Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Lemon lover?

Posted by Lyndi

Are you someone who can’t pass up a lemon wedge?  Does your ice water feel naked without one?  Or two?  If Chicken Piccata is on the menu, is it a sure-fire guarantee that is what you’ll be having?

Yeah, I’m not that person.

Don’t get me wrong.  If I’m in an establishment where they offer a lemon wedge and it looks to be fresh and has the appearance of being neatly stored, I’m in.  But I will be honest with you.  When a recipe or mixed drinks calls for lemon juice… I’ll be the one who cuts back the measurements. A little goes a long way with this gal.  

I’m just saying.

That being said, I am actually hooked on TRUE® lemon, crystallized lemon packets.  What are they?  Introduced to me by my friend and fellow NWA blogger, Whitney, TRUE® lemon are individual sized portions of lemon wedges.  That’s right.  Lemon wedges. 

One portable packet equals one large lemon wedge that has been cold pressed and crystallized.  Apparently, TRUE® lemon is preferred in blind taste tests against fresh, frozen, or juiced lemons.  Ingredients are minimal and include citric acids, evaporated can juice as a bulking agent, lemon juice, lemon oil, and ascorbic acid (vitamin C).  0 calories.  0 carbs. 

The best part?  It really tastes like a refreshing burst of lemons. 

Which of course, it is.

Whitney gave me a few samples of the TRUE® lemon, lime, and orange.  All three are equally pleasing to the palate.  The only drawback was that I have to order them online.  Okay, I admit, in this day and age, that’s not really a drawback excuse, I know.

But then it happened.  I found it. 

Here, locally, in Northwest Arkansas! 

I found the 32count package at Allen’s Market in Bella Vista for $3.49.  Now we all can easily have access to the light and refreshing citrus palate pleaser whether at work, home, school, traveling, or at our favorite dining establishment!  Isn’t life grand?

Oh before I forget, there is one more really fantabulous benefit of TRUE® lemon… recipes!  Each box comes with recipes printed inside and outside the carton.  And of course, their website has hundreds of delicious recipes and healthy living tips.

Tonight’s dinner came from the recipe on the box.  Only I adapted it a bit to meet my portion needs.


Makes 4 servings


8 packets True Lemon
2 tablespoons water
¼ cup olive oil
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
2 large cloves garlic, finely chopped
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves


1.      Mix the True Lemon, water, olive oil, Dijon mustard, garlic, salt and pepper in a bowl.

2.      Set aside ¼ cup of the mixture to use for basting.  Place chicken in a bowl and marinate at least 20 minutes in the refrigerator.

3.      Grill or broil chicken on high heat for 6 to 8 minutes on each side, until juices run clear, basting occasionally with the reserved marinade.


Refreshing and future-repeat-worthy!


  1. True Lemon is great - I always cook with it and it makes awesome desserts like lemon tart- they have all the recipes on their website.

  2. That's so cool! I'm quite smitten with it.

  3. This is an interesting concept, thanks for sharing

  4. I'll bring you some packets to work so you guys can try it!

  5. I'm going to start searching here in Minny - thanks for the tip.

  6. Meigan, good luck! When you come visit in a few weeks, I'll hook you up!

  7. What a great idea! I'm going to have to keep my eyes open for that...(before i order it online, hee hee).


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