New Product Hits & Misses for May 7th, 2014

Which products scored in the 90s?

  • Welch's Strawberry PB&J Bite Size Snacks
  • Self Healthy Kitchen Grilled Drunken Chicken
  • Hardbite Eat Your Parsnips Parsnip Chips
  • Eveia Greek Yogurt Cheesecake NY Style
  • Becky's Blissful Bakery Salted Beer and Pretzels Caramels

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SCORE

76

Welch's: Welch's PB&J Snacks
Strawberry

TASTE

20 / 30

VALUE

17 / 20

NUTRITION

12 / 15

INGREDIENTS

12 / 15

PREPARATION

5 / 5

APPEARANCE

5 / 5

PACKAGING

5 / 5

SUSTAINABILITY

0 / 5

TOTAL

76 / 100
 
  • No Artificial Colors
  • No Artificial Flavors
  • No Artificial Preservatives

Here's a new take on PB and jelly - think of them as big soft round M&M's but with a fruit center of grape, pear and strawberry puree, enrobed in a soft peanut butter shell. One pack is 100 calories and 12 grams of sugars. How do they taste? Very, very sweet and while you can taste a hint of peanut butter the fruit flavor overwhelms the peanut butter. For purists read the ingredients before you buy. Made with natural colors and flavors.

$2.99   6.4 oz

Promotion In Motion
800.369.7391
www.promotioninmotion.com

Visitor Product Rating

Welch's: Welch's PB&J Snacks
SCORE

85

SELF Healthy Kitchen: Grilled Drunken Chicken
Grilled Drunken Chicken

This product is a HIT!

TASTE

26 / 30

VALUE

16 / 20

NUTRITION

14 / 15

INGREDIENTS

15 / 15

PREPARATION

4 / 5

APPEARANCE

4 / 5

PACKAGING

5 / 5

SUSTAINABILITY

1 / 5

TOTAL

85 / 100
 
  • Heart Healthy
  • Good Source of Fiber
  • Good Source of Protein
  • No Artificial Colors
  • No Artificial Flavors
  • No Artificial Preservatives
  • Soy Free
  • Peanut Free
  • Milk Free
  • Tree Nut Free
  • Wheat Free

Everybody wants to be in the food business, even magazines. This product line was created by Chef Calvin Harris and Self Magazine. The recipe is very interesting, however it looks nothing like the photo on the package. The pieces of chicken themselves are less than half the size (food magazines should know better!) The chicken itself is tender and the blend of spices they use are actually very good but the rice? That came out mushy. I love including kale and golden raisins, pumpkin seeds and cherries, although you would think the way they're highlighted on the package there would be a lot more in the recipe.

$4.50   10 oz

Benevida Foods
305.704.3290
www.benevidafoods.com

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SELF Healthy Kitchen: Grilled Drunken Chicken
SCORE

88

Hardbite: Parsnip Chips
Lightly Salted Parsnip Chips

This product is a HIT!

TASTE

28 / 30

VALUE

17 / 20

NUTRITION

13 / 15

INGREDIENTS

15 / 15

PREPARATION

5 / 5

APPEARANCE

5 / 5

PACKAGING

5 / 5

SUSTAINABILITY

0 / 5

TOTAL

88 / 100
 
  • No Artificial Colors
  • No Artificial Flavors
  • No Artificial Preservatives
  • Gluten Free
  • Soy Free
  • Peanut Free
  • Milk Free
  • Tree Nut Free
  • Wheat Free
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan

This is one of those package designs that I just love. It jumps off the shelf and attracts your attention. Makes me want a parsnip! The chips themselves are very good and seasoned with sea salt. They are a bit thicker than normal chips and before you wrinkle up your nose, don't have a strong parsnip flavor. These are perfect to use with dips. 20 chips are 170 calories and 18 grams of fat with just 150 mg of sodium. Imported from Canada.

$3.99   150g

Naturally Homegrown Foods Ltd.
604.465.7751
www.hardbitechips.com

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Hardbite: Parsnip Chips
SCORE

92

Eveia: Greek Yogurt Cheese Cake
New York

This product is a HIT!

TASTE

29 / 30

VALUE

18 / 20

NUTRITION

14 / 15

INGREDIENTS

15 / 15

PREPARATION

5 / 5

APPEARANCE

5 / 5

PACKAGING

5 / 5

SUSTAINABILITY

1 / 5

TOTAL

92 / 100
 
  • Good Source of Calcium
  • Good Source of Protein
  • No Artificial Colors
  • No Artificial Flavors
  • No Artificial Preservatives
  • Vegetarian

You already know how Greek yogurt changed the yogurt business. Eveia might just do the same thing for the cheese cake business. Made with Greek yogurt instead of cream cheese this cheesecake is absolutely delicious with nothing artificial and no gums or starches. On top of that each 4 ounce cheese cake is just 250 calories and has a little over half the fat than average cream cheese cheese cake. Once again a transparent company that lists the names of the active cultures right on the package. Yay!

$2.69   4 oz

Nature Hill Farms
631.777.3770
www.naturehillfarms.com

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Eveia: Greek Yogurt Cheese Cake
SCORE

93

Becky's Blissful Bakery: Caramels
Salted Beer & Pretzel

This product is a HIT!

TASTE

30 / 30

VALUE

17 / 20

NUTRITION

15 / 15

INGREDIENTS

15 / 15

PREPARATION

5 / 5

APPEARANCE

5 / 5

PACKAGING

5 / 5

SUSTAINABILITY

1 / 5

TOTAL

93 / 100
 
  • No or Low Sodium
  • No Artificial Colors
  • No Artificial Flavors
  • No Artificial Preservatives

If you are looking for an indulgent treat this is it. Caramels that melt in your mouth with a recipe that includes Lakefront Breweries Organic ESB Beer and pretzels. Each caramel is only 35 calories and 1 1/2 grams of fat but has 4 grams of sugars. But this is so good you're going to want to buy them as gifts and for yourself. But not that often, they are expensive - the equivalent of $40 per pound.

$9.99   4 oz

Becky's Blissful Bakery
262.327.4111
www.beckysblissfulbakery.com

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Becky's Blissful Bakery: Caramels
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