Friday, November 2, 2012

Robinhood Meetinghouse Biscuits + Giveaway Winner

Pre-packaged, frozen foods rarely have these phrases on their packaging: “Family-owned”; “no GMOs”; or “Only fresh, simply ingredients.” But Robinhood Meetinghouse’s packages do.

30 years ago, Chef Michael Gagne of Maine created what is now Robinhood Meetinghouse’s frozen biscuits. The combination of flaky puff pastry with the traditional texture of a biscuit is what made Chef Gagne's recipe so popular - eventually, Chef Gagne was even able to open his own restaurant in Maine, called Robinhood Meetinghouse. At the restaurant, patrons were treated to baskets of his piping hot biscuits. And now, decades later, the Gagne family’s biscuits are available to all of us – right in our grocer’s freezer.

I had the pleasure of trying out three of Robinhood Meetinghouse’s biscuit flavors, thanks to their PR company, People Making Good. The three flavors I got to try were the Cream Cheese Biscuits, Sweet Potato Biscuits and Cinnamon Rolls. (Other available flavors include Double Chocolate Biscuits, Triple Ginger Biscuits and Herb Parmesan Biscuits, to name a few). Here’s how each flavor I tried fared:

Cream Cheese Biscuits

Before.

After (three biscuits were eaten before this picture was taken).
Made with only seven simple ingredients, these flaky, buttery biscuits were the most versatile of the bunch. We enjoyed them dipped into vegetarian chili, but I could also see these being the perfect bread for brunch sliders, or simply slathered with butter and jam for a snack.

Cinnamon Rolls


The box for these cinnamon rolls says that with every bite, you’ll be reminded of your childhood. Well, my childhood included a lot of Pillsbury cinnamon rolls, and while they were delicious, I don’t think they were made with legible, real ingredients (but I could be wrong). Robinhood Meetinghouse’s version is made with real ingredients, resulting in a sweet, decadent pastry that lacks all of the extra fat and chemicals. I also was able to quickly pop these in the oven on a work morning, resulting in the house smelling like the weekend (and resulting in Z and I having something different for breakfast during the week).

Sweet Potato Biscuits


Real sweet potato is added to Robinhood Meetinghouse’s Cream Cheese Biscuits to create this perfect-for-fall recipe. We enjoyed them alongside some kale, sweet potato and lentil soup (recipe to come!), but I could also eat these for dessert with a smattering of cinnamon and butter on top.

Robinhood Meetinghouse's frozen biscuits can be found at a variety of grocery stores (click here to see where you can buy them near you), and they can also be purchased online. After trying these three flavors, Z and I are definitely planning to buy their biscuits in the future. Not only did they taste homemade (but were very easy to prepare), we're also always eager to support a local family business - not to mention a product that's made with real, legible ingredients.

What's your favorite frozen food product?

Disclaimer: These biscuits were complimentary, but as always, the opinions expressed in this post are honest and 100 percent my own.


Thanks for all of your entries! I picked a winner using Random.org

And the winner is....Kate!

"I love enjoying my yogurt as my breakfast with some berries and sometimes granola. I also use plain yogurt as an alternative to sour cream or for a base of a dip!"

Congrats, Kate! Please email me at theeconomicaleater@gmail.com within 48 hours to claim your prize.

4 comments:

  1. I use A LOT of frozen broccoli so I guess that's my favorite. The cream cheese biscuits sound good!

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  2. Good to learn about some all-natural frozen snacks! Triple Ginger Biscuits sound a-maz-ing.

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  3. these biscuits sounds awesome!

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  4. I've tried the biscuits and cinnamon rolls and enjoyed both. Have to find those sweet potato ones and the chocolate ones!

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