Kraft Foods Is Cooking Up More Than 40 New Food & Beverages

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I love trying out new foods. It’s always fun to discover something new that becomes a family favorite. That’s why I was excited to learn that Kraft Foods is launching more than 40 new foods and beverages.

Kraft Foods We were lucky enough to get to try some of the new products and were pleased with the new flavors, flexible meal options, and delicious products. Here’s a look at what we tried over the past few weeks and our thoughts about each item.

Kraft Miracle Whip Dipping Sauce

Kraft Miracle Whip Dipping Sauce As soon as we opened the box of samples Tésa and I were immediately intrigued with the Miracle Whip Dipping Sauces. The flavors sounded amazing. I was impressed with the eye catching photos and colors on the bottles. I also liked that they were easy to hold and squeeze.

We were excited to find that the Kickin’ Onion Blossom tasted exactly like it’s name described. If you’ve ever had a good onion ring sauce, this is very similar taste with just a hint of Miracle Whip. The Sassy Sweet Tomato was very sweet and would be a big hit with anyone who enjoys dipping their french fries in both ketchup and Miracle Whip. Our favorite was the Smokin’ Bacon Ranch. It was so full of flavor that I can see this becoming our go-to dipping sauce for chips, chicken fingers, wings, and more. It would also be delicious on a sandwich and I can’t wait to try it in a recipe or two.

New Planters Products

Planters We had the chance to try out a number of new flavors from Planters as well. They were all full of flavor and would be great for snacks and on our sandwiches.

Planters Nut-rition Sustaining Energy Honey Nut, Apple Cinnamon, and Chocolate Nut

Planters Nutrition I am so excited about these new flavors! I love these sustaining energy mixes and found it hard to only eat one at a time! I like that they are similar to trail mix, have a variety of nuts, honey soy clusters, and 10 grams of protein. The flavors are wonderful too and I like that they all are a little bit different.

Planters Nuts The Honey Nut was tasty and I enjoyed it, but my favorites were the Apple Cinnamon and the Chocolate Nut. The Apple Cinnamon is full of dried fruits that are delicious. I can see this becoming one of Kora & Logan’s favorite snacks.

The Chocolate Nut is perfect for satisfying that chocolate craving and anyone who enjoys the sweet-salty combination like I do, will love these. The candy coated dark chocolate soynuts that really hit the spot and the variety of nuts are a wonderful mix. These won’t last long in our house and we will definitely be buying them once we run out.

Planters Nut-rition Cherry Chocolate Peanut Butter

Planters Nutriton Peanut Butter This was the biggest surprise in the box. When I first read the label and saw that the peanut butter was a cherry chocolate flavor, I admit I was a little hesitant. I’m happy to say that after I scooped out a spoonful and tried it, I couldn’t believe how delicious it was! The cherry chocolate flavor along with the peanut butter is a great combination and it gives the peanut butter a very elegant and even gourmet taste. I love that the peanut butter by itself features wholesome ingredients and I enjoy the cherry chocolate flavor so much I’ll have a hard time not eating this by the spoonful!

Planters Flavored Dry Roasted Onion & Garlic and Honey BBQ

I enjoy snacking on Planters Dry Roasted peanuts whenever I’m on the go. I keeps a jar in the car and when I get hungry I just grabs a handful or two. That’s why I was very interested to try the new Roasted Onion & Garlic and the Honey BBQ flavors. I enjoyed their subtle flavors and said they would make a nice change from the regular Dry Roasted peanuts.

Planters Salted & Honey Roasted Peanuts Multi-Packs

These multipacks are great for Tésa to put in her purse while she’s out and about with the kids. They are a good snack and Kora enjoys them whenever she is hungry, which is often lately because I’m sure she’s growing! These would be perfect on road trips or for those who are always on the go. They are convenient and we really like the new varieties.

Kraft Homestyle Macaroni & Cheese Southwest Tortilla & Creamy Broccoli Microwaveable Bowls

Kraft Homestyle Mac & Cheese Kora & Logan could be considered macaroni & cheese connoisseurs. If we would let them they’d eat it every day. We’ve enjoyed trying the many different varieties of Kraft Macaroni & Cheese so I was excited to give these a try for lunch the other day. They were easy to make, just pop them in the microwave and they are ready in minutes.

The Southwest Tortilla was a very rich and creamy dish that I enjoyed. I was surprised to find that you top this bowl with chipotle lime tortilla chips. I thought it was unique touch and I can’t wait to have this again. Kora declared it her favorite of the two and I enjoyed it as well.

Kraft Homestyle Mac & Cheese Tortilla The Creamy Broccoli was really good too. It has more of a classic flavor through the white cheddar cheese. I like that it is mixed with real broccoli and topping it with toasted breadcrumbs gave it an elegant flair. Logan liked this one best and said it was delicous. This was so easy to make that I’ll be sure to add it to our grocery list next time I head out shopping.
Kraft Homestyle Mac & Cheese Broccoli

A.1. Dry Rubs & Marinade Mixes

A1 Marinade Mix We made chicken the other day and decided to give the new A.1. Dry Rubs & Marinade Mixes a try. We marinated some of the chicken in the Original mix and the Savory Garlic Herb.  We also used both the Sweet Mesquite BBQ & Bold Original rub on different pieces of chicken as well. It was like a A.1. chicken taste test!

Chicken Marinades We enjoyed the flavors the Original marinade added to what would have normally been a plain and boring piece of chicken. Adding the marinades were easy, we simply followed the steps on the back. While Tésa thought the Original marinade was a bit spicy, I enjoyed it. The Savory Garlic Herb was flavorful and offered something different to a typical weeknight meal. We’d love to try some of the other flavors when they are available like Chiptole BBQ and Tomato & Chili Pepper. Don’t those sound delicious?

Chicken Rubs The chicken with the dry rub turned out wonderfully as well. The Bold Original dry rub was delicious too. I liked that it was different from a typical marinade in that it helped keep the chicken juicy on the inside and added a nice crust to the outside.  The Sweet Mesquite BBQ was just the right amount of sweet flavor mixed with barbecue. We both liked this best of the four we tried and look forward to using it again soon.

Kool-Aid Watermelon Unsweetened Drink Mix

Kool-Aid Watermelon Over the summer we tried the Kool-Aid Unsweetened Drink Mix in Stawberry-Kiwi and it was so good that I couldn’t wait to try the watermelon flavor. It was a big hit with Kora & Logan and I liked it too. The watermelon is subtle but not too sweet and we look forward to serving this over the summer. It will be a big hit at our next summer get together.

Mio Cherry Blackberry Liquid Water Enhancer

Mio I love the Mio water enhancers. I’m pretty certain I has every flavor. I drink a glass nearly every day so I was very excited to see the new Cherry Blackberry flavor. I tried it and was pleased with the taste. I liked that the new flavor is subtle and not too sweet and I would buy it once it runs out. Téa likeA Mio too and especially likes that there are no artificial flavors.

Jell-O Jigglers Holiday Mold Kit & Ice Age Jigglers Mold Kit

Jello Jigglers Mold Kits I’m excited about these new Jell-O mold kits because we will be having Kora & Logan’s birthday party this month and I know they would be thrilled to have both Ice Age and Holiday Jigglers at their party. I like that the holiday kit comes with two 8-oz servings of Jell-o, this makes shopping easier. These will be a big hit with the kids and Tésa is looking forward to making these for them!

We are excited about the new line-up from Kraft Foods and look forward to the many more food and beverage products coming out in 2013. It’s always fun to discover new foods and beverages and since we’ve been so pleased with the items above, we are sure the additional items will also be full of flavor, offer great meal options, and be delicious too.

Kraft Foods sent me a box of free products. Products were provided. No compensation was received.

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About Tired Dad Dave

I'm Kora & Logan's tired dad who pops in to blog from time to time as long as the Browns aren’t playing. I enjoy reviewing products that are great finds for dads such as tech, gadget, or travel items.

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  1. The Miracle Whip sauces sound especially tasty. Love Kraft, such a great brand and makes my life easier.

  2. Betty Baez says:

    Great!!! im excited to try the new planters flavors and the dipping sauces for the kids

  3. kelly nicholson says:

    planter peanuts..eeeemm!

  4. How are the grocery stores going to find space for every company cranking out dozens of new flavors in dozens of new products? Then add low-cal, low-fat, low-salt versions…

  5. I love mio in my water. soooo delicious

  6. ellen beck says:

    I LOVE Kraft and all they do- I am looking forward to thye Miracle Whip- thats always a staple in out house

  7. Marcia Goss says:

    My granddaughter’s favorite food is mac and cheese. The Kraft Homestyle Creamy Broccoli Mac and Cheese is something I’d like to try.

  8. YVONNE WOODSTOCK says:

    Ohhhh you lucky ducky you! How fun and yummy! I LOVE love love trying new things and new foods. I am excited to hear they are making so many new ones and I also love the sounds of the ones you described. I am looking forward to buying and tasting them myself! : )

  9. stephanie says:

    i love Kraft! cant wait to try new products!

  10. ellen casper says:

    Kraft Miracle Whip Dipping Sauce look yummy!

  11. everything looks yummy! can’t wait to try their new products!

  12. I’ll have to keep my eyes out for these new 2013 foods! I think the kiddos will love the new mac & cheese flavors.

  13. Kraft is one of my FAVORITE brands. I can’t wait to try out those dipping sauces.

  14. Smokin’ Bacon Ranch dipping sauce sounds wonderfully addicting. It’s definitely something I’ll buy.

  15. Evelyn Goettner says:

    I love Kraft. I can’t wait to try some of these especially the A-1 rub and the Kraft home style mac and cheese.

  16. I’ve had plenty of their Planters products and would love to try some of the new ones especially the Energy Mixes.

  17. Wow! Those dishes and snacks look yummy … Now I need something to eat :)

  18. Wanda McHenry says:

    I’m excited about the new A1 Marinades & Rubs and the Mio Cherry Blackberry!

  19. The Sassy Sweet Tomato sounds awesome! I seriously crave tomato pretty much everyday! I always want ketchup, or pizza or pasta – just because of the tomato sauce. My mouth is watering, haha!

  20. Oh gosh.. I’m drooling! lol So many yummy new choices. I can’t wait to try the Planters Nu-trition energy mixes, and the chocolate cherry peanut butter.. how awesome is that! :)

  21. Love those jello molds! Bet you could use them for more than just jello.

  22. I will have one of each, please. LOL! Yum yum!

  23. Look at all the new options. The nuts looks yummy! I will have to check out Planters in the store. :)

  24. That is a lot of new products! My husband would love those A1 packets, I’m going to have to keep my eye out of them at the store!

  25. I am a huge fan of the Nutrition mixes!! And I haven’t tried the peanut butters yet, but am eyeing them…

  26. YUM! All of these sound delicious! I know my husband would love to try that Onion Blossom dip!

  27. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    Kraft is always reinventing themselves. I can’t wait o try these, especially the Homestyle pasta.

  28. Oh wow! Go Kraft! I am super excited about these new options!!

  29. Cherry chocolate nutrition? I’m excited! I’ve tried the others and like them.

  30. Ooh, looks like some great new foods. I can’t wait to try them! Thanks for sharing.

  31. courtney b says:

    wow i like the onion blossom dip!

  32. april yedinak says:

    There are a lot of interesting things I would like to try. Especially the Planters products.

  33. The Ice Age jigglers sound like tons of fun! We LOVE those movies in our house, although my 3 year old cries in each of them just like me. We like A1, too I want to try the new sauces!

  34. The cherry chocolate looks really good. I didn’t even know they made it. Thanks for the post.

  35. We love the different flavors of Nutrition. They taste good and make me think I am being healthy too!

  36. my fam is OBSESSED with the NUTrition (and what a great name huh? ;))

  37. What great products. Look forward to trying the nut-trition packets. Great for on the go snacks. Great to see companies committed to serving better foods.

  38. Ooh… the apple cinnamon Nut-rition! And hubby will love the A-1 rubs! What a great collection of new products to search for!

  39. I want to try those new Kraft Miracle Whip Dipping Sauces! Bacon Ranch?!? I’m in!
    Kas

  40. I especially love the microwaveable bowls of mac and cheese. There isn’t a flavor I don’t like!

  41. wow–so many new neat products–the peanut butter and nuts look great–thanks for the review–I will be on the lookout for these and the jello molds–that looks like a lot of fun

  42. Hi I particularly liked the liquid enhancer for the water and anything peanut butter is good. I have been trying to drink more water, so adding a little flavor would make it easier to swallow. :)
    Thanks for the tips.

  43. Christina says:

    Oh, I must find those dipping sauces!!! and the apple cinnamon NUT-rition! I am all for anything apple cinnamon.

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