Supermarket Guru Report for Week of May 11th

Kool-Aid Easy Mix Liquid Cherry is a MISS!
Seriously? Are we too lazy to mix Kool-Aid powder now? This bottle makes 6 quarts and is basically concentrated sweeteners – High Fructose Corn Syrup and Sucralose with a bunch of artificial colors and flavors. 40 calories in one serving of one and a half tablespoon, 11 grams of sugars and 0 grams of fat. I would expect this product to hit the shelves in 1960 not 2015. Aren’t we trying to teach our kids how to eat healthier?? Retails for $2.99 for 18.2 oz. Total Score is 55.

Dannon® Light & Fit® Protein Shake Mixed Berry is a MISS!
Here’s the good news – this bottle is gluten free. The bad news? You’ll have to taste it to see what I mean. The artificial colors and flavors outweigh any benefits and the taste of yogurt is there, but overshadowed by a chemical taste that most likely comes from the tart taste of the polydextrose in combination with the artificial sweetener. Why would someone who is seeking out the probiotic benefits from the active cultures listed on the package want Red #40 and Blue #1? One bottle 140 calories, zero grams of fat, 12 grams of protein, and 14 grams of sugars. Retails for $6.89for 10 Fl oz. Total Score is 73.

Donsuemor Nonnette Meyer Lemon is a HIT.
This is just about indulgence and decadence – that’s it. Oh, and lots of flavor. These are delicious but seriously only eat one. One nonnette is 80 calories, 9 grams of sugars and 3 1/2 grams of fat. The Meyer Lemon flavor is in perfect balance with the sugars (which is the first ingredient, by the way) – but the sugar is real sugar and not sickeningly sweet at all. Serve these at an elegant dinner party or just to treat yourself. They are over a buck each but with a little champagne for a midday snack, nothing could be better. Retails for $3.49 for 2.06 oz for 3 nonnettes. Total Score is 88.

Matlaw’s Stuffed Clams Chili-Lime Flavor is my PICK OF THE WEEK.
Most of us are afraid that when we cook seafood, or clams in this case, we will mess up. Well, Matlaw’s has made it so easy and so delicious. An entire line of delicious flavors, I chose the chili-lime to taste. I made in the microwave and on the grill. Both were delicious – yes the grill was slightly better, but its also 25 minutes vs. just 4. They cook right in the clam’s shell and the bread crumbs are tasty and full of spice and clam flavor. I would like to see a little less bread crumbs and a bit more clams – but I am really being picky now. You couldn’t get a better dish in your favorite seafood restaurant. And for about a dollar each clam this can not be beat. One clam is 115 calories, 5 grams of fat and 6 grams of protein. Product of USA. Retails for $5.99 for 15 oz. (6 clams). Total Score is $5.99.

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