Superseedz | Triumph Dining Product Review

super-seedzOne of the best parts about carving Jack-O-Lanterns is the roasted pumpkin seeds that come with it. If you’re a pumpkin seed fan who doesn’t want to have to gut a pumpkin every time a craving pops up then the next best thing are SuperSeedz.

From spicy to sweet to naked, SuperSeedz come in eight different flavors; Really Naked, Sea Salt, Cinnamon and Sugar, Coco Joe, Tomato Italian, Curious Curry, Somewhat Spicy and Super Spicy. In the fall, these seeds could replace your normal snack of nuts and chips. They are a fantastic high protein, low carb snack. A fourth of a cup is a serving size and has 160 calories, Potassium, Protein, Magnesium, Zinc and Manganese. Continue reading “Superseedz | Triumph Dining Product Review”

Product Recall: Applegate Natural Gluten-Free Uncured Beef Corn Dogs

If you’ve purchased Applegate Natural’s Gluten-Free Uncured Beef Corn Dogs recently, you may want to double check the package before eating. 10 oz packages of the dairy-, casein- and sugar-free meals on a stick should be thrown away or returned to the company for a refund if it is stamped with the EST. 2512 code on the box.

The packages that are under recall also have an expiration date of April 21, 2015 and they were sold primarily in Utah, Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, New Mexico, and South Dakota.

The main issue with this kid-friendly food is that they may have been stored at unsafe temperatures during delivery when they were moved to a warehouse instead of a freezer facility.

If you were one of the customers affected by the 972 potentially bad boxes and would like to get a refund, simply return the box to the original store of purchase. This batch has been available in stores since April 2014.

As of now corn dogs with a different code and expiration date are considered safe to consume.

This is Applegate Natural’s second recall in two months as they had issues with their Chicken Nuggets in August.

Two Rivers Cider | Triumph Dining Product Review

Two-Rivers-Cider-Co.-200x200Blood Orange, Huckleberry, and Pomegranate are not typical flavors you’ll find in a cider but at Two Rivers Cider Company in Sacramento, California, those are just a few of the fruits they pair with apples to make their award-winning, gluten-free, preservative-free ciders. It’s no wonder that they have the reputation as one of the most adventurous and innovative cideries anywhere in the world. From bourbon-barrel aged cider to ones made with smoked apples and jalapeños, Two Rivers Cider Company is different.

Original Hard Apple Cider is made from 100% fresh pressed apple juice from Barsotti Ranch. It is a medium dry, slightly tart and effervescent drink with a strong apple aroma. The Blood Orange Cider is hands down the best fruit-fused cider I have ever had. It is light, not-too-sweet, and crisp. Continue reading “Two Rivers Cider | Triumph Dining Product Review”

Gluten-Free Roasted Chocolate Cake | Triumph Dining

sachertorte-austrian-chocolate-cakeRoasting, although basic, is an easy way to develop flavor in your food. In the process of turning cocoa beans into chocolate, roasting is a necessary and important step that removes the bacteria and bitterness from the bean and develops the more familiar, chocolate flavor that we are used to tasting. If you tried a cocoa bean before the roasting process, you would find it would taste a lot different than the delicious chocolate we all know.

Even though cocoa powder comes from beans that have already been roasted, roasting them again after they have been crushed into a powder helps release even more flavor and builds layers which you can definitely taste in the finished product. Continue reading “Gluten-Free Roasted Chocolate Cake | Triumph Dining”

Cider Brothers | Triumph Dining Product Review

beer_271447It’s not very often that two 5th generation vintners stray from their family’s craft to start their own business ventures, but that’s just what two brothers from Lodi, California did when starting the Cider Brothers company. Michael and Paul Scotto create gluten-free, craft ciders produced from a five-apple blend of Golden Russet, Gala, Fuji, Red
Delicious, and Granny Smith apples.

It is with their wine-making knowledge that the Scotto brothers craft their various ciders, making them aromatic and well balanced. The apples they use are cold pressed and then the juice is fermented for 9-10 days three times, each with a different champagne, wine or ale yeast, depending on the types of flavors they are seeking to gain.

Cider Brothers currently have four craft ciders available: the William Tell Hard Apple Cider, the William Tell Pinot Grigio Apple Cider, the Pacific Coast Hard Apple Cider and the Pacific Coast Pinot Grigio Apple Cider. Both Pacific Coast Ciders are branded under the parent company name, Pacific Coast.

The William Tell Hard Apple Cider is crafted from apple juice and other natural flavors. It is dry and tart with some champagne-like qualities. The William Tell Pinot Grigio Apple Cider is 85% cider and 15% California Pinot Grigio. Right from the pour, you can distinctly smell the white grapes thanks to the process the brothers invented called “Frost Fermentation.”

The Pacific Coast Hard Apple Cider is a very light yellow, slightly sweet cider with a bright carbonation and a dry finish.

The Pacific Coast Pinot Grigio Hard Apple Cider is also made with a base of 15% California Pinot Grigio and a finish of their apple cider, which adds complexity and body that a cider normally wouldn’t have. It’s perfect for any wine drinker or craft cider drinker as it pairs just as wonderfully as a normal Pinot would with food.

Each 22-ounce bottle retails for $8.99. Click here to see where you can buy the cider near you.