Noticed a new Schwartz product on the supermarket shelves this month. I assume it has only just been launched as it was not particularly prominent in my local supermarket, in fact it was in a position where most people would walk past without noticing.
The new product is called Recipe Inspirations Kit and currently there are four different ones in the range. It is on a promotional special offer at the moment and is half price which is 99p. This would mean that its true price is £1.98 which I think would be rather expensive when you see the quantity of herbs and spices in a pack.
The packaging is really what you are paying for and it certainly catches the eye. You can see from the product image that there are six small blister packs containing the various herbs or spices. On the back of the packaging you will find the particular recipe this collection of herbs and spices has been put together to make. It is intended that you can cut out recipe in order to make a recipe card collection which would suggest that Schwartz intend to broaden the range of recipes available.
Whether there will be further recipes remains to be seen as it will obviously depend on how successful the initial launch of the product is.
There are four recipes available at launch and they are Tray-Baked Piri Piri Chicken, Creamy Pan-Fried Pork with Apple and Sage, Beef and Beer Stew with Herb Dumplings and Rosemary Roasted Chicken & Potatoes. I did not think these were particularly inspiring dishes to create, especially when it is a new product. However that is just my personal opinion. I am sure there are plenty of people who would enjoy these dishes.
I have not had time to try making one of them as yet, and I am not sure they inspire me enough to want to do so. But then again perhaps they are not targeted at those of us who already cook and experiment but those who are afraid to try cooking something a little different.
If any of the dishes are something you enjoy then give it a go and see how it turns out. If successful you will not have to buy another one of these packs, just keep the recipe card and buy the larger bottles of herbs and spices. In the long run that would be a lot more cost-effective, with the added bonus that you can adjust the quantities to suit your own personal tastes.
The video below demonstrates the making of the Tray-Baked Piri Piri Chicken. Have a look and see what you think and if any of you try it before I do why not let me know what you think.
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There is always something happening in supermarkets - new products, product demonstrations, shelves reorganised so you can't find anything. Not always interesting, quite often boring and sometimes a chore but just occasionally something catches your eye, something is interesting . . .