Alliance Brings Kung Fu Panda Branded Tofu to Supermarkets Nationwide
Everyone was Kung Fu fighting Friday at my house for the last tostada! I hate to admit it but my Zac had to talk me into this review. The thought of Tofu made me shiver. I talked to my mom and she was of the same opinion. Still, Zac said, “Tofu is not icky”.
So Friday afternoon, to celebrate Kung Fu Panda 2 opening, we headed to market. We bought the ingredients to compliment our House Foods Medium Firm Tofu. Zac played chef and he and I said nothing to those who were eating with us. We wanted honest opinions and what a better audience than a five and seven year old?!
House Foods has teamed up with DreamWorks Animation’s Kung Fu Panda 2 in an effort to introduce families to the health benefits of tofu. I think this part is brilliant. My kiddos are like crows to shiny things over their favorite characters. Most of the time it’s junk, but it doesn’t dissuade them. Imagine the influence this could have on healthier things! America’s leading tofu maker might just make our day. They’ve inspired Kung Fu Panda 2 inspired recipes to encourage kiddos and families to add tofu, an underrated yet versatile superfood, to their diets.
With Kung Fu Panda 2 now in theaters supermarkets nationwide are carrying eight million packages of House Foods special Kung Fu Panda 2 packaging. It’s perfect, after all, the main character in the movie, grew up working in his family’s tofu and noodle shop.
So cute packaging aside–
We decided to make Tigress’s Tasty Tofu Tostadas-a simple snack that’s full of flavor with a little kick. Diced tofu, onions, tomatoes, avocado, cilantro, and Serrano chilies seasoned with lime juice is served on a crispy tostada for a refreshing and healthy treat.
It was incredibly easy. Dice the tofu, onion, avocado, drizzle with lime, stir.
I had to admit to Zac that it looked good.
Then we called our two taste testers into the kitchen for lunch.
“What are we having for lunch?” they asked.
We pitched they were Tigress’s Tasty Tostadas. We said nothing about the tofu.
We served them this…
Then it was judgment. I admit I held my breath. I was totally prepared to make peanut butter and jelly! Instead, they ate them and ate them.
The Divine Miss M did pause about three-quarters of the way through the tostada to ask, “Mom, what’s this white stuff?” I told her it was tofu and asked, “do you love it?” She looked at me and said, “It’s okay”.
Li’l Man, on the other hand, ate his up and wanted another one. He loved ’em.
I’m going to have to admit that tofu isn’t “icky”. It’s quite tasty!
House Foods offers other movie-inspired recipes. If your taste buds aren’t for tostadas, you might try:
Hearty and protein-packed, Dragon Warrior Sloppy Pos, will prepare your family for any big day! Cook ground turkey and extra firm tofu in tomato paste and sloppy joe seasoning. Then pile high on warm rolls for full and scrumptious meal.
Spring into action each morning with Monkey’s Tofu Blueberry Pancakes. The most important meal of the day can always use a boost of nutrition. A batch of pancakes with tofu as the secret ingredient will go undetected with your little ones. Just add some blueberries for a fruity taste and you’re kids will eat it up.
You can also visit the microsite www.kungfutofu2.com – complete with recipes, an interactive cookbook app, and tofupedia. Be sure to enter the sweepstakes to win a trip to China for four and Kung Fu Panda 2 movie tickets – you never know!
About House Foods America
Tofu specialists since 1983, House Foods America Corporation (HFAC) is dedicated to bringing you the most affordable, highest quality, and widest range of the freshest Tofu products. House Foods America uses only non-genetically modified (non-GMO) soybeans grown in North America. In a taste test conducted by the San Francisco Chronicle, House Foods Tofu was rated #1 and described as “creamy,” “tender” and “fresh-tasting”. For more information visit www.house-foods.com About DreamWorks Animation
DreamWorks Animation creates high-quality entertainment, including CG animated feature films, television specials and series, live entertainment properties, and online virtual worlds, meant for audiences around the world. The Company has the world-class creative talent, a strong and experienced management team, and advanced filmmaking technology and techniques. DreamWorks Animation has been named one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” by FORTUNE® Magazine for three consecutive years. In 2011, DreamWorks Animation ranks #10 on the list. All of DreamWorks Animation’s feature films are now being produced in 3D. The Company has theatrically released a total of 21 animated feature films, including the franchise properties of Shrek, Madagascar, Kung Fu Panda, and How to Train Your Dragon.