Phil's Food Reviews

Hawaiian Kettle Chips, Peachey's Onion Relish, La Tortilla Factory Minis, ChickPz, More Than Gourmet Sauces

4 out of 5 products this week are HITS!

  • Hawaiian Kettle Style Potato Chips
  • Peachey's Fine Foods Relish
  • La Tortilla Factory Soft Wrap Minis
  • Nutty Bean Company ChickPz
  • More Than Gourmet Sauces by Chef Christian Potier

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SCORE

83

Hawaiian: Kettle Style Potato Chips
Mango Habanero

TASTE

26 / 30

VALUE

16 / 20

NUTRITION

14 / 15

INGREDIENTS

12 / 15

PREPARATION

5 / 5

APPEARANCE

5 / 5

PACKAGING

5 / 5

SUSTAINABILITY

0 / 5

TOTAL

83 / 100
 

Is Mango Habanero really a flavor? On first bite I didn't really think so, but the habanero heat starts kicking in about half way through. I tasted just a slight hint of mango. These chips are not greasy, one bag has 9 grams of fat. They are crispy and sturdy enough to use with a dip, but don't, the flavor is good enough to stand on its own. Adult flavor and very satisfying with only 65 mg of sodium per bag.

$0.99   1 oz

Pinnacle Foods Group LLC
888.310.3747
www.hawaiianbrandsnacks.com

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Hawaiian: Kettle Style Potato Chips
SCORE

85

La Tortilla Factory: Soft Wrap Minis
White Whole Wheat

This product is a HIT!

TASTE

26 / 30

VALUE

16 / 20

NUTRITION

15 / 15

INGREDIENTS

12 / 15

PREPARATION

5 / 5

APPEARANCE

5 / 5

PACKAGING

5 / 5

SUSTAINABILITY

1 / 5

TOTAL

85 / 100
 

I guess the wrap trend isn't over yet - these new ones are smaller and just 50 calories with 6 grams of fiber and 8 grams of whole grains, and are coming to a supermarket near you. The taste is hearty, but yet won't interfere with the flavor of any of the fillings. One serving suggestion they have on pack is for peanut butter and jelly, but how about spreading some peanut butter and jelly on a flat wrap, rolling it up and then cutting in half inch wide pinwheels? Fun for the kids and I know you would like it too.

$2.75   8.18oz

La Tortilla Factory
800.446.1516
www.latortillafactory.com

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La Tortilla Factory: Soft Wrap Minis
SCORE

85

Peachey's Fine Foods: Relish
Vidalia Onion

This product is a HIT!

TASTE

24 / 30

VALUE

15 / 20

NUTRITION

15 / 15

INGREDIENTS

15 / 15

PREPARATION

5 / 5

APPEARANCE

5 / 5

PACKAGING

5 / 5

SUSTAINABILITY

1 / 5

TOTAL

85 / 100
 

If you like sweet, and sweet onions, you are going to love this relish. I love the fact that in the ingredients statement it shows that the package is 68% Vidalia onions. The second ingredient is sugar and although there are peppers and spices mixed in - all that I taste is sweet. The aroma is very aromatic. Each tablespoon is just 10 calories, but does have 2 1/2 grams of sugars. No artificial additives or preservatives. This would make a nice topping over broiled fish or even to add to grilled vegetables. On hot dogs? Not so much.

$6.00   16 oz

Peachey's Fine Foods, LLC
706.925.0280
www.peacheysfinefoods.com/

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Peachey's Fine Foods: Relish
SCORE

92

Nutty Bean Company: ChickPz
Sesame Crunch

This product is a HIT!

TASTE

30 / 30

VALUE

17 / 20

NUTRITION

15 / 15

INGREDIENTS

15 / 15

PREPARATION

5 / 5

APPEARANCE

5 / 5

PACKAGING

5 / 5

SUSTAINABILITY

0 / 5

TOTAL

92 / 100
 

Chickpeas, or garbanzo beans, are the new protein. Affordable, healthy and a great carrier for different flavors, we expect chickpeas to be one of the hot ingredients for 2013. One bag, which is 2 ounces is just over 200 calories, has 8 grams of protein and 14 grams of sugars. These are crunchy, delicious, and one of the best snacks I've had in a long time. Chickpeas are also high in fiber and rich in iron, and these are gluten free.

$2.99   2 oz

Nutty Bean Company
408.246.1107
www.nuttybeanco.com

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Nutty Bean Company: ChickPz
SCORE

93

More Than Gourmet: Sauces by Chef Christian Potier
Lemon Dill Sauce

This product is a HIT!

TASTE

30 / 30

VALUE

19 / 20

NUTRITION

14 / 15

INGREDIENTS

15 / 15

PREPARATION

5 / 5

APPEARANCE

5 / 5

PACKAGING

5 / 5

SUSTAINABILITY

0 / 5

TOTAL

93 / 100
 

For me the sign of a great chef is the delicate balance of flavor and mouth-feel in their sauces. Now YOU can be a great chef, and fool your family and friends. These individual packets, which will cost you about a buck fifty each, contains an exquisite sauce. I tried the Lemon Dill, which is great for fish, but there are five other flavors as well. Just microwave on medium for 8-12 seconds. A pure list of ingredients with nothing artificial. One pouch is just 70 calories and less than 1 gram of sugars, but it does have 6 grams of fat. Imported from France where they really do know how to make sauces.

$4.49   5.07 oz (3 x 1.69 oz pouches)

More Than Gourmet
800.860.9385
www.morethangourmet.com

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More Than Gourmet: Sauces by Chef Christian Potier
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