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! SupermarketGuru does not sell the foods we review, nor receive any compensation from the manufacturers for reviewing or rating them. 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 To see more New Product Hits & Misses visit: http://www.supermarketguru.com
I’ve never been a fan of soft baked cookies, I just don’t get it. These cookies from Ellison Bakery are certainly tasty and as they say genuinely comforting. However with all their talk about time honored values and better ingredients, someone there should take a minute to read their way too long artificial ingredient statement. Retails for $3.19. Ellison Bakery 877 298 4101 http://www.ellisonbakery.com
This product is a HIT! Shouldnt these be called Crasinets? Look Raisinets are made with raisins and crasinets should be made with cranberries. OK, I know theres legal stuff going on, but still, the most important thing is that these Cranberry Raisinets are great! Made with real sugar and not high fructose corn syrup these are tasty. My only wish is that they also start making dark chocolate. They are a little more expensive than your typical raisin Raisinets. Retails for $0.89 / 100 calorie pack. Nestle USA, Inc. 800 258 6728
This product is a HIT! When I first saw the picture of these Cashews with Pomegranate + Vanilla I went ewww when I thought about the flavor of cashews with pomegranate and vanilla I went ewww again, but when I opened the package and tasted it I went ahhh! These Sahale snacks are really a good recipe they use organic cane juice, organic tapioca syrup and brown sugar as sweeteners there are no trans fats and just 90 mg of sodium in a ¼ cup. Retails for $5.29 / 4 oz. Sahale Snacks 206 624 7244 http://www.sahalesnacks.com
This product is a HIT! Here’s new combination yogurt with pieces of fruit, whole grains, probiotics and you can actually taste the yogurt. What I do love is that it lists the bacterial cultures by name, what I don’t like is that in their ingredients one of the sweeteners listed is glucose-fructose syrup which is just another way of saying high fructose corn syrup. And while theyre touting multigrain they dont list the percentage of the daily recommended amount and theres only 1 g of dietary fiber. But this is so much better than so many of the yogurts on the shelves today. Retails for $1.49. Lowell Foods 847 349 1002
This product is a HIT! Don’t let the package scare you away I know its a goofy name The crisp made entirely of cheese but this gluten free and sugar free mini crisp is delicious! Just look at the ingredients aged parmesan cheese and that’s it! Nothing is added, but don’t under any circumstance put anything on top the flavor is too good to be compromised. Retails for $3.99. Kitchen Table Bakers 800 486 4582
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