Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Simply Free at the Cottage

There is nothing better than a BBQ at the cottage. And even better when it is a long weekend. Every year on the Victoria Day long weekend my family heads two and a half hours north to our cottage for the weekend. We brave the rain and the bugs to spend time in the great outdoors. This weekend we were lucky enough to get some sunshine on Saturday and we took advantage and sparked up the BBQ. The burgers and dogs were sizzling for lunch. It was a great chance to try Wonder's newest offering, SimplyFree. The hamburger and hot dog buns feature a list of ingredients even my kids could read. 

Wonder+ SimplyFree from Weston Bakeries is the latest addition of simply ingredient products to the grocery shelves. It is the first Canadian National Brand of bakery products made with unbleached wheat flour and free of artificial preservatives, flavours and colours. They are also free of high fructose corn syrup. A growing number of manufacturers are understand customers are looking for products with simple ingredients. Let's face it, it is refreshing to be able to pick up a product and be able to pronounce all the ingredients listed on the side of the package.

Yummy. Nothing like a cheese burger.  

But ultimately, the product has to taste good. These buns passed the tough taste test of my gang. They kids who were feasting at our table said they tasted great, just like a good old hamburger bun. The one down side I saw was the price. When I picked up these buns they were regular price, at $3.19 per 8 pack. That is a bit pricey, especially if you are a family on a budget. I did notice that the buns are currently on sale at my nearby grocery store, priced at $1.99, which is an affordable price and comparable to more no name brand buns. 

The family finally enjoying the feast.

Disclosure – I am participating in the Wonder+ SimplyFree program by Mom Central Canada on behalf of Weston Bakeries.  I received a gift card and free product coupons as a thank you for my participation.  The opinions on this blog are my own.