Review of Kraft Fresh Take

While on a trip to the Kraft Blogger Event last year, I had the chance to preview a neat product before it hit store shelves.  I now finally have the OK to share it with you, and I'm pretty excited!  Kraft Fresh Take does what I've been doing for years as far as breading and baking (or frying) my meats -- but with much more ease and flavor.

The premise of Fresh Take is simple: Open the package, mix the fresh cheese and bread crumb ingredients together in the bag, then dip in your favorite meats to create a breaded masterpiece.  You can toss what you don't use (bag and all) and there is no need for additional seasoning -- or dirtying up additional dishes. 

Here is what I did with a few boneless pork chops I had lingering in the freezer.  After thawing the pork, I dipped them in the Italian Paremesan Fresh Take ingredients:

My kids LOVED the pork.  I admit that I overcooked it a bit, but the outside crust was amazing, and the flavors very complimentary.  We actually scrambled to scrape the toasted cheese from the pan -- it was perhaps the best part.

While you can certainly bread any meat or veggie you want with Fresh Take, that's just the beginning of what you can do with it.  Each package comes with additional ideas; here are some recipes you can get inspiration from -- straight from the Kraft kitchens:

-          Homemade Fish Tacos
-          Caramelized Brussel Sprouts
-          Savory Turkey Meatball Salad
-          Chili Lime and Chicken Bake
-          Pecan Pork Tenderloin
-          Twice Baked Potatoes
-          Chicken Tenders
-          Chicken Four-Cheese Bundles

There are additional varieties of Fresh Take, including Southwest Three Cheese, Roasted Garlic and Rosemary, and Chili Lime and Panko.  Find them in your grocer's cheese section or read more at the official website.

*Samples were received for review.  Opinions are 100% my own.