Phil's Food Reviews

New Product Hits & Misses for May 14th, 2014

5 great new products this week!

  • Belvoir Fruit Farms Elderflower Lemonade 
  • Uniquely Greek Feta Cheese Spreads Spicy Creamy Buffalo
  • Lady Jane Gourmet Seed Co Fabulous Flap Jack Mix
  • Food Should Taste Good Cinnamon Sugar Pita Puffs 
  • Silk Original Almondmilk Protein & Fiber

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SCORE

81

Belvoir Fruit Farms: Lemonade
Elderflower

TASTE

25 / 30

VALUE

12 / 20

NUTRITION

13 / 15

INGREDIENTS

15 / 15

PREPARATION

5 / 5

APPEARANCE

5 / 5

PACKAGING

5 / 5

SUSTAINABILITY

1 / 5

TOTAL

81 / 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
  • Kosher
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan

This is an interesting twist on a lightly carbonated beverage. Take spring water, beet sugar, fresh elder flowers and lemon juice and it creates a refreshing but distinct flavor. I wouldn't recommend drinking this with food as the flavor could actually overpower. This could be perfect for a spring or summer picnic or a day at the beach. 100 calories with a whopping 25 grams of sugars. Imported from the UK.

$3.50   8.4 fl oz

Brands Within Reach, LLC
847.720.9090
www.belvoirfruitfarms.co.uk/

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Belvoir Fruit Farms: Lemonade
SCORE

83

Uniquely Greek: Spreads
Creamy Buffalo

TASTE

28 / 30

VALUE

14 / 20

NUTRITION

13 / 15

INGREDIENTS

13 / 15

PREPARATION

5 / 5

APPEARANCE

5 / 5

PACKAGING

4 / 5

SUSTAINABILITY

1 / 5

TOTAL

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

This is actually a very good spread, the spice, which actually comes from hot sauce and jalapeños, is delicious and has a nice smooth burn. One thing that's a bit misleading is while it says in big letters Feta Cheese Spread across the package the first ingredient is actually cream cheese and the second feta. A little misleading? Two tablespoons contain 6 grams of fat and 191 mg of sodium.

$6.00   6.5 oz

Uniquely Greeek
614.794.2008
www.uniquely-greek.com

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Uniquely Greek: Spreads
SCORE

91

Food Should Taste Good: Pita Puffs
Cinnamon Sugar

This product is a HIT!

TASTE

28 / 30

VALUE

18 / 20

NUTRITION

15 / 15

INGREDIENTS

15 / 15

PREPARATION

5 / 5

APPEARANCE

5 / 5

PACKAGING

5 / 5

SUSTAINABILITY

0 / 5

TOTAL

91 / 100
 
  • No Artificial Colors
  • No Artificial Flavors
  • No Artificial Preservatives
  • Peanut Free
  • Milk Free
  • Tree Nut Free
  • Kosher
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan

You're going to love these - just the right mix of sugar, cinnamon and salt, in perfect balance with each other. These are light and crispy and fun to eat. One ounce, or 34 puffs, are 120 calories, 3 grams of sugars and 3 grams of protein. The recipe is a combination of wheat, whole wheat, rye, oat, wheat bran, barley and brown rice flours. It's a combination that works really well. Imported from Canada.

$2.99   4.0 oz

Food Should Taste Good Inc
877.588.3784
www.foodshouldtastegood.com

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Food Should Taste Good: Pita Puffs
SCORE

91

Lady Jane Gourmet Seed Co: Fabulous Flap Jacks
a gluten free, high protein hemp flour blend pancake mix

This product is a HIT!

TASTE

29 / 30

VALUE

16 / 20

NUTRITION

15 / 15

INGREDIENTS

15 / 15

PREPARATION

5 / 5

APPEARANCE

5 / 5

PACKAGING

5 / 5

SUSTAINABILITY

1 / 5

TOTAL

91 / 100
 
  • Heart Healthy
  • Good Source of Fiber
  • Good Source of Protein
  • No Artificial Colors
  • No Artificial Flavors
  • No Artificial Preservatives
  • Vegetarian

This is without question the best pancake mix I've ever had. Except for maybe the ones that my grandma used to make. This recipe is a base of hemp, white rice, brown rice and sorghum flours. It cooked and browned perfectly with just a hint of crispiness. All you have to do is add milk and an egg and the result are delicious pancakes. Hemp is one of the most nutritious and sustainable crops and I'm glad to see it's being used here. 10 grams of protein, 4 grams of dietary fiber and 4 grams of sugars. Note: The score has been updated and differs from the video: 1 point for sustainability has been added for the use of hemp.

$7.49   7 oz

L & J Enterprises, Inc
586.995.4153
www.LJSeedCo.com

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Lady Jane Gourmet Seed Co: Fabulous Flap Jacks
SCORE

92

Silk: Almondmilk Protein + Fiber
Original

This product is a HIT!

TASTE

28 / 30

VALUE

19 / 20

NUTRITION

15 / 15

INGREDIENTS

15 / 15

PREPARATION

5 / 5

APPEARANCE

5 / 5

PACKAGING

5 / 5

SUSTAINABILITY

0 / 5

TOTAL

92 / 100
 
  • Heart Healthy
  • Good Source of Fiber
  • Good Source of Calcium
  • Good Source of Protein
  • No Artificial Colors
  • No Artificial Flavors
  • No Artificial Preservatives
  • Gluten Free
  • Soy Free
  • Peanut Free
  • Milk Free
  • Wheat Free
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan

Almondmilk is all the rage. 50% more calcium than regular milk with 5 grams of protein and fiber. No artificial colors or flavors, no high fructose corn syrup. The taste is terrific. This is one of those beverages that clearly should replace the traditional sodas. However it does have 90 calories and 9 grams of sugars. The mouth feel is a little thinner than whole milk but much better than nonfat milk. The flavor itself is has a hint of almond and is very satisfying and tasty.

$3.49   64 oz

WhiteWave Foods
www.silk.com

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Silk: Almondmilk Protein + Fiber
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