said...

I would have this Stuffed Jalapeño Peppers as a yummy snack. THank you

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Candie L said...

I would love for people to review items for older children (10-16). Thank you

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Frugal Mom from California said...

I would like to try the mozarella sticks. I would serve them with tomato sauce

I am entering as Elena.

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Frugal Mom from California said...

I would like to see more giveaways :)

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Michelle Foster said...

I would like to try the pretzel bites or the mozzarella cheese sticks, just when we are having moving night.

debijackson said...

mozarella sticks and i would serve family movie time with ranch dressing debbie jackson,
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Frugaldoodlebug said...

I would get the turkey or italian meatballs and would put that into my sauce for some added yummy bites, OR I would get the queso bites for some little appetizers for during the baseball games the bf and I watch together :)

debijackson said...

WOW, I just found your blog so I can tell you I love all kinds of articles on kids, teens, food etc
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tsgsusans said...

We LOVE mozarella sticks. We always have them for Superbowl Sunday and anytime that we have guests over, we serve them.

debijackson said...

i would like to see email subscriptions as I don't follow my reader feeds much. debbie jackson,
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Frugaldoodlebug said...

I'd love to see more product reviews and recipes :)

Jessica said...

I would most want to try the stuffed pretzel bites during a party with friends for something like a football game
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Melissa said...

Stuffed Jalapeño Peppers
I would serve them to my family when we're playing board games.
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Yona Williams said...

I want to try the Pizza Slices and I'd eat as a snack while Im in front of the computer. Email: yona(at)pricelesswriters.com

Jim Redle said...

I would like to try the mushroom bites. I would serve them for party guests.

Yona Williams said...

I can never get enough of reviews and giveaways. Email: yona(at)pricelesswriters.com

CAJUNMAN12 said...

I would get Farm Rich's Mozzarella Bites and serve them as snacks

AndreaH said...

I'd like to try the mushrooms and I would serve that as a snack during our movie nights.

AndreaH
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Deb said...

I would like to try the Mini Quesadillas to serve to my boys for snack

octoberthings said...

I would love to try the Mozzarella Bites!
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laurasloves said...

I would like to try the meatballs. With them I would make a hot meatball sandwich on a hoagie roll.
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laurasloves said...

I love reviews and as many as possible as they really do help me to find new products.

amymarie2777 said...

I would most like to try the mushrooms. I would serve them at a potluck.

Kristie said...

I would like to try the Mini Pizza Slices and Cheese Sticks. I would serve it as a snack. Maybe while watching a movie. kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

Kristie said...

I would like to see more giveaways and recipes! Yum! kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

sweetpea08 said...

Jalapeno Poppers and I would serve them at our 4th of July family party
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jadavis said...

Mini Stuffed Pizza Slices at game night!
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jadavis said...

Giveaways are always awesome!
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Kate said...

Meatballs are my favorite!

Christy said...

Hi,

I would love to try the Breaded Mushrooms and I would serve them as an Appetizer at Dinner.

Thanks

Christy said...

Hi,

I would like to see more Giveaways on your blog.

Thanks

ashlee garcia said...

1) the cheese sticks!
2)for dinner!

Tom Shewbridge said...

the cheesesticks definitely, and they would be great to serve at an upcoming birthday party we are throwing!

Tom Shewbridge said...

would love to see more coupons like this! LOve free food!

caseyle2010 said...

i would like to try the mushrooms! i would serve them as a side with dinner, or for lunch
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caseyle2010 said...

more giveaways!
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JM said...

Turkey meatballs! Would serve them for dinner!

MELINA said...

i like the cheese sticks and would serve them for a snack

wabashriver1 said...

Mini quesadillas as an afternoon or evening snack.

susansmoaks said...

i would get the cheese sticks for a snack during movie night
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Tara said...

I would serve the mozzerella sticks for a 4th of july party!
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Tara said...

I would love to see more gift card giveaways

Jackee said...
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Jackee said...

Mozzarella bites, baked in the oven, served on movie night
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Lisa said...

I'd like the Mozzarella Bites and I would serve them on a night where we have having salads.

Trisha McKee said...

The mozzarella bites - I would serve them when friends were over. Perfect snack for company while watching our favorite movies!

Trisha McKee said...

Maybe see more book and/or movie reviews.

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kyl neusch said...

product reviews!

kathy pease said...

id love the original meatballs to serve with spaghetti for dinner