New Product Hits & Misses for August 20th, 2014

This week's Hit of the Week scored 94!

  • Nonni's Biscotti Bites Almond Dark Chocolate
  • Golazo Hydration Replenishing Electrolyte Drink Mandarin Flavor
  • Cholula Green Pepper Hot Sauce 
  • Way Better Snacks Simply Tangy Mustard + Onion Tortilla Chips
  • Vermont Peanut Butter Beenut Butter

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SCORE

83

Nonni's: Biscotti Bites
Almond Dark Chocolate

TASTE

25 / 30

VALUE

17 / 20

NUTRITION

13 / 15

INGREDIENTS

14 / 15

PREPARATION

5 / 5

APPEARANCE

5 / 5

PACKAGING

4 / 5

SUSTAINABILITY

0 / 5

TOTAL

83 / 100
 
  • No or Low Sodium
  • No Artificial Colors
  • No Artificial Flavors
  • No Artificial Preservatives
  • Peanut Free
  • Kosher
  • Vegetarian

Having grown up in an Italian town in New Jersey I like my biscotti baked crunchy. These biscotti are good tasting, but a bit too soft, the chocolate not flavorful enough and too few almonds. This could well be the biscotti for people who like a more Anglo version. "Training biscotti" Each one is 40 calories and almost 3 grams of sugars.

$3.29   5 oz

Nonni's Foods, LLC
877.295.9604
www.nonnis.com

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Nonni's: Biscotti Bites
SCORE

93

Cholula: Cholula Green Pepper
Green Pepper

This product is a HIT!

TASTE

30 / 30

VALUE

19 / 20

NUTRITION

13 / 15

INGREDIENTS

15 / 15

PREPARATION

5 / 5

APPEARANCE

5 / 5

PACKAGING

5 / 5

SUSTAINABILITY

1 / 5

TOTAL

93 / 100
 

If you're ready to ratchet up the heat forget the red stuff and go with the jalapeño and poblano. A quick, sharp burn that's guaranteed to add a kick to any food. Imported from Mexico with zero calories, but 170 mg of sodium per teaspoon - but I doubt you would use that much! You've got to try this, but just a little at first. Remember when buying any hot sauce read the ingredients carefully and know what you are buying.

$3.25   5 fl oz

The Cholula Food Company
855.246.5852
www.cholula.com

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Cholula: Cholula Green Pepper
SCORE

93

Way Better Snacks: Corn Tortilla Chips
Simply Tangy Mustard + Onion

This product is a HIT!

TASTE

28 / 30

VALUE

19 / 20

NUTRITION

15 / 15

INGREDIENTS

15 / 15

PREPARATION

5 / 5

APPEARANCE

5 / 5

PACKAGING

5 / 5

SUSTAINABILITY

1 / 5

TOTAL

93 / 100
 
  • Good Source of Fiber
  • No or Low Sodium
  • No or Low Sugar
  • No Added Sugars
  • 100% Whole Grain
  • No Artificial Colors
  • No Artificial Flavors
  • No Artificial Preservatives
  • Celiac Certified
  • Gluten Free
  • Peanut Free
  • Milk Free
  • Tree Nut Free
  • Wheat Free
  • Kosher
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan

These corn based chips are among the best you'll find anywhere. the flavor combination of Dijon mustard, yellow and brown mustard seeds, onion and sea salt is perfect. The sprouted quinoa and flax add just the right crunch and nutrition. 11 chips are about 130 calories, 7 grams of fat and only 90 mg of sodium. My recommendation is eat them plain because you don't want anything to interfere with this great flavor.

$3.49   5.5 oz

Way Better Snacks
612.314.2060
www.gowaybetter.com

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Way Better Snacks: Corn Tortilla Chips
SCORE

93

Golazo: Hydration
Mandarin

This product is a HIT!

TASTE

29 / 30

VALUE

19 / 20

NUTRITION

14 / 15

INGREDIENTS

15 / 15

PREPARATION

5 / 5

APPEARANCE

5 / 5

PACKAGING

5 / 5

SUSTAINABILITY

1 / 5

TOTAL

93 / 100
 
  • No or Low Fat
  • No or Low Sodium
  • No Artificial Colors
  • No Artificial Flavors
  • No Artificial Preservatives
  • Celiac Certified
  • Gluten Free
  • Soy Free
  • Peanut Free
  • Milk Free
  • Tree Nut Free
  • Wheat Free
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan

100% coconut water has really changed both the hydration and water aisles. This drink contains just 10% coconut water and has evaporated cane sugar as the number two ingredient. The good news is there are no artificial colors, flavors, sweeteners or preservatives. More good news is it tastes really good. The bad news is 33 grams of sugars, a small amount of which is naturally occurring from the coconut water. Coconut water contains 1.3 grams of sugars per fluid ounce - but remember this is only 10% coconut water - about 2 ounces so that's about 2.5 grams.

$2.29   20 fl oz

GolazoUSA
www.drinkgolazo.com

Visitor Product Rating

Golazo: Hydration
SCORE

94

Vermont Peanut Butter : Beenut Butter
Peanut Butter with Honey

This product is a HIT!

TASTE

30 / 30

VALUE

19 / 20

NUTRITION

15 / 15

INGREDIENTS

15 / 15

PREPARATION

4 / 5

APPEARANCE

5 / 5

PACKAGING

5 / 5

SUSTAINABILITY

1 / 5

TOTAL

94 / 100
 
  • Good Source of Fiber
  • Good Source of Protein
  • No or Low Sodium
  • No Artificial Colors
  • No Artificial Flavors
  • No Artificial Preservatives
  • Gluten Free
  • Soy Free
  • Milk Free
  • Wheat Free
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan

Too often peanut butter that has honey added is a recipe for disaster. Not this time. The recipe is perfect. The peanut butter itself has a texture somewhere between crunchy and creamy and is delicious with a true peanut flavor. Two tablespoons are 180 calories, 7 grams of protein and 4 grams of sugars. This is far too good to put on bread - just use a spoon! It  does separate so mix well in the jar first.

$6.99   16 oz

Vermont Peanut Butter Co. Inc
877.846.6887
www.vtpeanutbutter.com

Visitor Product Rating

Vermont Peanut Butter : Beenut Butter
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