As a working parent of active teens, we are always on the go and looking for shortcuts to help out with dinner. Sargentos has some new products in your market that can provide you with some of those shortcuts.
Salad Finishers – Salad finishers are great for dropping on top of your fresh picked salad leaves or in your cold pasta to finish up that salad. The other day we had a meet to attend. My daughter picked some Chard and lettuce, rinsed and put in a bowl, cut up an apple and a banana and combined it all together with the salad finisher. I didn’t have enough time to eat right then, so I grabbed the salad and stuck it into a lidded bowl added some dressing and took it with me to the meet. No hotdogs or hamburgers for me, I had the good stuff. Later on, my husband ate the rest, straight from the bowl. The Salad Finishers are just enough for one bag of salad – or go out to the garden and pick like I did.
- Blue Cheese – Contains blue cheese, , lightly candied almonds and sweet cranberries and cherries.
- Classic Chef Salad Finishers - Combination of smoked strips of turkey and ham, crispy smoked bacon, toasted multi-grain croutons, and a natural blend of our Cheddar, Monterey Jack and Swiss Cheeses.
- Bistro Chicken - flame-grilled chicken breast, roasted sliced almonds and our natural blend of Mozzarella Shredded Cheese with Sun-Dried Tomatoes & Basil. This was my favorite.
- Crispy Bacon – crispy bacon crumbles, our blend of natural Sharp and Mild Cheddar Shredded Cheeses and crispy, golden-baked croutons with a touch of ranch seasoning.
- Cheddar Chicken – flame-grilled chicken breast, our blend of natural Sharp and Mild Cheddar Shredded Cheeses and crispy, golden-baked croutons seasoned with a touch of garlic
- Chicken Cesar – flame-grilled chicken breast, our nutty, natural Parmesan Shredded Cheese and crispy, golden-baked croutons seasoned with Caesar seasoning and Romano cheese.
- Cranberry Pecan – dried, sweetened cranberries, crunchy dry-roasted pecans, and our flavorful blend of natural Low Moisture Part Skim Mozzarella and Asiago Shredded Cheeses.
Potato Finishers – Some evenings we bake potatoes in the toaster oven and dump cheeses on top or chili. These finishers come with one sauce pack, a cheese pack and Something else. First you heat up the potato – by baking in the oven or microwave, pour on the sauce and put it into the microwave to heat the sauce, then dump the other toppings on. My son would like this because he’s not a fan of chili, which is what I usually dump on the potatoes along with cheese.
- Southwest – creamy Southwestern cheese sauce, natural Pepper Jack and Monterey Jack Shredded Cheese and blue and yellow corn tortilla strips.
- All American – natural White Cheddar Cheese, sour cream, seasonings and chives, natural Sharp Cheddar Shredded Cheese and crispy smoked bacon bits.
- Au Gratin – a creamy sauce made with natural Cheddar Cheese, natural Monterey Jack Shredded Cheese and a flavorful, buttery blend of toasted breadcrumbs, crispy toasted onions and seasonings.
- Cheddar Broccoli – a creamy sauce made with natural Cheddar Cheese and broccoli florets, natural Monterey Jack Shredded Cheese and crispy smoked bacon bits. I’d have to add more broccoli florets to this – I like lots of big broccoli with my potatoes.
Sargento’s also has Artisan blend cheeses. I made macaroni and cheese with the Mexican blend. It was an ooey, gooey delicious melted cheese sauce. Much better than that stuff my brother in law loves, that I love to hate. Parmesan and Romano would probably make a really great alfredo. The Artisan Blends are very finely pre-shredded cheeses, makes the melting happen really quickly.
The only negative is too much packaging for the product. I don’t see a way around it though. In order to have crispy croutons, they need to be packaged separately. Plus that allows you to customize the salad or potato with the Finisher Ingredients you like best.
Another positive – Sargento’s is a Wisconsin cheese company! Lastly, I’d like it if you’d admire the lettuce in the pics – that’s from my raised bed gardens.
My grade – an all around A/A- the packaging took it down a little and the serving size is for about two people, so it can be a little costly when not on sale or you don’t have a coupon.
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