Annie’s Homegrown Family Size Frozen Entree Influenster Review #RealFoodTastesBetter

Annie's Homegrown Shells & White Cheddar with ChickenIt was a nice surprise in my inbox to find out Influenster was sending me a voucher to test an Annie’s Homegrown Frozen Entree.  My daughters LOVE Annie’s Macaroni and Cheese, so I knew they’d be pretty happy, too.

Annie's Homegrown InfluensterIf you aren’t familiar with Influenster, it’s a free-to-join community of trendsetters, social media masterminds, and educated consumers who live to give opinions of products and experiences.  After signing up, you can pick short activities to do based upon your interests, and Influenster will send out Vox Boxes with products or singular products to test based on your interests in exchange for honest reviews.  Having a blog isn’t mandatory with signing up for Influenster, but they appreciate users sharing about their products through the various social media platforms that they do use.

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I joined Influenster about a month ago, filled out a lot of the “badge” activities and about 1 1/2 weeks later they sent me a pre-qualifying survey for Annie’s, so if you sign up for Influenster, I’d recommend becoming active in the community right away since it seems that they’ll take quick notice of it!

annie's frozen Entrees

About a week after the pre-qualifying survey, I received the voucher for Annie’s and took it Target to redeem for a full-sized frozen entree.  I had these selections to choose from:

  • Family Size Frozen Lasagna with Meat Sauce
  • Family Size Frozen Shells & White Cheddar with Chicken
  • Family Size Frozen Classic Macaroni and Cheese
  • Family Size Frozen Butternut Squash Macaroni and Cheese

The Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese sounded interesting, (I love unusual combinations), but unfortunately, recently I developed a squash allergy (boo!), so I decided to pick up the Shells & White Cheddar with Chicken.

Annies Macaroni and Cheese

Per the package, here are the benefits of Annie’s Family Size Shells & White Cheddar with Chicken :

  • Made with Organic Pasta
  • No Artificial Flavors or Colors
  • Made with Whole Grains
  • Natural White Meat Chicken (Minimally processed, no artificial ingredients)
  • Chicken used raised without antibiotics

Annie's Homegrown sideToday, my two girls were on Spring Break from school so I thought it’d be the ideal time to have it for lunch, since it only required my heating it up.  The box boasts “Family Size”, but my girls are Macaroni MONSTERS, so unfortunately there wasn’t enough for me!  They really enjoyed it, though, and had it with a side of broccoli.  I think in the future, if we wanted it to spread around the family more, we could purchase it as a side item.  I did manage to swipe a spoonful and it was really creamy!  I’m also a fan of easy-to-prepare meals with natural ingredients.

Annie's Homegrown casseroleHave you tried Annie’s Family Sized Frozen Entrees?  Which kind sounds most appealing to you?

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Disclosure: This complimentary product was received for review purposes from Influenster. I was not financially compensated and all opinions are completely my own.

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3 Responses to Annie’s Homegrown Family Size Frozen Entree Influenster Review #RealFoodTastesBetter

  1. I am actually filling out an Influenster application right now. I like Annie’s and have served the mac and cheese to my kids before and they liked it too. With a family of 6 I never really take that designation of family sized literally , but good to know one serving of this would only feed 1/4 of us!

    • Celeste says:

      Haha, yeah, same here. When I see “family-sized” on frozen dinners I usually keep in mind that what it really means (to us anyway) is that it feeds more than one.

      Good luck with Influenster! I hope you get something cool to review :)

  2. Louida says:

    I had a chance to try Annie’s personal bowl Mac and Cheese and it was quite good! The family size one looks yummy as well!

    I love Influenster! I’ve been able to test out products I would’ve never had tried before.