Riega Cheese Sauce Review and Giveaway

Riega Foods is a family owned business located in the Kansas City.  They are dedicated to providing flavorful,high-quality and all natural foods that they are proud to share.  A healthy lifestyle and trustworthy food is more than just a business strategy for Riega Foods – it’s a personal mission. Brad Gampper’s wife and a number of friends, suffer from allergies and other food-related health issues. Unimpressed with the quality of gluten free products on the market, Riega Foods was founded with the purpose of providing the finest and best tasting foods for family, friends and others with dietary limitations.

Riega says:

“We are committed to quality manufacturing processes that ensure allof our products can be enjoyed without worry. If it says “Riega” and wears the “Gluten Free” stamp of approval, then you can be sure that every production lot has been quantitatively tested to ensure gluten free authenticity of under 20 ppm in every bite.”

 

Riega ‘s product line up currently consists of Gluten Free and Organic Cereals as well as Gluten Free and All Natural Cheese Sauce Mixes.

 

I received the increasingly popular Four Cheese Products for this review.   They make 4 different varieties of the cheese sauce:

  • Yellow Cheddar
  • White Cheddar
  • Pepper Jack
  • Alfredo

 

The sauces are simple and quick to prepare – you just add a quarter cup of milk and stir over low heat.  You also have the option of adding a small amount of butter, which I did in all cases  These cheese packets can be used in all sorts of creative ways – over pasta, rice, vegetables or even as a seasoning for popcorn.   I used the Yellow Cheddar for macaroni and cheese and it was pretty good with a smooth, creamy and mild cheesy flavor.  For the white sauce I used rice and didn’t notice much of a difference in the taste, but it was whiter in color and just as creamy as the Yellow.  My favorite flavor was the Pepper Jack and I put  it over some chicken and broccoli  and also made a dip out of it by adding it to sour cream.  It was really tasty!

 

My favorite thing about the cheese sauces is that they are healthy.  In addition to being 3rd party tested for gluten free, they are GMO and MSG free, low in cholesterol and provide 7 – 12% DV calcium per serving.  Their good on the environment too because Riega Cheddar Cheese Sauce pouches use 17% less material per pouch than other GF Cheese Sauce Mixes.

 

You don’t have to be on a special diet to enjoy Riega Cheese Sauces.  They are priced reasonably enough that  anyone can enjoy this healthy and versatile food.  Riega is soon to be available in over 300 new retailers in the California, Arizona and Nevada area in the next month.  Some of the stores that currently carry Riega Cheese Sauce are: Fresh & Easy, Whole Foods, Lunardi’s, Mollie Stones, Nugget Market and Draeger’s as well as numerous independent Health Food Stores.  Amazon.com carries a 12 pack for $18.49 ($1.59 per package) and they are eligible for free shipping.  You can also order directly from Riega’s Website.

 

Be sure to follow Riega on Facebook and Twitter for updates about where to find the product and other news.

 

Riega has generously offered to provide 2 of my readers with 12 pouches of their cheese sauce ( 3 pouches of each flavor).  I am offering 3 chances to win this nice product.   The first mandatory entry is to leave a comment on my blog and tell me which flavor you would most like to try.  You can get 2 bonus entries by  following Riega on Facebook and by following my blog on Facebook.

 

This is a Rafflecopter drawing, so be sure to click “I did this” (below) for each entry (or it won’t count).  This giveaway will end on Saturday, August  27th at 11:59 p.m. est.  Rafflecopter will choose the winners using random.org and I will email them on Sunday morning.  Winners will have 48 hours to respond to my email before I draw an alternate winner(s).

 


 

 

 

 

Posted by: on August 19, 2011 under Product Reviews & Giveaways

Comments

  1. Brenda Sanford says:

    Cheese mmmmm haha. I would love to try this.

  2. I love that their food products are gluten-free. I have a son that has ADHD and just recently started buying gluten-free products for him. Thanks for introducing me to this brand!

  3. Deborah Wellenstein says:

    I’d like to try the pepper jack flavor first.

    dwellenstein at cox dot net

  4. I love Alfredo, so I’d want to try that first! 🙂 Thanks for the giveaway 🙂

  5. Theron N.Willis says:

    Pepper Jack pared with cold Mexican beer. Ole!

  6. Would love to try white cheddar!

  7. Velia OBrien says:

    I’d love to try the White Cheddar 🙂

  8. Christine says:

    white cheddar

  9. Most interested in the yellow cheddar for my son on his rice pasta

  10. crystle marie tellerday says:

    alfredo

  11. The Alfredo sound good to me. Thanks.

  12. Karen Gonyea says:

    Yellow Cheddar 🙂

  13. Danny Lindsey says:

    pepper jack

  14. Gina Ferrell says:

    I would most like to try the Pepper Jack.

    ginaferrell3 at yahoo dot com

  15. Natalie Z says:

    Pepper Jack!

  16. I’d like to try the White Cheddar to get my kids to eat their veggies!

  17. Hope Lyman says:

    I’d like to try all of them, but especially the white cheddar!

  18. Derk Thomas says:

    White cheddar would make a nice macaroni and cheese.

  19. I’d love to try Pepper Jack

  20. I would love to try the Pepper Jack.

  21. White cheddar!!

  22. Linda Lansford says:

    I want Yellow Cheddar

  23. I’d like to try Pepper Jack.

  24. Pepper Jack sounds great!

  25. Mmm, the pepper jack sounds really good!

  26. sara wood says:

    White cheddar =)

  27. Mary Beth Elderton says:

    I’d like the Alfredo

  28. pepperjack

  29. Kristina Daniels says:

    White Cheddar
    kddanie2@gmail.com

  30. I would like the alfredo.

  31. I’d love to try the Alfredo falvor!

    marija.majerle at gmail dot com

  32. white cheddar for ever!

    laureneshapiro at gmail . com

  33. Ed Nemmers says:

    Alfredo would be my flavor of choice!

  34. I would try the yellow cheddar.

  35. Pauline M says:

    I think I would like to try the white cheddar!

  36. Jessica Peeling says:
  37. I would most like to try Pepper jack!

  38. Holli Moore says:

    I would like to try the white cheddar.

    holli.moore(at)comcast.net

  39. Diana Hatch says:

    I would like to try the alfredo

  40. The mini divas fiance is gluten free and I think he’d love these- especially the alfredo & white cheddar.

  41. Darlene Owen says:

    Pepper Jack would probably be my favorite as we love hot and spicy

  42. Priscilla Benavides says:

    I like Yellow Cheddar the most.

  43. I’d love to try the pepper jack

  44. Would love to try alfredo:)

  45. I’d love to try the Alfredo cheese.

  46. Amanda Hoffman says:

    i would like to try pepper jack

  47. Lisa Garner says:

    I would love to try the White Cheddar.

  48. I’d most like to try the pepper jack.

  49. i’d most like to try Pepper Jack.

  50. amy deeter says:

    the white cheddar
    amy16323(at)gmail(dot)com

  51. pepper jack

  52. I would like to try the Yellow Cheddar.

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