New Product Hits & Misses for June 25th, 2014

Check out these 5 new products!

  • Pretzel Perfection Salted Caramel Clusters
  • Buen Sabor Spicy Turkey & Lentil Pastelon
  • Brothers All Natural Fruit Clusters Raspberry Fuji Apple
  • Marquis 03 Mango Ginger
  • Deception Salsa Insanity Hot Tomato Salsa Heat Index 8

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SCORE

79

Pretzel Perfection: Salted Caramel Clusters
Salted Caramel

TASTE

23 / 30

VALUE

15 / 20

NUTRITION

13 / 15

INGREDIENTS

13 / 15

PREPARATION

5 / 5

APPEARANCE

5 / 5

PACKAGING

5 / 5

SUSTAINABILITY

0 / 5

TOTAL

79 / 100
 

There's way too much going on here; dark chocolate chips, gluten free pretzels and caramel. While it all sounds great together the dark chocolate taste overpowers all the other flavors. I can't taste the caramel and the pretzels are mushy and have no flavor. One bag, which is 3 pieces has just under 200 calories, 9 grams of fat and just over 16 grams of sugars.

$03.75   1.5 oz

Pretzel Perfection
800.309.7264
pretzelperfection.com

Visitor Product Rating

Pretzel Perfection: Salted Caramel Clusters
SCORE

84

Buen Sabor: Pastelon de Pavo Picante y Lentejas
Spicy Turkey & Lentil

TASTE

27 / 30

VALUE

15 / 20

NUTRITION

12 / 15

INGREDIENTS

15 / 15

PREPARATION

5 / 5

APPEARANCE

3 / 5

PACKAGING

5 / 5

SUSTAINABILITY

2 / 5

TOTAL

84 / 100
 

A pastelon is a Puerto Rican lasagna with plantains. While the finished product looks nothing like the picture on the package the taste is excellent. A recipe of plantains, brown lentils, ground turkey, cheese, potatoes, vegetables and spices is actually very satisfying and perfectly seasoned. The food itself comes in a paperboard tray that you can microwave or cook in a conventional oven. Get past the aroma while cooking and the visual in the tray; and this is one terrific meal. 300 calories, 9 grams of fat, 7 grams of protein, but it also contains 18 grams of naturally occurring sugars and 1140 mg of sodium for the whole serving.

$4.99   9 oz

Good Tastes, PBC
978.225.1557 x 307(t)
www.Buen-Sabor.com

Visitor Product Rating

Buen Sabor: Pastelon de Pavo Picante y Lentejas
SCORE

86

Brothers-All-Natural: Fruit Clusters
Raspberry Apple

This product is a HIT!

TASTE

25 / 30

VALUE

16 / 20

NUTRITION

15 / 15

INGREDIENTS

15 / 15

PREPARATION

5 / 5

APPEARANCE

5 / 5

PACKAGING

5 / 5

SUSTAINABILITY

0 / 5

TOTAL

86 / 100
 

These are sweet fruit based snacks that are freeze dried, very flavorful and very crunchy. The ingredients are Fuji apples, raspberry, fruit pectin and apple juice concentrate. The ingredients are imported from Chile, China or Mexico as well as from here in the US. There's no sugar added, but in this 1 1/4 ounce bag there are 24 grams of naturally occurring sugars. It's a wonderful alternative for kids. The raspberry flavor does overpower the apple flavor a bit.

$3.75   1.25 oz

Brothers International Food Corporation
585.343.3007
www.brothersallnatural.com

Visitor Product Rating

Brothers-All-Natural: Fruit Clusters
SCORE

89

Marquis : O3
Mango Ginger

This product is a HIT!

TASTE

29 / 30

VALUE

15 / 20

NUTRITION

14 / 15

INGREDIENTS

14 / 15

PREPARATION

5 / 5

APPEARANCE

5 / 5

PACKAGING

5 / 5

SUSTAINABILITY

2 / 5

TOTAL

89 / 100
 

What will it take for package designers to understand that you can't read white letters on a yellow background? Having said that this zero calorie, sweetened with erythritol and stevia lightly carbonated beverage is delicious. Just the right balance between the lemon, mango, ginger, green tea and yerba mate. Definitely a terrific replacement for traditional soda and also gives you 100% of vitamin B6 and vitamin C, 250% vitamin B12 and 100% niacin. So what is this really? An energy drink that tastes good.

$2.99   12 oz

Krier Foods
920.994.2469
www.drinkmarquis.com

Visitor Product Rating

Marquis : O3
SCORE

91

Deception Salsa: Insanity
Hot Tomato Salsa

This product is a HIT!

TASTE

29 / 30

VALUE

17 / 20

NUTRITION

14 / 15

INGREDIENTS

15 / 15

PREPARATION

5 / 5

APPEARANCE

5 / 5

PACKAGING

5 / 5

SUSTAINABILITY

1 / 5

TOTAL

91 / 100
 

This salsa is not only hot, but delicious. A wonderful recipe made from real tomatoes, not ketchup - this is delicious. A zesty blend of onion, habanero, green bell, red hot cherry, serrano, jalapeƱo and thai peppers. 2 tablespoons are just 20 calories and 3 grams of sugars. My one complaint is that I like my salsa a little thicker and find this one to be a tiny bit runny. Pour out some of the liquid and its perfect.

$5.69   12 oz

Deception Salsa
410.353.2861
www.deceptionsalsa.com

Visitor Product Rating

Deception Salsa: Insanity
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