New Product Hits & Misses for January 8th, 2014

Another 5 HITS this week!

  • Mag Noodles Whole Grain Pennette
  • Robbie's Sweet and Tangy Ketchup 
  • Eight O' Clock Coffee Central Highlands Beans
  • High Road Craft Pistachio, Honey, Ricotta Gelato   
  • Qrunch Quinoa Sweet Curry with Lentils Burgers

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SCORE

87

Robbie's Naturals: Barbeque Sauce
Hickory

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 or Low Sodium
  • No Artificial Colors
  • No Artificial Flavors
  • No Artificial Preservatives
  • Vegetarian

If you're looking for a sweet and I do mean sweet, ketchup this is the one. The ingredients include fructose, honey and apple juice concentrate. One tablespoon is actually 3 grams of sugars which is 1 gram less than Heinz ketchup. However the first ingredient is actually water followed by tomato paste. It's an interesting flavor and I'm sure that kids will love it. While it does tout gluten free on the front of the label it also says that it's packaged in a facility that processes wheat. The flavor will probably compete with the foods you use it on.

$4.99   18 oz

Robbie's Naturals
626.798.9944
www.robbiesnaturals.com

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Robbie's Naturals: Barbeque Sauce
SCORE

87

MagNoodles: MagNoodles Pennette
Pennette

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

1 / 5

TOTAL

87 / 100
 
  • Heart Healthy
  • Good Source of Fiber
  • Good Source of Protein
  • No or Low Fat
  • No or Low Sodium
  • No Added Sugars
  • No Artificial Colors
  • No Artificial Flavors
  • No Artificial Preservatives
  • Soy Free
  • Peanut Free
  • Milk Free
  • Tree Nut Free
  • Made with Organic Ingredients
  • Kosher
  • Vegetarian

I really like this pasta, but it's a little misleading; the front of the package says 'Multi Grain Vegetable Pasta' but actually the ingredient listing contains: wheat, semolina, kamut, spelt along with spinach, carrot, tomato and beet powder. The taste is excellent and it does have only 10 mg of sodium and 7 grams of protein. It also has 35 grams of whole grains per 2 ounce serving. It's also very expensive.

$4.99   10 oz

MagNoodles
724.699.5098
www.magnoodles.com

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MagNoodles: MagNoodles Pennette
SCORE

91

Eight O'Clock Coffee: Whole Beans
Central Highlands

This product is a HIT!

TASTE

26 / 30

VALUE

19 / 20

NUTRITION

15 / 15

INGREDIENTS

15 / 15

PREPARATION

5 / 5

APPEARANCE

5 / 5

PACKAGING

5 / 5

SUSTAINABILITY

1 / 5

TOTAL

91 / 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
  • Gluten Free
  • Soy Free
  • Peanut Free
  • Tree Nut Free
  • Wheat Free
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan

Probably one of the few remnants of the great A & P Tea Company is Eight O' Clock coffee. This latest offering is Rain Forrest Alliance certified and comes from the mountains of Central America. It is a blend  and I really wish they would tell us more specific sourcing and the types of beans in the blend. It's a dark roast with a light aroma, but a very full bodied flavor. Eight O' Clock is still a great value compared to Starbucks.

$6.99   11 oz

Eight O Clock Coffee Company
800.299.2739
www.eightoclock.com

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Eight O'Clock Coffee: Whole Beans
SCORE

91

High Road : Craft Ice Cream
Pistachio Honey Ricotta Craft Gelato

This product is a HIT!

TASTE

30 / 30

VALUE

17 / 20

NUTRITION

14 / 15

INGREDIENTS

15 / 15

PREPARATION

5 / 5

APPEARANCE

4 / 5

PACKAGING

5 / 5

SUSTAINABILITY

1 / 5

TOTAL

91 / 100
 
  • Good Source of Calcium
  • No Artificial Colors
  • No Artificial Flavors
  • No Artificial Preservatives
  • Soy Free
  • Vegetarian

This ice cream company could well be one of the hottest food companies for 2014. A recipe of milk, cream, sugar, pistachio, ricotta cheese, cream cheese, honey, gelatin and sea salt, expertly crafted, makes one of the best gelato that I've ever had. Half a cup is 260 calories and 16 grams of fat, but well worth it. The bits of pistachio are very flavorful and the mouth feel is perfect. You will love it!

$8.00   One Pint

High Road Craft
www.highroadcraft.com

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High Road : Craft Ice Cream
SCORE

94

Qrunch Foods: Qrunch Burgers
Sweet Curry with Lentils

This product is a HIT!

TASTE

30 / 30

VALUE

18 / 20

NUTRITION

15 / 15

INGREDIENTS

15 / 15

PREPARATION

5 / 5

APPEARANCE

4 / 5

PACKAGING

5 / 5

SUSTAINABILITY

2 / 5

TOTAL

94 / 100
 
  • Good Source of Fiber
  • 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
  • Made with Organic Ingredients
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan

Even though they're promoting this as gluten free, it’s not limited to that - this is one of the best veggie burgers I've had. The texture, the mouth feel and the flavor are terrific. Made with a base of millet, quinoa and lentils and mixed with onions, carrots, broccoli, spinach and garlic, these burgers can be made in a toaster oven, toaster, oven, stove top and grill. One burger is 4 grams of protein, 10 grams of fat and 200 mg of sodium. The typical 3 ounce beef burger is about 14 grams of fat.

$5.99   12.8 oz per four pack

QRUNCH Foods
303.570.4113
www.qrunchfoods.com

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Qrunch Foods: Qrunch Burgers
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