I'm Phil Lempert with the New Product Hits & Misses.
Yet another barbecue sauce with ketchup as its first ingredient and yet another barbecue sauce with so many sugars: high fructose corn syrup, corn syrup, brown sugar, molasses, and apple concentrate, that it masks the flavor of all the other ingredients. The pepper is barely discernible. Two tablespoons are 71 calories and 12 grams of sugars. Retails for $4.99 for 16 oz. Total Score is 82.
Reser's Fine Foods
Baja Cafe Gourmet Salsa
and it's a hit.
If you are looking for a mild sweet salsa, check this one out. A recipe of tomatoes, peaches, mango, peppers and spices, you can find this in the refrigerated section. My only complaint is the added sugars including high fructose corn syrup. Two tablespoons are 30 calories, 5 grams of sugars and 240 mg of sodium. Retails for 2.99 for 12 oz. Total Score is 85.
is a hit.
Typically I don't like sauces that have ketchup as their first ingredient. This one is different. The flavor and spice are delicious. It is a little sweeter than I prefer, with 9 grams of sugars in just two tablespoons. Remember, because of the high fructose corn syrup not to brush on your meats before cooking as the sugars will burn.
Retails for $5.00 for 16 fl oz. Total Score is 86.
Terrapin Ridge Farms
Roasted Garlic & Poblano
is a hit.
This is one great salsa - great garlic flavor, chunky tomatoes and not watery at all. The recipe includes black beans and corn mixed with delicious tomatoes, peppers and garlic. This is one of the best salsas I.ve ever tasted. Retails for $7.70 for 11 oz. Total Score is 91.
Hot Fiesta Pepper
is the hit of the week.
If you're looking to add flavor to just about everything, this combination of red chili powder, chili pequin [pronounced PEEKEEN], onion, garlic, cilantro and salt will do just that. A nice clean burn with just 150 mg of sodium and 10 calories per teaspoon, this is going to add a lot more to your barbecue than slathering on a sauce. A little goes a long way, so you'll also be saving money as well as calories. Retails for $4.95 for 4 oz. Total Score is 92.