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)
- 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!
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|
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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