Posted by: suzan | September 30, 2011

Pacific Natural Foods – Products Worth Reviewing

When you’re in the mood for a warm, comforting, and satisfying bowl of soup, sometimes you want it instantly but you don’t have the time to make it. You look in your pantry and heave a big sigh of relief when you discover that you have a few cartons of Pacific Natural Food’s premade soup waiting for you. You open up the carton carefully, sniff the fragrant aroma of something creamy and herby and delightfully pour the soup into your pot on the stove. As you impatiently wait for the soup to heat up, stirring every so often, all of a sudden, the boiling broth indicates that your soup is ready. At last! Now you can sit down on your comfy couch and enjoy your healthy and delicious bowl of soup.

There is nothing like a really great bowl of soup or a refreshing glass of soy milk. In my house, we’re always drinking soup and some kind of dairy product – whether it’s organic milk, organic soy milk, or organic almond milk. One of my favorite brand that makes exceptional soups and beverages is Pacific Natural Foods. Pacific Natural Foods is an industry leader in making food products that are convenient, delicious, and wholesome. Their ingredients are all natural based and they also have a large organic line. The ingredients in their food are natural and simple – no unnecessary additives or preservatives.  It’s like making it yourself from scratch. Pacific Natural Foods make products such as organic and free range broths, creamy soups such as creamy tomato, roasted red pepper tomato (our favorite), french onion, curried red lentil, spicy black bean, and a few others. They also make hearty soups which are thicker with familiar flavors like poblano pepper and corn, chicken and wild rice, vegetable lentil, chicken noodle, butternut squash and few others. Other products are condensed soups, soup starters (a filling base soup where you can add your own ingredients to it), nut and grain beverages like almond milk, hazelnut milk, hemp milk, rice milk, and 7 grain. They also have soy beverages which includes vanilla, plain, and unsweetened, pot pies with flavors like beef, chicken, and turkey, and artisan pizzas. And one important factor of Pacific Natural Foods is that all of their soups and beverages are packaged in aseptic, recyclable cartons so they’re easy to store and safe to use.

With over 20 years of experience in the natural and organic food business, Pacific Natural Foods is located just outside of Portland, Oregon where they also have their own organic farms not too far away. Pacific Natural Foods is also the first company to establish their own program with the ability to identify and trace all of the ingredients used in their food. Because Pacific Natural Foods sources some of their ingredients from other farms, it was crucial for them to know all about the farms from where they get their ingredients from. Thus, the Certified to the Source program was established with the enviable ability to “trace every ingredient back to it’s roots”. In other words, they have clear and concise knowledge of how their ingredients are grown, harvested, and treated. This sounds like a wonderful concept as many companies out there do not know the source of their ingredients and sometimes their food gets compromised. Pacific Natural Foods also believes in giving back to the community and the environment through their Wetland Projects : http://www.pacificfoods.com/what-we-believe/wetlands , as a regular donor to the Oregon Food Bank, through their low carbon footprint impact, and with humane treatment of their animals on their farms: http://www.pacificfoods.com/what-we-believe/happy-animals. They also believe in using non-genetically-modified soybeans in their soy milk since it seems that soy products are among the rise in being genetically-modified.

As a wonderful gesture from Pacific Natural Foods, I was given many products from their soups and beverages to try and review. The products I received are included in the photo above and it was an ultimate joy to try them all. My favorites were the Organic Almond Milk and Ultra Soymilk, Organic Roasted Red Pepper and Tomato (this soup was slightly sweet and tangy), Poblano Pepper and Corn Chowder (thick and smooth), and I enjoyed using their Organic Low Sodium Vegetable Broth to make many vegetable-based soups and stews. I also found their organic condensed soups to be a great base for additional ingredients. For instance, I added to their Cream of Celery soup some chopped organic potatoes, sauteed baby bella mushrooms, and some fresh herbs and it was an instant meal! Try their organic condensed soups in a breadbowl like you find in restaurants, except Pacific Natural Foods condensed soups are organic and made with ingredients that you know of. Their nut beverages, such as almond, soy, and hazelnut are refreshing by itself, but you may also use them in smoothies, in coffee, or in anything where you may want to replace regular cow’s milk. You’ll find that using a different type of milk in your usual recipes definitely adds an interesting and delicious twist! People will be asking about your “secret” ingredient.

For more info about Pacific Natural Foods, please visit their website: http://www.pacificfoods.com. On their site, they also offer coupons periodically and if you sign up for their newsletter, you’ll receive really great and creative recipes using their products and sometimes coupons too! You can also visit them on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/PacificNaturalFoods and Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/pacificfoods. You can currently find Pacific Natural Foods at most natural grocery stores and certain supermarkets throughout the country.

Disclaimer: The product(s)were sent to the author for review by the manufacturer/PR. All reviews on “Happymomblogger” remain unbiased and unpaid and are the sole decision of the author. The opinions of these product(s) were not influenced in any way, shape, or form. As always, please read the ingredients carefully when trying new products. 

Please read the labels and ingredients carefully and follow all manufacturer’s instructions (if any). The products selected for the giveaway were generously donated by the companies/PR to help readers learn more about their products. The winner’s choice in using/consuming these products are entirely up to the winner and will not hold the author and her family liable nor the companies/PR liable. These products are made with non-toxic ingredients but always be safe with what you use and consume.

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