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[product review & giveaway] soofoo (super good food)
December 13th, 2013Giveaways, Mary, productsMary Desjean 77 Comments

I got a new product for you to take a gander at. It’s called SooFoo. I know this looks like its some kind of super crazy too-good-for-you-probably-tastes-like-dirt-and-sticks kind of thing. And I know it looks like that because I kind of thought that looking at the packaging…

soofoo-flavors

BUT… I actually ended up liking it. My parents didn’t really like it, though. My dad thought it looked like there were crickets or bugs in it and that there was maybe some twigs in it, too…

soofoo-packaging-closeup

But my parents aren’t even fans of wild rice, which is something that I have always enjoyed. I was not surprised my mother didn’t like it since she pretty much only likes steamed white rice and anything else seems “weird” to her.

I don’t know how I got adventurous enough to ever try brown rice and wild rice, I must seem like some kind of wild child.

So here’s the deal. SooFoo is like this brown rice, grains and lentils concoction. Yeah, yeah, it’s supposed to be good and healthy for you. I mean, just look at the nutrition information and the ingredients:

garlic-herb-soofoo-nutrition-info

Brown rice, all kinds of lentils up in here, wheat berries (I have no idea what wheat berries are), oats, buckwheat (I’ve heard of that crazy buckwheat pillow people sometimes sleep on… is that the same thing?), barley, rye berries…

soofoo-uncooked

I started out by trying the Garlic and Herb version. The spice packet is enclosed separately. I cooked this how I would with wild rice by browning the grains and rice with a little olive oil first to “toast” them and give them a little bit of color before adding the liquid and spice packet.  

soofoo-cooked

It takes quite a while to cook through due to the different grains in the package, but here it is once fully completed. 

soofoo-closeup 

It’s got a lot of different textures and tasted extra “hearty” to me with the lentils and other little bits mixed in there. I enjoyed the mix of texture – there’s some sort of “crunchy” bits and some soft parts to give it a really good mouth feel. The garlic & herb flavor almost had an undertone of a curry-like seasoning as well. I would maybe even add additional herbs and garlic to give it a little more kick and freshness. I thought it was pretty tasty myself, though other people I know would be happy to just stick with regular plain old boring white rice (hmm hmm).

I didn’t try this any other way, but the SooFoo website has plenty of recipes to help you transform the SooFoo into other dishes such as a hot cereal for breakfast, an addition to morning muffins, or adding it in with stir fry, a soup, or even turned into a salad. There’s lots of way to incorporate this into your diet!

The best way to cook SooFoo, as recommended, is by using a rice cooker. And I just so happen to have a nice little package to giveaway to one lucky reader!

soofood-rice-cooker-holidays

SooFoo sent me one of their rice cookers plus additional samples of SooFoo!

soofoo-rice-cooker-flavors

This would make a lovely package for someone for Christmas or as a nice gift to yourself! With four different flavors to sample, you’ll be all set to give SooFoo a shot and add it your family’s meal. The rice cooker will make cooking this a snap!

If you’re interested in entering the giveaway, just comment below and tell me: which of the four SooFoo flavors would you want to sample first?

After you comment, be sure to submit your entry here within the PromoSimple box and to unlock more ways to enter!

This giveaway is sponsored by SooFoo who provided the rice cooker and samples. I was provided with complimentary samples to try out SooFoo for myself. I was not paid for this review and all opinions related here are my own. Contest runs until Wednesday, December 18th, 2013 at midnight PST. One winner will be drawn via random.org through PromoSimple’s interface.

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'77 Responses to “[product review & giveaway] soofoo (super good food)”'
  1. leanne says:

    I am intrigued by the Moroccan flavor – it all kind of looks like a rice pilaf or something.

  2. Vicki Holst says:

    I would love to try all of them but the garlic and herb one sounds really yummy.

  3. karen bondehagen says:

    the orginal is tried and true to us

  4. Julie M says:

    I would rather start with the original to get the base flavor, then move on to the flavored varieties.

  5. Patrick Siu says:

    id like to try garlic and herb

  6. Lea says:

    I would like to try Moroccan Medley first. But, they all look very tasty.

  7. stacy says:

    I would like to try garlic and herb first. :)

  8. Kathleen Walsh says:

    Would love to try the hint of curry

  9. Louise Lumsden says:

    I’d love to try the garlic and herb first

  10. Carolle Hall says:

    would love to try it

  11. Lan says:

    I have only tried SooFoo original – would like to try the others…

  12. cyndi br says:

    I would try the original

  13. Deana says:

    I would love to try the Hint of Curry!

  14. Zara Jennings says:

    The Garlic & Herb version sounds right up my street & that dish looks delicious. I expect it would be quite a ‘cheap’ meal to prepare also. So savings all around. x

  15. Laura K says:

    I have already tried soofoo curry flavor and I LOVE it!! I really want to try the Moroccan flavor and I really really really would love to win their rice cooker and all the flavors!!

  16. Paige Kelley says:

    Garlic & Herb sounds wonderful!

  17. Leonora Forslund says:

    I’d like to try the original first – might be a good breakfast dish!!

  18. Katie says:

    I’ve had the original SooFoo, but it’s not sold locally.
    I’m looking forward to trying the garlic and herb flavor first. :)

  19. terri ingham bollin says:

    The garlic and herb sounds yummy!

  20. Jennifer Woosley says:

    yum I love the blend and looks so mouth watering!

  21. Martha cruz says:

    would love to try all the flavors !!

  22. Sherri Jones says:

    wildrice

  23. Carole S says:

    Dying to try Soo Foo!

  24. Terri Cole says:

    I think the Moroccan Medley looks tasty. Thanks for the chance to win!

  25. Tonya Payne says:

    Hint of Curry.

  26. Kay M says:

    I’d try the Garlic & Herb first.

  27. mary keller says:

    i would like to try the Moroccan. I have had the regular and I love it!!

  28. Kasey Clark says:

    I would try the Hint of Curry package first. I love the warming spices in Indian food.

  29. Kristen M says:

    I would try the Moroccan Medley. I love these kinds of dishes for lunches.

  30. Carol says:

    The curry which is a flavor I love!!

  31. Alissa Anderson says:

    I’d sample the Garlic and herb first!

  32. Christine A. says:

    We love the Soo Foo original and cooking it with veggie broth is so good.

  33. Laura Alonso says:

    We have the original, and it’s really versatile – you can be really creative in what you can make with it! I’m interested in trying the new flavors as well!

  34. Rebecca says:

    I would love to win cause I’ve been wanting to try your products for some time now. If I won I’m sure I would always use it.

  35. Niki Johnson says:

    Tried the Garlic one at the NYC F&W Festival, it was delicious. Would love to try that one again first!

  36. sue bates says:

    GARLIC AND HERBS BECAUSE GARLIC HELPS MANY AILMENTS OF OLD PEOPLE

  37. Joseph Young says:

    Garlic and Herb

  38. Karen D says:

    I’d like to try Garlic & Herb first.

  39. tina page says:

    hint of curry!

  40. Sue Jackson says:

    The hint of curry looks yummy :)

  41. Diane Ayres says:

    Garlic & Herb

  42. Ric Rivera says:

    Garlic herb sounds great!

  43. michelle says:

    Garlic & Herb sounds delicious

  44. ruby reis wade says:

    the first one I would try is the hint of curry. I have a feeling IF I ever won some soofoo and a cooker, I just may fall in love.

  45. Sandi says:

    I always have a container of SooFoo in the refrigerator. Great for any meal. I love adding kale and garlic to it for a quick lunch.

  46. Linda K. says:

    I’d like to try the garlic and herb.

  47. Toby says:

    Hint of Curry!

  48. Carol W. says:

    I love garlic — so that would be the first one I’d try!

  49. Amirah says:

    I would love to try Garlic & Herb :)

  50. Darlene A. Frederick says:

    Garlic and Herb

  51. Faye says:

    Garlic! This looks so healthy. Rice cooker is adorable! What did Jake think of this product?

  52. Omg this is so silly but I love your bowl that says “bowl” on the side haha! Great giveaway once again! Hope I get lucky and can try out garlic and herb!

  53. charityk says:

    i love garlic and herb anything so i would try that one forst

  54. Hannah k says:

    Mmmmm hint of curry

  55. i’d like to try original :)

  56. Morgan Work says:

    curry sounds wonderful!

  57. Chris Irwin says:

    I’m tired of boring rice. These look amazing, healthy and filling.

  58. gc says:

    they all look so good. but i think i would like to try the curry first.

  59. Christina says:

    Garlic and herbs! Seems the most versatile of the bunch.

  60. Cathy E says:

    Garlic & herb

  61. Shawn says:

    Hint of curry sounds good.

  62. DESIREE H says:

    Id love to try the Hint of Curry!!
    Thanks so much

  63. Meyia J. says:

    Lol, I’ve been trying to cook rice well since I’ve been cooking and its always hard or too gummy. I’d love to have this! As a someone who loves cooking, this is is one of the greatest giveaways I’ve found–very nice

  64. Alfredo Vazquez says:

    I’d love to try Garlic & Herb first

  65. Merrissa says:

    This looks tasty!

  66. Marjaneh says:

    Looks yummy!

  67. Calshondra Williams says:

    I would love to try the Garlic and Herb it sounds really delicious.

  68. Diana says:

    Hint of curry….I love curry.

  69. Andrea Amy says:

    I hope this is open to Canada :)
    I would most be interested in the garlic and herb. LOVE garlic :)

  70. Alice F says:

    The curry….I would love to try the curry!

  71. What a fun giveaway! Thank you!!

  72. Julie A says:

    Hint of Curry sounds yummy :)

  73. Janeen says:

    I would try the original flavor first – to get an idea of their baseline, but I would definitely try all the other flavors, too, they all sound intriguing!

  74. Jennifer says:

    I’ve been dying to try SooFoo! It’s in the Ultimate Rice Cooker cookbook, which is really fantastic.

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