Thursday, December 16, 2010

Handy International Review and Giveaway

I am a huge fan of seafood. Crabs, shrimp, oysters, mussels? I'll gobble them all up happily. I am not one to turn down seafood, and I am always up for trying different ways they are prepared.

About the company:
Celebrating seafood since 1903, Handy's full line of products were developed for chefs, foodservice and retail buyers who consider quality, consistency, flavor and a guaranteed Standard of Excellence key factors in choosing only the best in seafood. Drawing on 100 plus years experience in the seafood industry and patented processing expertise, we've taken Chesapeake Bay advanced technology overseas to ensure a year-round supply, and a superior quality product at an affordable and predictable price point.

I was sent 6 boxes of crabcakes which contained 2 crabcakes each. I made them for dinner tonight.


I popped them into the oven and anxiously awaited my kitchen timer to ding, signaling that the cakes were done. Once I heard the beautiful sound of the kitchen timer, I knew it was time to dig in. This is a picture of the cakes fresh out of the oven. Mm, can you smell and taste them now?


These cakes are beautiful and large. I've never seen a crab cake that wasn't breaded before, so this was unusual for me. I love that you can see the luscious chunks of crab in each cake. Once I bit into the soft cake that I put on a bread roll, it was heaven. There was barely any "cake" which I really loved. It wasn't a lot of fluff, just mouth-watering chunks of crab. The cakes were moist, juicy, and warm from being in the oven. They were delicious and probably one of the best crab cakes I've ever had in my life. These were gluten free, but I didn't notice a real taste difference at all. The flavor of the crab was fresh and excellent. My boyfriend and I loved them!

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I will be picking ONE (1) winner who will win a gluten-free taster package of crabcakes. The package contains 6 cakes.
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113 comments:

  1. I'd love to win this - originally being from Maryland we can not get good crab in Chicago
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  2. Aside from being a major seafood lover in general, I am curious how these compare to my own. I also do not use any breadcrumbs to bind, which is not easy. And with the busy holiday shopping season I'd really love to have these in my freezer if I come home and just don't want to cook that night! :-)

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  7. We love crab and it's so hard to find good crab cakes. Thanks!

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  8. I would like to win, as crab cakes remind me of my childhood.

    Hope to win!

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  9. I'd love to try these because I've been searching for a decent frozen crab cake - these sound delicious.

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  10. Yummy. Those look good.

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  11. I love love LOVE crab and don't get to eat them anymore since I've had to start eating gluten-free. Would love to win these!

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  12. Would love to win because all their products sound delicious and I prefer seafood over meat.
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  19. I'm with you on loving seafood! These sound like they would be spectacular on a cold winter day!

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  21. I'd like to win because I can't tolerate the bread crumbs.

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  22. I'd love to win (who wouldn't right? lol). I love seafood...and for a frozen crabcake, these look wonderful. I hate breading on a crabcake. I used to live in Maryland, so I'm spoiled.

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    Happy Holidays!

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  25. I would like to win this to share with my gluten free cousin!

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  29. I want to win these because my husband is allergic to gluten and he's never had crab cakes. How exciting that now he can!

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  30. I would like to win this because I, like the lovely and gracious Sammi, love seafood in every way, shape, and form!

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  32. I love crab cakes it is one of my favorites!

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  34. would like to win these crab cakes cecause I like them

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  35. I would like to win because we love trying new brands of crabcakes.
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  42. I would like to win because I love good crab cakes, especially with a red pepper and cream sauce. I am the only one here who likes crab cakes so I rarely buy them. It's time to treat me!

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  45. I'd love to win this because I am gluten intolerant and live in Maryland and am always bombarded by beautiful crab cakes that I can't have. I'd love to be able to enjoy these and not feel bad that I can't have the wonderful seafood around here. thanks.

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  46. HUbby loves crab cakes so this would be a great treat for him. trinitygsd at yahoo dot com`

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  47. I am not a huge fan of seafood, but crab cakes are my one weakness. I love em! I'd love to try these out!

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  56. I'd like to win because we love crabcakes.

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  58. I'd love to eat some good crab cakes.

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  60. have never tried these.it looks like something my whole family would love for dinner.they look great yum.thanks shelly robelady@hotmail.com

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  61. I would love to win this - My hubby and I enjoy seafood immensely and this would be a great treat as part of a home dinner date meal!
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  69. I want to win because my daughter's fiance is gluten free and we are trying to find some delicious foods he can enjoy.

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  70. I don't like crab cakes with alot of breading so these sound like they would be great.
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  71. I LOVE crabcakes, but one of my new years resolutions is to try and go gluten-free and this seems like the perfect way to reward myself after doing good. I'll set a goal and use this as a treat :)

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  74. I'd love to win this because I love crab, I think it tastes great, and I'd like to learn if crabcakes taste great too.

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  75. I love crab cakes,but good ones are hard to find. I would love to try these,to see if they taste as good as they look.
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  82. I'd like to win these because I love crab but can't eat gluten. I always have to pass up yummy sounding crabcakes when I see them on a menu -- but I can eat these!

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  83. my daughter and I have just recently been told to eat gluten free and we are trying to find things we like. We love seafood!

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  89. I would love to try these because I don't like all the breading on traditional crab cakes and these look delicious!
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  91. I am always wanting to try new foods. Have not tried Crab Cakes yet. This would be a great first try. Thank you

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  92. i would like this because we love crab cakes and are always searching for the perfect ones we can have at home
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