Saffron Road Review and Giveaway

Saffron-Road-LogoSaffron Road is a natural foods brand that you may have seen in the freezer section of stores near you.  Most of their frozen entrees and chicken nuggets are gluten free.  Regarding the gluten-free status of these product, Saffron Road states,

“Most of our Saffron Road products are gluten free as certified by the Gluten-Free Certification Organization. GFCO provides an independent service to supervise gluten-free food production according to a consistent, defined, science-based standard that is confirmed by field inspections in order to achieve heightened consumer confidence and safety. All of our Gluten Free certified products are naturally free of gluten, so there is no sacrifice in flavor!”

I tried their Chicken Bites, Tandoori Seasoned Chicken Nuggets, and the Lemongrass Basil Chicken entrée.

seasoned chicken nuggest

The chicken bites were similar to traditional chicken nuggets.  Their coating includes rice and corn flours.  The chicken was all breast meat.  They were tender and good served with a dipping sauce.  Both me and my gluten free son enjoyed them.

The seasoned nuggets were also good, but different.  They are seasoned chunks of chicken and do not have any breading on them.  The seasoning is not real strong but has nice flavor.

For a child who wants chicken nuggets like other kids eat, I would say the chicken bites are more similar, but I did not try their regular chicken nuggets.

Lemongrass Basil Chicken

As for the entrée I tried, well, it is a frozen meal.  There is no getting around that.  I heated it in the microwave and even though I pierced the plastic film about 5 times it “blew out” one end of the plastic and spilled sauce over the edge.  Other than that it heated well, but I did not need to heat it as long as the directions said.

There were nice chunks of white meat, onions, and green peppers in the meal, and the sauce had lots of flavor.  Personally, I would prefer it without the curry, but that’s just me.  The rice was nothing impressive.  It looked like white minute rice.

I rarely buy frozen meals, but for those who do, the Saffron Road products are worth trying.

I really liked the fact that all the products I tried were gluten and dairy free.  What I did not like is that they all contain soy, and for me that’s enough reason not to buy a product.  However, I do think the company has worthwhile goals.  Read their 10 Facts to Share to learn more about them.

Where to Buy:  Products can be found at a variety of grocery and natural foods stores nationwide. Use their store locator to find one near you.  They also have an online store.  Remember to look for the GFCO symbol on the front of packages to be sure you are purchasing a gluten-free product.

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The Giveaway:  Five winners will receive five free product coupons.  The giveaway is limited to US residents.

To enter you must leave a comment on this post, not on my Facebook page and not an email.  If you receive my updates by email, click on the underlined title and it will take you to my blog page where you can leave a comment.

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The giveaway will end on Friday, February 3rd  at 11:00 pm eastern time.  The randomly chosen winners will be contacted by email and will have 24 hours to respond after being contacted.

Disclaimer:  I was provided with coupons for free product to sample, but was not paid to write this review. The opinions in this post are my own.




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Comments

  1. Monisha says:

    I have never tried Saffron road products but the Tandoori seaesoned chicken nuggets sound intriguing and I would love to try them.

  2. Monisha says:

    I already subscribe to your post via email and am glad I do as i discover new products everytime!!

  3. I have never tried Saffron Road products before but they look very interesting.

  4. I subscribe to your blog via email.

  5. I enjoyed learning about the Saffron Road products. Will most definitely seek them out. Thanks, too, for all of your valuable information!

  6. christine says:

    Thank you for the review. The fact there’s soy, corn and rice means I won’t be trying these products. I would love to take an Indian cooking class that was not only gluten -free but grain and legume free. It’s really about the cooking methods and seasoning, not base ingredients I can’t eat due to adverse reactions.

  7. I haven’t triend any of the Saffron Road products-but would absolutely love too!

  8. I liked Saffron Road on FB.

  9. Cindy W. says:

    I have never had Saffron products or even seen them in the stores. Thank you for the giveaway.

  10. Cindy W. says:

    I subscribe to your blog via email.

  11. I subscribe by your emails.

  12. I have never heard of Saffrom Road food products. Sure am interested in trying them though.

  13. Donna S. says:

    Would like to try these if they are available here. Thanks!

  14. Melissa D says:

    I would love to try the chicken nuggets! I’m an e-mail subscriber.

  15. I’d be interested in trying their products. Thanks!

  16. I just subscribed to your blog. :-)

  17. Meghan Finley says:

    I’ve never tried them but they sound yummy!

  18. I haven’t tried any of your products. Are they available in Canada?

    I am an e-mail subscriber :).

  19. I haven’t tried these products, but I would love to

  20. google reader subscriber

  21. I love Indian food, and this sounds good – for those times that are all too often when we are in a hurry. Curry is blend of many healthy and wonderful spices and there are a thousand ways to make a curry sauce. It is easy to love, and at least a few combinations that anyone would like. (Then it is difficult to eat bland American food after!) I hope I win the coupons!

  22. Stephanie says:

    I have not tried their products yet, but they look great!

  23. I’ve never tried their products, but they look yummy!

  24. I am now eating the Lamb Saag entree… pretty good!

  25. And I have “liked” the Saffron Road FB page.

  26. AND I just subscribed to your blog. Looking forward to receiving your posts!

  27. I haven’t tried any yet, but now that I know they carry them at my local Whole Foods, I’m definitely going to look for them.

  28. I like Saffron Foods on FB.

  29. I subscribe via email.

  30. I’ve never tried Saffron Foods. I am just now going gluten free!

  31. Shannon J. says:

    I have never tried Saffron Road products, can’t say I’ve seen them here locally, but I adore Indian food and like it better if it’s gluten free!

  32. Shannon J. says:

    I subscribe via email

  33. Shannon J. says:

    I like Saffron Road on Facebook

  34. Deborah J Austin says:

    I have not tried any Saffron road products.. :(

  35. Deborah J Austin says:

    I “liked” Saffron road products on Facebook.. :)

  36. Deborah J Austin says:

    Already subscribed to blog.. :)

  37. Deborah J Austin says:

    Posted the Giveaway on my wall.. :)

  38. I have never tried their products. Would love a chance to

  39. I liked Saffron Road on facebook.

  40. I subscribed to your blog via email!

  41. Jill Owings says:

    I subscribe to your blog via Google Reader!

  42. Jill Owings says:

    I have never tried the Saffron Road products, but they look yummy! I think my boys would LOVE the different kinds of chicken!

  43. Sarah Mullennix says:

    I have not tried your products but will look for them. They sound very good.

  44. Alisa Wise says:

    I am newly diagnosed Gluten Intolerant with evlovling Celiac Disease. So, I’m new to the Gluten Free world. I have not yet tried Saffron Road products, but since also being new to your blogs/websites…am trying new foods continually! I plan to try Saffron Road products very soon! :)

    • Alisa Wise says:

      I am newly diagnosed Gluten Intolerant with evlovling Celiac Disease. So, I’m new to the Gluten Free world. I have not yet tried Saffron Road products, but since also being new to your blogs/websites…am trying new foods continually! I plan to try Saffron Road products very soon! :)

      PS…I already subscribe to your emails!

  45. Jan Grant says:

    I have not tried Saffron Road products, but I’ve discovered through their store locator, Kroger’s carries their products so I will put that on my list for my next grocery trip.

  46. E-mail subscriber

  47. I’ve never seen them before, but I am a fan of indian food…

  48. I have yet to try their products, haven’t noticed them yet!

  49. i already subscribe to your emails!

  50. I liked saffron on facebook

  51. shared giveaway on my page…Thank you Linda! Always fun to try some new GF products!

  52. kathleen L says:

    i have never tried saffron products but I would like to!

  53. kathleen L says:

    i subscribe to your emails

  54. J.D. Jespersen says:

    I’ve never tasted these but they do sound fantastic!

  55. April J says:

    I have never tried their products, but I would definitely love to! I am still trying out new products as I will be 1 year diagnosed in May. Thank you for doing things like this!

  56. I have never tried Saffron Road products. It would be cool to have coupon to give it a try.

  57. I liked Saffron Road on Facebook.

  58. I already subscribe to this blog via email.

  59. I posted this on facebook.

  60. Deanne Johnson says:

    I would love to try this brand!

  61. I’ve been looking for frozen meal options and would love to try these!

  62. I have had the vegan Manchurian Dumplings twice, and they are delicious, especially for pre-packaged food!

  63. Angie W says:

    They look great! Can’t wait to try them!

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