Monday, July 8, 2013

Private Selection Great American Summer ~ #PrivateSelection

I'm familiar with some of the products produced by the brand Private Selection, however, I wasn't aware they had such a wide variety of items.  So when I was asked by Bzz Agent, to review products from the brand that I was less familiar with, I jumped at the chance! After receiving my free item coupons via snail mail, I headed over to my local Ralph's where I picked up the items pictured below!

Not familiar with Private Selection? 

Private Selection is a higher end Kroger store brand. The Private Selection label graces the packaging of meats, spices, condiments, breads & desserts, just to name a few.  

Private Selection uses only the finest and freshest ingredients, ensuring you an unparalleled culinary experience. Developed over years by artisans who hone their craft to perfection, every product brings a bold taste to your table.

I'm absolutely impressed with the Private Selection items I purchased. Everything had an amazing flavor & was of the highest quality. I worked all of products into recipes, I served to my family. I felt it was important that they also had the opportunity to give their feedback. Everyone felt these products were as good, if not better than the products we were currently using. I would definitely repurchase these items in the future.

Panko Crusted Chicken with Mustard Maple Sauce 

 Private Selection Medium Amber Maple Syrup 
Invoke the right amount of sweetness with the robust flavor of syrup, hand tapped from North American maples

  Panko Parmesan Herb Breadcrumbs
 Add a touch of refined taste to your meals with light and crispy bread crumbs in flavors such as Italian, Parmesan Herb and Sweet Chipotle

Please see the recipe here.

This chicken was delicious! The Private Selection Parmesan Herb Breadcrumbs crisped up to a beautiful golden brown, and the Medium Amber Maple Syrup, added a wonderful sweetness to the mustard pan sauce.

The maple syrup was the item I was most excited about. I rarely splurge on 100% pure maple syrup, because of the expense. It really is so worth it in a dish like this. The pure flavor of the maple syrup really does shine in this wonderful dish! Two thumbs up!

Blueberry Jam & Cream Cheese Breakfast Buns

Private Selection Blueberry Preserves
As a spread or an ingredient, add boldness with flavors like Red Tart Michigan Cherry, Oregon Red Raspberry, NEW Bitter-Sweet Orange Marmalade and NEW Apple Butter

Please see recipe here.

These muffins are amazing! I adapted the recipe, which originally called for Raspberry-Peach Jam, with the Private Selection Blueberry Preserves. The intense blueberry flavor, mixes beautifully with the sweet cream cheese flavor of these delicate muffins. Yum!

Grilled Tri-Tip using Private Selection Sweet & Spicy Signature Rub served with
Garlic Bread

Private Selection Angus Beef
Raised for tenderness and aged naturally, the beef is hand-selected and hand-cut in store to guarantee perfect flavor

 Private Selection Rubs
Reimagine the possibilities for your grill with rubs including Kicked Up Poultry, Sweet & Spicy, Peppercorn House, Texas BBQ, Citrus & Savory and Garlic Peppercorn Sear Crust

 Private Selection Artisan Breads
Using the highest quality ingredients, these breads are baked with old world quality craftsmanship

No real recipes here! We just rubbed the Private Selection rub all over the Tri-Tip & refrigerated it for a couple of hours, then grilled it on a charcoal grill. Garlic bread is just spread with minced garlic & butter, which is also grilled!

Unfortunately, I wasn't able to get the Private Selection Angus Beef. My store was all out :-( I substituted if for a Ralph's brand Tri-Tip, which was excellent! I enjoyed the rub, but the flavor could have been a bit more intense for our liking.  The bread was also good. I chose a sliced Rosemary Potato Bread. I don't think I would have chosen this particular bread for making garlic bread, however, my store had a very limited selection of breads to choose from.

Whether you're hosting a traditional cookout or undertaking something a little more ambitious this summer, execute it to perfection with Private Selection. Bring the vibrancy of summer to your plate with a wide range of artisan inspired products from Private Selection to help you create your ideal seasonal menu.

I was asked by Bzz Agent & Private Selection to review a variety of Private Selection products. I received coupons for free items, but was not compensated for this post. All opinions expressed herein are my own.

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