Friday, June 22, 2012

Product Review: Kraft Fresh Take

I've gotten some coupons for Kraft's new product, Fresh Take. Essentially this is a cheesy Shake-and-Bake recipe helper.  Never one to turn down a free sample, I turned to the freezer for something to use it on. There's plenty of ideas on the package - they recommend fish and chicken - but what I had was a Hormel pork tenderloin which sounded like it'd go well with the Rosemary & Roasted Garlic Fresh Take.

The Fresh Take packaging is clever:  the bread crumbs and cheese are segregated in a folded-over zip-type bag.  Open the bag and gently pull the seam at the fold, and you can re-close it and mix the ingredients. Then you have a coating bag all ready to go!
Tenderloins coated with Rosemary & Garlic Fresh Take just going in the oven
I sliced my tenderloin into medallions. They were quite juicy, so I didn't bother dipping them in water as the package suggested.  I put two at a time into the bag, zipped, shook, and then put them on a foil-lined cooking sheet.  I highly recommend covering your cooking sheet as there's cheese in there, and baked-on cheese is never fun to clean up. You might even use a light coat of cooking spray.

Ready to serve. I wish you could smell it!
I arranged the coated pork medallions in a single layer on the baking sheet and baked at 350°F for 30 minutes.  It's incredibly easy and delicious. We have also tried the Cheddar Jack & Bacon variety on a Hormel Teriyaki Pork Tenderloin, which was a very rich combination but not bad at all.

Final Review:  A different and reasonably priced option to add variety to your same-ol' dinners.  Very easy to use, although I'd recommend planning ahead to make clean-up easy. Tasty and easy, I'll be buying it again.
Okay, corn and white rice are boring sides. 

Disclaimer: While I received a coupon for a free package from the Kraft First Taste program, this was an uncompensated and unsolicited review.

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