First things first, I want to happily announce that I was chosen to be a Hormel Extended Family Blogger!
What does being a Hormel Extended Family Blogger mean? For the next 6 months, I am basically their brand ambassador. A food ambassador. A taste-it-and-share-the-love-and-deliciousness blogger. I’ll be trying out some tasty Hormel foods and sharing at least one post a month with you all. I’m excited. Let’s do this.
This month, I received a large box of Hormel goodies in mail. Although actually, since Brett is home all day with Trent, HE received a big box in the mail. Yes, he gets the joy of receiving packages at home and opening them in a Christmas-morning fury. Sure, he looks at whose name is on the mailing label, and most times he gives me a quick shout out to see if I know anything about it. Forget raising Trent, I think his main goal with this stay-at-home dad thing was that he could open the mail before I get home. But I digress.
What I was most excited to try was their new line of REV wraps.
Hormel® REV® wraps are the perfect snack to fuel an active lifestyle with 15 grams of protein or more in each wrap, providing real, sustaining energy.
Hormel REV wraps have many benefits to your everyday life, including:Endurance: protein-rich to provide real sustaining energy Nutrition: made with real meat and cheese, an excellent source of protein and a good source of calcium and fiber Convenience: no preparation necessary, eaten hot or cold and designed to be hand-held and portable Flavorful: classic deli combinations geared towards teens, as well as new, bold flavors for variety
- Ham & Cheese
- Pepperoni Pizza
- Peppered Turkey
- Meat Lovers Pizza
- Italian Style Ham
- Hot Pepper Ham
- Italian Style
- Spicy Italian Style
I received all 8 varieties and tried to come up with different ways of enjoying them during lunch at work. Coming up with ideas for lunches to eat at work 5 days a week can be exhausting. Sometimes I take the lazy way out and just make 1 thing that will last all week, like a pasta or salad. But eventually, I forget to make something and peanut butter and jelly it is. Like I’m in elementary school. Although as much as I love peanut butter, I guess it’s not really a bad thing, but I need more to feel full longer and not be tempted by the vending machines at work…which take credit cards now, by the way. Not having cash used to be my excuse. 🙁
Here are the different lunches I came up with. Since they just come with the meat and cheese on them, I liked finding a side item that I could combine with the wrap. I also brought condiments too, like mayo or mustard. You could also cut up some pieces of tomato, lettuce, pickle…anything you typically enjoy on your wraps/sandwiches. I also enjoyed them after warming them up in the microwave for 10-15 seconds.
It was extremely simple just grabbing the REV wrap, 1 or 2 side items and then heading out the door for work. I was on time every single day…high fives all around.
Here’s the display I noticed at my local grocery store…
I am currently a member of the Hormel Foods Extended Blogger Program and this post is part of my involvement with the group. I was given this product in exchange for a review. All opinions are my own and 100% honest.