Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Move Over Butter

On a scale of 1-10 I rate this product an 8+

I don't know if this product is new or if it's been around for a while but I've never tried it in the past.  I may not have tried it now if it had not been for the container.  Yep, the container.  I noticed it because it was square and had the neatest little cow on the front.   Apparently the container is new because when I went to find a picture of the product they were all round.

I decided to give it a try after reading its nutritional information.  It has no hydrogenated oil and no trans fats per serving.  It is made from other fats but it seems most all of them are.  A tablespoon has 50 calories and it's made with whipped sweet cream buttermilk.  When it comes to spreading, it is soft and smooth.  Then there is the taste.  It actually does taste like butter and it melts well.  I don't know if I'll use it for cooking but I will be using it to "butter" my dishes.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Land O Lakes Cocoa

On a scale of 1 - 10 I give this product a 10+

I know this has been out for some time but since I'm not a chocolate lover I've not tried it... until last week.  As I said, I don't care for chocolate but do like white chocolate so when I saw the Land O Lakes White Chocolate Cocoa I decided to give it a try.  I picked up a couple packs and that night I made my 1st cup of what I thought was white chocolate cocoa.  Turns out that the white chocolate and the French Vanilla both come in white packages and I picked up the vanilla.  While drinking I noticed the difference in taste and that's when I looked at the package to see I had made a 'mistake'.  Well far from a mistake.  It was delicious.  So I went back to the store the next day to stock up while it was on sale.  That is when I saw the Hazelnut!  I love hazelnut coffee so decided to give the cocoa a try.  It too is delicious.  The taste warms your whole body.  After drinking my 1st cup I wanted another but had only bought one just in case I didn't like it. 

I've tried hot chocolate several times before when offered by friends.  One of the reasons I didn't like it was because it always seemed to be grainy and super sweet.  I didn't find that in Land O Lakes.  It's as smooth as a cup of coffee and not overpowered with sugar.  I've only tried 2 flavors but you can bet I'll be hitting the stores to buy more.  After going on their website I found that they also have Irish Cream and Amaretto.  Those are 2 that I'll be searching for next.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Land O Lakes Saute Express

On a scale of 1 - 10 I rate this product a 10+

I've used this to sauté chicken, shrimp and have even melted it to drizzle over fish before broiling.  I've even added it to pasta dishes for added flavor.  These little squares have loads of flavor and loads of uses.  There are 5 flavors and so far I've only tried the Garlic & Herb but you can bet I'll be trying the others too.   I love this product!

Also, if you go to the Land O Lakes site you'll find recipes that are a must try using this product.