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June 20, 2014

Taste of México at Kroger Review

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I received free coupons to try out products.  I was not compensated and all reviews are my own.

Time for a fiesta, your neighborhood Kroger is having a Taste of México celebration at their storesThe special event started on June 1st and ends June 24th.

At the beginning of June, I got into a campaign with BzzAgent to check out the Taste of México celebration at my neighborhood Kroger.  My job was to stop by my local Kroger store several times for 3 weeks to check out the live demos of foods, try out samples, enjoy the festive music, and use my free coupons to purchase some marinated seasoned meats by Kroger.

Kroger has been really promoting this fiesta for the past 3 weeks.  I would  hear the mariachi bands several times a day on the radio with a lady telling the listeners to stop by Kroger to attend this special event.  I would also see the commercials a lot too.  It was a bit of an overkill!


Here is what I received in my BzzAgent Kit to get me started:


  • A FREE bottle of Cajeta Coronado
  • A citrus squeezer for limes
  • A FREE coupon for Kroger Mexican Marinated Meats (16–24 oz, any variety)
  • A FREE coupon for Kroger Fully Cooked Mexican Entrées (16 oz, any variety)
  • $1.50-off coupons to share with other shoppers — I received a few for Kroger’s Mexican Marinated Meats AND Fully Cooked Mexican Entrées

I packed up my girls and we headed off to Kroger to check out the event.  Once inside the store, we seen Taste of México balloons and set up displays everywhere throughout the store.  Several locations in the store had different Mexican foods for purchase.  For instance, when I was in the produce section, there was a location that had tomatoes, avocados, onions, and limes together to help you have the ingredients to make guacamole.   Other stations had chips and dip, Mexican sodas and beers, and so on.  Kroger associates were walking around with their Taste of México aprons on.


Taste of México at Kroger Review via ProductReviewMom.com

The girls and I went to Kroger several times to see the live demonstrations and each time we went we would miss it.  We even went on the weekends and never got to see them.  That was a disappointment.  They must have them during the day and I have a very busy schedule so I often go to Kroger late in the evenings.


My Review

Taste of México at Kroger Review via ProductReviewMom.com

1. Kroger Mexican Marinated Meats offer a convenient way to spice up family dinners with minimal effort. No need to prep the meats — just toss these Mexican-inspired favorites on the grill, pull out the tortillas and your favorite toppings and you’re ready to go! Savor traditional Mexican specialties including Pollo Asado and Beef Barbacoa, or try their new Fajita-Seasoned Pork, Chicken and Beef.

I chosen to try out the Fajita- Seasoned Chicken.  Three big slices of chicken was already marinated in the pack and I tossed them in my stove top pan to cook for about 10 minutes.  Once the chickens were fully cooked, I cut the chickens in small chunks.  The chicken was very flavorful without me needing to add more seasoning.  The prep time was very quick and the girls and I really enjoyed eating this on our corn tortillas with added pico de gallo.

Taste of México at Kroger Review via ProductReviewMom.com
Kroger Mexican Marinated Meats on the Right and
Kroger Fully Cooked Mexican Entrées on the Left



2. Kroger Fully Cooked Mexican Entrées, including Pork Carnitas, Beef Barbacoa and Chicken Tinga, make it easy to enjoy a street taco experience at home, work or on the go. The tender shredded meat is ready to serve, just heat it up and pile it on warm tortillas with your favorite fixings for tasty tacos with authentic Mexican flavor.

I chosen to try out the Chicken Tinga.  When I opened the package, the meat in chipotle tomato sauce was in a plastic heating bag that I simply add to boiling hot water to heat up and then serve.  I was a bit disappointed that there was more sauce than there was chicken when I opened and poured out the chicken into their microwavable container.  But I will say that this chicken is delicious and full of flavor!  My favorite part of the chicken is the sauce.  Cooking this was done in less than 10 minutes!  OLE'!



3. Cajeta Coronado is a Mexican specialty: a thick, dark, caramel topping made from goat’s milk. Cajeta Quemada pairs well with practically any dessert, fruit or pastry.


I didn't try this caramel topping since I knew I wouldn't like it because I do not like goat milk.  When I told the girls there was goat milk in it they created a sour look on their faces, LOL!  I bet it would taste good to people who enjoys goat milk.



4. Lime Squeezer- Lime is the new salt: squeeze it directly over meats, fish and veggies to quickly season your food and heighten flavors. Plus, it’s a healthier alternative to table salt.

This lime squeezer is great!  It is made of a good quality ceramic with holes that allows the juice to be evenly spread across your meal without a mess.  It is also dishwasher safe.  I cut in half a lime and squeezed it using the Lime Squeezer on the fully cooked marinated chicken to give the chicken a bit of a kick in flavor.   



Like to cook up some Mexican food dishes at home?  Kroger has displayed on their website several Mexican traditional recipes.

Is Taste of México at Kroger Worth a Try?

 

I really enjoyed trying out the different authentic meats from Kroger.  My only complaint would be there needs to be more meat in the Fully Cooked Mexican Entrées.  It is barely enough meat for two people.

Overall, this was a great event that Kroger did.  Too bad I missed out on the live demos and samplings.   I love Mexican foods so maybe there was a reason for me to miss out on free food- I probably would eat it all!  LOL!


 

Have you gone to Taste of México at Kroger Yet?


Disclosure- I received free coupons to try out products.  I was not compensated and all reviews are my own.

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22 comments

  1. Anonymous10:13 AM

    Ah, that's really cool! I love Mexican food. I sure get jealous whenever I see a blogger post about Kroger because it sounds like they give a fantastic shopping experience and I don't have one anywhere near where I live.

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    1. Kroger is very blogger friendly and I get to try out some great products from them!

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  2. I would have LOVED to do this review! And I would love to get that citrus squeezer!

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    1. I loved doing this review! That citrus squeezer was great and I see myself using it a lot for now on.

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  3. Great review-- I love Mexican food so this would be on point for me! I'm going to have to try those entrees!

    Chene @prototypemama

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    1. Girl yes you do, their Mexican entrees are great!

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  4. I've seen the Taste of Mexico display at my Kroger but didn't know what it was about - thanks for sharing this! I'll have to try some of the marinated fajita chicken - yum!

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    1. You're welcome Aimee! Yes, try out the fajita chicken I know you'll enjoy it!

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  5. What a great op to be a part of and shopping at Kroger sounds more like a party than work, LOL. We are big fans of Mexican food so this might be worthwhile trying out.

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    1. Yeah this was definitely a great opp to be a part of. I'm glad I got in on this one, who could turn down free Mexican food? LOL!

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  6. We don't have a kroger near us, but we love mexican food!

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    1. That's a bummer, Kroger is a great grocery store with some great low prices.

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  7. Oh my GOSH! I wish we had a Kroger here. I love Mexican food and you look like you got a great Bzz-kit Loiuda!

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    1. This Bzz-kit was by far the best one from BzzAgent! Glad I got in on this bzzcampaign!

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  8. Sounds good. I love mexican food, too! And I love shopping at kroger where I get fuel points!!! ;) The mexican marinated meats sound really good.

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    1. Yep double the fuel points when shopping at Kroger over the weekend this summer! That really comes in handy with these high gas prices.

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  9. We don't have Kroger's in our area, but we have Smith's, their sister stores here out west, They had the exact same thing going on today when we went there. The tasting booths were great! We stayed until they called off the Raffle ticket, which unfortunately we didn't have the winning ticket. But yeah, it was a great time. They have great deli food!

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    1. You're lucky you got to experience the tasting booths! Also I never knew they had raffles going on as well, I sure did miss out on a lot during the in-store events.

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  10. Your girls are adorable and I know they are having a ball with a mommy blogger! Great review but we don't have a Kroger's in our state.

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    1. Thanks Antionette! My girls have such a great time getting invited to so many local events! I love being a mom blogger here in Atlanta since it's blogger friendly here.

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  11. I just want to compliment you on the amount of work that you put into your blogs. A lot of details go into it and it's very impressive!

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    1. Thank you so much Q! I love being a blogger and having a outlet to express myself and help others. This has been the best job I've had!

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