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Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Review and Giveaway - Win 5 Bob's Red Mill Food Products!

Today I would like to introduce you to a company called Bob's Red Mill which sells a variety of whole grain foods such as flour & meals, cereals, mixes, grains, beans, seeds, oats, entrees, gifts, baking aids and books. Bob’s Red Mill is the nation’s leader in stone milling and offers the widest diversity of whole grains found anywhere. What is really cool about this company is that it's an employee owned company!

Here is some information about the company from their web site: Bob's Red Mill Natural Foods produces more than 400 products, including a full line of certified gluten free products and an extensive line of certified organic products. With a wide variety of whole grain products, from flours and hot cereals to baking mixes and grains, Bob’s Red Mill has “whole grain foods for every meal of the day.”

My Review: Bob's Red Mill was kind enough to send me 5 products to try out for my product review. I received the following items: bag of white popcorn kernels, 13 bean soup mix, whole grains & beans soup mix, bountiful black bean soup, and the bean soup seasoning mix. The first item I decided to use was the 13 bean soup mix and I decided to use it to make a big pot of chili for my family. Here is the recipe I made:

Shelly's Chili Recipe

1 pkg. of Bob's Red Mill 13 bean soup mix
1 lb. lean ground beef, fully cooked
2 large cans of tomato sauce
1 small can diced tomatoes
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 cup fresh sliced mushrooms
1 teaspoon chili powder
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 teaspoon each of: basil, oregano and garlic powder

I soaked my beans over night in water in the refrigerator. I then rinsed & drained them and put them into my crock pot. I then added in all of the above ingredients and slow cooked it on my low setting for 5 1/2 hours.

My family loved this chili! We had never had 13 bean chili before until now. It got a big 2 thumbs up here at our house! The next item we tried was the popcorn. My hubby is what I call a popcorn addict so he was anxious to try this out in our popcorn popper. I must say...it was delicious! Nice, white fluffy popcorn that tasted great and was way better than microwave popcorn! The third item I used was the bountiful black beans along with the bean soup mix that they had sent. I followed the directions on the package and let me tell you...I have never been a fan of black bean soup before...until now! This soup is fantastic and really fills you up. I bet it's even better on a cold winter day when you want a nice hot soup to warm you up. I haven't had time yet to make the final item that they sent to me...however, it's on my to-do list! I bet it is just as fantastic as the other 3 products that I tried.

Overall Impression: All of the food items I received were fresh and great tasting. I feel that all of these items are reasonably priced and well worth every dime! I highly recommend this company and their food products to you.

Buy It: You can purchase Bob's Red Mill food products directly from their web site store. You can also use their store finder locator widget on their site to find a retail location near you.

Win It: One lucky winner will receive all of the products that I got to review which includes: bag of white popcorn kernels, 13 bean soup mix, whole grains & beans soup mix, bountiful black bean soup, and the bean soup seasoning mix.

Giveaway Details: This giveaway is open to the US Only! Please read our Terms of Service & Disclaimer Policy before entering. You must be a PUBLIC FOLLOWER of the TCC Blog to enter. This giveaway will end on August 18th, at midnight EST Time.

If you would like to enter this giveaway, hop on over to our sister blog - The Two Classy Chics and read the full review & enter the fabulous giveaway!!!

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