Oatworks Oat-Powered Smoothie, Koochikoo No Sugar Cookies, Citizen Chef Limone Garlic Sauce, RW Garcia MixtBag, Chiarezza Almighty Mango Goji Cereal

Which of these 5 products was a MISS?

  • Oatworks Oat-Powered Smoothie
  • Koochikoo No Sugar Cookies
  • Citizen Chef Limone Garlic Sauce
  • RW Garcia MixtBag
  • Chiarezza Cereal

Want more info? Price? Availability? Nutritional Attributes? Add your own rating?
Click each product photo for more detailed information.

For detailed information on our Nutritional Attribute Descriptions, click here.

SCORE

73

Oatworks: Oat-Powered Natural Smoothie
Strawberry Banana

This product is a MISS!

TASTE

22 / 30

VALUE

12 / 20

NUTRITION

9 / 15

INGREDIENTS

14 / 15

PREPARATION

5 / 5

APPEARANCE

5 / 5

PACKAGING

5 / 5

SUSTAINABILITY

1 / 5

TOTAL

/ 100
 

Typically a smoothie is made from fresh or frozen fruit. This one, even though the flavor is Strawberry Banana, is made from water, strawberry puree, apple juice, pear juice and banana puree mixed in with oat soluble fiber. Before you get too excited, one bottle only contains 2 grams of soluble fiber, but does have 32 grams of naturally occurring sugars. I taste more of the apple flavor than I do strawberry or banana. The label is confusing - it says that one bottle has as much soluble fiber as 2 bowls of oatmeal, but 1 cup of cooked oatmeal has about the same amount as they list on their nutritional facts label for one bottle. Compared with other smoothies in the category the good news is this product contains just 20 mg of sodium, versus the average of 165.

$3.49   12 oz

Oatworks
855.OATWORKS
www.oatworks.com

Visitor Product Rating

Oatworks: Oat-Powered Natural Smoothie
SCORE

78

Koochikoo: No Sugar Cookies
Cheerful Chocolatey Chip

TASTE

24 / 30

VALUE

15 / 20

NUTRITION

11 / 15

INGREDIENTS

12 / 15

PREPARATION

5 / 5

APPEARANCE

5 / 5

PACKAGING

5 / 5

SUSTAINABILITY

1 / 5

TOTAL

/ 100
 

I like that these cookies are small, thin and crisp. They don't taste like the typical chocolate chip cookie, they're a lot less chocolatey and has a mild aftertaste. They make a big deal on the package that no sugar is used and it's sweetened with monk fruit, but the monk fruit extract is actually the last ingredient, (according to the package monk fruit extract is 200 times sweeter than sugar), and it contains both erythritol and stevia extract to sweeten. One serving (6 cookies) is just 110 calories as compared to the category average of 152. And they're expensive - about $1.15 per ounce.

$4.49   4 oz

Koochikoo Llc
206.352.7034
www.koochikoo.net

Visitor Product Rating

Koochikoo: No Sugar Cookies
SCORE

80

Citizen Chef: Fresh Sauce
Limone Garlic

TASTE

26 / 30

VALUE

17 / 20

NUTRITION

7 / 15

INGREDIENTS

14 / 15

PREPARATION

5 / 5

APPEARANCE

5 / 5

PACKAGING

5 / 5

SUSTAINABILITY

1 / 5

TOTAL

/ 100
 

Opening up this container you immediately get a fabulous garlic aroma, but tasting it is a different story. The lemon overpowers the garlic. The recipe base is vegan stock and is both gluten and dairy free. 1/4 of this container is just 70 calories and almost half the average sodium in the cooking sauce category. However there is 18 grams of fat in this one 10 ounce container. I like that they put a QR code on the package to quickly get recipes; but more garlic flavor please!

$3.99   10 oz

Citizen Chef
www.citizenchef.com

Visitor Product Rating

Citizen Chef: Fresh Sauce
SCORE

84

RW Garcia: Salsa Mixtbag
Sweet & Spicy Salsa

TASTE

27 / 30

VALUE

18 / 20

NUTRITION

10 / 15

INGREDIENTS

15 / 15

PREPARATION

5 / 5

APPEARANCE

5 / 5

PACKAGING

4 / 5

SUSTAINABILITY

0 / 5

TOTAL

/ 100
 

I really like the idea of having both yellow and blue tortilla chips in the same bag. The crunch is perfect and the taste is delicious, but make sure you shake the bag upside down to get the full flavor of the spices on all the chips, otherwise there's very little spice and very little salsa flavor. The good news is that there's only 6 grams of fat in about 15 chips and only 80 mg of sodium as compared to the category average for tortilla chips which has 174 mg and some even have as high as 420. 

$3.69   14 oz

RW Garcia Co, Inc
www.RWGarcia.com

Visitor Product Rating

RW Garcia: Salsa Mixtbag
SCORE

90

Chiarezza!: Organic Chia Cereal
Almighty Mango Goji

This product is a HIT!

TASTE

29 / 30

VALUE

16 / 20

NUTRITION

14 / 15

INGREDIENTS

15 / 15

PREPARATION

5 / 5

APPEARANCE

5 / 5

PACKAGING

5 / 5

SUSTAINABILITY

1 / 5

TOTAL

/ 100
 

If you're looking for a new breakfast cereal check this one out. A recipe of chia, hemp, mango, buckwheat, banana and goji berries. It tastes delicious and can be served hot or cold. No sodium at all -  compared to the specialty cereal category average of 132 mg. Just 5 grams of sugars, which are all naturally occurring from the fruit. I could also see sprinkling this on top of a salad or mixing into yogurt. This is one great cereal.

$10.99   9 ounce

OMG Foods Inc
www.omgchiacereal.com

Visitor Product Rating

Chiarezza!: Organic Chia Cereal
Back to Top