New Product Hits & Misses for April 16th, 2014

Can you guess which of these 5 New Products scored 96?

  • Doug's Nuts Coconut Beach Crunch
  • Blue Smoke Mild Salsa
  • Three Happy Cows Caramel Greek Yogurt 
  • Happy Tot Best Friends Chocolate Pumpkin Toddlers Cookies 
  • Lundberg Multigrain Shasta Chipotle Lime Chips

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SCORE

80

Doug's : Nuts
Coconut Beach Crunch

TASTE

23 / 30

VALUE

15 / 20

NUTRITION

14 / 15

INGREDIENTS

14 / 15

PREPARATION

5 / 5

APPEARANCE

5 / 5

PACKAGING

4 / 5

SUSTAINABILITY

0 / 5

TOTAL

80 / 100
 
  • Good Source of Fiber
  • No or Low Sodium
  • No Artificial Colors
  • No Artificial Flavors
  • No Artificial Preservatives
  • Peanut Free
  • Milk Free
  • Wheat Free
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan

This is one of those flavor combinations that sounds fabulous, but really isn't. The almonds themselves are a little too sweet (and too hard) and the coconut not flavorful enough ...and they really don't mix flavor-wise with the chocolate chips that well. My recommendation is to empty these out into a bowl and stir, so all the ingredients mix well. One ounce, or a quarter of this bag, is 12 grams of fat, 7 grams of sugars and only 80 mg of sodium.

$4.59   4 oz

Happy Nibbles LLC
541.255.5524
www.dougsnuts.com

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Doug's : Nuts
SCORE

82

Blue Smoke : Salsa
Mild

TASTE

25 / 30

VALUE

15 / 20

NUTRITION

12 / 15

INGREDIENTS

14 / 15

PREPARATION

5 / 5

APPEARANCE

5 / 5

PACKAGING

5 / 5

SUSTAINABILITY

1 / 5

TOTAL

82 / 100
 
  • Heart Healthy
  • No or Low Fat
  • No Artificial Colors
  • No Artificial Flavors
  • No Artificial Preservatives
  • Gluten Free
  • Soy Free
  • Peanut Free
  • Milk Free
  • Tree Nut Free
  • Wheat Free
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan

If your taste buds run to a sweet salsa check this one out. Yes, this is their mild variety - but it should say “sweet” instead. The good news is tomatoes are the first ingredient, but there is added sugar and ketchup. A two ounce serving is only 20 calories with zero grams of fat, but 4 grams of sugars. I could see using this as an ingredient or using as a dip for vegetables instead of chips.

$6.95   16 oz

Blue Smoke Salsa Inc
304.658.3800
www.bluesmokesalsa.com

Visitor Product Rating

Blue Smoke : Salsa
SCORE

86

Three Happy Cows: Caramel Greek Yogurt
Caramel

This product is a HIT!

TASTE

25 / 30

VALUE

16 / 20

NUTRITION

14 / 15

INGREDIENTS

15 / 15

PREPARATION

5 / 5

APPEARANCE

5 / 5

PACKAGING

5 / 5

SUSTAINABILITY

1 / 5

TOTAL

86 / 100
 
  • Good Source of Calcium
  • No or Low Fat
  • No or Low Sodium
  • No Artificial Preservatives
  • Soy Free
  • Peanut Free
  • Tree Nut Free
  • Vegetarian

Greek yogurt now accounts for 52% of all yogurts sold in the supermarket and for a good reason; It has more flavor and protein. I was excited to see this flavor, I've never tasted a caramel yogurt before and they say it's made with real caramel. The yogurt itself tastes great, but frankly I don't taste any caramel. Also I'd like to see them list the names of the live and active cultures on the package. One cup is just 3 grams of fat with 12 grams of sugars and 15 grams of protein.

$1.79   5.3 oz

Three Happy Cows
www.ThreeHappyCows.com

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Three Happy Cows: Caramel Greek Yogurt
SCORE

93

Happy Tot : Best Friends Toddlers Cookies
Chocolate Pumpkin

This product is a HIT!

TASTE

29 / 30

VALUE

18 / 20

NUTRITION

15 / 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
  • Peanut Free
  • Tree Nut Free
  • Wheat Free
  • USDA Certified Organic
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan

These long eared puppy shaped cookies are designed for toddlers, but the taste is terrific for all ages. Made with whole grains: buckwheat, millet and brown rice flour, three cookies are just 30 calories, one gram of fat and 2 grams of sugars. The chocolate flavor is exceptional, but I would like a hint more of the pumpkin. Regardless, this would quickly become any toddler's best friend. You’ll want to pet the dog…but don’t.

$3.79   4.5 oz

Nurture, Inc
www.happyfamilybrands.com

Visitor Product Rating

Happy Tot : Best Friends Toddlers Cookies
SCORE

96

Lundberg Family Farms: Multigrain chips
Shasta Chipotle Lime

This product is a HIT!

TASTE

29 / 30

VALUE

19 / 20

NUTRITION

15 / 15

INGREDIENTS

15 / 15

PREPARATION

5 / 5

APPEARANCE

5 / 5

PACKAGING

5 / 5

SUSTAINABILITY

3 / 5

TOTAL

96 / 100
 
  • 100% Whole Grain
  • No Artificial Colors
  • No Artificial Flavors
  • No Artificial Preservatives
  • Gluten Free
  • Soy Free
  • Peanut Free
  • Milk Free
  • Tree Nut Free
  • Wheat Free
  • USDA Certified Organic
  • Kosher
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan

I've always loved Lundberg's rice crackers and now I love their chips. These are made from a recipe of amaranth, brown rice, chia, corn, flax, garbanzo beans, millet and red and white quinoa. The chipotle and lime combination is flavorful and has a nice clean burn. The chips are prefect by themselves, so make sure you taste them before dipping and choose the dip very carefully so it doesn't interfere with this great taste. One serving - 9 chips - is 130 calories and 2 grams of dietary fiber.

$3.48   6 oz

Lundberg Family Farms
530.538.3500
www.lundberg.com

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Lundberg Family Farms: Multigrain chips
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