New Product Hits & Misses for December 18th, 2013

3 products scored over 90 this week - check them out!

  • Kaibae Baobab 100% Pure Fruit Powder 
  • Starfish Panko Breaded Shrimp Burger 
  • Saffron Road Thai Red Curry Simmer Sauce 
  • Tate + Lyle Organic Turbinado Raw Cane Sugar 
  • Califia Farms Double Espresso Iced Coffee with Almondmilk 

 

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SCORE

83

Kaibae : Baobab Fruit Powder
100% Pure

TASTE

27 / 30

VALUE

14 / 20

NUTRITION

12 / 15

INGREDIENTS

15 / 15

PREPARATION

5 / 5

APPEARANCE

5 / 5

PACKAGING

5 / 5

SUSTAINABILITY

0 / 5

TOTAL

/ 100
 
  • Good Source of Fiber
  • No or Low Fat
  • No or Low Sodium
  • No Added Sugars
  • 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 you've never heard of baobab it's a fruit that resembles a papaya shaped green coconut and has been likened to the flavor of pineapple, pear or melon but not as sweet. This powder is designed to mix in beverages or other foods. 4 tablespoons are just 30 calories, contain 210 mg of potassium and just 2 grams of naturally occurring sugars. While they say that it's rich in antioxidants and is a prebiotic because of the 4 grams of dietary fiber, the nutritionals themselves are not that stunning. 25% vitamin C and 2% calcium per serving. The taste is pleasant and actually reminds me more of the flavor of tea than it did fruit.

$32.00   10 oz

Kaibae
855.GOKAIBAE
www.gokaibae.com

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Kaibae : Baobab Fruit Powder
SCORE

85

Starfish : Shrimp Burger
Panko Breaded

This product is a HIT!

TASTE

29 / 30

VALUE

17 / 20

NUTRITION

12 / 15

INGREDIENTS

12 / 15

PREPARATION

5 / 5

APPEARANCE

5 / 5

PACKAGING

5 / 5

SUSTAINABILITY

0 / 5

TOTAL

/ 100
 
  • Good Source of Protein
  • No Artificial Colors
  • No Artificial Flavors
  • Soy Free
  • Milk Free
  • Tree Nut Free

This is a really cool idea; take 7 whole shrimp, press them together in a patty, bread the patty with panko bread crumbs and bake for about 22 minutes. This 'burger' is very tasty and the shrimp tasted fresh and cooked perfectly. Each patty is 230 calories, 9 grams of protein and 11 grams of fat. My only complaint is I wish they would put on the package the country of origin of the shrimp. No artificial colors or flavors.

$6.99   7 oz (2 burgers)

Starfish, Inc Mukilteo, WA www.star-fish.com
www.star-fish.com

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 Starfish : Shrimp Burger
SCORE

91

Saffron Road: Thai Red Curry
Simmer Sauce

This product is a HIT!

TASTE

29 / 30

VALUE

19 / 20

NUTRITION

13 / 15

INGREDIENTS

14 / 15

PREPARATION

5 / 5

APPEARANCE

5 / 5

PACKAGING

5 / 5

SUSTAINABILITY

1 / 5

TOTAL

/ 100
 
  • No or Low Fat
  • No Artificial Colors
  • No Artificial Flavors
  • No Artificial Preservatives
  • Celiac Certified
  • Gluten Free
  • Soy Free
  • Tree Nut Free
  • Kosher
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan

If you're looking for a flavorful, delicious sauce to add to meat, fish, chicken or vegetables, check this out. True to Thai ingredients and recipes this medium hot sauce is a recipe of water, coconut milk, lemon grass, apple juice, ginger and spices. It has a nice clean flavor and burn. The package is designed for a single serving and does not need refrigeration. Certified Halal, this entire package is 140 calories, 7 grams of fat and over 1100 mg of sodium. No artificial colors, flavors or preservatives.

$2.99   7oz

American Halal Company Inc
203.961.1954 x100
www.saffronroadfood.com

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Saffron Road: Thai Red Curry
SCORE

92

Tate+Lyle: Tate+Lyle Organic Turbinado Raw Cane Sugar
Fairtrade/Organic

This product is a HIT!

TASTE

28 / 30

VALUE

18 / 20

NUTRITION

15 / 15

INGREDIENTS

15 / 15

PREPARATION

5 / 5

APPEARANCE

5 / 5

PACKAGING

4 / 5

SUSTAINABILITY

2 / 5

TOTAL

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

This sugar, although listed on the front of the package as 'raw cane sugar' is actually lightly refined brown sugar - which is what turbinado means. The process actually produces more moisture per crystal than in brown or white sugars. Typically this type of sugar also melts and caramelizes well. The coarser crystals are nice and crunchy and taste more like molasses than sugar. Be sure to store in an airtight container in a cool dark place - because of the moisture it can harden if exposed. Fair Trade and USDA certified organic.

$3.28   24 oz

Domino Foods, Inc
877.205.0235
www.tateandlylesugars.com

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Tate+Lyle: Tate+Lyle Organic Turbinado Raw Cane Sugar
SCORE

93

Califia Farms: Iced Coffee with Almondmilk
Double Espresso

This product is a HIT!

TASTE

30 / 30

VALUE

18 / 20

NUTRITION

13 / 15

INGREDIENTS

14 / 15

PREPARATION

5 / 5

APPEARANCE

5 / 5

PACKAGING

5 / 5

SUSTAINABILITY

3 / 5

TOTAL

/ 100
 
  • Good Source of Calcium
  • No or Low Fat
  • No Artificial Colors
  • No Artificial Flavors
  • Gluten Free
  • Soy Free
  • Milk Free
  • Wheat Free
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan

With a rich aroma and a terrific coffee flavor this cold pressed (which creates a less acidic beverage), dairy and soy free iced coffee is delicious. One 8 ounce glass is just 80 calories , 3 grams of fat and 10 grams of sugars. The only thing that's missing on the package is the amount of caffeine per serving. It's rich in vitamins B, D and E.

$4.99   48 oz

Califia Farms
626.204.0830
www.califiafarms.com

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Califia Farms: Iced Coffee with Almondmilk
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