New Product Hits & Misses for February 26th, 2014

4 HITS this week!

  • Lindt¬†Chocolate Cranberry Pistachio White Chocolate Bark
  • Saffron Road Dessert Salted Caramel Cheesecake Mini Tarts¬†
  • Bumble Bee Superfresh Tilapia with Garlic and EVOO
  • Republic of Tea Toasted Coconut Black Hi Caf Tea
  • Tribe Limited Batch Cocktail Time Hummus

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SCORE

76

Lindt: Lindt Chocolate Bark
White Chocolate Cranberry Pistachio Bark

TASTE

23 / 30

VALUE

14 / 20

NUTRITION

12 / 15

INGREDIENTS

13 / 15

PREPARATION

5 / 5

APPEARANCE

4 / 5

PACKAGING

5 / 5

SUSTAINABILITY

0 / 5

TOTAL

76 / 100
 
  • No or Low Sodium
  • No Artificial Colors
  • No Artificial Preservatives
  • Soy Free
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan

Let me start the review by telling you I'm not fond of white chocolate and back in 2004 since so many people were making white chocolate that didn't have any cacao the FDA regulated it so that it must have at least 20% cocoa butter, 14% milk solids and 3.5% milk fat to be called white chocolate now. The pieces of this bark look nothing like the picture and have far fewer cranberries and pistachios. The taste, unlike a dark chocolate is more creamy and sweet, almost like eating butter or oil.

$12.00   6.4 oz

Lindt & Sprungli USA Inc
www.lindt.com

Visitor Product Rating

Lindt: Lindt Chocolate Bark
SCORE

86

Saffron Road: Dessert Mini Tarts
Salted Caramel Cheesecake

This product is a HIT!

TASTE

26 / 30

VALUE

18 / 20

NUTRITION

13 / 15

INGREDIENTS

15 / 15

PREPARATION

5 / 5

APPEARANCE

4 / 5

PACKAGING

5 / 5

SUSTAINABILITY

0 / 5

TOTAL

86 / 100
 
  • No or Low Sodium
  • No Artificial Colors
  • No Artificial Flavors
  • Peanut Free
  • Kosher
  • Vegetarian

These are perfect for a fancy dinner party or just a self indulgent snack. Each mini tart is just 50 calories and 2 1/2 grams of fat. The caramel cheesecake filling is extraordinary. The filo dough shell isn't as crispy as it should be, nor is it baked to the golden brown that you see on the front of the package. All you do is let them thaw and pop them in your mouth. Certified halal. No artificial colors or preservatives. Bake the shells a little longer please?

$8.99   6.2 oz

American Halal Company Inc
www.saffronroadfood.com

Visitor Product Rating

Saffron Road: Dessert Mini Tarts
SCORE

87

Bumble Bee : Superfresh
Tilapia with Garlic and Extra Virgin Olive Oil

This product is a HIT!

TASTE

28 / 30

VALUE

17 / 20

NUTRITION

14 / 15

INGREDIENTS

15 / 15

PREPARATION

3 / 5

APPEARANCE

5 / 5

PACKAGING

5 / 5

SUSTAINABILITY

0 / 5

TOTAL

87 / 100
 
  • Heart Healthy
  • Good Source of Protein
  • No or Low Fat
  • No Added Sugars
  • No Artificial Colors
  • No Artificial Flavors
  • No Artificial Preservatives
  • Soy Free
  • Peanut Free

One of the biggest problems in getting people to eat more fish, and get the health benefits, is that people say they don't know how to cook fish. This could change all that. A recipe of extra virgin olive oil, garlic, sea salt, sugar and black pepper is already added to the filet. All you do is take this package, peel it open, put the fish with the seasonings already on it, into this parchment and bake. The instructions said to bake for 17 minutes but we had to cook it for an additional 7 minutes or so. The tilapia and the seasonings are perfect and each filet is 25 grams of protein. My one concern is that it also has 460 mg of sodium and it actually tastes a little too salty.

$8.99   9.2 oz

Bumble Bee Foods, LLC
855.805.4658
www.bumblebeesuperfresh.com

Visitor Product Rating

Bumble Bee : Superfresh
SCORE

90

The Republic of Tea: HiCaf Tea Bags
Toasted Coconut

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

0 / 5

TOTAL

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

If you're looking for extra caffeine and don't want to go the route of an energy drink, this is for you. Almost 3 times the amount as regular tea - 140 mg of caffeine! It's a recipe of black tea, green tea extract, licorice and natural coconut flavor. The coconut is not overpowering and just adds a nice, delicate coconut flavor. Remember though, for those who might have a caffeine sensitivity, this is not for you.

$13.00   50 Tea Bags/2.8 oz

The Republic of Tea
800.298.4832
www.republicoftea.com

Visitor Product Rating

The Republic of Tea: HiCaf Tea Bags
SCORE

93

Tribe: Cocktail Time
Hummus

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 Sodium
  • No or Low Sugar
  • No Artificial Colors
  • No Artificial Flavors
  • No Artificial Preservatives
  • Gluten Free
  • Soy Free
  • Peanut Free
  • Milk Free
  • Tree Nut Free
  • Wheat Free
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan

I never thought of hummus and horseradish complementing each other, but this recipe does exactly that. The horseradish flavor is perfect and doesn't overpower the hummus. I could see serving this by itself as a dip and even using is as a spread on chicken or fish. One ounce is just 50 calories, 135 mg of sodium and zero grams of sugars. My only complaint is - who prints the ingredients statements in white on a silver background?

$3.49   8 oz

Tribe Mediterranean Foods
www.tribehummus.com

Visitor Product Rating

Tribe: Cocktail Time
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