Thursday, May 30, 2013

Glory Foods--Southern Taste with a Soulful Heritage

Not long ago I wrote a post about making crispy bits of delicious goodness from kale, and the kale that I used (and still buy when they have it) is the pre-prepared kale from Glory Foods.  So when I had an opportunity to receive from free food items and do a review of other Glory Foods products, I jumped at the chance. 

(Disclosure: Glory Foods provided me with the products pictured above, but the opinions expressed are my own and those of my family.)

And may I say that Glory Foods did not disappoint? They sent me this huge basket just stuffed with a variety of their canned and packaged products.

They even had another layer of big cans lined up behind the first row!

One of the things I noticed right off the bat is that they have more than one type of canned vegetables--they have the "Seasoned Southern Style", the "Sensibly Seasoned" and even "Sweet Traditions".  "Seasoned Southern Style", is just what is sounds like--old fashioned cooking the way our mothers and grandmothers did it, with plenty of spices and a bit of bacon to bring out the flavor.  "Sensibly Seasoned" is lower in sodium, and has no bacon, bacon fat, or meat flavorings in it. And of course "Sweet Traditions"--that's the sweet potato casserole and fried apples--I haven't tried them yet, but I plan on doing at least two more review posts on all of these yummy-sounding products.

So--"Seasoned Southern Style" vs "Sensibly Seasoned"--I got one kind of black-eyed peas in the basket, but I wanted to try them both, so I went out and bought an additional can, just so we could taste-test these side by side.

 I even cooked them side by side, with no additional seasoning or spices added.

 And even ate them side by side!

 Now, I have one family member that never ever ever eats pork of any kind, they ate only the "Sensibly Seasoned" kind, and gave them a thumbs up; my husband ate both, and liked the "Southern Style Seasoning" the best; and I ate both and actually preferred the "Sensibly Seasoned".

Along with the black-eyed peas, I tried two other Glory Foods products, but this time I combined them in one of my tried and true recipes. I used the Golden Sweet Corn Muffin Mix and the Cream Style Skillet Corn to make a delicious corn casserole.

  • 1 box cornbread or corn muffin mix
  • 1 can cream style corn
  • 1 egg
  • 8 oz container of sour cream
  • half a stick of butter

Turn the oven to 350.  Place the butter in a 9 X 9 casserole. and put in the oven to melt and heat the casserole dish while the oven is heating. 

In a small mixing bowl, combine the corn, sour cream, and egg.  Add the corn muffin mix, and stir until well mixed.  Pour the batter into the melted butter in the casserole, and bake for about 30 minutes.

(One note: I was surprised that the "creamstyle" corn didn't look creamy in the can I had--it actually looked like whole kernel corn.  But I used it anyway, and the corn casserole was delcious, as always!)

I may have overcooked this one just a tad!

I served this, as you saw above, with hamburger steak and gravy, rice, and the black eyed peas, and it was a true Southern comfort food meal!

So far, we've been well pleased with all of the Glory Food products that we've tried.  As I use each of these other items, I'll be sure to let you know how they measure up, as well!

To see more about their product line, as well as other recipe and serving ideas, see the Glory Foods website.

Until next time, good cooking, and good eating!
This post is linked to:

Frugal Food Thursday at Frugal Follies
Fantastic Thursday at Five Little Chefs


  1. Hi~ I have seen Glory Products in the store but have never tried them~ Thanks for the review! I think I will pick up a few cans and give it a try:) I would love to come up with some recipes that use the fried apples:) Lynn @ Turnips 2 Tangerines~ Stopping by from Ms.enPlace: Smoothies~

    1. They have some recipes on their website using the fried apples that sound delicious!