The Art of Random Willy-Nillyness: CLOSED ~ Maggi Products Review and Giveaway!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

CLOSED ~ Maggi Products Review and Giveaway!


Growing up there are products that were always in my house. One of those products was Maggi Bullion cubes or "Cubitos Maggi" as my mami and abelita called them. There was always a packet of cubitos Maggi in our house. They would use them to make stews, soups and as a spice to fry up chicken or to make rice.

My granny would always have the Maggi sopa de vegetales, pollo and fideos (chicken, veggies and noodles) in her house. When we got sick, she broke out the packet of soup and gave us some so we would get better. It's funny that I remember something so random but that's just me.

As I grew up, I always had cubitos Maggi in my pantry as well. I love using them to make chicken broth when I need it for a recipe. I also love using them when I need to spice up my arroz con pollo or other meals. The cube has so much flavor that I use it as I would salt or pepper.

When I received the opportunity to review some Maggi products, I was all over that because this is a product that I have used and will continue using. I received a basket of items, including the garlic and onion bullion cubes, chicken flavored bullion powder, Sopa de fideos (chicken noodle soup) and some sofrito paste. I had never tried the sofrito paste so I decided to use that. Sofrito is a mixture of garlic, onion, tomatoes and spices used as a base for cooking traditional recipes.

I wondered if I could achieve a one pot dinner with the sofrito paste and no other spices. I started by frying up some chicken thighs. Then I added the sofrito paste and finished cooking the chicken. I then added some chicken broth and simmered it all together. The only spices I added were salt and pepper. Once I let the chicken and sofrito cook a while, I added some rice and let it all cook up. To finish the dish, I added some fresh cilantro.

It was delicious and easy. The dish was so flavorful because of the Maggi sofrito paste. Hubby loved it! If you have never tried these products, you really should. They are very good. I love the fact that every time I use them, they remind me of my childhood.

You can win a $200 gift card by entering the Ponle Sabor a Tu Cocina Con MAGGI (Share your Cooking Secret) sweepstakes on the Maggi site. All you do is sign up and share a cooking secret. If you don't have one, you can still enter. The daily prize is $200 and the grand prize is $10,000! You can enter daily. You know I am ll over that. I could totally use $10,000.

Thanks to the great peeps at Maggi, I have a $25 Visa gift card to give to one of my readers so they can try the Maggi products as well. YAY! Just read the rules and enter!

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Disclosure: I received a sample product for review purposes. No other compensation was given and the opinions in this post are solely mine and are based on my experience with the product. Sponsors are responsible for shipping prizes unless otherwise stated. Please allow 6-8 weeks for delivery of any prizes.

610 comments:

  1. Abuelita Enmoladas looked delicious on their website!

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  2. I've seen Maggi products at the store before but i have never personally used them or tried them

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  8. The Chicken and Cheese Entomatadas look delicious!
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  9. I have heard of Maggi before, but have never had a chance to try them
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  18. Chicken and Cheese Entomatadas - looks simple and yummy!

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  19. I have tried Maggi products before; I believe they have a sauce that I've used for dumplings!

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  23. Citrus Baked Chicken sounds great to try
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  24. I've seen them at the store, yet never tried them.

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  34. The recipe for BBQ Chicken Drummettes looks tasty!
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  35. This is the first time I have heard of this product, but it looks good!
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  40. The Citrus Baked Chicken looks delicious!
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  41. This is the first time I am hearing about Maggi products
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  47. The Spicy Potato Quesadillas look great to me!
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  48. I used to use Maggi Products all the time when I lived in California, but they are a bit harder to find here in this part of Virginia.
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  55. I love the Spicy Potato Quesadillas!
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  56. This is the first time I've heard about Maggi products but now I really want to try them!
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  61. The Yucatan-Style Shredded Pork
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  65. I'd like to make the Maggi Cilantro Dip.
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  66. I have used their chicken bouillon, but nothing else yet.
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  71. The Citrus Baked Chicken recipe sounds really delicious.
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  72. I haven't had the pleasure of trying Maggi products before, but want too try them soon.
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  77. I like the Chicken and Cheese Entomatadas.

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  78. Maggi's Citrus Baked Chicken looks awfully darned tasty to me right now.

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  84. I would like to try the Chicken and Cheese Entomatadas.
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  85. This recipe looks yummy- Chicken and Cheese Entomatadas



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  86. I like Spicy Potato Quesadillas

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  114. The Spicy Potato Quesadillas sound yummy! I love spicy food! ;)
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  115. The Citrus Baked Chicken sounds really good!
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  125. The Citrus Baked Chicken recipe sounded good and also easy to make. LPoser1 [at] gmail [dot] com

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  126. I'd love to try the Abuelita Holiday Beverage
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  132. The Citrus Baked Chicken recipe looks good.

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  139. The Cool Lime Pretzel Squares look delicious!
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  145. The BBQ chicken drummettes sound delish.
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  150. The Spicy Potato Quesadillas recipe sounds good

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  157. I want to make Yucatan-Style Shredded Pork

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  159. I really want to try the Citrus Baked Chicken because it's got both orange and lemon juice.

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  162. The Macaroni & Cheese with Chicken & Chiles recipe looks really good
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  172. The citrus baked chicken looks great!

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  174. spicy potato quesadillas...yum!

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  175. Citrus Baked Chicken sounds interesting

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