Notes from the Kitchen: Annie Chun's Review

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When checking out products for review, I tend to gravitate towards those that I think my whole family will enjoy. When Annie Chun's All Natural Asian Cuisine offered us samples of their Pan-Asian foods, I just knew that this would be a good fit for our family. Even better, my husband was completely up for taste-testing, and never has problems sharing his opinions with me.

Annie Chun's offers two main lines of products--convenience foods such as noodle and soup bowls, ramen, and quick steamed rice, and gourmet foods, including Asian sauces, fresh packed noodles, and pot stickers. All Annie Chun's food are free of preservatives and MSG, and some offerings are also vegetarian or vegan.

While we have definitely enjoyed all products we've tried (always a good thing), we did have a few favorites:

  • Annie Chun's Gourmet Sauces "Pad Thai": This was actually my favorite, we used this as a stir fry sauce and I was amazed at the reaction from our children. Although they like Thai food, they prefer the sweeter soy sauce renderings in dishes like Pad See Iew. We stir fried chicken in a bit of oil, added veggies and the Pad Thai sauce and steamed the whole wok, then served over rice. The sauce was the perfect blend of sweet and tangy, without being too spicy for our little ones.
  • Annie Chun's Soy Ginger Ramen: My husband sampled this one and loved the flavor, noting that it was different than typical store bought ramens. The soy/ginger combination worked well with the extra crab he added to the bowl. Ramen and noodle bowls do not come with meat included, so we were able to sample the bowls with our favorite add-ins.
  • Annie Chun's Noodle Bowls Korean Sweet Chili: By far, this was my husband's favorite, leading to the comment, "You know, I'd actually pay to eat this at a restaurant, now where can we buy this sauce?" The Korean Sweet Chili was mildly spicy, without the overwhelming peppers sometimes found in Korean dishes. Thanks to this bowl, I now have to learn how to make Korean Sweet Chili, or I may just buy him some more bowls for lunch.

Annie Chun's products are available in most grocery stores, ranging in price from approximately $2-$4, depending on the product.

Shannon is a Canadian mom to her two little Texans, now living in Colorado, and the author of
'??BentoLunch.net '?? What'??s for Lunch at Our House,'? her blog detailing the adventures of feeding her children.

Momtrends was not paid for this post; we did receive several products to sample and enjoy.

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