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Polska Foods Vegan Mushroom Cabbage Pierogi Review + Giveaway (Closed)

Vegan Mushroom Cabbage Pierogi

I was raised on Chinese dumplings (called 餃子 , jiaozi or gyoza in Japan) and in recent years I have come to love sauerkraut, so when I received Polska Foods Vegan Mushroom Cabbage Pierogi with Fresh Sauerkraut & Caramelized Onions, it was like a perfect marriage for my palate. While only of their five varieties is vegan, these traditional pierogi from Polska Foods are a delicious, versatile and a convenient option from the freezer. Using a family recipe from Lubiechowa, Poland, Polska Foods combines hearty old world flavors with healthy, certified organic and vegan ingredients including unbleached and non-GMO wheat flour and without any preservatives or additives.

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Vegan Mushroom Cabbage Pierogi

Pictured above: Frozen Polska Foods Vegan Mushroom Cabbage Pierogi

about

Can pierogi be authentic, healthy, and delicious? Polska Foods thinks so! Using a family recipe from Lubiechowa, Poland, husband-wife team Bridget and Tomek search for the finest organic, raw materials from sustainable sources. Every ingredient is carefully selected to give you that true European flavor that melts in your mouth. For instance, their vegan pierogi uses fresh sauerkraut (no vinegar) with slowly caramelized onions, meaty crimini mushrooms, and earthy caraway seeds. There are no short-cuts in their ingredient sourcing or cooking process, and they use absolutely nothing artificial, No GMOs, no preservatives, no soy, no trans fats, no sugar and no soy. They use certified organic, certified Kosher, unbleached and non-GMO wheat flour and grains. Polska Foods makes their pierogi fresh and flash freeze them to preserve flavor and nutrients. Enjoy the blended taste of fresh California ingredients and savory Polish flavors!

Read more about Polska Foods here.

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available in

They carry five varieties, but only one is Vegan: Mushroom Cabbage. Retail value is $5.99-$6.99 for 12-oz (340g) package depending on the store. This is for all flavors.

where to buy

They are available online, at Whole Foods Markets, Safeway, etc. in the U.S. Please use their online store locator. For an updated stockiest list, view here.

the verdict

Following the one of the two suggested cooking methods, the pierogi only take around 3 minutes to cook on each side until golden brown.  With the tangy sauerkraut filling and thicker dough, these pierogi are indeed different from Asian dumplings.  This was my first time to try pierogi and I love that they are hearty and packed full of flavor – real comfort food.  I prefer to pan fry them for added texture, and this way they are delicious served up all on their own.  Available in the freezer aisle, the bright packaging is easy to read and open.   I would love it if Polska Foods offered more vegan varieties, perhaps a mince or a cheesy sauce filling, regardless whether they expand their vegan pierogi selection, the original vegan Mushroom Cabbage Pierogi variety is fabulously delicious.

Vegan Mushroom Cabbage Pierogi

Vegan Creamy White Bean Alfredo with Fried Pierogi (view the recipe)

Vegan Mushroom Cabbage Pierogi

Vegan Creamy White Bean Alfredo with Fried Pierogi (view the recipe)


Polska Foods Giveaway (US Residents Only)

Thanks to the generous folks at Polska Foods, I’ll be giving away 12-oz (340 g) package of Vegan Mushroom Cabbage Pierogi to my three fabulous readers. This giveaway is open to US Residents only and the closing date is April 16th, 2014 at 11:59pm PST. Please use the Gleam widget in the end of the post to enter the giveaway. If the widget does not load for you or you are unable to see the widget, please go here directly to enter. You can also come back every day for a bonus entry!

• This is a sponsored giveaway post by Polska Foods.
• Giveaway runs for 4 weeks and ends at April 16th, 2014 at 11:59pm PST.
• Contest is open to US Residents. I’m sorry, international readers, you can still enter the giveaway and win as a gift for one of your buddies or relatives in the U.S.
• Three winners will be drawn randomly by using Gleam (http://gleam.io).
• Three winners will receive a 12-oz (340 g) bag of Vegan Mushroom Cabbage Pierogi.
• Three winners will be contacted by e-mail and/or social media and must respond within forty-eight (48) hours or prize will be forfeited and another winner will be drawn.
• Prizes will be shipped directly to three winners by Polska Foods.

Polska Foods Vegan Mushroom Cabbage Pierogi Giveaway (3 Winners)

Disclaimer: Giveaway was provided by Polska Foods. All reviews are my own personal opinions, I have not been compensated to provide any feedback positive or otherwise. If I receive a product complimentary of the company, it will be stated so in the post, otherwise, all products are purchased myself for my own personal use.


Have you ever tried pierogi (Polish dumplings) before? Are there any special recipes you have for using pierogi?


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