Friday, May 18, 2012

Peloponnese Greek Foods - Review and Giveaway


Entertaining is part of every culture, and in the Mediterranean they know how to prepare flavorful meals with all of the warmth and finesse of the Greek climate.  Peloponnesse has diverse, flavorful and new food products that help you host a Mediterranean style party or dinner.  From olives to peppers and grape leaves, Peloponnese® products compromise a variety of authentic Greek food freshly harvested, naturally processed and uniquely exported from Greece to add old-world flair to ordinary home cooking.

I've never really eaten Greek or Mediterranean foods before.  It's not that I'm against trying them, but wasn't quite sure how to prepare them.  Recently, I was able to make a few meals and snacks using Peloponnese food products and was in for a new world of tastes I've never had.

I received the following Peloponnese products to try:

Peloponnese Artichoke Spread
Peloponnese Hummus Spread
Peloponnese Halved Kalamata Gourmet Black Olives
Peloponnese Florina Whole Sweet Peppers
Peloponnese Baba Ganoush
Peloponnese Antipasto Party Olives
Specialty Olive Bowl
After preparing meals with Peloponnese foods, I discovered new ways of creating dishes.  I used the Antipasto Party Olives as an addition to a pasta salad.  The jar contained not only brine-cured olives, but also garden vegetables and garlic slices.  By adding a jar of the Antipasto Party Olives to the pasta salad, I was able to add new flavor to a traditional dish.

I had never even heard of Baba Ganoush before receiving it to try.  It's an eggplant and tahini spread with a creamy texture.  It made a delicious snack when spread on crackers.  We used the Florina Whole Sweet Pappers by slicing them up and adding them to our tacos.  The peppers are red and thick with a slightly sweet taste.  The Halved Kalamata Gourmet Black Olives were also used as garnish for the tacos.  I wasn't particularly fond of the bland flavor of the Hummus Spread but my daughter and her boyfriend liked it spread on crackers.  The Artichoke Spread was more to my liking and I've used it as a spread on top of beer bread. 

Peloponnese was an unknown brand to me until recently.  I enjoy trying new foods and wasn't disappointed with how Peloponnese added a Greek essense to my cuisine.
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I received products for review.  The opinions within this post are of my own and I was not influended in any way.  Please do your own research before purchasing products.  Your opinions and results may differ.
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112 comments:

BethElderton said...

Organic Kalamata/Pitted Kalamata--yum!
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Jackie said...

I'd like to try the Artichoke Spread
Thank you!

Gale Nelson said...

the black olives

aperry said...

I love olives & artichokes.

latanya said...

Roasted Sweet Florina Pepper Strips

Christy said...

I'd like to try the Roasted Sweet Florina Pepper Strips

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lisagee1234 said...

http://www.hormelfoods.com/brands/valleyFresh/default.aspx I know these are good and I'd like to try all of them :o)

eclairre said...

I want to try the Organic Kalamata/Pitted Kalamata

Valerie Taylor Mabrey said...

Peloponnese Florina Whole Sweet Peppers
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debijackson said...

the black olives and the artichoke spread

Serenap95 said...

Red Pepper & Cheese Spread sounds good.

Serena Powell

royalegacy said...

My husband loves their Kalamata olives.

Danielle S

Megan said...

Roasted Eggplant Salad

mywildcrazylife said...

The Roasted Eggplant spread sounds super yummy
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debbie said...

I would like the country mix- olives.

DEBIJOT said...

whole roasted florina

CAJUNMAN12 said...

Organic Kalamata/Pitted Kalamata

Wild N Mild $$$ said...

I'd like to try the Country Mix Olives.

Jennifer Rote
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Nancy said...

I'd like to try their Kalamata Olive Spread!

Nancy
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Catie said...

I'd love to try their Tzatziki Spread!

Jenna Wood said...

I'd love to try any of their artichoke spreads!

Crystal said...

Peloponnese® Kalamata Olive Spread!

bettycd said...

Love to try their Artichoke Spread

Rusthawk said...

We love the artichoke spread.

Christine Jessamine said...

i would love to try the dolmas

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freddie said...

I would love to try the Roasted Sweet Florina Pepper Strips. dwelchert@yahoo.com

Leah Baird said...

Roasted Sweet Florina Pepper Strips

bison61 said...

Dolmas—Traditional Greek Meze (appetizer)

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Anonymous said...

I'd like to try the Peloponnese® Florina Whole Sweet Peppers.

Sarah Walker said...

The Red Pepper & Cheese Spread

Tracey said...

The Country Mix olives.
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Mary said...

I would like to try the Spicy Toursi Peppers
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AnnaZed said...

I would love to try the Organic Kalamata olives

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meg said...

The Artichoke Spread sounds like something I'd like to try!

Jeni Lynn Monroe said...

I would like to try the hummus

Jennifer T. said...

I'd love to try the Red Pepper & Cheese Spread.
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ababe28 said...

I would like to try their Tzaziki Sauce.

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skkorman said...

I'd love to try the Peloponnese Hummus Spread!

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nic77727 said...

I'd LOVE to try the Dolmas!
Thanks
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polly said...

lloyds bbq chicken sauce
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BusyWorkingMama said...

Would like to try their black olives!

♡♥♬ Carolsue ♡♥♬ said...

I'd like to try the Dolma's
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Tara said...

I had the hardest time just picking one thing...we LOVE Greek food :) Tzatziki Spread would have my vote :)

Gianna said...

Ionian Green.. the nibbling olive!

janetfaye said...

I would like to try Pitted Kalamata.

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Elena said...

I'd like to try the Artichoke Spread

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Deb K said...

Roasted Sweet Florina Pepper Strips

clc408 said...

I'd love to try their Roasted Eggplant Meze

sweepmom said...

I would like to try the Spicy Toursi Peppers.

sue14625 said...

i would like to try the Red Pepper & Cheese Spread

Anonymous said...

Would love to try the Olive Bruschetta Spread!! grammypenny@frontier.com

Sarah G. said...

Roasted Sweet Florina Pepper Strips

Barbara Montag said...

Would love to try this - Peloponnese Kalamata Olive Spread!
Thank you.

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Angie said...

I would like the country mix- olives

PAIGE said...

I want to try the Artichoke Spread. Drool.
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Katie R. said...

I would like to try the Dolmas

BowieTip said...

Baba Ghanoush!

k. said...

Pitted Kalamata olives--yum.

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adf said...

I would love to try the olives

Doreen Ferretti said...

I would love to try the Peloponnese Artichoke Spread.

Lori Firth said...

I would love to try the hummus.

dlhaley said...

I would like to try the Artichoke Spread.

ferriz said...

id love the pitted kalamata!


dani marie

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Jenndiggy said...

I'd like to try the artichoke spread.

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MizVickik said...

I'd love to try the olive bruschetta spread! (Miz Vickik)

C.P. said...

Besides the ones you reviewed (really want to try those!) I'd also like to try the Sun-Dried Tomato Relish!

The Busy Mom said...

I would love to try the Hummus Spread. Thank you for the lovely giveaway!
Erin E
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Troy Breiland said...

Kalamata Olives

crystletellerday said...

dolmas crystletellerday@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

roasted eggplant salad sounds great as well as all the olives

babytrees said...

I would love to try the Kalamata Olive Spread

Gala said...

I'd like to try Country Mix olives

Danielle said...

I'd like to try the Peloponnese Hummus Spread

Nickolay said...

Roasted Sweet Florina Pepper Strips

alisa said...

the kalamata olive spread!!!

hbbs55 said...

Roasted Eggplant Salad, yum!

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Kathleen Conner said...

I like the kalamata olives
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Anonymous said...

the black olives

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Sherrie said...

I love Hummus!

Anonymous said...

I would love to try the Artichoke Spread!

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Sarah said...

I'd like to try the Tzatziki Spread.

heymissvirginia said...

I would love try the sweet peppers
(Virginia Rowell)

Josette said...

LOVE this stuff and the baba ganoush? I haven't had any in too long.. It tickles me you tried it

Regina Muth said...

Spicy Toursi Peppers

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Amber said...

tzatziki sauce

Anonymous said...

Whole Roasted Florina

csue said...

I'd like to try the Country Mix olives.

Miranda Ward said...

Black Olives

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bbrittbrat1398 said...

The black olives!
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h. mcnaron said...

kalamata olives! love them.

a marie hj saver

Anonymous said...

i would love the the Artichoke Spread johnmains10@yahoo.com john mains

Cindy Merrill said...

Id be thrilled with the Hummus spread!
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amy honious said...

i would really like to try the antipasto party olives. we use (good) olives in a variety of dishes.
thanks for the opportunity!

Anna said...

I wouldn't mind trying the wild capers. never had capers before.

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Karen said...

I'd like to try the red pepper and cheese spread. Thanks for the giveaway.

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Mosaic317 said...

The country mix olives! Love olives!

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Claire McKeon

missrantsypants said...

I wanna try the artichoke spread.

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Melanei Montgomery

amp said...

I would like to try their Artichoke Spread and several of their olive varities


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amy16323 said...

Country Mix olives
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ladyvon5845 said...

I would like to try the Tzatziki Spread. ladyvon at grm dot net

Anonymous said...

I would like to try the artichoke spread

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Anonymous said...

I want to try the black olives
Nice giveaway, thank you.

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tavernie said...

Id love to try the Black Olives!
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Anonymous said...

I would like to try the Country Mix Peloponnese Olives.

April said...

I want to try the Ionian Green olives. All of a sudden I'm craving olives...can't imagine why..

Jessica Anderson said...

I would love to try Organic Kalamata/Pitted Kalamata.

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kyl neusch said...

Red Pepper & Cheese Spread

Hotsnotty2 said...

Roasted Sweet Florina Pepper Strips

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Anonymous said...

Roasted sweet florina pepper strips


Ginger b.

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laurasloves said...

I would love to try the Roasted Sweet Florina Pepper Strips.
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Emily said...

I'd like to try the mixed olives.

07violet said...

Florina Whole Sweet Peppers and lots more

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