New Product Hits & Misses for January 15th, 2014

4 out of these 5 new products were HITS!

  • Modern Oats All Natural Chocolate Cherry Oatmeal
  • Amy & Brian Coconut Juice with Lime
  • Imperial Gourmet Chili with Beans made with Beef and Wagyu Beef
  • Doxy's Smoky Chipotle Dressing Starter
  • Bela Lightly Smoked Portugese Sardines with Cayenne Pepper 

 

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SCORE

77

Modern Oats: Modern Oats
Chocolate Cherry

TASTE

24 / 30

VALUE

12 / 20

NUTRITION

12 / 15

INGREDIENTS

15 / 15

PREPARATION

4 / 5

APPEARANCE

4 / 5

PACKAGING

5 / 5

SUSTAINABILITY

1 / 5

TOTAL

77 / 100
 
  • Good Source of Fiber
  • Good Source of Protein
  • No or Low Sodium
  • 100% Whole Grain
  • No Artificial Colors
  • No Artificial Flavors
  • No Artificial Preservatives
  • Celiac Certified
  • Gluten Free
  • Peanut Free
  • Milk Free
  • Wheat Free
  • Kosher
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan

We all know that oatmeal is good for us and I’m sure there are still some people who aren't convinced, however, I'm not sure that by adding chocolate chips and 20 grams of sugars this will convince them. This product is probably not for the shopper who is looking for whole grains, Hallal and organic ingredients. The oats themselves seem to absorb the water and are more mushy than hearty. What does it taste like? A very sweet oatmeal with chocolate chips… which really overpowers the taste of the seeds, nuts and fruit.

$3.25   2.6 oz

Innovative Beverage Concepts, Inc.
www.modernoats.com

Visitor Product Rating

Modern Oats: Modern Oats
SCORE

87

Amy & Brian's Naturals: Coconut Juice
Lime

This product is a HIT!

TASTE

26 / 30

VALUE

16 / 20

NUTRITION

14 / 15

INGREDIENTS

15 / 15

PREPARATION

5 / 5

APPEARANCE

5 / 5

PACKAGING

5 / 5

SUSTAINABILITY

1 / 5

TOTAL

87 / 100
 
  • No or Low Fat
  • No Added Sugars
  • No Artificial Colors
  • No Artificial Flavors
  • No Artificial Preservatives
  • Gluten Free
  • Soy Free
  • Peanut Free
  • Tree Nut Free
  • Wheat Free
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan

Clearly the big trend next year is going to be adding all kinds of ingredients to coconut water. This one is just young coconut water with lime juice, nothing more. A “young” coconut has a much thinner shell with almost no meat and completely filled with coconut water - which makes it preferable for the beverage. This 16 ounce can is just over 100 calories and has 28 grams of sugars. The flavor combination just doesn't seem to work for me. The lime seems to be fighting the coconut and neither one is winning. Product of Thailand.

$2.59   17.5 oz

Amy and Brian's Natural
360.433.2325
www.amyandbriannaturals.com

Visitor Product Rating

Amy & Brian's Naturals: Coconut Juice
SCORE

89

Imperial Beef: Gourmet Chili
Original

This product is a HIT!

TASTE

28 / 30

VALUE

18 / 20

NUTRITION

14 / 15

INGREDIENTS

14 / 15

PREPARATION

5 / 5

APPEARANCE

4 / 5

PACKAGING

5 / 5

SUSTAINABILITY

1 / 5

TOTAL

89 / 100
 
  • Good Source of Fiber
  • Good Source of Protein
  • No Artificial Colors
  • No Artificial Flavors
  • Gluten Free
  • Soy Free
  • Peanut Free
  • Milk Free
  • Wheat Free

If you like chili, check this one out. The flavor is excellent. It's lower in sodium than most other chilis, however it still has 500mg  per cup and has just the right amount of spice. My complaint is that it is too watery, so my recommendation would be to pour out the excess - it looks more like soup than it does this picture. American-style Kobe beef is the cross breeding of Wagyu cattle, brought to the US from Japan in 1976 and then again in 1993 and 1994, with our famed Angus cattle creating  a distinct taste of beef -- the best of both breeds.  

$4.99   12 oz

Imperial Beef, LLC
402.426.8512
www.imperialbeef.com

Visitor Product Rating

Imperial Beef: Gourmet Chili
SCORE

89

Doxy's Fine Foods: Starter
Smoky Chipotle

This product is a HIT!

TASTE

30 / 30

VALUE

15 / 20

NUTRITION

15 / 15

INGREDIENTS

15 / 15

PREPARATION

5 / 5

APPEARANCE

5 / 5

PACKAGING

4 / 5

SUSTAINABILITY

0 / 5

TOTAL

89 / 100
 
  • No or Low Fat
  • No or Low Sodium
  • No or Low Sugar
  • No Added Sugars
  • No Artificial Colors
  • No Artificial Flavors
  • No Artificial Preservatives
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan

I love this idea - a Ziploc bag with garlic, cilantro, salt, chipotle and onion. All ready to mix in oil, in yogurt, in just about any soup or stew and I would even add it to an omelette or even sprinkle on salad or a baked potato. The blend of spices is perfect, but with a retail of $4 for just 1/2 an ounce, it's a bit expensive. Get rid of the expensive box, reduce the price and you'll have a major hit.

$4.00   1.4 oz

Doxy's Fine Foods
www.doxysfinefoods.com

Visitor Product Rating

Doxy's Fine Foods: Starter
SCORE

96

Bela Sardines: Bela-Olhao Sardines
Lightly Smoked Portuguese Sardines in Cayenne Pepper

This product is a HIT!

TASTE

30 / 30

VALUE

18 / 20

NUTRITION

15 / 15

INGREDIENTS

15 / 15

PREPARATION

5 / 5

APPEARANCE

5 / 5

PACKAGING

4 / 5

SUSTAINABILITY

4 / 5

TOTAL

96 / 100
 
  • Good Source of Calcium
  • Good Source of Protein
  • No or Low Sodium
  • No or Low Sugar
  • 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

I really like sardines, they're so healthy and they are packed full of vitamins, omega 3s and protein. These are Portuguese sardines which are very meaty and flavorful. They are packed in extra virgin olive oil with cayenne pepper, are lightly smoked and are absolutely delicious with the right amount of burn. What I hate about sardines are the packages, why can't somebody come up with a package that is easy to open that you don't wind up spilling. Sardines are a good source of calcium (with bones) and these are wild caught. Half a can contains 13 grams of protein.

$3.49   4.5 oz

Bela Sardines
617.245.0490
www.belasardines.com

Visitor Product Rating

Bela Sardines: Bela-Olhao Sardines
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