Cincincati.com features a blog post by Cooking With Caitlin that includes a detailed review of several Meijer Gold Private brand products. Meijer has done a great job of telling the Meijer Gold story of local sourcing and Caitlin was impressed.
A Review: Meijer Gold Private Label
As I write, I am sipping on a glass of Meijer Gold Blood Orangeade. With just a bit of fizz, and not too much sweet, it is so good.
Recently, Cooking with Caitlin had the opportunity to test out a whole slew of products from Meijer’s private label, Meijer Gold. What a treat! Meijer has traveled the country to find original-recipe specialty foods that are either from a family-owned business, or a company that sits within Meijer’s 5-state footprint. Actually, each of the more than 80 products in the Meijer Gold line has a story behind it. What is particularly noteworthy to us is that this private-label brand canvassed the country, establishing relationships with smaller, local companies and their products. Presumably, by doing so, all of these smaller companies are growing together. As small-business owners ourselves, the understanding that the products selected by Meijer are helping to build upon another small business’ success draws us to the brand. (Shoot!, knowing the story – good or bad – behind any product connects me, makes me love it or leave it with conviction.)
We were intrigued; we decided to give the Gold a shot.
In true cookingwithcaitlin.com fashion, Kelly and I (Molly) accepted the offer to test out a few items, informed Caitlin of the work we created for her, and then got out of the way.
Neither Caitlin nor the Gold disappointed. Really, all of the Meijer private-label products we tried were quite tasty.
- Champagne Dill Mustard
- Blueberry Mustard
- Porcini Truffle Tortellini
- Smokey Mozzarella Cheese Spread
- Pasilla Oaxaca Salsa
- Gourmet Steak Sauces
- Biscotti Munch Chocolate Caramel Cookies