I've enjoyed a cooking and baking break most days this week thanks to the product testing I am doing for the new President's Choice products. In the past two days I have been able to try four more products and am ready to share the results with you all. I'll start with the PC 100% Hawaiian Medium Roast Whole Bean Coffee. I adore coffee and find it hard to face the world before my first two mugs each morning. Seeing how I prefer a medium roast, I was pretty sure I was going to like this coffee. I was right, it is smooth and rich and ranks up with the best coffees I've tried at home. I go through a lot of coffee, so I prefer buying it in larger quantities, but if I see this on sale (It is $9.99 for a 454g - 1 pound- bag), I will probably pick some up in the future.
Next, while the little one was napping I tried out the PC Brownies with Dark Chocolate Chips ($3.99 for a box of 8). These are baked in a peanut-free facility and are individually wrapped making them perfect for lunches (both for kids and parents). They are moist and more cakey than fudgy and the mini dark chocolate chips add a nice texture and some added interest to their rich chocolate flavour. As you can see in my photos I turned one into a mini Mommy treat with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and some PC Chocolate & Toffee Topping, which was a new product this summer. Mmm! I really don't see me buying these right now because I don't have to pack any lunches, but if I did, these brownies would be a nice treat from time to time.
Thursday is the day that we do most of our shopping after my husband gets off work, so dinners are usually leftovers or something quick and easy. The PC Rip & Dip Cheese Pizza ($5.99 for 750g pizza) fit the bill. It also was a perfect time to try out the PC Creamy Garlic Dipping Sauce ($2.49 for a 450g bottle). The Rip & Dip Cheese Pizza comes with it's own marinara sauce, so we had two dippers to choose from. I was a bit skeptical of the pizza when I looked at it in it's frozen state, but I followed the instructions, cooking it at 400 degrees for 19 minutes. I did turn my oven to broil for the last minute, but that is my own personal preference. It was actually pretty tasty, more like little pizza buns as the crust is thick and very tender and soft... perfect for little eaters. My picky 2 year old actually ate some and I think would have eaten a few more if Grandpa hadn't snuck her so many cookies while we were shopping :) I make a lot of homemade pizza, so I might not be a frequent buyer of these, but as my husband and I were discussing over dinner, they would be perfect for a family with a few little ones. They would love pulling off their own individual pizza buns and it would cut down on waste as they would only take what they eat. My husband really liked the Creamy Garlic Dipping Sauce, saying that it tasted just like the dippers that come with the delivery pizzas. I thought it tasted more like Caesar salad dressing... not that that's a bad thing, I just don't want to dip my pizza in it.
So I only have a couple items left to review and will get to them over the next week. I hope you have enjoyed my reviews so far and if you have any questions on any of the products I've reviewed, just ask :)
I received free product to test to be able to provide review, but my opinions, as always, are just that... mine.