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Monday, June 14, 2010

Amy's Kitchen Review

Amy's Kitchen recently sent me a few coupons to try out their products.

Here is their story, from their website:
"We didn’t set out to become the nation’s leading natural frozen food brand. All we wanted to do was create a business that would allow us to earn a living by providing convenient and tasty natural vegetarian meals for people like ourselves, who appreciated good food, but were often too busy to cook "from scratch."

We started on a "shoestring," using our own house and barn as headquarters. The founding meetings were held in the same room where we were married and where our daughter Amy was born.

This was in 1987, before the idea of "organic" food had become well known, and when there were very few frozen meals available for vegetarians to eat, either in health food stores or supermarkets. We were, however, very fortunate in being in the right place at the right time. The number of vegetarians had increased dramatically, as had consumer awareness of the harmful effects on their health and the environment of chemicals in the food supply.

Our first product, a vegetable pot pie, was an instant success.
Other products followed in rapid succession, and we made the amazing discovery that they were being eaten not only by vegetarians and those interested in natural foods, but by millions of people looking for easy to prepare meals that really tasted good.
Since then Amy’s has created over 88 frozen meals, including pizzas, pocket sandwiches, pot pies, entrées, snacks and whole meals. In 1999, we introduced a grocery line that now includes canned soups, beans and chili as well as jarred pasta sauces and salsas. Our foods are carried by all natural food stores, supermarkets and some club stores in the United States, Canada and abroad.

Although we have considerably expanded our production facilities and the number of people we employ, we have remained a family owned and operated business, sensitive to the needs of our customers.

In spite of the fact that many companies now produce similar products, Amy’s is still #1 in popularity and sales. Our total commitment to quality has made the difference."

I like that they are a family owned and operated still, despite having grown so much! The products I chose to try were the Tortilla Casserole & Black Beans Bowl, the 4 Cheese Pizza, and the Lemon Poppyseed Cake.

I had the Tortilla casserole and black beans bowl for dinner one night, and Josh had the pizza (I had to taste it, of course!) The bowl was pretty good. I didn't even miss having meat in it! It was a good serving size,and left me satisfied. The pizza tasted really good too. It was a good size for my husband's appetite. He liked it too, and he is usually a little more picky than I am. I liked how the crust wasn't too thick, but it was enough. The different kinds of cheeses were yummy too.
I think the favorite though, was the lemon poppyseed cake. This was delicious! It was thick and moist, and melted in your mouth!

Amy's kitchen offers lots of different foods for different diets, including vegan, gluten free, dairy free, nut free and more. They have a great legend on their product page that tells you what the different foods are. You can browse all the great products they have. They even have the nutrition facts and indredients online!

I would encourage you to check out their great selection of products!

1 comment:

Stuff Parents Need said...

I love Amy's! I've only tried the pizza, but it was delish!