Apr 242011
I recently received a gift box of Cajun inspired Louisiana foods and seasonings from Mossy Bayou Foods, a Louisiana based company, and I have been very impressed. My family eats a lot of spicy foods, and we are not afraid to try something new. In the past some Cajun style foods have impressed us, while others fell short, so I was eager to see, how the Cajun food products from Mossy Bayou Foods would be received by my entire family. 
Mossy Bayou Foods offers great Cajun food products, and if you are looking for real Cajun flavor, Mossy Bayou Foods has a great Louisiana style Cajun food selection. 

Cajun Style Chicken with Pop Corn Rice from Mossy Bayou Foods
Last night I made Cajun style chicken with pop corn rice from Mossy Bayou Foods, and it was a hit with my family. My oldest son asked for seconds and thirds, my husband has requested it again, and when the leftovers were served for lunch today there simply weren’t enough. 
Mossy Bayou Foods Pop Corn RiceMossy Bayou Foods Louisiana Pop Corn Rice 24 oz: $4 A Gourmet Rice with the unique light flavor and aroma of fresh popcorn. 100% Natural. 

My review: While my boys loves pop corn, my husband cannot stand the smell of pop corn, so I was very worried while I started to cook the rice. My boys and I did a smell test before cooking  the Louisiana Pop Corn Rice, and the boys did not think it smelled like pop corn. I detected a very vague pop corn scent, but it was almost non-existent. The smell did not get stronger as the Pop Corn Rice was cooked and although it did have a slight pop corn taste, it was barely noticeable. 

I did not tell my husband about the pop corn flavor, and when I asked him after he was done eating, he said he could not tell at all, which of course was a bonus for us.

Mossy Bayou Foods Cajun Relish
Mossy Bayou: Original Cajun Chow-Chow Relish: $5 Relish with an attitude: Ingredients: Green cayenne peppers, vinegar, onions, garlic, salt and spices.

My review: I’m going to sum it up in one word: Spicy! It is a bit too spicy for me, but my husband loves spicy, so the sky is the limit for what he will use it with.It can definitely be used on much more than just hot dogs, and it gives a great hint of heat to any dish or meal.

Mossy Bayou Foods Cajun Seasoning
Mossy Bayou: Louisiana  Bayou Blend Seasoning: $3 The Flavor of Cajun Country. Ingredients: Black Pepper, Garlic Pepper and other spices. Does not contain MSG.

My review: The Louisiana Bayou Blend Seasoning from Mossy Bayou is the perfect Cajun seasoning with a bit of a Mexican accent. Everyone in my family, who has tried this blend loves it, both in our black beans and as a seasoning on the chicken. 

A slight bit of heat combined with garlic and more spices make dull food come alive through this Louisiana Bayou Blend Seasoning from Mossy Bayou Foods. I can see myself cook make many different dishes with this seasoning blend.

Mossy Bayou Foods Louisiana Swamp Scum Hot SauceMossy Bayou: Louisiana Swamp Scum Hot Sauce: $5 Ingredients: Peppers, vinegar, salt, molasses, natural flavoring, caramel color. This Award Winning Louisiana Style hot sauce has a smokey flavor, and it has received the following awards. 
1st Place Winner – 2002 National competition conducted by Chile Pepper Magazine.
2nd Place Winner – People’s Choice Award, 2003 Zesty Food Show, Ft. Worth, Texas.
My review: The Louisiana Swamp Scum Hot Sauce does in fact have a distinctive swampy look to it, as it comes out green. It was not a hit at my house, since the molasses flavor was a bit overwhelming for our taste buds. My husband is a huge fan of hot sauce, but he prefers the hot habanero or Scotch bonnet peppers, and he did not like the aftertaste of the Louisiana Swamp Scum Hot Sauce. 
We will be saving this hot sauce for whenever we have guests, who cannot handle the hotness of our habanero peppers in the backyard or the habanero hot sauce.

About Mossy Bayou Foods:
Mossy Bayou Foods is located in Mansura, Louisiana. It is a Louisiana specialty foods company that specializes in unique Louisiana style Cajun flavors.

Where To Buy Mossy Bayou Foods
You can find Mossy Bayou Foods in specialty stores across the country, or you can purchase single or wholesale products at the Mossy Bayou website.
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One of Frugality Is Free’s readers will win a Mossy Bayou Foods Gift Box.
How To Enter:
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Check out the many products at the Mossy Bayou Foods website, and come back to tell me what product you would love to have.

This giveaway will end Monday May 25th at 10 p.m. EST. 

The giveaway is open to U.S. residents 18 years old or older. I will chose the winner via Random.org, and the winner will be notified by e-mail. Make sure to leave your email, or have your contact available on your blogger profile. The winner will have 48 hours to respond, and if there is no response another winner will be chosen.

Disclaimer: I received a complimentary Mossy Bayou Foods Prize Pack for the purpose of this review and giveaway. However, any opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own, and they are only based on my experience with the Mossy Bayou products.

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