I’ve been writing up this blog post this morning because I was too busy to finish it for Wednesday. However, it needs to get done so I’m doing it today even though I don’t regularly post on the weekends. Anyway, this will be my last post as I’m taking the next week off, even though my break technically already started but hey, I need it!
Uhm, but yeah.. I will be working on other content throughout the week or at least plan for it, and I will get back to blogging officially during Thanksgiving week. 🙂
So let’s get started and let me review these S&W Savory Sides!
Disclosure: I received this voxbox complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.
S&W Savory Sides Voxbox
So I received this voxbox thanks to Influenster and even though I don’t usually eat canned beans, I was really excited to dig in and try all these new to me flavors!
I received the following four flavors:
- Indian Style
- New Orleans Style
- Tuscan Style
- Southwest Style
Let me tell you what I thought about each one! And I’m sorry in advance because I unfortunately didn’t get to create elaborate dishes with them. However, they came in handy when I needed to make something quick for lunch!
Sauced garbanzos with peppers, onions and curry
I don’t remember liking garbanzos when I was little, but I think the curry sauce made them taste better. I think out of all the sides, these were my least favorite due to the texture. However, I do think these are at the top of my list in terms of flavor and taste. They were really good and had a hint of spicy but they’re still pretty mild for people who don’t eat spicy. The flavors meld together wonderfully. My brother liked them too.
New Orleans Style
Sauced red beans with peppers, onions and creole seasoning
I don’ know what creole is but I felt as though the flavor was very strong that it overpowered the taste of the rice. I’m not sure if I liked that intensity of the flavor, but I think the taste was still good nonetheless. Even so, this side tasted the way I thought New Orleans style beans would taste like, so I wasn’t completely disappointed. They were sweet and savory and I love that they were made with green bell peppers, onions and celery, I think the veggies really gave them that added flavor.
Sauced cannellini beans with olive oil garlic and herbs
Loved the subtlety of flavor in this side. I wanted to keep it vegetarian, so I decided to add a side of oven roasted green beans aside from the rice, and the beans went well with everything. I liked the flavor of these a lot, it was strong on its own but it didn’t overpower everything else.
I’m beating myself up because this would have been a nice side to chicken milanesa. I also never had cannellini beans before so I was pleasantly surprised to find that I enjoyed them. In terms of ingredients these were probably the simplest but they were still very tasty and possible my top choice out of them all.
Sauced black beans with bell peppers, Anaheim peppers, onions and cumin
These were also pretty good but my least favorite. The beans themselves are very flavorful and like the rest, went well with the rice. I kind of expected these to have a hint of spicy, as I feel Southwest style foods should have some of that but these didn’t at all. Anaheim peppers are milder than jalapenos so this side would be good for those who don’t eat spicy foods. Even so, they were good, but probably my last choice to buy.
All the flavors of beans were really good and I will definitely think about picking some up to serve as a side for my more elaborate dishes. They’re already made for you, flavorful, and all you need to do is heat them up and they’re ready to go.
I love the fact that these are NON GMO and vegetarian so it’s great for those of you who are vegetarian. Has anyone tried these yet? And if not, which flavor do you think you’d go for?
Thanks for reading, and I will see you all in a week dolls! ❤
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Disclosure: I received this voxbox complimentary from Influenter for testing purposes. All opinions are my own and 100% honest. I didn’t receive any compensation for this review, just the product(s) to try.