Almost every person suffers a catastrophic shortage of time. The work takes more and more forces, and if you have a leading position, then you can completely forget about the full-fledged home food, because there is simply no time to cook. What's left? Dine in cafes and canteens, which is quite expensive for the family budget.
The second option - to mess with relatives and friends. And finally, the most convenient, but not always useful for your body method - the use of semi-finished products. And in fact, what could be easier than to warm up the pancakes, boil the dumplings or bake in the oven patties, which are packed in colorful packaging. Whether such nutrition is useful and full, we will try to find out today, but for an example we take semi-finished products "Ermolinskie".
To take or not to take
For many housewives, this is always a big dilemma. On the one hand, this is a very attractive option for cooking, which saves a lot of time. Only 10 minutes - and on the table a hot lunch or dinner. Therefore, women sometimes choose for themselves a favorite brand, for example semi-finished products "Ermolinskie", and always keep a couple of packages of finished products in the freezer, for an emergency.
However, in others, the word "semi-finished products" is disgusting. The reason here is clear - most manufacturers are trying to save, reducing the cost of production to improve demand. Due to what is this happening? Of course, due to the use of low-grade meat, various additives and "improvers", that is, solid chemistry. For adherents of a healthy lifestyle, this is not an option at all, because the body receives a fair dose of fat, starch and various E instead of the elements actually needed. However, it is impossible to unequivocally evaluate the output of all manufacturing companies, so we will not generalize and consider specifically the semi-finished products "Ermolinskie". Proceeding from what has been said, each buyer will be able to decide for themselves whether to take or not to take products of this company.
Exit in a big way
The company really did not just open a production hall and started working in one or several cities, but carried out a triumphant march across Russia and Ukraine. Today, residents of more than 500 cities know and love the brand "Semi-finished products" Ermolinskie "." At the same time, consumers sometimes think that the production is in Ukraine, apparently because of the consonant name of another well-known company - "Yarmolinsky sausages". But in fact semi-finished products are produced in Russia. The company specializes in the production of deep frozen products.
Where is the production
This question will not be easy to answer. The official website of the company is under development, so you have to collect information literally in pieces. Contacts with management are also not easy to find, because the company maintains a closed foreign policy. To convey accurate information to the reader, I had to go to the store and buy "Ermolinskie" semi-finished products. There are no addresses of actual production here, but they managed to find a legal address. This is the Kaluga Region, Borovsk District, Yermolino, ul. Zarechnaya, 5.
But this is not the only information that we managed to find. The company has grown so much that its offices and representative offices already exist in almost every city. I would like to especially note the largest of them. This is the city of Yekaterinburg, on the street Baiskalskaya, 10, Omsk, 10 October street, as well as the official representative office in Krasnoyarsk - Shipbuilding, 74.
Of course, we will not be able to list all the stores. "Ermolinsky" semi-finished products are sold throughout the country, which every day increases the number of regular customers. In Saratov you will find a store "Universal", located at Moscow, 152. In Krasnodar, you can apply for fresh semi-finished products in a network of specialized retail outlets. All addresses can be taken on the official website when it opens.
In Ufa there are also a number of specialized stores, which bear the name of a trading company and are engaged in selling its products. You are expected at the following addresses:
There are seven Ermolino stores in Omsk, for example, every day you are waiting for Bogdan Khmelnitsky, 188 a. There are a number of retail outlets where you can buy "Ermolinskie" semi-finished products. Addresses of shops in your city in the future can be viewed on the official website.
What really attracts the attention of the consumer is the huge choice offered by the trade mark "Ermolinskie semifinished products". The products are represented by more than 50 names, among which everyone will find something that he likes the most. At the same time, the assortment may depend on the region. Usually in large cities, central supermarkets, all or almost all types of products are represented. In remote areas, only those items that are particularly liked by customers are imported. Very often pancakes of this manufacturer know under the beautiful name "Maminy", while they recognize the manufacturer, only having studied the packaging of the house. It must be added that all products have quality certificates, so you do not risk the health of your loved ones by purchasing these semi-finished products.
For every taste
And now let's consider the list of products that are sold under the trademark "Ermolinskie semifinished products." Why today we decided to consider it? Because it is in almost every Russian store, it has reasonable prices and good taste. Unprincipled consumer can quite consider it a worthy alternative to home-made food.
In the first place in terms of the number of products sold pelmeni. This is not surprising, since this dish is both a wonderful snack, a satisfying everyday dish and decoration of the festive table, as well as a greeting from the Soviet past, when for each New Year we sat down to sculpt them in large numbers.
Vareniki can be placed on the second place. With potatoes and cabbage, various berries, cottage cheese, as well as chicken meat, among them each will choose a worthy option. And then you can put stuffed cabbage and stuffed peppers, pallor and benderiki, pancakes and khinkali, cordon-blues, steaks and zrazy, cutlets and little bits, sausages and stew.
Composition, or What is on the packaging
This issue primarily worries those who decided to try the first "Ermolinskie" semi-finished products. The composition can not always be studied, since most of the items are sold by weight. The slogan of the company says that in the composition only natural ingredients. I really want to believe, but let's see for yourself.
For example, the composition of pancakes with cottage cheese does not cause fear. Here we can see salt and water, wheat flour, milk powder and dry eggs, cottage cheese. Only the mixture of vegetable fat is of interest, because it is not known what exactly the manufacturer means by this. Most likely, this spread, perhaps palm or coconut oil.
Let's look at another example. Is this manufacturer's natural sausage? Let's look at the composition. It indicates beef, water and bacon, starch, poultry meat, ascorbic acid and many additives of E. These are color fixers, phosphate blend and much more. Of course, it's hard to call it natural, although consumers appreciate taste. Good reviews can also be found about stew. Consumers emphasize that in a jar you will not find films and veins, but real pieces of meat in a tender jelly.
In fact, the information posted on the Web is not surprising. When the products "Ermolinsky half-finished products" appeared on the shelves, the responses were very warm. People were pleasantly surprised that pancakes, cutlets and dumplings were very similar to real ones, homemade, and recommended them to their relatives and friends. This continued until the volume of production grew, and the taste did not cause confusion. It turns out that in the meat semi-finished products began to add a vegetable-cream spread. In fact, it's a trans fat that does not exactly benefit your body. But at the same time, consumers note that the taste of the products of this brand is very good, so, in general, the producer uses quality products, and this additive is used to reduce the cost price.
On the other hand, if you are an avid supporter of a healthy lifestyle and nutrition, you will have to spend a little more time on weekends to prepare homemade preparations. Buy turkey and veal, twist the stuffing and cook homemade cutlets and dumplings. Then they can only be frozen, and ready. Your household can safely put a useful semi-finished product in the oven (in a heat-resistant bowl for a microwave oven, in a double boiler) and prepare a delicious lunch for yourself.
In order to make it easier for the reader to make up his own opinion about the products, we decided to bring the results of the control purchase, as a result of which professional chefs prepared and tasted some of the products of this trademark.
- And the first experimental steel chicken meatballs. They are small, and the manufacturer recommends immediately fry them in a pan. When frying, they become very gentle and fall apart from any careless movement. In the composition - chicken meat, pork fat, a little rice and onions that are not felt, and glutamate sodium. If pre-unfrozen, the meatballs turn into a mess. The taste is not too expressive and oily enough.
- Meat zrazy with potatoes. In fact, the first test of this dish was disconcerting. Mashed potatoes are heterogeneous, resembling a powder from a sachet. The stuffing strongly spoils the obvious shade of the fat, and all this mass tends to fall apart during roasting.
- Chebureks. Here the situation is better. There are no claims to the test, it is snow-white, dense, without cracks and chips, but it is thick, so it does not seem to be enough forcemeat. In the latter there is also a lot of lard and sodium glutamate, but all this is flavored with spices, which completely drowns out any taste.
- Pancakes with condensed milk. On the one hand - there is no fat, glutamate and other delights, which is good. But the dough is dense, not porous, and condensed milk is obviously the cheapest, made on the basis of the same spreads.
- Dumplings - the appearance is beautiful, the dough is white, without cracks. But when cooking, it starts to bubble, becomes sticky, and the broth - fat. Together with beef, the composition includes a fat and chicken, and the dough is obviously thick.
Instead of concluding
In general, how many people, so many opinions. Of course, semi-finished products are very convenient. I came home, shook it out into the frying pan - and everything, dinner is ready. However, you can not rely on the manufacturer and hope that he uses all the freshest and most useful. Therefore, you will have to rely on luck and choose the most suitable brand for yourself, which best suits your needs.