I recently had an opportunity to select Kraft Seasoned Grated Parmesan Cheese in their Classic Italian flavor as an option with PinchMe. PinchMe is a site that offers you free samples from time to time. All they ask from you is for you to supply feedback on the products after you try them. The only bad thing is you have to be quick or you miss out on things you would really like.
In my most recent box, I received a 3 oz sample of Kraft Seasoned Grated Parmesan Cheese in the Classic Italian flavor. Growing up, Kraft Parmesan Cheese was our go to Parmesan cheese. I didn’t even realize, until I was an adult, you could purchase a block of Parmesan cheese and grate it yourself, which is my normal method now.
I was excited to receive this, as it had additional flavoring to it, so I thought it would have more uses than just sprinkling over a dish. I never realized just how handy it would be.
My mom and I had gone to a local Italian restaurant I had never been to before. The restaurant we were originally headed to had a line around the corner waiting to get it, so I decided to check this restaurant out. Mom and I both like Italian food so I figured it would be a good option. While the service was good and the soup (mom) and salad (me) was very good, the food itself was severely lacking. I didn’t mention my thoughts to my mom until after we left. The portion sizes were large enough for us to have some left over. My mom felt the same way. She felt Alfredo sauce from a jar had more flavor than her meal did.
I didn’t want the food to go to waste, but neither of us was looking forward to eating it again. I decided to try to doctor it a little. I took her Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo out of the refrigerator, added a little bit of butter and milk, some oregano, some garlic, and then used the Kraft Seasoned Grated Parmesan Cheese as well. I figured it was as good of an opportunity to try this as any. After it was heated up, I sprinkled it with more of the Kraft Cheese.
I was pleasantly surprised by how improved it was! My mom, who was not looking forward to eating it because she didn’t think I could improve it, actually liked it. I sprinkled quite a bit of it over my Chicken Parmesan, which also had no flavor in the chicken or the breading. Because the flavor couldn’t get into the chicken, it improved it slightly, but did more for the Alfredo.
In my opinion, if this product can improve the taste of bland restaurant leftovers, it has my endorsement! It’s a quick way to season your food before cooking as well as sprinkling over the dish prior to serving it and eating it.
****This review was written for a product I received free, compliments of PinchMe.com****
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