***Disclosure: I received complimentary samples to facilitate my review. No other compensation has been provided, and all opinions are 100% honest and have not been influenced in any way.***
Thankfully, my kids like garlic as much as I do. This isn't always good for their breath, but that's a different post entirely. While my little ones don't put up a fight when it comes to eating garlic, I know of several kids who do. I guess I can't blame them. To a young child, garlic might be intimidating due to its pungent odor alone. I remember when I was a kid, I was hesitant to eat anything that looked or smelled "funny" in any way.
If your kids turn up their noses at the mention of garlic, I have the perfect line of products for you. The folks at Garlic Gold have made it their mission to create a wide variety of delicious, organic garlic oils and seasonings that are sure to delight even the pickiest of eaters....Kiddos included!
It all started at an organic ranch nestled in California’s scenic Ojai Valley. An itch for entrepreneurship, a love of garlic, and frequent requests for, “that garlic thing,” launched Seven Oaks Farm, the proud manufacturer of Garlic Gold® USDA certified organic food products.
An 11th grade entrepreneurship project for Orion Brutoco and three classmates soon had Orion’s dad (serial entrepreneur Rinaldo Brutoco) involved. With imagination and a lot of energy, the students took Rinaldo’s coveted recipe for a unique, homemade garlic condiment, and launched a start-up that turned into a real business. The original product was a combination of hand crafted, crunchy, toasted garlic nuggets and first cold pressed organic extra-virgin olive oil, which the students learned to hand bottle and label. A farmer’s market stand, opened and operated by Rinaldo and the students, soon led to rave reviews—“It’s Crunchy!”
Eight years later, Garlic Gold® has grown substantially. We now manufacture our products in a certified organic kitchen in Ventura, CA. We source our certified organic garlic, oils, vinegar and seasonings from around the globe. Proponents of sustainability, we create all of our unique products by hand, taking great care to do so. Each full time crewmember – we’ve created numerous jobs since our launch – receives living wages, health insurance, and other benefits.
Named ShangriLa (heaven on earth) for it’s breath taking beauty, Ojai provided the perfect inspiration for creating the gourmet delights that we hope you’ll enjoy as much as we enjoy making them. Our mission is to create meaningful opportunities for individuals in a company where corporate responsibility, sustainability and integrity are considered the legitimate precursors to profit.
Sounds pretty amazing, right? Well, it is. Even Emeril Lagasse gives his stamp of approval to these unique, crunchy seasoning blends. And of course, Emeril knows his stuff when it comes to food!
I love the fact that the Garlic Gold Nuggets come in a wide variety of gourmet flavors. The Southwestern Blend is amazing in taco meat or other Mexican fare. The various herb blends and Parmesan Nuggets are fabulous in Italian dishes, too. These products are extremely versatile, and are so easy to use. I like experimenting with all of the different flavors, offering my family a kick of unexpected deliciousness with every bite. These products can take ho-hum, everyday meals to a whole new level of YUM.
I have tried mixing it into the casserole, which tasted wonderful, but some of the crunchiness was lost due to the fact that this dish has a good amount of sauce in it. So, if you want to try this easy weeknight meal, be sure to throw a few tablespoons of Garlic Gold Nuggets on top right before serving. We like the Parmesan variety, but really, any of the flavors work just fine and taste fantastic. It's really a matter of preference.
Here's the recipe, for easy reference. Please feel free to adjust amounts and substitute ingredients to suit your family's tastes. Just don't forget the Garlic Gold Nuggets, since they truly do take this dish to a whole new level.
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