As part of the Foodbuzz Tastemaster program, I, like many of you, am eligible to receive products to try and review. I was so excited when a few weeks ago I was offered my very first Tastemaster opportunity, Nature’s Pride bread.
Nature’s Pride’s website says:
If the Nature’s Pride™ kitchen were in your house, you’d find the fridge full of healthy fruits and vegetables. The pantry might contain whole grains and honey and huge bowls for mixing. And none of the cabinets would have doors. Because just like in Nature’s Pride bread, you won’t find any hidden ingredients in our kitchen. No high-fructose corn syrup. No artificial preservatives. Just pure, natural goodness. We promise.
So far, we have enjoyed the hearty, slightly chewy 100% whole wheat bread in sandwiches, as toast, and best of all,as croutons over soup. Making these was super easy. I didn’t feel like heating up the oven because I was sick, so I took a skillet, lightly coated the bottom with olive oil, started heating it up, and placed a few slices of bread on the oil. After about a minute, flip over, and heat until the other side is golden. Use a sharp knife to score the bread and break it into chunks. Float on top of your favorite fall soup or on top of a crunchy salad.
Many of you know that I haven’t been feeling great as of late, and my appetite has reflected this. Last night, I had a food memory moment, where all I wanted was homemade bread and my mom’s spaghetti sauce, something she used to give us (bakery bread really) after school when she was cooking up a big batch of sauce. I settled for an emergency jar or Barilla sauce and Nature’s Pride 100% whole wheat, which really tastes fresh and homemade. It was exactly what I wanted.
I really love Nature’s Pride commitment to natural ingredients, lack of HFCS, and overall health philosophy. Their website isn’t just used to sell/promote products. It offers valuable tips and advice for nutrition and exercise for women and families. In the marketing that I do, I always want to look for ways to add value to the site visitors’ lives, not just try to get them to buy a product, and I appreciate this when I see it with other businesses. A company like Nature’s Pride uses its site to build a relationship with customers, making the experience of eating their yummy bread even better! We haven’t tried the 12 grain yet, but I am thinking maybe french toast and panzanella this week.
Thanks so much to Foodbuzz and Nature’s Pride for letting me participate! And congrats to Nature’s Pride for becoming one of the sponsors of the Foodbuzz Festival!
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