I recently became a Bzz Agent. It means I get to try products for free in exchange for spreading the word about that product. It's a word-of-mouth advertising campaign in which I share my opinion, good or bad, with anyone who might be interested in the product.
Tuesday, May 8, 2007
My first product was the Hillshire Farms Entree Salads. I chose to try the Turkey and Ham Chef. The salad kits came with everything needed to make a meal, except the lettuce. I chose to go with the cheap bag of iceberg salad mix.
The Chef salad kit contained 1.25 ounces each of smoked turkey and ham, cheddar cheese, garlic croutons and ranch dressing. My first thought was how little food was contained in the bulky packaging.
Assembly was pretty quick and straightforward. I piled lettuce on the plate, then dumped on the toppings. A squeeze from the dressing packet and lunch was ready.
The salad tasted about how you would expect chopped up lunch meat on lettuce to taste. It was a step above a fast food or prepacked deli salad because I had control over what kind of lettuce to use. The Entree Salad would be a handy on-the-go or at work meal because there was no prep and it's easy to transport. I was disappointed that after the 400+ calorie meal, I was hungry again in less than three hours.
I'm not writing the Salads off yet. I definitely think they are worth trying, especially since Wal-Mart had them on sale for $1.50. I'll try some of the other varieties (Chicken Caesar, Chicken & Bacon Club or Turkey & Cranberries) and let you know the Bzz.