New Product Hits & Misses for March 12th, 2014

Find out which of these 5 new products scored 90

  • Biscottea Roasted Onion & Jalapeño Savoury Shortbread  
  • Wellaby's Gluten Free Classic Cheese Ups 
  • Caffe Vergnano 1882 Intenso Espresso Capsules 
  • Chuck's Hot Salsa 
  • Perugina Chocolate Hazelnut Baci Bar

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SCORE

83

Wellaby's: Cheese Ups
Classic Cheese

TASTE

26 / 30

VALUE

16 / 20

NUTRITION

12 / 15

INGREDIENTS

15 / 15

PREPARATION

5 / 5

APPEARANCE

5 / 5

PACKAGING

4 / 5

SUSTAINABILITY

0 / 5

TOTAL

83 / 100
 
  • No or Low Sugar
  • No Added Sugars
  • No Artificial Colors
  • No Artificial Flavors
  • No Artificial Preservatives
  • Celiac Certified
  • Gluten Free
  • Soy Free
  • Peanut Free
  • Tree Nut Free
  • Wheat Free
  • Vegetarian

These cheese crisps are actually pretty tasty. Baked and gluten free and the second ingredient is gouda cheese. They say that 43% of the product is actually cheese. 4 1/2 grams of fat for about 1/3 of the container, with 4 grams of protein. One complaint is the package through settling only contains about this much (about 1/3) and wait, another complaint, most are actually broken. No artificial colors or preservatives and celiac certified.

$2.99   3 oz

InterNatural Foods
973.338.0300
www.wellabys.com

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Wellaby's: Cheese Ups
SCORE

83

Biscottea: Savory Shortbread
Roasted Onion & Jalapeno

TASTE

25 / 30

VALUE

15 / 20

NUTRITION

13 / 15

INGREDIENTS

15 / 15

PREPARATION

5 / 5

APPEARANCE

5 / 5

PACKAGING

5 / 5

SUSTAINABILITY

0 / 5

TOTAL

83 / 100
 
  • No or Low Sodium
  • No Artificial Colors
  • No Artificial Flavors
  • No Artificial Preservatives
  • Soy Free
  • Vegetarian

You might like this, but for me the idea of a savory shortbread is an oxymoron. There's a little bit of fighting going on in my mouth and the winners are... the onion and jalapeño, the loser… being slightly sweet. They recommend serving it with cheese, but also as a snack with cocktails. With a cocktail it might actually work. One cookie is 50 calories, 3 grams of fat and about 1 1/2 grams of sugars. No artificial colors or preservatives. Imported from Scotland.

$3.99   3.8 oz

Biscottea Baking Company, LLC
206.695.2614
biscottea.com

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Biscottea: Savory Shortbread
SCORE

89

Chuck's Salsa: Chuck's
Hot

This product is a HIT!

TASTE

28 / 30

VALUE

16 / 20

NUTRITION

15 / 15

INGREDIENTS

15 / 15

PREPARATION

5 / 5

APPEARANCE

4 / 5

PACKAGING

5 / 5

SUSTAINABILITY

1 / 5

TOTAL

89 / 100
 
  • No or Low Fat
  • No or Low Sodium
  • No Artificial Colors
  • No Artificial Flavors
  • No Artificial Preservatives
  • Gluten Free
  • Soy Free
  • Milk Free
  • Tree Nut Free
  • Wheat Free
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan

I love spicy salsa and I love chunky salsa. This wins one in one of those, the flavor is terrific with tomatoes as the first ingredient and peaches the second. The onions and peppers create a wonderful flavor and burn and aside from making it a little chunkier it could be a perfect salsa. 2 tablespoons are just 15 calories. I could see using this on chicken or fish and certainly on grilled vegetables, with chips it's probably too runny.

$5.99   16 oz

Chuck's Salsa LLC
724.513.5708
www.chuckssalsa.com

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Chuck's Salsa: Chuck's
SCORE

89

Caffe' Vergnano 1882: Espresso Intenso
Intenso

This product is a HIT!

TASTE

26 / 30

VALUE

19 / 20

NUTRITION

15 / 15

INGREDIENTS

15 / 15

PREPARATION

5 / 5

APPEARANCE

5 / 5

PACKAGING

4 / 5

SUSTAINABILITY

0 / 5

TOTAL

89 / 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
  • Milk Free
  • Tree Nut Free
  • Wheat Free
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan

I have to start out this review by saying I'm an all time fanatic fan of Nespresso. These are made to fit the Nespresso machines but rather than being made from metal they are made of plastic. The coffee itself is a medium roast, slightly bitter, true to the authentic Italian espresso. I really like that on the package they list the amount of caffeine for both a single and a double. They're about the same price as Nespresso who has a much broader assortment of blends and frankly I love how they specify the country of origin for each of their many blends. Would I switch? Not yet, Imported from Italy.

$5.99   1.8 oz

Caffe Vergnano
www.espresso.caffevergnano.com/en-eng/

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Caffe' Vergnano 1882: Espresso Intenso
SCORE

90

Perugina: Double Layer Baci Bar
Chocolate Hazelnut

This product is a HIT!

TASTE

29 / 30

VALUE

17 / 20

NUTRITION

13 / 15

INGREDIENTS

15 / 15

PREPARATION

5 / 5

APPEARANCE

5 / 5

PACKAGING

5 / 5

SUSTAINABILITY

1 / 5

TOTAL

90 / 100
 
  • No Artificial Colors
  • No Artificial Preservatives
  • Soy Free
  • Vegetarian

Attention all you chocolate lovers out there. This is a layer of dark chocolate with a layer of hazelnut milk chocolate with hazelnuts in between. In fact 8% of the bar is actually whole hazelnuts and another almost 4% chopped hazelnuts. One third of the bar is about 280 calories with just over 3 grams of protein and 19 grams of fat. But I know what you want to know - how does it taste? Terrific. You’ll enjoy!

$4.35   5.2 ounces

Perugina
973.404.8300
www.perugina.com

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Perugina: Double Layer Baci Bar
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