MJ Brando Grilled Cheese Sandwiches (Giveaway)

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Disclosure: I received samples of Chef M.J. Brando grilled cheese sandwiches to facilitate this review. Any opinions are my own.

I am not a cook by any stretch of the imagination, but aside from buying frozen fruits for smoothies and some bags of vegetables, we generally aren’t “frozen food people.” When I go food shopping I frequently skip the frozen food area altogether.

However, I am a working mother of an almost 4-year-old, so chicken nuggets, english muffin pizzas, macaroni & cheese, sunbutter & jelly sandwiches and grilled cheese are certainly consistently part of our menu plan, though I generally can make them fairly quickly, as long as I have the ingredients handy in the refrigerator.

When I received a pitch from MJ Brando about reviewing their frozen grilled cheese sandwiches that are cooked in the microwave, I was honestly a little skeptical. If there was ever something I could cook in 5 minutes, it would be a grilled cheese sandwich. Since I’m hardly in the frozen food section anyway, a frozen grilled cheese sandwich certainly wouldn’t be something I’d generally be searching for on a shopping trip.

However, we received a few boxes to try, and contrary to what I honestly expected, they were pretty yummy. They arrive 2 sandwiches to a box, each individually wrapped. After the outer plastic wrap is removed, the sandwich and its crisper sleeve are placed in the microwave for 1 minute and 30 seconds. After resting for another 30 seconds, the sandwich is ready to eat. I took apart the sandwich prior to microwaving it, and there were 2 real slices of yellow American cheese inside. As advertised the outer bread was pretty crunchy after it’s been cooked. It does get really hot in the middle though and I’d  recommend taking it apart to let some of the steam out before you give it to your children to cool it off a bit. Gavin had one for dinner and apparently liked it so much, that the next day when I asked him what he wanted for lunch without giving him any choices or parameters, he asked for “another one of those grilled cheese sandwiches.”

There are instances where as parents we need to give the kids something and though these sandwiches aren’t hugely nutritional (18 g fat, 340 calories, 13g protein in 1 sandwich), my son liked them enough to ask for another one the next day. In a pinch it certainly satisfied our families on-the-go lifestyle needs. On the days I’m running late for school in the morning, and haven’t been great about planning my meals ahead of time, we have one last sandwich that’s been staring at me when I reach in for our lunch ice packs. So if Gavin doesn’t get to it first, I’m pretty sure one of them will end up in my lunch on one of those days where I need a little extra salt or some good old comfort food.

I’m giving away 3 packages of MJ Brando grilled cheese sandwiches. One lucky winner will get a chance to the American, Swiss and Cheddar flavored sandwiches. Enter the Rafflecopter giveaway below.a Rafflecopter giveaway



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    William Sonoma Chocolate Croissants

  2. Margaret Smith says:

    Frozen Pizza!

  3. Margaret Smith says:

    I’d love to also try the Cheddar and Bacon Potatoe skins.

  4. I couldn’t live without ice cream.

  5. It would be tough to live without frozen veggies in the winter time.

  6. They also make Reuben Bites.

  7. I couldn’t live without frozen fries and pizzas also the products the site offers that I liked are the Ulitimate Potatoes and the Cheddar Stuffed Potatoes they look like restaurant quality would love to try them

  8. Those Reuben bites sound really good, making me hungry right now!

  9. Could not live without my chocolate ice-cream.

  10. I love frozen waffles!

  11. French Fries!

  12. Katie Fenters says:

    I love my Ben and Jerry’s Ice cream!

  13. Katie Fenters says:

    I would love to try their Philly Cheese Steak and Reuban Bites! They look yummy!

  14. Living without a waffle iron, I would say frozen waffles. I eat them quite a bit.

  15. The cheddar stuffed potatoes look yummo!!

  16. I couldn’t live without Stouffer’s frozen mac and cheese.

  17. They also have Reuban Bites to purchase which look awesome.

  18. Ice cream for me too!

  19. Reuben Bites look awesome!

  20. Stephanie Larison says:

    Couldn’t live without frozen chicken nuggets here.

  21. Stephanie Larison says:

    They also have cheddar stuffed potatoes.

  22. Jill Myrick says:

    We couldn’t live without hot pockets.
    My children and husband love them.


  23. Jill Myrick says:

    MJ Brando also sells appetizers such as Reuben Bites and various Twice Stuffed Baked Potatoes.


  24. wendy wallach says:

    definitely need french fries

  25. wendy wallach says:

    they have ultimate stuffed potatoes

  26. joseph gersch says:

    frozen lasagna

  27. joseph gersch says:

    they have fiesta chicken bits that look great

  28. Frozen fish sticks!

  29. Kellie Conklin says:

    Definitely need my Super Pretzels! They are my go to lunch when I’m home and in a hurry!

  30. Kellie Conklin says:

    I went to their site and see that they also have Cheddar and Bacon Potato Skins and Philly Cheese Steak Bites!

  31. I need frozen veggies! They’re great for tossing into things or makig sure we always have something on hand!

  32. without ice cream.

  33. I couldn’t live without frozen waffles.

  34. The also have potato skins and stuffed potatoes. YUM

  35. couldn’t live without ice cream

  36. Vikki Billings says:

    I can not live without frozen pizzas!

  37. Vikki Billings says:

    they have cheddar and bacon potato skins and ultimate stuffed potatoes! They look really good.

  38. ice cream :)

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