Have you seen those commercials on TV where customers in restaurants and at BBQ's don't know that they are eating Walmart steaks? I had the chance to participate in a similar event when I was visiting the Walmart annual shareholder's meeting. While I knew going in that I would be eating Walmart steaks, the results were just as surprising!
First, I have always been solid on my stance to never buy meat from Walmart (sorry, guys.) I didn't like the flavor of the beef in past years, and there was never that great corn-fed, marbling in the meat like the steaks I ate from the farm. Attending the event, I was open-minded, but I was also prepared to be disappointed in the quality of these new steaks, as well.
Here is a quick video of my time at the Steak Event (you'll recognize the background song as being the same as the one in the Walmart commercials.)
As you can see, I was very impressed with the meat. Although, to be honest, it was a bit awkward chewing and enjoying steak while being videoed. Here I am goofing off a bit under the mic:
I have since purchased over 4 meals' worth of steaks from my local Walmart based on the great experience I had. (I have had nothing but great meat as a result.) I'm so glad I can now add fresh steaks to the things I buy at Walmart! (Learn more about Walmart Steak and their satisfaction guarantee.)
In addition to sampling the steaks (if you call a ribeye the size of my lower arm a "sample"), we also tried some new Marketside foods! I have written on this line of items before, but they still amaze me with the delicious and fresh flavors they come up with!
My faves include:
Asian Salad Complete Kit - This had yummy, crunchy Chinese noodles, almonds, and a sweet dressing! Just mix and serve for 4-5 people.
Garden Veggie Chopped Salad - This one was just as easy to prepare and had chewy cranberries, broccoli slaw, and a sweet orange dressing!
Fruit Trays - I was delighted to see different dips with these!
Bavarian Pretzel Sticks - These are a different kind of breadstick that taste just like soft pretzels. Yum!
These were just a handful of the delightful things we sampled at the SteakOver Event at Horton Farms. I can't wait to share some more items soon!
Have you tried the new Walmart Steaks? What are your thoughts?
Novo Studio and used with permission.