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Hormel Natural Choice New Deli Meat Varieties - May 17, 2013
Varieties: Sundried Turkey; Cherrywood Ham
Each 2-ounce serving, or 3-4-slices, contains 60 calories, 0-0.5 grams saturated fat (of 1-1.5 grams total), 440-520 milligrams sodium and 10 grams protein.
Along with these new flavors Hormel has also introduced Family Packs available in Honey Ham, Oven-Roasted Turkey and Smoked Turkey.
Ball Secure-Grip Hot Jar Handler - May 16, 2013
Good Earth Tea - May 15, 2013
Varieties: Cocoa Tango, Sweetly Twisted
Cocoa Tango contains black tea, cocoa, natural flavors, roasted chicory root, chili peppers, cardamom, rose petals, peppermint leaves and monk fruit extract. Sweetly Twisted contains hibiscus, black tea, lemon peel, rosehips, roasted chicory root, natural flavors, sweet blackberry leaves, lemon oil, licorice root, citric acid and monk fruit extract.
Angie Hwang, Bite of the Best intern: Although these new flavors have unique and refreshing tastes from the natural ingredients, they are not to my liking.
Ball Park Lean Franks - May 12, 2013
Varieties: Lean Beef Franks, Lean Pork Franks
Ball Park has introduced new Lean Beef Franks and Lean Pork Franks made without artificial colors, flavors or by-products.
Each approximately 2-ounce beef frank contains 80 calories, 2 grams saturated fat (of 5 grams total), 410 milligrams sodium and 6 grams protein. Each approximately 2-ounce lean pork frank contains 70 calories, 1.5 grams saturated fat (of 5 grams total), 410 milligrams sodium and 6 grams protein.
- Alyssa Tucker, Bite of the Best Intern: I enjoyed the rich beef flavor of the hot dogs so much that I wouldn’t have known they were “lean.” These are a great option if you are going to eat franks because than contain less than half the fat and calories of a regular beef frank.
Skinny Cow Divine Filled Chocolates - May 5, 2013
Varieties: caramel and peanut butter crème
Skinny Cow introduced Divine Filled Chocolates candy in two flavors, Caramel and Peanut Butter Crème. Each single serve package contains not one, but three satisfying pieces of filled chocolates.
- Alyssa Tucker, Bite of the Best Intern: Peanut Butter Crème was my favorite of the two because the peanut butter balanced the sweetness of the chocolate. Since each pouch comes with 3 pieces it made me feel like I was getting a good sized sweet treat, so I wasn’t left craving more.
Varieties: Italian Style Pizzeria; Sweet BBQ
Hagensborg Chocolates Wild Boar Bars - May 3, 2013
Varieties: Indonesia and Italy
Hagenborg Chocolates recently added two new flavors to their Wild Boar Chocolate Bar line.: Indonesia, made with spiced cashews, and Italy, made with truffle salted almonds.
Emmi Original Cheese Fondue - May 2, 2013
Details: $11.99 per 14-ounce box
Swiss cheese, wine and spices are blended together tocreate Emmi’s Original Cheese Fondue. The fondue is made with authentic Gruyère and Emmentaler cheeses from Switzerland and is ready to heat directly out of the package. Just place the cheese in a fondue pot and heat until the cheese begins to bubble.
Each 1/4-cup serving contains 150 calories, 6 grams saturated fat (of 10 grams total), 370 milligrams sodium and 9 grams protein.
- Alyssa Tucker, Bite of the Best Intern: I liked how simple it was to just open the package, heat, and then serve. The cheese has a creamy, thick texture and a rich Swiss-cheese taste. I recommend this as a delicious, easy to make a fondue dip for any occasion.
A.1. Marinade Mixes - May 1, 2013
Varieties: Original, Chipotle BBQ, Tomato & Chili Pepper, Savory Garlic & Herb
A.1. Marinade Mixes contain four varieties for consumers to infuse grilled foods with flavor. To use to marinate beef, chicken or pork, just combine the seasoning packet with oil, vinegar and water.
Bloomin Blossoms Liqueur Cakes - April 30, 2013
Varieties: Prosperity Full Size cakes, Prosperity Junior cakes, Bloomin Blossoms, Prosperity Petites in Amaretto, Limoncello, Mango Coconut Rum & Chocolate Raspberry Liqueur flavors
Bloomin Blossoms are the newest liqueur-flavored cakes from Full Spirited Flavours Prosperity Cakes. These individual liqueur cakes are come four flavors: Amaretto, Limoncello, Mango Coconut Rum & Chocolate Raspberry. Each cake contains only 0.037 percent per serving even though real liqueur is used in the process. The cakes have up to 3 months shelf life at room temperature (when stored no higher than 75 degrees F) or 6 – 9 month frozen.
Also available as a Full Size cake ($29.95 per 2.5-pound), Junior Cake ($12.95 per 10-ounce) and Prosperity Petites (a boxed set of 16, with 4 of each flavor, for $19.95)
Each slice, about 3-ounces, of the Amaretto and Chocolate Raspberry cakes contains 190-230 calories, 4-5 grams saturated fat (of 10-11 grams total), 150-220 milligrams sodium and 17-22 grams sugar. Each slice, about 3-ounces, of the Limoncello and Mango Coconut Rum cakes contains 340 calories, 7 grams saturated fat (of 14-15 grams total), 130-290 milligrams sodium and 31-37 grams sugar.
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- bonnie: These are moist chock-full-of-flavor morsels. So rich, only a small piece will satisfy.
The Lady Alice Apples - April 29, 2013
Availability: Nationally available
This heirloom-like apple is characterized by a banana-yellow color and sweet, crisp, dense flesh with a hint of tartness. Since it is slow to brown when cut and it retains its texture when heated, Lady Alice is good for cooking and baking.
Coleman 60-Quart Wheeled Performance Cooler - April 28, 2013
Details: 28 quart, $34.99; 50-quart wheeled, $39.99; 60-quart wheeled $49.99; 70- quart, $54.99; various colors available
Coleman has introduced it’s newest 60-Quart Wheeled Performance Cooler that is able to hold ice up to 4 days at 90 degrees. The cooler is manufactured with “Low CO2 Emissions Technology” that is good for the environment
This cooler also has an exclusive sit-on-top lid that is reinforced to support your weight, a new design featuring easy-clean lids, comfort grip handles and beverage holders integrated in the lid.
- bonnie : This is everything you want in a cooler, especially for a camping trip. It keeps food cold for about four days in a warm climate, is on wheels making it easy to transport and doubles as an extra seat and / or beverage tray!
Lean Cuisine Salad Additions - April 27, 2013
Varieties: Southwest-Style Chicken Salad with Chipotle Ranch Dressing, Asian-Style Chicken Salad with Sesame Ginger Vinaigrette, Cranberry & Chicken Salad with Raspberry Cabernet Vinaigrette, Bistro Chicken Salad with Sweet & Tangy Vinaigrette with Bacon
Lean Cuisine introduced a new Salad Additions concept to the frozen food aisle. Just heat the white meat chicken and vegetables, then combine with fresh lettuce and add their toppings and dressing.
Salad Additions are available in four varieties: Southwest-Style Chicken Salad with Chipotle Ranch Dressing, Asian-Style Chicken Salad with Sesame Ginger Vinaigrette, Cranberry & Chicken Salad with Raspberry Cabernet Vinaigrette, Bistro Chicken Salad with Sweet & Tangy Vinaigrette with Bacon.
Each package, 7.2-ounces, contains 240-280 calories, 1-1.5 grams saturated fat (of 8-9 grams total), 430-590 milligrams sodium, 5-20 grams sugar and 15 -18 grams protein.
- bonnie: Interesting new concept… heat the frozen ingredients, warm the dressing in warm water and combine all with fresh lettuce. Does it work? It’s not bad — but if you’re going to all that trouble to make a salad, why not just buy a fresh salad!
Stonyfield Blends - April 26, 2013
Varieties: Fat Free: French Vanilla, Blueberry, Strawberry Banana, Lemon, Peach Mango, and Blackberry, Low Fat: French Vanilla, Strawberry, Raspberry, Peach, and Black Cherry
Stonyfield Blends unveiled their thick and creamy blended yogurt with real fruit pieces. The yogurt is made with certified organic milk and fruit and without the use of toxic persistent pesticides, antibiotics, growth hormones, genetically engineered ingredients (GMOs), or artificial flavors, colors or sweeteners.
Each 6-ounce container of the Low Fat flavors contains 160-170 calories, 1.5 grams saturated fat (of 3 grams total), 110-120 milligrams sodium, 26-27 grams sugar and 8 grams protein.
Thrive Premium Healthy Ice Cream - April 24, 2013
Varieties: Milk Chocolate, Strawberry, Chocolate Fudge, Homemade Vanilla.
Thrive has introduced four flavors of their Premium Ice Cream: Milk Chocolate, Strawberry, Chocolate Fudge and Homemade Vanilla. Thrive was originally formulated for Alzheimers patients unable to receive the proper nutrition through lack of eating, but is now available for everyone. Made with four different strains of probiotics that help us digest food easier, Thrive also contains as much protein as an egg, as much calcium as a cup of milk and as much potassium as a banana.
Each 6-fluid ounce container contains 250 calories, 5-6 grams saturated fat (of 8-9 grams total), 80-115 milligrams sodium, 22-30 grams sugar and 9 grams protein.
Great Grains Protein Blend - April 23, 2013
Varieties: Cinnamon Hazelnut and Honey, Oats & Seeds
Essence of Vanilla Supreme - April 22, 2013
Ball Fresh Herb Keeper - April 21, 2013
Ball’s new Fresh Herb Keeper keeps your fresh herb fresh. With its swing cradle, the placement and removal of herbs is easy, and with its self-draining storage basket the water stays in the container. The keeper is made with a BPA-free plastic housing unit with a slender design that fits in most refrigeration doors.
Savora Can Opener - April 20, 2013
Varieties: Crimson, Noir, Snow, Passion, Indigo, Raven, Persimmon, and Citron
Snikiddy All Natural Snacks - April 19, 2013
Varieties: Baked Fries: Cheddar Cheese, Sea Salt, Barbeque, Original Seasoning, Classic Ketchup, Bold Buffalo, Hot & Spicy
Eat Your Vegetables:Sea Salt, Sour Cream & Onion, Jalapeno Ranch, Italian Herb & Olive Oil, Sea Salt & Lime.
Snikiddy introduced a line of All Natural Snacks that include Baked Fries and Eat Your Vegetable chips. The snacks are made with non-GMO ingredients, certified gluten and wheat free. In addition they do not contain any artificial colors, preservatives, high fructose corn syrup, trans fats, hydrogenated oils or monosodium glutamate (MSG).
Each 1-ounce serving of the Baked Fries contains 130 calories, 0 grams saturated fat (of 4.5 grams total), 180-210 milligrams sodium and 2 grams sugar. Each 1-ounce serving on Eat Your Vegetable chips, made with real vegetables, contains 30 calories, 0.5 grams saturated fat (of 7 grams total), 110-150 milligrams sodium and 2 grams sugar.
- Alyssa Tucker, Bite of the Best Intern: The Barbeque flavor Baked Fries were crunch with a tangy barbecue flavor. The Sour Cream & Onion Eat Your Vegetable chips tasted just like a regular chip — you wouldn’t know they were made from vegetables.
Doug’s Nuts Original Blend - April 18, 2013
Details: $4.59 per 4-ounce package
Doug’s Nuts introduced it’s original blend of almonds, cashews, hazelnuts, pecans, peanuts, pumpkin seeds, and walnuts, sweetened with organic sugarcane, blackberry honey and oatmeal stout, then finished with organic vanilla extract, maple extract and sea salt.
Each 1-ounce serving contains 170 calories, 1.5 grams saturated fat (of 14 grams total), 85 milligrams sodium, 3 grams sugar and 5 grams protein.
Dobel Tequila - April 17, 2013
Details: 750 ml bottle retails for $54.99
Dobel Tequila — sourced, distilled and bottled in Jalisco, Mexico — is the world’s first multiaged tequila. It is blended and filtered to produce a clear liquid that is crisp and complex. Dobel is a blend of Reposado, Anejo and Extra Anejo, aged 12, 24, and 36 months, respectively, each with a different taste.
- bonnie: This is a tequila that you should enjoy neat, just poured into a glass sans ice. Yes it’s that smooth.
If — though — you want to use in a cocktail, here are two recipes that Dobel sent me that you might appreciate as they are simple to make. Each makes one drink!
Juice from half a fresh lime
2 ounces Dobel tequila
1 ½ ounces club soda
Muddle the strawberries, lime juice and some fresh cilantro. Add tequila, ice, and top with club soda.
5 ounces grapefruit juice
3 ounces Dobel Tequila
Combine juice and tequila in a shaker, and shake with ice for 15 seconds. Strain into a tumbler glass to enjoy.