Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Product Review- Alexia Spicy Sweet Potato Fries

Last week the kind people at Alexia sent me a cute little gift basket along with a coupon to try any of their frozen products as part of the Foodbuzz Tastemaker Program.  I was really excited, because I've been meaning to try their stuff for a while now, but just usually make my potatoes, etc from well...potatoes. I try to eat as much real food as possible...not a ton of preservatives and almost everything fresh...but when I checked out their website, I saw how natural all of their food was and was excited to give it a try..

When we were at the store choosing something (at our Kroger it's in the natural food section)- it was hard to decide...seriously everything looked So good....we settled on the Spicy Sweet Potato Julienne Fries.

Nice ingredient list:

We make sweet potato fries at home from sweet potatoes paretty often. Like a 2-3x a week often. They are delicious. And they take 40-45 minutes, which is usually totally fine...except those nights when it's not fine and you come home late and are so hungry that 45 minutes sounds like a lifetime..... so we were excited to see how these would cook up in 20-25 minutes.

First, I'm trying to control portions, so the first couple of times I eat something I usually weigh or count whatever it is so I can get a good grasp of what a "serving" of that particular food looks like...This bag said it had 30 pieces per serving and 7 servings per container...that part I am a little confused about bc I literally counted out 60 pieces for 2 servings and that left about 2 servings in a bag, for a total of only 4 servings.. so not sure what that's all about....but let's chat about the fries...
*EDIT: I emailed the company to ask about the serving size situation and turns out it was a misprint and a serving size is actually only 12 pieces as opposed to 30!  I guess when something seems too good to be true it usually is. I'm also bummed that I was eating three servings per sitting when I thought I was only eating one. They are fixing the issue.

YUM. They are crispy on the outside and soft in the center with just the right amount of spice. I dipped a couple in one of my favorite ranch dressings and was pretty much in sweet potato heaven. Sweet potato fries from home don't get this same kind of crunch on them...

I would definitely buy these again, and if you look on their website right now they have a $1 off coupon that I have already printed out for my next shopping trip..

Vote on facebook to help Alexia decide their next fry... I had a hard time deciding between the Classic Dill Julienne fries and the Herbes Du Provence Sweet Potato Fries (I sure am a sucker for a sweet potata)
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1 comment:

Bates said...

We bought these a few weeks ago, and we were really happy with them.