Product Review: Cali Foods Garlic Gusto Gourmet Seasoning Mix : Mild Spice- gluten free/wheat free/ dairy free/ yeast free/vegan option/no MSG/ organic
Posted on | March 19, 2008 | 2 Comments
Wow. These gluten free seasonings sure pack a punch! Cali Fine Foods sent me this one ounce Garlic Gusto Gourmet Seasoning packet to try out. When I cut open the packet I was shocked at how strong and pure the seasonings smelled. You can tell it is high quality, and a little goes a long way. The packaging boasts that this gluten free seasoning may be used for dips, marinades, meats, vegetables, pasta, rice, and more. Eight serving suggestions are even printed on the back of the envelope. No doubt this seasoning is versatile.
I decided to use the Chicken Rice Soup recipe with the Garlic Gusto seasoning packet since it was a cold, dreary day. Soup and a hot loaf of gluten free french bread sounded really good for dinner.
The recipe was a breeze to make, and I only used half of the seasoning packet. Because the flavor was so overpowering, I think even using 25% of the seasoning packet would have been more appropriate for a balanced and flavorful. soup. I immediately noticed the strong garlic and black pepper flavor and it complimented the chicken and rice nicely. The more I tasted, I noticed subtle layers of flavors of “seasonings” that helped make my soup very tasty. Because the seasoning packet contains brown rice flour and tapioca starch, it thickened my chicken broth to provide a thick and hearty soup. Overall, this is a flavorful product that would compliment a variety of gluten free meals.
PROS: high quality spices, a little goes a long way, cheerful packaging
CONS: very strong aroma and flavor, be careful not to over season
Rating: 4 1/2 stars
Where can I buy Cali Foods Garlic Gusto Seasonings?
Ingredients: Organic when available: garlic, opinion, celery, carrot, leek, green pepper, parsley, spices, sea salt, tapioca stratch, brown rice flour, black pepper, fructose, citric acid
*Cali seasoning mixes may also be pruchased at califinefoods.com and glutenfreetradingcompany.com
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