Product Review on @Gardein

We first saw Gardein products at Wal-Mart. I was immediately drawn to the name, the pictures on the package, and the adventure of trying a new product that was completely vegetarian. The products we initially tried were the Chick ‘n Scallopini, Seven Grain Crisp Tenders, and Marinara Chick’n Good Stuff. The flavors were awesome and they could be eaten out of the package without too much extra seasoning.

The product that really got me excited and thinking about different recipes was the Home Style Beefless Tips. You could use them in all sorts of recipes. I thought of a “guisao” with potatoes, carrots, and a tomato based sauce. I used the product in a gravy sauce accompanied with coconut rice and onions. Later this weekend I’ll provide the recipe for “Gardein Guisao” for the #SabrosoSaturday recipe sharing on Twitter.

From their website, you can view other products they sell whether fresh or frozen and where you can purchase their items. In Puerto Rico, we have only seen the frozen meals at Wal-Mart and El Eden in Ponce. Gardein’s site explains their commitment to better eating and greener living. They participate in #MeatlessMondays, provide recipes, and seminars.

For those trying to spend less time cooking or thinking about what you are going to cook, buy Gardein products.

Have you tried Gardein products at restaurants or home?

What did you cook with the product?



  1. MadelineNo Gravatar on March 3, 2011 at 4:53 am

    I just had the buffalo wings and they are seriously spicy. I liked the texture though! I’m going to try the beefless tips tomorrow 🙂 Oh and I just ate the wings with steamed greens tossed with Bragg’s Liquid Amino Acids and Apple Cider Vinegar.

  2. No Gravatar on March 3, 2011 at 4:35 pm

    Thanks for sharing Madeline. I think we also tried the wings and my partner thought they were spicy for his palate. As a new mom with a two month old, I am trying to get in and out of the kitchen quickly. If you try the Seven Grain Crisp tenders and added your own mild hot sauce, it could be an alternative to a buffalo wing.

    With the Beefless Tips, we made kebobs the other night, seasoned with barbecue sauce and they were a hit in my house. I made them in our toaster oven which took a little longer to cook. But that is a great option for grilling in the summer time or if you have a grill built into your stove.

  3. PreyesoliNo Gravatar on May 26, 2011 at 6:11 pm

    Hi! They sell Gardein @ Supermax too! At least the one in Guaynabo that used to be Grande. The beefless tips are my favorite and the 7grain tenders too. I sautee them in a pan with bbq sauce and onions. The tenders I eat alone and dip them in a guayaba bbq sauce i found the other day in the supermarket which is made in PR and it is suuper good!

  4. No Gravatar on May 30, 2011 at 6:01 pm

    Thanks for the tip. The closest SuperMax to us would probably somewhere in Ponce if there is one. I marinated the beefless tips today in the morning and baked them with onions and tomatos. I think if you marinate them and cook later, the tips absorbs the flavor better. 

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