Supermarket Guru For the Week of 7/28
I’m Phil Lempert with the New Product Hits & Misses. Today we have a tie for the Hit Of The Week.
First up is Old Orchard Kids Grape Drink.
I don’t think kids will like this. It tastes more like apple juice than grape juice. The color is more golden than purple, which should come as no surprise since it’s made from grape juice, apple juice and pear juice concentrates. 50% juice and 50% water. One 8 ounce glass is 70 calories and 14 grams of sugars. No added sugars. Retails for $2.49 for 64 fl oz. Total score is 84.
Glutenfreeda Gluten Free Artisan Flatbread + Pizza Crust Parmesan & Asiago Cheese is a hit.
This is a new concept that is very tasty and very interesting. Made from a recipe of brown rice these flatbreads are gluten free. The cheese flavor is in perfect balance and won’t overpower any topping. I could definitely see using this as a pizza crust, but it’s a little too thick to use for other typical sandwich toppings. The easiest and the best would just be to warm it up and serve it with lunch or dinner by itself. One flatbread is 240 calories, 8 grams of fat and 8 grams of protein. Retails for $6.39 for 15.8 oz (4 pieces). Total Score is 90.
Fruit Chia All Natural Fruit & Chia Seed Bar Blueberry Blast is a hit.
What’s interesting about this bar, besides the fact that it has over 1000 mg of omega 3s, that it’s made with chia seeds, that it has a perfect crunch, and that it’s delicious, is that the apples and blueberries used are grown strictly in the Northwest. The ingredients themselves couldn’t be any better – apple puree, apple concentrate, blueberry concentrate and chia seeds. One bar is just 1 1/2 grams of fat, 5 grams of dietary fiber and 20 grams of naturally occurring sugars.
Retails for $1.99 for 1.4 oz. Total Score is 94.
Glory Bee Raw Honey Pacific Northwest Clover Blossom is a hit of the week.
If you are a honey lover you’ve got to switch to this brand. This 100% pure and unfiltered honey has one of the best textures, flavors and aromas that I’ve ever had. Remember that honey is a sugar, so one tablespoon has 16 grams of sugars, but just 64 calories. They’re also committed to help saving the bees and check it out by just scanning the QR code on the lid. Retails for $11.50 for 18 oz. Total Score is 95.
El Diablo Hot & Spicy Mustard
Mango is a Hit of The Week.
I didn’t want to like a mustard that contained mango, but I was dead wrong. This mustard has one of the best flavors, a nice burn and is frankly delicious. I could see switching to this for my everyday condiment. Delicious…well done! Just 5 calories a teaspoon, with no fat and only 40 mg of sodium. Retails for $2.79 for 9 oz. Total Score is 95.