Phil's Food Reviews

New Product Hits & Misses for July 9th, 2014

5 great new products this week!

  • Leaf Brands Fruity Farts Candy
  • Pejoy Chocolate Cream Filled Biscuit Sticks
  • Twistos Baked Snack Bites Bruschetta FlavorĀ 
  • Home Made Dressings Smoky Cowboy Rub Smoked Paprika & Chipotle
  • Sun Rype Slim 10 Calories Tropical Mango

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SCORE

76

Leaf Brands: Fruiti Farts
Candy

TASTE

27 / 30

VALUE

12 / 20

NUTRITION

12 / 15

INGREDIENTS

10 / 15

PREPARATION

5 / 5

APPEARANCE

5 / 5

PACKAGING

5 / 5

SUSTAINABILITY

0 / 5

TOTAL

76 / 100
 
  • No or Low Fat
  • No or Low Sodium
  • No Artificial Preservatives
  • Soy Free
  • Milk Free
  • Wheat Free
  • Vegetarian

So you must be wondering why I would review this product. It was one of the highest score winners at the Sweets and Snacks Expo in June. Obviously the name is brilliant marketing for those who are 10 and under. The candy itself is very tasty and fruit flavored and has a slight crunch and effervescence to it. No, it doesn't make any noise. One package is 140 calories and 33 grams of sugars. The ingredients include sugar, dextrose, corn syrup and artificial flavors and colors. I guarantee you are buying this just for the name. Not intended for little kids - these mini sized candies could be a choking hazard.

$1.49   1.25 oz

Leaf Brands
949.424.1664
www.leafbrands.com

Visitor Product Rating

Leaf Brands: Fruiti Farts
SCORE

82

Glico: Pejoy
Chocolate

TASTE

26 / 30

VALUE

19 / 20

NUTRITION

12 / 15

INGREDIENTS

10 / 15

PREPARATION

5 / 5

APPEARANCE

5 / 5

PACKAGING

5 / 5

SUSTAINABILITY

0 / 5

TOTAL

82 / 100
 
  • Good Source of Protein
  • No Artificial Colors
  • Vegetarian

I'm not sure who Pocky's friend is but I want to be his friend. These chocolate filled sticks are delicious and unlike similar products the chocolate itself is very tasty. One complaint is the balance between the chocolate and wafer straw itself is out of balance. I taste a little too much of the wafer. The crunch is perfect. Imported from Thailand. One box, which is approximately 17 sticks is 280 calories, 11 grams of fat and 18 grams of sugars.

$1.99   2.47 oz

Glico
www.glicousa.com/products-pejoy.php

Visitor Product Rating

Glico: Pejoy
SCORE

85

Twistos: Baked Snack Bites
Bruschetta Flavor

This product is a HIT!

TASTE

25 / 30

VALUE

17 / 20

NUTRITION

15 / 15

INGREDIENTS

13 / 15

PREPARATION

5 / 5

APPEARANCE

5 / 5

PACKAGING

5 / 5

SUSTAINABILITY

0 / 5

TOTAL

85 / 100
 
  • No Artificial Colors
  • No Artificial Flavors
  • Soy Free
  • Tree Nut Free
  • Vegetarian

This is a really clever idea and recipe from Frito Lay. 26 of these bites are just 130 calories, 5 grams of fat and 200 mg of sodium. I'd like to see a bit more spice and flavor ...because right now it is the the taste of wheat which overpowers. I could see eating them out of the bag or actually using them with vegetable spreads or even to make mini sandwiches as hors d'oeuvres. Taste? Better than most.

$2.79   5.3 oz

Frito Lay
www.twistos.ca/en/

Visitor Product Rating

Twistos: Baked Snack Bites
SCORE

85

Homemade Dressings: Cowboy Rub
Smoky

This product is a HIT!

TASTE

26 / 30

VALUE

15 / 20

NUTRITION

14 / 15

INGREDIENTS

15 / 15

PREPARATION

5 / 5

APPEARANCE

5 / 5

PACKAGING

5 / 5

SUSTAINABILITY

0 / 5

TOTAL

85 / 100
 
  • No or Low Fat
  • 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

I like the idea of rubs, in fact I like rubs better than marinades. This is just a blend of great spices that are designed to enhance the flavor of whatever you are cooking - beef, chicken, even vegetables. 1/4 teaspoon which is enough for a medium sized steak adds zero calories, zero fat and only 75 mg of sodium. This one is a bit more mild than I like, and could see using this mostly to add flavor to fish and vegetables.

$3.59   2 oz

Homemade Dressings LLC
www.homemadedressings.com

Visitor Product Rating

Homemade Dressings: Cowboy Rub
SCORE

87

SunRype: Slim 10 Calories
Tropical Mango

This product is a HIT!

TASTE

28 / 30

VALUE

16 / 20

NUTRITION

15 / 15

INGREDIENTS

12 / 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
  • Gluten Free
  • Soy Free
  • Peanut Free
  • Milk Free
  • Tree Nut Free
  • Wheat Free
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan

If you're looking for a low calorie beverage, just 10 calories in 8 ounces, that has a good mouth feel and great flavor this is for you. A combination of pineapple and mango this drink contains only 4% juice and is sweetened with erythritol, Sucralose and Sunette. It's nice that we're starting to see more interesting flavors on the shelves.

$2.98   46 fl oz

Sun-Rype Products Ltd.
1.888.786.7973
www.sunrypeusa.com

Visitor Product Rating

SunRype: Slim 10 Calories
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