New Product Hits & Misses
With over 50,000 products in the average supermarket, people don’t have the time, or the money, to test every product on the shelves and with 15,000 new products every year consumers need to know what’s out there!
So Phil does the testing and the tasting for you and gives the product a rating out of 100 so you know what you can expect when you try something new!
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Phil taste-tests and judges each product based on the following 8 criteria:
1. (30 points) Taste: The most important attribute of any food
2. (20 points) Value: Is it worth it?
3. (15 points) Health: Based off the nutritional information, is it nutritionally balanced?
4. (15 points) Ingredients: What’s in it, how natural is it?
5. (5 points) Preparation: When applicable, how accurate or good are the directions *
6. (5 points) Appearance: Is it appetizing and does it resemble its photo or description
7. (5 points) Packaging: Is it appropriate for the product and does it have any benefits such as resealability, added freshness, better storage, etc.
8. (5 Points) Sustainability: Is the packaging biodegradable, is it wasteful, is the company endeavoring to offset their carbon footprint?
* products that do not have any preparation will have the full value of these points included in their total score
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I’ve always liked the snacks from Utz, but I should have known that trying to be “everything” might not be the way to go. At first bite, these Everything Pretzels do not taste like pretzels. The texture of the pretzel itself is more like a cracker… but the combined flavors of the sesame, poppy, onion and garlic are exceptional. This pretzel really reminds me of a chewy, crispy, dry, piece of whole wheat toast than it does a typical pretzel. Retails for $2.69
Utz Quality Foods, Inc., Hanover, PA 800 FOR SNAX
If you grew up eating 3 Musketeers youre not gonna like their new raspberry minis and not just because of the flavor. 3 Musketeers was always creamy on the inside and left you craving more. The upside is that 7 of these are just 180 calories and about half the fat of a lot of other chocolate bars. But me, if I am going to splurge I will stick with the original 3 Musketeers. You can barely taste the raspberry flavor anyway, which is not so surprising when you do not see raspberry on the ingredients list guess those natural and artificial flavors are not really doing their job Retails for $3.29. Mars, Inc., Hackettstown, NJ
800 551 0698
My grandmother used to give me chocolate wafer rolls just like these. Qbels crispy wafer rolls taste just like the ones I remember, but these have chocolate on the ends. With no artificial flavors or preservatives, no high fructose corn syrup and no hydrogenated oil this is a really terrific tasting snack which it better be, at about 70 cents for each roll! Retails for $1.39 Qbel Foods, LLC, Nyack, New York 617 337 9516
This product is a HIT! Heres a new way to get in shape; instead of pouring on the olive oil, spray it on with this pump spray from Gourmé Mist and you might even build up those biceps because this spray has no propellants so you get a little workout from pumping it 8 to 10 times before you spray! This extra virgin olive oil tastes great, although I would like to know the country of origin rather than just saying it is imported on the label. I know youll love this product, but at almost $1.40 an ounce the question is: how often can you afford to buy it? Retails for $8.99 Gourme Mist, Coral Springs, FL 866 502 8472
This product is a HIT! About 10 years ago I was one of the judges in the Alaska Symphony of Salmon I got to learn all about salmon and taste some of the worlds best salmon. This salmon would win this years competition hands down! Not only is it wild salmon, packaged for the new microwave steaming technology, which cooks in under 3 minutes, but the Kenyan Coffee BBQ sauce gives it a special flavor that is extraordinary. Now, be sure to let the product thaw properly, in the fridge, to allow the marinade to do its thing and be fully absorbed by the fish. I love the package, not only because of the cooking method, but also because it shows you right up front the amount of Omega 3, vitamin D and antioxidants you are getting. You can cook this in the microwave or even boil it. Just one taste of Alaskan Sockeye and youll never eat a another kind of salmon! Retails for $6.99 $8.99
Shining Ocean, Sumner, WA 800 935 6464
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