New Product Hits & Misses for July 2nd, 2014

The Hit of the Week scored 93 this week!

  • Arnold Sandwich Thins Everything Rolls
  • Aiya America Matcha to Go
  • Gunshot Sauce Original Recipe
  • Slow Food for Fast Lives Cashew Cumin Cauliflower Coconut Bar
  • Blake's Meatloaf Dinner Casserole

 

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SCORE

75

Arnold: Sandwich Thins
Everything Flavor

TASTE

24 / 30

VALUE

12 / 20

NUTRITION

14 / 15

INGREDIENTS

10 / 15

PREPARATION

5 / 5

APPEARANCE

5 / 5

PACKAGING

5 / 5

SUSTAINABILITY

0 / 5

TOTAL

/ 100
 
  • Good Source of Fiber
  • No or Low Sodium
  • No Artificial Colors
  • No Artificial Flavors
  • Tree Nut Free
  • Vegetarian

If you like to make sandwiches on hamburger buns or rolls but want less bread - check these out. These sandwich thins are just 100 calories and have a terrific texture and flavor. They are made from enriched wheat flour and whole wheat flour with a blend of seeds and spices. Each one also contains 2 grams of protein and 2 grams of sugars. This everything spices and seeds tastes great but I'd like to see a bit more flavor. The Sandwich Thins are available nationwide but the name changes by region. In the east they are under the Arnold label, in the Midwest they are under the Brownberry label and in the west they are under the Oroweat label.

$4.29   12 oz

Bimbo Bakeries
www.bimbobakeriesusa.com

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Arnold: Sandwich Thins
SCORE

79

Aiya America: Matcha To Go
Ceremonial Green Tea

TASTE

29 / 30

VALUE

10 / 20

NUTRITION

15 / 15

INGREDIENTS

10 / 15

PREPARATION

5 / 5

APPEARANCE

5 / 5

PACKAGING

5 / 5

SUSTAINABILITY

0 / 5

TOTAL

/ 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
  • Milk Free
  • Wheat Free
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan

Matcha is a fine powder green tea from Japan considered to have more health benefits than regular green tea because it contains the whole leaf. This is all about convenience where you can take one of these packets and add it to a water bottle or into a cup of boiling water. One packet is just 10 calories and the only ingredients are matcha green tea and soluble corn fiber. The taste is a very delightful and rich tea flavor. Make sure you shake it well or you will see the clumps. One downside? The cost - $1.80 each.

$18.80   40 g

Aiya America
310.212.1395
www.aiya-america.com

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Aiya America: Matcha To Go
SCORE

89

Gunshot: Sauce
Original Recipe

This product is a HIT!

TASTE

27 / 30

VALUE

17 / 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 Artificial Colors
  • No Artificial Flavors
  • No Artificial Preservatives
  • Gluten Free
  • Milk Free
  • Wheat Free
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan

This is not just another hot sauce, they use tomatoes instead of ketchup and horseradish root in the ingredients. The burn is nice, the texture is perfect, my only complaint is the added sugars, but in this case I'll let it slide. 20 calories in 2 tablespoons and 2 grams of sugars, but it is higher in sodium than I'd like - 460 mg. This is a great hot sauce that you could use on just about everything, every day.

$5.99   16 oz

Shade Tree Sauce Co., LLC
865.385.3542
www.gunshotsauce.com

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Gunshot: Sauce
SCORE

91

Slow Food for Fast Lives : Slow Bars
Indian

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

0 / 5

TOTAL

/ 100
 
  • Good Source of Fiber
  • Good Source of Protein
  • No or Low Sodium
  • No Artificial Colors
  • No Artificial Flavors
  • No Artificial Preservatives
  • Gluten Free
  • Milk Free
  • Wheat Free
  • Kosher
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan

This is one delicious snack. A recipe of cashews, cauliflower, lentils, coconut, potatoes, peas, mangoes and spices. The bar itself is chewy and you can practically see each ingredient. The slight cumin flavor makes it perfect. One bar is 180 calories, 10 grams of fat and 6 grams of sugars.

$2.50   40 g

Slow Food for Fast Lives
415.759.0950
www.slowfoodforfastlives.com

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Slow Food for Fast Lives : Slow Bars
SCORE

93

Blake's All Natural Foods: Meatloaf Dinner Casserole
Savory

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

1 / 5

TOTAL

/ 100
 
  • Good Source of Fiber
  • Good Source of Protein
  • No Artificial Colors
  • No Artificial Flavors
  • No Artificial Preservatives
  • Soy Free
  • Peanut Free
  • Tree Nut Free

This is one of the best microwaveable meatloaf I've ever had. The meatloaf itself is a recipe of ground beef, eggs, breadcrumbs, cheese, spices and vegetables. The mashed potato topping is made from red skin potatoes. This certainly is a satisfying lunch or dinner, my only recommendation is to add a bit more of the delicious gravy and a little less of the mashed potatoes, even though they are great. One serving has 11 grams of protein, 18 grams of fat and 310 calories.

$3.99   8 oz

Blake's All Natural Foods
603.225.3532
www.blakesallnatural.com

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Blake's All Natural Foods: Meatloaf Dinner Casserole
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