At this year’s Natural Products Expo West, we visited the Amy’s Kitchen booth and as always was delighted at their presentation. When we stepped into their booth – which couldn’t really be called a booth given it’s huge size – we were greeted with smiling faces and food stations set up to tempt you to try their products. Since we already enjoy Amy’s Kitchen there were no pulling and tugging to get both me and my son to try their delicious food. In fact, we jumped with glee at all the variety of products they showcased – some new and some of the more popular dishes. At Amy’s Kitchen’s booth they were not shy about handing out samples to you and they encouraged you to try everything and as often as possible. It took some well orchestrated maneuvering to get through the crowd but as I was able to speak personally with the representatives of Amy’s Kitchen I was treated to an insider’s look on this wonderful company.
For those of you who have heard of Amy’s Kitchen (www.amys.com) and are big fans, you’ll be delighted to know that this family-owned and operated company has developed many new wonderful and scrumptious dishes – some already available in select stores, some still in the works. Ranging from snacks to desserts, they literally have become an all-encompassed vegetarian food company. Their products are designed for vegetarians and vegans, those who are gluten-sensitive, and dairy-sensitive individuals. And there’s no denying the fact that their frozen and ready-to-eat dishes are absolutely delicious! I’ve been a vegetarian for a very long time and sometimes not having the time to cook a complete and healthy meal for myself, I have come to rely a lot on Amy’s Kitchen to fortify my vegetarian taste buds and stomach. Although I prefer to do my own cooking, there are times when I’m just too tired or unmotivated and I’m glad Amy’s Kitchen offers a wide array of vegetarian fare for me to choose from. In fact, I am so impressed with the variety of dishes they create that I stockpile their products in my freezer.
My son absolutely loves Amy’s Kitchen. And I love the fact that they truly use only organic and naturally-derived ingredients. They’ve been a family-owned and operated business for almost 30 years and grew their business from the ground up when Amy, the namesake and only daughter was born. They were one of the pioneers in the organic and natural food industry back when people weren’t too sure about the claims of organic food. But Amy’s Kitchen stuck to their grounded values and have been developing wholesome, natural, and delicious foods ever since.
At Amy’s Kitchen the staff and family tries all of their newest developments personally to ensure that not only do their products meet the highest standards but that they are also desirable to eat. Vegetarian and vegan meals usually get a frown from those who are not accustomed to them but as a long time consumer of Amy’s Kitchen, I have almost always found their food to be delicious enough for non-vegetarians. My son eats them and so does my husband on occasion and he even comments on if I can buy more.
Currently, Amy’s Kitchen carries a hugely extensive lineup of products ranging from breakfast entrees, to burritos, to soups. They also carry family-sized meals which have really come in handy in the past! I absolutely love their gluten-free brownies and with one bite I was instantly hooked. One wouldn’t think gluten-free desserts would be delicious, but they actually are and Amy’s have them beat. I was pretty fortunate to be sent some of their newest products to try and shared them with my son who is my official “taste tester”. After all, who else can be blatantly honest about their thoughts than kids, right?
Amy’s Kitchen had sent me their Thai Red Curry which was a bit spicy and savory, their Gluten-free Garden Vegetable Lasagne that was extra gooey and delicious, their Meatless Veggie Meatballs which were so versatile and just the right amount of texture (I made meatball sandwiches on pretzel rolls and my husband and son devoured them like crazy!), their Gluten-free biscotti which were crunchy and not too sweet, and their yummy candy bar line which comes in crispy, chewy, creamy, and crunchy textures. The candy bars are made with organic ingredients and are not too big but just big enough to satisfy a sweets filling.
You really can’t go wrong with Amy’s Kitchen whether you’re a vegetarian or a major meat eater. Their foods are made without the use of genetically-modified ingredients and are dedicated to provide wholesome and delicious choices. If you’ve never tried Amy’s Kitchen now is the time to do so as they can be found virtually everywhere. And if you’d like a chance to win some great prizes from Amy’s Kitchen, they would like to offer 1 LUCKY reader of Happymomblogger the chance to win a fabulous prize. The winner will win an Amy’s Kitchen t-shirt and 3 FREE product coupons to pick up any Amy’s Kitchen products of your choice! So how do you win this wonderful prize? Read below to find out!
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Contest Start Date: June 6, 2014
Contest End Date: June 23, 2014 – CONGRATULATIONS TO JANICE W. FOR WINNING THE PRIZE!
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