Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Product Review: Nancy's Strawberry Dessert Spirals

Through the Cravebox Winter Favorites box I received a coupon for a free product by Nancy's, a company that specializes in frozen appetizers and desserts. I had previously seen the products, but was unsure about how I would like them.

But when the Kroger grocery store in my neighborhood had the Nancy Strawberry Dessert Spirals on sale, I decided to give them a try. I did not even use the coupon because the coupon from the Cravebox had made me research Nancy's online and I found generally good reviews about their products.

Surprisingly, I did not find a Facebook page for the company, which is unusual in these days. But I found out that Nancy's is a subsidiary of Heinz. That's right, the same company that makes the famous Heinz ketchup, now offers savory appetizers and wonderful frozen desserts.

copyright Durhamonthecheap - looks good on the front of the box, but will the product itself be really tasty?

copyright Durhamonthecheap - the prep - leave outside for 15 minutes to achieve cake-like consistency

copyright Durhamonthecheap - the finished product, an elegant dessert of dessert spirals and European-style cookies
I ended up buying the 32 count Strawberry Dessert Spirals since the price was fantastic. I decided to serve them as a dessert with some vanilla ice-cream and a couple of chocolate cookies. A benefit of the 32 count box, besides the really good sale price at Kroger, was the fact that some spirals were left over for snacking on the following days.

This afternoon I paired the Strawberry dessert spirals with some European cookies and a nice cup of tea. An elegant afternoon dessert, reminiscent of the European kaffeeklatsch tradition, but without me having to bake home-made cakes and spending time in the kitchen preparing. The prep is what I really like about Nancy's. For the dessert spirals, all you do is put the cakes frozen on a plate and wait about 15 minutes for them to thaw out to a cake like consistency. A shorter thaw time will result in an almost ice cream-like consistency. But I definitely prefer the longer thaw time because the flavor of strawberry is more pronounced when you leave the dessert spirals longer at room temperature.

Disclaimer: I received a coupon for a free product by Nancy's in my Winter Favorites Cravebox. The opinions expressed in this blog are solely my own and have not been influenced by Nancy's, Cravebox or any third party.

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