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Thursday 28 January 2021

Frozen and Healthy - TKC Foods

Like most discoveries, the technique of flash-freezing food to keep it fresh was discovered by accident. Clarence Birdseye is credited with inventing the techniques which lay the foundation for modern freezing techniques in the 1920s. But the popularity of the heat-n-serve format of frozen foods started with the now famous, Swanson TV Dinner concept in 1954. It promised a dinner in 25 minutes with "hearty slices of moist tender Swanson turkey, with whipped sweet potatoes and golden Swanson butter."  

Fast-Forward to today where we have innumerable brands and varieties of dishes to chose from, but the question remains, how healthy is frozen food? TKC Foods aims to change that perception with products that have healthy ingredients and calorie counts to help you eat right, while not compromising on the taste. I received a package from them with a sample of some of their products and here is the review.

1. Fudge Brownie Delish: There is nothing to beat the smell of freshly cookies/brownies being baked, and eating them straight out of the oven. With these chocolatey brownie bookies, you can do just that. Pop the frozen cookie dough into your oven for 10-12 minutes and Voila! Fudgy, chocolatey and the crunch of walnuts, simply delicious. Highly recommend this one.

2. Thin Crust Whole Wheat Peri-Peri Chicken Pizza: Having made various variations of pizza at home, with both store brought pizza bases, and even doughs from scratch, I wasn't expecting much. But the thin crust pizza from TKC Foods is definitely my favorite item from their entire lineup, simply because it tastes as almost good as a freshly-baked wood-fired pizza. Have a look at the picture and tell me if you feel it looks anything like those horrible, thick-based wheat monstrosities in the name of pizzas we are used to getting at stores across the country. This one is a must try!

3. Desi Tandoori Vegetarian Patty: Frozen Patties is a segment most companies get right, and while this version here has healthy ingredients such as Jackfruit, broken wheat, carrots, etc, i t is ultimately deep-fried which kind of tones down the overall health quotient of it. I would say that it delivers what it promises, but isn't as good as I thought it would be. I should probably try their non-veg version too to get a better picture. They also sent 2 large multi-grain burger buns which were absolutely gorgeous.

I also tried their Italian herbs chunky pesto as a dressing for my salad and also with some spaghetti, and it tasted great with both. 

Having tried several variations of frozen food over the years across brands and countries, I would say that this is a brand I would closely follow, as they expand their products across categories. Apart from tasting really good, their products focus on the health aspect of it and good quality ingredients which is a definite plus and I am definitely stocking up on some of their items for days when I don't feel like cooking or ordering in.

For more details, you can order in or pickup items from their nearest store at the link here : TKC Foods

Abhishek Chatterji / Author & Editor

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