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It’s time for another giveaway. This time it is sponsored by Progresso, and the prize pack includes a box of Progresso panko, a carton of Progresso broth, a measuring cup, slotted spoon, soup ladle and a sheet pan for baking.
Full disclosure: Progresso provided me with the free products, and prize pack through MyBlogSpark™. While I did not purchase these items, I tried to be as honest and forthright as possible in my review.
MyBlogSpark provided me the opportunity to sample the Progresso panko, and is going to send one of you a great prize pack, as you can see above. In an attempt to give them a fair and honest review, I purchased two other kinds of panko to use in comparison. The Progresso panko ended up looking, feeling, and performing almost exactly the same as the other two brands. The individual flakes of the Progresso brand, were a little smaller and heavier than the other two, but that had no affect on its ability to provide a delicious, crunchy crust.
The only real difference I noticed came in comparing the nutritional data of each. The Progresso brand listed 2.5g of fat per serving, whereas the other two only listed .5g of fat per serving. Conversely, the other two brands list nearly twice the amount of sodium per serving. I also noticed that a serving size of the Progresso brand is only 1/4 cup, compared to the 1/2 cup serving for the other two brands. However, when I looked more closely, I realized that the serving sizes are equal when making the comparison based on weight instead of volume.
My final verdict… The Progresso brand panko performed, exactly as expected. It created a nice, crispy crust around the things that I fried. While the individual flakes are slightly smaller and more dense than some of its competitors, they still worked just as well. Even the slight nutritional difference(2g of fat more per serving) is inconsequential if you are using them to fry foods. The panko could, alternately be used as a filler, or the breaded food could be baked instead, but their primary use is for frying, which basically makes you forget the slight difference in fat.
Depending on the price comparison, I can say that I am likely to purchase the Progresso panko in the future. You can also visit the Progresso broth website to print a $.50 off coupon.
Finally, on to the giveaway…
You can enter the contest in any of the following ways:
- Leave a comment on this post telling me how you would like to use panko (or the broth).
- Earn an extra entry if you are a new or existing subscriber to Boy Meets Food, and leave me a comment letting me know. Just click here to subscribe.
- Earn another additional entry by linking back to this giveaway on your blog, and leaving a comment letting me know.
- Earn one more entry by mentioning the giveaway on Twitter and leaving a comment letting me know.
The winner will be selected at random from the comments on this post. Entries will be accepted until Saturday October 31 at 12:00 midnight.