Phil's Food Reviews

New Product Hits & Misses for April 2nd, 2014

4 out of these 5 new products are HITS!

  • Kellogg's Nutri-Grain Blueberry Bliss Fruit and Oat Harvest 
  • Simply Protein Crunch with Raspberry and Coconut
  • Skinny Girl Sparklers Pink Grapefruit Sparkling Water
  • Domino Flip Top Quick Dissolve Pure Cane Sugar 
  • Kitchen Table Bakers Chia Seed Parmesan Crisps

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SCORE

81

Kellogg's Nutri-Grain : Fruit and Oat Harvest
Blueberry Bliss

TASTE

24 / 30

VALUE

18 / 20

NUTRITION

13 / 15

INGREDIENTS

11 / 15

PREPARATION

5 / 5

APPEARANCE

5 / 5

PACKAGING

5 / 5

SUSTAINABILITY

0 / 5

TOTAL

81 / 100
 
  • Good Source of Fiber
  • No or Low Sodium
  • Vegetarian

This bar is basically an oat bar with fruit on top. The blueberry flavor is good and actually comes from concentrated blueberry puree.Each bar is 5 grams of fiber, 15 grams of sugars and only 5 grams of protein. Naturally and artificially flavored, the taste is good, but the texture is a little bit more chewy than I prefer.  One thing to note is it does have 15 grams of sugars, both naturally occurring and from added sugars.

$3.59   5 x 1.76 oz bars

Kellogg Sales Co
800.962.1413
www.kelloggs.com

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Kellogg's Nutri-Grain : Fruit and Oat Harvest
SCORE

86

Skinny Girl : Sparklers
Pink Grapefruit Sparkling Water

This product is a HIT!

TASTE

26 / 30

VALUE

18 / 20

NUTRITION

15 / 15

INGREDIENTS

11 / 15

PREPARATION

5 / 5

APPEARANCE

5 / 5

PACKAGING

5 / 5

SUSTAINABILITY

1 / 5

TOTAL

86 / 100
 
  • No or Low Sodium
  • No Artificial Colors
  • No Artificial Flavors
  • Gluten Free
  • Soy Free
  • Peanut Free
  • Milk Free
  • Tree Nut Free
  • Wheat Free
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan

This is just 10 calories for the entire 17 ounce bottle, with 2 grams of sugars. The aroma and flavor are excellent. It contains 5% grapefruit juice, along with other sugars and artificial sweeteners, extracts of maqui berry, acai and green tea. There is a long list of ingredients, including niacinamide and other B vitamins, so read the label before you sip.

$1.29   17 oz

Arizona Beverages USA LLC
800.832.3775
www.drinkarizona.com

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Skinny Girl : Sparklers
SCORE

86

Simply Protein : Crunch
Raspberry and Coconut

This product is a HIT!

TASTE

26 / 30

VALUE

15 / 20

NUTRITION

15 / 15

INGREDIENTS

15 / 15

PREPARATION

5 / 5

APPEARANCE

5 / 5

PACKAGING

5 / 5

SUSTAINABILITY

0 / 5

TOTAL

86 / 100
 
  • Heart Healthy
  • Good Source of Fiber
  • Good Source of Calcium
  • Good Source of Protein
  • No or Low Sodium
  • No Added Sugars
  • No Artificial Colors
  • No Artificial Flavors
  • Gluten Free
  • Wheat Free
  • Vegetarian

This is one of the most clever uses of whey that I've ever tasted. Whey is basically a by product of making cheese and since it's high in protein it's been used as an ingredient to increase nutritional value. These are actually little puffs that are made from a recipe primarily of whey and rice flour with inulin, raspberries and coconut. One third of the bag is just 110 calories, 2 1/2 grams of fat and 10 grams of protein. But how does it taste? Fabulous!

$6.99   3.7 oz

Wellness Foods Inc
www.healthysimplychoices.com

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Simply Protein : Crunch
SCORE

90

Domino Flip Top : Pure Cane Sugar
Quick Dissolve

This product is a HIT!

TASTE

30 / 30

VALUE

14 / 20

NUTRITION

15 / 15

INGREDIENTS

15 / 15

PREPARATION

5 / 5

APPEARANCE

5 / 5

PACKAGING

5 / 5

SUSTAINABILITY

1 / 5

TOTAL

90 / 100
 
  • No or Low Fat
  • No or Low Sodium
  • No Artificial Colors
  • No Artificial Flavors
  • No Artificial Preservatives
  • Gluten Free
  • Soy Free
  • Peanut Free
  • Milk Free
  • Tree Nut Free
  • Wheat Free
  • Kosher
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan

This needless to say, is all about the package. As the price of sugar continues to increase less consumers are buying 5 pound bags of sugar which aren't 5 pound bags anymore and many are trying to cut back on sugar consumption overall. This package is certainly handy and is designed to remove the entire label to make it more attractive to leave right on the table. This is their Quick Dissolve, which basically just means finer granules so it's perfect to add to cold, or room temperature beverages. What does it taste like? Seriously? Sugar!

$3.00   12 oz

Domino Foods, Inc
800.729.4840
www.dominosugar.com

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Domino Flip Top : Pure Cane Sugar
SCORE

91

Kitchen Table Bakers: Parmesan Crisps
Chia Seed

This product is a HIT!

TASTE

29 / 30

VALUE

18 / 20

NUTRITION

14 / 15

INGREDIENTS

15 / 15

PREPARATION

5 / 5

APPEARANCE

5 / 5

PACKAGING

5 / 5

SUSTAINABILITY

0 / 5

TOTAL

91 / 100
 
  • Good Source of Calcium
  • Good Source of Protein
  • No Added Sugars
  • No Artificial Colors
  • No Artificial Flavors
  • No Artificial Preservatives
  • Gluten Free
  • Soy Free
  • Peanut Free
  • Tree Nut Free
  • Wheat Free
  • Vegetarian

We first reviewed this back in 2006 and now they've jumped on the trend and actually added chia seeds, which is a good addition and balances out nicely with the parmesan. These are a bit more crunchy because of the chia seeds, which is a good thing. 7 grams of protein in 3 crisps and just 80 calories. These are a great alternative for snacking - wheat, gluten and sugar free. Made with non-animal rennet cheese.

$5.99   3 oz

Kitchen Table Bakers
516.931.5113
www.kitchentablebakers.com

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Kitchen Table Bakers: Parmesan Crisps
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