Product Type: Colman's Spices & Seasoning
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Colmans Season & Shake
Member Name: katykicker
Colmans Season & Shake
Advantages: Cheap, easy to use, work well, delicious dinner, lots in the range.
Disadvantages: Hot steam and me don't mix!
=== The product ===
This is a packet that contains seasoning and a plastic bag. This is designed to be placed together, along with meat, sealed and put in the oven to create delicious tasty chicken or other meat with minimum effort and fuss.
=== The packaging ===
This is a paper/plastic style packet and it's quite clever. There is a small sealed off area at the top which contains the bag for using in the oven and then once you tear further down the bag you can access the spices, herbs and flavouring that is used to season your dish. The packaging is designed so that you can remove the plastic bag and plastic tie tab without having to balance the packet to stop the flavouring being released. This is a fantastic idea that works very well.
=== How to use this ===
Well you simply place your meat in to the bag, add the packet of seasoning then use the plastic tie to tie the end of the bag up. Place this in an oven tray and put in the oven at the advised temperature always ensuring that the bag does not touch any part of the oven. Leave some room as this will rise up and become quite puffy.
=== Where can I buy this & for how much? ===
These can be purchased from numerous stockists and I have been buying mine from Sainsburys stores on a 2 for £2.00 special offer that seems to be running frequently. The usual price for one packet seems to be around the £1.50 mark which is quite reasonable for something that makes life quicker and more convenient. Ideal for those nights when you can't really be bothered but want something home cooked and delicious. There are currently only 3 or 4 flavours available in my Sainsburys store but the range is slowly increasing which shows popularity I suppose!
=== Flavours available ===
At present (October 2011) these are the current flavours available:
Sausage & Herb Casserole
Lemon & Dill Salmon
Garlic & Herb Roast Chicken
Sticky Spare Ribs
=== Overall opinion ===
I love these bags, particularly as the range is ever expanding. I have tried the Rustic Chicken, Paprika Chicken, Mediterranean Chicken & Sticky Spare Ribs and have been pleased with all of them. These are very simple to use and it takes just a minute to add my meat, sprinkle the seasoning, tie the end up and shake a lot. I then just place this in the oven in a Pyrex roasting dish and leave it to cook. At the end there is juicy succulent meat that is rich in flavour.
These really are a fantastic idea and in the range there is a variety of flavours already. The paprika chicken is one of the most unhealthy chicken ones but the Mediterranean chicken contains hardly any calories and fat which is fantastic. There is something for almost everyone in this range, whether you are watching your waistline or not, and the prices are reasonably for the convenience of having a delicious chicken dinner with minimal effort.
I am sure that I could find a large roasting bag and add some spices myself but sometimes I just don't feel like doing that and I want to be able to just throw everything in a bag and sling it in the oven. Then I am able to give my husband a delicious dinner with very minimal fuss and hassle. This bag is strong, sturdy, when it did come in to contact with one of my oven trays it did not stick on it which is great. The tie is strong, it works well and even when I vigorously shake the bag to mix the ingredients no tearing or damage occurs.
Overall I am pleased with these. They are fairly cheap, frequently on special offer and they are convenient. It takes just a few minutes to prepare a wonderful meal for my whole family and even though I don't follow the instructions and just throw in loads of whatever I feel like meat wise it always turns out wonderfully and we end up having dinners that are full of flavour and taste.
The only thing I would say is watch out when opening the bag! Obviously this bag is full of hot steam and while the packaging did warn me about this I did not pay much attention then and ended up burning myself which was not a pleasant experience, however, this was my own fault and the packaging did warn about this!
Summary: A fantastic seasoning bag from Colmans.
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