Review of MSG and artificial colour free Coles Products PLUS giveaways

Coles has just announced that 100% of Coles brand food and drink products are now free from MSG (Monosodium Glutamate) and artificial colours. Products include confectionery, bakery, dairy, savoury snacks, marinades as well as many other food groups.

Having a young family, I am careful with what my children and husband eat. Like most Australian families, I try to give my family food that is not only free of additives and MSG but food that is cheap and most importantly tasty. Having young children, colour additives is one I really look out for. There has been studies that there are links between children and artifical colours in drinks and food. Colour additives can lead to hyperactivity. Having a 2 and a 5 year old, I don’t need help in that respect.

I was given the chance to taste test a few of their MSG and artificial colour free products. I was given to try out the Coles brand Mexican range.

Chicken burrito with corn. I used the Burrito kit with this meal. The seasoning I used on the chicken was full of flavour and the tortilla was flaky.

Pork, mushroom and spinach quesadilla. I used a packet of the tortillas. I found the size of the tortillas a perfect size to make these quesadillas. I served this with Mexican Grilled Corn inpsired by @IronChefShellie

Fish tacos with mango salsa. I used the taco kit which came with tacos, seasoning and salsa sauce. I don’t usually have fish tacos but I wanted to try it with the seasoning. I was expecting the seasoning to be too strong for the delicate fish but I found that it was a right balance.

Nachos. I used the corn chips and the Mild Mexican sauce. Hubby cooked his famous ChilliCon Carne with the can of tomatoes and Coles Mexican beans. The corn chips were full of flavour and crunch. The Mexican sauce was tangy and freshened up the chilli con carne.

All up, the family enjoyed our Mexican week of dinners. I would definitely use the Coles brand Mexican range again. I won’t be reaching out for that “yellow box” again.

For more information, you can go to the Coles website

As a reader of Sweet Cherrie Pie, you are able to win 1 of 3 packages of the MSG and artificial colour free Coles brand Mexican range.

The package is worth $25 and includes:

Coles Beans Mexican chilli
Coles Burrito Dinner Kit
Coles Burrito Tortilla 10 pack
Coles Mexican sauce
Coles Mexcian seasoning
Coles Taco Dinner Kit
Coles Corn chips
Coles Salsa

To enter:
1. Leave a comment below and answer this simple question. What is your ultimate Mexican meal?
2. Either “like” this page or tweet this post.
3. Competition ends AEDT midnight Saturday 31st March.
I will pick the 3 winners and will be notified by email and the package will be sent out by post.

Unfortunately, only Australian readers can enter.

Good luck!

Coles MSG and artificial colour free Mexcian range packages courtesy of Coles and Thrive PR.

Bon Appetite,


10 thoughts on “Review of MSG and artificial colour free Coles Products PLUS giveaways

  1. mmmm mexican corn!!

    anything with loads of coriander, lime and salsa.. oh wait, that’s basicially everyone mexican dish! 😛

  2. My ultimate Mexican meal would be Taco Night! All ingredients mise en place and laid out on the table for everyone to have fun with. Not to mention extra servings of sweet corn in my tacos cause I love it. Then after that, we’d hang around in the living room to chill and catch a movie over some tortilla chips + guac. I think I should organise a Mexican night one day… =] Great giveaway, Cherrie.

  3. Ahh dang I left a comment earlier but it didn’t go through. Anyway, mine would be the ultimate Taco Night with friends. All our favourite ingredients mise en place and laid out at the dining table so that every one can go nuts with. I’ll be sure to put extra sweet corn in mine cause I love corn especially in Mexican food. Then, we’d chill on the couch and catch a movie together over some tortilla chips + guac. Hope to do this one day too. Great giveaway, Cherrie =)

  4. Rose
    I find Empanadas very ,very nice , you can have it hot or cold ,very handy for lunches or snacks or light meal if you want anything heavy ,also very good to take for picnics or something to travel with for a short distance .I love this cause you can do this with meat ,left over or not ,can do it with just vegetable too ,i always make this if i have to bring a plate for any occations ,my friends love it and they always asked for recipes.

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