Every year Kosher Fest is usually part of my food news. Kosherfest highlights kosher product companies with emphasis on new product lines. It’s held at the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus, NJ and is on schedule for tomorrow. Manischewitz has a few new products for this year’s Kosherfest, that can help you get through the jewish celebrations and holydays as well as any regular day. I wasn’t sure what I would get when I agreed to do to the review. Without further ado – here’s my review of some of Manischewitz new product line of 2012.
- Mediterranean Matzos – flavored with Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Onion, Garlic and Herbs – This was one of my favorites. The underlying herb, and olive oil flavor comes through as almost an after note. It’s mild, but still there and leaves a good impression. This would be fantastic with tomato soup.
- Chocolate Gluten Free Cake – As far as cake mixes go, this is good, especially gluten free. I’ve found some of the gluten free cake mixes to have a different texture than I’m used to but this feels like a regular cake. The flavor is good and the icing spreads nicely. My only issue is that it is overly sweet, I could use a little less sugar. The box contains the cake mix, icing and a separate pan – to help keep the pan gluten free if you don’t normally bake gluten free. That is a nice idea.
- Jason Cornflake Crumbs – These were great for my chicken. I mixed the cornflake crumbs with paprika, italian herbs, salt and pepper and dredged my chicken through it. No milk but no skin also and the chicken came out moist with a crunchy crumb crust. Not the same as using milk, but it worked out nicely – and my husband went back for thirds. There wasn’t much left when he was done.
- Turkey Broth – the turkey broth had a nice turkey broth flavor and would be great for Thanksgiving. The only issue is the sodium level is pretty high, 580 mg per cup. If you were making soup with it, avoid adding salt to the recipe.
- Roasted Turkey Gravy – it’s low fat and has no MSG. The roasted turkey flavor is really good, and would be great for Thanksgiving if you aren’t into messing with your own. The sodium is still a little high, but not bad at 140 mg per serving (1/4 cup).
Overall, the things I would buy again – Jason Cornflakes Crumbs, Roasted Turkey Gravy and the Mediterranean Matzos. The turkey broth is fine but the sodium is too high to make it on the short list. The chocolate cake would probably not be a regular purchase, however, if I had a gluten free person coming to visit, I might pick it up.
This was not a sponsored or paid review. I received the products to do the review and the opinions are my own.
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