Phil's Food Reviews

Herb N Zest Mustard, Walkers Shortbread Chocolate Scottie Dogs, Tetley Black & Green Tea, Enjoy Life Perky's Crunchy Flax with Chia, Pearls Black Pitted Olives to Go

All HITS this week!

  • Herb N Zest Champagne Mustard
  • Walkers Chocolate Scottie Dogs
  • Tetley Black & Green Tea
  • Enjoy Life Perky's Crunchy Flax with Chia
  • Pearls Black Pitted Olives to Go

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SCORE

86

Walkers: Chocolate Scottie Dogs
Pure Butter Shortbread

This product is a HIT!

TASTE

28 / 30

VALUE

16 / 20

NUTRITION

11 / 15

INGREDIENTS

15 / 15

PREPARATION

5 / 5

APPEARANCE

5 / 5

PACKAGING

5 / 5

SUSTAINABILITY

1 / 5

TOTAL

86 / 100
 

I'm sure you've had a Walkers shortbread cookie before, but you've probably never had their Chocolate Scottie Dogs. The flavor is chocolatey and buttery and good, and just like their original, is delicious. Each Scottie is 60 calories and just 3 grams of fat, both of which are below average for the shortbread, cookie and biscuit category. The brand is also donating a minimum of $50,000 to the ASPCA.

$3.99   9 cookies (3.9 oz)

Walkers Shortbread Inc
800.521.0140
www.walkersshortbread.com

Visitor Product Rating

Walkers: Chocolate Scottie Dogs
SCORE

86

HerbNZest: Mustard
Caramelized Apple Champagne

This product is a HIT!

TASTE

29 / 30

VALUE

16 / 20

NUTRITION

10 / 15

INGREDIENTS

15 / 15

PREPARATION

5 / 5

APPEARANCE

5 / 5

PACKAGING

5 / 5

SUSTAINABILITY

1 / 5

TOTAL

86 / 100
 

If you want a spicy, sweet mustard, this is perfection. Sweetened with apples, brown sugar and a touch of champagne, this recipe is delicious. The average mustard has 84 mg of sodium, this one has only 50 and even though this is sweet tasting, only has 2 grams of sugars. Use it for sandwiches, as a dip and they recommend brushing it on ham or fish.

$6.49   7.6 oz

HerbNZest LLC
917.582.1191
www.herbnzest.com

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HerbNZest: Mustard
SCORE

89

Tetley USA: Black & Green
Black & Green Tea Blend

This product is a HIT!

TASTE

26 / 30

VALUE

18 / 20

NUTRITION

14 / 15

INGREDIENTS

15 / 15

PREPARATION

5 / 5

APPEARANCE

5 / 5

PACKAGING

5 / 5

SUSTAINABILITY

1 / 5

TOTAL

89 / 100
 

This is designed for those who want some of the benefits of green tea, but don't like the taste. It's simply a blend of black and green teas, the problem is that nowhere on the package does it list the antioxidants or other metrics for the nutritional benefits. Just like all green, black and white teas there's zero calories. Just a reminder, all tea starts with the same leaf and it's just the amount of processing that makes it green (less processed) or black (more processed). How does it taste? Like a smoother, milder black tea.

$4.39   5.08 oz

Tetley USA, Inc, a division of Tata Global Beverages
800.728.0084
tetleyusa.com

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Tetley USA: Black & Green
SCORE

89

Enjoy Life Foods: Perky's Crunchy Flax with Chia
Flax with Chia

This product is a HIT!

TASTE

28 / 30

VALUE

18 / 20

NUTRITION

14 / 15

INGREDIENTS

15 / 15

PREPARATION

5 / 5

APPEARANCE

4 / 5

PACKAGING

5 / 5

SUSTAINABILITY

0 / 5

TOTAL

89 / 100
 

Once you get past the look and shape of the cereal you'll have a pleasant surprise. The taste is delicious, it is as crispy as they say and with 1000mg of omega 3s this could be your new breakfast cereal. The average wheat and grain cereal has 4 grams of fiber and this one has 5 and only has 3 grams of sugars - as compared to the average of 8. And to top it off, not only is it gluten free, but free of the 8 most common allergens.

$3.99   9 oz

Enjoy Life Foods
847.260.0300
www.enjoylifefoods.com

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Enjoy Life Foods: Perky's Crunchy Flax with Chia
SCORE

92

Pearls: Olives to Go!
Black Pitted Large California Ripe Olives

This product is a HIT!

TASTE

29 / 30

VALUE

17 / 20

NUTRITION

15 / 15

INGREDIENTS

15 / 15

PREPARATION

5 / 5

APPEARANCE

5 / 5

PACKAGING

5 / 5

SUSTAINABILITY

1 / 5

TOTAL

92 / 100
 

This could well be the perfect snack, for kids and for adults. Each container, which doesn't need to be refrigerated, contains 10 olives, already pitted, and all from Californian crops. Only 40 calories for 10 olives which is about half the category average and with just 95 mg of sodium as compared to the average of 228 - with some olives as high as 770 mg. Not only are these olives among the best I've tasted, but I also love the fact that there's no liquid in the container. This is the perfect low calorie, and delicious, grab and go snack.

$3.49   4.8 oz

Musco Family Olive Co.
800.523.9828
www.olives.com

Visitor Product Rating

Pearls: Olives to Go!
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