I was recently invited to be a part of a group of brand-influencers called the My Magazine Sharing Network. My Magazine is a magazine put out by the Kroger company. You create an account at https://mymagazinesharing.socialmedialink.com and from there you are assigned “missions” which you can choose to accept or not. The missions usually involve them sending you a product to try or coupons to purchase a product at Kroger to try–as well as coupons to pass along to your friends and family. Once you try the product you generally link to social media and post pictures and reviews which earns you points. The more points you get the more likely you are to be selected for future mission.
I love free stuff so I figured why not?
My first mission was “Diving into Dr. Praeger’s Seafood.” MyMagazine Sharing Network sent me a box that had a mission description card, a Dr. Praeger’s elastic, a Dr. Praeger’s sticker, a coupon for a free Dr. Praeger’s product (the product I chose was $5.29 at Kroger) and several $1 off “pass-along” coupons to give to my friends and family so they can also try Dr. Praeger’s.
Dr. Praeger’s recently came out with a line of seafood products so my free coupon gave me the choice of Seafood Burgers, Fish Taco Bites or Lightly Breaded Fishies. The first time I went to Kroger to look for it they didn’t have any–I think the product was just too new. The next week I went and they had a few products to choose from. I chose the Fish Taco bites because they remind me of chicken nuggets–a very kid-friendly food. Since I have a one year old I wanted to give him something easy to pick up and also fairly healthy. My husband and I are dieting so this was also a fairly healthy choice.
The preparation couldn’t have been any easier. I simply popped the fish taco bites into the toaster oven, turned them over after ten minutes and then after 20 minutes of total cooking time they were finished.
So how were they? Well the fish taco bites are breaded with tortilla chips and they have a little jalapeno in them as other southwest flavors. Biting into them was pleasant–they had a good crunch to them. Upon biting into them I found that the fish inside was ground up and mixed with other ingredients. I don’t know why but I expected these to be solid hunks of fish that were breaded. The inside actually has a texture more consistent with a crab cake.
I found the flavor itself to be good, not too spicy but also not boring. The texture for me was just so-so. Because of the “crab cake” consistency I found it to be a little mushy. Overall though I would say they were good. My baby had a few bites but didn’t seem to care for them. To be fair, he’s going through a phase where he only wants to eat goldfish and mac ‘n cheese.
So would I eat them again and recommend them to others? Maybe. The Fish Taco Bites for me seemed more like a snack food than an actual meal–but would probably make a good meal for a kid who likes fish sticks. I think I would like to try the seafood burgers or the Fishies if they have them in stock before I would buy these again.
This was a fun “mission” and I am looking forward to completing upcoming missions and sharing them with all of you.
Have you tried any Dr. Praeger’s products? Let me know what you think.