Phil's Food Reviews

Heinz Ketchup with Jalapeño, Glutino Crackers, Swanson Flavor Boost, Vino de Milo Pasta Sauce, Better Bean Dip

Check out these great products!

  • Heinz Tomato Ketchup Blended with Real Jalapeño
  • Glutino Gluten Free Snack Crackers Sea Salt
  • Swanson Flavor Boost Seafood Flavor
  • Vino de Milo Spicy Roasted Garlic Cream Pasta Sauce
  • Better Bean Wholly Chipotle Bean Dip Chipotle Lime Bean Spread

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SCORE

79

Glutino : Gluten Free Snack Crackers
Sea Salt

TASTE

20 / 30

VALUE

15 / 20

NUTRITION

14 / 15

INGREDIENTS

15 / 15

PREPARATION

5 / 5

APPEARANCE

5 / 5

PACKAGING

5 / 5

SUSTAINABILITY

0 / 5

TOTAL

79 / 100
 

Over the past year we've seen a lot of good gluten free products come to market. Surprisingly so this is not one of them - and it's surprising since Glutino has a lot of very tasty products on the market. When I tasted this cracker the only flavor is that of the oil and I tasted absolutely none of the sea salt. A recipe of 3 different rice flours, brown sugar, sesame seeds, flax, quinoa and amaranth misses the mark. 11 crackers are 150 calories, 6 grams of fat and 3 grams of protein.

$3.39   14 oz

Glutino Food Group
800.363.3438
www.glutino.com

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Glutino : Gluten Free Snack Crackers
SCORE

88

Swanson: Swanson Flavor Boost
Seafood

This product is a HIT!

TASTE

28 / 30

VALUE

18 / 20

NUTRITION

14 / 15

INGREDIENTS

13 / 15

PREPARATION

5 / 5

APPEARANCE

5 / 5

PACKAGING

5 / 5

SUSTAINABILITY

0 / 5

TOTAL

88 / 100
 

The Millennial Generation is all about flavor and easy to prepare foods at home. This is perfect for them. Just add 1 packet, which is a little less than 1/2 ounce, to your recipe and this will add an authentic seafood flavor. The recipe base is tomato puree with spices, sugar, pollack and other natural seafood flavorings. It is high in sodium - 830 mg - and it is convenient, but I'm just wondering if you wouldn't be better off sautéing in some fresh garlic and olive oil and adding your own spices.

$1.99   1.68oz (48g)

Swanson
www.SwansonBroth.com

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Swanson: Swanson Flavor Boost
SCORE

91

Better Bean: Bean Spread
Wholly Chipotle Bean Dip Chipotle Lime

This product is a HIT!

TASTE

27 / 30

VALUE

18 / 20

NUTRITION

15 / 15

INGREDIENTS

15 / 15

PREPARATION

5 / 5

APPEARANCE

5 / 5

PACKAGING

5 / 5

SUSTAINABILITY

1 / 5

TOTAL

91 / 100
 

As we get more sophisticated palates the good news is that there are companies out there who are focused on making delicious, convenient and very tasty foods. This bean dip is one of those products. An ounce of this dip, about 2 tablespoons, is just 35 calories, 1 gram of fat and 2 grams of protein. The taste and texture are terrific, however I don't taste a lot of chipotle. I do get a nice clean and slow burn from the jalapeños, but not much from the chipotle. This is a really delicious product.

$3.99   14 oz

The Better Bean Co
www.betterbeanco.com

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Better Bean: Bean Spread
SCORE

91

Vino de Milo: Creamy Vodka Parmesan Pasta Sauce
Creamy Vodka Parmesan Pasta Sauce

This product is a HIT!

TASTE

28 / 30

VALUE

18 / 20

NUTRITION

14 / 15

INGREDIENTS

15 / 15

PREPARATION

5 / 5

APPEARANCE

5 / 5

PACKAGING

5 / 5

SUSTAINABILITY

1 / 5

TOTAL

91 / 100
 
  • No Artificial Colors
  • No Artificial Flavors
  • No Artificial Preservatives
  • Gluten Free
  • Soy Free
  • Peanut Free
  • Milk Free
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan

I'm a huge fan of arrabiata sauce, but I've never had one that is a combination with a garlic, vodka, cream sauce. It made my tongue happy. Smoother and obviously creamier than a straight arrabiata, but with all that spicy heat. I could see how this sauce would make pasta, seafood, chicken and even sauteed vegetables terrific. The recipe starts off with diced tomatoes and just gets better from there. I love the fact that they identify the local sourcing for cream and garlic vodka, but what about the tomatoes? Where do they come from?

$06.99   25oz

Vino de Milo
740-589-6456
VinoDeMilo.com

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Vino de Milo: Creamy Vodka Parmesan Pasta Sauce
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