Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Summer Fresh Salads: review and giveaway (Canada only) -CLOSED

I was lucky enough to come home one day last month and find a giant cooler box on my door step, full to the brim with Summer Fresh Salads dips and Meals to Go. I can't even quite remember how many different kinds of hummus there were inside - I just know it was a LOT. My husband in particular was very excited by the dinner and snack possibilities that the box presented. They were really very generous.I have bought their products during my grocery shopping before, but I can't say that I paid much attention to the brand or the nutrition label. I have now, though.

My favourite thing about the Summer Fresh Salads products is that every single ingredient on the labels were something that you fully expect to be in the dip or lunch meals. No preservatives. Nothing unpronounceable. Exactly what you'd expect to find in hummus or artichoke & asiago if you made it yourself. For me, as a busy working mother, that's the best kind of convenience food - I can trust this brand and know there is nothing weird or funny added to their food.

Also, they were yummy and we all liked them. My youngest decided he liked to dip blueberries in the artichoke & asiago dip. Whatever floats your boat, kid.

I brought a couple of the Meals to Go products to work and I'll honestly say they weren't my favourite. I was probably the wrong person to test these out as I'm not the greatest fan of cold grain salads for my lunch. As much as I liked the addition of trail mix to the boxes, this is actually a problem as up until recently I worked in a nut-free office. I did like the flatbread crackers and hummus, however!Summer Fresh Salads are a Canadian company. Their president, Susan Niczowski, was recently profiled in MOMpreneur magazine. You can find them on facebook or twitter. Their website is a comprehensive listing of their products and recipes and contests.

Would you like to try some Summer Fresh Salads products? The company has offered one of my readers a $10 coupon towards their products.

Here's how to enter:
  1. Leave me a comment. What Summer Fresh Salads product would you like to use the $10 coupon to try?
  2. Leave the comment before 9pm EST on Wednesday March 2 2011
  3. Be Canadian
  4. Have a valid email address I can use to contact you (leave it in a field/in the comment) entry per person, please! I'll use to pick a winner soon after contest close. Good luck. Thanks to Summer Fresh Salads for the giveaway.

Disclosure: I was provided with samples of Summer Fresh Salads products to review for this post and was not compensated in any other way. My views are my own.


Elle said...

Alright, I'm game. Although I'm sure Lisa will slide right on in here before 9 ;)

I love a lot of the Summer Fresh dips, but Little Girl is partial to Tzatziki these days, and I must say so am I. So that's where the $10 would go - oh, and the artichoke dip, for sure!

katie | motherbumper said...

I buy Summer Fresh quiet often. We love their hummus and babaganoush (sp?). If I had a gift certificate I'd probably splash out on some different stuff that I was too afraid to try (you know, since they would be 'free'). I'd love to try the fig & balsamic, or cranberry pomegrante, or the maple walnut cheese toppings.

moplans said...

Damn! Am I too late?!?!
I need some hummus!