Phil's Food Reviews

Salveo Baked Potato Crisps, Brooklyn Bean Roastery Coffee, Noosa Finest Yoghurt, Andros Fruit Me Up!, Truitt Brothers Kidney Beans

Check out Phil's HIT of the week - Truitt Brothers Premium Kidney Beans

  • Salveo Baked Potato Sweet Barbecue Crisps
  • Brooklyn Bean Roastery Coffee CupsĀ 
  • Noosa Finest Yoghurt Mango FlavorĀ 
  • Andros Fruit Me Up! Real 100% Fruit Sauce
  • Truitt Brothers Premium Kidney Beans

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SCORE

83

Salveo: Baked Potato Crisps
Sweet Barbecue Flavor

TASTE

23 / 30

VALUE

16 / 20

NUTRITION

15 / 15

INGREDIENTS

14 / 15

PREPARATION

5 / 5

APPEARANCE

5 / 5

PACKAGING

5 / 5

SUSTAINABILITY

0 / 5

TOTAL

83 / 100
 

This actually is one of the crispiest chips, or crisps, I've had in a long time. The mouth feel is wonderful but I have to tell you that the concept of Sweet Barbecue, at least for my taste buds, is fighting. The barbecue almost comes through but is diminished by the sweetness. Does it taste good? Yes, but if you really like BBQ you may be disappointed. 12 crisps are 120 calories, only 3 grams of fat and 2 grams of sugars. They are baked and made with no artificial flavors or colors and are gluten free.

$3.99   9 oz

Barrel O' Fun Snack Foods Co.
800.346.4910
www.klnfamilybrands.com

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Salveo: Baked Potato Crisps
SCORE

84

Brooklyn Bean Roastery: K-Cups, 40-Count
Brooklyn Bridge Blend

TASTE

25 / 30

VALUE

15 / 20

NUTRITION

15 / 15

INGREDIENTS

15 / 15

PREPARATION

5 / 5

APPEARANCE

5 / 5

PACKAGING

4 / 5

SUSTAINABILITY

0 / 5

TOTAL

84 / 100
 

You've heard me say before how much I love coffee, so when it comes to our coffee reviews I'm really particular. First up, when will people realize that putting 100% arabica on a package is meaningless. They talk about the blend combining 4 varieties of coffee - is it that much of a secret? Can't you tell us what the varieties are so we could then enjoy it more? The taste itself is good - not outstanding. Now that the Keurig patent has expired you can expect to see more and more smaller brands like this one being available for the machine. One other point that I really don't understand is how they call it a medium roast, extra bold - which is sort of an oxymoron, right? The package says that in the 1900s the largest importer of coffee lived in Brooklyn, but once again (shhh!) secret... tell us more - who was that?

$22.00   1.8 pounds

Brooklyn Bean Roastery
www.brooklynbeans.com

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Brooklyn Bean Roastery: K-Cups, 40-Count
SCORE

90

Noosa : Finest Yoghurt
Mango

This product is a HIT!

TASTE

29 / 30

VALUE

17 / 20

NUTRITION

15 / 15

INGREDIENTS

15 / 15

PREPARATION

5 / 5

APPEARANCE

5 / 5

PACKAGING

4 / 5

SUSTAINABILITY

0 / 5

TOTAL

90 / 100
 

What do you get when you cross an Australian recipe with Colorado milk? One terrific tasting yogurt. This yogurt uses actual mangoes instead of a mango puree, with all real ingredients and 3 live active cultures. The flavor of this yogurt is second to none - an authentic yogurt flavor - not as overpowering as some Greek yogurts, with a perfect blend of mango, cane sugar, and honey. One 8 ounce container is 12 grams of fat, 18 grams of protein, 18 grams of sugars and 260 calories. While I like the different style flatter yogurt container, I do think that most consumers, as they walk past the product in the dairy case, are going to think it's a dip or something different then one of the best tasting yogurts on the market.

$2.39   8 oz

Morning Fresh Dairy
www.noosayoghurt.com

Visitor Product Rating

Noosa : Finest Yoghurt
SCORE

92

Andros Fruit Me Up!: Real 100% fruit sauce
Apple Mango Pineapple

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
 

With the consistency somewhere between apple sauce and juice, this 100% fruit sauce contains only apples, mangoes and pineapples. The package, as we noted on other brand reviews, is perfect for kids and avoids all that mess and clean up. One pouch is just 60 calories and has 12 grams of naturally occurring sugars. It's dairy and gluten free and even though I'm not a kid, it's delicious. Only fruit is used and no juice concentrate has been added. The package is BPA free.

$3.99   16oz

Andros Foods USA
914.304.8124
www.fruit-me-up.com

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Andros Fruit Me Up!: Real 100% fruit sauce
SCORE

93

Truitt Brothers : Tru-Harvest
Pacific Northwest Premium Kidney Beans

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

2 / 5

TOTAL

93 / 100
 

This is one of the easiest tetra paks I've ever opened - finally someone figured out by putting a tiny perforation across the container you don't need a knife or scissors to open the package. Just tear! So kudos for that. The product itself is almost perfect - each bean is tasty and whole, the color is perfect and the flavor dead on. The liquid is nothing more than water and sea salt and keeps the beans perfect. Now you can easily make your own bean dip or bean salad, or just eat them as they are or heated up. 1/2 cup is zero fat, 8 grams of fiber and 8 grams of protein.

$2.99   17.6 oz

Truitt Brothers
www.truittbros.com

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Truitt Brothers : Tru-Harvest
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