So, I’ve never reviewed restaurants or food on any kind of formal basis, but I was asked if I would. I thought, “Why not?”
I agreed to do it. A box showed up at my door a short time later with a bunch of interesting things in it!
Luehders Vegan Bags/ Exotic Fruits, Red Berries and Fruity Flowers. These were the first things I broke into. There were three different pouches/flavors. They were vegan and do not contain gelatin (which is an animal by product by the way). I am not vegan, although I like vegetables (but not all of them). I was really surprised at the taste and texture! They were soft, but not too soft (I’ve run across some hard unpleasant gummy bears, etc), and the flavor was DELICIOUS! Needless to say these disappeared quickly! I do tend to have a bit of a sweet tooth, so it was not a surprise I liked these.
Lorenz/Sour Cream Pomsticks: These were the next thing opened. They also disappeared quickly! My husband and I smacked on these over a few days time. The reminded me of sour cream and onion chips flavor wise and crunchy, but were straws/sticks. I’m not a big salty snack person, but I liked these and the flavor was just right, not overwhelming.
Jos Poell Tasty Toasts/Tomato and Chili: These were little bitty toasts, but they were awesome! They were crunchy like croutons, but better!! They should come in a huge bag (and I would eat them all!!). Even though you could call them savory the taste was light and crunchy and delicate. These were my favorite thing in the box!
Lorenz/Nic Nocs: These were peanuts coated with a flavoring. Very savory, maybe a little chili-like. Reminded me a little of Barbecue Potato chips…I was not fond of them (or barbecue potato chips) but my husband (who likes this type of thing ) liked them.
Bechtle Garden Herbs Pasta: This was a pretty big bag of egg noodle type pasta. It contains durum wheat semolina, eggs, dried herb mixture (basil, wild garlic, nettle, cornflower blossoms, watercress, dandelion, rocket (aka arugula)). I loved it! I made it according to the directions and added butter and parmesan cheese. It would be great with creamy garlic, or cheese sauce or tomato sauce. You could taste the herbs but it was not overwhelming and I didn’t realize there was wild garlic in it because it did not taste garlicky (although I wouldn’t mind that).
Larsen Pure Fish Filets: Theses were salmon filets packed in Olive Oil and are Gluten free, Lactose free, no artificial colors or flavors, no flavor enhancers, no nuts. I am not a fish person, but I try to eat some once in a while. I liked these. They reminded me of tuna a bit. The filets were about right for a serving (about palm of your hand size) and flaky. These would be great to pack for a camping or hiking trip too if you needed compact protein (and you are avoiding nuts).
If any of these products (they have so much more also) interest you, you can find them at Gourmet International.