*CLOSED* Bruschetta Waffle Fries Review and Alexia Foods Giveaway!

by spiceaholic on June 27, 2013

Waffle-Cut-Bruschetta-fries-largeIn case you missed my announcement last month, my Bruschetta Waffle Fries are finally in stores!  They are a limited edition flavor and in select areas, so you’ll have to check on the Alexia Foods website to see if they’re available in your area.  If they are, please please please try them out and let me know what you think!  I know in the Atlanta area, they have been spotted in Fresh Market stores.

As for me, I was lucky enough to be sent some to review.  But I have a confession to make — I’ve been SCARED to try them!  I know, I’m being so silly!  I should have popped those babies in the oven and wolfed them down already.  Part of it was being nervous about how these would compare the version I created and submitted, I think the rest was knowing that this was it, the end of my journey with the Reinvent a Classic Challenge.  I tend to be nostalgic, so you’ll have to excuse me.  (Want to relive the past?  You can re-read about my fry recipe testingfinding out I was a finalist in the challenge, getting to meet Tyler Florence, the announcement of the 4 finalists, and winning the challenge!)

I finally decided enough was enough and it was time to taste them.  Now when the four finalists were announced at FoodBuzz ’11, there were samples available for the attendees.  But it’s been so long that I don’t remember how the Bruschetta Waffle Fries tasted then.  When I created my version, sun-dried tomatoes were one way that I added extra flavor, but I wasn’t sure if that would make it into the retail version.   Let me tell you, when I opened the bag, I’m pretty sure I smelled sundried tomatoes!  In fact, lots of other tantalizing aromas were waiting for me — the garlic, basil, and oregano were all there.

I could hardly wait to try them once they were done baking — I think I burned a finger getting them off the baking sheet.  I don’t know why I waited so long to try these, these were VERY close to my version, which I think is pretty impressive!  These are great on their own, but I already have some ideas for how to pair them up with other items for a meal.  That’s a future post!

All in all, I’m very happy with how these turned out!  I really do hope you’re able to try them out!

Here’s a look at my version of the Bruschetta Waffle Fries:

my bruschetta waffle fries

Here’s the Alexia Foods version of my Bruschetta Waffle Fries from FoodBuzz ’11:

Bruschetta Waffle Fries

Here’s the version of my Bruschetta Waffle Fries that’s in stores now (they call them Waffle Cut Bruschetta Fries):

Bruschetta waffle fries review -1

Sometimes I still can’t believe all this happened!  I really can’t thank everyone who voted enough, you guys made this possible.

Would a giveaway help?  I hope so, because you do not want to miss out on this one!  The folks at Alexia Foods have always been so generous with their giveaways, but this one is in a league of its own!

AlexiaGiveawayphoto

 

THREE of you will win this amazing prize pack which contains the following:

·         1 apron

·         1 grocery tote

·         1 kitchen timer

·         1 fry cone

·         1 dip tray

·         1 package wine charms

·         1 spatula

·         1 coupon for any FREE Alexia product

Here’s what you have to do for a chance to win:

1.  Leave a comment here telling me what your favorite Alexia Foods product is

2.  Leave a comment telling me if you have found the fries and tried them yet

3.  “Like” Spice’s Bites on Facebook – leave a comment here telling me you did

4.  “Like” Alexia Foods on Facebook – leave a comment here telling me you did

5.  Share this giveaway on Twitter.  Leave a comment here or tweet me (@spicesbites) so I can give you credit.  One entry for each day.

The giveaway runs from Thursday, June 27th until 9pm Eastern time on Wednesday, July 3rd.  I will randomly select 3 winners and will notify you, so remember to enter your email address when leaving comments (it won’t show up in the comment).  You must be over 18 and a U.S. resident to win.

I’m so excited for you, good luck!

*Disclosure:  Alexia Foods sent me samples of Waffle Cut Bruschetta Fries to review.  I did not receive any compensation and am not obligated to post a positive review.  Any opinions are my own.  Alexia Foods is providing the prizes for the winners of the giveaway.

 

This giveaway is closed and we have a winner!  Congratulations, Maryann D!  I’ll be contacting you shortly to get your info.

7-3-13 Alexia winner

{ 45 comments… read them below or add one }

Anna Flowers June 27, 2013 at 8:38 am

I LOVE the review on the Alexia site gives you 5 stars!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sandy Headtke June 27, 2013 at 10:33 am

I have had the onion rings and have a bag in the freezer. Yummy

Sandy Headtke June 27, 2013 at 10:35 am

Sorry, I only had eyes for the onion rings. When I found them at Sprouts on sale I didn’t look at what else was there. Next time I’ll look for the fries, they look good.

Sandy Headtke June 27, 2013 at 10:35 am

I like Spice Bites on facebook

Sandy Headtke June 27, 2013 at 10:36 am

I like Alexis Foods on facebook

rachel June 27, 2013 at 2:49 pm

I haven’t seen them yet but will keep an eye out!

Bonnie K. June 27, 2013 at 4:44 pm

My favorite Alexia Foods product is the Oven Fries with Olive Oil, Rosemary & Garlic.

Bonnie K. June 27, 2013 at 4:47 pm

The stores where I shop haven’t stocked your bruschetta waffle fries yet but using the directory, I have found a store somewhat close by where I can buy it. I will go by there soon and try it. Congrats again.

Bonnie K. June 27, 2013 at 4:48 pm

I’ve liked Spice’s Bites on Facebook.

Bonnie K. June 27, 2013 at 4:49 pm

I’ve liked Alexia Foods on Facebook.

Bonnie K. June 27, 2013 at 4:52 pm

I tweeted about this giveaway: https://twitter.com/grobiemum/status/350355686519083008
I’m @grobiemum

Cellabella June 27, 2013 at 6:12 pm

I adore their Sweet Potato Puffs!

Madeline June 27, 2013 at 6:14 pm

I’m torn between their sweet potato fries and onion rings as my favorite!

Madeline June 27, 2013 at 6:14 pm

I haven’t tried these fries yet, but I want to 🙂

Madeline June 27, 2013 at 6:14 pm

And I already like Spice Bites on FB!

Madeline June 27, 2013 at 6:15 pm

And I liked Alexia on FB too 🙂

Tabathia B June 27, 2013 at 8:53 pm

the organic select yukon fries

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Tabathia B June 27, 2013 at 8:55 pm

tweet https://twitter.com/ChelleB36/status/350416977707282434

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Tabathia B June 27, 2013 at 8:55 pm

like alexia on facebook:michelle b

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polly June 28, 2013 at 5:11 am

I like their beer battered onion rings

polly June 28, 2013 at 5:12 am

like them on FB

Jessie C. June 28, 2013 at 1:01 pm

I like Alexia artisan rolls.

Jessie C. June 28, 2013 at 1:01 pm

I haven’t tried their fries yet

Jessie C. June 28, 2013 at 1:02 pm

”Like” Spice’s Bites on Facebook

Jessie C. June 28, 2013 at 1:02 pm

-https://twitter.com/tcarolinep/status/350660444278624258

Elaine June 28, 2013 at 6:52 pm

sweet potato puffs

Shana June 29, 2013 at 6:50 pm

I like the shredded hash browns

Shana June 29, 2013 at 6:50 pm

I haven’t seen the seasoned waffle fries before

Maryann D. June 30, 2013 at 7:14 pm

I love Alexia Sweet Potato Fries best.

Maryann D. June 30, 2013 at 7:15 pm

I did not know about Bruschetta Waffle Fries so I have not found them yet.

Maryann D. June 30, 2013 at 7:15 pm

I ”Like” Spice’s Bites on Facebook as Maryann Drapkin

Maryann D. June 30, 2013 at 7:16 pm

I ”Like” Alexia Foods on Facebook as Maryann Drapkin

Maryann D. June 30, 2013 at 7:17 pm
Sues June 30, 2013 at 7:26 pm

This is sooo awesome!! Congrats! 🙂 I’m still a big fan of Alexia’s sweet potato fries!

Maryann D. July 2, 2013 at 5:40 am
Bonnie K. July 2, 2013 at 8:21 pm
Maryann D. July 3, 2013 at 5:52 am
Teresa Young July 3, 2013 at 4:47 pm

We love the Alexia Sweet Potato fries.

Teresa Young July 3, 2013 at 4:48 pm

I haven’t found your Bruschetta fries here locally but will keep an eye out as we ravel this summer – they sound yummy!

Teresa Young July 3, 2013 at 4:49 pm

I like Alexia Foods on Facebook

Calli July 5, 2013 at 10:02 pm

I’d try the Crispy Seasoned Potato Puffs with Roasted Garlic & Cracked Black Pepper!

Calli July 5, 2013 at 10:03 pm

i don’t think I’ve seen t hem, but I’ll keep an eye out!

Adrianne B July 30, 2013 at 12:05 pm

I found them at Giant Eagle Market District in Columbus, OH. They are great served with warm marinara sauce!

betsy August 22, 2013 at 3:29 pm

the sweet potato fries are great!

betsy August 22, 2013 at 3:30 pm

I haven’t found or tried the Bruschetta Waffle Fries yet, but can’t wait to!

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