I’m always looking for nutritious and delicious meal ideas that are ready when I am. And that’s why you know my refrigerator is stocked with Cardinal Ready products! They allow me to create perfect meals that are ready in 10 minutes or less, which means that great meals can happen any weeknight.
But don’t take my word on it. Last month, I offered ten readers the opportunity to test out Ready products for themselves by sending out $25 Sobeys Gift Cards. Their mission: create a quick and delicious meal that can be prepared in a jiffy! At first, I was a little nervous about the feedback – I mean, of course I love Ready, but would others have a similar experience? There was only one way to find out.
So, the testers were selected, the gift cards were sent out, and I’m happy to report that eight readers happily provided feedback about the product! (The other two stiffed me. Don’t worry! I’ve ingrained your names on my brain.)
Now, before I get into the reviews, there’s one thing you simply MUST know: ALL of the feedback was overwhelmingly positive! Yep, my readers have officially given Cardinal Ready products two thumbs up. They like it, they really like it!
(Image Courtesy of Jane Reid, @MushypeaJane)
I want to thank all the testers for their in-depth, well thought out and detailed reviews! I was blown away by the response and the quality of the feedback! Here’s just a sample of what they had to say:
“The pulled pork was so delicious that my family couldn’t stop praising me the whole time. I finally stopped reminding them that I didn’t make the pulled pork, it was Cardinal Ready. The pork was tender and juicy with a perfect balance of spices and a touch of heat. I was blown away by the quality of Cardinal Ready.” – Branka S.
“Cardinal Ready meals are ease of mind in a package! The prepared proteins ensure that I can have a healthy meal on the table for my family in less than ten minutes. The Butter Chicken Cardinal Ready meal is a great option. The chicken was tender. The sauce flavourful. I will be adding a Cardinal Ready meal to my weekly grocery list!” – Brandee L.
“The chicken was succulent and full of taste, a winner for sure. I particularly like the idea of a satisfying protein rich soup that I can make in a hurry for around 100 calories a serving! Many thanks for the opportunity to try as I have to be honest and say a precooked meat product would not normally live on my shopping list, it will now!” – Jane R.
(Image Courtesy of Amber Young, @aly3360)
“Overall I was really impressed by the quality of this product and surprised by the great taste and flavor. I wouldn’t hesitate to try the rest of their line based on the strength of this dish. An added bonus? Cardinal is a Canadian, family-owned company which means you’re also supporting the local economy.” – Paresh P.
“There were many different Cardinal Ready products to choose from at Sobeys like Pulled Pork in Chipotle Sauce, Slow Cooked Diced Beef. It was difficult to choose between them, but my family finally decided on Farmer’s Sausage. We couldn’t have been happier with our decision. My family really enjoyed the unique combination of spices and the texture of the sausages. My usually picky younger sister also liked them and said she would eat them again!” – Valerie M.
There’s no denying it – everyone loves Cardinal Ready! Pop by your local Sobeys today – weeknight dinners will never be the same. And, congratulations to Jane R. – you’ve won our draw for a $100 Sobeys Gift Card! Thank you for your detailed posts and drool-worthy photos. Enjoy!