How many of you have looked at a recipe and started crying when you saw that it called for fresh herbs you didn’t have? How many of you would love to have fresh herbs readily available all year long? How many of you think food sprinkled with pretty green herbs is prettier, and there by tastier, than food that is not? How many of you want me to get to the point already and quit with the questions?
If you don’t happen to have an herb garden and you don’t want to spend a ton of money buying fresh herbs at the grocery store each week, why not try Daregal Fresh Frozen Herbs? Look at how cute the little boxes of frozen herbs are all lined up in my freezer door!
I saw another food blogger using these and started crying when I couldn’t find them at my local grocery store. I did some research and finally found the Daregal website. I was quite happy when they offered to send me some for free to review! Free herbs? Bring ’em on!
I expected a small box to arrive with just one package of herbs. Secretly I was hoping for parsely, because I love using it as a garnish. It’s green and pretty and works well in all kinds of dishes. I did’t want to be all bossy, though. After all, they were sending me free herbs! But, as you can see, the people at Daregal didn’t just send me one lonely little container of herbs. They sent me every single variety they sell. Oregano, basil, dill, cilantro, parsley, original blend, italian blend, and grilling blend. That’s a lot of dang herbs.
I’m happy to say that I can’t do anything but rave about these herbs. They are frozen, yeah, but they taste like they are fresh. They are simple to use and they stay fresh for up to 36 months. There are no preservatives or salt added.
I just shake the container a bit and then open it up and dump them out. They don’t clump together because they’re coated with a light mist of natural vegetable oils, so they come out of the container perfectly.
There are so many advantages to using these over the fresh herbs you would buy in the grocery store! No washing, chopping, or waste. You just open up the container and shake some out. They are more fresh than the herbs in your grocery because they are processed within THREE HOURS of being harvested. How long do you think the basil at your local grocery store has been sitting there? Hours? Days? A week? More?
My only complaint is that the product isn’t easy to find. Not a lot of grocery stores carry this yet, but hopefully that will change soon. Happily, you can purchase all the herbs you like from their website and they’ll ship them to you packed in dry ice. Fun!
They also have a deal going on where if you buy a pack of 4, you get 1 free. Buy 6, get 2 free or buy 8 and get 3 free. And, if you really want to go crazy, buy 12 and get 4 free.
I love these herbs. You will too.
If you have a product that you’d like me to review, email me at karly[at]bunsinmyoven[dot]com.