Friday, October 5, 2012

Glory Foods Gift Basket Review & Giveaway


Southern food is so yummy.  Cornbread just out of the oven, ready to be spread with butter. Spicy red beans and rice. Seasoned greens. Sweet fried apples.  All so delicious, but so time-consuming to make!

If you love Southern food but don't have the time to cook it, give Glory Foods a try!


Glory Foods is the category leader in Southern-style, heat-and-serve products including seasoned canned vegetables, cooking bases, hot sauces and fresh greens. They have an array of ready-to-eat and fresh products, including spinach, fried apples, low-sodium green beans, cornbread mix and fresh kale.

According to the Glory Foods website, using the delicious dishes served in his Columbus, Ohio soul food restaurant as inspiration, William F. “Bill” Williams and three partners launched Glory Foods in 1989. The vision for this food company, steeped in generations of Southern-style recipes and flavors, came to the table during a friendly discussion about holiday dinner preparation. Williams mentioned to friends the number of hours and care that went into cooking a savory pot of collard greens and how no African-American family celebration is complete without them. How great it would be to have truly authentic canned collard greens, Williams thought. After extensive research, Williams and his partners realized that pre-seasoned, canned collard greens were not available anywhere. So they set out to launch Glory Foods. The company has since become synonymous with quality, convenience and flavorful Southern-style vegetables.

Over the past several years, Glory has been able to expand its line to offer 85 products, including seasoned canned greens, bagged fresh greens and other vegetables, the Sensibly Seasoned low sodium product line, Seasoned Cooking Bases and a line of hot sauces.

I had the chance to try out many Glory Foods products that were delivered in the gift basket photographed above. One Sunday night, my extended family and I gathered for some fried chicken and all of these great Glory Foods products.

The biggest hits were the cornbread mixes.   I had baked cornbread muffins with the mixes based on the package directions. They were easy to make and easy to clean up afterward.  The yellow cornbread muffins were scarfed up immediately.  The white cornbread muffins followed suit.  As my youngest daughter said, "The cornbread muffins taste like corn!"

And guess what else tasted like corn?  That's right, the corn!  The cream style skillet corn was a big hit with my youngest as well, and I liked the peppery taste of them.

Another big hit was the fried apples.  They were sweet and held together well, yet melted in my mouth.  My middle daughter asked for seconds... and then thirds.  

I was surprised that canned red beans and rice - canned rice? - would turn out as well as it did.  Of course, it wasn't the same as red beans and rice from scratch, but then again I didn't spend hours making it, either.  We added some of the spicy Vidalia hot sauce to it to make it even more spicy - yum! 

I generally don't eat much greens, so I wasn't sure what to expect when I tried the turnip greens.  They were surprisingly good!  They were full of flavor from onions and garlic.  They were a little on the salty side, though.  We also tried the low-sodium green beans - I thought these were a little mushy, even for canned green beans.

Other products in this gift basket that we didn't get a chance to try were Great Northern beans, chicken seasoned cooking base, and country cabbage.

To learn more about Glory Food Products, you can visit the Glory Foods website, become a fan on Facebook, or follow on Twitter. And there are lots of great recipes using Glory Foods demonstrated on the Glory Foods YouTube channel!

Have I made your mouth water with this review, and would you like to try Glory Foods products?  They're available at local retailers nationwide.  Go to the Glory Foods Product Locator to find a store near you. 

Or would you like to try them for free?

Frugal Follies is hosting a giveaway for a free Glory Foods gift basket! Your gift basket will contain all of the Glory Foods products listed above.

To enter, use the Rafflecopter below! This giveaway is open to US and Canadian residents 18 and older.  This giveaway ends on Friday, October 26, 2012, at 12:01 am.  A winner will be chosen randomly soon after the end of the giveaway.  The winner will be contacted by email, and the winner must respond within 72 hours.  If the winner does not respond, that person will be ruled ineligible and another winner will be chosen.  This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook.


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324 comments:

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mar  

I would love to try the seasoned string beans.

LWons@HotMail.com

Bunny  

Okay yeah, you made my mouth water. Entering now! Between the cornbread and beans/rice, I could make one heck of a great meal. :D

Bunny  

(This goes with "Bunny" from previous, my email is shotwench2210 at yahoo dot com. Sorry about that!)

Margie  

I'd like the fried apples.
Thanks for the giveaway.
mtakala1 AT yahoo DOT com

Renee G  

I would love to try their String Beans with Potatoes.
rsgrandinetti@yahoo(DOT)com

Audra Weathers,   

I'd like to try their string beans and spicy vidalia hot sauce.

Snowflake Day Play at gmail dot com

Maegan Morin  

I would really like to try the Fried Apples! They look interesting :D

Jerri Davis  

I would try the green beans then the other canned goods. Thank you. Jerri Davis on Facebook/jerri1962@hotmail.com

tannawings  

I LOVE the sweet potato casserole- this is really good stuff and I buy it when it comes around usually for us it is seasonal.

tannawings at gmail dot com
ellen beck

janetfaye  

I would like to try Crock Pot Beans.

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

Cindy Merrill,   

The coirnbread. Absolutely. I can never seem to make my own quite as good.
writer61 AT yahoo Dot c om

Auri Lae,   

I've already got a desert idea involving the Fried Apples and the Corn Muffin mix :)

Peggy Damon  

I'd like to try the seasoned string beans

sweetheart4171(at)yahoo(dot)com

Ann Fantom,   

I would like to try Glory Foods' Corn Muffin Mix

abfantom at yahoo dot com

Space Monkey  

Fried apples!!! I would love to try these right away. Keep them on hand to put on my waffles!

Lisa R  

I'd like to try the Fried Apples

Sibabe64 at ptd dot net

Lisa R  

I'd like to try the Fried Apples

Sibabe64 at ptd dot net

Anonymous,   

I would like to try the greens.....

aly2emb at aol dot com

BlueberryGirl  

I'd like to try the canned fried apples. As I didn't know such things existed until now!

BlueberryGirl  

I'd like to try the fried apples, as I didn't know such things existed until now!

Marcie W.  

I think the fried apples sound amazing!

Marcie Wahrer (rafflecopter)
wickedperfection83@yahoo.com

Melissa Avey,   

I'd love to try the Cornbread mix!

mongupp,   

I would like to try the fried apples and sweet potatoes

adrienne warren  

any and all of the hot sauces. I love trying new flavors of hot sauce the Spicy Vidalia Hot Sauce
is first on the list to try out

Growl Tiger  

I want to try fried apples

thegrowltiger AT gmail DOT com

ape2016  

I would like to try the Candied Yams

ayed2016 at aol dot com

newmenewlife  

I would love to try the cabbage. I am a huge fan of their beans and sweet potatoes.


bsymom2201@yahoo.com

Kimberly  

I would like to try the Great Northern Beans
Kims2312@verizon.net

chris z,   

i like Collard Greens

xchriszollx(at)aol(dot)com

Anonymous,   

I WOULD LOVE TO TRY THE CORNBREAD. YUM

Love3570@aol.com

Anonymous,   

I'd like to try the fried apples...yum!

patti
pkay2828atyahoodotcom

squiresj  

I like what I see - would love fried apples, canned goods and more
jms362gainesville@yahoo.com

Kylie Carlson  

I think the Sweet Potato Casserole sounds yummy. Kylie Carlson

Cjnedrow  

I would like to try their Seasoned Cooking Bases.
cjnedrow at gmail dot com

virgomomwriter  

Seasoned Southern Greens and Spinach...yum! Brenda W. Quinn

skkorman  

I'd love to try the fried apples!

skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net

dlhaley  

I would like to try the Chicken Seasoned Cooking Base.

Jeanette J  

I'd like to try the Corn Muffin Mix

lindahl at rogers dot com

Louise Brimsley,   

The Fried Apples sound yummy!

slaveofcoupons at yahoo dot com

Laura C  

I would like to try Sensibly Seasoned Turnip Greens

Melinda Dartman  

I think I have had just about everything they make except for the fresh salad and the hot sauce. Loved it all!

Allyson Bossie  

I would love to try the fried apples-yummo!
allyson dot bossie at gmail dot com

debijackson  

I want to try fried apples debbie jackson
djackson1958 at hotmail dot com

marcia goss  

I'd like to try the Sweet Potatoes.
marcia.goss@gmail.com

ivy arrington  

I would like to try there Hickory Smoked Hot Sauce Iv never noticed it before at the store but we like there canned foods.

Hoa  

I would like to try the Glory Foods® Turnip Greens.

alittlepieceofheaven777(at)yahoo(dot)com

Gina Alfani  

I'd love to try the cooking bases!
gina_alfani at yahoo dot com

Robin O  

osullivanrobin1@gmail.com
I would most like to try the Fried Apples and Sweet Potato Casserole!

Tracey  

I like the Field Peas and snaps.
traymona[at]aol.com

Ronalee  

I would love to try Blackeye Peas And Rice

(Ronalee Duncan)
RonaleeDuncan{at}aol{dot}com

Anonymous,   

I love their canned items but I'd really like to try the cornbread mixes because I haven't seen them before!

Heather B
Raffle copter

Anonymous,   

would like to try the vidalia hot sauce
glori johnson
gloria4869@yahoo.com

debbie kanastab,   

Corn muffin mix, sounds yummy:) debbiekanastab@gmail.com

Heather  

Heather Poindexter I want to try the Seasoned Southern Greens and Spinach

Karen F  

I'd like to try the Hot Sauces
rfarrow at pineland dot net

Ingrid  

I would like to try their Vidalia hot sauce and their fried apples.

MaryAnn Casey,   

The hot sauces and the coenbread! luxory@att.net

Ellen C.  

I'd like to try their cornbread mix. Thanks for the chance.

sweetascandy579 at yahoo dot com

LAMusing  

I'd love the cornbread mix - the other brands I've tried have not been very good.

Melissas Midnight Musings  

I'd like to try the Fried Apples, I bet they are delicious! Rafflecopter name = Melissa T.

Bob C  

I like the burn I would like to try Hickory Smoked Hot Sauce

jcwega27  

would like to try the cornbread
jessicawedwards@gmail.com

Bee W Bedard  

I would like to try their Corn Muffin Mix
brendawitherspoon at hotmail com

Terri P  

Fried Apples -- without a doubt!

Terri P
pr4gatheringroses AT gmail DOT com

Becca  

I would most like to try sweet potato casserole. sbcashortie at hotmail dot com

Timshaun  

I would like to try the chicken cooking base.
Shaunda.Eppes at gmail dot com

BethElderton  

I'd love to try the Fried Apples
Mary Beth Elderton
bethelderton59 at gmail dot com

Barbara Maher-Erwin,   

I would like to try Yams, Sweet Potatoes and Fried Apples.

BowieTip  

Seasoned Southern Peas and Bean cooked with bacon.

Hope to win!

xxbowietipxx@gmail.com

Unknown  

The candied yams sound great and would love to try the cornbread mixes too!
Ttrockwood@yahoo.com

K Mayfield,   

"Southern Food is so Yummy."

Ain't that the truth!

Anonymous,   

I would like to try the sweet potato casserole and corn mix.
maria1272@aol.com

Jacquelyn Cannon  

I would love to try the Blackeye Peas and Beans!
jackieque@comcast.net

Lee,   

The fried apples and the cream style corn
leebell1@yahoo.com

julie sullivan  

Omg !! I love all of the glory products, tastes just like my grandmothers cooking....Mmmmmmmm

julie sullivan  

I haven't tried the cooking bases but I would love too.....

julie sullivan  

I would love to try the red beans and rice also
Juliesullivan53@yahoo.com

Lori  

I'd like to try the Spicy Vidalia Hot Sauce the most

Living, Learning, Eating  

livinglearningeating AT gmail DOT com

I'm looking forward to trying their collard greens!

Gigi Sweeps  

I'd love to try the fried apples. I already love their collard greens!

Marthalynn  

I've tried their Sweet Potatoes and they are the best! Next, I'd love to try their Great Northern Beans!!

Anonymous,   

The Fried apples sounds intriguing.

erkrueger at hotmail dot com

daer0n  

I would like to try their Chicken Seasoned Cooking Base and their seasoned collard greens!

Anonymous,   

the sweet potato casserole although it all sounds amazing

edq143 at yahoo dot com

Julie  

I'd luv to try the CORN MUFFINS:)

jmatek AT wi DOT rr DOT com

Anonymous,   

I'd like to try their fried apples.

SamneneD@aol.com

Cody Anderson  

I would really like to try the Fried Apples!
Cody Anderson

cloud10277  

I'd like to try the Honey Carrots.
Tracy Pryor
cloud10277@hotmail.com

Traci Lynn Butler,   

I'd like to try the Field Peas and Snaps

vanderpug  

I would like to try the Sensibly Seasoned Mixed Greens.
vanderpug at sbcglobal dot net

Ciara B.,   

i'd like to try the fried apples and the sweet potato casserole

cb_shorty2003@yahoo.com

Sean Cuthill  

The Chicken Seasoned Cooking Base looks good.

SeanCuthill@shaw.ca

Anonymous,   

I WOULD THE LOVE THE GREEN BEANS...AND TASTE HOW THEY'RE "DECORATED".

S  

I'm always looking for a quick and easy corn bread/corn muffin. So hard to find quality ones, I'd love to try this.

Selinda,   

I'd like to try the Fried Apples!

Thanks,

selinda_mccumbers at yahoo.com

Kristi R.  

The fried apples sound yummy!
hello2youtoo at hotmail dot com

Michele P.  

ok, here we go again, micaela6955 at msn dot com

Rafflecopter name Michele Pineda

the fried apples look amazing, but I also want to try the cornbread/corn muffin mixes.

Margie  

I'd love to try the glory corn muffin mix the most! :)

Margie Kairis

facebook.com/margie.kairis

Diane  

I have had the collard greens, but prefer them freshly cooked. It is a lot of work to do them fresh so this is the next best thing.

freddie  

I would love to try their Fried Apples. Debbie Welchert dwelchert@yahoo.com

frvetere  

The collard greens would make me happy!
no19034770 @yahoo.com

SarahM,   

Crock Pot Beans and/or fried apples. I'm drooling:-)

petchk79  

I would love to try the Chicken Seasoned Cooking Base
petchk79@gmail.com

Nicole C.  

I would love to try the Sweet Potato Casserole.

choateorama(at)gmail(dot)com

Miss Sarah  

This looks handy, and I'd LOVE to try the fried apples!

Thanks for the giveaway!
pennies.points.prizes at gmail dot com

Anonymous,   

I would love to try their greens- would be so nice in the winter
vickie
vmorgan456 (at) yahoo (dot) com

Janna Johnson  

seasoned greens
Thanks for the giveaway! Janna Johnson jannajanna@hotmail.com GFC: janna@feedyourpig

Terra H.  

I'd most like to try the Corn Muffin Mix. Thanks.
partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

Anonymous,   

I'd like to try the Corn Muffin Mix.


Desiree Dunbar
desireedunbar@hotmail.com

tennille,   

Spicy Vidalia Hot Sauce or the corn muffin mix

Big Momma Cook,   

I would LOVE to try the Sweet Potato Casserole.

Yona Williams  

Its a tie between the Sweet Potato Casserole and the Fried Apples.

Jennifer Nixon,   

The fried apples, sweet potatoes, corn bread. Jennifernjoshuam@gmail.com

BRIDEOFHYDE  

I would love to try the corn muffin mix.
Thank you for the generous contest.

Laura S,   

I'd like to try the candied yams lsenko83 at yahoo dot com

Robyn B.,   

The fried apples sound yummy.

sharklady71@hotmail.com

brandy boone,   

bceleste06@yahoo.com

I have tried most of these, and LOVE them! They are perfectly seasoned!! I really like the Lima beans and Blackeyed peas, and any of their greens!

Melissa S.,   

The country style green beans
upstatemissy@gmail.com

Anonymous,   

fried apples and beans rock thank you star95011)(yahoo)com

Roy F.  

I'd like to try the Sweet Potato Casserole

Roy F.
roy323yor(at)gmail(dot)com

Anonymous,   

It's so hard to choose - the cornbread & fried apples would be my first choice. Thanks.

cmcvclock@bellsouth.net

Christina Ferguson  

I would love to try the Hickory Smoked Hot Sauce.
dillysdoll@gmail.com

aogable  

I'd love to try the fried apples aogable at gmail dot com

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