Phil's Food Reviews

Nescafe Latte, Snackette Tortilla Chips, Nectresse Sweetener, Adonia Greek Frozen Yogurt, Ilios Greek Yogurt Butter

3 hits this week! See which one is Phil's favorite...

  • NESCAFE Memento
  • Snackette Tortilla chips
  • Nectresse Natural No Calorie Sweetener
  • Ciao Bella Adonia Greek Frozen Yogurt
  • Ilios Dairy Greek Yogurt Butter

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SCORE

82

Nescafé: Memento Instant Café Beverage
Caramel

TASTE

22 / 30

VALUE

19 / 20

NUTRITION

15 / 15

INGREDIENTS

11 / 15

PREPARATION

5 / 5

APPEARANCE

5 / 5

PACKAGING

5 / 5

SUSTAINABILITY

0 / 5

TOTAL

82 / 100
 

So the idea of this product is foam - it's all about the foam, to the point that on the side of the package they talk about using real nonfat milk that's infused with airy bubbles that ensures the foam lasts until the last sip. Airy bubbles? It's probably the potassium phosphate. So besides the foam, how does it taste? The caramel actually tastes very good, although there is no caramel listed in the ingredients. I guess if you are a latte junkie and want to be able to make your own in less than a minute, this is for you. Me? I'll stick with brewed black coffee.

$4.29   6.2 oz

Nestlé U.S.A.
800.505.2876
www.nestlegoodfoodgoodlife.com

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Nescafé: Memento Instant Café Beverage
SCORE

84

Snackette: Tortilla Chips
Tomato Basil

TASTE

20 / 30

VALUE

19 / 20

NUTRITION

15 / 15

INGREDIENTS

15 / 15

PREPARATION

5 / 5

APPEARANCE

5 / 5

PACKAGING

5 / 5

SUSTAINABILITY

0 / 5

TOTAL

84 / 100
 

This is a different kind of tortilla chip. It's gluten free, made with corn and chia and is loaded with omega 3 fatty acids. That's the good news. The not so good news is that it's round instead of triangular (yes, I'm a purist!) and while it is nice and crispy I don't taste the tomato basil at all. What I do taste is the sea salt, but it only has 60 mg of sodium per bag. Just a little bit more tomato and basil flavor and this product would be a hit.

$2.69   5 oz

Snackette Corp
718.874.0069
www.snackettechips.com

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Snackette: Tortilla Chips
SCORE

88

Nectresse: Natural No Calorie Sweetener
Packets

This product is a HIT!

TASTE

27 / 30

VALUE

18 / 20

NUTRITION

15 / 15

INGREDIENTS

13 / 15

PREPARATION

5 / 5

APPEARANCE

5 / 5

PACKAGING

5 / 5

SUSTAINABILITY

0 / 5

TOTAL

88 / 100
 

Do we really need yet another no-calorie sweetener? Obviously the people at Splenda think we do. This one is 100% natural with nothing artificial. It is very sweet tasting and is a recipe of erythritol, sugar, monk fruit extract and molasses. I understand why they're making a big deal about it being made from monk fruit - clearly that sounds more natural, more exciting, more special - but it is the third ingredient and a bit misleading to highlight that on the front.

$3.99   3.3 oz

McNeil Nutritionals, LLC
800.962.5357
www.Nectresse.com

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Nectresse: Natural No Calorie Sweetener
SCORE

92

Ilios Dairy: Greek Yogurt Butter
Tub

This product is a HIT!

TASTE

28 / 30

VALUE

18 / 20

NUTRITION

15 / 15

INGREDIENTS

15 / 15

PREPARATION

5 / 5

APPEARANCE

5 / 5

PACKAGING

5 / 5

SUSTAINABILITY

1 / 5

TOTAL

92 / 100
 

If you like butter you have got to try this one! Not only is it 25% less fat and 30% less calories, but just like Greek yogurt it's loaded with beneficial bacteria. The taste and the mouth feel are perfect, but I do have a complaint - it is just a touch too salty, which is probably from the sea salt since it only has 20 mg per tablespoon of sodium. The taste is a little heavier and richer than traditional butter and it has no yogurt flavor. This is good!

$3.99   15oz

Minerva Dairy
202.215.2559
www.iliosbutter.com

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Ilios Dairy: Greek Yogurt Butter
SCORE

92

Ciao Bella: Adonia Greek Frozen Yogurt
Espresso

This product is a HIT!

TASTE

30 / 30

VALUE

18 / 20

NUTRITION

15 / 15

INGREDIENTS

13 / 15

PREPARATION

5 / 5

APPEARANCE

5 / 5

PACKAGING

5 / 5

SUSTAINABILITY

1 / 5

TOTAL

92 / 100
 

Ciao Bella makes one of the best gelatos on the market. Now I can say that they also make one the best frozen Greek yogurts. The espresso flavor is terrific, nice and clean, and here's why - it's actually made with coffee extract and coffee. No artificial or natural flavors here. Half a cup is 9 grams of protein, zero grams of fat and 130 calories. But it does have 22 grams of sugars. This is one of the best espresso frozen yogurts I've ever had - the flavor, the mouthfeel, the texture...I could go on...

$4.99   14 oz

Ciao Bella Gelato
800.343.5286
www.ciaobellagelato.com

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Ciao Bella: Adonia Greek Frozen Yogurt
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