Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Review and Giveaway: Good Earth Dry Dinner Kit

I recently had the chance to review an interesting new grocery product: Good Earth dry dinner kits.  These are similar in some ways to something like Hamburger Helper, in that it includes everything you need for a meal except for the meat.  However, the simliarities to cheap, sodium-filled dinner kits end there!

With appetizing entrées from Good Earth, dining in is sure to become the new dining out. Enjoy cooking a sophisticated, restaurant-quality meal in the comfort of your own home. Each variety includes vibrant and flavorful sauces along with specialty ingredients like sweet basil, white wine and dried tomatoes. Delicious dinners that allow you to keep a healthy lifestyle without sacrificing taste, Good Earth dry dinner kits are perfect for whipping up a no-fail, five-star cuisine in less than 30 minutes.

The Good Earth dinner kits also have 100% whole grain, no trans fat, no artificial flavors, no artificial preservatives, and no MSG.  I was really excited to learn about a product like this that is super convenient, yet healthy. 

Good Earth dry dinner kits offer a selection of four flavors: Mediterranean Chicken with angel hair pasta, Spicy Citrus Glazed Shrimp with angel hair pasta, Herb Crusted Chicken with mushroom risotto and Tuscan Chicken with penne pasta.  The one that I sampled was the Medierranean Chicken.

First of all, the meal was indeed quite easy to prepare.  The box claims that dinner can be prepared in about 30 minutes, and I would say that it is pretty accurate.  I think it took just a bit longer for me, although I had a little extra chicken to cook.


I thought that the taste of the meal was delicious!  The sauce was a little different from something I would usually make, and it did indeed remind me of a restaurant meal.  Plus, I loved that it had whole wheat pasta. 

I think pretty much my only critique of the kit was that it could have had a little more pasta.  I actually ended up cooking some other pasta and saving some of the sauce for it, since there was plenty of sauce.  I would say that if you are feeding four hearty appetites you would definitely want to do that.

Overall, I would absolutely buy this product again, as long as I got a good deal.  It would really be nice to have a few of these around for crazy evenings!

One lucky reader will have a chance to win a Good Earth gift pack, which includes a Good Earth Mediterranean Chicken dry dinner kit, two sets of bamboo flatware, two bamboo dishes, a bamboo utility board and a 100% recyclable grocery tote.  I just wanted to mention that I thought this was one of the nicest of these promotional gift packs I have received.  The bamboo dishes are really attractive and different!

To enter, please just leave a comment on this post saying which variety of Good Earth dinner kit you would like to try.  (You must do this to enter.)  Please include your email in your comment if it is not available in your profile. For extra entries, you may do any or all of the following, for a maximum of 5 entries in total (please leave a separate comment for each):

1) Follow Frugally Blonde by rss feed.
2) Follow Frugally Blonde by email
3) Follow Frugally Blonde on Twitter and tweet about this giveaway. (Leave a link to your tweet.) This may only be done once; no daily tweets.
4) Blog about this giveaway. (Leave a link to your post.)

The contest ends on Wednesday, June 30, at midnight. The contest is open to residents of the US only, and the winner must provide a valid mailing address (no PO boxes).  I will choose the winner randomly and notify him or her by email, and he or she will have 72 hours to respond.  Good luck!
The gift pack that I received and the giveaway prize were provided by Good Earth and MyBlogSpark.  I received no other compensation for this reveiw, and the opinions are my own.

105 comments:

  1. I would love to try the Mediterranean Chicken with angel hair pasta. It looks and sounds delicious.

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  2. I'd love to try the Mediterranean Chicken with angel pasta too.

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  3. I have never heard of this, but would love to try! I think my family would love the Tuscan Chicken!

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  4. Hmm . . . decisions, decisions. I think I'd go for the herb crusted chicken with the mushroom risotto. I'm still wading into learning how to make my own risotto, but it's so tasty!

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  5. And I saw this on Google Reader - the gift pack sounds very classy!

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  6. I'd love to try the Spicy Citrus Glazed Shrimp with angel hair pasta.

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  7. I am also a Google Reader subscriber.

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  8. I would like to try the tuscan chicken with penne pasta

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  9. I am an email subscriber

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  10. YUM! I'd love to try the Tuscan Chicken with penne pasta!

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    Kristine

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  11. Not that I win, but I do subscribe to you via RSS (Bloglines).

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  12. I'd like the Mediterranean Chicken to see how it compares to other styles I've had.

    Thanks again!

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  13. They all sound pretty good but I will go with the Tuscan Chix with Penne.
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  14. The shrimp one for me pleeease!

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  15. I would want to try the tuscan chicken with penne pasta

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  17. I follow on twitter!
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  18. I think I'd love to try that yummy looking Mediterranean chicken! -Amanda Y. (ayyogurt)(at)(yahoo)(dotcom)

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  19. I'm an email subscriber! -Amanda Y. (ayyogurt)(at)(yahoo)(dotcom)

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  20. My husband likes mushrooms, so I would try the Herb crusted chicken.
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  21. Iam an email subscriber.
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  22. I think the Tuscan Chicken sounds interesting...

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  23. I'd like to try Spicy Citrus Glazed Shrimp with angel hair pasta

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  28. I would like to try the Spicy Citrus Glazed Shrimp with angel hair pasta

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  31. I would love to try the Mediterranean Chicken!
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  32. I'd LOVE the Herb Crusted Chicken and the whole idea of this meal. If it tastes as good as it looks, it will be a hit in our family.
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  33. I would really like to try the herb crusted chicken with mushroom risotto
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  36. I'd like to try the Herb Crusted Chicken with Mushroom Risotto :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!
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  37. i would like to try the Tuscan Chicken with penne pasta
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  38. I would love to try the Mediterranean Chicken with angel hair pasta, thanks!

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  39. I would love to try Herb Crusted Chicken with mushroom risotto! yum :)
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  40. I follow you via RSS
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  41. I follow on twitter and tweeted: http://twitter.com/FrugallyBlonde/status/16316120886
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  42. These all sound good, but I'd most like to try the Spicy Citrus Glazed Shrimp with angel hair pasta.

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  44. I'd love to try the Tuscan Chicken with penne pasta!


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  45. I'd love to try the Mediterranean Chicken with Angel Hair.

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  46. I'm a subscriber, via Google Reader.

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  47. I'm an email subscriber.

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  48. I'm following you on Twitter and tweeted: http://twitter.com/hawaiismn/status/17345363518

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  49. One I'd like is Spicy Citrus Glazed Shrimp with angel hair pasta. They all sound great.

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  50. I'd like to try the Herb Crusted Chicken With Mushroom Risotto!

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  51. I really like the Spicy Citrus Glazed Shrimp with angel hair pasta,

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  54. Herb Crusted Chicken with Mushroom Risotto. That and a cold bottle of beer.

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  55. I'd love to try the Tuscan Chicken. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  56. I want to try the Mediterranean Chicken with angel hair pasta. Mmmmmm

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  57. Spicy Citrus Glazed Shrimp with angel hair pasta. crgslist1029 at hotmail dot com.

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  58. Definitely love to try the Tuscan Chicken!!!
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  59. Herb Crusted Chicken with mushroom risotto

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  62. Which Good Earth Dry Dinner
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    Spicy Citrus Glazed Shrimp
    for me and my guy!

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  63. I'd try Tuscan Chicken!

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  64. Tuscan Chicken with penne pasta
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  65. I like the Tuscan Chicken with penne pasta. Thanks so much for the giveaway.

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  66. I would love to try the Mediterranean Chicken with angel pasta. Thank you for the lovely giveaway.

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  67. I'm a twitter follower (@sewmuchstuff) and I tweeted

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  68. I most want to try the Mediterranean Chicken with angel hair pasta.

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  69. I would like to try the Herb Crusted Chicken with mushroom risotto

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  70. I would love to try the Tuscan Chicken with Penne Pasta.
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  71. I would like to try the Mediterranean Chicken.

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  72. I like the Herb Crusted Chicken with mushroom risotto!

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  73. I think they all sounds pretty tasty (and yours did look yummy!) but I'd love to try the Spicy Citrus Glazed Shrimp with angel hair pasta. Thanks so much for the chance to win!!

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  74. Mediterranean chicken with angel hair please!

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  77. I wuld try the Tuscan Chicken with Penne Pasta!

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  79. I would love to try the Herb Crusted Chicken with mushroom risotto

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  80. I would love to try the Spicy Citrus Glazed Shrimp with angel hair pasta... then all the others!

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  81. I would love to try the Herb Crusted Chicken with Mushroom Risotto.

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  82. Spicy Citrus Glazed Shrimp with angel hair pasta

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  83. I would like to try the Spicy Citrus Glazed Shrimp with angel hair pasta.

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  84. The Herb Crusted Chicken with Mushroom Risotto would be my choice!

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  85. We love shrimp and don't get it that often so the Spicy Citrus Glazed Shrimp with angel hair pasta sounds really good. Wish I had some right now to make for dinner!


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  90. I would love to try the Tuscan Chicken with penne pasta.-JD

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  91. My family would like Tuscan Chicken with penne pasta

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  94. I want to try Tuscan Chicken with penne pasta.


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  95. I'd like to try the Herb Crusted chicken with mushroom risotto first. But they all sound yummy! Thanks so much! pamelashockley(AT)aol(DOT)com

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