New Product Hits & Misses for January 1st, 2014

The first 5 New Products of the New Year!

  • Go Veggie Dairy Free Cream Cheese Alternative
  • Madhava Organic Salted Caramel Coffee Syrup 
  • Nabisco GF Brown Rice Sea Salt & Pepper Rice Thins
  • RW Knudsen Nature's Peak Tropical Veggie Blend
  • Nutiva Organic Red Palm Oil

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SCORE

84

GO Veggie!: Dairy Free Cream Cheese
Strawberry

TASTE

26 / 30

VALUE

16 / 20

NUTRITION

13 / 15

INGREDIENTS

13 / 15

PREPARATION

5 / 5

APPEARANCE

5 / 5

PACKAGING

5 / 5

SUSTAINABILITY

1 / 5

TOTAL

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

The texture is just like cream cheese, the strawberry flavor is perfect and not overpowering or artificial tasting. The only thing that might take some getting used to is the taste of the coconut oil. Two tablespoons are 7 grams of fat and it does contain 3 grams of sugars. One thing to note is unlike regular cream cheese this only has 1 gram of protein compared to about 2 grams. Not for a die-hard Philadelphia cream cheese lover.

$3.49   8 oz

Galaxy Nutrition Foods Inc
800.441.9419
www.goveggiefoods.com

Visitor Product Rating

GO Veggie!: Dairy Free Cream Cheese
SCORE

86

Madhava Natural Sweeteners: Organic Coffee Syrup
Salted Caramel

This product is a HIT!

TASTE

26 / 30

VALUE

15 / 20

NUTRITION

13 / 15

INGREDIENTS

15 / 15

PREPARATION

5 / 5

APPEARANCE

5 / 5

PACKAGING

5 / 5

SUSTAINABILITY

2 / 5

TOTAL

/ 100
 
  • No or Low Fat
  • No or Low Sodium
  • No Artificial Colors
  • No Artificial Flavors
  • No Artificial Preservatives
  • Soy Free
  • Peanut Free
  • Made with Organic Ingredients
  • Kosher
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan

This syrup is a base of organic agave with salted caramel flavor and salt added. It is very sweet tasting and even though there's no coffee or coffee extract in the ingredients, it tastes more like coffee than it does caramel. They recommend adding it to your coffee, but I could also see other uses, such as on waffles or pancakes, or even drizzling it on ice cream. But a word of caution, one tablespoon is 60 calories and 16 grams of sugars. So just a little, please.

$5.79   9.9 fl oz

Madhava Natural Sweetener
303.823.9900
www.madhavasweeteners.com

Visitor Product Rating

Madhava Natural Sweeteners: Organic Coffee Syrup
SCORE

90

Nabisco : Gluten Free Rice Thins
Brown Rice Sea Salt & Pepper

This product is a HIT!

TASTE

28 / 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 Sodium
  • No Artificial Flavors
  • Gluten Free
  • Peanut Free
  • Kosher
  • Vegetarian

This is one of the best rice crackers that I've tasted. So many of the rice crackers on the market are either too crunchy or too waxy tasting, not this one. 13 Rice Thins are 120 calories, only 2 grams of fat, 19 grams of whole grains and have less than 1 gram of sugars. They're baked, not fried and the recipe of Sea Salt & Pepper is perfect, just a little note of pepper at the end. Gluten free products just keep getting better and less expensive by the day.

$3.69   3.5 oz

Mondelez Global LLC
800.622.4726
www.snackworks.com

Visitor Product Rating

Nabisco : Gluten Free Rice Thins
SCORE

93

RW Knudsen : Nature's Peak
Tropical Veggie Blend

This product is a HIT!

TASTE

29 / 30

VALUE

19 / 20

NUTRITION

14 / 15

INGREDIENTS

15 / 15

PREPARATION

5 / 5

APPEARANCE

5 / 5

PACKAGING

5 / 5

SUSTAINABILITY

1 / 5

TOTAL

/ 100
 
  • 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

This blend of pineapple, carrot, mango, sweet potato and banana is delicious and nutritious, with 150% of the RDA for vitamin A in just 8 ounces. It is 110 calories and 19 grams of naturally occurring sugars from the fruit; there's no added sugar. I could see drinking this by itself or even adding a touch of sparkling water or champagne! We know we should be eating more fruit and vegetables every day and this is a great way to get those nutrients. This flavor combo is great for adults and kids.

$4.50   32 oz

Knudsen & Sons
888.569.6993
www.rwknudsenfamily.com

Visitor Product Rating

RW Knudsen : Nature's Peak
SCORE

95

Nutiva : Red Palm Oil
Organic

This product is a HIT!

TASTE

29 / 30

VALUE

17 / 20

NUTRITION

15 / 15

INGREDIENTS

15 / 15

PREPARATION

5 / 5

APPEARANCE

5 / 5

PACKAGING

5 / 5

SUSTAINABILITY

4 / 5

TOTAL

/ 100
 
  • No or Low Sodium
  • No or Low Sugar
  • No Added Sugars
  • No Artificial Colors
  • No Artificial Flavors
  • No Artificial Preservatives
  • Soy Free
  • Peanut Free
  • USDA Certified Organic
  • Kosher
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan

I bet you've never seen this before - the reddish/orange color is natural to the oil, no colors added here, and there's no ingredients besides organic red palm oil. Like all fats, one tablespoon is 14 grams of fat. Red palm oil is nutrient dense, with betacarotene and vitamins A and E. The texture is like a whipped butter and actually it tastes close to butter than it does to oil. The best use is in sauces and medium heat sautéing, but they do have more recommendations as well.

$8.99   15 fl oz

Nutiva
800.993.4367
www.nutiva.com

Visitor Product Rating

 Nutiva : Red Palm Oil
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