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Soft flame baked flour tortillas, a rich and mild creamy chipotle sauce with an even more family friendly mild taco spice mix. Farrah's Taco Spice Mix still has all the visuals of cumin and coriander seeds but without the heat. It gives a wonderful aromatic and visually striking taco and drizzle or dollop the creamy chipotle sauce to enjoy.
I am a huge lover of Mexican food and I love how items like tacos, burritos, and enchiladas can be easily customized to each person's liking. When I saw that Farrah's had made some new Mexican themed meal kits I was over the moon. I put my request in and eagerly awaited for my review box to arrive in the mail. Upon opening my box and seeing the Taco Meal Kit, I quickly pulled it out to investigate it closely.
Looking at the front of the box I was captivated by the bold colours. The colour combination works so well together with the brightness contrasted by the dark colour. The image of the tacos all made looked very delicious and appetizing. In the box, there were enough flour tortillas to make 10 tacos which is very generous. On the night that I decided to use the kit I was making dinner for 3 adults and 3 children. I had already looked at the recipe on the back of the box so that I could make sure I had all the ingredients necessary. When I removed the tortillas from the box I was a tad surprised at the size of them, I had expected them to be slightly larger. The mild chipotle sauce sachet was generous but we still would have liked some more.
Following the instructions on the box, I proceeded to make dinner. Everything was easy to prepare and the aroma while cooking was mouth-watering. I chose to leave out the radishes from the recipe as no-one in this household likes the taste of them. The tacos and filling were easy to assemble, and despite my concerns, the tortilla's weren't too small and could contain a decent amount of filling.
After my first bite of one of my tacos, I quickly realized that I did not particularly like the onions that had been soaked in cider vinegar. They were too bitter for my liking and my children also picked them out and left them aside. However, I loved the rest of the flavour combination with the cabbage, lettuce, chicken and chipotle sauce. The box claims that the tortillas "won't crack, won't split when rolled" and I was amazed to find that this was, in fact, correct, no matter how many times my children decided to deconstruct then reconstruct them.
I have always been a proud supporter of Farrah's products due to them being NZ made, and of a consistently high quality. I would suggest that everyone tries this meal kit and customizes the tacos to suit their own taste. Next time I think I will try using mince, lettuce, tomato, chilli beans, grated carrot and grated cheese. This kit is very affordable and I look forward to trying more products that are available in the range.
This meal kit was the smallest of the three that I got to try but don't let its size fool you because it still helps to provide a nommy dinner and plenty of flavour. I knew the box size meant the tortillas would be small but I was still a tad surprised at how small, until I remembered that tacos aren't meant to be big. The packet clearly states on the side that this is suitable for vegetarians which is great as I love being able to use a range of products but hate having to read every single ingredient on the packet. The packet also feature a recipe on the back as well as a couple of other suggestions, none of which you have to use but it's handy to have.
I opted to make my own mix for thonights tacos, so I started by saut√ ©ing some mushrooms, onion and garlic before throwing in some sliced cabbage and diced nutolene (a vegetarian protein). I removed some of the mix so my kids could eat sans spice and then added the spice mix to what was left and let cook for awhile. Dishing up I added some cheese, my mix, some sour cream and a dash or two of the chipotle sauce. My mum and I ate ours and found them to be delish! We had three each and while mum managed to eat all hers I was nice and full after just two. I did find that there was almost no heat at all to the meal but plenty of flavour, keen to have this for dinner again.
Mexican food is always a real crowd-pleaser in our house. The problem for us is the time it takes to produce them. We can only ever have them as a special treat at weekends when we have the whole afternoon to prepare. That is why I was really excited to try this Taco Meal Kit from Farrah's, as anything to make the production of a meal which everyone is guaranteed to eat is a very good thing!
The box was a bit smaller than I expected, but it was the perfect size to house all of the ingredients, and it's so nice to see a company using an appropriate amount of packaging for the size of the products inside. The box had the recipe on, making picking up the additional ingredients needed really easy. There was also an alternative recipe if you didn't like the original one.
I was quite surprised at how many tortilla wraps were contained inside the packet- there was enough to make 10 tacos, which fed our family of three for dinner, lunch and an afternoon snack the next day. The tacos were very simple to prepare using the enclosed ingredients. Including the pink pickled onions, the recipe only took 30 minutes to prepare (although I left the onions to sit a little longer than this to get them really nice and pink), These would make a perfect pot-luck plate or party appetizer, as they were so easy to prepare and as you can assemble them yourself, everyone can have as much or as little of each thing (which is also great if you are trying to appeal to all of your family's requirements!).
The tacos themselves were out of this world. The spice mix had given the filling a lovely mild flavour, which was really loved by the whole family. The tacos themselves were very easy to fold and didn't split (which is what usually happens to us when we make tacos), and the addition of the onions and smoky sauce on top just finished it off beautifully. The size was perfect too- great for little hands to hold to really feel like they were joining in with the assembling fun.
Overall, this Taco Meal Kit is a must try. The whole family loved them, generous sized portions and such a great flavour make this a really great value product. Great job Farrah's, you have made tacos accessible to everyone!
Farrah's products are always such a hit in our house and so I was pretty excited to see that they have released a new range of Mexican inspired meal kits knowing undoubtedly that these were going to taste fantastic! Taco's a family favourite when it comes to dinner times, and since seeing that tacos are now both available in soft and hard shells we have switched to using the soft variety as these are just so much easier to handle and eat! The family saw the taco meal kit out on the bench one morning along with a small package each of mince and chicken which were defrosting and couldn't wait until dinner time as they knew this meant only one thing TACOS!!!
Within the very attractive and eye-catching box are all of the spices, sauces and tacos you need to create a delicious and healthy meal, all you need to do is add your own favourite meats and vegetables and your good to go, the back of the package has a heap of ideas to try such as grilled pineapple salsa, and pickled pink onions if your feeling a bit adventurous and have time to try these out. However with time not on my side I used shredded up lettuce, chopped tomato, cucumber, avocado and cheese along with mince and chicken, oh and sour cream.
This meal could not have been simpler to prepare I prepped all of my salad vegetables and popped each one into it's own individual bowl and then seasoned the mince and chicken separately with half of the included Mild Taco Spice Mix each, I popped both meats into separate fry pans and within 5 minutes each of these were cooked and smelling divine as the aroma of the spices was released. I popped these onto the table along with the salad vegetables while I quickly warmed the tortillas in the microwave for a few seconds and then dinner was served DIY tacos it was.
Everyone seemed to go quiet over dinner time tonight, why because we were to busy eating this delicious meal, it was a hit and everyone loved it, Miss 4 actually downed 2 tacos which really surprised me and she commented that "there not spicy for me" after I warned her that she might find them to be a bit spicy, my partner and I agreed that the spice mixture was just perfect and that it added such a nice flavour to the meat and that it worked great with both mince and chicken, we really didn't have a preference for the meat they were both equally as tasty. The winner of our meal though had to be the chipotle sauce, not only was it of a beautiful orange colour but it tasted great a beautiful hint of spice that was so lovely and creamy it tasted great!
With this amazing meal kit from Farrah's there really is no going wrong as you only add the foods you love to make it suited to your own taste buds, super quick to prepare and great to eat Farrah's have done it again and I will be buying this again very soon.
The day my review parcel arrived, I opened the package to find the Farrah's Taco Meal Kit and immediately I wanted to try it as it looked delicious. So I went straight to the freezer and got out a packet of mince to defrost for dinner time as tacos are generally made with mince. Then I read the box to find this taco kit suggests making the tacos with chicken breast but I already had mince out so thought we'd just have it that way.
When dinner time came around I cooked up the mince with the taco spice mix as per the instructions on the back of the box. The instructions were very easy and clear to follow. My sister was joining us for dinner and doesn't like spicy food so was a bit wary after the 'mild spice' on the front of the box, but the taco mix has no spiciness at all. I served the tacos with lettuce, tomato, cheese and the creamy chipotle sauce. The sauce was delicious, again we thought it may have a wee bit of spice to it but no spiciness at all. The instructions said to warm each taco for 1 minute in the frying pan, but I just microwaved the tacos for 10-15 seconds.
On the front of the box, it states 'won't crack, won't split when rolled' so I was really intrigued to give the soft tacos a good trail. I grabbed one and rolled it both ways, multiple times and no rips or tears. I was really surprised as generally, wraps do tear a small amount when rolled up. So big tick of approval from me, nothing worse than ending up with a huge mess due to a taco splitting.
The Farrah's Taco Meal Kit packaging is very bold and stands out on the shelf. The delicious photo of the taco's on the front of the package is very eye-catching. I really like that it clearly states on the front of the box how many taco's it makes and that also included in the kit is the taco spice mix and the creamy chipotle sauce. On the rear of the box is the clear, easy to read instructions and the ingredient's list for each of the 3 components within the box. My partner, sister and I were all impressed with the ease of prepping a delicious meal and the taste of the taco's themselves. I would most definitely purchase the kit again in the future and am eager to try the other kits in the Farrah's range.
The Farrah's Taco Meal Kit is so great and the whole family really enjoyed the meal and it was super easy to make. I did not have all the ingredients but what used worked well and was so yummy we all went back for seconds and thirds. The chicken smelled amazing cooked in the flavouring and when I walked in the door after work it was the smell that got me drooling for dinner. I was lucky enough my partner cooked me tea and he said it was easy as to use the he really enjoyed making tea.
The creamy chipotle sauce was so good and tasty and made the tacos complete. We ended up using grated cheese, lettuce, tomato and red onion with the chipotle sauce and I used a little sour cream and wow the taste buds enjoyed there meal. I loved the samples they suggested on the back to go with it. I would have loved to have tried the pickle onion or pineapple salsa, it would have made it more tastier.
The pack feed 3 adults and we had left overs which were great as I only used two chicken breasts. If my son was here for tea it would have been the perfect amount for all of us, and I think for the price it is great and an easy meal. It would also be a great kit to take camping as its easy and fun and something different to make while camping besides sausages on the bbq. I could see myself having these many more times to come for dinner and I look forward to it. I also cannot wait to try it with different ingredients and to try it with coriander like it suggests as I love coriander. I will be recommending the Farrah‚ ™s taco meal kit to friends and family and looking for it to add to the trolley next time I go shopping.
When I think of Tacos Mince automatically springs to mind so I was a little surprised to see a recipe for Chicken Tacos I did not even know they were a thing. I asked the girls what they wanted to do and they both said Mince so we stuck with the family favourite. We adore Tacos not only are they fast to prepare everyone can make there own which makes life so much easier. I decided to make it plain so we could test out the taste and left out the corn and beans I usually add and just had Mince, Onions, Cheese, Tomato, Avocado and Lettuce.
Adding the Mild Taco Spice Mix had my mouth watering as it smelt divine and later on I found out it tasted just as good as well. I had everything prepared in under twenty minutes so I was more than happy. Everyone helped themselves and adding the Chipotle Sauce to the dish was awesome everyone, especially my husband was raving about it - definitely a winner. The girls asked if we could have it again even before they had finished there first bite. It smelt, looked and tasted great.
I am only upset that I did not look at the back properly beforehand because it gave options to add to your meal of Grilled Pineapple Salsa and Pickled Pink Onions which my husband ripped off the box and is dying to try next time we have something similar. The pictures make those items look amazing.
My biggest problem with this meal box is the price I do find it rather expensive when you still have to add the rest of the ingredients. But I guess when you look at the convenience that the meal offers and the fact that in less than half an hour you can have on your table it is a win win I guess. We were all impressed with the meal and especially the fact that it has ten wraps included made it even better. I do like, unlike other varieties, these do not crack or break when you fold them over. Something we will definitely be having again.
There was more than enough in this pack for four people; as there were just the two of us, we decided to have it for dinner two nights running - always a good thing to do when you are super busy! There is something about November that gets everyone up and energised, whether because the days are longer, or just because all those things that have been accumulating all year have to be completed like RIGHT NOW! And we could not have picked a more versatile meal kit to trial.
On the first night we prepared the tortillas the traditional way, using half the seasoning mix and sauce and 300g of chicken. Ok, that was a little more than the pack suggested, but never mind. We both love chicken! After pan frying the meat and spices, I served them up on the warmed tortillas topped with tomatoes, radishes and spring onions. I did not have time to go shopping for red onions, but the pickled pink onion recipe sounds so yummy that I will be trying it at some stage in the future. That was a delicious meal, with the spice component very understated - I could imagine it would even appeal to the children in our family so I intend to try it on them at some stage.
On the second night, we did something a little different. I had a roast chicken which I had picked up at the supermarket so I decided to use some of that instead of cooking more meat from scratch. I shredded it and mixed it with the remaining half of the spice mix, and put it in the pan to sear the spices, but there was no liquid left in the chicken. Problem solved - I added the rest of the sauce mix and stirred it well; even though this might not have been the "right" way to cook it, we were very happy with the outcome. The chicken was moist and very flavoursome!
Once we had piled the chicken mix into warm tortillas, we added half a tablespoon each of warmed cream style corn, shredded lettuce, finely chopped radishes, sliced capsicum, sliced cucumber, and diced tomatoes to the chicken base and then topped it with a dressing consisting of mashed avocado, sour cream, and a dash of lime juice. It was so good we would have eaten more if we had been able, but there were only five tortillas left! We did have a slight problem with the tortillas being stuffed so full that some of the mixture squirted out, but that is what plates are for - damage control!
I am really taken with this new product. It is not expensive when you think that one packet fed the equivalent of four hungry adults, and you can basically use any combination of protein and vegetables. I am looking forward to another couple of variations next time - hummus instead of chicken, fresh asparagus and courgettes added to the vegetable possibilities, and even fruit (like pineapple, as suggested on the pack). It is not only a good summer meal, but could also make a hearty winter dinner if served as a cheese-and-onion-and-sauerkraut grilled roll with a vegetable soup to go with it.
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