Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Product Review: Simply Shari's
I received samples of Simply Shari's Shortbread Cookies and Fudge Brownie Cookies as well as the Quinoa & Marinara Dinner and the Mac & Cheese Dinner. The packaging is quite attractive and easy to store. Bonus points for resealable bags!
We sampled the cookies first (of course!). Both varieties are bite sized but packed with a lot flavor. I found the texture to be extraordinary for gluten free cookies. The shortbread cookies were buttery and sweet without being too sweet. The fudge brownie cookies had a lot of chocolate power for such a small cookie. Yum!
The pasta mixes were also surprisingly good. I generally do not like prepackaged mixes because they are often too salty or have a chemical flavor to them. This was not the case with the Quinoa & Marinara dinner or the Mac & Cheese dinner. Both tasted great and were easy to make. Both of the pasta dishes had an excellent texture. I use quinoa pasta regularly, but the quinoa pasta in these mixes had a better texture than the brand I usually use. I compared labels and found that my usual brand had corn in it and Simply Shari's pasta combined brown rice with the quinoa. This made for a substantially better texture that was very similar to regular noodles. Well done!
Simply Shari's products are GMO free and processed in a plant that is dedicated gluten free. Please visit their website at SimplySharis.com for more information.
Disclaimer: Bloggers are required to disclose receipt of complimentary items to review. This was the case for the above mentioned product. Any review with my name on it will be my honest opinion.