View Full Version : Flavored wooden skewers and cooking planks
05-10-2007, 09:57 AM
Saw these at Kroger and Target. Of course they look and sound very appealing. They come in all sorts of flavors like Thai spice and rosemary.
Supposedly the skewers infuse the meat or veggies from within. Does anyone know if they really work? The planks are $5 and can't be reused, so it would just be $5 thrown out if it didn't impart any taste.
05-10-2007, 11:45 AM
I bought the Honey-Bourbon wooden skewers a few weeks ago.
They smelled extremely strong when I took them out of the package. I was so concerned by the first smell that I only put 1/2 the chicken I had on the skewers and I marinated the other 1/2 in teriyaki sauce.
Here is a link to the ones I purchased: http://www.hotdiggitycajun.com/PRODUCTS/skewers.html
To be perfectly honest, I did not care for them at all. The taste reminded DH of bug-spray. I was really disappointed because I was soo excited when I bought them at the store. Maybe another flavor would taste better.
05-10-2007, 01:37 PM
Someone mentioned the skewers on another forum last year. A few people had good reviews. I'd love to try the Thai flavor. How much were they at Target? $7.49 for 10 skewers sounds sort of pricey!
05-10-2007, 01:53 PM
I gave everyone cooking planks for Xmas last year and will keep my eyes open for the skewers for the Xmas stocking this year. My plank (I still haven't used it) says it can be reused a few times.
I also have read that it is great to use the stem of fresh rosemary as a skewer. Sounds perfect to me!!
05-10-2007, 02:40 PM
I'm not a big fan of them. I've tried them twice, and neither time did they really "wow" me or make me feel like it was worth the money. It's just another big gimmick to get people to buy a product.
05-10-2007, 02:45 PM
$7.49 for 10 skewers sounds sort of pricey!
Holy Smokes!! I think I'd stick with a marinade for the food and plain ol' 100 for $1 skewer!
05-10-2007, 02:51 PM
Charley, I forget how much they were at Target. I think it was less than $7.49---I was too busy being shocked by the $5 price for the plank. And, not to be nosy, but what is happening in 88 weeks ("to go")?
Colleen, I also prefer for my food not to taste like bug spray! call me difficult to please! ;)
05-11-2007, 11:27 AM
And, not to be nosy, but what is happening in 88 weeks ("to go")?
Ellen, Bush's presidency finally ends (http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla%3Aen-US%3Aofficial&hs=LdY&q=bush+countdown&btnG=Search).
05-11-2007, 11:27 AM
The skewers were $4.99 today at Kroger for ten of them, regularly $6.99, but I resisted!
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