Suddenly Salad® Mixes from Betty Crocker (Review & Giveaway – 6/30)

Summer is officially here. (Well, maybe not quite on the calendar yet, but on our social calendars, it’s pretty clear that summer is here.) There will be lots of cookouts, parties, and picnics galore. Add to that church potlucks, and I’ve got a bazillion things that I’ll need to make sure I bring along a side dish.

But, what kind of side dish won’t take hours to make, and will transport easily, and it won’t be just another pasta or potato salad? Let me introduce you to Betty Crocker’s Suddenly Salad® Mixes. If you head on over to www.SuddenlySalad.com, you’ll find tons of fabulous recipes. There’s one for a Club Pasta Salad that looks yummy, and the Greek Tossed Pasta Salad is definitely one that I’ll be taking along this summer.

Betty Crocker Suddenly Salad® Mixes are super easy to use. They already include the ready-to-cook pasta and a seasoning packet. You can just make it uniquely yours by adding in different ingredients. I love to throw in some fresh tomatoes, cucumbers, olives, feta cheese, or other ingredients, depending on the type of salad I’m making. The best part is, no one will ever know that it wasn’t made from scratch. (Unless you tell them!)

There are 7 different kinds of Betty Crocker Suddenly Salad® Mixes available, including their new Greek, so the possibilities are endless for this summer’s events. With a little creativity (and some help from www.SuddenlySalad.com if you need it), you can bring a new fantastic side dish to every event you’ve got planned.

My Review of Betty Crocker Suddenly Salad® Mixes
I love Pasta salad, but I rarely make it because it’s so time consuming. Betty Crocker Suddenly Salad® Mixes have saved me lots of time in the kitchen. For this post, MyBlogSpark sent me an awesome package of goodies that included the newest flavor of the Suddenly Salad Mixes: Greek, a storage container, a serving bowl, and an insulated tote.

Greek pasta salad is my favorite, so I couldn’t wait to test it out. I made the salad just like the box called for, and when it was all done, I added in some fresh diced tomatoes, some diced cucumber, some black olives (whole, not sliced: Yum!), and some fresh feta cheese. Oh, man, was it good! And hubby had no idea that it wasn’t my pasta salad. He thought I’d made it from scratch. Gotta love that!

The serving bowl is gorgeous, and would look great on any table – inside or outside this summer, and it’s big enough that you can make a couple of boxes and put them in there.

The storage dish is the perfect size for leftovers that you can take home and enjoy later. And it’s excellent quality, so it won’t bust if it gets bumped around in the trunk of your car. (It survived transport up my driveway, so you should be good.)

The insulated tote is the coolest bag ever. Gone are the days of a rickety old picnic basket! This bag keeps food cool, and easily contained for transport just about anywhere. I’ve already used it to take a picnic lunch to the local beach – several times – and I just love it!

Overall, I just love Betty Crocker Suddenly Salad® Mixes, and will continue to use them to “mix things up” with my side dishes this summer. They definitely get 2 thumbs up from all of us here at 5 Vinez Monkeys!


Want to try Betty Crocker Suddenly Salad® Mixes for Yourself?
To Buy: You can head to your favorite grocery store and pick up any of the 7 varieties of Betty Crocker Suddenly Salad® Mixes. But before you go, be sure to head to www.SuddenlySalad.com and print off a 40 cent coupon!

You Can Win! MyBlogSpark and Betty Crocker are giving one of my readers the same awesome gift pack that I got {pictured above}! You’ll get a box of the Greek Suddenly Salad, a storage container, a serving bowl, and an insulated tote. This prize rocks!

To Enter
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Disclaimer:  I wrote this review while participating in a campaign by My Blog Spark on behalf of Betty Crocker and received the products necessary to facilitate my candid review. I received no other form of compensation for this post. All opinions expressed in this post are 100% my own. The sponsor is also fulfilling the winner’s prize as stated above.

Angie Vinez (2872 Posts)

Angie is a wife and mother to 8. Her life revolves around cooking, cleaning, laundry, and other household duties. She is passionate about her life in Christ and wants to encourage other mothers in their own walk of faith. Angie is active on many social media networks, loves technology, photography, and graphic design, and loves creating blog designs for other mom bloggers.



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    Melissa B. says:

    This would be great at our Fourth of July party.

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    katklaw777 says:

    Suddenly Salad would be great for our 4th of July family picnic, thanks.

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    I will make the Classic Ranch with chopped chicken, zucchini, and tomatoes added to take with us camping this weekend.

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    tlannan30 says:

    We are heading over to my aunt's on July 4 to eat and swim. I could take the Suddenly Salad there.

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    Pamela S says:

    My husband has a summer birthday and this would be great to serve at a family gathering for it. Thanks so much! pamelashockley(AT)aol(DOT)com

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    My sons birthday at the end of July.

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    I would serve it at our July 4th celebration

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    Anonymous says:

    This would be fantastic for our family Fourth of July festivities!

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    kathy pease says:

    this would be great for our barbeques at the lake

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    This would be great for our July 4th get together

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    Shellie says:

    I'm going to use this this weekend at our 4th of July cookout.
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