Fresh Gourmet – a new take on croutons and toppings – AD sent for review

disclosure:  we were sent the products mentioned for the purpose of review, however, our comments remain our own honest thoughts

fresh gourmetI’m always one to try something new, although I’m certainly no Masterchef in the making!  I received a parcel a couple of weeks ago with some products from Fresh Gourmet – the number one brand of croutons and toppings in the USA, which are now launching in the UK. Fresh Gourmet range

I’ve only really ever used croutons with soup and didn’t really fancy that idea with the weather we’ve been having lately, so I thought we’d try the Ciabatta Croutons with Basil Pesto first. I’d baked some salmon and added the croutons to a crispy side salad. Ciabatta Croutons - Basil Pesto

The croutons tasted wonderful, we all love pesto and basil and the flavours really come alive as you bite into the croutons.  They were a hit, and actually I quite like just munching them as a snack! I am longing to try them with homemade tomato soup.

A few days later I decided to try the Cheese and Garlic Croutons and Lightly Salted Crispy Onions. Croutons and Onions

I baked some chicken thighs in the oven, which had been marinated in sweet chilli sauce, and added the croutons and crispy onions to the salad. Sweet chilli chicken

My son, aged 3 and half years particular loved the Cheese and Garlic croutons.  I think he’d have eaten the whole packet then and there.  They taste exactly as you would expect and as his favourite thing ever is cheesy garlic bread I just knew he’d like these.  I’m going to try them with a pasta bake next I think.  Think they’d taste really good with that kind of dish.

None of us was too keen on the onions, but we’re having a BBQ on Sunday so I’m going to try them again with a good old-fashioned burger and see what the taste team think then!

That just leaves the Sea Salt and Cracked Black Pepper Croutons for us to try, which I think we’ll probably have with an avocado salad to go with the BBQ on Sunday 🙂


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