Peas of Mind is a very cool brand that makes healthy, veggie-focused frozen foods for kids. As a true vegetable lover, I was beyond curious about their Veggie Wedgies, or baked vegetable French fries.
Everything about this healthy convenience food is kid-friendly: the fun name and packaging, the chunky size for little fingers, the soft texture, the mild taste, and the “free-from” nature to accommodate the rapid rise in food intolerance among children.
We sampled the Broccoli and Cauliflower Veggie Wedgies, and the first word from both Tony and I was “interesting”. Our more mature (read: dulled) taste buds wanted either salt or a dip, and natural ketchup did the trick. I also think these Veggie Wedgies would be awesome with honey mustard.
The Cauliflower Veggie Wedgies had a more subdued and pure flavor that worked quite nicely on the potato backdrop, while the Broccoli was much more prominent. Even broccoli fans, such as myself, may notice how assertive this cruciferae can be!
We did bake the Veggie Wedgies for the maximum time and never achieved a golden hue, but did get a nice soft and slightly starchy interior with a perfectly baked outside that allowed them to stand-up. Though notably made with dehydrated potatoes, it was beyond impressive that the first ingredients in these Veggie Wedgies were broccoli and cauliflower!
Certifications: I didn’t note any certifications on the Veggie Wedgies packaging.
Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Veggie Wedgies are dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, grain-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan, and vegetarian. Nonetheless, read the ingredient statement and check with the company on their manufacturing processes for all varieties if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. Processes and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company / product.
For More Product Information: Visit the Peas of Mind website at www.peasofmind.com.