Another one from Kroger’s extensive Simple Truth line of products that seeks to offer a ‘cleaner’ variety of products with less additives and junk. The meatballs come eight to a refrigerated pack and can’t be resealed once opened.
Cooking: The packaging (see below) steers you to the oven to cook these. Any time I see that I reach for the air fryer. I was very happy with the results from the fryer, a thin crisp exterior and juicy interior.
Taste and texture: Excellent. The meatballs had a little bit of a spicy kick, and a very string chicken flavor. This is one of the few times the ‘Simple Truth’ labelling made sense in the context of the final tasting to me. The texture is equally great, and again, from the air fryer these were very juicy.
Verdict: A very solid product and a fun change of pace from the more ubiquitous beef meatball. I think the chicken’s gentler flavor profile make them even more versatile than their beefier cousins; I’m already imagining skewering these and cooking them up like Japanese tsukune.
Simple Truth Italian Seasoned Chicken Meatballs packaging
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