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Taste Test: Helper’s New Bold Varieties

By Jessica Walker
Created January 10, 2017
Betty blogger Jessica Walker fires up her skillets (literally) to put two bold new varieties of our favorite dinnertime shortcut to the test. Did they bring the heat?

Everyone’s on the prowl for easy and fast dinner ideas. After working and running around all day, it can be daunting to try to come up with new and fresh dinner ideas every single night that are quickly put on the table. Luckily, Helper can, well, help with that. I was able to test two of Helpers new bold varieties and passed the spoons to my family to get their take on these new tastes.


The first was Chipotle Chicken Enchilada. It is made to put over rice, which is also conveniently in the box. It used a pound of chicken breast, a staple of my freezer. I jazzed up the rice a bit with a little lime juice and a sprig of two of cilantro (one of my favorite flavor combos). Overall the dish was spicy and full of flavor. It may have been a little too hot for some younger diners, but it got a big thumbs-up with my heat-loving family.


We also tried the new Firehouse Chili Macaroni. For this skillet dinner, all I needed to add was a pound of ground beef. It came together quickly and provided a nice kick that’s so welcome when the temperatures outside still can’t seem to climb above zero. The kick lingered a bit, too, in a really nice, warming way. As a finishing touch, I added a dollop of sour cream to each bowl before serving. There are so many flavors of Helper to try for your next quick and easy dinner. 

Do you have a favorite? If you’ve tried any of the new Bold varieties, we’d love to know what you think!