Hi I'm Phil Lempert with the New Product Hits & Misses. Starting with this weeks episode we've added individual product nutritional attributes below the video screen on Supermarketguru.com, along with category analysis powered by FoodEssentials.
Sky Valley By Organicville
Teriyaki Sauce Glaze & Marinade
If you like a sweet teriyaki sauce you'll love this one. Made with mostly organic ingredients and real cane sugar it has a nice clean taste and is not gummy like some teriyaki sauces. The average amount of calories for the category of ethnic sauces is 38 in one tablespoon - this one has just 25. The sodium content as high as 260 mg -- my one recommendation would be to lower the sodium. Oh wait, I have another, add a little bit more of the crushed red pepper to give it a little kick!
Retails for $6.99 for 19.5 oz. Total Score is 84.
Oh My Garlic Sauce
and it's a hit.
This garlic sauce is so good even Dracula loves it! A terrific garlic aroma and a terrific garlic taste. My complaint is that I can taste the canola oil. Garlic sauces on average have 22 calories per teaspoon - this one is more than double that. The good news is that there is zero grams of sugars and nothing artificial. What would you use it for? That's the question. Certainly as a dip with vegetables and maybe on fish or chicken, but I'd love to see some recipes suggestions on the label. Retails for $5.99 for 12 fl oz. Total Score is 86.
Van's Natural Foods
Gluten Free Five Whole Grain Cereal Cinnamon Heaven
is a hit.
This cereal is based on a whole grain blend of oats, brown rice, millet, quinoa and amaranth - all gluten free. The cereal squares are tightly compressed. The recipe uses just the right amount of cane sugar and cinnamon. A 3/4 cup serving contains 5 grams of fiber and 120 calories, which is just over the average for fiber and below the average of 142 calories for breakfast cereals. Frankly, this is one of the best tasting gluten free cereals I have tasted - and contains 17 grams of whole grains. Retails for $4.99 for 11 oz. Total Score is 88.
Mighty 4 Essential Nutrition Blend
which is our hit of the week.
Before you turn up your nose at the combination of sweet potato, blueberry, millet and Greek yogurt, taste this - it's actually delicious, without being too sweet. Each recipe contains 4 essential nutrients and an ingredient from each of the 4 food groups. The philosophy behind the brand is to help train our kids' taste buds. Lower in calories and sodium than the average baby food, with no artificial preservatives or flavors. Retails for $1.79 for 4 oz. Total Score is 90.