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Lawless Jerky BBQ Pork Spare Rib

Lawless Jerky introduced Bbq Pork Spare Rib, a pork jerky made with ketchup, soy sauce, honey, cinnamon, cloves and ginger. Lawless Jerky does not contain any preservatives or artificial ingredients. Each ounce contains 80 calories, 0.5 grams saturated fat (of 1.5 grams total), 320 milligrams sodium and 12 grams protein. Kristine James, intern at Bite of the Best: Love the fact that the jerky does not contain MSG found in most other brands. I like the flavor, but would prefer it a little more intense and tangy tasting, more like BBQ.

By |2017-08-31T13:59:53-05:00January 25th, 2016|Food & Drinks, xyz misc|0 Comments

Fishpeople Single-Serve Soups

Fishpeople introduced two new varieties to their line of single serve soups: Smoked Oyster and Bourbon Chowder and Wild Seafood Bouillabaisse made with wild caught and sustainable harvested fish, packaged in BPA-free poaching pouches. These soups are rich in healthy Omega-3’s, especially DHA and EPA the long chain of fatty acids found in marine sources. To use, heat in the microwave or submerge in a pot of boiling water. The Smoked Oyster and Bourbon Chowder  contains 250 calories, 11 grams saturated fat (of 17 grams total), 340 milligrams sodium and 5 grams protein; the Wild Seafood Bouillabaisse contains 210 calories, 1 gram saturated fat (of 5 grams total), 580 milligrams [...]

By |2017-08-31T13:59:53-05:00January 20th, 2016|Food & Drinks, xyz misc|1 Comment

Big Slice

Big Slice are kettle-cooked apples that come in 16 flavors in convenient on-the-go pouches. They are made with real fruits without any artificial ingredients or preservatives. Each 4.5 ounce serving contains 50 to 170 calories, 0 to 0.5 grams saturated fat (of 0 to 8 grams total), 0 to 10 milligrams sodium and 0 to 5 grams protein. Each variety provides the daily recommended amount of Vitamin C. Pineapple passion fruit is an excellent source of fiber with 5 grams per serving. Boysenberry chocolate and honey berry chia are good sources of fiber, each with 3 grams per serving, as well as raspberry hibiscus & green coffee extract which also [...]

By |2017-08-31T13:59:53-05:00January 11th, 2016|Food & Drinks, xyz misc|0 Comments

Tessemae’s All Natural Dijon Mustard

Tessemae's organic All Natural Dijon mustard contains water, mustard seeds, vinegar, salt and spices. I Each teaspoon contains 5 calories and 125 milligrams sodium. Kristine James, intern at Bite of the Best: Compared to other Dijon mustards I've sampled, Tessemae's is a lot smoother and is not "hot." It is a great alternative for people who like the Dijon mustard taste without the heat.

By |2017-08-31T13:59:53-05:00January 10th, 2016|Food & Drinks, xyz misc|0 Comments

Stouffer’s Fit Kitchen

Stouffer's new Fit Kitchen frozen entrees are packed with 25 or more grams of protein and healthy carbohydrates including dark green vegetables, sweet potato and brown rice. They come in six different meal options including steak fajita, cilantro lime chicken, rotisserie seasoned turkey, Monterey chicken, bourbon steak and oven roasted chicken. Each meal contains 250 to 410 calories, 2 to 5 grams saturated fat (of 4 to 13 grams total), 750 to 960 milligrams sodium and 25 to 27 grams protein.

By |2017-08-31T13:59:53-05:00January 8th, 2016|Food & Drinks, xyz misc|0 Comments

Win Wüsthof Legende 4-Piece Steak Knife Set

Win the Wüsthof Legende 4-Piece Steak Knife Set, made from a single piece of high-carbon, stain-free steel. The polypropylene handle offers control plus a comfortable, secure grip. Legende features the company’s patented Precision Edge Technology, which incorporates a new computer-controlled method to sharpen the blades. Wüsthof Legende 4-Piece Steak Knife Set FREEBIE ends  February 15, 2016, at midnight EST when one (1) lucky winner will be selected at random to win the Wüsthof Legende 4-Piece Steak Knife Set valued at $169.95. The FREEBIE is open only to legal residents of the 50 United States of America, Washington, D.C. (excluding territories and possessions), who are (18) years of age or older before February 15, [...]

By |2016-02-16T15:51:56-05:00January 6th, 2016|Done Deals, Freebies|38 Comments

Blue Isle Mediterranean Yogurt Spreads

Blue Isle Mediterranean Yogurt Spreads is a healthy alternative for cream cheese, dips, oil, butter, sour cream and crème fraiche. The spreads are made from fresh, rBST-free milk, containing live active and probiotic cultures. Two tablespoons contain between 60 to 70 calories, 4 grams saturated fat (of 6 grams total) and between 15 and 135 milligrams sodium.

By |2017-08-31T13:59:54-05:00December 27th, 2015|Food & Drinks, xyz misc|0 Comments

Farmhouse Culture Krauts and Kimchi

Farmhouse Culture introduced raw Krauts and Kimchi in 5 different variations. They are organic, non-GMO and vegan. Each 1/4 cup serving contains 15 calories, 310 to 340 milligrams sodium and provides almost half of the daily recommended amount of Vitamin K. Raw kraut and kimchi are rich in probiotics, which will help boost your immune system as well as increase the "good bacteria" in your gastrointestinal tract.   - bonnie:  I liked the spicy flavor of these good-for-you fermented organic cabbage krauts and kimchi. My favorite are the spicy wakame ginger kimchi and smoked jalapeno kraut! I suggest giving them a try. BonnieBOTB Follow @BonnieBOTB

By |2017-08-31T13:59:54-05:00December 18th, 2015|Food & Drinks, xyz misc|0 Comments

Crunchies

Crunchies Natural Food Company introduced these freeze-dried fruit snacks in nine different flavors. They contain no added sugar, no artificial flavors or coloring and are non-GMO, vegan and kosher certified. Each 1/4 cup to 1/2 cup serving contains 40 calories, 3 to 8 grams sugar and 1 to 3 grams of fiber. The blueberry and raspberry are a good source of fiber, each with 3 grams per serving. Kristine James, intern at Bite of the Best: I like the crunchy texture of the sweet and healthy freeze-dried fruits, with no added sugar. My favorite is strawberry. Great on cereal or oatmeal or as a snack.

By |2017-08-31T13:59:54-05:00December 12th, 2015|Food & Drinks, xyz misc|0 Comments

Simply7 Kale Chips

Simply7 introduced Kale Chips made from kale and potatoes, available in three flavors: Sea Salt, Dill Pickle and fresh Lemon & Olive Oil. They are non-GMO project verified, Gluten-Free certified, vegan and Kosher. Each 1-ounce serving contains 130 to 140 calories, 0.5 grams saturated fat (of 6 to 7 grams total), 290 to 400 milligrams sodium and 79% of the vitamin K recommended daily.

By |2017-08-31T13:59:54-05:00December 9th, 2015|Food & Drinks, xyz misc|0 Comments

Lundberg Organic Tri-Color Blend Quinoa

Lundberg introduced Organic Tri-Color Blend Quinoa including white, brown, red and black seeds. It makes a great meal on its own, in salads or as a base for a variety recipes. Each 1/4-cup serving contains 170 calories, 2.5 grams total fat, 6 grams protein and 3 grams, a good source, fiber. One serving provides 45 grams of whole grains or about the government recommended daily amount.    

By |2017-08-31T13:59:54-05:00December 5th, 2015|Food & Drinks, xyz misc|0 Comments

Inglehoffer Gourmet Ketchup

Beaverton Foods introduced Inglehoffer Gourmet Ketchup, an all natural ketchup which offers a more savory and less sweet tomato flavor. Use this ketchup on potatoes, meat loaf, fries or hot dogs. One tablespoon contains 15 calories, 250 mg sodium and 4 grams sugar.   Kristine James, intern at Bite of the Best —  Inglehoffer's ketchup is sweetened with sugar, not the high fructose corn syrup and corn syrup in Heinz. It, though, contains more sodium, 250 per tablespoon verses 160 milligrams. I like the slight spicy flavor from the added paprika and red chili peppers.  

By |2017-08-31T13:59:54-05:00November 22nd, 2015|Food & Drinks, xyz misc|1 Comment

Pompeian Smooth Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Pompeian introduced Smooth Extra Virgin Olive Oil with a lighter color and milder on the palate then their Robust EVOO. The differences are from the variety of olives used. Each tablespoon contains 120 calories and 2 grams saturated fat (of 14 grams total).   bonnie: Other olive oil companies also have light versions of their full-flavored EVOO, similar to Pompeian Smooth. Do note, the lighter colored, smoother tasting oil has the same amount of calories and fats as the rich darker one. BonnieBOTB Follow @BonnieBOTB  

By |2017-08-31T13:59:54-05:00November 6th, 2015|Food & Drinks, xyz misc|0 Comments

Topperfino Chocolate Coffee Toppers

Topperfino Chocolate Coffee Toppers add a hint of sweet chocolate to your java. Place one on top of your cup of coffee and watch it melt into a creamy chocolate addition to your morning Joe! One Topper contains 25 calories and 1 gram saturated fat (of 1 to 1.5 grams total).   - bonnie: What a fun idea to top your hot brew with a disc of chocolate. I only wish they hadn't added artificial colors to their Toppers. BonnieBOTB Follow @BonnieBOTB     

By |2017-08-31T13:59:54-05:00November 1st, 2015|Food & Drinks, xyz misc|0 Comments

Back to the Roots Organic Stoneground Flakes

Back to the Roots introduced Organic Stoneground Flakes, a US-made cereal which comes in three flavors. California Whole Wheat, Purple Corn and Cocoa Cluster are made with only three to four ingredients. They are packaged in an easy to open, pour and seal box, using less than 25% of the standard cereal boxes packaging. A cup serving contains from 110 to 160 calories, 4 to 5 grams sugar and 4 to 6 grams protein. California Whole Wheat is an excellent source of fiber.   - bonnie:  With so few ingredients, I recommend these cereals.  Eat as is or combined it with other cereals and add-ins. I mix mine with bran [...]

By |2017-08-31T13:59:55-05:00October 22nd, 2015|Food & Drinks, xyz misc|0 Comments