Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Allen's Quality Vegetables Review and Giveaway

For quality vegetables, there's only one name to remember-Allen's. They've been producing traditional classics and southern style favorites since 1926.

I love eating vegetables. There are a few that are really my favorites like broccoli, peas, green beans and definitely corn. I look forward to fresh sweet corn on the cob every summer when we head to our local Farmer's Market. There is nothing better than a fresh variety of vegetables that you get at the market, they have such a wonderful selection and you support your local farmers as well. Veggies are always good when you are hungry and want a healthy snack rather than chips or crackers. I love a fresh, crunchy stalk of celery or a couple of sweet carrot sticks to munch on while I am watching my soap operas or writing a review in the afternoon. At night for dinner, hubby and I love to open up a can of vegetables or maybe throw a bag from the freezer into the microwave. I found some great vegetables lately that offer both: Allens Quality Vegetables. Now quite honestly, I had never heard of Allens Veggies before until I was sent five coupons for free products to try for my review. Upon looking at the coupons, I seen that Allens was part of quite an impressive veggie family with a few names that I did recognize such as Freshlike, Popeye, and Veg All and that was just to name a few. I went to my store and for the first time, I actually seen that they carried Allens Quality Vegetables. So I used my coupons to get a few different varieties such as:
*Allens Seasoned Black Beans with Vidalia Onions
*Allens Seasoned Cut Italian Green Beans-Kentucky Wonder
*Allens Seasoned Pinto Beans
*Allens Steamable Broccoli and Cheese
*Allens Steamable Cut Corn with Butter Sauce

I was excited to see that Allens Quality Vegetables come in canned and frozen varieties because we really love to switch it up sometimes at our house. Let me tell you honestly, these vegetables in both forms are perhaps the freshest and highest quality that I have ever had the pleasure of eating. I love the new Allens Seasoned Vegetables, they really have come up with some unique and interesting combination. Pinto Beans and black beans are perhaps my favorite varieties of beans, I usually love to use them in a Mexican chili. After warming up these cans of beans on two separate occasions, I realized that these beans would be terrific in a big pot of chili, the seasonings were flavorful and delicious. I loved the combination of the black beans with the sweetness of the vidalia onions and the select spices that Allens uses, really makes for a good tasting bean. The cut Italian green beans were so good, reminded me a lot of my grandmother's. She used to make homemade green beans and cook them down in fresh ham juice from a ham that she had just cooked. She added a little onion and a little bit of salt and pepper to taste and voila! That's what these green beans tasted like from Allens Quality Vegetables, you could taste the ham and onion flavor, yummy. Broccoli and cheese has always been a huge favorite of mine, but the rest of my family don't like it. I was lucky enough to be able to have the Steamable Broccoli and Cheese to myself and it was so fresh and the cheese sauce so rich and creamy, I truly enjoyed this two nights in a row. Lastly, the Steamable Corn with the butter sauce tasted like it had just been cut from a fresh ear of corn that had just been picked, it was truly delicious. You definitely have to give Allens Quality Vegetables a try and make sure to try all of the varieties from their extensive vegetable family. You will be really impressed with the flavor and fresh picked freshness.
Allens is proud to grow and distribute their canned and frozen vegetables entirely within the USA with plants in Arkansas, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, New York and Wisconsin. By working with local farmers across the country, Allens vegetables aims not only to provide healthier products but also support the national economy. They are an American family owned and operated company making safe and quality vegetables for your family right in your backyard.

Would you like to win a YEAR's worth of Allens Quality Vegetables? I know I would LOVE to!
Do you love to cook with Allens Vegetables? Do you love to fill your kitchen with healthy and flavorful meal solutions? Allens wants to hear from you!
To celebrate Eat All Your Veggies on June 17, Allens has cooked up the "Feast Your Veggies On This" Recipe Contest that's sure to please your tastebuds.
The top three recipes will be chosen in each of three categories:family entrees, southern favorites, and appetizers/side dishes. The top winner in each category will receive a one year supply of Allens Vegetables. Second place will receive a six month supply and third place will receive a one month assortment.
Share your recipes, but HURRY! all recipes need to be submitted on or before Saturday May 15, 2010. Click HERE for complete details.

For more information and to see all of the wonderful products that Allens has to offer, please head over HERE. Join the Allens E-Community and get special newsletters filled with coupons, recipes, and more.

The generous folks at Allens would love to give FIVE lucky Mommy2TwoGirls readers FIVE coupons each for free Allens veggies. (approx value $6.00 for each prize)

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Giveaway will end Thursday 5/27 at 7pm EST. Winner will be chosen via random.org and notified by email as well as posted here on my blog. Winner will have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen. Open to US residents ONLY! Special thanks to Lesley and everyone at Allens for sponsoring this giveaway. GOOD LUCK!
Disclosure- I received no monetary compensation for this review, only free Allens product coupons in exchange for my honest opinions. The words expressed in this review are my own and not influenced in any way. Additional information provided by the Allens Quality Vegetables website.


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