Applegate Farms Review - Our Daily Green

Monday, October 17, 2011

Applegate Farms Review

A few weeks ago, Our Daily Green received a shipment of samples from Applegate Farms. It was a generous shipment, with two boxes of their fabulous products to sample and enjoy. Yesterday, we finished the last sample and are excited to share our opinions.

Frequently, Our Daily Green encourages cooking from scratch and offers tips and recipes to do just that. However, that's not always realistic or feasible in our fast-paced world. Far too often, families rely on take out or convenience foods. What is so exciting about the Applegate line of foods is the convenience and peace of mind. Applegate's transparency is impressive; a consumer can check where their food was raised via the Applegate site and their UPC number.

Our shipment included a wide array of their newest products, including:
  • Gluten-Free Chicken Breast Tenders
  • Homestyle Chicken Breast Tenders
  • Grilled Chicken Breast Strips
  • Southwestern-Style Grilled Chicken Breast Strips
  • Organic Uncured Thick Cut Bacon
  • Barbecue Chicken lunch meat
  • Uncured Cooked Capicola Ham
We highly recommend Applegate's products for quick (not fast) food. While it's a given that everything is better with bacon, everything is even better with organic Becker Lane Berkshire Pork that is humanely raised and nitrate free as well as gluten free and casein free.  The barbecue chicken lunch meat (also gluten free and casein free) was so deliciously seasoned that it didn't even require additional condiments. The ingredients used to flavor the chicken were natural and pronounceable, including:
Salt, Honey, Potato Starch, Sugar, Carrageenan (From Seaweed), Tomato Powder, Potassium Chloride, Onion Powder, Garlic Powder, Yeast Extract, Natural Mesquite Smoke Flavor, Capsicum Extract, and Mustard Extract.
A few slices of this meat on some bread with a tomato slice and lettuce leaf created a perfect sandwich.

The frozen chicken tenders both Homestyle and Gluten free were a fabulous alternative to the factory farmed fused chicken leftover parts that frequently graces the plates of children's lunches. Again it was so flavorful that no additional condiments (which are laden with sodium and fat) were needed to enjoy this chicken. It is comforting to find so many allergen free products as more and more sensitivities are discovered.

As an additional side note, we are very impressed with Applegate's overall commitment to socially responsible business, as the press kit they included with their products was in a folder from ReBinder (another company we have worked with and endorsed in the past).
Our Daily Green kudos to Applegate for consistent messaging!

In accordance with FTC disclosure laws, Our Daily Green received our samples from Applegate free of charge, but we also have been an Applegate customer for many years which is why we asked for the opportunity to try their latest products. We highly recommend their line of frozen meats and cold cuts. 
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